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# Áras 11

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# Áras 11
All along the Frontline - The controversial and acrimonious race for the Áras in 2011
Gallagher’s monumental lead was undone, but by then the campaign had already become a bizarre one.
# Áras 11
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.
# Daily Fix
The Daily Fix: Wednesday
All the day’s main news as well as the bits and pieces that you may have missed…
# Review 2011
#ge11, #Egypt, #tigerblood: the year in Twitter hashtags
From our own #aras11 to the devastation of the #Japan earthquake and tsunami, here’s how some of 2011′s most defining events were captured on Twitter…
# Sean Gallagher
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.
# Race for the Áras
Dana on polls: 'There has always been a huge margin of error with me'
Scallon insists there are a lot of people who have not yet made up their mind and says she has never let her country down in 41 years.
# Race for the Áras
Dana insists: 'I am not anti-Europe'
The independent presidential candidate has hit back at accusations levelled at her on the campaign trail.
# Race for the Áras
In pictures: what the Áras candidates have been getting up to
The candidates have been travelling across the country delivering their message.
# Race for the Áras
#Áras11 diary: Where the candidates will be today
Want to meet the presidential candidates? Keep tabs on where they’re campaigning with’s daily updates.
# Race for the Áras
Norris says he will not have a spouse in the Áras if elected
The independent candidate for president said he was not currently in a relationship with anyone.
# Race for the Áras
Áras 11: here's what the candidates have been doing today
It’s the first full day of campaigning in the presidential election and the seven candidates have been out and about. Here’s some of what they’ve been upto.
# Twitter Reaction
Your reaction: How the Áras 2011 campaign kicked off on Twitter
With the race starting in earnest today, here’s what you’ve been saying…
# Race for the Áras
Ó Murchú admits presidential hopes hinge on Fianna Fáil decision
The senator believes he will have the numbers for a run at the presidency if the party allows members to nominate who they wish.
# Daily Fix
The Daily Fix: Thursday
In tonight’s fix: One TD believes that Senator David Norris is an “active candidate” again; local residents worry about the size of the new children’s hospital and we check out what the rugby boys are doing down in NZ.
# Sinn Féin
Adams says Sinn Féin looking at 'three or four' internal candidates for Áras
The Sinn Féin president has also said former members of the IRA are not automatically ruled out of consideration.
# Sinn Féin
Adams wants Sinn Féin to support candidate for Áras
The Sinn Féin president tells delegates at the party’s Árd Fheis that a united Ireland makes ‘economic, political and common sense’.
# Snap!
What new slogans would you give Davis and Mitchell?
As two presidential candidates run with essentially the same slogan, we’re asking what you would consider replacing that slogan with for each.
# Race for the Áras
SNAP! Presidential hopefuls have EXACT same campaign slogan
Uh-oh… someone’s going to be in trouble as Gay Mitchell and Mary Davis campaigns both end up with the slogan: Pride at home, Respect abroad.
# Your Say
Poll: Should Irish people living abroad be able to vote for the presidency?
Michael D Higgins has suggested that people who emigrate should keep their voting rights. What do you think?
# Race for the Áras
McGrath talking to possible Áras candidates as SF considers entering race
The independents in the Dáil will meet to discuss the presidential race on Friday as Sinn Féin expects to make a decision in the coming weeks.
# Norris
Campaign steps up push for David Norris to re-enter presidential race
Off the back of one poll which put him third in the race he’s already pulled out of, David Norris tweeted his thanks for the continued support over the weekend.
# Race for the Áras
Higgins leads two Áras opinion polls but Labour's support falls
Mixed fortunes for the Labour party as an opinion poll also finds some support for independent Senator David Norris re-entering the race.
# Fianna Fáil
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.
# Race for the Áras
You've got two days to register for a presidential postal vote
The polling order is out – so you have until Thursday to register for a postal vote, or October 3 to get on the supplementary register.
# Race for the Áras
Fine Gael and Labour dismiss appeals for poster-free Áras campaign
Spokespersons for Gay Mitchell and Michael D Higgins say their parties don’t intend on dropping posters for October’s election.
# Race for the Áras
Gallagher endorses call for poster-free Áras campaign
Ireland may be spared from election posters, as Seán Gallagher says he’d agree to a presidential campaign without them.
# Race for the Áras
Crowley withdraws bid for Fianna Fáil's presidential nomination
The withdrawal of the party’s most likely candidate all but assures that Fianna Fáil will not nominate anyone for the election.
# Race for the Áras
O'Sullivan leaves door open for late Áras candidates
Maureen O’Sullivan says she’ll be supporting Michael D Higgins – but will offer to nominate an independent candidate.