Labour Presidential candidate Michael D Higgins has stated that he will only serve one term in office if he is elected.
He has said he has always operated with what he called ‘extraordinary energy’ particularly in his human rights missions abroad and that he would continue to do so .
He said he had always been on the cusp of change and was opposed to conservatism where it has stopped people acting in their best interests.
Mr Higgins said he was against a return to the values of the Celtic Tiger and the country needed to be inclusive at home and to restore the reputation of Ireland abroad.
Asked who would be his first guests at the Áras, Mr Higgins said that if elected, he would invite the other six candidates and ask them to talk about the best moments of the campaign.