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# race-for-the-aras - Monday 17 October, 2011

#Áras11: The Monday question for Presidential candidates
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#Áras11: The Monday question for Presidential candidates

Oct 17th 2011, 3:42 PM 1,125 Views 23 Comments

Each day this week, TheJournal.ie will be hosting Tell Us Why’s question campaign for clarity on the seven candidates’ priorities. Today: why they think they deserve to be President.

Davis promises to appoint intellectually disabled person to Council of State
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Davis promises to appoint intellectually disabled person to Council of State

Oct 17th 2011, 2:34 PM 1,696 Views 53 Comments

Mary Davis tells an Inclusion Ireland debate that she would appoint a person with intellectual disabilities to the Council of State.

Gallagher plays down prospect of one-on-one debate with Higgins
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Gallagher plays down prospect of one-on-one debate with Higgins

Oct 17th 2011, 2:20 PM 983 Views 25 Comments

Michael D Higgins has suggested the two poll leaders square off in a two-way debate but what do you think?

Caption comp: There are HOW many days to the election?
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Caption comp: There are HOW many days to the election?

Oct 17th 2011, 2:05 PM 1,700 Views 59 Comments

This trio of snaps from this morning’s Inclusion Ireland Presidential debate await your clever captions…

Norris slams 'betrayal' of Irish people, insists he's the '24-carat' independent
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Norris slams 'betrayal' of Irish people, insists he's the '24-carat' independent

Oct 17th 2011, 10:50 AM 3,720 Views 37 Comments

A hugely anticipated speech focused on the recent report on people in mortgage arrears as David Norris insisted he is the only true independent in the presidential race.

Dana on polls: 'There has always been a huge margin of error with me'
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Dana on polls: 'There has always been a huge margin of error with me'

Oct 17th 2011, 9:35 AM 1,094 Views 35 Comments

Scallon insists there are a lot of people who have not yet made up their mind and says she has never let her country down in 41 years.

Mitchell: 'I haven't been confrontational with anybody'
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Mitchell: 'I haven't been confrontational with anybody'

Oct 17th 2011, 8:19 AM 713 Views 23 Comments

The Fine Gael presidential candidate has denied he has been confrontational with Sinn Féin’s Martin McGuinness during the campaign.

# race-for-the-aras - Sunday 16 October, 2011

The Daily Fix: Sunday
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The Daily Fix: Sunday

Oct 16th 2011, 7:50 PM 2,179 Views 2 Comments

In tonight’s Fix: Michael D. Higgins calls age comparisons “insulting”; 5,000 people protest against flood defence plans for Clontarf; and a flash mob surprises shoppers in Dundrum.

Higgins says age comparisons with Gallagher are 'insulting'
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Higgins says age comparisons with Gallagher are 'insulting'

Oct 16th 2011, 2:10 PM 1,258 Views 25 Comments

The presidential candidates are now topping the polls, and Higgins says that suggestions that he’s too old are ‘crude’.

#Áras11 diary: Where the candidates will be today
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#Áras11 diary: Where the candidates will be today

Oct 16th 2011, 8:01 AM 484 Views 5 Comments

Want to meet the presidential candidates? Keep tabs on where they are campaigning with TheJournal.ie’s daily updates.

# race-for-the-aras - Saturday 15 October, 2011

The Daily Fix: Saturday
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The Daily Fix: Saturday

Oct 15th 2011, 8:00 PM 2,366 Views 9 Comments

In tonight’s Fix: Sean Gallagher roars into Presidential lead, worldwide rallies back Occupy movement, and the soap legend who has poured her last pint…

McGuinness admits frustration at "unfair" Prime Time treatment
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McGuinness admits frustration at "unfair" Prime Time treatment

Oct 15th 2011, 7:31 PM 1,939 Views 46 Comments

Speaking at a debate organised by SpunOut.ie, Martin McGuinness shares his frustration at his treatment from the media.

Gallagher storms into major lead in latest opinion poll
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Gallagher storms into major lead in latest opinion poll

Oct 15th 2011, 5:04 PM 4,282 Views 111 Comments

Sean Gallagher now holds a 12 point lead over Michael D Higgins, according to Red C’s opinion poll for the Sunday Business Post.

Caption competition: What has Sean Gallagher been betting on?
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Caption competition: What has Sean Gallagher been betting on?

Oct 15th 2011, 4:48 PM 2,077 Views 83 Comments

Sean Gallagher placed a charity bet on himself in Paddy Power earlier. We’ve blanked his betting slip to make way for your gags.

#Áras11 diary: Where the candidates will be today
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#Áras11 diary: Where the candidates will be today

Oct 15th 2011, 8:00 AM 593 Views 11 Comments

Want to meet the presidential candidates? Keep tabs on where they are campaigning with TheJournal.ie’s daily updates.

# race-for-the-aras - Friday 14 October, 2011

The Daily Fix: Friday
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The Daily Fix: Friday

Oct 14th 2011, 7:54 PM 1,616 Views 1 Comment

In tonight’s Fix: Dana vows to continue in presidential race; the new iPhone goes on sale; and just where does Beyoncé get her moves?

Gallagher: I haven't been involved with Fianna Fáil for 18 months
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Gallagher: I haven't been involved with Fianna Fáil for 18 months

Oct 14th 2011, 6:59 PM 1,053 Views 75 Comments

The Independent candidate said a resignation letter he submitted earlier this year was merely a formality.

In full: Dana Rosemary Scallon’s statement on new allegations
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In full: Dana Rosemary Scallon’s statement on new allegations

Oct 14th 2011, 5:59 PM 2,002 Views 0 Comments

The full text of a statement released by Dana Rosemary Scallon this evening, following allegations regarding members of her family.

Dana vows to continue Áras campaign despite new allegations over family members
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Dana vows to continue Áras campaign despite new allegations over family members

Oct 14th 2011, 5:41 PM 5,046 Views 27 Comments

Dana Rosemary Scallon insists she will continue her Presidential campaign in spite of new allegations about members of her family.

#Áras11 diary: Where the candidates will be today
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#Áras11 diary: Where the candidates will be today

Oct 14th 2011, 7:00 AM 889 Views 9 Comments

Want to meet the presidential candidates? Keep tabs on where they are campaigning with TheJournal.ie’s daily updates.

# race-for-the-aras - Thursday 13 October, 2011

Dana meeting with legal team over unknown allegations
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Dana meeting with legal team over unknown allegations

Oct 13th 2011, 2:50 PM 7,963 Views 52 Comments

The independent presidential candidate has no public events scheduled today amid speculation she may withdraw.

Gallagher: 'I abhor many of the decisions of the last government'
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Gallagher: 'I abhor many of the decisions of the last government'

Oct 13th 2011, 1:58 PM 1,026 Views 37 Comments

Seán Gallagher has been reacting to the scrutiny of his relationship with Fianna Fáil and criticism of some of his answers on last night’s debate.

#Áras11 diary: Where the candidates will be today
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#Áras11 diary: Where the candidates will be today

Oct 13th 2011, 10:55 AM 1,519 Views 27 Comments

Want to meet the presidential candidates? Keep tabs on where they’re campaigning with TheJournal.ie’s daily updates.

Full text of Dana Rosemary Scallon’s statement on Prime Time
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Full text of Dana Rosemary Scallon’s statement on Prime Time

Oct 13th 2011, 12:05 AM 3,290 Views 0 Comments

The full text of Dana Rosemary Scallon’s statement, as given on Prime Time during the presidential debate this evening.

# race-for-the-aras - Wednesday 12 October, 2011

Liveblog: The Prime Time presidential debate, as it happened
Live Oct 12th 2011, 9:07 PM

Liveblog: The Prime Time presidential debate, as it happened

The Daily Fix: Wednesday
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The Daily Fix: Wednesday

Oct 12th 2011, 7:51 PM 1,474 Views 3 Comments

In tonight’s Fix: The latest in the Áras race; sparks fly between RTÉ and TV3; and can we tell what babies are thinking?

Video: Seán Gallagher for president - the song
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Video: Seán Gallagher for president - the song

Oct 12th 2011, 2:40 PM 1,816 Views 26 Comments

A young Gallagher supporter is showing her support for the presidential candidate by, literally, singing his praises.

Mitchell insists he can win presidential race
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Mitchell insists he can win presidential race

Oct 12th 2011, 10:57 AM 877 Views 32 Comments

Gay Mitchell has dismissed suggestions that he is falling in public favour – saying that the race was not “some celebrity contest of X Factor thing”.

LIVEBLOG: The presidential candidates' Barnardos debate
Live Oct 12th 2011, 10:02 AM

LIVEBLOG: The presidential candidates' Barnardos debate

#Áras11 diary: Where the candidates will be today
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#Áras11 diary: Where the candidates will be today

Oct 12th 2011, 6:59 AM 546 Views 1 Comment

Want to meet the presidential candidates? Keep tabs on where they’re campaigning with TheJournal.ie’s daily updates.

# race-for-the-aras - Tuesday 11 October, 2011

McGuinness brands Gay Mitchell comments 'pathetic' after Áras debate
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McGuinness brands Gay Mitchell comments 'pathetic' after Áras debate

Oct 11th 2011, 9:03 PM 2,623 Views 54 Comments

McGuinness criticised the Fine Gael candidate over his suggestion that we could rejoin the British Commonwealth for Irish unity.

Mitchell would join Commonwealth in exchange for united Ireland
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Mitchell would join Commonwealth in exchange for united Ireland

Oct 11th 2011, 6:49 PM 2,934 Views 96 Comments

Gay Mitchell says he would be positively “disposed” about joining the Commonwealth if it was needed to secure Irish unity.

LIVEBLOG: The presidential candidates' The Last Word debate
Live Oct 11th 2011, 4:19 PM

LIVEBLOG: The presidential candidates' The Last Word debate

Higgins tops nationwide poll of students' Aras intentions
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Higgins tops nationwide poll of students' Aras intentions

Oct 11th 2011, 12:15 PM 1,266 Views 18 Comments

Michael D Higgins tops a nationwide opinion poll of almost 2,000 students across Ireland’s seven university campuses.