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# joan-freeman - Thursday 25 April, 2019

Irish-American businessmen (including Labour TD's brother) donate over €2k to Alan Kelly and Joan Freeman
# Political Donations
# Political Donations

Irish-American businessmen (including Labour TD's brother) donate over €2k to Alan Kelly and Joan Freeman

Apr 25th 2019, 12:13 PM 26,511 Views 26 Comments

TDs and senators received almost €6,500 in donations.

# joan-freeman - Saturday 27 October, 2018

Michael D versus the rest: How did your constituency vote?
# Aras 18
# Aras 18

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

Oct 27th 2018, 8:00 PM 70,632 Views 101 Comments

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
# Aras 18
# Aras 18

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

Updated Oct 26th 2018, 1:25 PM 34,665 Views 104 Comments

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?
# Aras 18
# Aras 18

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

Oct 24th 2018, 11:39 PM 31,077 Views 65 Comments

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
# Aras 18
# Aras 18

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

Oct 24th 2018, 11:11 PM 59,517 Views 107 Comments

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
# Last Chance Saloon
# Last Chance Saloon

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

Updated Oct 23rd 2018, 11:53 PM 60,378 Views 224 Comments

David McCullagh was on hosting duties in Montrose.

Player ratings: How did the presidential candidates fare in the Prime Time debate?
# Out Of Ten
# Out Of Ten

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

Oct 23rd 2018, 11:49 PM 59,274 Views 129 Comments

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
# Podcast
# Podcast

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

Oct 23rd 2018, 6:00 PM 6,107 Views 28 Comments

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
# The Candidate
# The Candidate

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

Oct 23rd 2018, 6:10 AM 16,007 Views 27 Comments

“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
# The Candidate

The Candidate: TheJournal.ie podcast talks to Joan Freeman

Oct 22nd 2018, 7:30 PM 7,046 Views 34 Comments

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
# Asylum Seekers
# Asylum Seekers

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

Oct 21st 2018, 9:30 AM 20,891 Views 48 Comments

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
# Way Ahead
# Way Ahead

Michael D Higgins enjoys commanding lead in latest presidential opinion polls

Oct 21st 2018, 7:35 AM 36,595 Views 114 Comments

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
# Pat Kenny
# Pat Kenny

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

Oct 18th 2018, 1:43 AM 41,245 Views 114 Comments

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 DEBATE
# PAT KENNY DEBATE

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

Oct 17th 2018, 11:45 PM 66,904 Views 103 Comments

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

Player ratings: How did the presidential candidates fare in the Pat Kenny debate?
# Out Of Ten
# Out Of Ten

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

Oct 17th 2018, 11:30 PM 61,390 Views 121 Comments

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
# Runaway Leader
# Runaway Leader

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

Oct 17th 2018, 7:49 AM 27,145 Views 89 Comments

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
# Aras 18
# Aras 18

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

Oct 17th 2018, 12:05 AM 33,076 Views 37 Comments

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?
# Out Of Ten
# Out Of Ten

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

Oct 15th 2018, 11:01 PM 50,902 Views 64 Comments

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
# Aras 18
# Aras 18

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

Updated Oct 15th 2018, 11:00 PM 41,576 Views 49 Comments

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
# Aras 2018
# Aras 2018

Seven in 10 people want Michael D Higgins reelected

Oct 12th 2018, 10:53 AM 24,570 Views 139 Comments

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

# joan-freeman - Tuesday 9 October, 2018

Today is your final chance to register to vote in the presidential election and blasphemy referendum
# Quick Quick Quick
# Quick Quick Quick

Today is your final chance to register to vote in the presidential election and blasphemy referendum

Oct 9th 2018, 10:20 AM 19,417 Views 88 Comments

Get your skates on.

# 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'
# Aras 18
# Aras 18

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

Oct 1st 2018, 12:15 PM 38,790 Views 51 Comments

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
# #4outof6
# #4outof6

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

Sep 27th 2018, 3:31 PM 26,696 Views 45 Comments

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
# Up For Debate
# Up For Debate

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

Updated Sep 24th 2018, 5:52 PM 27,726 Views 48 Comments

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
# Aras 18
# Aras 18

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

Sep 18th 2018, 6:59 PM 34,819 Views 34 Comments

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
# Aras18
# Aras18

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

Sep 18th 2018, 1:28 PM 16,342 Views 73 Comments

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
# Aras18
# Aras18

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

Sep 4th 2018, 8:11 AM 18,245 Views 47 Comments

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

'Would you tell us if you were in a secret organisation?' The race for the Áras stumbles on
# Race For The Áras
# Race For The Áras

'Would you tell us if you were in a secret organisation?' The race for the Áras stumbles on

Aug 28th 2018, 6:45 AM 17,466 Views 24 Comments

There may be trouble ahead.

# joan-freeman - Wednesday 15 August, 2018

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

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

Aug 15th 2018, 7:25 PM 13,386 Views 35 Comments

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
# Race For The Park
# Race For The Park

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

Jul 31st 2018, 6:10 PM 24,213 Views 52 Comments

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
# Presidential Election
# Presidential Election

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

Jul 24th 2018, 5:54 PM 14,530 Views 28 Comments

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
# Race For The Áras

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

Jul 24th 2018, 6:00 AM 89,889 Views 55 Comments

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
# Joan Freeman

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

Jul 18th 2018, 5:44 PM 22,746 Views 43 Comments

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
# Mental Health
# Mental Health

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

Dec 23rd 2017, 8:45 AM 13,749 Views 10 Comments

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
# Solace House

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

Oct 31st 2017, 4:32 PM 22,329 Views 11 Comments

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'
# Mental Health
# Mental Health

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

May 9th 2017, 10:04 PM 38,664 Views 67 Comments

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
# Pieta House

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

Apr 30th 2017, 8:05 AM 10,911 Views 6 Comments

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
# Mental Health
# Mental Health

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

Nov 29th 2016, 10:26 AM 6,794 Views 16 Comments

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
# Suicide Prevention
# Suicide Prevention

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

Jun 1st 2016, 12:14 PM 21,073 Views 42 Comments

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
# Broken System

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

Mar 15th 2016, 1:12 PM 15,379 Views 12 Comments

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

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