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Exit polls predict huge re-election for Higgins with Casey jumping to second
The exit poll backs up numerous pre-ballot polls which predicted a huge win for Higgins.
Player ratings: How did the presidential candidates fare in the Prime Time debate?
All six presidential candidates took part in a debate for the last time. How did they do?
PSNI 'reject' claim from Michael D Higgins about security escort to Belfast
“It is clear now that Michael D Higgins claim has caused considerable anger within the PSNI… This is very serious.”
An average of 430,000 people watched Virgin Media's six-way Áras debate
The number of people watching the televised presidential debate peaked at 738,400 viewers.
Player ratings: How did the presidential candidates fare in the Pat Kenny debate?
All six presidential candidates took part tonight. How did they get on?
Three out of five voters think the President should give up all pensions while in office
A new poll has gauged people’s opinions on presidential earnings.
Quiz: How well do you remember the 2011 presidential race?
We all know who won, but what else do you remember from the campaign?
Seven in 10 people want Michael D Higgins reelected
A new opinion poll puts the incumbent well out in front.
Michael D Higgins gives his first TV interview of the campaign on the Ireland AM couch
Higgins was quizzed on the finances of the office of the President.
Firm headed by Sean Gallagher in High Court dispute with corporate tenant over heating system
Nokia Ireland initiated proceedings alleging Clyde Real Estate Blanchardstown was in breach of a lease agreement.
Freeman on €120k loan: 'No I didn't need to do a background check. This guy is a very good guy'
Businessman Des Walsh has given Freeman a loan of €120k to fund her presidential campaign.
The manner in which Gemma O'Doherty's candidacy was railroaded reinforces her main arguments
Political power in Ireland is held entirely in the hands of a small elite, who govern largely in their own interest. The rest of us are on the outside looking in, writes Caoimhín De Barra.
Confusion reigns in PAC over 'bizarre' €317,000 annual allowance to the President
The Comptroller and Auditor General said today he had no oversight over the payment.
Candidates lodge papers as official campaigning in presidential election set to get under way
We’re just a month out from polling day.
Debate Update - It's moving to Thursday, Sean Gallagher is in (sort of), but things are less clear for Michael D
The incumbent has officially announced his candidacy this afternoon.
Poll: Should citizens in the North be allowed vote in Irish presidential elections?
The next presidential election will be in 2025.
Public to vote in blasphemy referendum on Presidential polling day
Anyone not registered has until 9 October to register to vote in the upcoming referendum and presidential election.
Poll: Should there be an Áras costs inquiry before the presidential election?
The total breakdown of Áras costs isn’t publicly available; but some have said that the timing of an inquiry is “politically motivated”.
Independent TDs and senators fail to agree on presidential candidate
The group had a “robust debate” this evening.
Jimmy Guerin's message to Gemma O'Doherty: 'Allow my sister rest in peace'
Veronica Guerin’s brother addressed claims by the Áras hopeful at Fingal council today.
Presidential hopeful Peter Casey is travelling by helicopter to council meetings
Candidates need the backing of four local authorities to get on the presidential ballot paper.
Sean Gallagher joins Michael D Higgins on ballot sheet for presidency
The presidential election will be held on 26 October.
Cork City Council nominates Joan Freeman as its presidential candidate
Earlier today, Gavin Duffy secured the first council nomination of the presidential election.
Gavin Duffy secures presidential nomination from Meath County Council
Those hoping to be candidates need the support of four local authorities or 20 members of the Oireachtas.
A Kildare branch of Sinn Féin wants Matt Carthy to be its presidential candidate
It had been suggested that Matt Carthy’s colleague Liadh Ní Riada would be Sinn Féin’s presidential candidate.
Dragon's Den businessman Peter Casey to seek presidential nomination
The presidential ballot paper is filling up quickly…
Race for the Áras: Get to know your presidential hopefuls
A rundown of who has thrown their hat in the ring so far.
Presidential hopeful Gemma O'Doherty targets independents and says Ireland is 'heading for catastrophe'
The journalist launched her bid for the Áras yesterday
Journalist Gemma O'Doherty announces intention to run for presidency
O’Doherty made the announcement on social media this evening.
Presidential hopeful Kevin Sharkey wants to know why he was 'excluded' from Waterford meeting
The Donegal artist says he almost made the journey south anyway.
Duffy says Higgins speaks to people's heads but he speaks to their hearts
The businessman also said he wouldn’t be a ‘Trump president’.
Michael D Higgins wants gambling ads banned from sport
He said that he was concerned when he read some of the cases of gambling among sporting athletes.
What happens next in the presidential election race?
We’re a touch clearer now but we still don’t know who’s going to be on the ballot.
Race for the Áras: Joan Freeman asks councils to convene special meetings
The current situation makes it very difficult for prospective candidates to organise campaigns, Freeman said.
The next President of Ireland - ranked from most to least likely
Michael D Higgins is the man to beat.
Gerard Craughwell says he's not running for the presidency because he can't afford it
The senator had previously been vocal about his desire to run against Michael D Higgins.