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#Race for the Áras

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

Guess which #Áras11 candidate spent the most on their campaign?

Hint: It wasn’t the winner…

# race-for-the-aras - Sunday 1 January, 2012

All we want for 2012 (and what we won’t miss from 2011)

TheJournal.ie’s writers have each picked one thing that they are glad to see the back of – and one thing they are looking forward to this year.

# race-for-the-aras - Thursday 29 December, 2011

Top 10 TheJournal.ie stories that got you talking in 2011 Review 2011 This post contains images

Top 10 TheJournal.ie stories that got you talking in 2011

Alternative medicine, the Gaza flotilla and same-sex marriages – these are the stories that sparked the most debate in 2011.

# race-for-the-aras - Monday 26 December, 2011

New words: the official* glossary of 2011

*Not really. But these are the words that we never used (or understood the meaning of) before 2011.

# race-for-the-aras - Friday 2 December, 2011

Teenage president? TDs to debate changes to Áras rules

Proposed changes would reduce the minimum age to 18, and allow candidates to secure nomination with 10,000 signatures.

# race-for-the-aras - Monday 28 November, 2011

Gallagher complains to BAI over 'game-changing' tweet

Gallagher’s performance on The Frontline debate was seen as a game-changing moment in the Race for the Áras but he is not happy about his treatment by RTÉ.

Household charge legislation to be pushed through ahead of Budget

The final legal measures to cut judges’ pay will also be voted on by the Dáil this week.

# race-for-the-aras - Monday 14 November, 2011

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…

Gallagher campaign to complain to BAI over hoax tweet on RTÉ debate

Gallagher’s performance on The Frontline debate was seen as a game-changing moment in the Race for the Áras.

# race-for-the-aras - Thursday 10 November, 2011

Poll: How would you rate Mary McAleese's presidency? Aras11 This post contains a poll

Poll: How would you rate Mary McAleese's presidency?

The current President of Ireland’s 14-year tenure is drawing to a close – how do you think she has managed the role over that time?

# race-for-the-aras - Wednesday 9 November, 2011

WATCH: Remember these seven from #Áras11? Naked Election This post contains videos

WATCH: Remember these seven from #Áras11?

Promo from RTÉ’s Naked Presidential Election, to be broadcast tonight, shows “how it was won and lost”…

# race-for-the-aras - Tuesday 8 November, 2011

UK deputy prime minister to visit Michael D in the Áras

Nick Clegg will be among the first international dignitaries to visit Michael D Higgins when he takes office.

# race-for-the-aras - Wednesday 2 November, 2011

From The42 Galway United play their relegation wild card... Michael D. Higgins Local Hero

Galway United play their relegation wild card... Michael D. Higgins

The President-elect and his wife will be among the crowd for the Airtricity League promotion/relegation play-off second leg on Friday.

# race-for-the-aras - Tuesday 1 November, 2011

Mitchell unlikely to attend Fine Gael's post-election meeting

The party’s failed presidential candidate has returned to Brussels as Fine Gael looks set to examine where it went wrong in the Race for the Áras.

# race-for-the-aras - Sunday 30 October, 2011

Higgins welcomed by 5,000 supporters in Galway

The President-elect has been greeted by thousands of supporters in his native Galway today.

What's in store for the presidential losers?

Along with a new house, Michael D Higgins has won financial security for life. But what are the prospects for the other six candidates?

# race-for-the-aras - Saturday 29 October, 2011

Where were Mary Davis and Gay Mitchell today?

Fine Gael candidate Gay Mitchell and Independent candidate Mary Davis were not present for Michael D Higgins’s victory speech at Dublin Castle today – so where were they?

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

Michael D's campaign manager: "It’s been a fabulous night"

Dublin Central TD Joe Costello says the presidency is “the prize that every party would love to have”, but that the win will cement the coalition.

D-Day for the dragon slayer: Michael D takes over the front pages Race For The Áras This post contains images

D-Day for the dragon slayer: Michael D takes over the front pages

There’s only one story dominating the papers today….

The 9 at 9: Saturday

Nine things to know this morning…

Counting to resume in the presidential election at 9am

Labour’s Patrick Nulty was declared victorious in the Dublin West by-election in the early hours of this morning. The final presidential election result is still to come, along with counting in the constitutional referendums.

# race-for-the-aras - 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).

The Daily Fix: Friday

In tonight’s Fix: The winners of the Presidential race and the Dublin West by-election become clearer, an interesting change to succession laws for Commonwealth countries and why Twitter is ruining your wordplay (according to Ralph Fiennes…)

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 9 at 9: Friday

Nine things you should know this morning…

# race-for-the-aras - Thursday 27 October, 2011

The Daily Fix: Thursday

In tonight’s Fix: Ireland goes to the polls, markets embrace the Greece deal, how much you’ll pay for an iPhone 4S, and just what DID cause Monday night’s flooding?

The 5 at 5: Thursday

5 minutes, 5 stories, 5 o’clock…

In pictures: candidates and electorate cast their vote Race For The Áras This post contains images

In pictures: candidates and electorate cast their vote

The candidates, their families and plenty of others across the country are voting today.

Reality-TV star V ex-IRA warlord: the international view on #Aras11

Here’s what the world’s media is saying about the pop star, poet, reality-TV star, ex-IRA chief and gay-rights crusader vying to be the next President of Ireland.

The 9 at 9: Thursday

Nine things you should know this morning…

Polls open across the country for Áras and referendums

Over 3million people are registered to vote today, and polling stations will be open from 7am to 10pm.

#Aras11 diary: Where the candidates will be today

The presidential candidates will be voting today, along with the rest of the country. Here’s where they will be this morning.

# race-for-the-aras - 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.

Poll: Who was the best Áras debate host? Your Say This post contains a poll

Poll: Who was the best Áras debate host?

Now that we’ve sat through all the debates we could, we’re asking for your thoughts on who handled their event best.

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