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#aras 2011

# aras-2011 - Saturday 27 October, 2012

One year after #Aras11, where are the failed presidential candidates now?

One wrote a book, one went on tour, one went back up the North and one went to Strasbourg. Here’s what Seán, Martin, Gay, David, Dana and Mary did next.

# aras-2011 - Thursday 8 March, 2012

Column: BAI report does not close file on That Tweet

Seán Gallagher’s Áras bid may have been derailed with or without the tweet from fake McGuinness account. But the point is we need to know who was behind it, says Derek Mooney who knows all about losing a job amid a Twitter controversy…

# aras-2011 - Wednesday 22 February, 2012

David Norris says tabloid editor told him stories about him were "payback"

Independent senator and former Presidential candidate scathing of media standards during discussion in Seanad.

# aras-2011 - Saturday 24 December, 2011

The most telling Irish political pictures of 2011 Review 2011 This post contains images

The most telling Irish political pictures of 2011

A general election, the implosion of two parties, EU drama and a Presidential campaign – can you picture all that in one year? We tried…

# aras-2011 - Tuesday 1 November, 2011

Mitchell unlikely to attend Fine Gael's post-election meeting

The party’s failed presidential candidate has returned to Brussels as Fine Gael looks set to examine where it went wrong in the Race for the Áras.

# aras-2011 - Sunday 30 October, 2011

What's in store for the presidential losers?

Along with a new house, Michael D Higgins has won financial security for life. But what are the prospects for the other six candidates?

# aras-2011 - Saturday 29 October, 2011

Poet, politician and the ninth President of Ireland: Michael D Higgins Aras11 This post contains videos

Poet, politician and the ninth President of Ireland: Michael D Higgins

Labour’s #Áras11 candidate is the President Elect and will be sworn into office in the middle of next month. Here’s a bit of background on the man who will be president…

Liveblog: Michael D Higgins elected President - as it happened

With the support of over a million voters, Michael D Higgins was named Ireland’s ninth president in Dublin Castle. Here’s how a historical day’s events unfolded.

Liveblog: The 2011 Presidential election count, Day 2: 9am-3:15pm

Michael D Higgins creeps towards the quota as the Fourth Count results begin to come in. Keep up with all the results, news and analysis on our continuing liveblog

# aras-2011 - Friday 28 October, 2011

Liveblog: The 2011 presidential election count, 9am – 6:45pm

Tallies indicate that Michael D Higgins will be elected the ninth president of Ireland – as Seán Gallagher concedes defeat. Catch up with all the latest results and analysis

Poll: Does the presidential election matter? Your Say This post contains a poll

Poll: Does the presidential election matter?

The presidential election has been dominating our media for weeks – but how much does it really matter? Have your say in our poll…

The count begins: What happens today...

Counting kicks off at 43 constituency centres around the state at 9am this morning, but the first count may not be officially announced until around 7pm this evening.

# aras-2011 - Thursday 27 October, 2011

In pictures: candidates and electorate cast their vote Race For The Áras This post contains images

In pictures: candidates and electorate cast their vote

The candidates, their families and plenty of others across the country are voting today.

Reality-TV star V ex-IRA warlord: the international view on #Aras11

Here’s what the world’s media is saying about the pop star, poet, reality-TV star, ex-IRA chief and gay-rights crusader vying to be the next President of Ireland.

Polls open across the country for Áras and referendums

Over 3million people are registered to vote today, and polling stations will be open from 7am to 10pm.

# aras-2011 - Wednesday 26 October, 2011

Poll: Who was the best Áras debate host? Your Say This post contains a poll

Poll: Who was the best Áras debate host?

Now that we’ve sat through all the debates we could, we’re asking for your thoughts on who handled their event best.

How to make your vote(s) count at the polls

What you need to know about voting in the presidential election and the two referendums.

From The Daily Edge Why do we need a President? Oh, here's why... Race For The Áras This post contains videos

Why do we need a President? Oh, here's why...

…according to this charming animation/illustration by student Grace Margetson. NOTE: There’s a plug for Mary Davis in it.

McGuinness correct on “substantive” amount of cheque issue, says Mary Lou McDonald

Questions have arisen over the timing of the €5,000 donation given by a Fianna Fáil supporter to Gallagher three years ago.

Poll: Who do you want to be the next President of Ireland? Your Say This post contains a poll

Poll: Who do you want to be the next President of Ireland?

For the very last time, we want to know who you intend to vote for this Thursday.

# aras-2011 - Tuesday 25 October, 2011

Gallagher ‘doesn’t remember’ visiting Morgan to deliver photograph

Sean Gallagher says he does not recall his meeting with Hugh Morgan – as the fuel magnate says Gallagher personally accepted the cheque.

In full: Hugh Morgan’s statement on his dealings with Seán Gallagher Race For The Áras This post contains a poll

In full: Hugh Morgan’s statement on his dealings with Seán Gallagher

The following is the full text of a statement issued by solicitors this evening on behalf of Hugh Morgan.

Seán Gallagher accuses Martin McGuinness of “political assassination”

Sinn Féin’s Mary Lou McDonald responds by saying Gallagher is “cut from the same cloth” as Fianna Fáil.

Poll: Who came out on top in last night's final presidential debate? Your Say This post contains a poll

Poll: Who came out on top in last night's final presidential debate?

The seven men and women who want to be president clashed for the final time last night, but who came out on top?

Video: Gallagher's odds of winning lengthen following Frontline controversy Race For The Áras This post contains videos

Video: Gallagher's odds of winning lengthen following Frontline controversy

The candidate’s campaign team declined to comment about the controversial confrontation involving Martin McGuinness and a €5k cheque for Fianna Fáil.

# aras-2011 - Monday 24 October, 2011

David Norris admits presidential bid has left him 'in the red'

The independent presidential candidate says he is “out of money” as his bid for the Áras enters its final few days.

From The Daily Edge Seán and Trish Gallagher wedding video a "private matter" Race For The Áras This post contains videos

Seán and Trish Gallagher wedding video a "private matter"

The Presidential candidate’s happy day is being passed around social media today – and a section of his wedding photo album is too.

Presidential candidates split on referendums voting

While some candidates have revealed their voting intentions, others have declined to comment.

No evidence of criminal damage in Dana's tyre blowout

Meanwhile, Dana’s husband Damien says that the independent candidate is “very optimistic” about her chances in Thursday’s ballot.

Donegal islands take to the polls as campaigns enter final days

Voting on Irish islands typically starts a few days before the rest of the state to allow adequate time for transporting and counting the votes.

Gallagher retains major lead in Irish Times Áras opinion poll

With three days to go until polling, Seán Gallagher holds a 15 per cent lead over the field – the largest his lead has been in any poll.

#Aras11 diary: Where the candidates will be today

With just days to go until polling, time is running out if you want to meet the presidential candidates. Here’s where they are today.

# aras-2011 - Sunday 23 October, 2011

Norris says his entry averted uncontested Áras election

David Norris says his early declaration in the Presidential race stopped political parties from putting forward an agreed candidate.

#Aras11 diary: Where the candidates will be today

With just days to go until polling, this is one of your last chances to meet the presidential candidates. Here’s where they will be today.

# aras-2011 - Saturday 22 October, 2011

#Aras11 diary: Where the candidates will be today

With just days to go until polling, this is one of your last chances to meet the presidential candidates. Here’s where they will be today.

# aras-2011 - Friday 21 October, 2011

Norris insists: There is nothing new in Burke tapes

The presidential candidate also questioned the timing behind tapes of a controversial interview in which he expressed views on paedophilia.

From The Daily Edge Column: Cardinal Rules - Making sense of this crazy world Humour

Column: Cardinal Rules - Making sense of this crazy world

This week, the (not) Primate of All Ireland copes with the break-up of the wholesome group Boyslife – and the reunion of the Stone Roses.

The Daily Fix: Friday

In tonight’s Fix: TheJournal.ie meets the presidential candidates; the latest from Libya; and why you should be VERY careful while shopping for wine.

#Áras11 Quickfire Video Quiz: David Norris Race For The Áras This post contains videos

#Áras11 Quickfire Video Quiz: David Norris

TheJournal.ie put a series of quickfire questions to the Presidential candidates. Here is how they did – on camera.

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