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#Presidential Election

# presidential-election - Sunday 21 October, 2018

Michael D Higgins enjoys commanding lead in latest presidential opinion polls
# Way Ahead
# Way Ahead

Michael D Higgins enjoys commanding lead in latest presidential opinion polls

Oct 21st 2018, 7:35 AM 36,678 Views 115 Comments

Although Higgins has a huge lead, the polls may not reflect the recent furore surrounding Peter Casey.

# presidential-election - Saturday 20 October, 2018

Seán Gallagher: RTÉ reading out a statement for Michael D Higgins was 'bizarre'
# Claire Byrne Live
# Claire Byrne Live

Seán Gallagher: RTÉ reading out a statement for Michael D Higgins was 'bizarre'

Oct 20th 2018, 1:51 PM 47,189 Views 52 Comments

During the debate, Gavin Duffy told Claire Byrne that “It’s not your job to be a spokesperson for the President.”

# presidential-election - Wednesday 17 October, 2018

The Candidate: TheJournal.ie's presidential podcast talks to Liadh Ní Ríada
# Aras 18
# Aras 18

The Candidate: TheJournal.ie's presidential podcast talks to Liadh Ní Ríada

Oct 17th 2018, 8:25 PM 8,671 Views 25 Comments

The Candidate brings TheJournal.ie readers closer to the presidential hopefuls, thanks to six in-depth interviews.

Gavin Duffy: 'Can I apologise there are three candidates from the Dragons' Den?'
# Aras 18
# Aras 18

Gavin Duffy: 'Can I apologise there are three candidates from the Dragons' Den?'

Oct 17th 2018, 8:09 AM 23,302 Views 17 Comments

On TheJournal.ie’s The Candidate podcast, Duffy said that he and the other Dragons were not “in cahoots”.

# presidential-election - Tuesday 16 October, 2018

Poll: Are live debates influencing how you'll vote in the presidential election?
# Your Say
# Your Say

Poll: Are live debates influencing how you'll vote in the presidential election?

Oct 16th 2018, 8:34 AM 31,461 Views 60 Comments

Last night, four of the six presidential candidates took part in the first TV debate of the campaign.

# presidential-election - Saturday 13 October, 2018

Most Irish people want election campaign posters banned
# Aras 18
# Aras 18

Most Irish people want election campaign posters banned

Oct 13th 2018, 8:30 AM 18,432 Views 41 Comments

In a survey of 1,000 adults, 77% responded that they wanted a ban on presidential posters.

# presidential-election - Tuesday 9 October, 2018

Today is your final chance to register to vote in the presidential election and blasphemy referendum
# Quick Quick Quick
# Quick Quick Quick

Today is your final chance to register to vote in the presidential election and blasphemy referendum

Oct 9th 2018, 10:20 AM 19,451 Views 88 Comments

Get your skates on.

# presidential-election - Friday 5 October, 2018

Peter Casey calls Michael D 'uninspiring' as he officially launches his presidential campaign
# Aras 18
# Aras 18

Peter Casey calls Michael D 'uninspiring' as he officially launches his presidential campaign

Oct 5th 2018, 3:05 PM 17,376 Views 95 Comments

The former Dragons’ Den star was speaking at the official launch of his presidential campaign today.

# presidential-election - Sunday 30 September, 2018

Millenials for Michael D: Why young people are backing a Higgins presidency
# Aras Race
# Aras Race

Millenials for Michael D: Why young people are backing a Higgins presidency

Sep 30th 2018, 7:45 AM 37,428 Views 61 Comments

We talked to students who support his bid for the presidency about why they intend on voting for him.

# presidential-election - Friday 28 September, 2018

Seán Gallagher promises to stay in Irish embassies rather than hotels if elected president
# Race For The Áras
# Race For The Áras

Seán Gallagher promises to stay in Irish embassies rather than hotels if elected president

Sep 28th 2018, 3:48 PM 24,681 Views 103 Comments

President Michael D Higgins faced questions at this campaign launch about reports he stayed in a hotel which cost €3,000 per night.

# presidential-election - Thursday 27 September, 2018

Peter Casey withdraws remark calling Áras security breach 'a bit of a coincidence'
# Aras Race
# Aras Race

Peter Casey withdraws remark calling Áras security breach 'a bit of a coincidence'

Sep 27th 2018, 8:56 AM 20,869 Views 48 Comments

The former Dragon’s Den star faced questioning over the comments on the first day of campaigning.

# presidential-election - Wednesday 26 September, 2018

The manner in which Gemma O'Doherty's candidacy was railroaded reinforces her main arguments
# Opinion
# Opinion

The manner in which Gemma O'Doherty's candidacy was railroaded reinforces her main arguments

Sep 26th 2018, 7:00 AM 49,447 Views 98 Comments

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.

# presidential-election - Monday 24 September, 2018

Last remaining councils to meet to nominate their presidential candidate
# Race For The Áras
# Race For The Áras

Last remaining councils to meet to nominate their presidential candidate

Sep 24th 2018, 6:10 AM 6,706 Views 11 Comments

Other than Michael D Higgins, there are five people on the ballot paper so far.

# presidential-election - Sunday 23 September, 2018

Poll: Should citizens in the North be allowed vote in Irish presidential elections?
# Aras 2018
# Aras 2018

Poll: Should citizens in the North be allowed vote in Irish presidential elections?

Sep 23rd 2018, 10:54 AM 49,533 Views 161 Comments

The next presidential election will be in 2025.

# presidential-election - Friday 21 September, 2018

Presidential hopeful Sarah Louise Mulligan escorted from Dublin council meeting
# Race For The Áras
# Race For The Áras

Presidential hopeful Sarah Louise Mulligan escorted from Dublin council meeting

Sep 21st 2018, 1:51 PM 72,632 Views 83 Comments

South Dublin County Council voted not to nominate anyone for the presidency.

# presidential-election - Thursday 20 September, 2018

Spending by the Office of the President to be scrutinised next week
# Money Money Money
# Money Money Money

Spending by the Office of the President to be scrutinised next week

Sep 20th 2018, 11:16 AM 17,888 Views 65 Comments

The Secretary General of the Department of An Taoiseach has warned the committee it could be in breach of the Constitution.

# presidential-election - Wednesday 19 September, 2018

Independent TDs and senators fail to agree on presidential candidate
# Aras 2018
# Aras 2018

Independent TDs and senators fail to agree on presidential candidate

Sep 19th 2018, 8:50 PM 14,242 Views 52 Comments

The group had a “robust debate” this evening.

# presidential-election - Friday 14 September, 2018

Gavin Duffy 'ready to contest' presidential election after becoming fourth official candidate
# Aras 18
# Aras 18

Gavin Duffy 'ready to contest' presidential election after becoming fourth official candidate

Updated Sep 14th 2018, 2:40 PM 39,477 Views 133 Comments

The businessman has secured the backing of Waterford Council.

# presidential-election - Monday 10 September, 2018

Jimmy Guerin's message to Gemma O'Doherty: 'Allow my sister rest in peace'
# Aras 2018
# Aras 2018

Jimmy Guerin's message to Gemma O'Doherty: 'Allow my sister rest in peace'

Sep 10th 2018, 6:50 PM 39,609 Views 116 Comments

Veronica Guerin’s brother addressed claims by the Áras hopeful at Fingal council today.

Sean Gallagher joins Michael D Higgins on ballot sheet for presidency
# Aras 2018
# Aras 2018

Sean Gallagher joins Michael D Higgins on ballot sheet for presidency

Sep 10th 2018, 9:30 AM 73,386 Views 186 Comments

The presidential election will be held on 26 October.

Number of councils to vote on who they endorse for the presidential election
# Endorsements
# Endorsements

Number of councils to vote on who they endorse for the presidential election

Sep 10th 2018, 7:45 AM 7,971 Views 29 Comments

Presidential hopefuls must secure the support of four local authorities, or 20 TDs and senators to stand in the election.

# presidential-election - Tuesday 4 September, 2018

'We need to utilise the expertise of over-65s': First details emerge of Joan Freeman's presidential bid
# Aras18
# Aras18

'We need to utilise the expertise of over-65s': First details emerge of Joan Freeman's presidential bid

Sep 4th 2018, 8:11 AM 18,317 Views 47 Comments

Despite being tipped for a run for the Áras for months, Freeman’s campaign has been muted until now.

# presidential-election - Monday 3 September, 2018

Gavin Duffy secures presidential nomination from Meath County Council
# Aras 2018
# Aras 2018

Gavin Duffy secures presidential nomination from Meath County Council

Sep 3rd 2018, 2:22 PM 16,760 Views 69 Comments

Those hoping to be candidates need the support of four local authorities or 20 members of the Oireachtas.

# presidential-election - Saturday 1 September, 2018

Brother of Veronica Guerin: Gemma O'Doherty's comments on her murder were 'disgusting'
# Veronica Guerin
# Veronica Guerin

Brother of Veronica Guerin: Gemma O'Doherty's comments on her murder were 'disgusting'

Sep 1st 2018, 2:53 PM 69,189 Views 142 Comments

Speaking to TheJournal.ie, O’Doherty said she believed the State was involved in the killing.

# presidential-election - Tuesday 28 August, 2018

Seán Gallagher to make his presidential intentions known tomorrow
# Aras18
# Aras18

Seán Gallagher to make his presidential intentions known tomorrow

Aug 28th 2018, 12:39 PM 19,855 Views 75 Comments

The businessman ran for office of president in 2011.

Presidential election to be held on Friday 26 October
# D Day
# D Day

Presidential election to be held on Friday 26 October

Updated Aug 28th 2018, 12:27 PM 41,707 Views 89 Comments

Housing Minister Eoghan Murphy confirmed the news this morning.

# presidential-election - Tuesday 21 August, 2018

Michael Fitzmaurice urges fellow independent TDs to join together to nominate a presidential candidate
# Aras18
# Aras18

Michael Fitzmaurice urges fellow independent TDs to join together to nominate a presidential candidate

Aug 21st 2018, 9:36 AM 8,957 Views 44 Comments

The independent TD told Morning Ireland it was the duty of independents to support someone who wants to contest the election.

Race for the Áras: Get to know your presidential hopefuls
# Aras18
# Aras18

Race for the Áras: Get to know your presidential hopefuls

Aug 21st 2018, 6:02 AM 50,628 Views 129 Comments

A rundown of who has thrown their hat in the ring so far.

# presidential-election - Sunday 19 August, 2018

Journalist Gemma O'Doherty announces intention to run for presidency
# Presidential Election
# Presidential Election

Journalist Gemma O'Doherty announces intention to run for presidency

Aug 19th 2018, 8:43 PM 58,810 Views 205 Comments

O’Doherty made the announcement on social media this evening.

# presidential-election - Saturday 28 July, 2018

What happens next in the presidential election race?
# Off The Rack
# Off The Rack

What happens next in the presidential election race?

Jul 28th 2018, 9:15 AM 11,887 Views 25 Comments

We’re a touch clearer now but we still don’t know who’s going to be on the ballot.

# presidential-election - Tuesday 24 July, 2018

Race for the Áras: Joan Freeman asks councils to convene special meetings
# Presidential Election
# Presidential Election

Race for the Áras: Joan Freeman asks councils to convene special meetings

Jul 24th 2018, 5:54 PM 14,535 Views 28 Comments

The current situation makes it very difficult for prospective candidates to organise campaigns, Freeman said.

'I’m out'- Noel Whelan will not contest the presidential election.
# Aras2018
# Aras2018

'I’m out'- Noel Whelan will not contest the presidential election.

Jul 24th 2018, 12:23 PM 21,791 Views 64 Comments

Speaking on RTÉ Radio One this morning Whelan announced that he was out of the race.

# presidential-election - Monday 23 July, 2018

Gerard Craughwell says he's not running for the presidency because he can't afford it
# Gone
# Gone

Gerard Craughwell says he's not running for the presidency because he can't afford it

Jul 23rd 2018, 9:36 AM 33,787 Views 80 Comments

The senator had previously been vocal about his desire to run against Michael D Higgins.

# presidential-election - Wednesday 18 July, 2018

Founder of Pieta House writes to councils seeking support for presidential run
# Joan Freeman
# Joan Freeman

Founder of Pieta House writes to councils seeking support for presidential run

Jul 18th 2018, 5:44 PM 22,799 Views 43 Comments

Joan Freeman said it is her lifelong ambition to “deliver a better quality of life”.

# presidential-election - Saturday 14 July, 2018

Gerard Craughwell on his combative Twitter personality and what he thinks of Michael D
# Presidential Election
# Presidential Election

Gerard Craughwell on his combative Twitter personality and what he thinks of Michael D

Jul 14th 2018, 10:30 AM 14,757 Views 58 Comments

The independent senator says the main political parties have narrowed down the path to an Áras nomination.

# presidential-election - Tuesday 10 July, 2018

Michael D makes first pitch to Irish public for second term as president
# Gone Pitching
# Gone Pitching

Michael D makes first pitch to Irish public for second term as president

Jul 10th 2018, 6:53 PM 9,413 Views 58 Comments

Higgins has credited his decision to run to the recent conversations he has had with people across all sections of Irish society.

# presidential-election - Friday 6 July, 2018

'Nobody has approached me': Frances Black says she has no intention of running for president
# The Aras
# The Aras

'Nobody has approached me': Frances Black says she has no intention of running for president

Jul 6th 2018, 6:15 AM 10,087 Views 25 Comments

Sinn Féin is due to hold meetings with a number of independents about the presidential election.

# presidential-election - Tuesday 3 July, 2018

Mary Lou McDonald drops strong hint that SF will contest presidential race
# The Aras
# The Aras

Mary Lou McDonald drops strong hint that SF will contest presidential race

Jul 3rd 2018, 1:18 PM 24,424 Views 143 Comments

The Sinn Féin leader said she has a number of names in mind for the role.

# presidential-election - Monday 2 July, 2018

'We need real change': Anti-establishment leftist sweeps to victory in Mexico presidential election
# Ob La Di Obrador
# Ob La Di Obrador

'We need real change': Anti-establishment leftist sweeps to victory in Mexico presidential election

Jul 2nd 2018, 7:16 AM 8,513 Views 47 Comments

The 64-year-old Andres Manuel Lopez Obrador tapped into the public’s desire for real change, supporters said.

# presidential-election - Wednesday 27 June, 2018

Poll: Do you want to see a Presidential election this year?
# Your Say
# Your Say

Poll: Do you want to see a Presidential election this year?

Jun 27th 2018, 8:58 AM 27,984 Views 96 Comments

Michael D Higgins hasn’t clarified his intentions yet.