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#Áras11 diary: Where the candidates will be today

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Oct 12th 2011, 6:59 AM 543 1

AS THE CAMPAIGN for the presidential election continues, check out where you can meet the candidates today.

All seven candidates begin the day at the Royal College of Physicians on Kildare Street, where they will attend a forum on the role of employment in “restoring Ireland’s social and economic integrity”.

Thereafter, six of the seven – all but Dana – will assemble at the Chester Beatty Library in Dublin Castle at 10:30am to discuss their views on the future of children in Ireland.

All seven candidates will end the day on RTÉ One, attending a Prime Time debate beginning at 9:35pm.

Mary Davis will attend the HEA Annual Erasmus Lecture at the Hugh Lane Gallery on Parnell Square, Dublin 1, at 6:30pm.

Michael D Higgins will hold a press launch at Leinster House at 1:45pm, with independent TDs and Senators who are backing his campaign.

Gay Mitchell will return to Today FM for the second time in two days, being interviewed by Matt Cooper on the Last Word at 5:30pm.

Dana Rosemary Scallon will canvass, from noon, on O’Connell Bridge moving to Westmoreland Street, Grafton Street and the Liberties.

Sean Gallagher has no engagements other than the three scheduled debates.

Details on the schedules of Martin McGuinness and David Norris were unavailable at the time of publication.

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