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#Presidential Election

# presidential-election - Wednesday 12 December, 2018

'Michael D is a formidable president': Adams says Sinn Féin was never going to win Áras election

Adams says that Sinn Féin did not engage with its voters.

# presidential-election - Thursday 6 December, 2018

Poll: Should Irish citizens living abroad be allowed to vote in the Irish presidential election? Your Say This post contains a poll

Poll: Should Irish citizens living abroad be allowed to vote in the Irish presidential election?

It’s understood a referendum on the matter will be held next May.

# presidential-election - Thursday 1 November, 2018

Opinion: 'A group of Irish lads held a knife to my throat when I was just 11 - but I don't hate Irish people'

Hazel Chu writes about the presidential election and her fears around how people will treat her young Irish-born Chinese daughter.

# presidential-election - Sunday 28 October, 2018

Why was the campaign so lacklustre? For the same reason 'no-one bothered going to Dublin matches this summer'

We take a look at some of the factors that led to such a mundane Áras campaign.

# presidential-election - Saturday 27 October, 2018

Michael D Higgins' speech outlines his plans for the next seven years

President Michael D Higgins says he would focus on equality, togetherness and strong sustainable communities during his next term.

Taoiseach: 'There was an element of anti-Traveller sentiment in the vote'

Varadkar said Michael D Higgins had received a resounding endorsement from the Irish people.

Peter Casey says he is waiting on an apology from Leo Varadkar

Asked if he thinks he is the Trump of Irish politics he replied: ‘God, I hope not.’

Opinion: 'It's such a worrying time for Travellers. Is every fifth person I meet a Traveller hater?'

Activist Eileen Ní Fhloinn says it worries her as a Traveller woman “to see the brazen and openness of anti-Traveller sentiment that’s out there on social media and political forums”.

'I brought to the fore something that was there already': Presidential Candidate Peter Casey stands by his comments on Travellers

Casey has said he’ll take a long time “probably until lunchtime” to decide what to do next.

# presidential-election - Thursday 25 October, 2018

Islanders to cast their ballots in the presidential election today

Registered voters off the coast of Galway, Mayo and Donegal will cast their ballots today.

# presidential-election - Wednesday 24 October, 2018

Poll: Who will you vote for in the presidential election? Your Say This post contains a poll

Poll: Who will you vote for in the presidential election?

The final TV debate with all six candidates took place last night.

# presidential-election - Tuesday 23 October, 2018

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.

# presidential-election - Monday 22 October, 2018

Michael D Higgins: 'I'm not a millionaire. I don't see the merit in this kind of discourse'

One of Higgins’ rivals has claimed that those without personal wealth or the backing of political parties will soon be unable to become president.

# presidential-election - Sunday 21 October, 2018

'I would make sure everyone who's homeless had shelter': We asked these second class students what they'd do as President Aras 18 This post contains videos

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.

# presidential-election - Saturday 20 October, 2018

Seán Gallagher: RTÉ reading out a statement for Michael D Higgins was 'bizarre'

During the debate, Gavin Duffy told Claire Byrne that “It’s not your job to be a spokesperson for the President.”

# presidential-election - Wednesday 17 October, 2018

The Candidate: TheJournal.ie's presidential podcast talks to Liadh Ní Ríada

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

Gavin Duffy: 'Can I apologise there are three candidates from the Dragons' Den?'

On TheJournal.ie’s The Candidate podcast, Duffy said that he and the other Dragons were not “in cahoots”.

# presidential-election - Tuesday 16 October, 2018

Poll: Are live debates influencing how you'll vote in the presidential election? Your Say This post contains a poll

Poll: Are live debates influencing how you'll vote in the presidential election?

Last night, four of the six presidential candidates took part in the first TV debate of the campaign.

# presidential-election - Saturday 13 October, 2018

Most Irish people want election campaign posters banned

In a survey of 1,000 adults, 77% responded that they wanted a ban on presidential posters.

# presidential-election - Tuesday 9 October, 2018

# presidential-election - Friday 5 October, 2018

Peter Casey calls Michael D 'uninspiring' as he officially launches his presidential campaign

The former Dragons’ Den star was speaking at the official launch of his presidential campaign today.

# presidential-election - Sunday 30 September, 2018

Millenials for Michael D: Why young people are backing a Higgins presidency

We talked to students who support his bid for the presidency about why they intend on voting for him.

# presidential-election - Friday 28 September, 2018

Seán Gallagher promises to stay in Irish embassies rather than hotels if elected president

President Michael D Higgins faced questions at this campaign launch about reports he stayed in a hotel which cost €3,000 per night.

# presidential-election - Thursday 27 September, 2018

Peter Casey withdraws remark calling Áras security breach 'a bit of a coincidence'

The former Dragon’s Den star faced questioning over the comments on the first day of campaigning.

# presidential-election - Wednesday 26 September, 2018

The manner in which Gemma O'Doherty's candidacy was railroaded reinforces her main arguments

Political power in Ireland is held entirely in the hands of a small elite, who govern largely in their own interest. The rest of us are on the outside looking in, writes Caoimhín De Barra.

# presidential-election - Monday 24 September, 2018

Last remaining councils to meet to nominate their presidential candidate

Other than Michael D Higgins, there are five people on the ballot paper so far.

# presidential-election - Sunday 23 September, 2018

Poll: Should citizens in the North be allowed vote in Irish presidential elections? Aras 2018 This post contains a poll

Poll: Should citizens in the North be allowed vote in Irish presidential elections?

The next presidential election will be in 2025.

# presidential-election - Friday 21 September, 2018

Presidential hopeful Sarah Louise Mulligan escorted from Dublin council meeting

South Dublin County Council voted not to nominate anyone for the presidency.

# presidential-election - Thursday 20 September, 2018

Spending by the Office of the President to be scrutinised next week

The Secretary General of the Department of An Taoiseach has warned the committee it could be in breach of the Constitution.

# presidential-election - Wednesday 19 September, 2018

Independent TDs and senators fail to agree on presidential candidate

The group had a “robust debate” this evening.

# presidential-election - Friday 14 September, 2018

Gavin Duffy 'ready to contest' presidential election after becoming fourth official candidate Aras 18 This post contains videos

Gavin Duffy 'ready to contest' presidential election after becoming fourth official candidate

The businessman has secured the backing of Waterford Council.

# presidential-election - Monday 10 September, 2018

Jimmy Guerin's message to Gemma O'Doherty: 'Allow my sister rest in peace'

Veronica Guerin’s brother addressed claims by the Áras hopeful at Fingal council today.

Sean Gallagher joins Michael D Higgins on ballot sheet for presidency

The presidential election will be held on 26 October.

Number of councils to vote on who they endorse for the presidential election

Presidential hopefuls must secure the support of four local authorities, or 20 TDs and senators to stand in the election.

# presidential-election - 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.

# presidential-election - Monday 3 September, 2018

Gavin Duffy secures presidential nomination from Meath County Council

Those hoping to be candidates need the support of four local authorities or 20 members of the Oireachtas.

# presidential-election - Saturday 1 September, 2018

Brother of Veronica Guerin: Gemma O'Doherty's comments on her murder were 'disgusting'

Speaking to TheJournal.ie, O’Doherty said she believed the State was involved in the killing.

# presidential-election - Tuesday 28 August, 2018

Seán Gallagher to make his presidential intentions known tomorrow

The businessman ran for office of president in 2011.

Presidential election to be held on Friday 26 October

Housing Minister Eoghan Murphy confirmed the news this morning.

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