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#aras 2018

# aras-2018 - Tuesday 23 October, 2018

Player ratings: How did the presidential candidates fare in the Prime Time debate?

All six presidential candidates took part in a debate for the last time. How did they do?

# aras-2018 - Saturday 20 October, 2018

PSNI 'reject' claim from Michael D Higgins about security escort to Belfast

“It is clear now that Michael D Higgins claim has caused considerable anger within the PSNI… This is very serious.”

# aras-2018 - Thursday 18 October, 2018

An average of 430,000 people watched Virgin Media's six-way Áras debate

The number of people watching the televised presidential debate peaked at 738,400 viewers.

# aras-2018 - Wednesday 17 October, 2018

Player ratings: How did the presidential candidates fare in the Pat Kenny debate?

All six presidential candidates took part tonight. How did they get on?

# aras-2018 - Sunday 14 October, 2018

Three out of five voters think the President should give up all pensions while in office

A new poll has gauged people’s opinions on presidential earnings.

# aras-2018 - Saturday 13 October, 2018

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

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

# aras-2018 - Friday 12 October, 2018

Seven in 10 people want Michael D Higgins reelected

A new opinion poll puts the incumbent well out in front.

# aras-2018 - Thursday 11 October, 2018

Michael D Higgins gives his first TV interview of the campaign on the Ireland AM couch

Higgins was quizzed on the finances of the office of the President.

# aras-2018 - Thursday 4 October, 2018

Firm headed by Sean Gallagher in High Court dispute with corporate tenant over heating system

Nokia Ireland initiated proceedings alleging Clyde Real Estate Blanchardstown was in breach of a lease agreement.

# aras-2018 - Monday 1 October, 2018

Freeman on €120k loan: 'No I didn't need to do a background check. This guy is a very good guy'

Businessman Des Walsh has given Freeman a loan of €120k to fund her presidential campaign.

# aras-2018 - Wednesday 26 September, 2018

The manner in which Gemma O'Doherty's candidacy was railroaded reinforces her main arguments

Political power in Ireland is held entirely in the hands of a small elite, who govern largely in their own interest. The rest of us are on the outside looking in, writes Caoimhín De Barra.

# aras-2018 - Tuesday 25 September, 2018

Confusion reigns in PAC over 'bizarre' €317,000 annual allowance to the President

The Comptroller and Auditor General said today he had no oversight over the payment.

# aras-2018 - Monday 24 September, 2018

Debate Update - It's moving to Thursday, Sean Gallagher is in (sort of), but things are less clear for Michael D

The incumbent has officially announced his candidacy this afternoon.

# aras-2018 - Sunday 23 September, 2018

Poll: Should citizens in the North be allowed vote in Irish presidential elections? Aras 2018 This post contains a poll

Poll: Should citizens in the North be allowed vote in Irish presidential elections?

The next presidential election will be in 2025.

# aras-2018 - Friday 21 September, 2018

Public to vote in blasphemy referendum on Presidential polling day

Anyone not registered has until 9 October to register to vote in the upcoming referendum and presidential election.

Poll: Should there be an Áras costs inquiry before the presidential election? Aras 2018 This post contains a poll

Poll: Should there be an Áras costs inquiry before the presidential election?

The total breakdown of Áras costs isn’t publicly available; but some have said that the timing of an inquiry is “politically motivated”.

# aras-2018 - Wednesday 19 September, 2018

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.

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.

Sean Gallagher joins Michael D Higgins on ballot sheet for presidency

The presidential election will be held on 26 October.

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 21 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.