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#Race for the Áras

# race-for-the-aras - Tuesday 23 October, 2018

As it happened: Áras race enters endgame as all six candidates take part in RTÉ Prime Time debate
# Last Chance Saloon
# Last Chance Saloon

As it happened: Áras race enters endgame as all six candidates take part in RTÉ Prime Time debate

Updated Oct 23rd 2018, 11:53 PM 60,378 Views 224 Comments

David McCullagh was on hosting duties in Montrose.

# race-for-the-aras - Sunday 21 October, 2018

All along the Frontline - The controversial and acrimonious race for the Áras in 2011
# Áras 11
# Áras 11

All along the Frontline - The controversial and acrimonious race for the Áras in 2011

Oct 21st 2018, 10:30 AM 17,238 Views 43 Comments

Gallagher’s monumental lead was undone, but by then the campaign had already become a bizarre one.

# race-for-the-aras - Friday 19 October, 2018

The Candidate: TheJournal.ie podcast talks to Peter Casey
# Aras 18
# Aras 18

The Candidate: TheJournal.ie podcast talks to Peter Casey

Oct 19th 2018, 10:40 AM 21,853 Views 68 Comments

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

# race-for-the-aras - Thursday 18 October, 2018

Liadh Ní Riada says bullying 'was a problem' in Sinn Féin and was partly about age
# The Candidate
# The Candidate

Liadh Ní Riada says bullying 'was a problem' in Sinn Féin and was partly about age

Oct 18th 2018, 12:01 AM 18,948 Views 45 Comments

The presidential hopeful says “a thick skin” is needed in politics.

# race-for-the-aras - Wednesday 17 October, 2018

The Candidate: TheJournal.ie's presidential podcast talks to Liadh Ní Ríada
# Aras 18
# Aras 18

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

Oct 17th 2018, 8:25 PM 8,639 Views 25 Comments

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

# race-for-the-aras - Tuesday 16 October, 2018

The Candidate: TheJournal.ie's new presidential podcast
# Aras 18
# Aras 18

The Candidate: TheJournal.ie's new presidential podcast

Oct 16th 2018, 9:20 PM 6,948 Views 3 Comments

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

FactCheck: Who got it right between Higgins and Ní Riada in the debate over speaking rights?
# Race For The Áras
# Race For The Áras

FactCheck: Who got it right between Higgins and Ní Riada in the debate over speaking rights?

Oct 16th 2018, 6:00 AM 57,979 Views 63 Comments

The debate was over the rights of presidents to address the Oireachtas.

# race-for-the-aras - Monday 15 October, 2018

Sinn Féin's Liadh Ní Riada says she would wear a poppy as president
# Race For The Áras
# Race For The Áras

Sinn Féin's Liadh Ní Riada says she would wear a poppy as president

Updated Oct 15th 2018, 11:59 PM 38,635 Views 95 Comments

The Sinn Féin candidate’s answer was greeted with applause, at the first TV debate.

# race-for-the-aras - Sunday 14 October, 2018

Three out of five voters think the President should give up all pensions while in office
# Cash In The áras
# Cash In The áras

Three out of five voters think the President should give up all pensions while in office

Oct 14th 2018, 6:01 AM 30,737 Views 50 Comments

A new poll has gauged people’s opinions on presidential earnings.

# race-for-the-aras - Tuesday 2 October, 2018

Michael D Higgins says he won't take part in Claire Byrne Live debate
# Aras 18
# Aras 18

Michael D Higgins says he won't take part in Claire Byrne Live debate

Oct 2nd 2018, 10:00 PM 32,682 Views 69 Comments

The president said he will take part in a number of other broadcasts.

Gavin Duffy: 'I think seven years is long enough for anybody in any job'
# Race For The Áras
# Race For The Áras

Gavin Duffy: 'I think seven years is long enough for anybody in any job'

Oct 2nd 2018, 3:32 PM 15,440 Views 64 Comments

The presidential hopeful officially launched his campaign today, defending a background in business.

# race-for-the-aras - Sunday 30 September, 2018

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

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

Sep 30th 2018, 7:45 AM 37,008 Views 61 Comments

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

# race-for-the-aras - Saturday 29 September, 2018

Complaints after Peter Casey tweets video of himself driving golf ball into water
# Aras 18
# Aras 18

Complaints after Peter Casey tweets video of himself driving golf ball into water

Sep 29th 2018, 2:20 PM 58,063 Views 75 Comments

The businessman and presidential candidate is not commenting on the complaints.

Michael D Higgins reminded us all that he's no stranger to the rough and tumble of politics
# Analysis
# Analysis

Michael D Higgins reminded us all that he's no stranger to the rough and tumble of politics

Sep 29th 2018, 8:51 AM 25,214 Views 68 Comments

The President’s opponents were shown the scale of the challenge they face.

# race-for-the-aras - Friday 28 September, 2018

Seán Gallagher promises to stay in Irish embassies rather than hotels if elected president
# Race For The Áras
# Race For The Áras

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

Sep 28th 2018, 3:48 PM 24,658 Views 103 Comments

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

# race-for-the-aras - Tuesday 25 September, 2018

Confusion reigns in PAC over 'bizarre' €317,000 annual allowance to the President
# Aras 18
# Aras 18

Confusion reigns in PAC over 'bizarre' €317,000 annual allowance to the President

Updated Sep 25th 2018, 3:45 PM 51,851 Views 111 Comments

The Comptroller and Auditor General said today he had no oversight over the payment.

# race-for-the-aras - Monday 24 September, 2018

Debate Update - It's moving to Thursday, Sean Gallagher is in (sort of), but things are less clear for Michael D
# Up For Debate
# Up For Debate

Debate Update - It's moving to Thursday, Sean Gallagher is in (sort of), but things are less clear for Michael D

Updated Sep 24th 2018, 5:52 PM 27,726 Views 48 Comments

The incumbent has officially announced his candidacy this afternoon.

Gemma O'Doherty fails to secure enough council nominations to contest presidential election
# Race For The Áras
# Race For The Áras

Gemma O'Doherty fails to secure enough council nominations to contest presidential election

Updated Sep 24th 2018, 5:45 PM 55,031 Views 159 Comments

The journalist secured her first county council nomination earlier today.

Last remaining councils to meet to nominate their presidential candidate
# Race For The Áras
# Race For The Áras

Last remaining councils to meet to nominate their presidential candidate

Sep 24th 2018, 6:10 AM 6,686 Views 11 Comments

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

# race-for-the-aras - Friday 21 September, 2018

Presidential hopeful Sarah Louise Mulligan escorted from Dublin council meeting
# Race For The Áras
# Race For The Áras

Presidential hopeful Sarah Louise Mulligan escorted from Dublin council meeting

Sep 21st 2018, 1:51 PM 72,578 Views 83 Comments

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

# race-for-the-aras - Tuesday 18 September, 2018

No mudslinging at the Ploughing - but Sean Gallagher was waiting in the wings for Michael D
# Aras 18
# Aras 18

No mudslinging at the Ploughing - but Sean Gallagher was waiting in the wings for Michael D

Sep 18th 2018, 6:59 PM 34,819 Views 34 Comments

The 2018 candidates availed of every opportunity to press the flesh today.

Sinn Féin's presidential hopeful didn't 'flip flop' on HPV vaccine but admits 'naivety' in interview
# Race For The Áras
# Race For The Áras

Sinn Féin's presidential hopeful didn't 'flip flop' on HPV vaccine but admits 'naivety' in interview

Sep 18th 2018, 6:01 AM 21,852 Views 101 Comments

Liadh Ní Riada’s latest comments come ahead of a HSE update on vaccine uptake rates due today.

# race-for-the-aras - Sunday 16 September, 2018

Liadh Ní Riada promises to bring 'enthusiasm, energy and commitment' if elected president
# Race For The Áras
# Race For The Áras

Liadh Ní Riada promises to bring 'enthusiasm, energy and commitment' if elected president

Updated Sep 16th 2018, 3:43 PM 81,417 Views 197 Comments

The announcement was made after the party’s ard chomhairle met in Dublin today.

Sinn Féin to announce its presidential candidate today - but this campaign is more of 'test run'
# Analysis
# Analysis

Sinn Féin to announce its presidential candidate today - but this campaign is more of 'test run'

Sep 16th 2018, 8:18 AM 12,066 Views 42 Comments

MEP Liadh N Riada has been widely tipped to be the party’s candidate.

New poll suggests President Higgins is on course for a landslide re-election
# State Of The Race
# State Of The Race

New poll suggests President Higgins is on course for a landslide re-election

Sep 16th 2018, 7:51 AM 63,618 Views 118 Comments

The rivals for the office have a lot of ground to make up.

# race-for-the-aras - Tuesday 28 August, 2018

'Would you tell us if you were in a secret organisation?' The race for the Áras stumbles on
# Race For The Áras
# Race For The Áras

'Would you tell us if you were in a secret organisation?' The race for the Áras stumbles on

Aug 28th 2018, 6:45 AM 17,466 Views 24 Comments

There may be trouble ahead.

# race-for-the-aras - Wednesday 1 August, 2018

Presidential hopeful Kevin Sharkey wants to know why he was 'excluded' from Waterford meeting
# Fair Crack
# Fair Crack

Presidential hopeful Kevin Sharkey wants to know why he was 'excluded' from Waterford meeting

Aug 1st 2018, 3:20 PM 47,150 Views 83 Comments

The Donegal artist says he almost made the journey south anyway.

# race-for-the-aras - Friday 27 July, 2018

Sinn Féin to announce presidential candidate in September - here are the qualities its looking for
# Race For The Áras
# Race For The Áras

Sinn Féin to announce presidential candidate in September - here are the qualities its looking for

Jul 27th 2018, 1:15 PM 18,004 Views 92 Comments

Willing to strike up a conversation about Irish unity? Sinn Féin want to hear from you.

# race-for-the-aras - Tuesday 24 July, 2018

The next President of Ireland - ranked from most to least likely
# Race For The Áras
# Race For The Áras

The next President of Ireland - ranked from most to least likely

Jul 24th 2018, 6:00 AM 89,889 Views 55 Comments

Michael D Higgins is the man to beat.

# race-for-the-aras - Saturday 7 April, 2018

Poll: Who would make the better President of Ireland?
# Your Say
# Your Say

Poll: Who would make the better President of Ireland?

Apr 7th 2018, 6:30 PM 98,332 Views 195 Comments

If Michael D doesn’t run, who would you fancy?

# race-for-the-aras - Thursday 18 January, 2018

Presidential hopeful defends advising local councillors about how to 'maximise' mileage expenses
# On The Clock
# On The Clock

Presidential hopeful defends advising local councillors about how to 'maximise' mileage expenses

Jan 18th 2018, 7:29 AM 35,260 Views 115 Comments

Senator Gerard Craughwell said an email he sent to local politicians was in the public interest.

# race-for-the-aras - Wednesday 17 January, 2018

Could this be our next president?
# Race For The Áras
# Race For The Áras

Could this be our next president?

Jan 17th 2018, 8:26 AM 42,645 Views 68 Comments

Seán Kelly MEP thinks he may have a “great opportunity” to connect with people.

# race-for-the-aras - Saturday 6 January, 2018

It's getting more and more likely that we'll have a presidential election this year*
# The Aras
# The Aras

It's getting more and more likely that we'll have a presidential election this year*

Jan 6th 2018, 3:54 PM 21,536 Views 66 Comments

*That’s according to one politician who’s been tipped to run.

# race-for-the-aras - Wednesday 27 December, 2017

Explainer: How likely is a Presidential election in 2018?

Explainer: How likely is a Presidential election in 2018?

Dec 27th 2017, 9:30 PM 22,278 Views 47 Comments

Michael D isn’t set to make an announcement until September – but other candidates may emerge before then.

# race-for-the-aras - Saturday 27 October, 2012

One year after #Aras11, where are the failed presidential candidates now?
# Áras 11
# Áras 11

One year after #Aras11, where are the failed presidential candidates now?

Oct 27th 2012, 8:45 AM 18,154 Views 33 Comments

One wrote a book, one went on tour, one went back up the North and one went to Strasbourg. Here’s what Seán, Martin, Gay, David, Dana and Mary did next.

# race-for-the-aras - Thursday 23 August, 2012

David Norris to publish autobiography in October
# David Norris
# David Norris

David Norris to publish autobiography in October

Aug 23rd 2012, 10:29 AM 2,851 Views 22 Comments

The senator and former presidential candidate is expected to cover his long career in politics and his controversial bid for the Áras.

# race-for-the-aras - Thursday 8 March, 2012

Column: BAI report does not close file on That Tweet
# Opinion
# Opinion

Column: BAI report does not close file on That Tweet

Mar 8th 2012, 4:29 PM 41 Views 39 Comments

Seán Gallagher’s Áras bid may have been derailed with or without the tweet from fake McGuinness account. But the point is we need to know who was behind it, says Derek Mooney who knows all about losing a job amid a Twitter controversy…

# race-for-the-aras - Friday 24 February, 2012

BAI backs Miriam O'Callaghan in presidential debate row
# Prime Time
# Prime Time

BAI backs Miriam O'Callaghan in presidential debate row

Feb 24th 2012, 7:21 PM 5,230 Views 84 Comments

Martin McGuinness had accused the presenter of treating him unfairly during the Prime Time candidates’ debate.

# race-for-the-aras - Wednesday 22 February, 2012

David Norris says tabloid editor told him stories about him were "payback"
# Seanad
# Seanad

David Norris says tabloid editor told him stories about him were "payback"

Feb 22nd 2012, 3:33 PM 6,525 Views 50 Comments

Independent senator and former Presidential candidate scathing of media standards during discussion in Seanad.

# race-for-the-aras - Tuesday 14 February, 2012

The Daily Fix: Tuesday
# Daily Fix
# Daily Fix

The Daily Fix: Tuesday

Feb 14th 2012, 7:53 PM 5,098 Views 1 Comment

Your evening round-up of the day’s news…

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