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#President of Ireland

# president-of-ireland - Wednesday 25 May, 2011

Take 5: Wednesday

5 minutes, 5 stories, 5 o’clock.

# president-of-ireland - Monday 14 March, 2011

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.

# president-of-ireland - Wednesday 5 January, 2011

Norris goes for President and wants YOU (and your money)

While online campaign appeals for public to ‘Donate Now!’ his bet on himself to win the Aras could yield a cool €1,650

# president-of-ireland - Saturday 4 September, 2010

Eamon Dunphy tears into Norris presidential ambitions

“The last thing we need for our Presidency is to have this clown in office,” says the outspoken pundit.

# president-of-ireland - Monday 30 August, 2010

Miriam rules out run for Presidency in 2011 Your Say This post contains a poll

Miriam rules out run for Presidency in 2011

The broadcaster dismisses the story as the internet is divided over President O’Callaghan. What do you think?

# president-of-ireland - Tuesday 24 August, 2010

FERGUS FINLAY had a mixed day yesterday – while listeners to RTÉ Radio’s Liveline were picking him as their favourite prospective President of Ireland ahead of the October 2011 elections, his car was being broken into.

In the apparent absence of any newsworthy topic worth discussing on yesterday’s programme, Liveline gave users a prospective list of ten presidential candidates and asked users to vote by text to eliminate candidates until there were just two left.

Early eliminated candidates included Bertie Ahern, Mary O’Rourke, and John Bruton. Even David Norris, considered a popular independent choice for Ireland’s highest office, failed to make it past fifth place.

Ultimately, of the final two candidates, Finlay won a head-to-head vote of support against Emily O’Reilly – but evidently didn’t have much reason to celebrate afterward, with his car being broken into while the poll was ongoing.

The ironic break-in was revealed by Liveline host Joe Duffy on his Twitter account earlier this morning.

The Liveline top ten:

  1. Fergus Finlay, CEO, Bernardo’s; columnist and occasional broadcaster
  2. Emily O’Reilly, Ombudsman and Information Commissioner and former jouralist
  3. Feargal Quinn, Senator; businessman and founder of Superquinn supermarkets
  4. Michael D Higgins, former Minister for Arts, Culture and the Gaeltacht
  5. David Norris, Senator
  6. Adi Roche, Chernobyl charity worker and 1997 Presidential candidate
  7. Brian Crowley, MEP and former co-president of UEN parliamentary group in European Parliament
  8. John Bruton, former Taoiseach and EU ambassador to the United States
  9. Mary O’Rourke, TD and former Minister at Departments of Health, Education and Public Enterprise
  10. Bertie Ahern, former Taoiseach