The former television presenter has confirmed that he wants to be the first black President of Ireland.
Artist Kevin Sharkey confirmed on Monday that he plans to run for the presidency and be the first black Uactarán na hÉireann.
The Dublin-born, Donegal-raised man says the office of president should do more for homelessness than it currently does, and he believes he’s the right man for the job.
Sharkey announced that he doesn’t believe in running for the Dáil to try and sort out the housing crisis, and is instead aiming for head of state.
The former broadcaster also believes we need to take more control of our borders and immigration, claiming that Ireland is a victim of “experimental politics.”
“I’ve watched as we’ve increasingly become a snooker ball on the table of European experimental politics. I feel that at the core of it, Irish people have been moved further and further down the line in terms of preference, whether it be for housing or hospital beds,” he said.
“I think this experiment that’s going on in Europe is a real danger to our nationality and our customs.”
Sharkey, who played Father Shaft in Father Ted and had won 37 medals for Irish dancing by the age of 12, says Ireland is at risk because our compassion makes us vulnerable.