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# Presidential Election

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# aras 18
'I would make sure everyone who's homeless had shelter': We asked these second class students what they'd do as President
Abolish school uniforms? Extend the weekend?
# 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.
# claire byrne live
Seán Gallagher: RTÉ reading out a statement for Michael D Higgins was 'bizarre'
During the debate, Gavin Duffy told Claire Byrne that “It’s not your job to be a spokesperson for the President.”
# aras 18
The Candidate:'s presidential podcast talks to Liadh Ní Ríada
The Candidate brings readers closer to the presidential hopefuls, thanks to six in-depth interviews.
# aras 18
Gavin Duffy: 'Can I apologise there are three candidates from the Dragons' Den?'
On’s The Candidate podcast, Duffy said that he and the other Dragons were not “in cahoots”.
# Your Say
Poll: Are live debates influencing how you'll vote in the presidential election?
Last night, four of the six presidential candidates took part in the first TV debate of the campaign.
# aras 18
Most Irish people want election campaign posters banned
In a survey of 1,000 adults, 77% responded that they wanted a ban on presidential posters.
# quick quick quick
Today is your final chance to register to vote in the presidential election and blasphemy referendum
Get your skates on.
# aras 18
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.
# 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.
# 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.
# 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 manner in which Gemma O'Doherty's candidacy was railroaded reinforces her main arguments
Political power in Ireland is held entirely in the hands of a small elite, who govern largely in their own interest. The rest of us are on the outside looking in, writes Caoimhín De Barra.
# Race for the Áras
Last remaining councils to meet to nominate their presidential candidate
Other than Michael D Higgins, there are five people on the ballot paper so far.
# aras 2018
Poll: Should citizens in the North be allowed vote in Irish presidential elections?
The next presidential election will be in 2025.
# Race for the Áras
Presidential hopeful Sarah Louise Mulligan escorted from Dublin council meeting
South Dublin County Council voted not to nominate anyone for the presidency.
# Money Money Money
Spending by the Office of the President to be scrutinised next week
The Secretary General of the Department of An Taoiseach has warned the committee it could be in breach of the Constitution.
# aras 2018
Independent TDs and senators fail to agree on presidential candidate
The group had a “robust debate” this evening.
# aras 18
Gavin Duffy 'ready to contest' presidential election after becoming fourth official candidate
The businessman has secured the backing of Waterford Council.
# aras 2018
Jimmy Guerin's message to Gemma O'Doherty: 'Allow my sister rest in peace'
Veronica Guerin’s brother addressed claims by the Áras hopeful at Fingal council today.
# aras 2018
Sean Gallagher joins Michael D Higgins on ballot sheet for presidency
The presidential election will be held on 26 October.
# Endorsements
Number of councils to vote on who they endorse for the presidential election
Presidential hopefuls must secure the support of four local authorities, or 20 TDs and senators to stand in the election.
# 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.
# aras 2018
Gavin Duffy secures presidential nomination from Meath County Council
Those hoping to be candidates need the support of four local authorities or 20 members of the Oireachtas.
# Veronica Guerin
Brother of Veronica Guerin: Gemma O'Doherty's comments on her murder were 'disgusting'
Speaking to, O’Doherty said she believed the State was involved in the killing.
# Aras18
Seán Gallagher to make his presidential intentions known tomorrow
The businessman ran for office of president in 2011.
# d day
Presidential election to be held on Friday 26 October
Housing Minister Eoghan Murphy confirmed the news this morning.
# Aras18
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.
# Aras18
Race for the Áras: Get to know your presidential hopefuls
A rundown of who has thrown their hat in the ring so far.
# Presidential Election
Journalist Gemma O'Doherty announces intention to run for presidency
O’Doherty made the announcement on social media this evening.
# off the rack
What happens next in the presidential election race?
We’re a touch clearer now but we still don’t know who’s going to be on the ballot.
# Presidential Election
Race for the Áras: Joan Freeman asks councils to convene special meetings
The current situation makes it very difficult for prospective candidates to organise campaigns, Freeman said.
# aras2018
'I’m out'- Noel Whelan will not contest the presidential election.
Speaking on RTÉ Radio One this morning Whelan announced that he was out of the race.
# gone
Gerard Craughwell says he's not running for the presidency because he can't afford it
The senator had previously been vocal about his desire to run against Michael D Higgins.
# joan freeman
Founder of Pieta House writes to councils seeking support for presidential run
Joan Freeman said it is her lifelong ambition to “deliver a better quality of life”.
# Presidential Election
Gerard Craughwell on his combative Twitter personality and what he thinks of Michael D
The independent senator says the main political parties have narrowed down the path to an Áras nomination.
# Gone pitching
Michael D makes first pitch to Irish public for second term as president
Higgins has credited his decision to run to the recent conversations he has had with people across all sections of Irish society.
# the aras
'Nobody has approached me': Frances Black says she has no intention of running for president
Sinn Féin is due to hold meetings with a number of independents about the presidential election.
# the aras
Mary Lou McDonald drops strong hint that SF will contest presidential race
The Sinn Féin leader said she has a number of names in mind for the role.
# ob la di obrador
'We need real change': Anti-establishment leftist sweeps to victory in Mexico presidential election
The 64-year-old Andres Manuel Lopez Obrador tapped into the public’s desire for real change, supporters said.