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# aras 2011

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# 7 years on
Quiz: How well do you remember the 2011 presidential race?
We all know who won, but what else do you remember from the campaign?
# 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.
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…
# Seanad
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.
# Review 2011
The most telling Irish political pictures of 2011
A general election, the implosion of two parties, EU drama and a Presidential campaign – can you picture all that in one year? We tried…
# Fine Gael
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 Áras
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?
# Aras11
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.
Liveblog: The 2011 Presidential election count, Day 2: 9am-3:15pm
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
Liveblog: The 2011 presidential election count, 9am – 6:45pm
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
# Your Say
Poll: Does the presidential election matter?
The presidential election has been dominating our media for weeks – but how much does it really matter? Have your say in our poll…
# Counting Day
The count begins: What happens today...
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.
# Race for the Áras
In pictures: candidates and electorate cast their vote
The candidates, their families and plenty of others across the country are voting today.
# Race for the Áras
Reality-TV star V ex-IRA warlord: the international view on #Aras11
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.
# Voting Day
Polls open across the country for Áras and referendums
Over 3million people are registered to vote today, and polling stations will be open from 7am to 10pm.
# Your Say
Poll: Who was the best Áras debate host?
Now that we’ve sat through all the debates we could, we’re asking for your thoughts on who handled their event best.
# Voting
How to make your vote(s) count at the polls
What you need to know about voting in the presidential election and the two referendums.
# Race for the Áras
Why do we need a President? Oh, here's why...
…according to this charming animation/illustration by student Grace Margetson. NOTE: There’s a plug for Mary Davis in it.
# Race for the Áras
McGuinness correct on “substantive” amount of cheque issue, says Mary Lou McDonald
Questions have arisen over the timing of the €5,000 donation given by a Fianna Fáil supporter to Gallagher three years ago.
# Race for the Áras
Gallagher ‘doesn’t remember’ visiting Morgan to deliver photograph
Sean Gallagher says he does not recall his meeting with Hugh Morgan – as the fuel magnate says Gallagher personally accepted the cheque.
# Race for the Áras
In full: Hugh Morgan’s statement on his dealings with Seán Gallagher
The following is the full text of a statement issued by solicitors this evening on behalf of Hugh Morgan.
# Gallagher
Seán Gallagher accuses Martin McGuinness of “political assassination”
Sinn Féin’s Mary Lou McDonald responds by saying Gallagher is “cut from the same cloth” as Fianna Fáil.
# Your Say
Poll: Who came out on top in last night's final presidential debate?
The seven men and women who want to be president clashed for the final time last night, but who came out on top?
# Race for the Áras
Video: Gallagher's odds of winning lengthen following Frontline controversy
The candidate’s campaign team declined to comment about the controversial confrontation involving Martin McGuinness and a €5k cheque for Fianna Fáil.
# Race for the Áras
Frontline Gallagher tweet was from fake McGuinness campaign account
However, it further prompted the issue of whether Gallagher collected a €5,000 donation for Fianna Fáil from a convicted fuel smuggler.
# Race for the Áras
David Norris admits presidential bid has left him 'in the red'
The independent presidential candidate says he is “out of money” as his bid for the Áras enters its final few days.
# Race for the Áras
Seán and Trish Gallagher wedding video a "private matter"
The Presidential candidate’s happy day is being passed around social media today – and a section of his wedding photo album is too.
# Race for the Áras
Presidential candidates split on referendums voting
While some candidates have revealed their voting intentions, others have declined to comment.
# Dana
No evidence of criminal damage in Dana's tyre blowout
Meanwhile, Dana’s husband Damien says that the independent candidate is “very optimistic” about her chances in Thursday’s ballot.
# Island Voting
Donegal islands take to the polls as campaigns enter final days
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.
# Race for the Áras
Gallagher retains major lead in Irish Times Áras opinion poll
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.
# Race for the Áras
#Aras11 diary: Where the candidates will be today
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.
# Race for the Áras
Norris says his entry averted uncontested Áras election
David Norris says his early declaration in the Presidential race stopped political parties from putting forward an agreed candidate.
# Race for the Áras
#Aras11 diary: Where the candidates will be today
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.
# Race for the Áras
#Aras11 diary: Where the candidates will be today
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.
# Race for the Áras
Norris insists: There is nothing new in Burke tapes
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
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.
# Daily Fix
The Daily Fix: Friday
In tonight’s Fix: meets the presidential candidates; the latest from Libya; and why you should be VERY careful while shopping for wine.