We have elected a poet and orator as our ninth president. Go maire sé an céad!

Among all the acres of newsprint that will be covered today with profiles of him, I offer you this insight into the human heart of Uachtarán na hEireann. I hope the link works. It’s Michael D. reading The Betrayal, a poem he wrote for his father .


Listen out for all the resonances to the recent presidential campaign: old age, perks of the presidency, American citizenship, eyesight problems, family….