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#Race for the Áras

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

Voting for Mitchell or Higgins is ‘comfort blanket for bailouts’, says McGuinness

Martin McGuinness says voting for candidates from government parties will give them renewed initiative for austerity.

Behind every successful president... meet the spouses vying for the Áras Race For The Áras This post contains images

Behind every successful president... meet the spouses vying for the Áras

All the candidates aside from David Norris will bring a spouse into the Áras with them if elected.

#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 - Friday 21 October, 2011

Norris insists: There is nothing new in Burke tapes

The presidential candidate also questioned the timing behind tapes of a controversial interview in which he expressed views on paedophilia.

The Daily Fix: Friday

In tonight’s Fix: TheJournal.ie meets the presidential candidates; the latest from Libya; and why you should be VERY careful while shopping for wine.

Bookie pays out on Michael D Higgins to be the next president

Boylesports is paying out over €100,000 after deciding that Labour’s candidate has wrapped up the presidency with polling still six days away.

Take 5: Friday

5 minutes, 5 stories, 5 o’clock…

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#Áras11 Quickfire Video Quiz: David Norris

TheJournal.ie put a series of quickfire questions to the Presidential candidates. Here is how they did – on camera.

#Áras11 Quickfire Video Quiz: Seán Gallagher Race For The Áras This post contains videos

#Áras11 Quickfire Video Quiz: Seán Gallagher

TheJournal.ie put a series of quickfire questions to the Presidential candidates. Here is how they did – on camera.

#Áras11 Quickfire Video Quiz: Gay Mitchell Race For The Áras This post contains videos

#Áras11 Quickfire Video Quiz: Gay Mitchell

TheJournal.ie put a series of quickfire questions to the Presidential candidates. Here is how they did – on camera.

#Áras11 Quickfire Video Quiz: Michael D Higgins Race For The Áras This post contains videos

#Áras11 Quickfire Video Quiz: Michael D Higgins

TheJournal.ie put a series of quickfire questions to the Presidential candidates. Here is how they did – on camera.

#Áras11 Quickfire Video Quiz: Mary Davis Race For The Áras This post contains videos

#Áras11 Quickfire Video Quiz: Mary Davis

TheJournal.ie put a series of quickfire questions to the Presidential candidates. Here is how they did – on camera.

#Áras11 Quickfire Video Quiz: Martin McGuinness Race For The Áras This post contains videos

#Áras11 Quickfire Video Quiz: Martin McGuinness

TheJournal.ie put a series of quickfire questions to the Presidential candidates. Here is how they did – on camera.

Tape of controversial Norris interview with Helen Lucy Burke emerges

The tape included excerpts from an interview Norris gave to Burke in 2002 which has caused controversy in recent months over the views he expressed about paedophilia.

#Áras11: The Friday question for Presidential candidates

Each day this week, TheJournal.ie will be hosting Tell Us Why’s question campaign for clarity on the seven candidates’ priorities. Today: Ireland’s greatest contribution to the world.

McGuinness says comments over garda killings were 'absolutely wrong'

Martin McGuinness has said he does not recall comments in which he appeared to justify the killing members of the gardaí and armed forces “in certain circumstances” made in a 1985 magazine interview.

#Áras11 diary: Where the candidates will be today

With less than a week to go until polling, here’s where your presidential candidates will be today.

# race-for-the-aras - Thursday 20 October, 2011

The Daily Fix: Thursday

In tonight’s Fix: Muammar Gaddafi is dead; the Race for the Áras continues apace with less than a week to polling day, and how one Tullamore pub is celebrating the death of a despot…

Norris rules out any vote transfer pact with Higgins

The Labour presidential candidate mooted the possibility of a pact today but Norris’s campaign has ruled it out this evening.

Take 5: Thursday

5 minutes, 5 stories, 5 o’clock…

Higgins statement on Norris and bank guarantee ‘released in error’

Press release had admonished Norris on his bank guarantee bill voting record – but today, both Presidential candidates insist there is “no spat” between them and Higgins had not seen nor approved the release.

McGuinness denies meeting on-the-run Det Jerry McCabe killer

The family of the detective, killed during an attempted post office raid in 1996, called on McGuinness to answer questions over his alleged relationship with one of the four men convicted of the killing.

Dana back on the road as gardaí investigate tyre blowout

A garda investigation has been launched into allegations the independent candidate’s campaign car was sabotaged.

#Áras11: The Thursday question for Presidential candidates

Each day this week, TheJournal.ie will be hosting Tell Us Why’s question campaign for clarity on the seven candidates’ priorities. Today: How they view the secularisation of Irish society.

Seán Gallagher: €80,000 loan was 'an accounting mistake'

Gallagher has said there was no breach of the law and the loan he received from one of his own companies was quickly repaid.

#Áras11 diary: Where the candidates will be today

As the election comes into full view with a week to polling, here’s your daily guide to where each candidate will spend their day.

# race-for-the-aras - Wednesday 19 October, 2011

The Daily Fix: Wednesday

In tonight’s Fix: Aviva staff hit back at job cuts; Westlife call it a day; and which presidential candidate will be on your pumpkin?

Dana 'lucky to be alive' after 100km/h tyre blowout Race For The Áras This post contains images

Dana 'lucky to be alive' after 100km/h tyre blowout

Dana Rosemary Scallon calls off her day of campaigning after a tyre blew out on a busy main road last night.

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Poll: Who won the latest Presidential debate?

Which of the seven candidates gave the strongest performance in yesterday’s televised debate?

Norris: election of gay president would 'signal something very important'

Norris said that although being a president who was gay would be irrelevant to him, it would be noticed internationally.

#Áras11: The Wednesday question for Presidential candidates

Each day this week, TheJournal.ie will be hosting Tell Us Why’s question campaign for clarity on the seven candidates’ priorities. Today: How they would approach a State visit to China.

#Áras11 diary: Where the candidates will be today

Your daily guide to where each candidate will spend their day – with just eight days remaining until the all-important polling day.

# race-for-the-aras - Tuesday 18 October, 2011

The Daily Fix: Tuesday

In tonight’s Fix: RTÉ stars face a large pay cut; Irish ex-pats get their say in the Áras race; and a war of words at the World Scrabble Championships.

The TG4 Presidential Election debate, as it happened

We went live for minute-by-minute coverage as the seven candidates hit Baile na hAbhann for the Díospóireacht Gaelach.

Martin McGuinness: 'I know nothing about the Northern Bank robbery'

The presidential candidate insists he “condemns absolutely” the robbery of Northern Bank, and denies knowing the perpetrators.

#Áras11 diary: Where the candidates will be today

Your daily guide to where each candidate will spend their day – with just nine days remaining until the all-important polling day.

Irish website to hold presidential election vote for expats

Ballotbox.ie is opening up registration for a mock poll to allow Irish abroad to have their say in who they want to be the next president.

Mary Davis admits reputation damaged by focus on quango appointments

Davis said it was clear her campaign had been causing concern to political parties and other independent candidates.

#Áras11: The Tuesday question for Presidential candidates

Each day this week, TheJournal.ie will be hosting Tell Us Why’s question campaign for clarity on the seven candidates’ priorities. Today: what cause they would pursue as President.

# race-for-the-aras - Monday 17 October, 2011

Mary Davis: I acted with integrity on board of 100 per cent mortgage lender

But she said the mortgages would not have been introduced “if I knew then what I know now”.

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