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#Presidential Election

# presidential-election - Today’s News

Poll: Are live debates influencing how you'll vote in the presidential election? Your Say This post contains a poll

Poll: Are live debates influencing how you'll vote in the presidential election?

Last night, four of the six presidential candidates took part in the first TV debate of the campaign.

# presidential-election - Saturday 13 October, 2018

Most Irish people want election campaign posters banned

In a survey of 1,000 adults, 77% responded that they wanted a ban on presidential posters.

# presidential-election - Tuesday 9 October, 2018

# presidential-election - Friday 5 October, 2018

Peter Casey calls Michael D 'uninspiring' as he officially launches his presidential campaign

The former Dragons’ Den star was speaking at the official launch of his presidential campaign today.

# presidential-election - Sunday 30 September, 2018

Millenials for Michael D: Why young people are backing a Higgins presidency

We talked to students who support his bid for the presidency about why they intend on voting for him.

# presidential-election - Friday 28 September, 2018

Seán Gallagher promises to stay in Irish embassies rather than hotels if elected president

President Michael D Higgins faced questions at this campaign launch about reports he stayed in a hotel which cost €3,000 per night.

# presidential-election - Thursday 27 September, 2018

Peter Casey withdraws remark calling Áras security breach 'a bit of a coincidence'

The former Dragon’s Den star faced questioning over the comments on the first day of campaigning.

# presidential-election - Wednesday 26 September, 2018

The manner in which Gemma O'Doherty's candidacy was railroaded reinforces her main arguments

Political power in Ireland is held entirely in the hands of a small elite, who govern largely in their own interest. The rest of us are on the outside looking in, writes Caoimhín De Barra.

# presidential-election - Monday 24 September, 2018

Last remaining councils to meet to nominate their presidential candidate

Other than Michael D Higgins, there are five people on the ballot paper so far.

# presidential-election - Sunday 23 September, 2018

Poll: Should citizens in the North be allowed vote in Irish presidential elections? Aras 2018 This post contains a poll

Poll: Should citizens in the North be allowed vote in Irish presidential elections?

The next presidential election will be in 2025.

# presidential-election - Friday 21 September, 2018

Presidential hopeful Sarah Louise Mulligan escorted from Dublin council meeting

South Dublin County Council voted not to nominate anyone for the presidency.

# presidential-election - Thursday 20 September, 2018

Spending by the Office of the President to be scrutinised next week

The Secretary General of the Department of An Taoiseach has warned the committee it could be in breach of the Constitution.

# presidential-election - Wednesday 19 September, 2018

Independent TDs and senators fail to agree on presidential candidate

The group had a “robust debate” this evening.

# presidential-election - 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.

# presidential-election - Monday 10 September, 2018

Jimmy Guerin's message to Gemma O'Doherty: 'Allow my sister rest in peace'

Veronica Guerin’s brother addressed claims by the Áras hopeful at Fingal council today.

Sean Gallagher joins Michael D Higgins on ballot sheet for presidency

The presidential election will be held on 26 October.

Number of councils to vote on who they endorse for the presidential election

Presidential hopefuls must secure the support of four local authorities, or 20 TDs and senators to stand in the election.

# presidential-election - Tuesday 4 September, 2018

'We need to utilise the expertise of over-65s': First details emerge of Joan Freeman's presidential bid

Despite being tipped for a run for the Áras for months, Freeman’s campaign has been muted until now.

# presidential-election - Monday 3 September, 2018

Gavin Duffy secures presidential nomination from Meath County Council

Those hoping to be candidates need the support of four local authorities or 20 members of the Oireachtas.

# presidential-election - Saturday 1 September, 2018

Brother of Veronica Guerin: Gemma O'Doherty's comments on her murder were 'disgusting'

Speaking to TheJournal.ie, O’Doherty said she believed the State was involved in the killing.

# presidential-election - Tuesday 28 August, 2018

Seán Gallagher to make his presidential intentions known tomorrow

The businessman ran for office of president in 2011.

Presidential election to be held on Friday 26 October

Housing Minister Eoghan Murphy confirmed the news this morning.

# presidential-election - Tuesday 21 August, 2018

Michael Fitzmaurice urges fellow independent TDs to join together to nominate a presidential candidate

The independent TD told Morning Ireland it was the duty of independents to support someone who wants to contest the election.

Race for the Áras: Get to know your presidential hopefuls

A rundown of who has thrown their hat in the ring so far.

# presidential-election - Sunday 19 August, 2018

Journalist Gemma O'Doherty announces intention to run for presidency

O’Doherty made the announcement on social media this evening.

# 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?

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