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#Presidential Election

# presidential-election - Saturday 28 July, 2018

What happens next in the presidential election race?

We’re a touch clearer now but we still don’t know who’s going to be on the ballot.

# presidential-election - Tuesday 24 July, 2018

Race for the Áras: Joan Freeman asks councils to convene special meetings

The current situation makes it very difficult for prospective candidates to organise campaigns, Freeman said.

'I’m out'- Noel Whelan will not contest the presidential election.

Speaking on RTÉ Radio One this morning Whelan announced that he was out of the race.

# presidential-election - Monday 23 July, 2018

Gerard Craughwell says he's not running for the presidency because he can't afford it

The senator had previously been vocal about his desire to run against Michael D Higgins.

# presidential-election - Wednesday 18 July, 2018

Founder of Pieta House writes to councils seeking support for presidential run

Joan Freeman said it is her lifelong ambition to “deliver a better quality of life”.

# presidential-election - Saturday 14 July, 2018

# presidential-election - Tuesday 10 July, 2018

Michael D makes first pitch to Irish public for second term as president

Higgins has credited his decision to run to the recent conversations he has had with people across all sections of Irish society.

# presidential-election - Friday 6 July, 2018

'Nobody has approached me': Frances Black says she has no intention of running for president

Sinn Féin is due to hold meetings with a number of independents about the presidential election.

# presidential-election - Tuesday 3 July, 2018

Mary Lou McDonald drops strong hint that SF will contest presidential race

The Sinn Féin leader said she has a number of names in mind for the role.

# presidential-election - Monday 2 July, 2018

'We need real change': Anti-establishment leftist sweeps to victory in Mexico presidential election

The 64-year-old Andres Manuel Lopez Obrador tapped into the public’s desire for real change, supporters said.

# presidential-election - Wednesday 27 June, 2018

Poll: Do you want to see a Presidential election this year? Your Say This post contains a poll

Poll: Do you want to see a Presidential election this year?

Michael D Higgins hasn’t clarified his intentions yet.

# presidential-election - Tuesday 26 June, 2018

Fianna Fáil to support Michael D Higgins if he chooses to run for second term in office

A presidential election is due to be held in October.

# presidential-election - Monday 18 June, 2018

'Time to build real change': Conservative Ivan Duque wins Colombia presidency

Duque has already pledged “corrections” to the 2016 peace deal with FARC rebels.

# presidential-election - Thursday 19 April, 2018

Barnardos chief Fergus Finlay 'very interested' in seeking presidency if Michael D does not

An election is expected to be held in October, however other candidates have been put forward to date.

# presidential-election - Sunday 11 February, 2018

Poll: Should we have a presidential election this year? Seven More Years This post contains a poll

Poll: Should we have a presidential election this year?

Or should Michael D Higgins go unopposed into a second term?

# presidential-election - Thursday 11 January, 2018

Column: 'There should be a presidential election and Michael D shouldn't run'

We live in an extraordinary moment for democratic government, where confidence in the honesty of political leaders is seemingly at an all time low, writes Caoimhín De Barra.

# presidential-election - Friday 5 January, 2018

Presidential hopeful calls on largest parties to say if they will run candidates for Áras

Gerard Craughwell says other challengers need time to organise their campaigns.

# presidential-election - Friday 29 December, 2017

Poll: Should citizens living abroad be allowed to vote in Ireland's presidential elections? Your Say This post contains a poll

Poll: Should citizens living abroad be allowed to vote in Ireland's presidential elections?

In 2019, another three referendums will take place.

Taoiseach fails to rule out Frances Fitzgerald as a presidential candidate

Taoiseach Leo Varadkar says he wants Fitzgerald to return to high office soon.

# presidential-election - Saturday 6 May, 2017

'France decides': Everything you need to know about this weekend's presidential election

Macron or Le Pen? The French people will decide what path their future will take tomorrow.

# presidential-election - Tuesday 2 May, 2017

Marine Le Pen plagiarised one of her rivals in a campaign speech last night

Le Pen’s supporters brushed off claims she copied parts of a speech given two weeks ago by Francois Fillon verbatim.

# presidential-election - Wednesday 15 March, 2017

French presidential candidate charged in fake jobs scandal

Francois Fillon faces serious legal trouble just 6 weeks from the election.

# presidential-election - Monday 13 March, 2017

Online voting could be introduced as part of Irish diaspora vote

Enda Kenny announced yesterday that a referendum will be held to let Irish people living abroad vote in presidential elections.

# presidential-election - Tuesday 6 December, 2016

French PM quits role, plans to battle Le Pen for presidency

The socialist candidate will look to battle Marine Le Pen’s National Front in next year’s election

# presidential-election - Monday 21 November, 2016

Nicolas Sarkozy knocked out of French presidential race

In a major upset, Francois Fillon, a pro-business conservative, took more than 44% of the vote in the first round of the rightwing primary.

# presidential-election - Sunday 30 October, 2016

Clinton says FBI actions 'deeply troubling' as Trump steps up his attacks

Clinton pressed FBI Director James Comey to put out the “full and complete facts” about the review into a cache of recently discovered emails.

# presidential-election - Friday 28 October, 2016

Latest Clinton email investigation linked to disgraced sexting Democrat Anthony Weiner

In July, the FBI said the presidential hopeful would not face charges.

# presidential-election - Saturday 22 October, 2016

Trump gains ground on Clinton despite allegations of unwanted advances

The latest poll also reveals 63% of Americans believe Trump has committed sexual assault in the past.

# presidential-election - Wednesday 12 October, 2016

Obama is the latest to publicly criticise Trump over sexist comments

The current president of the US said the businessman is not fit to work in a local corner shop.

# presidential-election - Monday 10 October, 2016

Trump lives to fight another day but he needs an awful lot of luck to become the next POTUS

Neither candidate is the person to lead America out of crisis, writes Larry Donnelly.

# presidential-election - Sunday 9 October, 2016

An Irish view of a Swing State: 'There is no evidence of support for Trump on campus'

The University of Pennsylvania is Trump’s alma mater but the candidate isn’t doing well on campus, reports Irish woman Rosemary Hennigan in the US.

# presidential-election - Saturday 27 August, 2016

Trump campaign chief denies anti-Semitic remarks about daughters' school

The revelation comes a day after reports emerged that domestic charges were filed against him 20 years ago.

# presidential-election - Wednesday 17 August, 2016

Trump hires head of a right-wing website in latest campaign reshuffle

Paul Manafort, the Trump campaign chairman, has come under scrutiny for his links to the pro-Russia former president of Ukraine.

# presidential-election - Tuesday 19 July, 2016

'Lying is second nature to him': Trump's ghostwriter regrets penning Art of the Deal

Ghostwriter Schwartz says, “I genuinely believe that if Trump wins and gets the nuclear codes… it will lead to the end of civilisation.”

# presidential-election - Tuesday 12 July, 2016

A referendum to give Irish abroad a vote in presidential elections is planned for next year Wherever Green In Worn This post contains a poll

A referendum to give Irish abroad a vote in presidential elections is planned for next year

The diaspora minister made the referendum announcement this week.

# presidential-election - Sunday 26 June, 2016

Hillary Clinton pulls into lead in race for the White House

A difficult month for Trump has seen his support dip.

# presidential-election - Saturday 30 April, 2016

Protesters attempt to storm hotel during Trump speech

“That was not the easiest entrance I’ve ever made,” he told the party members at the convention. “It felt like I was crossing the border.”

# presidential-election - Thursday 17 March, 2016

Donald Trump poses a real risk to the entire world

Research from The Economist has said if he becomes president, there is a risk of trade war and further threats from jihadi groups.

# presidential-election - Sunday 21 February, 2016

Trump wins big in South Carolina Republican primary as Jeb Bush drops out of race

Hillary Clinton also pulled out a crucial win over Bernie Sanders in Nevada.

# presidential-election - Tuesday 2 February, 2016

Clinton narrowly edges out Sanders to win Iowa Democratic caucuses

The race has been called the closest in Democratic caucus history.

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