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Tuesday 28 November 2023 Dublin: 5°C

# Race for the Áras

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Guess which #Áras11 candidate spent the most on their campaign?
Hint: It wasn’t the winner…
All we want for 2012 (and what we won’t miss from 2011)’s writers have each picked one thing that they are glad to see the back of – and one thing they are looking forward to this year.
Top 10 stories that got you talking in 2011
Alternative medicine, the Gaza flotilla and same-sex marriages – these are the stories that sparked the most debate in 2011.
New words: the official* glossary of 2011
*Not really. But these are the words that we never used (or understood the meaning of) before 2011.
Teenage president? TDs to debate changes to Áras rules
Proposed changes would reduce the minimum age to 18, and allow candidates to secure nomination with 10,000 signatures.
Gallagher complains to BAI over 'game-changing' tweet
Gallagher’s performance on The Frontline debate was seen as a game-changing moment in the Race for the Áras but he is not happy about his treatment by RTÉ.
Household charge legislation to be pushed through ahead of Budget
The final legal measures to cut judges’ pay will also be voted on by the Dáil this week.
Presidential candidate Gay Mitchell is for the birds...
Enterprising designer finds new use for old election posters – he builds a little birdhouse with them…
Gallagher campaign to complain to BAI over hoax tweet on RTÉ debate
Gallagher’s performance on The Frontline debate was seen as a game-changing moment in the Race for the Áras.
Poll: How would you rate Mary McAleese's presidency?
The current President of Ireland’s 14-year tenure is drawing to a close – how do you think she has managed the role over that time?
WATCH: Remember these seven from #Áras11?
Promo from RTÉ’s Naked Presidential Election, to be broadcast tonight, shows “how it was won and lost”…
UK deputy prime minister to visit Michael D in the Áras
Nick Clegg will be among the first international dignitaries to visit Michael D Higgins when he takes office.
Galway United play their relegation wild card... Michael D. Higgins
The President-elect and his wife will be among the crowd for the Airtricity League promotion/relegation play-off second leg on Friday.
Mitchell unlikely to attend Fine Gael's post-election meeting
The party’s failed presidential candidate has returned to Brussels as Fine Gael looks set to examine where it went wrong in the Race for the Áras.
Higgins welcomed by 5,000 supporters in Galway
The President-elect has been greeted by thousands of supporters in his native Galway today.
What's in store for the presidential losers?
Along with a new house, Michael D Higgins has won financial security for life. But what are the prospects for the other six candidates?
Where were Mary Davis and Gay Mitchell today?
Fine Gael candidate Gay Mitchell and Independent candidate Mary Davis were not present for Michael D Higgins’s victory speech at Dublin Castle today – so where were they?
Poet, politician and the ninth President of Ireland: Michael D Higgins
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
With the support of over a million voters, Michael D Higgins was named Ireland’s ninth president in Dublin Castle. Here’s how a historical day’s events unfolded.
Higher or lower: how does Michael D's new salary compare to other heads of state?
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
Michael D Higgins creeps towards the quota as the Fourth Count results begin to come in. Keep up with all the results, news and analysis on our continuing liveblog
Michael D's campaign manager: "It’s been a fabulous night"
Dublin Central TD Joe Costello says the presidency is “the prize that every party would love to have”, but that the win will cement the coalition.
D-Day for the dragon slayer: Michael D takes over the front pages
There’s only one story dominating the papers today….
Counting to resume in the presidential election at 9am
Labour’s Patrick Nulty was declared victorious in the Dublin West by-election in the early hours of this morning. The final presidential election result is still to come, along with counting in the constitutional referendums.
Liveblog: The 2011 presidential election count, 6:45pm – 3am
Part TWO of our all-day liveblog following the twists and turns of the Presidential election count (and the latest on the Dublin West by-election and the referenda results).
The Daily Fix: Friday
In tonight’s Fix: The winners of the Presidential race and the Dublin West by-election become clearer, an interesting change to succession laws for Commonwealth countries and why Twitter is ruining your wordplay (according to Ralph Fiennes…)
Column: I'm interested in who will be President - but I won't have had my say
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
Tallies indicate that Michael D Higgins will be elected the ninth president of Ireland – as Seán Gallagher concedes defeat. Catch up with all the latest results and analysis
Poll: Does the presidential election matter?
The presidential election has been dominating our media for weeks – but how much does it really matter? Have your say in our poll…
The Daily Fix: Thursday
In tonight’s Fix: Ireland goes to the polls, markets embrace the Greece deal, how much you’ll pay for an iPhone 4S, and just what DID cause Monday night’s flooding?
In pictures: candidates and electorate cast their vote
The candidates, their families and plenty of others across the country are voting today.
Reality-TV star V ex-IRA warlord: the international view on #Aras11
Here’s what the world’s media is saying about the pop star, poet, reality-TV star, ex-IRA chief and gay-rights crusader vying to be the next President of Ireland.
Polls open across the country for Áras and referendums
Over 3million people are registered to vote today, and polling stations will be open from 7am to 10pm.
#Aras11 diary: Where the candidates will be today
The presidential candidates will be voting today, along with the rest of the country. Here’s where they will be this morning.
Bookies make Higgins favourite after Gallagher support 'evaporates'
All the major bookies have now made Michael D Higgins their favourite to win the Presidency, though Gallagher should top the poll.
Poll: Who was the best Áras debate host?
Now that we’ve sat through all the debates we could, we’re asking for your thoughts on who handled their event best.