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#Presidential Election

# presidential-election - Saturday 24 September, 2011

'I am a unifier': McGuinness reacts to campaign criticism
# Race For The Áras
# Race For The Áras

'I am a unifier': McGuinness reacts to campaign criticism

Sep 24th 2011, 5:46 PM 1,028 Views 85 Comments

As Fine Gael’s Gay Mitchell questions Martin McGuinness’ fitness to hold the office of the presidency, the Sinn Féin candidate says he is confident he can lead the effort “to build a new republic”.

# presidential-election - Tuesday 20 September, 2011

McGuinness blames ‘West Brit’ influence for references to IRA past
# Race For The Áras
# Race For The Áras

McGuinness blames ‘West Brit’ influence for references to IRA past

Sep 20th 2011, 12:43 PM 11,328 Views 186 Comments

Martin McGuinness says there are “West Brit” elements in Dublin, some in the media, who obsess with his past in the IRA.

# presidential-election - Friday 16 September, 2011

Poll: Should David Norris rejoin the race for the Áras?
# Your Say
# Your Say

Poll: Should David Norris rejoin the race for the Áras?

Sep 16th 2011, 10:45 AM 5,853 Views 85 Comments

It seems likely that Senator Norris will declare on tonight’s Late Late Show that he is back in the race to secure a presidential nomination. Do you think he’s right to restart his campaign?

# presidential-election - Thursday 15 September, 2011

Norris and Davis to address independent TDs and Senators
# Race For The Áras
# Race For The Áras

Norris and Davis to address independent TDs and Senators

Sep 15th 2011, 10:06 AM 1,267 Views 65 Comments

The meeting of the technical group is the clearest hint yet that David Norris hasn’t ruled out re-entering the presidential race.

# presidential-election - Tuesday 13 September, 2011

The Daily Fix: Tuesday
# Daily Fix
# Daily Fix

The Daily Fix: Tuesday

Sep 13th 2011, 7:47 PM 1,879 Views 10 Comments

Catch up on the day’s biggest news stories, as well as the bits and pieces you might have missed…

Davis will not follow Gallagher's lead of asking councils to drop support
# Race For The Áras
# Race For The Áras

Davis will not follow Gallagher's lead of asking councils to drop support

Sep 13th 2011, 3:22 PM 1,752 Views 22 Comments

Seán Gallagher has asked three councils to withdraw their support, so that they can nominate others – but Mary Davis won’t.

# presidential-election - Monday 12 September, 2011

The Daily Fix: Monday
# Daily Fix
# Daily Fix

The Daily Fix: Monday

Sep 12th 2011, 7:53 PM 2,144 Views 3 Comments

Catch up on the day’s biggest news stories as well as the bits and pieces you may have missed.

Seán Gallagher secures fourth local authority nomination
# Race For The Áras
# Race For The Áras

Seán Gallagher secures fourth local authority nomination

Sep 12th 2011, 6:18 PM 414 Views 13 Comments

A second independent candidate has secured enough support from county and city councils to get their name on the ballot.

# presidential-election - Friday 9 September, 2011

What new slogans would you give Davis and Mitchell?
# Snap!
# Snap!

What new slogans would you give Davis and Mitchell?

Sep 9th 2011, 7:33 AM 1,145 Views 38 Comments

As two presidential candidates run with essentially the same slogan, we’re asking what you would consider replacing that slogan with for each.

# presidential-election - Thursday 8 September, 2011

Higgins: Irish emigrants should retain voting rights
# Emigrants
# Emigrants

Higgins: Irish emigrants should retain voting rights

Sep 8th 2011, 10:39 AM 491 Views 16 Comments

The Labour Party presidential candidate says he believes emigrants should be able to vote in Irish elections for up to ten years after leaving the country.

Poll: Should Irish people living abroad be able to vote for the presidency?
# Your Say
# Your Say

Poll: Should Irish people living abroad be able to vote for the presidency?

Sep 8th 2011, 9:54 AM 3,269 Views 189 Comments

Michael D Higgins has suggested that people who emigrate should keep their voting rights. What do you think?

# presidential-election - Monday 5 September, 2011

Councils formally pledge support for Gallagher and Davis
# Race For The Áras
# Race For The Áras

Councils formally pledge support for Gallagher and Davis

Sep 5th 2011, 6:03 PM 395 Views 32 Comments

The two independent presidential candidates need to secure at least four nominations each before the end of this month – and now have two apiece.

# presidential-election - Wednesday 31 August, 2011

Fianna Fáil not running internal candidate in presidential election
# Race For The Áras
# Race For The Áras

Fianna Fáil not running internal candidate in presidential election

Aug 31st 2011, 4:52 PM 562 Views 35 Comments

Today’s announcement follows a meeting of the party’s TDs, senators and MEPs in Dublin.

# presidential-election - Monday 29 August, 2011

The Daily Fix: Monday
# Daily Fix
# Daily Fix

The Daily Fix: Monday

Aug 29th 2011, 7:25 PM 2,151 Views 1 Comment

Catch up on the day’s biggest news stories, as well as the bits and pieces you may have missed…

Fianna Fáil says election candidate issue will be decided on Wednesday
# Race For The Áras
# Race For The Áras

Fianna Fáil says election candidate issue will be decided on Wednesday

Aug 29th 2011, 6:21 PM 350 Views 28 Comments

Today’s committee meeting concluded that it would not recommend putting forward a candidate, according to one report this evening.

# presidential-election - Thursday 18 August, 2011

TD says lack of childcare and cash stops women entering politics
# Women In Politics
# Women In Politics

TD says lack of childcare and cash stops women entering politics

Aug 18th 2011, 6:12 PM 968 Views 14 Comments

The Labour TD for Wicklow / East Carlow says women face five particular challenges they need met, before they can consider running for election, and we can achieve balance.

# presidential-election - Wednesday 17 August, 2011

Presidential material: 8 other sports personalities who could run for the Áras
# Moving Up
From The42
# Moving Up

Presidential material: 8 other sports personalities who could run for the Áras

Aug 17th 2011, 7:24 PM 1,083 Views 6 Comments

After Eamon Dunphy and Micheál Ó Muircheartaigh were linked with the position, we take a look at some other possible candidates.

# presidential-election - Saturday 13 August, 2011

Gay Byrne out of presidential campaign, before he even got in
# Race For The Áras
# Race For The Áras

Gay Byrne out of presidential campaign, before he even got in

Aug 13th 2011, 1:45 PM 1,532 Views 44 Comments

Gay Byrne has said that he doesn’t feel the time is right for him to take part in the presidential campaign.

# presidential-election - Friday 12 August, 2011

Column: Cardinal Rules - Gaybo for President?
# Humour
# Humour

Column: Cardinal Rules - Gaybo for President?

Aug 12th 2011, 7:30 PM 62 Views 26 Comments

This week, the (not) Primate of All-Ireland writes that (not) Bishop Brady is upset to discover that the man who hosted the ‘Bishop and the nightie’ debate could be running for the Áras.

# presidential-election - Wednesday 10 August, 2011

Fianna Fáil 'offers support' to Gay Byrne
# Race For The Áras
# Race For The Áras

Fianna Fáil 'offers support' to Gay Byrne

Aug 10th 2011, 8:29 AM 1,164 Views 35 Comments

The veteran broadcaster has not yet decided if he will enter the race for the presidency – but says that if he does it will be as an independent.

# presidential-election - Saturday 6 August, 2011

Column: It’s time to move past David Norris and focus on the real issues
# Race For The Áras
# Race For The Áras

Column: It’s time to move past David Norris and focus on the real issues

Aug 6th 2011, 6:03 PM 66 Views 120 Comments

Writing for TheJournal.ie, independent candidate Mary Davis argues that the presidential campaign has been dominated by personality – but Ireland needs more than that.

# presidential-election - Wednesday 3 August, 2011

Dana 'considering 2011 Presidential run' after Norris withdrawal - report
# Race For The Áras
# Race For The Áras

Dana 'considering 2011 Presidential run' after Norris withdrawal - report

Aug 3rd 2011, 3:53 PM 3,104 Views 110 Comments

Highland Radio cites sources close to the former Eurovision winner who say she may yet put her name forward this year.

Poll: Which of the four nominated presidential candidates would you vote for?
# Your Say
# Your Say

Poll: Which of the four nominated presidential candidates would you vote for?

Aug 3rd 2011, 9:22 AM 11,803 Views 190 Comments

Have your say in today’s poll on the candidates who have secured an election nomination.

# presidential-election - Tuesday 2 August, 2011

Norris's first interview: I will stay on as Senator
# David Norris
# David Norris

Norris's first interview: I will stay on as Senator

Aug 2nd 2011, 7:06 PM 1,336 Views 17 Comments

In his first full interview since his withdrawal from the presidential campaign, Senator David Norris told Today FM of his future in the Seanad, of “love of his life” Ezra Nawi, his campaign staff and more…

# presidential-election - Sunday 31 July, 2011

Norris: Who's supporting him now?
# David Norris
# David Norris

Norris: Who's supporting him now?

Jul 31st 2011, 7:10 PM 2,145 Views 72 Comments

Senator David Norris and his remaining campaigners say his bid for the Presidency continues – but many of those who were to nominate him are staying quiet this evening.

David Norris determined to continue campaign despite clemency controversy
# Norris
# Norris

David Norris determined to continue campaign despite clemency controversy

Jul 31st 2011, 3:28 PM 2,305 Views 61 Comments

The senator acknowledges his chances of securing a nomination to run are “slim”. Meanwhile, some of his Oireachtas supporters are standing by him.

Poll: Has the Norris letter controversy affected his Áras bid?
# Your Say
# Your Say

Poll: Has the Norris letter controversy affected his Áras bid?

Jul 31st 2011, 10:48 AM 3,326 Views 71 Comments

Will 1997 letter seeking clemency for a friend throw Norris’ campaign off-track?

# presidential-election - Saturday 30 July, 2011

The Daily Fix: Saturday
# Daily Fix
# Daily Fix

The Daily Fix: Saturday

Jul 30th 2011, 8:15 PM 610 Views 0 Comments

Every evening, TheJournal.ie brings you a round-up of the day’s main news stories, as well as the bits and pieces you may have missed.

Candidates meet for first presidential debate as Norris staff quit
# Race For The Áras
# Race For The Áras

Candidates meet for first presidential debate as Norris staff quit

Jul 30th 2011, 10:55 AM 3,131 Views 54 Comments

Members of the Norris campaign team have resigned, but haven’t said why.

# presidential-election - Tuesday 26 July, 2011

Presidential election set for a Thursday, despite objections in the past
# Voting
# Voting

Presidential election set for a Thursday, despite objections in the past

Jul 26th 2011, 6:31 PM 684 Views 25 Comments

The presidential election, along with three referenda, will be held on Thursday 27 October. There have been calls for weekend votes in the past, to facilitate voters returning to their constituencies.

# presidential-election - Wednesday 20 July, 2011

Column: David Norris on why an independent CAN and SHOULD run for the Áras
# Opinion
# Opinion

Column: David Norris on why an independent CAN and SHOULD run for the Áras

Jul 20th 2011, 7:27 AM 35 Views 60 Comments

Senator David Norris writes for TheJournal.ie on the value of political independence in the presidential race.

# presidential-election - Saturday 9 July, 2011

Fine Gael candidate for presidential election announced
# Race For The Áras
# Race For The Áras

Fine Gael candidate for presidential election announced

Jul 9th 2011, 5:19 PM 2,152 Views 44 Comments

Gay Mitchell has secured the Fine Gael nomination over fellow contenders Mairead McGuinness and Pat Cox.

# presidential-election - Thursday 7 July, 2011

Avril Doyle rules herself out of Presidential race
# Race For The Áras
# Race For The Áras

Avril Doyle rules herself out of Presidential race

Jul 7th 2011, 2:38 PM 562 Views 3 Comments

Former MEP says she is a “realist” and late to the race and “unlikely” to secure the Fine Gael nomination for Aras run.

# presidential-election - Monday 4 July, 2011

Column: Emigrants give plenty back to Ireland, so why can't we vote?
# Opinion
# Opinion

Column: Emigrants give plenty back to Ireland, so why can't we vote?

Jul 4th 2011, 7:00 PM 171 Views 38 Comments

Politicians laugh off the fact that people are being forced to leave. They wouldn’t if they faced the consequences at the polls, writes Noreen Bowden.

# presidential-election - Sunday 3 July, 2011

How to become US president... thanks to Rory McIlroy
# Mcilroy Effect
# Mcilroy Effect

How to become US president... thanks to Rory McIlroy

Jul 3rd 2011, 2:22 PM 2,150 Views 9 Comments

The Republican Party says their 2012 candidates can learn lessons from Rory McIlroy’s US Open-winning strategy.

# presidential-election - Wednesday 29 June, 2011