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# gerard-craughwell - Tuesday 24 July, 2018

'I’m out'- Noel Whelan will not contest the presidential election.
# Aras2018
# Aras2018

'I’m out'- Noel Whelan will not contest the presidential election.

Jul 24th 2018, 12:23 PM 21,772 Views 64 Comments

Speaking on RTÉ Radio One this morning Whelan announced that he was out of the race.

# gerard-craughwell - Monday 23 July, 2018

Gerard Craughwell says he's not running for the presidency because he can't afford it
# Gone
# Gone

Gerard Craughwell says he's not running for the presidency because he can't afford it

Jul 23rd 2018, 9:36 AM 33,722 Views 81 Comments

The senator had previously been vocal about his desire to run against Michael D Higgins.

# gerard-craughwell - Saturday 14 July, 2018

Gerard Craughwell on his combative Twitter personality and what he thinks of Michael D
# Presidential Election
# Presidential Election

Gerard Craughwell on his combative Twitter personality and what he thinks of Michael D

Jul 14th 2018, 10:30 AM 14,665 Views 59 Comments

The independent senator says the main political parties have narrowed down the path to an Áras nomination.

# gerard-craughwell - Tuesday 10 July, 2018

Gerard Craughwell says he'll do his utmost to challenge Michael D for the presidency
# Rás To The Áras
# Rás To The Áras

Gerard Craughwell says he'll do his utmost to challenge Michael D for the presidency

Jul 10th 2018, 11:02 AM 17,472 Views 76 Comments

Michael D Higgins confirmed this morning that he would seek a second term in the Áras.

# gerard-craughwell - Friday 6 July, 2018

'Nobody has approached me': Frances Black says she has no intention of running for president
# The Aras
# The Aras

'Nobody has approached me': Frances Black says she has no intention of running for president

Jul 6th 2018, 6:15 AM 10,067 Views 25 Comments

Sinn Féin is due to hold meetings with a number of independents about the presidential election.

# gerard-craughwell - Thursday 18 January, 2018

Presidential hopeful defends advising local councillors about how to 'maximise' mileage expenses
# On The Clock
# On The Clock

Presidential hopeful defends advising local councillors about how to 'maximise' mileage expenses

Jan 18th 2018, 7:29 AM 35,332 Views 115 Comments

Senator Gerard Craughwell said an email he sent to local politicians was in the public interest.

# gerard-craughwell - Saturday 6 January, 2018

It's getting more and more likely that we'll have a presidential election this year*
# The Aras
# The Aras

It's getting more and more likely that we'll have a presidential election this year*

Jan 6th 2018, 3:54 PM 21,538 Views 66 Comments

*That’s according to one politician who’s been tipped to run.

# gerard-craughwell - Friday 5 January, 2018

Presidential hopeful calls on largest parties to say if they will run candidates for Áras
# Aras 2018?
# Aras 2018?

Presidential hopeful calls on largest parties to say if they will run candidates for Áras

Jan 5th 2018, 11:03 AM 20,208 Views 134 Comments

Gerard Craughwell says other challengers need time to organise their campaigns.

# gerard-craughwell - Thursday 28 December, 2017

'I'm not playing games - this is about winning the presidency': Craughwell expecting to secure backing for Áras run
# Not A Test
# Not A Test

'I'm not playing games - this is about winning the presidency': Craughwell expecting to secure backing for Áras run

Dec 28th 2017, 12:05 AM 35,303 Views 160 Comments

The independent senator’s tilt at the presidency isn’t a gesture, he insists.

# gerard-craughwell - Wednesday 27 December, 2017

Explainer: How likely is a Presidential election in 2018?

Explainer: How likely is a Presidential election in 2018?

Dec 27th 2017, 9:30 PM 22,278 Views 47 Comments

Michael D isn’t set to make an announcement until September – but other candidates may emerge before then.

# gerard-craughwell - Tuesday 15 August, 2017

'Running for president of Ireland is not something I would do willy-nilly, but we need a contest'
# Hat In The Ring
# Hat In The Ring

'Running for president of Ireland is not something I would do willy-nilly, but we need a contest'

Aug 15th 2017, 6:05 AM 45,471 Views 70 Comments

Michael D Higgins has refused to rule out the possibility of a second run for Áras an Uachtaráin.

# gerard-craughwell - Monday 29 June, 2015

The launch of a 'radical but responsible' political alliance didn't quite go to plan
# Rule Breakers
# Rule Breakers

The launch of a 'radical but responsible' political alliance didn't quite go to plan

Jun 29th 2015, 12:31 PM 29,987 Views 66 Comments

Things got a bit awkward for Shane Ross and co on the Leinster House plinth this morning.

# gerard-craughwell - Wednesday 3 June, 2015

Our newest Senator is 'dismayed' at being denied entry to independent group
# No New Members
# No New Members

Our newest Senator is 'dismayed' at being denied entry to independent group

Jun 3rd 2015, 6:40 PM 15,600 Views 45 Comments

Averil Power got the nod, but Gerard Craughwell did not.

# gerard-craughwell - Wednesday 11 February, 2015

No cigarette-style warnings on betting slips ... for now
# Gambling
# Gambling

No cigarette-style warnings on betting slips ... for now

Feb 11th 2015, 8:47 PM 13,005 Views 43 Comments

Do you think they’re a good idea?

# gerard-craughwell - Tuesday 16 December, 2014

'Sickened by the threats': Will Senators reject water charges?
# Close Call
# Close Call

'Sickened by the threats': Will Senators reject water charges?

Dec 16th 2014, 4:00 PM 13,050 Views 123 Comments

“If the Seanad wants to be taken seriously it must do the right thing and not be merely a rubber stamp for the Government’s brutal austerity policies.”

# gerard-craughwell - Friday 10 October, 2014

Here's What Happened Today: Friday
# News Fix
# News Fix

Here's What Happened Today: Friday

Oct 10th 2014, 11:11 PM 15,104 Views 7 Comments

Everyone’s talking about our newest Senator, Irish preparation for Ebola, and a girl called Malala.

Fine Gael's John McNulty has lost the Seanad by-election - and here's who beat him
# Seanad
# Seanad

Fine Gael's John McNulty has lost the Seanad by-election - and here's who beat him

Oct 10th 2014, 11:00 PM 24,337 Views 65 Comments

Former TUI president Gerard Craughwell is the country’s newest senator.

Enda avoids more McNulty embarrassment - but now has a BIG problem in the Seanad
# Seanad-igans
# Seanad-igans

Enda avoids more McNulty embarrassment - but now has a BIG problem in the Seanad

Oct 10th 2014, 4:12 PM 10,727 Views 15 Comments

Analysis: The Seanad will continue to cause the Taoiseach and the coalition a headache in the coming months.

Ireland's newest senator: I won't be whipped by any party
# Independent Man
# Independent Man

Ireland's newest senator: I won't be whipped by any party

Oct 10th 2014, 1:26 PM 9,816 Views 27 Comments

Gerard Craughwell has been speaking to reporters this lunchtime.

# gerard-craughwell - Tuesday 30 September, 2014

GONE: John McNulty has withdrawn from the Seanad by-election
# He's Out
# He's Out

GONE: John McNulty has withdrawn from the Seanad by-election

Sep 30th 2014, 10:15 PM 16,390 Views 67 Comments

The Fine Gael nominee for the upper house has said contesting the election would distract from the “critical work of government”.

# gerard-craughwell - Monday 29 September, 2014

McNulty appears as IMMA board member on Seanad ballot paper - even though he's resigned
# McNulty-gate
# McNulty-gate

McNulty appears as IMMA board member on Seanad ballot paper - even though he's resigned

Sep 29th 2014, 10:39 AM 5,170 Views 17 Comments

The controversy over Fine Gael’s pick for the vacant Seanad seat is rumbling on.

# gerard-craughwell - Thursday 25 September, 2014

John McNulty quits controversial state board job... but will continue his Seanad bid
# Controversy
# Controversy

John McNulty quits controversial state board job... but will continue his Seanad bid

Sep 25th 2014, 11:00 PM 22,650 Views 99 Comments

The controversy surrounding Fine Gael’s nominee for the upper house is rumbling on today.

# gerard-craughwell - Tuesday 23 September, 2014

Arts Minister defends decision to give Fine Gael's Seanad nominee a state board job
# Seanad-igans
# Seanad-igans

Arts Minister defends decision to give Fine Gael's Seanad nominee a state board job

Sep 23rd 2014, 6:40 PM 16,596 Views 53 Comments

John McNulty was appointed to the board of the Irish Museum of Modern Art days before he was nominated for the vacant Seanad seat.

# gerard-craughwell - Friday 8 August, 2014

This man wants to stop the 'silly charade' and run for the Seanad
# Uphill Task
# Uphill Task

This man wants to stop the 'silly charade' and run for the Seanad

Aug 8th 2014, 12:53 PM 9,198 Views 42 Comments

Gerard Craughwell believes the forthcoming Seanad by-election is “a sham”

# gerard-craughwell - Sunday 19 January, 2014

Quinn urged to enter mediation talks with teachers over junior cycle reform
# Teachers
# Teachers

Quinn urged to enter mediation talks with teachers over junior cycle reform

Jan 19th 2014, 9:00 PM 9,586 Views 51 Comments

Meanwhile, the president of the TUI said that he was surprised there hadn’t been wider public consultation the Junior Cycle Student Award.