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Scallon joins a crowded field of candidates to become Ireland’s ceremonial head of state in the Oct. 27 election.

Others in the race include former government arts minister Michael D. Higgins and former IRA commander Martin McGuinness.

The 60-year-old Scallon is known universally in Ireland by her stage name, Dana, following her 1970 Eurovision win for the ballad "All Kinds of Everything."

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