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Crisis averted: Dunphy says he has no intention of running for the Áras

At the end of the day, he’s just not interested, Billo…

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OUTSPOKEN SOCCER PUNDIT Eamon Dunphy is the latest public figure to rule himself out of the running for the Irish presidency, the Irish Daily Star reports (print edition).

Dunphy, whose abrasive punditry style has made him one of Irish sport’s most divisive figures, was one of a number of “celebrity” names tentatively linked with an Áras bid in recent days.

But, speaking to Dave Fanning on 2FM yesterday, the 66-year-old laughed off the suggestion, saying that he would rather spend the next seven years in Mountjoy Prison than serve as president.

At least we won’t have to endure countless “he’s a good president, not a great president” quips between now and 2018.

Read more of Catriona Loughran’s story in today’s Irish Daily Star (print edition) >

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