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#Race for the Áras

# race-for-the-aras - Wednesday 26 October, 2011

TD hacksawed locks to get sandbags to locals
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TD hacksawed locks to get sandbags to locals

Oct 26th 2011, 1:30 PM 4,542 Views 34 Comments

And gained a vote for Michael D Higgins in the process.

In pictures: The last hours of the Áras11 campaign
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In pictures: The last hours of the Áras11 campaign

Oct 26th 2011, 12:48 PM 1,441 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...
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From The Daily Edge
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Why do we need a President? Oh, here's why...

Oct 26th 2011, 11:15 AM 2,078 Views 6 Comments

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

#Aras11 diary: Where the candidates will be today
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#Aras11 diary: Where the candidates will be today

Oct 26th 2011, 10:53 AM 917 Views 8 Comments

With just one day to go until polling, this is one of your last chances to meet the presidential candidates. Here’s where they will be today.

Irish abroad have their say in #Aras11
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Irish abroad have their say in #Aras11

Oct 26th 2011, 10:01 AM 1,890 Views 11 Comments

Irish emigrants have “voted” in their own presidential election and Michael D. Higgins has come out on top.

McGuinness correct on “substantive” amount of cheque issue, says Mary Lou McDonald
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McGuinness correct on “substantive” amount of cheque issue, says Mary Lou McDonald

Oct 26th 2011, 9:30 AM 1,724 Views 84 Comments

Questions have arisen over the timing of the €5,000 donation given by a Fianna Fáil supporter to Gallagher three years ago.

# race-for-the-aras - Tuesday 25 October, 2011

The Daily Fix: Tuesday
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The Daily Fix: Tuesday

Oct 25th 2011, 8:14 PM 5,196 Views 10 Comments

In tonight’s Fix: Gallagher’s war of words with SF over donation, the flood cleanup continues, Taoiseach still wants to cut the bailout bill… and was Muammar Gaddafi a Liverpool fan?

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

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

Oct 25th 2011, 5:49 PM 3,255 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
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In full: Hugh Morgan’s statement on his dealings with Seán Gallagher

Oct 25th 2011, 5:33 PM 1,550 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”
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Seán Gallagher accuses Martin McGuinness of “political assassination”

Oct 25th 2011, 2:30 PM 6,735 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
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Fianna Fáil says Morgan cheque was lodged before fundraising event

Oct 25th 2011, 1:04 PM 2,375 Views 60 Comments

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

Poll: Who came out on top in last night's final presidential debate?
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Poll: Who came out on top in last night's final presidential debate?

Oct 25th 2011, 9:58 AM 14,318 Views 140 Comments

The seven men and women who want to be president clashed for the final time last night, but who came out on top?

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

Oct 25th 2011, 8:28 AM 3,482 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.

#Aras11 diary: Where the candidates will be today
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#Aras11 diary: Where the candidates will be today

Oct 25th 2011, 7:00 AM 1,104 Views 8 Comments

With just two days to go until polling, this is one of your last chances to meet the presidential candidates. Here’s where they will be today.

Frontline Gallagher tweet was from fake McGuinness campaign account
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Frontline Gallagher tweet was from fake McGuinness campaign account

Oct 25th 2011, 12:48 AM 11,897 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.

# race-for-the-aras - Monday 24 October, 2011

LIVEBLOG: The Presidential candidates' Frontline debate
Live Oct 24th 2011, 9:33 PM

LIVEBLOG: The Presidential candidates' Frontline debate

The Daily Fix: Monday
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The Daily Fix: Monday

Oct 24th 2011, 8:03 PM 1,947 Views 6 Comments

In tonight’s Fix: Áras campaign hits the home stretch, east coast lashed by heavy rain, a dramatic mountain rescue in Wicklow and the DUP councillor’s take on THAT Rihanna video…

David Norris admits presidential bid has left him 'in the red'
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David Norris admits presidential bid has left him 'in the red'

Oct 24th 2011, 7:07 PM 1,081 Views 15 Comments

The independent presidential candidate says he is “out of money” as his bid for the Áras enters its final few days.

Seán and Trish Gallagher wedding video a "private matter"
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From The Daily Edge
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Seán and Trish Gallagher wedding video a "private matter"

Oct 24th 2011, 4:14 PM 9,469 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.

Presidential candidates split on referendums voting
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Presidential candidates split on referendums voting

Oct 24th 2011, 3:34 PM 976 Views 14 Comments

While some candidates have revealed their voting intentions, others have declined to comment.

The Newstalk-Google presidential debate, as it happened
Live Oct 24th 2011, 1:35 PM

The Newstalk-Google presidential debate, as it happened

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

Oct 24th 2011, 11:40 AM 977 Views 35 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
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Donegal islands take to the polls as campaigns enter final days

Oct 24th 2011, 7:31 AM 725 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.

Gallagher retains major lead in Irish Times Áras opinion poll
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Gallagher retains major lead in Irish Times Áras opinion poll

Oct 24th 2011, 7:15 AM 1,152 Views 37 Comments

With three days to go until polling, Seán Gallagher holds a 15 per cent lead over the field – the largest his lead has been in any poll.

#Aras11 diary: Where the candidates will be today
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#Aras11 diary: Where the candidates will be today

Oct 24th 2011, 7:00 AM 435 Views 3 Comments

With just days to go until polling, time is running out if you want to meet the presidential candidates. Here’s where they are today.

# race-for-the-aras - Sunday 23 October, 2011

The Daily Fix: Sunday
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The Daily Fix: Sunday

Oct 23rd 2011, 8:23 PM 1,275 Views 4 Comments

In tonight’s Fix: Dozens killed in Turkish earthquake, more campaigning in the Áras race, and ten ways in which the future has already arrived…

Norris says his entry averted uncontested Áras election
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Norris says his entry averted uncontested Áras election

Oct 23rd 2011, 6:06 PM 785 Views 27 Comments

David Norris says his early declaration in the Presidential race stopped political parties from putting forward an agreed candidate.

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

Oct 23rd 2011, 2:51 PM 2,115 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...
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Column: Young people want to vote so cut the rhetoric...

Oct 23rd 2011, 10:15 AM 1,068 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.

#Aras11 diary: Where the candidates will be today
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#Aras11 diary: Where the candidates will be today

Oct 23rd 2011, 8:30 AM 441 Views 7 Comments

With just days to go until polling, this is one of your last chances to meet the presidential candidates. Here’s where they will be today.

# race-for-the-aras - Saturday 22 October, 2011

The Daily Fix: Saturday
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The Daily Fix: Saturday

Oct 22nd 2011, 8:05 PM 2,191 Views 0 Comments

In tonight’s Fix: Seán Gallagher in pole position for the Áras, 2,000 march to Occupy Dame Street, was Muammar Gaddafi the richest man alive? Plus: the Rubik’s Cube world record…

Presidential polls can sometimes be wrong - but not by very much
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Presidential polls can sometimes be wrong - but not by very much

Oct 22nd 2011, 6:29 PM 2,716 Views 42 Comments

Candidates hoping to turn their fortunes from the latest Red C poll can’t count on much historical precedent so close to polling.

Gallagher extends lead in latest Áras opinion polls
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Gallagher extends lead in latest Áras opinion polls

Oct 22nd 2011, 6:06 PM 6,219 Views 185 Comments

The final Sunday Business Post poll before polling gives Seán Gallagher a 14-point lead over Michael D Higgins.

Gallagher denies being ‘secret FF candidate’ during radio debate
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Gallagher denies being ‘secret FF candidate’ during radio debate

Oct 22nd 2011, 3:31 PM 737 Views 17 Comments

Sean Gallagher insists he has the support of members of all political parties, and denies being a de facto Fianna Fáil candidate.