FERGUS FINLAY had a mixed day yesterday – while listeners to RTÉ Radio’s Liveline were picking him as their favourite prospective President of Ireland ahead of the October 2011 elections, his car was being broken into.
In the apparent absence of any newsworthy topic worth discussing on yesterday’s programme, Liveline gave users a prospective list of ten presidential candidates and asked users to vote by text to eliminate candidates until there were just two left.
Early eliminated candidates included Bertie Ahern, Mary O’Rourke, and John Bruton. Even David Norris, considered a popular independent choice for Ireland’s highest office, failed to make it past fifth place.
Ultimately, of the final two candidates, Finlay won a head-to-head vote of support against Emily O’Reilly – but evidently didn’t have much reason to celebrate afterward, with his car being broken into while the poll was ongoing.
US PRESIDENT BARACK Obama is due to unveil his clean energy plan with a focus on reducing emissions from the country’s power plants.
He has described it as the “biggest, most important step we’ve ever taken” to fight climate change. While climate change is not always the most headline-grabbing topic this issue will be central to Obama’s legacy as he approaches the end of his second term of presidency.
So we want to know: Do you care about climate change?
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