Key role by Irish president's side
While the Irish presidential election is to choose one person to occupy this office, it is a demanding role that has been shown to be enhanced by the support of someone close to the president.
The magnificent support consistently provided by Martin McAleese and Nicholas Robinson was indispensable to the success of Ireland's last two presidents.
Ireland's presidential election campaign might begin to show more vitality if the public could glean some insight into who could play the role of presidential consort from November onwards.
Glenageary, Co Dublin