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Miriam O'Callaghan rules herself out of presidential bid

Speculation had been rife that O’Callaghan was to run.

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RTÉ BROADCASTER MIRIAM O’Callaghan has ruled herself out of running for president in the next election.

The journalist, who had been tipped to run for the Áras, this evening released a statement putting rumours of her potential bid to bed.

She tweeted: “Out of respect to them, and to our serving President, I have always declined to engage in those discussions. However, given the recent resurgence of speculation, I want to state that I will not be a candidate in an upcoming Presidential election.

“I would also like to make clear that I have always been, and will always remain, independent of any political party. I’m looking forward to spending the summer working on a landmark documentary about the 50th anniversary of the civil rights marches in the North and the Troubles, a place and a story that I’ve covered in-depth throughout my career.”

Speculation had been rife that O’Callaghan was to run.

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