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#Race for the Áras

# race-for-the-aras - Yesterday’s News

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.

Sinn Féin's presidential hopeful didn't 'flip flop' on HPV vaccine but admits 'naivety' in interview

Liadh Ní Riada’s latest comments come ahead of a HSE update on vaccine uptake rates due today.

# race-for-the-aras - 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.

# race-for-the-aras - Tuesday 28 August, 2018

# race-for-the-aras - 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.

# race-for-the-aras - Friday 27 July, 2018

Sinn Féin to announce presidential candidate in September - here are the qualities its looking for

Willing to strike up a conversation about Irish unity? Sinn Féin want to hear from you.

# race-for-the-aras - Tuesday 24 July, 2018

The next President of Ireland - ranked from most to least likely Race For The Áras This post contains videos

The next President of Ireland - ranked from most to least likely

Michael D Higgins is the man to beat.

# race-for-the-aras - Saturday 7 April, 2018

Poll: Who would make the better President of Ireland? Your Say This post contains a poll

Poll: Who would make the better President of Ireland?

If Michael D doesn’t run, who would you fancy?

# race-for-the-aras - Thursday 18 January, 2018

Presidential hopeful defends advising local councillors about how to 'maximise' mileage expenses

Senator Gerard Craughwell said an email he sent to local politicians was in the public interest.

# race-for-the-aras - Wednesday 17 January, 2018

Could this be our next president?

Seán Kelly MEP thinks he may have a “great opportunity” to connect with people.

# race-for-the-aras - Saturday 6 January, 2018

It's getting more and more likely that we'll have a presidential election this year* The Aras This post contains videos

It's getting more and more likely that we'll have a presidential election this year*

*That’s according to one politician who’s been tipped to run.

# race-for-the-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.

# race-for-the-aras - 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.

# race-for-the-aras - Thursday 23 August, 2012

David Norris to publish autobiography in October

The senator and former presidential candidate is expected to cover his long career in politics and his controversial bid for the Áras.

# race-for-the-aras - 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…

# race-for-the-aras - Friday 24 February, 2012

BAI backs Miriam O’Callaghan in presidential debate row

Martin McGuinness had accused the presenter of treating him unfairly during the Prime Time candidates’ debate.

# race-for-the-aras - 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.

# race-for-the-aras - Tuesday 14 February, 2012

The Daily Fix: Tuesday Daily Fix This post contains videos

The Daily Fix: Tuesday

Your evening round-up of the day’s news…

Guess which #Áras11 candidate spent the most on their campaign?

Hint: It wasn’t the winner…

# race-for-the-aras - Sunday 1 January, 2012

All we want for 2012 (and what we won’t miss from 2011)

TheJournal.ie’s writers have each picked one thing that they are glad to see the back of – and one thing they are looking forward to this year.

# race-for-the-aras - Thursday 29 December, 2011

Top 10 TheJournal.ie stories that got you talking in 2011 Review 2011 This post contains images

Top 10 TheJournal.ie stories that got you talking in 2011

Alternative medicine, the Gaza flotilla and same-sex marriages – these are the stories that sparked the most debate in 2011.

# race-for-the-aras - Monday 26 December, 2011

New words: the official* glossary of 2011

*Not really. But these are the words that we never used (or understood the meaning of) before 2011.

# race-for-the-aras - Friday 2 December, 2011

Teenage president? TDs to debate changes to Áras rules

Proposed changes would reduce the minimum age to 18, and allow candidates to secure nomination with 10,000 signatures.

# race-for-the-aras - Monday 28 November, 2011

Gallagher complains to BAI over 'game-changing' tweet

Gallagher’s performance on The Frontline debate was seen as a game-changing moment in the Race for the Áras but he is not happy about his treatment by RTÉ.

Household charge legislation to be pushed through ahead of Budget

The final legal measures to cut judges’ pay will also be voted on by the Dáil this week.

# race-for-the-aras - Monday 14 November, 2011

From The Daily Edge Presidential candidate Gay Mitchell is for the birds... Birdhouse

Presidential candidate Gay Mitchell is for the birds...

Enterprising designer finds new use for old election posters – he builds a little birdhouse with them…

Gallagher campaign to complain to BAI over hoax tweet on RTÉ debate

Gallagher’s performance on The Frontline debate was seen as a game-changing moment in the Race for the Áras.

# race-for-the-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?

# race-for-the-aras - Wednesday 9 November, 2011

WATCH: Remember these seven from #Áras11? Naked Election This post contains videos

WATCH: Remember these seven from #Áras11?

Promo from RTÉ’s Naked Presidential Election, to be broadcast tonight, shows “how it was won and lost”…

# race-for-the-aras - Tuesday 8 November, 2011

UK deputy prime minister to visit Michael D in the Áras

Nick Clegg will be among the first international dignitaries to visit Michael D Higgins when he takes office.

# race-for-the-aras - Wednesday 2 November, 2011

From The42 Galway United play their relegation wild card... Michael D. Higgins Local Hero

Galway United play their relegation wild card... Michael D. Higgins

The President-elect and his wife will be among the crowd for the Airtricity League promotion/relegation play-off second leg on Friday.

# race-for-the-aras - 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.

# race-for-the-aras - Sunday 30 October, 2011

Higgins welcomed by 5,000 supporters in Galway

The President-elect has been greeted by thousands of supporters in his native Galway today.

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?

# race-for-the-aras - Saturday 29 October, 2011

Where were Mary Davis and Gay Mitchell today?

Fine Gael candidate Gay Mitchell and Independent candidate Mary Davis were not present for Michael D Higgins’s victory speech at Dublin Castle today – so where were they?

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.

Higher or lower: how does Michael D’s new salary compare to other heads of state? Pay Day This post contains a poll This post contains images

Higher or lower: how does Michael D’s new salary compare to other heads of state?

The new President of Ireland will be paid the reduced capped wage of just under €250,000 per annum – but for the size of our country, is that a good deal?

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