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# aras-2011 - Saturday 13 October, 2018

Quiz: How well do you remember the 2011 presidential race?
# 7 Years On
# 7 Years On

Quiz: How well do you remember the 2011 presidential race?

Oct 13th 2018, 9:00 PM 33,749 Views 20 Comments

We all know who won, but what else do you remember from the campaign?

# aras-2011 - Saturday 27 October, 2012

One year after #Aras11, where are the failed presidential candidates now?
# Áras 11
# Áras 11

One year after #Aras11, where are the failed presidential candidates now?

Oct 27th 2012, 8:45 AM 18,148 Views 33 Comments

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.

# aras-2011 - Thursday 8 March, 2012

Column: BAI report does not close file on That Tweet
# Opinion
# Opinion

Column: BAI report does not close file on That Tweet

Mar 8th 2012, 4:29 PM 41 Views 39 Comments

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…

# aras-2011 - Wednesday 22 February, 2012

David Norris says tabloid editor told him stories about him were "payback"
# Seanad
# Seanad

David Norris says tabloid editor told him stories about him were "payback"

Feb 22nd 2012, 3:33 PM 6,522 Views 50 Comments

Independent senator and former Presidential candidate scathing of media standards during discussion in Seanad.

# aras-2011 - Saturday 24 December, 2011

The most telling Irish political pictures of 2011
# Review 2011
# Review 2011

The most telling Irish political pictures of 2011

Dec 24th 2011, 9:15 AM 5,263 Views 7 Comments

A general election, the implosion of two parties, EU drama and a Presidential campaign – can you picture all that in one year? We tried…

# aras-2011 - Tuesday 1 November, 2011

Mitchell unlikely to attend Fine Gael's post-election meeting
# Fine Gael
# Fine Gael

Mitchell unlikely to attend Fine Gael's post-election meeting

Nov 1st 2011, 2:10 PM 1,275 Views 10 Comments

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.

# aras-2011 - Sunday 30 October, 2011

What's in store for the presidential losers?
# Race For The Áras
# Race For The Áras

What's in store for the presidential losers?

Oct 30th 2011, 9:30 AM 2,787 Views 68 Comments

Along with a new house, Michael D Higgins has won financial security for life. But what are the prospects for the other six candidates?

# aras-2011 - Saturday 29 October, 2011

Poet, politician and the ninth President of Ireland: Michael D Higgins
# Aras11
# Aras11

Poet, politician and the ninth President of Ireland: Michael D Higgins

Oct 29th 2011, 7:08 PM 3,334 Views 23 Comments

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
# Race For The Áras
# Race For The Áras

Liveblog: Michael D Higgins elected President - as it happened

Oct 29th 2011, 3:16 PM 7,859 Views 20 Comments

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.

Liveblog: The 2011 Presidential election count, Day 2: 9am-3:15pm
# Race For The Áras
# Race For The Áras

Liveblog: The 2011 Presidential election count, Day 2: 9am-3:15pm

Oct 29th 2011, 2:15 PM 3,678 Views 23 Comments

Michael D Higgins creeps towards the quota as the Fourth Count results begin to come in. Keep up with all the results, news and analysis on our continuing liveblog

# aras-2011 - Friday 28 October, 2011

Liveblog: The 2011 presidential election count, 9am – 6:45pm
# Race For The Áras
# Race For The Áras

Liveblog: The 2011 presidential election count, 9am – 6:45pm

Oct 28th 2011, 2:40 PM 19,964 Views 73 Comments

Tallies indicate that Michael D Higgins will be elected the ninth president of Ireland – as Seán Gallagher concedes defeat. Catch up with all the latest results and analysis

Poll: Does the presidential election matter?
# Your Say
# Your Say

Poll: Does the presidential election matter?

Oct 28th 2011, 1:20 PM 3,918 Views 44 Comments

The presidential election has been dominating our media for weeks – but how much does it really matter? Have your say in our poll…

The count begins: What happens today...
# Counting Day
# Counting Day

The count begins: What happens today...

Oct 28th 2011, 7:45 AM 775 Views 6 Comments

Counting kicks off at 43 constituency centres around the state at 9am this morning, but the first count may not be officially announced until around 7pm this evening.

# aras-2011 - Thursday 27 October, 2011

In pictures: candidates and electorate cast their vote
# Race For The Áras
# Race For The Áras

In pictures: candidates and electorate cast their vote

Oct 27th 2011, 2:04 PM 1,902 Views 17 Comments

The candidates, their families and plenty of others across the country are voting today.

Reality-TV star V ex-IRA warlord: the international view on #Aras11
# Race For The Áras
# Race For The Áras

Reality-TV star V ex-IRA warlord: the international view on #Aras11

Oct 27th 2011, 1:04 PM 3,889 Views 33 Comments

Here’s what the world’s media is saying about the pop star, poet, reality-TV star, ex-IRA chief and gay-rights crusader vying to be the next President of Ireland.

Polls open across the country for Áras and referendums
# Voting Day
# Voting Day

Polls open across the country for Áras and referendums

Oct 27th 2011, 7:31 AM 749 Views 6 Comments

Over 3million people are registered to vote today, and polling stations will be open from 7am to 10pm.

# aras-2011 - Wednesday 26 October, 2011

Poll: Who was the best Áras debate host?
# Your Say
# Your Say

Poll: Who was the best Áras debate host?

Oct 26th 2011, 3:32 PM 4,729 Views 70 Comments

Now that we’ve sat through all the debates we could, we’re asking for your thoughts on who handled their event best.

How to make your vote(s) count at the polls
# Voting
# Voting

How to make your vote(s) count at the polls

Oct 26th 2011, 1:00 PM 3,089 Views 39 Comments

What you need to know about voting in the presidential election and the two referendums.

Why do we need a President? Oh, here's why...
# Race For The Áras
From The Daily Edge
# Race For The Áras

Why do we need a President? Oh, here's why...

Oct 26th 2011, 11:15 AM 2,064 Views 6 Comments

…according to this charming animation/illustration by student Grace Margetson. NOTE: There’s a plug for Mary Davis in it.

McGuinness correct on “substantive” amount of cheque issue, says Mary Lou McDonald
# Race For The Áras
# Race For The Áras

McGuinness correct on “substantive” amount of cheque issue, says Mary Lou McDonald

Oct 26th 2011, 9:30 AM 1,716 Views 84 Comments

Questions have arisen over the timing of the €5,000 donation given by a Fianna Fáil supporter to Gallagher three years ago.

Poll: Who do you want to be the next President of Ireland?
# Your Say
# Your Say

Poll: Who do you want to be the next President of Ireland?

Oct 26th 2011, 8:45 AM 21,174 Views 316 Comments

For the very last time, we want to know who you intend to vote for this Thursday.

# aras-2011 - Tuesday 25 October, 2011

Gallagher ‘doesn’t remember’ visiting Morgan to deliver photograph
# Race For The Áras
# Race For The Áras

Gallagher ‘doesn’t remember’ visiting Morgan to deliver photograph

Oct 25th 2011, 5:49 PM 3,227 Views 135 Comments

Sean Gallagher says he does not recall his meeting with Hugh Morgan – as the fuel magnate says Gallagher personally accepted the cheque.

In full: Hugh Morgan’s statement on his dealings with Seán Gallagher
# Race For The Áras
# Race For The Áras

In full: Hugh Morgan’s statement on his dealings with Seán Gallagher

Oct 25th 2011, 5:33 PM 1,534 Views 0 Comments

The following is the full text of a statement issued by solicitors this evening on behalf of Hugh Morgan.

Seán Gallagher accuses Martin McGuinness of “political assassination”
# Gallagher
# Gallagher

Seán Gallagher accuses Martin McGuinness of “political assassination”

Oct 25th 2011, 2:30 PM 6,693 Views 138 Comments

Sinn Féin’s Mary Lou McDonald responds by saying Gallagher is “cut from the same cloth” as Fianna Fáil.

Poll: Who came out on top in last night's final presidential debate?
# Your Say
# Your Say

Poll: Who came out on top in last night's final presidential debate?

Oct 25th 2011, 9:58 AM 14,305 Views 140 Comments

The seven men and women who want to be president clashed for the final time last night, but who came out on top?

Video: Gallagher's odds of winning lengthen following Frontline controversy
# Race For The Áras
# Race For The Áras

Video: Gallagher's odds of winning lengthen following Frontline controversy

Oct 25th 2011, 8:28 AM 3,470 Views 46 Comments

The candidate’s campaign team declined to comment about the controversial confrontation involving Martin McGuinness and a €5k cheque for Fianna Fáil.

Frontline Gallagher tweet was from fake McGuinness campaign account
# Race For The Áras
# Race For The Áras

Frontline Gallagher tweet was from fake McGuinness campaign account

Oct 25th 2011, 12:48 AM 9,757 Views 78 Comments

However, it further prompted the issue of whether Gallagher collected a €5,000 donation for Fianna Fáil from a convicted fuel smuggler.

# aras-2011 - Monday 24 October, 2011

David Norris admits presidential bid has left him 'in the red'
# Race For The Áras
# Race For The Áras

David Norris admits presidential bid has left him 'in the red'

Oct 24th 2011, 7:07 PM 1,078 Views 15 Comments

The independent presidential candidate says he is “out of money” as his bid for the Áras enters its final few days.

Seán and Trish Gallagher wedding video a "private matter"
# Race For The Áras
From The Daily Edge
# Race For The Áras

Seán and Trish Gallagher wedding video a "private matter"

Oct 24th 2011, 4:14 PM 9,397 Views 39 Comments

The Presidential candidate’s happy day is being passed around social media today – and a section of his wedding photo album is too.

Presidential candidates split on referendums voting
# Race For The Áras
# Race For The Áras

Presidential candidates split on referendums voting

Oct 24th 2011, 3:34 PM 970 Views 14 Comments

While some candidates have revealed their voting intentions, others have declined to comment.

No evidence of criminal damage in Dana's tyre blowout
# Dana
# Dana

No evidence of criminal damage in Dana's tyre blowout

Oct 24th 2011, 11:40 AM 968 Views 35 Comments

Meanwhile, Dana’s husband Damien says that the independent candidate is “very optimistic” about her chances in Thursday’s ballot.

Donegal islands take to the polls as campaigns enter final days
# Island Voting
# Island Voting

Donegal islands take to the polls as campaigns enter final days

Oct 24th 2011, 7:31 AM 718 Views 1 Comment

Voting on Irish islands typically starts a few days before the rest of the state to allow adequate time for transporting and counting the votes.

Gallagher retains major lead in Irish Times Áras opinion poll
# Race For The Áras
# Race For The Áras

Gallagher retains major lead in Irish Times Áras opinion poll

Oct 24th 2011, 7:15 AM 1,142 Views 37 Comments

With three days to go until polling, Seán Gallagher holds a 15 per cent lead over the field – the largest his lead has been in any poll.

#Aras11 diary: Where the candidates will be today
# Race For The Áras
# Race For The Áras

#Aras11 diary: Where the candidates will be today

Oct 24th 2011, 7:00 AM 425 Views 3 Comments

With just days to go until polling, time is running out if you want to meet the presidential candidates. Here’s where they are today.

# aras-2011 - Sunday 23 October, 2011

Norris says his entry averted uncontested Áras election
# Race For The Áras
# Race For The Áras

Norris says his entry averted uncontested Áras election

Oct 23rd 2011, 6:06 PM 781 Views 27 Comments

David Norris says his early declaration in the Presidential race stopped political parties from putting forward an agreed candidate.

#Aras11 diary: Where the candidates will be today
# Race For The Áras
# Race For The Áras

#Aras11 diary: Where the candidates will be today

Oct 23rd 2011, 8:30 AM 433 Views 7 Comments

With just days to go until polling, this is one of your last chances to meet the presidential candidates. Here’s where they will be today.

# aras-2011 - Saturday 22 October, 2011

#Aras11 diary: Where the candidates will be today
# Race For The Áras
# Race For The Áras

#Aras11 diary: Where the candidates will be today

Oct 22nd 2011, 9:23 AM 628 Views 8 Comments

With just days to go until polling, this is one of your last chances to meet the presidential candidates. Here’s where they will be today.

# aras-2011 - Friday 21 October, 2011

Norris insists: There is nothing new in Burke tapes
# Race For The Áras
# Race For The Áras

Norris insists: There is nothing new in Burke tapes

Oct 21st 2011, 8:46 PM 667 Views 51 Comments

The presidential candidate also questioned the timing behind tapes of a controversial interview in which he expressed views on paedophilia.

Column: Cardinal Rules - Making sense of this crazy world
# Humour
From The Daily Edge
# Humour

Column: Cardinal Rules - Making sense of this crazy world

Oct 21st 2011, 8:30 PM 6 Views 8 Comments

This week, the (not) Primate of All Ireland copes with the break-up of the wholesome group Boyslife – and the reunion of the Stone Roses.

The Daily Fix: Friday
# Daily Fix
# Daily Fix

The Daily Fix: Friday

Oct 21st 2011, 7:50 PM 1,243 Views 0 Comments

In tonight’s Fix: TheJournal.ie meets the presidential candidates; the latest from Libya; and why you should be VERY careful while shopping for wine.

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