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#Gay Mitchell

# gay-mitchell - Sunday 2 October, 2011

Twitter attack on Martin McGuinness launched from Chief Whip's account
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# Race For The Áras

Twitter attack on Martin McGuinness launched from Chief Whip's account

Oct 2nd 2011, 2:39 PM 4,565 Views 65 Comments

Tweets posted from the account of Paul Kehoe appeared to link the Sinn Féin candidate to the Northern Bank robbery.

Does age matter? A look at Áras elections of the past
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# Race For The Áras

Does age matter? A look at Áras elections of the past

Oct 2nd 2011, 10:00 AM 2,106 Views 2 Comments

It’s the most crowded presidential election ever – but how do this year’s candidates compare to previous years in terms of age?

#Áras11 diary: Where the candidates will be today
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# Race For The Áras

#Áras11 diary: Where the candidates will be today

Oct 2nd 2011, 7:00 AM 577 Views 8 Comments

Want to meet the presidential candidates? Keep tabs on where they’re campaigning with TheJournal.ie’s daily updates.

# gay-mitchell - Saturday 1 October, 2011

7 voters for 7 candidates
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# 7 For 7

7 voters for 7 candidates

Oct 1st 2011, 10:30 AM 1,380 Views 25 Comments

TheJournal.ie hears from voters why they are opting for each of the candidates in the Presidential election…

Poll: Who came out on top in last night's debate?
# Your Say
# Your Say

Poll: Who came out on top in last night's debate?

Oct 1st 2011, 9:26 AM 11,929 Views 194 Comments

The seven presidential candidates took part in the first of three live televised debates last night. Were you watching? Who impressed you the most?

#Áras11 diary: Where the candidates will be today
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# Race For The Áras

#Áras11 diary: Where the candidates will be today

Oct 1st 2011, 7:00 AM 620 Views 12 Comments

Want to meet the presidential candidates? Keep up to date with where they are campaigning with TheJournal.ie’s daily updates.

# gay-mitchell - Friday 30 September, 2011

LIVEBLOG: The presidential candidates' Late Late Show debate
Live Sep 30th 2011, 9:51 PM

LIVEBLOG: The presidential candidates' Late Late Show debate

No interview slot for David Norris on tonight's Late Late Show
# Race For The Áras
# Race For The Áras

No interview slot for David Norris on tonight's Late Late Show

Sep 30th 2011, 6:32 PM 1,612 Views 22 Comments

The Presidential debate on RTE1 tonight consists of short interviews with candidates, followed by debate among all seven – but Norris already had his Late Late interview.

Play: Presidential Election Bingo
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From The Daily Edge
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Play: Presidential Election Bingo

Sep 30th 2011, 1:00 PM 1,217 Views 8 Comments

The presidential race began this week – and already one or two stock phrases seem to have emerged from our pool of seven candidates. Make sure to play TheJournal.ie’s Presidential Election Bingo to make the most out of the upcoming debates.

# gay-mitchell - Thursday 29 September, 2011

Áras 11: here's what the candidates have been doing today
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# Race For The Áras

Áras 11: here's what the candidates have been doing today

Sep 29th 2011, 5:41 PM 752 Views 7 Comments

It’s the first full day of campaigning in the presidential election and the seven candidates have been out and about. Here’s some of what they’ve been upto.

# gay-mitchell - Wednesday 28 September, 2011

As it happened: The presidential candidates on Prime Time
Live Sep 28th 2011, 9:13 PM

As it happened: The presidential candidates on Prime Time

LIVEBLOG: The presidential candidates on News At One
Live Sep 28th 2011, 1:06 PM

LIVEBLOG: The presidential candidates on News At One

Poll: Who do you want to be the next President of Ireland?
# Your Say
# Your Say

Poll: Who do you want to be the next President of Ireland?

Sep 28th 2011, 12:02 PM 15,740 Views 210 Comments

Seven candidates have secured their nominations so now it’s up to you: Which of them – if any – will you be voting into the Áras?

One in, all in: Seven up for 2011 Presidential contest
# Starter's Orders
# Starter's Orders

One in, all in: Seven up for 2011 Presidential contest

Sep 28th 2011, 7:39 AM 865 Views 17 Comments

The nominations of Dana Rosemary Scallon and David Norris mean that the ballot paper next month will be the most crowded ever.

# gay-mitchell - Tuesday 27 September, 2011

The Daily Fix: Tuesday
# Daily Fix
# Daily Fix

The Daily Fix: Tuesday

Sep 27th 2011, 8:10 PM 1,655 Views 0 Comments

In tonight’s Fix: Who is on the ballot paper for the presidential election?; why is Ireland’s international reputation falling further?; and just who is Alessio Rastani?

Presidential debates: When and where they are happening
# Race For The Áras
# Race For The Áras

Presidential debates: When and where they are happening

Sep 27th 2011, 5:19 PM 1,663 Views 8 Comments

RTE and TV3 have bagged the presidential candidates for several face-offs so far. Here’s where you tune in.

Fine Gael backs down on presidential campaign slogan
# Race For The Áras
# Race For The Áras

Fine Gael backs down on presidential campaign slogan

Sep 27th 2011, 9:20 AM 926 Views 16 Comments

Mary Davis and Gay Mitchell had both proposed the same campaign motto – but only Davis emerges with it on her posters this morning.

# gay-mitchell - Saturday 24 September, 2011

Norris stays out in front in latest Red C poll
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# Race For The Áras

Norris stays out in front in latest Red C poll

Sep 24th 2011, 6:54 PM 1,997 Views 105 Comments

The latest opinion poll indicates 21 per cent support for Norris, while Michael D Higgins is in the lead among the confirmed candidates.

'I am a unifier': McGuinness reacts to campaign criticism
# Race For The Áras
# Race For The Áras

'I am a unifier': McGuinness reacts to campaign criticism

Sep 24th 2011, 5:46 PM 1,022 Views 85 Comments

As Fine Gael’s Gay Mitchell questions Martin McGuinness’ fitness to hold the office of the presidency, the Sinn Féin candidate says he is confident he can lead the effort “to build a new republic”.

# gay-mitchell - Friday 23 September, 2011

Latest opinion poll sees Norris ahead
# Race For The Áras
# Race For The Áras

Latest opinion poll sees Norris ahead

Sep 23rd 2011, 8:45 PM 1,776 Views 62 Comments

Although his nomination is still not secure, David Norris leads the race to be the next President of Ireland, according to the latest opinion poll.

# gay-mitchell - Wednesday 21 September, 2011

Vincent Browne to host live presidential debate in October
# Race For The Áras
# Race For The Áras

Vincent Browne to host live presidential debate in October

Sep 21st 2011, 5:56 PM 1,045 Views 28 Comments

TV3 will screen a debate between all five candidates currently on the ballot paper.

# gay-mitchell - Saturday 17 September, 2011

Poll shows Higgins in the lead... but that's before McGuinness entered race
# Race For The Áras
# Race For The Áras

Poll shows Higgins in the lead... but that's before McGuinness entered race

Sep 17th 2011, 7:42 PM 898 Views 15 Comments

The Millward Brown Lansdowne poll for the Sunday Independent also shows a jump in support for independent Mary Davis and a big fall for Fine Gael’s Gay Mitchell.

Poll: Who do you want to be the next President of Ireland?
# Your Say
# Your Say

Poll: Who do you want to be the next President of Ireland?

Sep 17th 2011, 1:08 PM 13,812 Views 134 Comments

There are now four definites and two hopefuls in the Race for the Áras. We give you the chance to tell us which (if any) of them gets your No. 1.

# gay-mitchell - Monday 12 September, 2011

Mary Davis secures ten council nominations
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# Race For The Áras

Mary Davis secures ten council nominations

Sep 12th 2011, 9:58 PM 2,256 Views 30 Comments

The Special Olympics organiser has secured her place on the ballot with six more nominations than required for the October election.

# gay-mitchell - Friday 9 September, 2011

What new slogans would you give Davis and Mitchell?
# Snap!
# Snap!

What new slogans would you give Davis and Mitchell?

Sep 9th 2011, 7:33 AM 1,135 Views 38 Comments

As two presidential candidates run with essentially the same slogan, we’re asking what you would consider replacing that slogan with for each.

# gay-mitchell - Thursday 8 September, 2011

SNAP! Presidential hopefuls have EXACT same campaign slogan
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# Race For The Áras

SNAP! Presidential hopefuls have EXACT same campaign slogan

Sep 8th 2011, 6:20 PM 4,736 Views 34 Comments

Uh-oh… someone’s going to be in trouble as Gay Mitchell and Mary Davis campaigns both end up with the slogan: Pride at home, Respect abroad.

Higgins holds commanding lead in latest Áras opinion poll
# Race For The Áras
# Race For The Áras

Higgins holds commanding lead in latest Áras opinion poll

Sep 8th 2011, 1:15 PM 682 Views 18 Comments

The Labour Party candidate is 12 points clear of Gay Mitchell, with independents making major ground on the frontrunners.

# gay-mitchell - Tuesday 30 August, 2011

You've got two days to register for a presidential postal vote
# Race For The Áras
# Race For The Áras

You've got two days to register for a presidential postal vote

Aug 30th 2011, 12:22 PM 1,313 Views 18 Comments

The polling order is out – so you have until Thursday to register for a postal vote, or October 3 to get on the supplementary register.

# gay-mitchell - Saturday 27 August, 2011

Mitchell will release what clemency appeal letters he has
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# Gay's Letters

Mitchell will release what clemency appeal letters he has

Aug 27th 2011, 2:46 PM 1,104 Views 11 Comments

The Fine Gael presidential candidate is under pressure for letters appealing for clemency for death row inmates that he has written during his time as a TD and MEP.

Fine Gael and Labour dismiss appeals for poster-free Áras campaign
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# Race For The Áras

Fine Gael and Labour dismiss appeals for poster-free Áras campaign

Aug 27th 2011, 9:15 AM 978 Views 28 Comments

Spokespersons for Gay Mitchell and Michael D Higgins say their parties don’t intend on dropping posters for October’s election.

# gay-mitchell - Friday 26 August, 2011

Gallagher endorses call for poster-free Áras campaign
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# Race For The Áras

Gallagher endorses call for poster-free Áras campaign

Aug 26th 2011, 2:41 PM 1,009 Views 25 Comments

Ireland may be spared from election posters, as Seán Gallagher says he’d agree to a presidential campaign without them.

‘I had never said I was interested’: Ó Muircheartaigh rules out presidential run
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# Race For The Áras

‘I had never said I was interested’: Ó Muircheartaigh rules out presidential run

Aug 26th 2011, 8:30 AM 660 Views 17 Comments

The former GAA broadcaster had been considering entering the race but has ruled it out.

# gay-mitchell - Sunday 21 August, 2011

Gay Mitchell press officer "surprised" by abortion article
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# Race For The Áras

Gay Mitchell press officer "surprised" by abortion article

Aug 21st 2011, 4:11 PM 1,424 Views 37 Comments

PR man said he had not expected his own words on FG presidential nominee’s abortion stance to appear in print.

# gay-mitchell - Wednesday 17 August, 2011

Could Martin Sheen be the next President of Ireland?
# Aras11
# Aras11

Could Martin Sheen be the next President of Ireland?

Aug 17th 2011, 5:36 PM 2,900 Views 56 Comments

The rumours circulating about potential candidates in this year’s race to the Aras reads like a pilot script for a ‘Celebrity President’ television series.

# gay-mitchell - Friday 12 August, 2011

Mitchell defends letter seeking clemency for Death Row inmate
# Race For The Áras
# Race For The Áras

Mitchell defends letter seeking clemency for Death Row inmate

Aug 12th 2011, 11:14 AM 1,176 Views 43 Comments

Gay Mitchell tells RTÉ that he sought clemency for Paul Hill simply because he thinks the death penalty “is barbaric”.

# gay-mitchell - Thursday 11 August, 2011

President Gaybo? Opinion poll puts Byrne as most popular candidate
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# Race For The Áras

President Gaybo? Opinion poll puts Byrne as most popular candidate

Aug 11th 2011, 1:05 PM 1,201 Views 77 Comments

Paddy Power’s RedC poll puts the as-yet-undeclared candidate as the most popular potential candidate in October’s election.

# gay-mitchell - Saturday 6 August, 2011

Gaybo for the Áras? Byrne won't rule out presidential run
# Gaybo
# Gaybo

Gaybo for the Áras? Byrne won't rule out presidential run

Aug 6th 2011, 9:17 AM 3,734 Views 86 Comments

Already the former Late Late show presenter has topped one poll but would you vote for him?

# gay-mitchell - Thursday 4 August, 2011

Calls for Mitchell to explain letter seeking clemency for double murderer
# Race For The Áras
# Race For The Áras

Calls for Mitchell to explain letter seeking clemency for double murderer

Aug 4th 2011, 8:29 AM 4,262 Views 132 Comments

A Fine Gael TD is calling on the party’s presidential candidate to explain a letter he sent eight years ago.