Video: St Aloysius' mock Presidential election

Video: St Aloysius' mock Presidential election
Leaving certificate pupils (front) Jannel Garcia, Aine de Burca, and Sinead Meaney with (rear) 2nd year CSP teacher Eileen Martin, Ailish O'Donovan, Amy Cotter and Peggy MacHale cast their votes. Pic; Larry Cummins.

Approximately 780 pupils voted at St Aloysius College Carrigtwohill in a mock Presidential Election to raise awareness of the importance of voting and our democracy. 

All six candidates in the Irish Presidential Election were on the ballot paper.

The mock Presidential election and a student council ballot were run together, by second-year pupils at the school.

Second year pupils Kate Lochaden, Caoimhe Collins and Tuiren Barry with a 'ballot paper'.Pic; Larry Cummins.
Second year pupils Kate Lochaden, Caoimhe Collins and Tuiren Barry with a 'ballot paper'.Pic; Larry Cummins.

Result of St Aloysius College Presidential Election

Total Poll 677 votes 

Quota 339 votes 

Michael D wins with 76% of the vote.

Michael D Higgins 514 

Joan Freeman 66 

Leah Ni Riada 33 

Sean Gallagher 28 

Peter Casey 19 

Gavin Duffy 17

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