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#Presidential Election

# presidential-election - Monday 13 February, 2012

Surge in support for Santorum puts him up front with Romney

Rick Santorum and Mitt Romney are neck-and-neck in the Republican Party nomination race, according to Gallup.

# presidential-election - Wednesday 8 February, 2012

Santorum campaign reborn as he beats Romney to take caucuses

“Conservatism is alive and well in Missouri and Minnesota.”

# presidential-election - Friday 3 February, 2012

From The Daily Edge Roseanne Barr to seek US presidential bid No Joke

Roseanne Barr to seek US presidential bid

The comedian is running for the Green Party nomination in the US.

# presidential-election - Thursday 2 February, 2012

French presidential candidate hit by flour during speech Flour Power This post contains images

French presidential candidate hit by flour during speech

So. Much. Flour.

# presidential-election - Sunday 22 January, 2012

Newt Gingrich comeback seals victory in latest US primary

In an upset victory, Gingrich won 40 per cent of the vote in last night’s South Carolina primary, well ahead of second-placed Mitt Romney.

# presidential-election - Monday 26 December, 2011

Donald Trump is no longer a Republican

Once the most Republican of Republicans, the billionaire has officially left the party – only to ensure that Obama can be beaten next year.

# presidential-election - 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.

# presidential-election - Saturday 24 December, 2011

The most telling Irish political pictures of 2011 Review 2011 This post contains images

The most telling Irish political pictures of 2011

A general election, the implosion of two parties, EU drama and a Presidential campaign – can you picture all that in one year? We tried…

# presidential-election - Monday 14 November, 2011

The 5 at 5: Monday

5 minutes, 5 stories, 5 o’clock…

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…

# presidential-election - Friday 11 November, 2011

In full: Taoiseach Enda Kenny's speech at Presidential inauguration

The full text of the address given by Taoiseach Enda Kenny at the inauguration of Michael D Higgins as the ninth President of Ireland today.

# presidential-election - Monday 31 October, 2011

Chief whip says there is no rift in Fine Gael

Despite the party’s poor performances in the presidential election and Dublin West by-election, Paul Kehoe has insisted that there is no crisis within Fine Gael.

# presidential-election - 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…

Liveblog: Michael D Higgins elected President - as it happened

With the support of over a million voters, Michael D Higgins was named Ireland’s ninth president in Dublin Castle. Here’s how a historical day’s events unfolded.

Higher or lower: how does Michael D's new salary compare to other heads of state? Pay Day This post contains a poll This post contains images

Higher or lower: how does Michael D's new salary compare to other heads of state?

The new President of Ireland will be paid the reduced capped wage of just under €250,000 per annum – but for the size of our country, is that a good deal?

Liveblog: The 2011 Presidential election count, Day 2: 9am-3:15pm

Michael D Higgins creeps towards the quota as the Fourth Count results begin to come in. Keep up with all the results, news and analysis on our continuing liveblog

# presidential-election - Friday 28 October, 2011

Liveblog: The 2011 presidential election count, 6:45pm – 3am

Part TWO of our all-day liveblog following the twists and turns of the Presidential election count (and the latest on the Dublin West by-election and the referenda results).

Column: I'm interested in who will be President - but I won't have had my say

Film-maker and writer Liam Nolan on the disenfranchisement of Irish citizens who are still on the electoral register but have no arrangements made for them to vote if they have to move abroad.

Liveblog: The 2011 presidential election count, 9am – 6:45pm

Tallies indicate that Michael D Higgins will be elected the ninth president of Ireland – as Seán Gallagher concedes defeat. Catch up with all the latest results and analysis

Poll: Does the presidential election matter? Your Say This post contains a poll

Poll: Does the presidential election matter?

The presidential election has been dominating our media for weeks – but how much does it really matter? Have your say in our poll…

The count begins: What happens today...

Counting kicks off at 43 constituency centres around the state at 9am this morning, but the first count may not be officially announced until around 7pm this evening.

# presidential-election - Wednesday 26 October, 2011

Bookies make Higgins favourite after Gallagher support 'evaporates'

All the major bookies have now made Michael D Higgins their favourite to win the Presidency, though Gallagher should top the poll.

How to make your vote(s) count at the polls

What you need to know about voting in the presidential election and the two referendums.

In pictures: The last hours of the Áras11 campaign Race For The Áras This post contains images

In pictures: The last hours of the Áras11 campaign

Hand-shaking, singsongs and interviews – the candidates go all out to grab last-minute votes before the polls open tomorrow.

From The Daily Edge Why do we need a President? Oh, here's why... Race For The Áras This post contains videos

Why do we need a President? Oh, here's why...

…according to this charming animation/illustration by student Grace Margetson. NOTE: There’s a plug for Mary Davis in it.

# presidential-election - Tuesday 25 October, 2011

Gallagher ‘doesn’t remember’ visiting Morgan to deliver photograph

Sean Gallagher says he does not recall his meeting with Hugh Morgan – as the fuel magnate says Gallagher personally accepted the cheque.

In full: Hugh Morgan’s statement on his dealings with Seán Gallagher Race For The Áras This post contains a poll

In full: Hugh Morgan’s statement on his dealings with Seán Gallagher

The following is the full text of a statement issued by solicitors this evening on behalf of Hugh Morgan.

Seán Gallagher accuses Martin McGuinness of “political assassination”

Sinn Féin’s Mary Lou McDonald responds by saying Gallagher is “cut from the same cloth” as Fianna Fáil.

Fianna Fáil says Morgan cheque was lodged before fundraising event

Seán Gallagher says he does not recall receiving the cheque for Fianna Fáil as claimed by rival candidate Martin McGuinness.

Video: Gallagher's odds of winning lengthen following Frontline controversy Race For The Áras This post contains videos

Video: Gallagher's odds of winning lengthen following Frontline controversy

The candidate’s campaign team declined to comment about the controversial confrontation involving Martin McGuinness and a €5k cheque for Fianna Fáil.

# presidential-election - Monday 24 October, 2011

From The Daily Edge Seán and Trish Gallagher wedding video a "private matter" Race For The Áras This post contains videos

Seán and Trish Gallagher wedding video a "private matter"

The Presidential candidate’s happy day is being passed around social media today – and a section of his wedding photo album is too.

No evidence of criminal damage in Dana's tyre blowout

Meanwhile, Dana’s husband Damien says that the independent candidate is “very optimistic” about her chances in Thursday’s ballot.

Donegal islands take to the polls as campaigns enter final days

Voting on Irish islands typically starts a few days before the rest of the state to allow adequate time for transporting and counting the votes.

# presidential-election - Sunday 23 October, 2011

Poll: Should the media have scrutinised the presidential candidates so closely? Your Say This post contains a poll

Poll: Should the media have scrutinised the presidential candidates so closely?

It has been described as a “circus” and one of the more caustic elections Ireland has ever seen but did the media play its part in making it so. Today we ask, should the media have scrutinised the presidential candidates so closely?

Column: Young people want to vote so cut the rhetoric...

Niall Morahan says his voluntary organisation TellUsWhy.ie is trying to sift through the sectarianism and baggage of Irish politics – and inform young voters of the real facts and issues.

# presidential-election - Friday 21 October, 2011

From The Daily Edge Column: Cardinal Rules - Making sense of this crazy world Humour

Column: Cardinal Rules - Making sense of this crazy world

This week, the (not) Primate of All Ireland copes with the break-up of the wholesome group Boyslife – and the reunion of the Stone Roses.

#Áras11 Quickfire Video Quiz: David Norris Race For The Áras This post contains videos

#Áras11 Quickfire Video Quiz: David Norris

TheJournal.ie put a series of quickfire questions to the Presidential candidates. Here is how they did – on camera.

#Áras11 Quickfire Video Quiz: Seán Gallagher Race For The Áras This post contains videos

#Áras11 Quickfire Video Quiz: Seán Gallagher

TheJournal.ie put a series of quickfire questions to the Presidential candidates. Here is how they did – on camera.

#Áras11 Quickfire Video Quiz: Gay Mitchell Race For The Áras This post contains videos

#Áras11 Quickfire Video Quiz: Gay Mitchell

TheJournal.ie put a series of quickfire questions to the Presidential candidates. Here is how they did – on camera.