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#Áras11 diary: Where the candidates will be today

Your daily guide to where each candidate will spend their day – with just eight days remaining until the all-important polling day.

Updated, 15.47

AS THE CAMPAIGN for the presidential election veers toward its final stretch, check out where you can meet the candidates today.

Mary Davis will spend her day in Dublin, starting with an interview on Pat Kenny’s radio show in Dublin (10am), before heading to an AWARE charity event at the Davenport Hotel at 11am where there’ll be a Safe Ireland ‘Now Your Talking’ event at 11:30am. Later she’ll canvass on the promenade at Dún Laoghaire (1pm), Loreto College at Foxrock (2pm), Dundrum shopping centre (3pm), Newstalk for a George Hook interview at 5pm, and visit the Social Entrepreneurs Ireland 2011 Awards on Social Gardiner Street at 6:30pm.

Sean Gallagher will begin the day at a Leadership 2020 event at the Royal College of Physicians on Kildare Street (8:30am), before heading to the same Now You’re Talking event at the Davenport Hotel at 11am. At 3pm he’ll head to the Candy Lab sweetshop in Temple Bar, before attending the Social Entrepreneurs Awards on Gardiner Street at 6:30pm.

Michael D Higgins will participate in the Safe Ireland presidential discussion at 11am, at the Davenport Hotel on Merrion Square, before later dropping into Today FM for an interview at 4:30pm and then to RTÉ where he’ll appear on the Six One news.

Martin McGuinness will canvass in Cork and Kerry, speaking to the media in Ballyvourney, Co Cork at 12:15pm.

Gay Mitchell will deliver a speech at Safe Ireland, before canvassing at Loreto College at Foxrock (1:30pm – just before Davis). Later he heads to Roscrea, for a walkabout in the town centre at 4pm, before heading to Nenagh (5pm) and a rally at the Greenhills Hotel in Limerick at 6pm.

David Norris will begin his day by stopping by at the Occupy Dame Street protests (11:15am), before heading to Navan for a 12:45pm arrival to canvass in the town centre. At 3:30pm he will canvass in Ballyjamesduff, Co Cavan, before a similar stop-off in Virginia, Co Cavan at 4:45pm.

Dana Rosemary Scallon will canvass in Arklow at 10:30am, heading to Gorey at noon, before continuing onto Wexford town at 3pm. At 4pm she’ll stop by South East Radio before heading on to Waterford where she will canvass from 5pm.

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