President Michael D Higgins Plans Second Term
President Michael D Higgins is to seek a second term in office, according to sources in Leinster House.
The Irish Times reports that he'll declare his intentions in July, to prepare for an autumn campaign.
Mr Higgins previously said he would indicate by September whether he intends to run again, with a presidential election due to take place by November.
Other candidates tipped to run for President are Bertie Ahern, Gerry Adams and Miriam O'Callaghan.