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#Áras11 diary: Where the candidates will be today

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

Five of the seven candidates will attend a Presidential Youth Forum, organised by SpunOut.ie, at the DubCon exhibition at Earlsfort Terrace in Dublin 2. Scallon and Mitchell will not be attending the event, which begins at 3:45pm.

Mary Davis will be in Dublin for the day, attending an Open Day of the Irish Association for Counselling and Psychotherapy at the Mansion House from 12:45pm. She’ll then canvass on Grafton Street for 90 minutes, from 1:30pm to 3pm, and then attend the SpunOut.ie event.

Sean Gallagher kicks off with a breakfast with businessmen in Cavan (8:30am), before going on a tour of Clones (10:30am) and then onto Monaghan town (11:20am) and Castleblayney (11:50am). Later in Dublin he’ll place a charity bet on himself at Paddy Power on Baggot Street before attending the SpunOut.ie event.

Michael D Higgins starts his day at 11am with a canvass at The Square in Tallaght, before attending a photocall for the Irish Film Industry at the Royal Hibernian Academy on Ely Place at 12:30pm. After the SpunOut.ie event he will return to the RHA for a film industry event in his honour, beginning at 8pm.

Martin McGuinness will canvass from early morning in Waterford, Carlow and Kilkenny, arriving in the latter at 11:45am to canvass in the Market Cross Shopping Centre. He later travels back to Dublin.

Gay Mitchell will campaign in Cork, beginning in Skibbereen at 10am before heading to Clonakilty (11am), Bandon (11:45am) and Macroom (12:35pm). Later he heads to the Millstreet Dairy Show with the agriculture minister Simon Coveney (1:25pm) before going on walkabout in Mallow from 3:30pm.

David Norris will canvass at the St Stephen’s Green Shopping Centre in Dublin from 10:30am, before moving to the Mercantile Hotel on Dame Street for the launch of his ‘Someone to Believe In’ fundraising video. He’ll then canvass in the Ilac Centre from 1:45pm before he heads to Earlsfort Terrace.

Dana Rosemary Scallon will canvas in the north-west, beginning at Oranmore at 9:30am before hitting Claregalway (10:15am), Claremorris (11:15am) and Castlebar (12:30pm). She later heads to Westport (2:15pm), Sligo (4:15pm) and Donegal (6:15pm).

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