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#Presidential Election

# presidential-election - Monday 20 June, 2011

Off the mark: Longford council backs Seán Gallagher’s presidential bid (...or does it?)

Has Dragons Den investor Sean Gallagher gotten off the mark in his quest to contest the Presidential Election?

# presidential-election - Saturday 18 June, 2011

Former MEP gauging Fine Gael support for Áras bid

Could there be another candidate for Fine Gael’s nomination?

# presidential-election - Friday 17 June, 2011

Cox admits 'uphill struggle' as he confirms bid for FG presidential nod

The former PD launches his campaign for Fine Gael’s nomination, but acknowledges there will be difficulty ahead.

# presidential-election - Saturday 11 June, 2011

Column: Cardinal Rules (Part 27) - On the presidential campaign trail

(Not) Cardinal Sean Brady recounts one eventful day on the campaign trail as Bridie Keegan pushes to become president.

# presidential-election - Friday 10 June, 2011

Gay Mitchell confirms campaign for FG presidential nomination

The Dublin MEP joins Mairead McGuinness – and probably Pat Cox – in seeking the largest party’s official approval.

# presidential-election - Thursday 9 June, 2011

Norris issues wide-ranging public letter to clarify stance on issues

Senator David Norris attempts to clarify his stance on pederasty and other issues, in light of a reprinted Daily Mail interview.

# presidential-election - Tuesday 7 June, 2011

Daily Fix: Tuesday

All the day’s news, and the bits and pieces you may have missed…

# presidential-election - Monday 30 May, 2011

Former senator Kathleen O'Meara confirms Labour presidential bid

The two-term former Senator will join Michael D Higgins and Fergus Finlay in seeking Labour’s presidential nomination.

# presidential-election - Thursday 26 May, 2011

Special Olympics chief Mary Davis announces presidential bid

The managing director of Special Olympics Europe/Eurasia says she will seek the nomination of four councils to run in October.

# presidential-election - Wednesday 25 May, 2011

Take 5: Wednesday

5 minutes, 5 stories, 5 o’clock.

# presidential-election - Tuesday 24 May, 2011

Ireland? Not America's problem, says Donald Trump

US businessman reacts to Barack Obama’s visit to Ireland and says the US should not promise any financial help to the country.

# presidential-election - Thursday 12 May, 2011

Gingrich joins race to contest 2012 US election

The former Speaker of the house – and adversary of Bill Clinton – formally declares himself a candidate for the Republican ticket.

# presidential-election - Monday 9 May, 2011

Bertie Ahern "won't be" presidential candidate for Fianna Fail Race For The Áras This post contains a poll

Bertie Ahern "won't be" presidential candidate for Fianna Fail

Party leader Micheal Martin says Ahern has indicated “no desire” to run.

Fianna Fáil to spend next month choosing presidential candidate

Downplaying possible negative associations with the Fianna Fáil brand, Micheál Martin said in a statement that “party labels are increasingly less important” in influencing election outcome.

# presidential-election - Sunday 1 May, 2011

Michael D Higgins launches bid for Labour Party's presidential nomination

Author, poet and former minister Higgins describes fellow Labour nomination candidate Fergus Finlay as “formidable and able” – but says he’d be a better choice.

# presidential-election - Sunday 17 April, 2011

Bruton under pressure to declare Áras intentions

Mairead McGuinness’s announcement has left former Taoiseach John Bruton under pressure to discuss his intentions.

# presidential-election - Tuesday 5 April, 2011

The 9 at 9: Tuesday

Nine things you need to know by 9am: Investigation underway after some gardaí allegedly joked about ‘raping’ and ‘deporting’ Corrib protesters; fears of a serial killer on the loose in New York and why Ireland’s not the only country worried about banking stress tests.

# presidential-election - Friday 1 April, 2011

'Healy-Rae for President' story is no joke, Radio Kerry says

An early interview with the newly-retired TD, claiming he was considering a bid for the Presidency, was a genuine item.

# presidential-election - 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.

# presidential-election - Sunday 13 March, 2011

The 9 at 9: Sunday

Nine things you need to know by 9am: More meltdown fears in Fukushima, the Fingleton Files, and an unusually busy day at the Dáil bar…

# presidential-election - Monday 7 March, 2011

No Republican front-running candidate for 2012 campaign, says US poll

Gallup poll shows that Mike Huckabee, Sarah Palin and Mitt Romney are polling too closely for any to be considered a clear leader in the race for the White House.

# presidential-election - Monday 7 February, 2011

Parties to lay out proposals for political reform

Fine Gael and Labour will outline their plans for political reform, while Fianna Fáil will unveil its overall election manifesto.

# presidential-election - 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

# presidential-election - Thursday 28 October, 2010

Bertie 'can only blame himself' for lax financial regulation Bertie Ahern

Bertie 'can only blame himself' for lax financial regulation

The former Taoiseach admits to a Polish newspaper that there should have been greater banking oversight.

# presidential-election - Sunday 24 October, 2010

Thanks but no thanks: Bruton and Dunphy both rebuff FG

Former Taoiseach John Bruton has no interest in the presidency, while Eamon Dunphy turned down TWO by-election offers.

# presidential-election - Friday 1 October, 2010

From The Daily Edge Trapped in the closet? Bertie's wardrobe malfunction Bertie Ahern This post contains videos This post contains images

Trapped in the closet? Bertie's wardrobe malfunction

A new ad for the News of the World leaves you rubbing your eyes: is that Bertie Ahern in a cupboard?!

# presidential-election - Sunday 26 September, 2010

FG's Hayes backs Higgins of Labour for presidency

Fine Gael TD for Dublin South-West publicly backs Labour’s Michael D for presidency.

# presidential-election - Monday 30 August, 2010

“Miriam O’Callaghan would like to point out that, while she is delighted and honoured that some people are considering her as a potential Presidential candidate, she would like to stress that [sic] she will NOT be standing for the position, independent or otherwise, in the upcoming election in 2011.”

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?

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