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#aras

# aras - 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 - 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 - Wednesday 1 August, 2018

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?

# aras - Saturday 14 July, 2018

# aras - Tuesday 10 July, 2018

Should Michael D Higgins seek a second term as President? We hit the streets to ask Voxpop This post contains videos

Should Michael D Higgins seek a second term as President? We hit the streets to ask

The announcement was made earlier today after months of speculation.

Confirmed: Michael D Higgins says he WILL seek a second term as president

The President has confirmed he will seek a second term in the Áras, as had been widely expected.

# aras - Monday 1 January, 2018

From The Daily Edge 19 times we were proud to call Michael D our President in 2017 All The President's Dogs

19 times we were proud to call Michael D our President in 2017

It’s been some year.

# aras - Saturday 30 December, 2017

Poll: Would you like to see a Presidential election next year? Your Say This post contains a poll

Poll: Would you like to see a Presidential election next year?

Michael D may run. He might not. Either way, do you want an election?

# aras - Thursday 28 December, 2017

'I'm not playing games - this is about winning the presidency': Craughwell expecting to secure backing for Áras run

The independent senator’s tilt at the presidency isn’t a gesture, he insists.

# aras - Wednesday 27 December, 2017

Explainer: How likely is a Presidential election in 2018?

Explainer: How likely is a Presidential election in 2018?

Michael D isn’t set to make an announcement until September – but other candidates may emerge before then.

# aras - Thursday 14 December, 2017

From The Daily Edge This man’s quest to find out about Michael D’s mysterious dog led to a lovely letter from the Áras Fred The Labrador

This man’s quest to find out about Michael D’s mysterious dog led to a lovely letter from the Áras

He’s “notoriously difficult to photograph as he is always moving”.

# aras - Thursday 11 May, 2017

Prince Charles says it would be a tragedy if British-Irish relations broke down

Roads all around Kilkenny will be closed as Prince Charles visits today.

# aras - Saturday 29 April, 2017

From The Daily Edge Michael D celebrated the winning goal at a Galway United match like a hero last night Pure Joy

# aras - Sunday 28 August, 2016

From The Daily Edge The photos of Michael D welcoming home Ireland's Olympians are glorious Happy Out

# aras - Friday 4 March, 2016

15 things that would happen if House of Cards was set in Ireland

All the drama, none of the power.

From The Daily Edge 15 things that would happen if House of Cards was set in Ireland House Of Cartai

15 things that would happen if House of Cards was set in Ireland

All the drama, none of the power.

# aras - Saturday 4 July, 2015

Poll: Would you vote Miriam O'Callaghan for president? Your Say This post contains a poll

Poll: Would you vote Miriam O'Callaghan for president?

Speculation is mounting again that the RTÉ presenter could make a bid for the Áras.

# aras - Friday 12 June, 2015

Six Áras Attracta staff have been charged with assault

One woman, aged in her 60s, faces a total of five charges.

# aras - Tuesday 9 December, 2014

Shocking Prime Time doc shows elderly, fragile women being hit, kicked and dragged across the floor

TheJournal.ie has been allowed view the documentary on Áras Attracta in advance. HSE and Garda investigations are under way into what the Taoiseach has called “intolerable” claims of abuse at the home.

# aras - Sunday 7 September, 2014

Back in time: It's ten years since Labour decided NOT to run Michael D for the Áras

Come with us on a journey through time and space … to September 2004.

# aras - Friday 11 July, 2014

"Could you all just move to the left slightly?.." Fixed grins and Cabinet divisions at the Áras

"Could you all just move to the left slightly?.." Fixed grins and Cabinet divisions at the Áras

You’d almost think the President had nothing better to do than hang around the house all day waiting for a busload of ministers.

# aras - Wednesday 2 October, 2013

Formal Cowen portrait could cost up to €10,000

Portraits of each Taoiseach, President and Chief Justice are commissioned by the State as a matter of course.

# aras - Wednesday 24 July, 2013

President Higgins to convene Council of State over abortion bill

Áras an Uachtaráin has said that a meeting will be held next Monday where members of the Council and the President will consider the Protection of Life During Pregnancy Bill 2013.

# aras - Friday 21 December, 2012

Tender for redevelopment of President’s website seven months after revamp

A tender note – which misspelled the President’s name – was put on the government’s e-tenders website yesterday as President.ie looks set for a complete overhaul next year.

# aras - Saturday 17 November, 2012

Interview: 'There is a great anger in the country' - President Higgins

In an interview with TheJournal.ie, President Michael D Higgins has spoken of his initiative to help Ireland’s youth shape the country’s future and his first year in office. Listen to the full interview here…

# aras - Thursday 10 November, 2011

Poll: How would you rate Mary McAleese’s presidency? Aras11 This post contains a poll

Poll: How would you rate Mary McAleese’s presidency?

The current President of Ireland’s 14-year tenure is drawing to a close – how do you think she has managed the role over that time?

# aras - Thursday 3 November, 2011

In pictures: Michael D's sneak preview of his new home Aras This post contains images

In pictures: Michael D's sneak preview of his new home

President Mary McAleese gives the President-elect the grand tour…

# aras - Saturday 29 October, 2011

Michael D Higgins thanks family, supporters - and the Irish people

In his acceptance speech, the ninth President of Ireland Michael D Higgins said that he has seen the “righteous anger” that exists around the country and has vowed to be a leader “for all the people”.

# aras - Friday 30 September, 2011

From The Daily Edge Play: Presidential Election Bingo Race For The Áras

Play: Presidential Election Bingo

The presidential race began this week – and already one or two stock phrases seem to have emerged from our pool of seven candidates. Make sure to play TheJournal.ie’s Presidential Election Bingo to make the most out of the upcoming debates.

# aras - Monday 12 September, 2011

Take 5: Monday

5 minutes, 5 stories, 5 o’clock.

# aras - Thursday 1 September, 2011

Micheál Martin hits back at 'blanket blame' of Fianna Fáil

Speaking this morning, Martin said that the party was not getting enough credit for what it did in government.

# aras - Saturday 6 August, 2011

Gaybo for the Áras? Byrne won't rule out presidential run Gaybo This post contains a poll

Gaybo for the Áras? Byrne won't rule out presidential run

Already the former Late Late show presenter has topped one poll but would you vote for him?

The 9 at 9: Saturday

Everything you need to know by 9am including bad news for the US; Gaybo for the Áras; a hero security guard; and the end of Facebook spam?

# aras - Tuesday 2 August, 2011

Political reaction to Norris's withdrawal

A number of fellow politicians have welcomed David Norris’ decision, while the Israeli Embassy has said that it was not involved in the publication of the controversial letter written by the Senator.

# aras - Thursday 28 July, 2011

Take 5: Thursday

5 minutes, 5 stories, 5 o’clock.

# aras - Wednesday 20 July, 2011

Column: David Norris on why an independent CAN and SHOULD run for the Áras

Senator David Norris writes for TheJournal.ie on the value of political independence in the presidential race.

# aras - Sunday 17 July, 2011

The Daily Fix: Sunday

In your Sunday Fix: A certain ginger-haired former media executive is arrested; the cost of smoking to Ireland’s economy; Come on Clarkey! and Hackgate: The Movie.

# aras - Monday 27 June, 2011

Gallagher gathers Áras support from councils as Roscommon comes on board

Sean Gallagher believes he has the backing of Roscommon, Clare and Donegal councils ahead of the autumn presidential election is secure.

# aras - Sunday 26 June, 2011

From The Daily Edge Mickey Harte for the Áras? Race For The Áras This post contains a poll

Mickey Harte for the Áras?

Meanwhile, columnist Amanda Brunker claims she has been approached about running for president by a member of the government.

# aras - Wednesday 25 May, 2011

Take 5: Wednesday

5 minutes, 5 stories, 5 o’clock.

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