We’ve had civil servants, politicians and senior state officials having a go at running for the presidency but never an ordinary Irish citizen. Meet John Groarke from Tulsk in Co Roscommon who lives in a small two bedroom country house and ran into hard times recently with essential renovations. His campaign platform will focus on the homeless and others who are poorly treated in the Health Service. John hopes to be the first ordinary rural citizen to hold the office. Any updates on a GoFund me will be updated here.