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#Gavin Duffy

# gavin-duffy - Saturday 27 October, 2018

Gavin Duffy has just set an unfortunate record in finishing bottom of the pack

Duffy says he has “no regrets” about his campaign.

Michael D versus the rest: How did your constituency vote?

The votes are in and Michael D Higgins will have another seven years in the Áras.

Gavin Duffy: 'I am disappointed, but no regrets'

Duffy has said he doesn’t think his media training business will suffer as a result of his performance in the election.

# gavin-duffy - Friday 26 October, 2018

As it happened: Áras candidates and politicians cast their votes this morning

We also got our fair share of #dogsatpollingstations content.

# gavin-duffy - Wednesday 24 October, 2018

Player ratings: How did the presidential candidates do in this year's final TV debate?

Five would-be successors to Michael D Higgins took part in a debate for the last time, but how did they do?

Spilled milk as five Áras hopefuls draw blank when asked about Jobseekers Allowance and dairy prices

Peter Casey, Gavin Duffy, Joan Freeman, Sean Gallagher and Liadh Ní Riada faced off for the final time ahead of polling day on Friday.

# gavin-duffy - Tuesday 23 October, 2018

As it happened: Áras race enters endgame as all six candidates take part in RTÉ Prime Time debate

David McCullagh was on hosting duties in Montrose.

Player ratings: How did the presidential candidates fare in the Prime Time debate?

All six presidential candidates took part in a debate for the last time. How did they do?

The Candidate: Listen back to all six interviews with the Áras hopefuls here

Haven’t decided who you’re going to vote for? Look no further.

# gavin-duffy - Sunday 21 October, 2018

'A stain on our society': What the presidential candidates think about Direct Provision

Some are in favour of a blanket amnesty for people living in the system for more than five years.

Michael D Higgins enjoys commanding lead in latest presidential opinion polls

Although Higgins has a huge lead, the polls may not reflect the recent furore surrounding Peter Casey.

# gavin-duffy - Thursday 18 October, 2018

Casey doubles down on anti-Traveller rhetoric in an otherwise unsurprising TV debate

We can expect Casey’s controversial stance to dominate coverage of the campaign again today.

# gavin-duffy - Wednesday 17 October, 2018

As it happened: Casey attacked over Traveller comments in first six-way TV debate

Pat Kenny moderated the six-way debate on Virgin Media One.

Player ratings: How did the presidential candidates fare in the Pat Kenny debate?

All six presidential candidates took part tonight. How did they get on?

Gavin Duffy: 'Can I apologise there are three candidates from the Dragons' Den?'

On TheJournal.ie’s The Candidate podcast, Duffy said that he and the other Dragons were not “in cahoots”.

Latest poll has Michael D Higgins with nearly twice as many votes as rest of candidates COMBINED

Higgins has twice as many first preference votes as the rest of the candidates combined, per the latest Irish Times Ipsos/MRBI poll.

# gavin-duffy - Monday 15 October, 2018

Player ratings: How would you rate the candidates who took part in the first presidential debate?

Four of the six candidates took part in the first TV debate. How did they fare?

As it happened: Higgins and Gallagher criticised for 'no shows' at first TV debate

Claire Byrne hosted the first televised debate of the presidential campaign tonight.

# gavin-duffy - Friday 12 October, 2018

Seven in 10 people want Michael D Higgins reelected

A new opinion poll puts the incumbent well out in front.

# gavin-duffy - Tuesday 9 October, 2018

'My boy racer years are over': Áras hopeful Gavin Duffy expresses regret over historical driving convictions

The businessman says that the driving that led to his convictions was ‘inexcusable’.

# gavin-duffy - Tuesday 2 October, 2018

Gavin Duffy: 'I think seven years is long enough for anybody in any job' Race For The Áras This post contains videos

Gavin Duffy: 'I think seven years is long enough for anybody in any job'

The presidential hopeful officially launched his campaign today, defending a background in business.

# gavin-duffy - Thursday 27 September, 2018

The first debate of the 2018 Áras race has taken place: here's what we learned

The first official debate took place on RTÉ Radio’s News at One this afternoon.

# gavin-duffy - Monday 24 September, 2018

Debate Update - It's moving to Thursday, Sean Gallagher is in (sort of), but things are less clear for Michael D

The incumbent has officially announced his candidacy this afternoon.

# gavin-duffy - Tuesday 18 September, 2018

No mudslinging at the Ploughing - but Sean Gallagher was waiting in the wings for Michael D

The 2018 candidates availed of every opportunity to press the flesh today.

'That has to be settled': Michael D Higgins refuses to say whether he'll partake in presidential debates

The incumbent president announced earlier this summer that he would seek a second term in office.

# gavin-duffy - Sunday 16 September, 2018

New poll suggests President Higgins is on course for a landslide re-election

The rivals for the office have a lot of ground to make up.

# gavin-duffy - Friday 14 September, 2018

Gavin Duffy 'ready to contest' presidential election after becoming fourth official candidate Aras 18 This post contains videos

Gavin Duffy 'ready to contest' presidential election after becoming fourth official candidate

The businessman has secured the backing of Waterford Council.

# gavin-duffy - Monday 10 September, 2018

Number of councils to vote on who they endorse for the presidential election

Presidential hopefuls must secure the support of four local authorities, or 20 TDs and senators to stand in the election.

# gavin-duffy - Tuesday 4 September, 2018

'We need to utilise the expertise of over-65s': First details emerge of Joan Freeman's presidential bid

Despite being tipped for a run for the Áras for months, Freeman’s campaign has been muted until now.

# gavin-duffy - Monday 3 September, 2018

Gavin Duffy secures presidential nomination from Meath County Council

Those hoping to be candidates need the support of four local authorities or 20 members of the Oireachtas.

# gavin-duffy - Tuesday 28 August, 2018

Presidential election to be held on Friday 26 October

Housing Minister Eoghan Murphy confirmed the news this morning.

# gavin-duffy - Monday 27 August, 2018

Gavin Duffy said he had to remortgage his house to start presidential bid

In order to get on the ballot, candidates need the support of four councils or 20 members of the Oireachtas.

# gavin-duffy - Wednesday 15 August, 2018

Trump, racism and tea parties: Yes, this was the talk from the Irish presidential hopefuls

Next stop on the presidential campaign… Carlow: Independent hopefuls vie for council nomination

# gavin-duffy - Wednesday 1 August, 2018

Presidential hopeful Kevin Sharkey wants to know why he was 'excluded' from Waterford meeting

The Donegal artist says he almost made the journey south anyway.

# gavin-duffy - Tuesday 31 July, 2018

'What's wrong with a President who wears wellies?' - Independent candidates vie for nomination

The presidential race took a huge shift up in gears today.

# gavin-duffy - Monday 30 July, 2018

Duffy says Higgins speaks to people's heads but he speaks to their hearts

The businessman also said he wouldn’t be a ‘Trump president’.

Michael D Higgins wants gambling ads banned from sport

He said that he was concerned when he read some of the cases of gambling among sporting athletes.

# gavin-duffy - Sunday 29 July, 2018

Gavin Duffy seeking nomination for presidential election

Duffy, best known for being a Dragon’s Den panelist, confirmed the news on Twitter this morning.

# gavin-duffy - Wednesday 24 May, 2017

Dragon's Den star to moderate Leo and Simon in Fine Gael hustings

Duffy said he will act as “an independent, objective moderator”.

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