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# aras11 - Tuesday 4 October, 2011

Take 5: Tuesday

5 minutes, 5 stories, 5 o’clock…

Gay Mitchell: "I will sign any bill that's constitutional"

Fine Gael’s Presidential candidate says he will sign any bill put before him – and insists he has no prejudice against gay people.

#Áras11 diary: Where the candidates will be today

Want to meet the presidential candidates? Keep tabs on where they’re campaigning with’s daily updates.

# aras11 - Monday 3 October, 2011

Seán Gallagher is second candidate to reveal State board payments

Gallagher has disclosed full details of his earnings from board positions, saying he donated some to charity.

Government's chief whip Kehoe confirms: McGuinness attack was me

Paul Kehoe said tweets linking Martin McGuinness to the Northern Bank robbery were not the work of a hacker.

Gallagher makes final appeal to fellow presidential candidates over leaflets

Seán Gallagher wants candidates to club together for a joint election leaflet which will save millions but it is not compulsory for presidential hopefuls to use State funding for leaflets.

# aras11 - Sunday 2 October, 2011

#Áras11 diary: Where the candidates will be today

Want to meet the presidential candidates? Keep tabs on where they’re campaigning with’s daily updates.

# aras11 - Saturday 1 October, 2011

The Daily Fix: Saturday

In tonight’s Fix: The latest in the race for the Áras; the Central Bank under fire; and what was discovered in one man’s underwear?

Has Michael McDowell joined Twitter to discuss #Áras11?

A Twitter account, claiming to belong to the former Justice Minister, has sprung up.

Mary Davis reiterates independence and defends quango payments

There are reports today that Mary Davis was appointed to three state boards by FF ministers, and paid almost €190,000 in total. She says she has no political affiliations.

7 voters for 7 candidates hears from voters why they are opting for each of the candidates in the Presidential election…

Poll: Who came out on top in last night's debate? Your Say This post contains a poll

Poll: Who came out on top in last night's debate?

The seven presidential candidates took part in the first of three live televised debates last night. Were you watching? Who impressed you the most?

The 9 at 9: Saturday

Nine things you should know this morning…

# aras11 - Friday 30 September, 2011

LIVEBLOG: The presidential candidates' Late Late Show debate brings you live debate from all the presidential debates, minute by point-scoring minute. NOW: Live from RTE1′s Late Late Show.

The Daily Fix: Friday

In tonight’s fix: The rescue of the Irish Post newspaper in Britain; good news on the job front; and what has presidential hopeful Gay Mitchell been “tweeting” Jedward about?

No interview slot for David Norris on tonight's Late Late Show

The Presidential debate on RTE1 tonight consists of short interviews with candidates, followed by debate among all seven – but Norris already had his Late Late interview.

Islanders to vote first in presidential election

Details of island voting have been released by the Department of the Environment, Community and Local Government.

From The Daily Edge Play: Presidential Election Bingo Race For The Áras

Play: Presidential Election Bingo

The presidential race began this week – and already one or two stock phrases seem to have emerged from our pool of seven candidates. Make sure to play’s Presidential Election Bingo to make the most out of the upcoming debates.

# aras11 - Thursday 29 September, 2011

Áras 11: here's what the candidates have been doing today Race For The Áras This post contains images

Áras 11: here's what the candidates have been doing today

It’s the first full day of campaigning in the presidential election and the seven candidates have been out and about. Here’s some of what they’ve been upto.

# aras11 - Wednesday 28 September, 2011

As it happened: The presidential candidates on Prime Time brought live minute-by-minute coverage from the presidential candidates’ appearance on RTÉ One’s Prime Time tonight. Here’s what they said.

LIVEBLOG: The presidential candidates on News At One brings you live debate from all the presidential debates, minute by point-scoring minute. NOW: Live from RTE Radio1′s The News at One.

Norris: Unpublished Nawi letters are covered by legal privilege

Senator David Norris says more letters seeking clemency for Ezra Nawi are covered by “professional legal privilege”.

Martin McGuinness: I am the epitome of first-class citizenship

The Sinn Féin presidential candidate says his and the IRA’s part in the Troubles helped bring equality to Northern Ireland.

One in, all in: Seven up for 2011 Presidential contest

The nominations of Dana Rosemary Scallon and David Norris mean that the ballot paper next month will be the most crowded ever.

# aras11 - Tuesday 27 September, 2011

Presidential debates: When and where they are happening

RTE and TV3 have bagged the presidential candidates for several face-offs so far. Here’s where you tune in.

Fine Gael backs down on presidential campaign slogan

Mary Davis and Gay Mitchell had both proposed the same campaign motto – but only Davis emerges with it on her posters this morning.

# aras11 - Saturday 24 September, 2011

'I am a unifier': McGuinness reacts to campaign criticism

As Fine Gael’s Gay Mitchell questions Martin McGuinness’ fitness to hold the office of the presidency, the Sinn Féin candidate says he is confident he can lead the effort “to build a new republic”.

# aras11 - Friday 23 September, 2011

From The Daily Edge Column: Cardinal Rules – on Sinn Fein’s presidential campaign Satire

Column: Cardinal Rules – on Sinn Fein’s presidential campaign

This week, the (not) Primate of All Ireland is greeted by the Martin McGuinness supporters – but it all goes terribly wrong…

# aras11 - Monday 19 September, 2011

Dana: I’m running for President

The former MEP and Eurovision winner has launched another bid for the Áras, having finished third in the 1997 presidential election. Listen to her press conference here.

Take 5: Monday

5 minutes, 5 stories, 5 o’clock.

# aras11 - Saturday 17 September, 2011

McGuinness would host the Queen if elected

Sinn Féin’s Martin McGuinness has said he would host all heads of state – without exception – if he was elected as the next President of Ireland.

# aras11 - Thursday 15 September, 2011

No decision on Ó Murchú candidacy at FF meeting

Four-term senator Labhrás Ó Murchú will have to wait until Tuesday to see if Fianna Fáil will support his late presidential bid.

Fianna Fáil calls meeting to discuss backing Senator's independent Áras campaign

…but it’s not David Norris. Rather, Labhrás Ó Murchú is asking FF to allow individual TDs and Senators help him get nominated.

# aras11 - Monday 12 September, 2011

Mary Davis secures ten council nominations

The Special Olympics organiser has secured her place on the ballot with six more nominations than required for the October election.

The Daily Fix: Monday Daily Fix This post contains videos

The Daily Fix: Monday

Catch up on the day’s biggest news stories as well as the bits and pieces you may have missed.

# aras11 - Friday 9 September, 2011

Fine Gael councillors will not back independent presidential candidates

Contrary to this morning’s reports, Fine Gael has not changed its position regarding the upcoming presidential election and will not allow its councillors to support any independent candidates.

# aras11 - Thursday 8 September, 2011

Take 5: Thursday

5 minutes, 5 stories, 5 o’clock.

Higgins holds commanding lead in latest Áras opinion poll

The Labour Party candidate is 12 points clear of Gay Mitchell, with independents making major ground on the frontrunners.

# aras11 - Tuesday 30 August, 2011

You've got two days to register for a presidential postal vote

The polling order is out – so you have until Thursday to register for a postal vote, or October 3 to get on the supplementary register.