Pupils Have Their Say On New Taoiseach

Fourth Class pupils got the experience of polling day on Tuesday as the countdown to Election 2020 nears an end.

Pupils were asked to select who they would like to be the new Taoiseach with a number 1 vote and were also asked to continue their preferences along the ballot paper. This was to help explain the Proportional Representation system and a candidate being required to reach a quota.

As it worked out, it wasn’t until the SIXTH count that it was determined that Micheál Martin was their selection, beating current Taoiseach Leo Varadkar into second place.

We will see what the real election has in store next weekend!