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#joan freeman

# joan-freeman - Saturday 27 October, 2018

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.

# joan-freeman - 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.

# joan-freeman - 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.

# joan-freeman - 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.

Joan Freeman says she disagrees with Iona Institute's policy on families

“I voted Yes for same-sex marriage: I reflect what Ireland is like. I reflect that we are diverse,” the independent Senator said.

# joan-freeman - Monday 22 October, 2018

The Candidate: TheJournal.ie podcast talks to Joan Freeman

The Candidate brings TheJournal.ie readers closer to the presidential hopefuls, thanks to six in-depth interviews.

# joan-freeman - 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.

# joan-freeman - 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.

# joan-freeman - 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?

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.

Here's what the presidential candidates think about Trump, Brexit and the Eighth Amendment

We’ve asked the six nominees why they are running and where they stand on a number of important issues.

# joan-freeman - 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.

# joan-freeman - Friday 12 October, 2018

Seven in 10 people want Michael D Higgins reelected

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

# joan-freeman - Tuesday 9 October, 2018

# joan-freeman - Monday 1 October, 2018

Freeman on €120k loan: 'No I didn't need to do a background check. This guy is a very good guy'

Businessman Des Walsh has given Freeman a loan of €120k to fund her presidential campaign.

# joan-freeman - 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.

# joan-freeman - 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.

# joan-freeman - 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.

# joan-freeman - 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.

# joan-freeman - Tuesday 28 August, 2018

# joan-freeman - 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

# joan-freeman - 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.

# joan-freeman - Tuesday 24 July, 2018

Race for the Áras: Joan Freeman asks councils to convene special meetings

The current situation makes it very difficult for prospective candidates to organise campaigns, Freeman said.

The next President of Ireland - ranked from most to least likely Race For The Áras This post contains videos

The next President of Ireland - ranked from most to least likely

Michael D Higgins is the man to beat.

# joan-freeman - Wednesday 18 July, 2018

Founder of Pieta House writes to councils seeking support for presidential run

Joan Freeman said it is her lifelong ambition to “deliver a better quality of life”.

# joan-freeman - Saturday 23 December, 2017

From zero funding to a thriving New York branch: Joan Freeman's Pieta House journey

In 2006, Freeman put her house up as collateral to fund Pieta House. Now, she’s just launched a New York branch.

# joan-freeman - Tuesday 31 October, 2017

Pieta House founder Joan Freeman leaving charity for new mental health project in New York

Solace House is a suicide and self-harm charity, which serves the Irish Diaspora and others in New York.

# joan-freeman - Tuesday 9 May, 2017

'I'm surprised that the leader of our country had the neck to walk in Darkness Into Light'

Senator Joan Freeman originally praised the Taoiseach for his involvement, but took a different view today in the Seanad.

# joan-freeman - Sunday 30 April, 2017

'Darkness Into Light allows us to talk about the wound left by suicide' Pieta House This post contains videos

'Darkness Into Light allows us to talk about the wound left by suicide'

Senator Joan Freeman talks to us about mental health services and being ‘a pain in the government’s neck’.

# joan-freeman - Tuesday 29 November, 2016

Pieta House calls for ban on children being admitted to adult-only psychiatric units

Founder Joan Freeman wants the government to allow such children to be admitted to private institutions.

# joan-freeman - Wednesday 1 June, 2016

Pieta House founder will donate €65k senator salary to the charity

Joan Freeman was named as one of the Taoiseach’s nominees to the Seanad last week.

# joan-freeman - Tuesday 15 March, 2016

'Imagine being suicidal and waiting hours and hours for help' Broken System This post contains videos

'Imagine being suicidal and waiting hours and hours for help'

The founder of Pieta House has said the current mental health support system is not working.

# joan-freeman - Tuesday 27 May, 2014

Booklet launched to combat "suicide crisis" and increase in rural isolation

Produced with Pieta House and the Irish Countrywomen’s Association, it is aimed at helping individuals to recognise the signs of suicidal behaviour.

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