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# Presidency

Last year
2022
# people's re-pup-lic
Dogs given to South Korean president by Kim Jong Un spark custody row
Legally speaking the dogs are state property but have been in the care of the former president
# misfortune
Boxing great Manny Pacquiao gets knock out blow in polls
An initial tally showed the legendary sportsman picked up fewer than four million votes.
All time
# Philippines
Duterte confirms he will run for vice presidency in Philippines
The 76-year-old president is notorious for his crackdown on illegal drugs.
# Presidency
US Supreme Court rejects bid to overturn Joe Biden’s election victory
The Electoral College will meet this Monday to formally elect Biden as the next US president.
# Presidency
Trump says he will not participate in virtual debate with Biden
It was announced earlier that the candidates would “participate from separate remote locations”.
# Lawsuit
Kanye West sues to be listed on West Virginia presidential election ballot
Kanye West announced a presidential bid in July.
# new elections
Mali president resigns after military coup
Ibrahim Boubacar Keita’s government had been beset by months of protests.
# Coronavirus
Biden or Sanders? Democrat primaries plunged into uncertainty after Ohio calls off vote
Joe Biden is in the lead but how the primaries will proceed from here has been thrown into uncertainty over coronavirus.
# US politics
Bernie Sanders wins New Hampshire primary, narrowly beating Pete Buttigieg
The 78-year-old beat back a strong challenge from Buttigieg last night.
# 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.
# aras 18
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.
# 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.
# aras 18
Confusion reigns in PAC over 'bizarre' €317,000 annual allowance to the President
The Comptroller and Auditor General said today he had no oversight over the payment.
# Papers Please
Michael D Higgins has officially thrown his hat in the ring for the upcoming election
The President is now officially a candidate for re-election.
# aras 18
No mudslinging at the Ploughing - but Sean Gallagher was waiting in the wings for Michael D
The 2018 candidates availed of every opportunity to press the flesh today.
# kevin sharkey is out
Kevin Sharkey pulls out of presidential race citing 'corruption', gives backing to Gemma O'Doherty
Sharkey is the first person to pull out of the race.
# aras 18
Gavin Duffy 'ready to contest' presidential election after becoming fourth official candidate
The businessman has secured the backing of Waterford Council.
# The Frontline
'On that evening I let myself down' - Sean Gallagher addresses 'Tweetgate' on first campaign stop
The businessman spoke at length about the 2011 controversy in Leitrim today.
# aras 2018
Presidential hopeful Gemma O'Doherty targets independents and says Ireland is 'heading for catastrophe'
The journalist launched her bid for the Áras yesterday
# Race for the Áras
The next President of Ireland - ranked from most to least likely
Michael D Higgins is the man to beat.
# sole runner
'Forget ageism, it's the truth' - Norris claims 77-year-old Michael D running for second term would be ill-advised
Norris himself ran against Michael D Higgins in the 2011 presidential election.
# president
Barnardos chief Fergus Finlay 'very interested' in seeking presidency if Michael D does not
An election is expected to be held in October, however other candidates have been put forward to date.
# dish served cold
Trump treats women 'like meat', is 'morally unfit for office' - explosive James Comey interview
Former FBI director Comey’s much-anticipated interview pulled no punches in its description of Trump, a description that has not been received well by the president.
# Race for the Áras
Could this be our next president?
Seán Kelly MEP thinks he may have a “great opportunity” to connect with people.
# the aras
It's getting more and more likely that we'll have a presidential election this year*
*That’s according to one politician who’s been tipped to run.
# not a test
'I'm not playing games - this is about winning the presidency': Craughwell expecting to secure backing for Áras run
The independent senator’s tilt at the presidency isn’t a gesture, he insists.
# Trouble Brewing
'Calm before the storm' - is Trump about to abandon the Iran nuclear deal?
Trump must make a decision on the Iran nuclear accord by 15 October.
# To be confirmed
President Higgins is not 'ruling anything out' when it comes to running for a second term
Higgins officially opened the National Ploughing Championships this afternoon.
# Meetings
Trump says he wouldn't have picked Sessions as Attorney General if he knew he'd recuse on Russia
Three of the pivotal players in the Trump campaign will be questioned by senators next week.
# TV debate
Macron tells Marine Le Pen her election would lead to a French 'civil war'
Tonight’s final debate between Le Pen and presidential rival Emmanuel Macron was a spiteful affair.
# trump troubadour
He stopped paying his mortgage so he could sing at Trump rallies - and now he's feeling a little disillusioned
Just two months after the election, Kraig Moss, aka the Trump Troubadour, isn’t feeling quite so positive about Donald Trump as he did before.
# series of defeats
People are saying this is the 'worst 100 days' of any presidency
The healthcare fiasco is just the latest in a string of defeats for President Trump.
# no conflicts
Ivanka Trump steps down as director of Doonbeg golf resort
Trump himself resigned as a director of the two companies operating Doonbeg last month.
# Convenient
Putin's main rival given suspended sentence - now he can't run against the president in the 2018 election
Alexei Navalny was today convicted of embezzlement and given a five-year suspended sentence.
# white house 2016
Couldn't stay awake? Here are the defining moments of a truly seismic US election night
The polls didn’t see this one coming. No one saw this one coming.
# firestarter
What on earth will happen if Donald Trump DOESN'T win the election?
Donald Trump seemed to be preparing for a loss by insisting the vote is rigged weeks before the election. But what effect is that having on his more incendiary supporters?
# rocket blast
Michelle Obama has taken an enormous cut off Donald Trump as multiple allegations mount up
The New York Times has dismissed Trump claiming it damaged his reputation by denying he has a reputation to damage.
# deep trump trouble
24 hours after the weekend from hell, Donald Trump is in big trouble in the polls
Meanwhile, the most prominent Republican in Congress, Paul Ryan, has said he can no longer continue to defend Trump.
# I'm so sooo sorry
Trump apologises, says he "regrets offending people" and "causing personal pain"
Yes you read that right. In other news temperatures are forecast to be cool in hell today.