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#Race for the Áras

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

Take 5: Monday

5 minutes, 5 stories, 5 o’clock.

#Áras11: The Monday 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: why they think they deserve to be President.

Davis promises to appoint intellectually disabled person to Council of State

Mary Davis tells an Inclusion Ireland debate that she would appoint a person with intellectual disabilities to the Council of State.

Gallagher plays down prospect of one-on-one debate with Higgins Race For The Áras This post contains a poll

Gallagher plays down prospect of one-on-one debate with Higgins

Michael D Higgins has suggested the two poll leaders square off in a two-way debate but what do you think?

From The Daily Edge Caption comp: There are HOW many days to the election? Race For The Áras

Caption comp: There are HOW many days to the election?

This trio of snaps from this morning’s Inclusion Ireland Presidential debate await your clever captions…

Norris slams 'betrayal' of Irish people, insists he's the '24-carat' independent

A hugely anticipated speech focused on the recent report on people in mortgage arrears as David Norris insisted he is the only true independent in the presidential race.

Dana on polls: 'There has always been a huge margin of error with me'

Scallon insists there are a lot of people who have not yet made up their mind and says she has never let her country down in 41 years.

Mitchell: 'I haven't been confrontational with anybody'

The Fine Gael presidential candidate has denied he has been confrontational with Sinn Féin’s Martin McGuinness during the campaign.

# race-for-the-aras - Sunday 16 October, 2011

The Daily Fix: Sunday Daily Fix This post contains videos

The Daily Fix: Sunday

In tonight’s Fix: Michael D. Higgins calls age comparisons “insulting”; 5,000 people protest against flood defence plans for Clontarf; and a flash mob surprises shoppers in Dundrum.

Higgins says age comparisons with Gallagher are 'insulting'

The presidential candidates are now topping the polls, and Higgins says that suggestions that he’s too old are ‘crude’.

The 9 at 9: Sunday

Nine things to know this morning….

#Áras11 diary: Where the candidates will be today

Want to meet the presidential candidates? Keep tabs on where they are campaigning with TheJournal.ie’s daily updates.

# race-for-the-aras - Saturday 15 October, 2011

The Daily Fix: Saturday

In tonight’s Fix: Sean Gallagher roars into Presidential lead, worldwide rallies back Occupy movement, and the soap legend who has poured her last pint…

McGuinness admits frustration at "unfair" Prime Time treatment Race For The Áras This post contains videos

McGuinness admits frustration at "unfair" Prime Time treatment

Speaking at a debate organised by SpunOut.ie, Martin McGuinness shares his frustration at his treatment from the media.

Gallagher storms into major lead in latest opinion poll

Sean Gallagher now holds a 12 point lead over Michael D Higgins, according to Red C’s opinion poll for the Sunday Business Post.

From The Daily Edge Caption competition: What has Sean Gallagher been betting on? Caption Competition

Caption competition: What has Sean Gallagher been betting on?

Sean Gallagher placed a charity bet on himself in Paddy Power earlier. We’ve blanked his betting slip to make way for your gags.

The 9 at 9: Saturday

Nine things to know this morning, including the latest on the Áras candidates, Mary McAleese’s final official overseas trip, and can your phone tell you the meaning of life?

#Áras11 diary: Where the candidates will be today

Want to meet the presidential candidates? Keep tabs on where they are campaigning with TheJournal.ie’s daily updates.

# race-for-the-aras - Friday 14 October, 2011

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The Daily Fix: Friday

In tonight’s Fix: Dana vows to continue in presidential race; the new iPhone goes on sale; and just where does Beyoncé get her moves?

Gallagher: I haven't been involved with Fianna Fáil for 18 months

The Independent candidate said a resignation letter he submitted earlier this year was merely a formality.

In full: Dana Rosemary Scallon’s statement on new allegations

The full text of a statement released by Dana Rosemary Scallon this evening, following allegations regarding members of her family.

Dana vows to continue Áras campaign despite new allegations over family members

Dana Rosemary Scallon insists she will continue her Presidential campaign in spite of new allegations about members of her family.

Take 5: Friday

5 minutes, 5 stories, 5 o’clock…

#Áras11 diary: Where the candidates will be today

Want to meet the presidential candidates? Keep tabs on where they are campaigning with TheJournal.ie’s daily updates.

# race-for-the-aras - Thursday 13 October, 2011

Take 5: Thursday

5 minutes, 5 stories, 5 o’clock…

Dana meeting with legal team over unknown allegations Race For The Áras This post contains videos

Dana meeting with legal team over unknown allegations

The independent presidential candidate has no public events scheduled today amid speculation she may withdraw.

Gallagher: 'I abhor many of the decisions of the last government'

Seán Gallagher has been reacting to the scrutiny of his relationship with Fianna Fáil and criticism of some of his answers on last night’s debate.

#Áras11 diary: Where the candidates will be today

Want to meet the presidential candidates? Keep tabs on where they’re campaigning with TheJournal.ie’s daily updates.

Full text of Dana Rosemary Scallon’s statement on Prime Time

The full text of Dana Rosemary Scallon’s statement, as given on Prime Time during the presidential debate this evening.

# race-for-the-aras - Wednesday 12 October, 2011

Liveblog: The Prime Time presidential debate, as it happened

Relive the Prime Time debate, as Miriam O’Callaghan put the candidates under the microscope.

The Daily Fix: Wednesday

In tonight’s Fix: The latest in the Áras race; sparks fly between RTÉ and TV3; and can we tell what babies are thinking?

From The Daily Edge Video: Seán Gallagher for president - the song Sean Gallagher This post contains videos

Video: Seán Gallagher for president - the song

A young Gallagher supporter is showing her support for the presidential candidate by, literally, singing his praises.

Mitchell insists he can win presidential race

Gay Mitchell has dismissed suggestions that he is falling in public favour – saying that the race was not “some celebrity contest of X Factor thing”.

LIVEBLOG: The presidential candidates' Barnardos debate

TheJournal.ie brings you live debate from all the presidential debates, minute by points-scoring minute. NOW: The Barnardos debate LIVE from the Chester Beatty Library in Dublin Castle.

#Áras11 diary: Where the candidates will be today

Want to meet the presidential candidates? Keep tabs on where they’re campaigning with TheJournal.ie’s daily updates.

# race-for-the-aras - Tuesday 11 October, 2011

McGuinness brands Gay Mitchell comments 'pathetic' after Áras debate

McGuinness criticised the Fine Gael candidate over his suggestion that we could rejoin the British Commonwealth for Irish unity.

Mitchell would join Commonwealth in exchange for united Ireland

Gay Mitchell says he would be positively “disposed” about joining the Commonwealth if it was needed to secure Irish unity.

Take 5: Tuesday

5 minutes, 5 stories, 5 o’clock…

LIVEBLOG: The presidential candidates' The Last Word debate

TheJournal.ie brings you live debate from all the presidential debates, minute by points-scoring minute. NOW: Today FM’s The Last Word, live from The Sugar Club.

Higgins tops nationwide poll of students' Aras intentions

Michael D Higgins tops a nationwide opinion poll of almost 2,000 students across Ireland’s seven university campuses.

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