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#Presidential Election

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Sarkozy threatens French pullout of visa-free zone
# France
# France

Sarkozy threatens French pullout of visa-free zone

Mar 12th 2012, 9:41 AM 2,572 Views 18 Comments

Sarkozy has threatened to pull France out of the EU’s coveted visa-free Schengen zone unless the bloc makes progress on protecting borders from illegal immigration.

RTÉ board to meet following BAI ruling on Frontline tweet
# Frontline
# Frontline

RTÉ board to meet following BAI ruling on Frontline tweet

Mar 8th 2012, 8:58 AM 1,565 Views 15 Comments

RTÉ chairman Tom Savage will convene the broadcaster’s board, while a Sean Gallagher spokesman doesn’t rule out legal action.

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 3,816 Views 32 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 3,199 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.

Daily Fix: Wednesday
# Daily Fix
# Daily Fix

Daily Fix: Wednesday

Feb 15th 2012, 7:38 PM 4,954 Views 3 Comments

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

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 9,674 Views 48 Comments

Hint: It wasn’t the winner…

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 2,831 Views 40 Comments

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

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 1,796 Views 18 Comments

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

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 4,596 Views 12 Comments

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

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 3,235 Views 20 Comments

So. Much. Flour.

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 1,924 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.

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

Donald Trump is no longer a Republican

Dec 26th 2011, 6:55 PM 4,820 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.

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 2,774 Views 2 Comments

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

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 5,300 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 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 4,197 Views 44 Comments

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

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 1,314 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.

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 669 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.

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

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

Oct 29th 2011, 7:08 PM 3,411 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 26,674 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

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 570 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 3,930 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 793 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.

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 4,563 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 3,107 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 1,454 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 2,089 Views 6 Comments

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

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 3,276 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 1,562 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 6,768 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 2,386 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 3,495 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 11,937 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.

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 9,502 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 991 Views 34 Comments

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