Peter Casey has said that he will only serve five out of seven years if he is elected
We're not sure that's up to him.
On last night's debate, Presidential candidate Peter Casey confirmed that he was not a tax resident in Ireland as he pays tax in the United States.
He also added that he would be handing back his Green Card soon and would publish his expenses for his campaign on Wednesday.
The day before that he posted a video on Twitter claiming that Michael D. Higgins had spent an incredible amount of money on the grooming of his dogs, while also criticising him for not having Irish pets.
You might think this would be as bizarre as the Peter Casey news stories would get this week, but alas, here we are.
He took to Twitter on Wednesday to announce that if he is elected he will only serve five years out of the standard seven-year term.
He claimed that he would do so that the next Presidential election would coincide with the local elections, thus "cutting the cost for the people of Ireland."
As President of Ireland, I will shorten my term to 5 years so that the next Presidential election coincides with the local elections and cuts the cost for the people of Ireland #Aras18 #PeterForPresident @IrelandAMVMT
— Peter Casey (@CaseyPeterJ) October 24, 2018
This would probably require a referendum however, so we're not sure whether it would end up saving money afterall.
But we've taken inspiration from Mr. Casey and have decided that we will only work three days next week, instead of the standard five.