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#aras 18

# aras-18 - Yesterday’s News

Debate Update - It's moving to Thursday, Sean Gallagher is in (sort of), but things are less clear for Michael D

The incumbent has officially announced his candidacy this afternoon.

Gemma O'Doherty fails to secure enough council nominations to contest presidential election

The journalist secured her first county council nomination earlier today.

Larry Donnelly: Michael D Higgins seems virtually unbeatable - so how will the other candidates try to win?

What strategies and tactics can we expect from the candidates for the presidential race, asks Larry Donnelly.

# aras-18 - Wednesday 19 September, 2018

Independent TDs and senators fail to agree on presidential candidate

The group had a “robust debate” this evening.

# aras-18 - Tuesday 18 September, 2018

No mudslinging at the Ploughing - but Sean Gallagher was waiting in the wings for Michael D

The 2018 candidates availed of every opportunity to press the flesh today.

Peter Casey is on the presidential election ballot paper as he receives 4th council nomination

The businessman received the nod from Limerick City and County Council today.

Do I need a brolly? How many Áras hopefuls will I meet? ... Everything you need to know about the Ploughing

(Quick version: Yes, you will need a brolly – possibly a big one).

# aras-18 - Monday 17 September, 2018

Race for the Áras: Businessman Peter Casey secures backing of two councils

He needs the backing of two more in order to get on the ballot paper.

# aras-18 - Sunday 16 September, 2018

Liadh Ní Riada promises to bring 'enthusiasm, energy and commitment' if elected president

The announcement was made after the party’s ard chomhairle met in Dublin today.

Sinn Féin to announce its presidential candidate today - but this campaign is more of 'test run'

MEP Liadh N Riada has been widely tipped to be the party’s candidate.

New poll suggests President Higgins is on course for a landslide re-election

The rivals for the office have a lot of ground to make up.

# aras-18 - Friday 14 September, 2018

Gavin Duffy 'ready to contest' presidential election after becoming fourth official candidate Aras 18 This post contains videos

Gavin Duffy 'ready to contest' presidential election after becoming fourth official candidate

The businessman has secured the backing of Waterford Council.

# aras-18 - Monday 3 September, 2018

'On that evening I let myself down' - Sean Gallagher addresses 'Tweetgate' on first campaign stop

The businessman spoke at length about the 2011 controversy in Leitrim today.

# aras-18 - Wednesday 1 August, 2018

Presidential hopeful Kevin Sharkey wants to know why he was 'excluded' from Waterford meeting

The Donegal artist says he almost made the journey south anyway.

The race for the Áras kicks off with a three-hour meeting in Waterford

How do you campaign for a campaign that hasn’t started?