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# aras11 - Monday 29 August, 2011

Take 5: Monday

5 minutes, 5 stories, 5 o’clock.

I would have run for President and 'done alright' - Bertie Ahern

Former Taoiseach says he has no interest in running in a presidential race he cannot win despite believing it is a “perfect job” for him.

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Poll: Who gets your vote for President of Ireland?

With only four candidates currently putting their names forward for the Áras, we give you the chance to tell us which (of any) of them gets your No.1.

# aras11 - Saturday 27 August, 2011

Fine Gael and Labour dismiss appeals for poster-free Áras campaign

Spokespersons for Gay Mitchell and Michael D Higgins say their parties don’t intend on dropping posters for October’s election.

# aras11 - Friday 26 August, 2011

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Gallagher endorses call for poster-free Áras campaign

Ireland may be spared from election posters, as Seán Gallagher says he’d agree to a presidential campaign without them.

The 9 at 9: Friday

Nine things you should know this morning…

# aras11 - Tuesday 23 August, 2011

Crowley withdraws bid for Fianna Fáil's presidential nomination

The withdrawal of the party’s most likely candidate all but assures that Fianna Fáil will not nominate anyone for the election.

# aras11 - Sunday 21 August, 2011

Gay Mitchell press officer "surprised" by abortion article

PR man said he had not expected his own words on FG presidential nominee’s abortion stance to appear in print.

O'Sullivan leaves door open for late Áras candidates

Maureen O’Sullivan says she’ll be supporting Michael D Higgins – but will offer to nominate an independent candidate.

# aras11 - Saturday 20 August, 2011

The Daily Fix: Saturday

Catch up on the day’s news – as well as the bits and pieces in between you may have missed…

"Flattered" Sheen insists he won't run for Áras

Speaking in Chicago, Irish citizen Martin Sheen says he’s touched by an online petition asking him to run, but that he won’t.

# aras11 - Wednesday 17 August, 2011

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Could Martin Sheen be the next President of Ireland?

The rumours circulating about potential candidates in this year’s race to the Aras reads like a pilot script for a ‘Celebrity President’ television series.

# aras11 - Wednesday 3 August, 2011

Column: Why Norris had to jump – and who pushed him

Blogger Sinéad Keogh questions if David Norris was the subject of a ‘witch hunt’, the architect of his own downfall or a combination of inexperience, an inconsistent public and all of the above.

Take 5: Wednesday

5 minutes, 5 stories, 5 o’clock.

# aras11 - Tuesday 2 August, 2011

Norris's first interview: I will stay on as Senator

In his first full interview since his withdrawal from the presidential campaign, Senator David Norris told Today FM of his future in the Seanad, of “love of his life” Ezra Nawi, his campaign staff and more…

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In pictures: Norris steps out of the Presidential race

The scene at No.18 North Great George’s Street this afternoon…

Take 5: Tuesday

5 minutes, 5 stories, 5 o’clock.

Norris quits presidential race: his statement in full

David Norris’ statement in full as he bows out of the race for the Áras…

Michael D Higgins says previous support for Ezra Nawi was a "human rights issue"

Higgins and Senator Mark Daly “did not know” of Norris ex-partner’s rape conviction when they backed David Norris in a 2009 Oireachtas Joint Committee motion for support of Nawi in Israeli defence forces’ attack claim.

# aras11 - Sunday 31 July, 2011

Norris: Who's supporting him now?

Senator David Norris and his remaining campaigners say his bid for the Presidency continues – but many of those who were to nominate him are staying quiet this evening.

# aras11 - Saturday 9 July, 2011

The 9 at 9: Saturday

Nine things to know this morning – including the latest on the NOTW scandal, and radical reform for College Green and the Junior Cert…

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