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#Presidential Election

# presidential-election - Wednesday 7 March, 2012

RTÉ director general apologises to Gallagher over Frontline 'mistakes'
# Aras11
# Aras11

RTÉ director general apologises to Gallagher over Frontline 'mistakes'

Mar 7th 2012, 5:20 PM 3,798 Views 34 Comments

Noel Curran’s apology comes on foot of the BAI’s decision to uphold Gallagher’s complaint regarding a controversial tweet referred to during an #Áras11 debate.

BAI upholds Gallagher complaint over Frontline tweet
# Aras11
# Aras11

BAI upholds Gallagher complaint over Frontline tweet

Mar 7th 2012, 3:57 PM 3,181 Views 62 Comments

However, the broadcasting authority says it found no evidence that the RTÉ programme had deliberately attempted to conceal information about the tweet.

# presidential-election - Wednesday 15 February, 2012

Daily Fix: Wednesday
# Daily Fix
# Daily Fix

Daily Fix: Wednesday

Feb 15th 2012, 7:38 PM 4,942 Views 3 Comments

In today’s Fix: household charge campaign; health service ‘reduction’; and the best way to get onto a crowded bus…

# presidential-election - Tuesday 14 February, 2012

Guess which #Áras11 candidate spent the most on their campaign?
# Race For The Áras
# Race For The Áras

Guess which #Áras11 candidate spent the most on their campaign?

Feb 14th 2012, 5:59 PM 9,648 Views 48 Comments

Hint: It wasn’t the winner…

# presidential-election - Monday 13 February, 2012

Surge in support for Santorum puts him up front with Romney
# US 2012
# US 2012

Surge in support for Santorum puts him up front with Romney

Feb 13th 2012, 9:33 PM 2,809 Views 40 Comments

Rick Santorum and Mitt Romney are neck-and-neck in the Republican Party nomination race, according to Gallup.

# presidential-election - Wednesday 8 February, 2012

Santorum campaign reborn as he beats Romney to take caucuses
# Usa 2012
# Usa 2012

Santorum campaign reborn as he beats Romney to take caucuses

Feb 8th 2012, 7:41 AM 1,778 Views 18 Comments

“Conservatism is alive and well in Missouri and Minnesota.”

# presidential-election - Friday 3 February, 2012

Roseanne Barr to seek US presidential bid
# No Joke
From The Daily Edge
# No Joke

Roseanne Barr to seek US presidential bid

Feb 3rd 2012, 2:15 PM 4,585 Views 12 Comments

The comedian is running for the Green Party nomination in the US.

# presidential-election - Thursday 2 February, 2012

French presidential candidate hit by flour during speech
# Flour Power
# Flour Power

French presidential candidate hit by flour during speech

Feb 2nd 2012, 10:39 AM 3,179 Views 20 Comments

So. Much. Flour.

# presidential-election - Sunday 22 January, 2012

Newt Gingrich comeback seals victory in latest US primary
# Usa 2012
# Usa 2012

Newt Gingrich comeback seals victory in latest US primary

Jan 22nd 2012, 9:52 AM 1,911 Views 16 Comments

In an upset victory, Gingrich won 40 per cent of the vote in last night’s South Carolina primary, well ahead of second-placed Mitt Romney.

# presidential-election - Monday 26 December, 2011

Donald Trump is no longer a Republican
# Donald Trump
# Donald Trump

Donald Trump is no longer a Republican

Dec 26th 2011, 6:55 PM 4,796 Views 19 Comments

Once the most Republican of Republicans, the billionaire has officially left the party – only to ensure that Obama can be beaten next year.

# presidential-election - Sunday 25 December, 2011

Republican candidate Newt Gingrich misses out on Super Tuesday ballot in own state
# US Election
# US Election

Republican candidate Newt Gingrich misses out on Super Tuesday ballot in own state

Dec 25th 2011, 11:00 AM 2,765 Views 2 Comments

Gingrich failed to qualify for his state’s Super Tuesday primary ballot.

# presidential-election - Saturday 24 December, 2011

The most telling Irish political pictures of 2011
# Review 2011
# Review 2011

The most telling Irish political pictures of 2011

Dec 24th 2011, 9:15 AM 5,267 Views 7 Comments

A general election, the implosion of two parties, EU drama and a Presidential campaign – can you picture all that in one year? We tried…

# presidential-election - Monday 14 November, 2011

Presidential candidate Gay Mitchell is for the birds...
# Birdhouse
From The Daily Edge
# Birdhouse

Presidential candidate Gay Mitchell is for the birds...

Nov 14th 2011, 2:47 PM 4,180 Views 44 Comments

Enterprising designer finds new use for old election posters – he builds a little birdhouse with them…

# presidential-election - Friday 11 November, 2011

In full: Taoiseach Enda Kenny's speech at Presidential inauguration
# President Higgins
# President Higgins

In full: Taoiseach Enda Kenny's speech at Presidential inauguration

Nov 11th 2011, 1:57 PM 1,285 Views 14 Comments

The full text of the address given by Taoiseach Enda Kenny at the inauguration of Michael D Higgins as the ninth President of Ireland today.

# presidential-election - Monday 31 October, 2011

Chief whip says there is no rift in Fine Gael
# Fine Gael
# Fine Gael

Chief whip says there is no rift in Fine Gael

Oct 31st 2011, 3:22 PM 651 Views 17 Comments

Despite the party’s poor performances in the presidential election and Dublin West by-election, Paul Kehoe has insisted that there is no crisis within Fine Gael.

# presidential-election - Saturday 29 October, 2011

Poet, politician and the ninth President of Ireland: Michael D Higgins
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# Aras11

Poet, politician and the ninth President of Ireland: Michael D Higgins

Oct 29th 2011, 7:08 PM 3,356 Views 23 Comments

Labour’s #Áras11 candidate is the President Elect and will be sworn into office in the middle of next month. Here’s a bit of background on the man who will be president…

Liveblog: Michael D Higgins elected President - as it happened
Live Oct 29th 2011, 3:16 PM

Liveblog: Michael D Higgins elected President - as it happened

Higher or lower: how does Michael D's new salary compare to other heads of state?
# Pay Day
# Pay Day

Higher or lower: how does Michael D's new salary compare to other heads of state?

Oct 29th 2011, 2:19 PM 25,632 Views 26 Comments

The new President of Ireland will be paid the reduced capped wage of just under €250,000 per annum – but for the size of our country, is that a good deal?

Liveblog: The 2011 Presidential election count, Day 2: 9am-3:15pm
Live Oct 29th 2011, 2:15 PM

Liveblog: The 2011 Presidential election count, Day 2: 9am-3:15pm

# presidential-election - Friday 28 October, 2011

Liveblog: The 2011 presidential election count, 6:45pm – 3am
Live Oct 28th 2011, 8:55 PM

Liveblog: The 2011 presidential election count, 6:45pm – 3am

Column: I'm interested in who will be President - but I won't have had my say
# Opinion
# Opinion

Column: I'm interested in who will be President - but I won't have had my say

Oct 28th 2011, 2:54 PM 544 Views 59 Comments

Film-maker and writer Liam Nolan on the disenfranchisement of Irish citizens who are still on the electoral register but have no arrangements made for them to vote if they have to move abroad.

Liveblog: The 2011 presidential election count, 9am – 6:45pm
Live Oct 28th 2011, 2:40 PM

Liveblog: The 2011 presidential election count, 9am – 6:45pm

Poll: Does the presidential election matter?
# Your Say
# Your Say

Poll: Does the presidential election matter?

Oct 28th 2011, 1:20 PM 3,918 Views 44 Comments

The presidential election has been dominating our media for weeks – but how much does it really matter? Have your say in our poll…

The count begins: What happens today...
# Counting Day
# Counting Day

The count begins: What happens today...

Oct 28th 2011, 7:45 AM 775 Views 6 Comments

Counting kicks off at 43 constituency centres around the state at 9am this morning, but the first count may not be officially announced until around 7pm this evening.

# presidential-election - Wednesday 26 October, 2011

Bookies make Higgins favourite after Gallagher support 'evaporates'
# Race For The Áras
# Race For The Áras

Bookies make Higgins favourite after Gallagher support 'evaporates'

Oct 26th 2011, 5:48 PM 4,542 Views 102 Comments

All the major bookies have now made Michael D Higgins their favourite to win the Presidency, though Gallagher should top the poll.

How to make your vote(s) count at the polls
# Voting
# Voting

How to make your vote(s) count at the polls

Oct 26th 2011, 1:00 PM 3,089 Views 39 Comments

What you need to know about voting in the presidential election and the two referendums.

In pictures: The last hours of the Áras11 campaign
# Race For The Áras
# Race For The Áras

In pictures: The last hours of the Áras11 campaign

Oct 26th 2011, 12:48 PM 1,435 Views 8 Comments

Hand-shaking, singsongs and interviews – the candidates go all out to grab last-minute votes before the polls open tomorrow.

Why do we need a President? Oh, here's why...
# Race For The Áras
From The Daily Edge
# Race For The Áras

Why do we need a President? Oh, here's why...

Oct 26th 2011, 11:15 AM 2,070 Views 6 Comments

…according to this charming animation/illustration by student Grace Margetson. NOTE: There’s a plug for Mary Davis in it.

# presidential-election - Tuesday 25 October, 2011

Gallagher ‘doesn’t remember’ visiting Morgan to deliver photograph
# Race For The Áras
# Race For The Áras

Gallagher ‘doesn’t remember’ visiting Morgan to deliver photograph

Oct 25th 2011, 5:49 PM 3,231 Views 135 Comments

Sean Gallagher says he does not recall his meeting with Hugh Morgan – as the fuel magnate says Gallagher personally accepted the cheque.

In full: Hugh Morgan’s statement on his dealings with Seán Gallagher
# Race For The Áras
# Race For The Áras

In full: Hugh Morgan’s statement on his dealings with Seán Gallagher

Oct 25th 2011, 5:33 PM 1,535 Views 0 Comments

The following is the full text of a statement issued by solicitors this evening on behalf of Hugh Morgan.

Seán Gallagher accuses Martin McGuinness of “political assassination”
# Gallagher
# Gallagher

Seán Gallagher accuses Martin McGuinness of “political assassination”

Oct 25th 2011, 2:30 PM 6,707 Views 138 Comments

Sinn Féin’s Mary Lou McDonald responds by saying Gallagher is “cut from the same cloth” as Fianna Fáil.

Fianna Fáil says Morgan cheque was lodged before fundraising event
# Gallagher
# Gallagher

Fianna Fáil says Morgan cheque was lodged before fundraising event

Oct 25th 2011, 1:04 PM 2,372 Views 60 Comments

Seán Gallagher says he does not recall receiving the cheque for Fianna Fáil as claimed by rival candidate Martin McGuinness.

Video: Gallagher's odds of winning lengthen following Frontline controversy
# Race For The Áras
# Race For The Áras

Video: Gallagher's odds of winning lengthen following Frontline controversy

Oct 25th 2011, 8:28 AM 3,472 Views 46 Comments

The candidate’s campaign team declined to comment about the controversial confrontation involving Martin McGuinness and a €5k cheque for Fianna Fáil.

Frontline Gallagher tweet was from fake McGuinness campaign account
# Race For The Áras
# Race For The Áras

Frontline Gallagher tweet was from fake McGuinness campaign account

Oct 25th 2011, 12:48 AM 11,807 Views 78 Comments

However, it further prompted the issue of whether Gallagher collected a €5,000 donation for Fianna Fáil from a convicted fuel smuggler.

# presidential-election - Monday 24 October, 2011

Seán and Trish Gallagher wedding video a "private matter"
# Race For The Áras
From The Daily Edge
# Race For The Áras

Seán and Trish Gallagher wedding video a "private matter"

Oct 24th 2011, 4:14 PM 9,429 Views 39 Comments

The Presidential candidate’s happy day is being passed around social media today – and a section of his wedding photo album is too.

No evidence of criminal damage in Dana's tyre blowout
# Dana
# Dana

No evidence of criminal damage in Dana's tyre blowout

Oct 24th 2011, 11:40 AM 968 Views 34 Comments

Meanwhile, Dana’s husband Damien says that the independent candidate is “very optimistic” about her chances in Thursday’s ballot.

Donegal islands take to the polls as campaigns enter final days
# Island Voting
# Island Voting

Donegal islands take to the polls as campaigns enter final days

Oct 24th 2011, 7:31 AM 718 Views 1 Comment

Voting on Irish islands typically starts a few days before the rest of the state to allow adequate time for transporting and counting the votes.

# presidential-election - Sunday 23 October, 2011

Poll: Should the media have scrutinised the presidential candidates so closely?
# Your Say
# Your Say

Poll: Should the media have scrutinised the presidential candidates so closely?

Oct 23rd 2011, 2:51 PM 2,107 Views 59 Comments

It has been described as a “circus” and one of the more caustic elections Ireland has ever seen but did the media play its part in making it so. Today we ask, should the media have scrutinised the presidential candidates so closely?

Column: Young people want to vote so cut the rhetoric...
# Opinion
# Opinion

Column: Young people want to vote so cut the rhetoric...

Oct 23rd 2011, 10:15 AM 1,062 Views 26 Comments

Niall Morahan says his voluntary organisation TellUsWhy.ie is trying to sift through the sectarianism and baggage of Irish politics – and inform young voters of the real facts and issues.