O’Callaghan rules herself out of presidential running

Miriam O'Callaghan

RTÉ presenter Miriam O'Callaghan has ruled out the prospect of running for President next year.

Weekend reports suggested the 'Prime Time' anchor was a contender to replace Mary McAleese when her term ends in 2011.

But in a statement released this lunchtime, Ms O'Callaghan said while she was “delighted and honoured” that some people are considering her as a potential candidate, she will not be standing for the position, independent or otherwise, in the upcoming election.

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