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#Race for the Áras

# race-for-the-aras - Wednesday 26 October, 2011

TD hacksawed locks to get sandbags to locals

And gained a vote for Michael D Higgins in the process.

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.

#Aras11 diary: Where the candidates will be today

With just one day to go until polling, this is one of your last chances to meet the presidential candidates. Here’s where they will be today.

Irish abroad have their say in #Aras11

Irish emigrants have “voted” in their own presidential election and Michael D. Higgins has come out on top.

McGuinness correct on “substantive” amount of cheque issue, says Mary Lou McDonald

Questions have arisen over the timing of the €5,000 donation given by a Fianna Fáil supporter to Gallagher three years ago.

Poll: Who do you want to be the next President of Ireland? Your Say This post contains a poll

Poll: Who do you want to be the next President of Ireland?

For the very last time, we want to know who you intend to vote for this Thursday.

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The 9 at 9: Wednesday

Nine things you should know this morning…

# race-for-the-aras - Tuesday 25 October, 2011

The Daily Fix: Tuesday

In tonight’s Fix: Gallagher’s war of words with SF over donation, the flood cleanup continues, Taoiseach still wants to cut the bailout bill… and was Muammar Gaddafi a Liverpool fan?

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.

Poll: Who came out on top in last night's final presidential debate? Your Say This post contains a poll

Poll: Who came out on top in last night's final presidential debate?

The seven men and women who want to be president clashed for the final time last night, but who came out on top?

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.

The 9 at 9: Tuesday

Nine things you should know this morning…

#Aras11 diary: Where the candidates will be today

With just two days to go until polling, this is one of your last chances to meet the presidential candidates. Here’s where they will be today.

# race-for-the-aras - Monday 24 October, 2011

LIVEBLOG: The Presidential candidates' Frontline debate

TheJournal.ie brings you live debate from all the presidential debates, minute by point-scoring minute. NOW: Live from RTE’s Frontline Presidential debate.

The Daily Fix: Monday

In tonight’s Fix: Áras campaign hits the home stretch, east coast lashed by heavy rain, a dramatic mountain rescue in Wicklow and the DUP councillor’s take on THAT Rihanna video…

David Norris admits presidential bid has left him 'in the red'

The independent presidential candidate says he is “out of money” as his bid for the Áras enters its final few days.

The 5 at 5: Monday

5 minutes, 5 stories, 5 o’clock…

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.

Presidential candidates split on referendums voting

While some candidates have revealed their voting intentions, others have declined to comment.

The Newstalk-Google presidential debate, as it happened

Here we go again… the presidential candidates are taking part in an interactive debate on Newstalk with voting just days away. We’re liveblogging all the action.

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.

The 9 at 9: Monday

Nine things you should know this morning…

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.

Gallagher retains major lead in Irish Times Áras opinion poll

With three days to go until polling, Seán Gallagher holds a 15 per cent lead over the field – the largest his lead has been in any poll.

#Aras11 diary: Where the candidates will be today

With just days to go until polling, time is running out if you want to meet the presidential candidates. Here’s where they are today.

# race-for-the-aras - Sunday 23 October, 2011

The Daily Fix: Sunday

In tonight’s Fix: Dozens killed in Turkish earthquake, more campaigning in the Áras race, and ten ways in which the future has already arrived…

Norris says his entry averted uncontested Áras election

David Norris says his early declaration in the Presidential race stopped political parties from putting forward an agreed candidate.

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.

The 9 at 9: Sunday

Nine things you should know this morning…

#Aras11 diary: Where the candidates will be today

With just days to go until polling, this is one of your last chances to meet the presidential candidates. Here’s where they will be today.

# race-for-the-aras - Saturday 22 October, 2011

The Daily Fix: Saturday The Daily Fix This post contains videos

The Daily Fix: Saturday

In tonight’s Fix: Seán Gallagher in pole position for the Áras, 2,000 march to Occupy Dame Street, was Muammar Gaddafi the richest man alive? Plus: the Rubik’s Cube world record…

Presidential polls can sometimes be wrong - but not by very much

Candidates hoping to turn their fortunes from the latest Red C poll can’t count on much historical precedent so close to polling.

Gallagher extends lead in latest Áras opinion polls

The final Sunday Business Post poll before polling gives Seán Gallagher a 14-point lead over Michael D Higgins.

Gallagher denies being ‘secret FF candidate’ during radio debate

Sean Gallagher insists he has the support of members of all political parties, and denies being a de facto Fianna Fáil candidate.

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