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# aras18 - Saturday 3 November, 2018

PAC likely to examine Áras finances every year to avoid 'hullabaloo in next campaign'
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# Follow The Money

PAC likely to examine Áras finances every year to avoid 'hullabaloo in next campaign'

Nov 3rd 2018, 8:30 AM 6,843 Views 10 Comments

There was controversy during the campaign about the €317,000 annual allowance paid to the Office of the President.

# aras18 - Saturday 27 October, 2018

Michael D Higgins' speech outlines his plans for the next seven years
# Seven More Years
# Seven More Years

Michael D Higgins' speech outlines his plans for the next seven years

Oct 27th 2018, 9:44 PM 30,718 Views 77 Comments

President Michael D Higgins says he would focus on equality, togetherness and strong sustainable communities during his next term.

Taoiseach: 'There was an element of anti-Traveller sentiment in the vote'
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Taoiseach: 'There was an element of anti-Traveller sentiment in the vote'

Oct 27th 2018, 7:31 PM 30,768 Views 115 Comments

Varadkar said Michael D Higgins had received a resounding endorsement from the Irish people.

Peter Casey says he is waiting on an apology from Leo Varadkar
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Peter Casey says he is waiting on an apology from Leo Varadkar

Oct 27th 2018, 2:29 PM 35,550 Views 109 Comments

Asked if he thinks he is the Trump of Irish politics he replied: ‘God, I hope not.’

'I brought to the fore something that was there already': Presidential Candidate Peter Casey stands by his comments on Travellers
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# Aras 18

'I brought to the fore something that was there already': Presidential Candidate Peter Casey stands by his comments on Travellers

Updated Oct 27th 2018, 10:13 AM 36,963 Views 204 Comments

Casey has said he’ll take a long time “probably until lunchtime” to decide what to do next.

# aras18 - 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 59,279 Views 129 Comments

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

Poll: Would you wear a poppy on Armistice day?
# Your Say
# Your Say

Poll: Would you wear a poppy on Armistice day?

Oct 23rd 2018, 9:29 AM 55,283 Views 203 Comments

Presidential candidate Liadh Ní Riada surprised many when she said if elected she would wear the poppy.

# aras18 - Friday 19 October, 2018

'He's trying to raise his profile': Tánaiste dubs Casey's campaign as 'irresponsible politics'
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'He's trying to raise his profile': Tánaiste dubs Casey's campaign as 'irresponsible politics'

Oct 19th 2018, 2:40 PM 19,400 Views 119 Comments

Peter Casey says he will take the weekend to consider if he will continue in the race.

# aras18 - Thursday 18 October, 2018

Early morning DART passengers none too plussed about blasphemy change
# The Other Campaign
# The Other Campaign

Early morning DART passengers none too plussed about blasphemy change

Oct 18th 2018, 12:42 PM 29,503 Views 62 Comments

Minister Charlie Flanagan and his Fine Gael colleagues were up early in the morning to stake out Tara St.

# aras18 - 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 61,393 Views 121 Comments

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

Gavin Duffy: 'Can I apologise there are three candidates from the Dragons' Den?'
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# Aras 18

Gavin Duffy: 'Can I apologise there are three candidates from the Dragons' Den?'

Oct 17th 2018, 8:09 AM 23,284 Views 17 Comments

On TheJournal.ie’s The Candidate podcast, Duffy said that he and the other Dragons were not “in cahoots”.

# aras18 - Monday 15 October, 2018

Sinn Féin's Liadh Ní Riada says she would wear a poppy as president
# Race For The Áras
# Race For The Áras

Sinn Féin's Liadh Ní Riada says she would wear a poppy as president

Updated Oct 15th 2018, 11:59 PM 38,651 Views 95 Comments

The Sinn Féin candidate’s answer was greeted with applause, at the first TV debate.

Sinn Féin closes WhatsApp group over 'inappropriate and disrespectful' texts about President Higgins
# Race To The Aras
# Race To The Aras

Sinn Féin closes WhatsApp group over 'inappropriate and disrespectful' texts about President Higgins

Oct 15th 2018, 9:03 AM 44,399 Views 104 Comments

The messages sent during Saturday’s Presidential debate suggested Higgins needed a booster seat.

# aras18 - Sunday 14 October, 2018

Poll: Will you watch the first TV debate of this year's presidential race tomorrow?
# Your Say
# Your Say

Poll: Will you watch the first TV debate of this year's presidential race tomorrow?

Oct 14th 2018, 11:53 AM 23,275 Views 53 Comments

Four candidates will face off on Claire Byrne Live on Monday night.

# aras18 - Friday 12 October, 2018

'I want to succeed Michael D, not replace him': Sean Gallagher formally launches presidential campaign
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# Aras18

'I want to succeed Michael D, not replace him': Sean Gallagher formally launches presidential campaign

Oct 12th 2018, 1:02 PM 15,365 Views 85 Comments

Gallagher has committed to introduce 20 ‘special initiatives’ in his first 20 weeks in office if he is elected.

# aras18 - Tuesday 9 October, 2018

'My boy racer years are over': Áras hopeful Gavin Duffy expresses regret over historical driving convictions
# Dangerous Driving
# Dangerous Driving

'My boy racer years are over': Áras hopeful Gavin Duffy expresses regret over historical driving convictions

Oct 9th 2018, 1:30 PM 19,795 Views 23 Comments

The businessman says that the driving that led to his convictions was ‘inexcusable’.

# aras18 - Wednesday 3 October, 2018

Peter Casey's offering Joan Freeman a loan to fund her campaign (and he insists he's serious)
# Aras Race
# Aras Race

Peter Casey's offering Joan Freeman a loan to fund her campaign (and he insists he's serious)

Oct 3rd 2018, 4:53 PM 17,638 Views 24 Comments

Former Dragon’s Den star Peter Casey has offered Joan Freeman a loan to fund her presidential campaign.

# aras18 - Thursday 27 September, 2018

The first debate of the 2018 Áras race has taken place: here's what we learned
# #4outof6
# #4outof6

The first debate of the 2018 Áras race has taken place: here's what we learned

Sep 27th 2018, 3:31 PM 26,698 Views 45 Comments

The first official debate took place on RTÉ Radio’s News at One this afternoon.

Peter Casey withdraws remark calling Áras security breach 'a bit of a coincidence'
# Aras Race
# Aras Race

Peter Casey withdraws remark calling Áras security breach 'a bit of a coincidence'

Sep 27th 2018, 8:56 AM 20,823 Views 48 Comments

The former Dragon’s Den star faced questioning over the comments on the first day of campaigning.

# aras18 - Wednesday 26 September, 2018

'A cynical political attack': Ministers hit out at questioning over €317,000 President's allowance
# THE PAC
# THE PAC

'A cynical political attack': Ministers hit out at questioning over €317,000 President's allowance

Sep 26th 2018, 3:05 PM 15,453 Views 57 Comments

Questions surrounding the payment were raised at the Public Accounts Committee yesterday.

Poll: Should the use of posters during election campaigns be scrapped?
# Your Say
# Your Say

Poll: Should the use of posters during election campaigns be scrapped?

Sep 26th 2018, 9:45 AM 38,243 Views 87 Comments

One presidential candidate already said they won’t use posters during their campaign.

# aras18 - Monday 24 September, 2018

Larry Donnelly: Michael D Higgins seems virtually unbeatable - so how will the other candidates try to win?
# Opinion
# Opinion

Larry Donnelly: Michael D Higgins seems virtually unbeatable - so how will the other candidates try to win?

Sep 24th 2018, 7:00 AM 16,364 Views 56 Comments

What strategies and tactics can we expect from the candidates for the presidential race, asks Larry Donnelly.

# aras18 - Tuesday 18 September, 2018

Peter Casey is on the presidential election ballot paper as he receives 4th council nomination
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Peter Casey is on the presidential election ballot paper as he receives 4th council nomination

Updated Sep 18th 2018, 5:12 PM 29,632 Views 70 Comments

The businessman received the nod from Limerick City and County Council today.

'That has to be settled': Michael D Higgins refuses to say whether he'll partake in presidential debates
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'That has to be settled': Michael D Higgins refuses to say whether he'll partake in presidential debates

Sep 18th 2018, 1:28 PM 16,349 Views 73 Comments

The incumbent president announced earlier this summer that he would seek a second term in office.

# aras18 - Monday 17 September, 2018

Poll: We have five official candidates - who gets your vote so far?
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Poll: We have five official candidates - who gets your vote so far?

Sep 17th 2018, 8:34 AM 84,640 Views 184 Comments

It’s a five horse race right now.

# aras18 - Thursday 13 September, 2018

'An insult to the office of President': Dublin councillors not at all happy with standard of today's presentations
# Park It
# Park It

'An insult to the office of President': Dublin councillors not at all happy with standard of today's presentations

Sep 13th 2018, 5:33 PM 55,836 Views 92 Comments

The council voted not to back any of the hopefuls who addressed them today.

# aras18 - Tuesday 4 September, 2018

'We need to utilise the expertise of over-65s': First details emerge of Joan Freeman's presidential bid
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'We need to utilise the expertise of over-65s': First details emerge of Joan Freeman's presidential bid

Sep 4th 2018, 8:11 AM 18,256 Views 47 Comments

Despite being tipped for a run for the Áras for months, Freeman’s campaign has been muted until now.

# aras18 - Monday 3 September, 2018

Peacekeeping and disabilites on the agenda as Sean Gallagher to formally begin presidential campaign
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Peacekeeping and disabilites on the agenda as Sean Gallagher to formally begin presidential campaign

Sep 3rd 2018, 8:15 AM 16,843 Views 64 Comments

The businessman announced last week that he would contest the presidential race again following weeks of speculation.

# aras18 - Wednesday 29 August, 2018

Seán Gallagher set to announce he is seeking a nomination to run for president
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Seán Gallagher set to announce he is seeking a nomination to run for president

Aug 29th 2018, 7:01 AM 11,912 Views 60 Comments

A number of councillors have already said they will support the former presidential candidate.

# aras18 - Tuesday 28 August, 2018

Seán Gallagher to make his presidential intentions known tomorrow
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Seán Gallagher to make his presidential intentions known tomorrow

Aug 28th 2018, 12:39 PM 19,841 Views 75 Comments

The businessman ran for office of president in 2011.

'Would you tell us if you were in a secret organisation?' The race for the Áras stumbles on
# Race For The Áras
# Race For The Áras

'Would you tell us if you were in a secret organisation?' The race for the Áras stumbles on

Aug 28th 2018, 6:45 AM 17,472 Views 24 Comments

There may be trouble ahead.

# aras18 - Monday 27 August, 2018

Gavin Duffy said he had to remortgage his house to start presidential bid
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Gavin Duffy said he had to remortgage his house to start presidential bid

Aug 27th 2018, 5:36 PM 31,147 Views 86 Comments

In order to get on the ballot, candidates need the support of four councils or 20 members of the Oireachtas.

# aras18 - Tuesday 21 August, 2018

Michael Fitzmaurice urges fellow independent TDs to join together to nominate a presidential candidate
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Michael Fitzmaurice urges fellow independent TDs to join together to nominate a presidential candidate

Aug 21st 2018, 9:36 AM 8,952 Views 44 Comments

The independent TD told Morning Ireland it was the duty of independents to support someone who wants to contest the election.

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

Aug 21st 2018, 6:02 AM 50,609 Views 129 Comments

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

# aras18 - Saturday 18 August, 2018

Éamon Ó Cuív for president? Even the Fianna Fáil party is split on that one
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Éamon Ó Cuív for president? Even the Fianna Fáil party is split on that one

Aug 18th 2018, 8:00 AM 17,132 Views 75 Comments

Éamon Ó Cuív has remained silent on whether he wants to be the next president.

# aras18 - Tuesday 31 July, 2018

'What's wrong with a President who wears wellies?' - Independent candidates vie for nomination
# Race For The Park
# Race For The Park

'What's wrong with a President who wears wellies?' - Independent candidates vie for nomination

Jul 31st 2018, 6:10 PM 24,218 Views 52 Comments

The presidential race took a huge shift up in gears today.