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# Aras18

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# follow the money
PAC likely to examine Áras finances every year to avoid 'hullabaloo in next campaign'
There was controversy during the campaign about the €317,000 annual allowance paid to the Office of the President.
# seven more years
Michael D Higgins' speech outlines his plans for the next seven years
President Michael D Higgins says he would focus on equality, togetherness and strong sustainable communities during his next term.
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Taoiseach: 'There was an element of anti-Traveller sentiment in the vote'
Varadkar said Michael D Higgins had received a resounding endorsement from the Irish people.
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Peter Casey says he is waiting on an apology from Leo Varadkar
Asked if he thinks he is the Trump of Irish politics he replied: ‘God, I hope not.’
# aras 18
'I brought to the fore something that was there already': Presidential Candidate Peter Casey stands by his comments on Travellers
Casey has said he’ll take a long time “probably until lunchtime” to decide what to do next.
# 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?
# Your Say
Poll: Would you wear a poppy on Armistice day?
Presidential candidate Liadh Ní Riada surprised many when she said if elected she would wear the poppy.
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'He's trying to raise his profile': Tánaiste dubs Casey's campaign as 'irresponsible politics'
Peter Casey says he will take the weekend to consider if he will continue in the race.
# the other campaign
Early morning DART passengers none too plussed about blasphemy change
Minister Charlie Flanagan and his Fine Gael colleagues were up early in the morning to stake out Tara St.
# 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?
# aras 18
Gavin Duffy: 'Can I apologise there are three candidates from the Dragons' Den?'
On TheJournal.ie’s The Candidate podcast, Duffy said that he and the other Dragons were not “in cahoots”.
# Race for the Áras
Sinn Féin's Liadh Ní Riada says she would wear a poppy as president
The Sinn Féin candidate’s answer was greeted with applause, at the first TV debate.
# race to the aras
Sinn Féin closes WhatsApp group over 'inappropriate and disrespectful' texts about President Higgins
The messages sent during Saturday’s Presidential debate suggested Higgins needed a booster seat.
# Your Say
Poll: Will you watch the first TV debate of this year's presidential race tomorrow?
Four candidates will face off on Claire Byrne Live on Monday night.
# Aras18
'I want to succeed Michael D, not replace him': Sean Gallagher formally launches presidential campaign
Gallagher has committed to introduce 20 ‘special initiatives’ in his first 20 weeks in office if he is elected.
# Dangerous Driving
'My boy racer years are over': Áras hopeful Gavin Duffy expresses regret over historical driving convictions
The businessman says that the driving that led to his convictions was ‘inexcusable’.
# aras race
Peter Casey's offering Joan Freeman a loan to fund her campaign (and he insists he's serious)
Former Dragon’s Den star Peter Casey has offered Joan Freeman a loan to fund her presidential campaign.
# #4outof6
The first debate of the 2018 Áras race has taken place: here's what we learned
The first official debate took place on RTÉ Radio’s News at One this afternoon.
# aras race
Peter Casey withdraws remark calling Áras security breach 'a bit of a coincidence'
The former Dragon’s Den star faced questioning over the comments on the first day of campaigning.
# THE PAC
'A cynical political attack': Ministers hit out at questioning over €317,000 President's allowance
Questions surrounding the payment were raised at the Public Accounts Committee yesterday.
# Your Say
Poll: Should the use of posters during election campaigns be scrapped?
One presidential candidate already said they won’t use posters during their campaign.
Voices
Larry Donnelly: Michael D Higgins seems virtually unbeatable - so how will the other candidates try to win?
What strategies and tactics can we expect from the candidates for the presidential race, asks Larry Donnelly.
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Peter Casey is on the presidential election ballot paper as he receives 4th council nomination
The businessman received the nod from Limerick City and County Council today.
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'That has to be settled': Michael D Higgins refuses to say whether he'll partake in presidential debates
The incumbent president announced earlier this summer that he would seek a second term in office.
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Poll: We have five official candidates - who gets your vote so far?
It’s a five horse race right now.
# park it
'An insult to the office of President': Dublin councillors not at all happy with standard of today's presentations
The council voted not to back any of the hopefuls who addressed them today.
# Aras18
'We need to utilise the expertise of over-65s': First details emerge of Joan Freeman's presidential bid
Despite being tipped for a run for the Áras for months, Freeman’s campaign has been muted until now.
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Peacekeeping and disabilites on the agenda as Sean Gallagher to formally begin presidential campaign
The businessman announced last week that he would contest the presidential race again following weeks of speculation.
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Seán Gallagher set to announce he is seeking a nomination to run for president
A number of councillors have already said they will support the former presidential candidate.
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Seán Gallagher to make his presidential intentions known tomorrow
The businessman ran for office of president in 2011.
# Race for the Áras
'Would you tell us if you were in a secret organisation?' The race for the Áras stumbles on
There may be trouble ahead.
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Gavin Duffy said he had to remortgage his house to start presidential bid
In order to get on the ballot, candidates need the support of four councils or 20 members of the Oireachtas.
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Michael Fitzmaurice urges fellow independent TDs to join together to nominate a presidential candidate
The independent TD told Morning Ireland it was the duty of independents to support someone who wants to contest the election.
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Race for the Áras: Get to know your presidential hopefuls
A rundown of who has thrown their hat in the ring so far.
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Éamon Ó Cuív for president? Even the Fianna Fáil party is split on that one
Éamon Ó Cuív has remained silent on whether he wants to be the next president.
# race for the park
'What's wrong with a President who wears wellies?' - Independent candidates vie for nomination
The presidential race took a huge shift up in gears today.