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#aras 2018

# aras-2018 - Yesterday’s News

Independent TDs and senators fail to agree on presidential candidate

The group had a “robust debate” this evening.

# aras-2018 - 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.

Presidential hopeful Peter Casey is travelling by helicopter to council meetings

Candidates need the backing of four local authorities to get on the presidential ballot paper.

The 9 at 9: Monday

Here’s what’s making the news this morning.

# aras-2018 - Monday 3 September, 2018

Cork City Council nominates Joan Freeman as its presidential candidate

Earlier today, Gavin Duffy secured the first council nomination of the presidential election.

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.

# aras-2018 - Thursday 30 August, 2018

A Kildare branch of Sinn Féin wants Matt Carthy to be its presidential candidate

It had been suggested that Matt Carthy’s colleague Liadh Ní Riada would be Sinn Féin’s presidential candidate.

Dragon's Den businessman Peter Casey to seek presidential nomination

The presidential ballot paper is filling up quickly…

# aras-2018 - Tuesday 28 August, 2018

Race for the Áras: Get to know your presidential hopefuls

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

# aras-2018 - Monday 20 August, 2018

Presidential hopeful Gemma O'Doherty targets independents and says Ireland is 'heading for catastrophe'

The journalist launched her bid for the Áras yesterday

# aras-2018 - Sunday 19 August, 2018

Journalist Gemma O'Doherty announces intention to run for presidency

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

# aras-2018 - 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.

# aras-2018 - Monday 30 July, 2018

Duffy says Higgins speaks to people's heads but he speaks to their hearts

The businessman also said he wouldn’t be a ‘Trump president’.

Michael D Higgins wants gambling ads banned from sport

He said that he was concerned when he read some of the cases of gambling among sporting athletes.

# aras-2018 - 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.

# aras-2018 - 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.

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.

# aras-2018 - 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.