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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.
# out of ten
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?
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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.”
# Live
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.
# out of ten
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?
# cash in the áras
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.
# 7 years on
Quiz: How well do you remember the 2011 presidential race?
We all know who won, but what else do you remember from the campaign?
# aras 2018
Seven in 10 people want Michael D Higgins reelected
A new opinion poll puts the incumbent well out in front.
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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.
# Nokia
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.
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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.
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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.
# aras 2018
Candidates lodge papers as official campaigning in presidential election set to get under way
We’re just a month out from polling day.
# Up for debate
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.
# aras 2018
Poll: Should citizens in the North be allowed vote in Irish presidential elections?
The next presidential election will be in 2025.
# aras 2018
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.
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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”.
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Independent TDs and senators fail to agree on presidential candidate
The group had a “robust debate” this evening.
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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
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.
# aras 2018
Sean Gallagher joins Michael D Higgins on ballot sheet for presidency
The presidential election will be held on 26 October.
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Cork City Council nominates Joan Freeman as its presidential candidate
Earlier today, Gavin Duffy secured the first council nomination of the presidential election.
# aras 2018
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.
# linn féin
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.
# third dragon
Dragon's Den businessman Peter Casey to seek presidential nomination
The presidential ballot paper is filling up quickly…
# Aras18
Race for the Áras: Get to know your presidential hopefuls
A rundown of who has thrown their hat in the ring so far.
# aras 2018
Presidential hopeful Gemma O'Doherty targets independents and says Ireland is 'heading for catastrophe'
The journalist launched her bid for the Áras yesterday
# Presidential Election
Journalist Gemma O'Doherty announces intention to run for presidency
O’Doherty made the announcement on social media this evening.
# fair crack
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.
# Presidential Race
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’.
# Addiction
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.
# off the rack
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.
# Presidential Election
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.
# Race for the Áras
The next President of Ireland - ranked from most to least likely
Michael D Higgins is the man to beat.
# gone
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.