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# presidency - Wednesday 6 April, 2016

Donald Trump and Hillary Clinton just took a walloping in Wisconsin

The results serve notice that the Democrat and Republican nominations for president are far from done deals.

# presidency - Saturday 28 November, 2015

Support for Donald Trump's presidential bid just took a nosedive...

The controversial billionaire has had a difficult week, although he’s still out in front in the race for the Republican nomination.

# presidency - Tuesday 27 October, 2015

Donald Trump loses edge in bid for Republican nomination

A new poll has emerged putting the billionaire behind candidate Ben Carson.

# presidency - Sunday 5 July, 2015

From The42 'Ireland can be the number one boxing nation in the world' Interview

'Ireland can be the number one boxing nation in the world'

Michael O’Reilly’s coach, Pat Ryan, chats to The42 about Irish boxers’ success at the European Games and running for the IABA Presidency.

# presidency - Saturday 4 July, 2015

Poll: Would you vote Miriam O'Callaghan for president? Your Say This post contains a poll

Poll: Would you vote Miriam O'Callaghan for president?

Speculation is mounting again that the RTÉ presenter could make a bid for the Áras.

# presidency - Thursday 16 April, 2015

Fine Gael: 'Yes' ... Labour: 'We're not taking a position'

A referendum to reduce the minimum age of a presidential candidate from 35 to 21 is also being held next month.

# presidency - Saturday 28 March, 2015

There's a second referendum happening on 22 May. Did you know? Vote This post contains a poll

There's a second referendum happening on 22 May. Did you know?

It could mean Niall Horan could be President of Ireland.

# presidency - Thursday 11 December, 2014

From The42 Is it 'inevitable' that there will be a woman President of the GAA? Presidency

Is it 'inevitable' that there will be a woman President of the GAA?

Liam O’Neill has also commended Tyrone for appointing Roisin Jordan as their county chairperson.

# presidency - Wednesday 5 November, 2014

Disaster for Obama as Republicans win US Senate

Republicans seized at least seven seats from Senate Democrats.

# presidency - Thursday 30 October, 2014

Chaos breaks out in Burkina Faso as president attempts to stay in power

The country’s parliament has been set on fire in this most recent surge of violence.

# presidency - Wednesday 28 May, 2014

Taoiseach supports Juncker saying he is a strong candidate for presidency

Enda Kenny denied reports that he is tipped as a backup for EC chief role saying Juncker is the EPP’s formal candidate.

# presidency - Wednesday 29 January, 2014

How much did the EU presidency cost Ireland? Less than expected, actually

Nearly €70 million less than last time.

# presidency - Saturday 13 July, 2013

Government spent over €10k on report into how well its EU presidency went

Tánaiste Eamon Gilmore has also revealed that €51 million was spent on Ireland’s EU Presidency, around €9 million under budget.

# presidency - Tuesday 2 July, 2013

Taoiseach to boast about Irish presidency in Strasbourg today

It will be Enda Kenny’s last job as part of Ireland’s presidency of the Council of Europe.

# presidency - Monday 15 April, 2013

Ireland got a ‘B’ grade for its last European presidency

The US said it would give Ireland a “tentative B” for its 2004 presidency of the European Union.

# presidency - Saturday 26 January, 2013

Poll: Should the Presidential term of office be shortened to five years? Your Say This post contains a poll

Poll: Should the Presidential term of office be shortened to five years?

The matter is being considered by the Constitutional Convention today but what do you think?

# presidency - Thursday 17 January, 2013

# presidency - Wednesday 16 January, 2013

Kenny: Irish have borne weight of bank debt with "courage, patience and dignity"

The Taoiseach said that Ireland is “taking steps on the road to recovery”, while speaking at the European Parliament today.

# presidency - Wednesday 9 January, 2013

The 9 at 9: Wednesday

Good morning. Here are the nine stories you need to know as you start your day.

# presidency - Monday 31 December, 2012

EU flag raised above Dublin Castle Europe This post contains images

EU flag raised above Dublin Castle

In his address, Taoiseach Enda Kenny said Ireland’s EU Presidency will be about three words: stability, jobs and growth.

# presidency - Friday 28 December, 2012

Free Dublin Bikes for EU delegates during presidency

It is part of a range of cost-saving measures being employed to almost halve the cost of Ireland’s presidency of the EU.

# presidency - Friday 21 December, 2012

Tender for redevelopment of President's website seven months after revamp

A tender note – which misspelled the President’s name – was put on the government’s e-tenders website yesterday as looks set for a complete overhaul next year.

# presidency - Saturday 1 December, 2012

Ireland's EU presidency will cost less than in 2004 - Creighton

EU affairs minister Lucinda Creighton says Ireland’s next stint at the helm will cost far less than the last one.

# presidency - Monday 26 November, 2012

Voters want to scrap Seanad, give diaspora the vote and review Constitution

Ipsos MRBI has polled a number of issues that will be up for discussion at the constitutional convention which gets under way this weekend.

# presidency - Thursday 1 November, 2012

Guten Morgen: Enda Kenny to meet Angela Merkel in Berlin today

The two will have a lot to talk about.

# presidency - Saturday 27 October, 2012

One year after #Aras11, where are the failed presidential candidates now?

One wrote a book, one went on tour, one went back up the North and one went to Strasbourg. Here’s what Seán, Martin, Gay, David, Dana and Mary did next.

# presidency - Wednesday 3 October, 2012

Most of the Cabinet to travel to Brussels today to discuss Ireland's EU presidency

The Taoiseach, Tánaiste and nine ministers are going to Brussels today to talk about their plans for Ireland’s presidency of the EU with President José Manuel Barroso.

# presidency - Friday 21 September, 2012

Constitutional Convention aims to begin discussions next month

132 members of the public have been identified to participate – 66 of whom will be direct substitutes for the others.

# presidency - Thursday 19 July, 2012

"I was famous and I was powerful" - George Bush wants to step out of the limelight Bush This post contains videos

"I was famous and I was powerful" - George Bush wants to step out of the limelight

In a recent interview Bush reflected on his time in office and spoke about his struggle to regain anonymity now that he is no longer President.

# presidency - Thursday 12 January, 2012

UK deputy prime minister to visit Áras an Uachtaráin

Nick Clegg will meet with President Michael D Higgins during a visit to Dublin tomorrow.

# presidency - Thursday 29 December, 2011

Top 10 stories that got you talking in 2011 Review 2011 This post contains images

Top 10 stories that got you talking in 2011

Alternative medicine, the Gaza flotilla and same-sex marriages – these are the stories that sparked the most debate in 2011.

# presidency - Sunday 25 December, 2011

Republican candidate Newt Gingrich misses out on Super Tuesday ballot in own state

Gingrich failed to qualify for his state’s Super Tuesday primary ballot.

# presidency - Saturday 10 December, 2011

The Daily Fix: Saturday Daily Fix This post contains videos

The Daily Fix: Saturday

In tonight’s Fix: The latest on the EU agreement, tributes paid to mother and daughter crash victims, and possibly the best Christmas light display ever…

President Michael D Higgins to have knee surgery next week

Higgins has previously said that he broke his kneecap while on a humanitarian mission in Colombia.

# presidency - Sunday 4 December, 2011

Exit poll shows support for Putin's party down in Russia

The election is seen as a referendum on prime minister Vladimir Putin’s popularity as he bids to regain the presidency.

# presidency - Friday 2 December, 2011

Teenage president? TDs to debate changes to Áras rules

Proposed changes would reduce the minimum age to 18, and allow candidates to secure nomination with 10,000 signatures.

The 9 at 9: Friday

Nine things to know by 9am: All eyes on Merkel over EU’s future, BoI hits the stress-test target, more pressure on Iran – and is Joxer heading to Kiev or Warsaw?

# presidency - Monday 28 November, 2011

Household charge legislation to be pushed through ahead of Budget

The final legal measures to cut judges’ pay will also be voted on by the Dáil this week.

# presidency - Monday 14 November, 2011

From The Daily Edge Presidential candidate Gay Mitchell is for the birds... Birdhouse

Presidential candidate Gay Mitchell is for the birds...

Enterprising designer finds new use for old election posters – he builds a little birdhouse with them…

# presidency - Sunday 30 October, 2011

Higgins welcomed by 5,000 supporters in Galway

The President-elect has been greeted by thousands of supporters in his native Galway today.