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#aras 2018

# aras-2018 - Tuesday 23 October, 2018

Player ratings: How did the presidential candidates fare in the Prime Time debate?
# Out Of Ten
# Out Of Ten

Player ratings: How did the presidential candidates fare in the Prime Time debate?

Oct 23rd 2018, 11:49 PM 59,274 Views 129 Comments

All six presidential candidates took part in a debate for the last time. How did they do?

# aras-2018 - Saturday 20 October, 2018

PSNI 'reject' claim from Michael D Higgins about security escort to Belfast
# Aras 18
# Aras 18

PSNI 'reject' claim from Michael D Higgins about security escort to Belfast

Oct 20th 2018, 7:50 PM 46,954 Views 171 Comments

“It is clear now that Michael D Higgins claim has caused considerable anger within the PSNI… This is very serious.”

# aras-2018 - Thursday 18 October, 2018

An average of 430,000 people watched Virgin Media's six-way Áras debate
# Live
# Live

An average of 430,000 people watched Virgin Media's six-way Áras debate

Oct 18th 2018, 9:27 PM 27,117 Views 54 Comments

The number of people watching the televised presidential debate peaked at 738,400 viewers.

# aras-2018 - Wednesday 17 October, 2018

Player ratings: How did the presidential candidates fare in the Pat Kenny debate?
# Out Of Ten
# Out Of Ten

Player ratings: How did the presidential candidates fare in the Pat Kenny debate?

Oct 17th 2018, 11:30 PM 61,390 Views 121 Comments

All six presidential candidates took part tonight. How did they get on?

# aras-2018 - Sunday 14 October, 2018

Three out of five voters think the President should give up all pensions while in office
# Cash In The áras
# Cash In The áras

Three out of five voters think the President should give up all pensions while in office

Oct 14th 2018, 6:01 AM 30,747 Views 51 Comments

A new poll has gauged people’s opinions on presidential earnings.

# aras-2018 - Saturday 13 October, 2018

Quiz: How well do you remember the 2011 presidential race?
# 7 Years On
# 7 Years On

Quiz: How well do you remember the 2011 presidential race?

Oct 13th 2018, 9:00 PM 33,753 Views 20 Comments

We all know who won, but what else do you remember from the campaign?

# aras-2018 - Friday 12 October, 2018

Seven in 10 people want Michael D Higgins reelected
# Aras 2018
# Aras 2018

Seven in 10 people want Michael D Higgins reelected

Oct 12th 2018, 10:53 AM 24,578 Views 140 Comments

A new opinion poll puts the incumbent well out in front.

# aras-2018 - Thursday 11 October, 2018

Michael D Higgins gives his first TV interview of the campaign on the Ireland AM couch
# Aras 2018
# Aras 2018

Michael D Higgins gives his first TV interview of the campaign on the Ireland AM couch

Oct 11th 2018, 9:24 AM 21,127 Views 72 Comments

Higgins was quizzed on the finances of the office of the President.

# aras-2018 - Thursday 4 October, 2018

Firm headed by Sean Gallagher in High Court dispute with corporate tenant over heating system
# Nokia
# Nokia

Firm headed by Sean Gallagher in High Court dispute with corporate tenant over heating system

Oct 4th 2018, 4:22 PM 20,420 Views 0 Comments

Nokia Ireland initiated proceedings alleging Clyde Real Estate Blanchardstown was in breach of a lease agreement.

# aras-2018 - Monday 1 October, 2018

Freeman on €120k loan: 'No I didn't need to do a background check. This guy is a very good guy'
# Aras 18
# Aras 18

Freeman on €120k loan: 'No I didn't need to do a background check. This guy is a very good guy'

Oct 1st 2018, 12:15 PM 38,834 Views 52 Comments

Businessman Des Walsh has given Freeman a loan of €120k to fund her presidential campaign.

# aras-2018 - Wednesday 26 September, 2018

The manner in which Gemma O'Doherty's candidacy was railroaded reinforces her main arguments
# Opinion
# Opinion

The manner in which Gemma O'Doherty's candidacy was railroaded reinforces her main arguments

Sep 26th 2018, 7:00 AM 49,308 Views 98 Comments

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.

# aras-2018 - Tuesday 25 September, 2018

Confusion reigns in PAC over 'bizarre' €317,000 annual allowance to the President
# Aras 18
# Aras 18

Confusion reigns in PAC over 'bizarre' €317,000 annual allowance to the President

Updated Sep 25th 2018, 3:45 PM 51,857 Views 111 Comments

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
# Aras 2018
# Aras 2018

Candidates lodge papers as official campaigning in presidential election set to get under way

Sep 25th 2018, 10:39 AM 40,999 Views 108 Comments

We’re just a month out from polling day.

# aras-2018 - Monday 24 September, 2018

Debate Update - It's moving to Thursday, Sean Gallagher is in (sort of), but things are less clear for Michael D
# Up For Debate
# Up For Debate

Debate Update - It's moving to Thursday, Sean Gallagher is in (sort of), but things are less clear for Michael D

Updated Sep 24th 2018, 5:52 PM 27,727 Views 48 Comments

The incumbent has officially announced his candidacy this afternoon.

# aras-2018 - Sunday 23 September, 2018

Poll: Should citizens in the North be allowed vote in Irish presidential elections?
# Aras 2018
# Aras 2018

Poll: Should citizens in the North be allowed vote in Irish presidential elections?

Sep 23rd 2018, 10:54 AM 49,517 Views 161 Comments

The next presidential election will be in 2025.

# aras-2018 - Friday 21 September, 2018

Public to vote in blasphemy referendum on Presidential polling day
# Aras 2018
# Aras 2018

Public to vote in blasphemy referendum on Presidential polling day

Sep 21st 2018, 3:16 PM 16,643 Views 62 Comments

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?
# Aras 2018
# Aras 2018

Poll: Should there be an Áras costs inquiry before the presidential election?

Sep 21st 2018, 10:34 AM 18,942 Views 72 Comments

The total breakdown of Áras costs isn’t publicly available; but some have said that the timing of an inquiry is “politically motivated”.

# aras-2018 - Wednesday 19 September, 2018

Independent TDs and senators fail to agree on presidential candidate
# Aras 2018
# Aras 2018

Independent TDs and senators fail to agree on presidential candidate

Sep 19th 2018, 8:50 PM 14,218 Views 52 Comments

The group had a “robust debate” this evening.

# aras-2018 - Monday 10 September, 2018

Jimmy Guerin's message to Gemma O'Doherty: 'Allow my sister rest in peace'
# Aras 2018
# Aras 2018

Jimmy Guerin's message to Gemma O'Doherty: 'Allow my sister rest in peace'

Sep 10th 2018, 6:50 PM 39,495 Views 116 Comments

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
# Presidential
# Presidential

Presidential hopeful Peter Casey is travelling by helicopter to council meetings

Sep 10th 2018, 5:13 PM 27,494 Views 77 Comments

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
# Aras 2018
# Aras 2018

Sean Gallagher joins Michael D Higgins on ballot sheet for presidency

Sep 10th 2018, 9:30 AM 73,309 Views 186 Comments

The presidential election will be held on 26 October.

# aras-2018 - Monday 3 September, 2018

Cork City Council nominates Joan Freeman as its presidential candidate
# Aras 2018
# Aras 2018

Cork City Council nominates Joan Freeman as its presidential candidate

Sep 3rd 2018, 10:03 PM 27,367 Views 69 Comments

Earlier today, Gavin Duffy secured the first council nomination of the presidential election.

Gavin Duffy secures presidential nomination from Meath County Council
# Aras 2018
# Aras 2018

Gavin Duffy secures presidential nomination from Meath County Council

Sep 3rd 2018, 2:22 PM 16,711 Views 69 Comments

Those hoping to be candidates need the support of four local authorities or 20 members of the Oireachtas.

# aras-2018 - Thursday 30 August, 2018

A Kildare branch of Sinn Féin wants Matt Carthy to be its presidential candidate
# Linn Féin
# Linn Féin

A Kildare branch of Sinn Féin wants Matt Carthy to be its presidential candidate

Aug 30th 2018, 4:41 PM 16,874 Views 41 Comments

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
# Third Dragon
# Third Dragon

Dragon's Den businessman Peter Casey to seek presidential nomination

Aug 30th 2018, 10:26 AM 33,956 Views 116 Comments

The presidential ballot paper is filling up quickly…

# aras-2018 - Tuesday 21 August, 2018

Race for the Áras: Get to know your presidential hopefuls
# Aras18
# Aras18

Race for the Áras: Get to know your presidential hopefuls

Aug 21st 2018, 6:02 AM 50,604 Views 129 Comments

A rundown of who has thrown their hat in the ring so far.

# aras-2018 - Monday 20 August, 2018

Presidential hopeful Gemma O'Doherty targets independents and says Ireland is 'heading for catastrophe'
# Aras 2018
# Aras 2018

Presidential hopeful Gemma O'Doherty targets independents and says Ireland is 'heading for catastrophe'

Aug 20th 2018, 11:27 AM 41,720 Views 109 Comments

The journalist launched her bid for the Áras yesterday

# aras-2018 - Sunday 19 August, 2018

Journalist Gemma O'Doherty announces intention to run for presidency
# Presidential Election
# Presidential Election

Journalist Gemma O'Doherty announces intention to run for presidency

Aug 19th 2018, 8:43 PM 58,768 Views 205 Comments

O’Doherty made the announcement on social media this evening.

# aras-2018 - Wednesday 1 August, 2018

Presidential hopeful Kevin Sharkey wants to know why he was 'excluded' from Waterford meeting
# Fair Crack
# Fair Crack

Presidential hopeful Kevin Sharkey wants to know why he was 'excluded' from Waterford meeting

Aug 1st 2018, 3:20 PM 47,152 Views 83 Comments

The Donegal artist says he almost made the journey south anyway.

# aras-2018 - Monday 30 July, 2018

Duffy says Higgins speaks to people's heads but he speaks to their hearts
# Presidential Race
# Presidential Race

Duffy says Higgins speaks to people's heads but he speaks to their hearts

Jul 30th 2018, 9:50 AM 26,261 Views 115 Comments

The businessman also said he wouldn’t be a ‘Trump president’.

Michael D Higgins wants gambling ads banned from sport
# Addiction
# Addiction

Michael D Higgins wants gambling ads banned from sport

Jul 30th 2018, 8:32 AM 17,225 Views 104 Comments

He said that he was concerned when he read some of the cases of gambling among sporting athletes.

# aras-2018 - Saturday 28 July, 2018

What happens next in the presidential election race?
# Off The Rack
# Off The Rack

What happens next in the presidential election race?

Jul 28th 2018, 9:15 AM 11,880 Views 25 Comments

We’re a touch clearer now but we still don’t know who’s going to be on the ballot.

# aras-2018 - Tuesday 24 July, 2018

Race for the Áras: Joan Freeman asks councils to convene special meetings
# Presidential Election
# Presidential Election

Race for the Áras: Joan Freeman asks councils to convene special meetings

Jul 24th 2018, 5:54 PM 14,531 Views 28 Comments

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
# Race For The Áras
# Race For The Áras

The next President of Ireland - ranked from most to least likely

Jul 24th 2018, 6:00 AM 89,907 Views 55 Comments

Michael D Higgins is the man to beat.

# aras-2018 - Monday 23 July, 2018

Gerard Craughwell says he's not running for the presidency because he can't afford it
# Gone
# Gone

Gerard Craughwell says he's not running for the presidency because he can't afford it

Jul 23rd 2018, 9:36 AM 33,714 Views 80 Comments

The senator had previously been vocal about his desire to run against Michael D Higgins.