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#Presidential Election

# presidential-election - 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?

# presidential-election - Thursday 15 September, 2011

Norris and Davis to address independent TDs and Senators

The meeting of the technical group is the clearest hint yet that David Norris hasn’t ruled out re-entering the presidential race.

# presidential-election - Tuesday 13 September, 2011

The Daily Fix: Tuesday Daily Fix This post contains videos

The Daily Fix: Tuesday

Catch up on the day’s biggest news stories, as well as the bits and pieces you might have missed…

Davis will not follow Gallagher's lead of asking councils to drop support

Seán Gallagher has asked three councils to withdraw their support, so that they can nominate others – but Mary Davis won’t.

# presidential-election - Monday 12 September, 2011

The Daily Fix: Monday Daily Fix This post contains videos

The Daily Fix: Monday

Catch up on the day’s biggest news stories as well as the bits and pieces you may have missed.

Seán Gallagher secures fourth local authority nomination

A second independent candidate has secured enough support from county and city councils to get their name on the ballot.

Take 5: Monday

5 minutes, 5 stories, 5 o’clock.

# presidential-election - Friday 9 September, 2011

What new slogans would you give Davis and Mitchell?

As two presidential candidates run with essentially the same slogan, we’re asking what you would consider replacing that slogan with for each.

# presidential-election - Thursday 8 September, 2011

Higgins: Irish emigrants should retain voting rights

The Labour Party presidential candidate says he believes emigrants should be able to vote in Irish elections for up to ten years after leaving the country.

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?

# presidential-election - Monday 5 September, 2011

Councils formally pledge support for Gallagher and Davis

The two independent presidential candidates need to secure at least four nominations each before the end of this month – and now have two apiece.

# presidential-election - Wednesday 31 August, 2011

Fianna Fáil not running internal candidate in presidential election

Today’s announcement follows a meeting of the party’s TDs, senators and MEPs in Dublin.

# presidential-election - Monday 29 August, 2011

The Daily Fix: Monday

Catch up on the day’s biggest news stories, as well as the bits and pieces you may have missed…

Fianna Fáil says election candidate issue will be decided on Wednesday

Today’s committee meeting concluded that it would not recommend putting forward a candidate, according to one report this evening.

# presidential-election - Thursday 18 August, 2011

TD says lack of childcare and cash stops women entering politics

The Labour TD for Wicklow / East Carlow says women face five particular challenges they need met, before they can consider running for election, and we can achieve balance.

# presidential-election - Wednesday 17 August, 2011

From The42 Presidential material: 8 other sports personalities who could run for the Áras Moving Up This post contains images

Presidential material: 8 other sports personalities who could run for the Áras

After Eamon Dunphy and Micheál Ó Muircheartaigh were linked with the position, we take a look at some other possible candidates.

# presidential-election - Saturday 13 August, 2011

Gay Byrne out of presidential campaign, before he even got in

Gay Byrne has said that he doesn’t feel the time is right for him to take part in the presidential campaign.

# presidential-election - Friday 12 August, 2011

Column: Cardinal Rules - Gaybo for President?

This week, the (not) Primate of All-Ireland writes that (not) Bishop Brady is upset to discover that the man who hosted the ‘Bishop and the nightie’ debate could be running for the Áras.

# presidential-election - Wednesday 10 August, 2011

The 9 at 9: Wednesday

Nine things to know this morning…

Fianna Fáil 'offers support' to Gay Byrne

The veteran broadcaster has not yet decided if he will enter the race for the presidency – but says that if he does it will be as an independent.

# presidential-election - 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.

# presidential-election - Wednesday 3 August, 2011

Take 5: Wednesday

5 minutes, 5 stories, 5 o’clock.

Dana 'considering 2011 Presidential run' after Norris withdrawal - report

Highland Radio cites sources close to the former Eurovision winner who say she may yet put her name forward this year.

Poll: Which of the four nominated presidential candidates would you vote for? Your Say This post contains a poll

Poll: Which of the four nominated presidential candidates would you vote for?

Have your say in today’s poll on the candidates who have secured an election nomination.

# presidential-election - Tuesday 2 August, 2011

Norris's first interview: I will stay on as Senator

In his first full interview since his withdrawal from the presidential campaign, Senator David Norris told Today FM of his future in the Seanad, of “love of his life” Ezra Nawi, his campaign staff and more…

# presidential-election - Sunday 31 July, 2011

Norris: Who's supporting him now?

Senator David Norris and his remaining campaigners say his bid for the Presidency continues – but many of those who were to nominate him are staying quiet this evening.

David Norris determined to continue campaign despite clemency controversy Norris

David Norris determined to continue campaign despite clemency controversy

The senator acknowledges his chances of securing a nomination to run are “slim”. Meanwhile, some of his Oireachtas supporters are standing by him.

Poll: Has the Norris letter controversy affected his Áras bid? Your Say This post contains a poll

Poll: Has the Norris letter controversy affected his Áras bid?

Will 1997 letter seeking clemency for a friend throw Norris’ campaign off-track?

# presidential-election - Saturday 30 July, 2011

The Daily Fix: Saturday Daily Fix This post contains videos

The Daily Fix: Saturday

Every evening, TheJournal.ie brings you a round-up of the day’s main news stories, as well as the bits and pieces you may have missed.

Candidates meet for first presidential debate as Norris staff quit

Members of the Norris campaign team have resigned, but haven’t said why.

The 9 at 9: Saturday

Nine things to know this morning…

# presidential-election - Tuesday 26 July, 2011

Presidential election set for a Thursday, despite objections in the past Voting This post contains videos

Presidential election set for a Thursday, despite objections in the past

The presidential election, along with three referenda, will be held on Thursday 27 October. There have been calls for weekend votes in the past, to facilitate voters returning to their constituencies.

# presidential-election - 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.

# presidential-election - Saturday 9 July, 2011

Fine Gael candidate for presidential election announced

Gay Mitchell has secured the Fine Gael nomination over fellow contenders Mairead McGuinness and Pat Cox.

# presidential-election - 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.

# presidential-election - Monday 4 July, 2011

Column: Emigrants give plenty back to Ireland, so why can't we vote?

Politicians laugh off the fact that people are being forced to leave. They wouldn’t if they faced the consequences at the polls, writes Noreen Bowden.

# presidential-election - Sunday 3 July, 2011

How to become US president... thanks to Rory McIlroy

The Republican Party says their 2012 candidates can learn lessons from Rory McIlroy’s US Open-winning strategy.

# presidential-election - Wednesday 29 June, 2011

The 9 at 9: Wednesday

Nine things to know this morning…

# presidential-election - Friday 24 June, 2011

Column: I know how David Norris feels - I was smeared too

Accusations of ‘targeting children’ and ‘encouraging suicide’? Welcome to life as a gay figure in the media, writes BeLonG To founder Michael Barron.

# presidential-election - Thursday 23 June, 2011

The 9 at 9: Thursday

Nine things you really should know by 9pm: Kenny heads to Brussels, Norris gets a boost from the public and what the British ambassador really thought of Charles Haughey in 1980…