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Saturday 10 June 2023 Dublin: 17°C

# Michael D Higgins

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Michael D Higgins has been re-elected as President of Ireland with 55.8% of the vote
Ireland has overwhelmingly backed Higgins to serve another seven years as president.
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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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'I wish him success in the years ahead': Seán Gallagher congratulates Higgins on predicted re-election
Gallagher comments come after exit polls predicted he received just 7% of votes.
# Your Say
Poll: Are you happy with the results of the exit polls?
Michael D Higgins is on course to be re-elected president.
# count day
It's all over bar the kissing - but how are the votes counted and when will it be official?
Here’s your step-by step guide to count day.
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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.
Áras candidates and politicians cast their votes this morning
We also got our fair share of #dogsatpollingstations content.
Áras race enters endgame as all six candidates take part in RTÉ Prime Time debate
David McCullagh was on hosting duties in Montrose.
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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?
# Podcast
The Candidate: Listen back to all six interviews with the Áras hopefuls here
Haven’t decided who you’re going to vote for? Look no further.
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Taoiseach defends Michael D Higgins' use of government jet to fly to Belfast
Leo Varadkar said the pilots are “paid anyway” and the added costs of flying someone in the plane are “very small”.
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Michael D Higgins: 'I'm not a millionaire. I don't see the merit in this kind of discourse'
One of Higgins’ rivals has claimed that those without personal wealth or the backing of political parties will soon be unable to become president.
# Áras 11
All along the Frontline - The controversial and acrimonious race for the Áras in 2011
Gallagher’s monumental lead was undone, but by then the campaign had already become a bizarre one.
# Asylum Seekers
'A stain on our society': What the presidential candidates think about Direct Provision
Some are in favour of a blanket amnesty for people living in the system for more than five years.
# way ahead
Michael D Higgins enjoys commanding lead in latest presidential opinion polls
Although Higgins has a huge lead, the polls may not reflect the recent furore surrounding Peter Casey.
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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.”
# Pat Kenny
Casey doubles down on anti-Traveller rhetoric in an otherwise unsurprising TV debate
We can expect Casey’s controversial stance to dominate coverage of the campaign again today.
Casey attacked over Traveller comments in first six-way TV debate
Pat Kenny moderated the six-way debate on Virgin Media One.
# 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?
# Controversy
'Appalling' and 'abhorrent': All five presidential rivals round on Casey over Traveller comments
Casey had said that travellers are “basically people camping in someone else’s land”.
# runaway leader
Latest poll has Michael D Higgins with nearly twice as many votes as rest of candidates COMBINED
Higgins has twice as many first preference votes as the rest of the candidates combined, per the latest Irish Times Ipsos/MRBI poll.
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Here's what the presidential candidates think about Trump, Brexit and the Eighth Amendment
We’ve asked the six nominees why they are running and where they stand on a number of important issues.
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FactCheck: How does President Michael D Higgins pay for his dog grooming bills?
Businessman Peter Casey has repeatedly claimed that Bród and Síoda’s grooming bills are paid for using public money – but is this true?
# Race for the Áras
FactCheck: Who got it right between Higgins and Ní Riada in the debate over speaking rights?
The debate was over the rights of presidents to address the Oireachtas.
# out of ten
Player ratings: How would you rate the candidates who took part in the first presidential debate?
Four of the six candidates took part in the first TV debate. How did they fare?
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Live debates row: Gallagher told to 'stop hiding behind Michael D' by Ní Riada
Incumbent candidate Michael D Higgins has been criticised for not taking part in all scheduled live debates.
# canonised
President Higgins leads Ireland's tributes as Archbishop Oscar Romero becomes a saint
Higgins also visited the tomb of murdered Catholic archbishop while in El Salvador.
# 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.
# The Gloves Are Off
Casey attacks Higgins on dog grooming (and other standout moments from a feisty debate)
All six presidential candidates faced off for the first time.
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'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.
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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.
# quick quick quick
Today is your final chance to register to vote in the presidential election and blasphemy referendum
Get your skates on.
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Peter Casey calls Michael D 'uninspiring' as he officially launches his presidential campaign
The former Dragons’ Den star was speaking at the official launch of his presidential campaign today.
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Michael D Higgins will return €200k balance in Áras account at end of term
Higgins has pointed out that his predecessor Mary McAleese returned the balance when she finished her two terms.
# Race for the Áras
Gavin Duffy: 'I think seven years is long enough for anybody in any job'
The presidential hopeful officially launched his campaign today, defending a background in business.
# Your Say
Poll: Do you think Presidential expenses require greater scrutiny?
The Irish Mail on Sunday this morning claims that President Michael D Higgins has declined to answer questions about his advisers’ pay and the €317,000 Presidential allowance.
# aras race
Millenials for Michael D: Why young people are backing a Higgins presidency
We talked to students who support his bid for the presidency about why they intend on voting for him.
# Analysis
Michael D Higgins reminded us all that he's no stranger to the rough and tumble of politics
The President’s opponents were shown the scale of the challenge they face.
# Race for the Áras
Seán Gallagher promises to stay in Irish embassies rather than hotels if elected president
President Michael D Higgins faced questions at this campaign launch about reports he stayed in a hotel which cost €3,000 per night.