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#Presidency

# presidency - Saturday 29 October, 2011

Poet, politician and the ninth President of Ireland: Michael D Higgins Aras11 This post contains videos

Poet, politician and the ninth President of Ireland: Michael D Higgins

Labour’s #Áras11 candidate is the President Elect and will be sworn into office in the middle of next month. Here’s a bit of background on the man who will be president…

Michael D Higgins thanks family, supporters - and the Irish people

In his acceptance speech, the ninth President of Ireland Michael D Higgins said that he has seen the “righteous anger” that exists around the country and has vowed to be a leader “for all the people”.

# presidency - Tuesday 4 October, 2011

#Áras11 diary: Where the candidates will be today

Want to meet the presidential candidates? Keep tabs on where they’re campaigning with TheJournal.ie’s daily updates.

# presidency - Saturday 1 October, 2011

#Áras11 diary: Where the candidates will be today

Want to meet the presidential candidates? Keep up to date with where they are campaigning with TheJournal.ie’s daily updates.

# presidency - Tuesday 27 September, 2011

Presidential debates: When and where they are happening

RTE and TV3 have bagged the presidential candidates for several face-offs so far. Here’s where you tune in.

# presidency - Friday 16 September, 2011

Poll: Should David Norris rejoin the race for the Áras? Your Say This post contains a poll

Poll: Should David Norris rejoin the race for the Áras?

It seems likely that Senator Norris will declare on tonight’s Late Late Show that he is back in the race to secure a presidential nomination. Do you think he’s right to restart his campaign?

# presidency - Monday 12 September, 2011

FF blocks members from one-off Norris support

The party’s chief whip, Sean O Fearghail, said that there is no room for Fianna Fáil TDs and senators to back individual candidates without full party support.

# presidency - Sunday 11 September, 2011

Fianna Fáil senator denies party support for renewed Norris bid

It’s reported today that David Norris is about to re-enter the presidential race, but does he have Fianna Fáil support?

The 9 at 9: Sunday

Nine things you should know this morning…

# presidency - Thursday 8 September, 2011

Poll: Should Irish people living abroad be able to vote for the presidency? Your Say This post contains a poll

Poll: Should Irish people living abroad be able to vote for the presidency?

Michael D Higgins has suggested that people who emigrate should keep their voting rights. What do you think?

# presidency - Wednesday 7 September, 2011

Column: Don’t look for a messiah in our next President

The race for the Áras may be dramatic – but real change will only come from somewhere else, writes Colm O’Gorman.

# presidency - Monday 29 August, 2011

Poll: Who gets your vote for President of Ireland? Your Say This post contains a poll

Poll: Who gets your vote for President of Ireland?

With only four candidates currently putting their names forward for the Áras, we give you the chance to tell us which (of any) of them gets your No.1.

# presidency - Friday 26 August, 2011

‘I had never said I was interested’: Ó Muircheartaigh rules out presidential run

The former GAA broadcaster had been considering entering the race but has ruled it out.

# presidency - Wednesday 17 August, 2011

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Crisis averted: Dunphy says he has no intention of running for the Áras

At the end of the day, he’s just not interested, Billo…

# presidency - Saturday 6 August, 2011

Column: It’s time to move past David Norris and focus on the real issues

Writing for TheJournal.ie, independent candidate Mary Davis argues that the presidential campaign has been dominated by personality – but Ireland needs more than that.

# presidency - Friday 5 August, 2011

Ezra Nawi: Norris was victim of dirty tricks campaign

Nawi claims there was Israeli involvement in Norris’s clemency letter becoming public.

# presidency - Thursday 21 July, 2011

David Norris to unveil Oireachtas support in Presidential bid

The Independent Senator, who is struggling to secure campaign backing, will make an appearance at Leinster House at 10am today.

# presidency - Wednesday 20 July, 2011

Column: David Norris on why an independent CAN and SHOULD run for the Áras

Senator David Norris writes for TheJournal.ie on the value of political independence in the presidential race.

# presidency - Tuesday 19 July, 2011

Mary Davis races ahead in battle for Presidential support

The Special Olympics organiser has now won the backing of six county councils after securing two more yesterday.

# presidency - Monday 11 July, 2011

Column: Why the Irish abroad threaten the status quo

US-based Irish publisher Niall O’Dowd says the Diaspora represents a financial, tourism and cultural juggernaut and yet is treated with ambivalence and disrespect – and its members made to feel less than Irish.

# presidency - Thursday 7 July, 2011

Avril Doyle rules herself out of Presidential race

Former MEP says she is a “realist” and late to the race and “unlikely” to secure the Fine Gael nomination for Aras run.

# presidency - Sunday 19 June, 2011

Poll: Should the presidency be scrapped? Your Say This post contains a poll

Poll: Should the presidency be scrapped?

What do you think? Should we call time on the office of the Irish president?

# presidency - Tuesday 31 May, 2011

Poll: Do you think Norris' comments about sexuality will damage his presidential bid? Your Say This post contains a poll

Poll: Do you think Norris' comments about sexuality will damage his presidential bid?

Senator David Norris is under fire for comments he made in a 2002 interview about sexuality and paedophilia. Do you think the controversy will derail his bid for the Aras?

# presidency - Monday 14 March, 2011

Take 5: Monday

5 stories, 5 minutes, 5 o’clock.

Norris launches campaign for Presidential election nomination

The independent senator kicks off his campaign to get on the ticket for the Presidency, acknowledging his task is tough.

# presidency - Sunday 2 January, 2011

The 9 at 9: Sunday

Nine things you need to know by 9am: General election postponed to late March; AG called in to mediate between warring coalition partners, and Hotmail users hit by vanishing email syndrome.