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Tuesday 30 May 2023 Dublin: 8°C

# Race for the Áras

All time
Áras race enters endgame as all six candidates take part in RTÉ Prime Time debate
David McCullagh was on hosting duties in Montrose.
# Áras 11
All along the Frontline - The controversial and acrimonious race for the Áras in 2011
Gallagher’s monumental lead was undone, but by then the campaign had already become a bizarre one.
# aras 18
The Candidate: podcast talks to Peter Casey
The Candidate brings readers closer to the presidential hopefuls, thanks to six in-depth interviews.
# The candidate
Liadh Ní Riada says bullying 'was a problem' in Sinn Féin and was partly about age
The presidential hopeful says “a thick skin” is needed in politics.
# aras 18
The Candidate:'s presidential podcast talks to Liadh Ní Ríada
The Candidate brings readers closer to the presidential hopefuls, thanks to six in-depth interviews.
# aras 18
The Candidate:'s new presidential podcast
The Candidate brings readers closer to the presidential hopefuls, thanks to six in-depth interviews.
# Race for the Áras
FactCheck: Who got it right between Higgins and Ní Riada in the debate over speaking rights?
The debate was over the rights of presidents to address the Oireachtas.
# Race for the Áras
Sinn Féin's Liadh Ní Riada says she would wear a poppy as president
The Sinn Féin candidate’s answer was greeted with applause, at the first TV debate.
# cash in the áras
Three out of five voters think the President should give up all pensions while in office
A new poll has gauged people’s opinions on presidential earnings.
# aras 18
Michael D Higgins says he won't take part in Claire Byrne Live debate
The president said he will take part in a number of other broadcasts.
# Race for the Áras
Gavin Duffy: 'I think seven years is long enough for anybody in any job'
The presidential hopeful officially launched his campaign today, defending a background in business.
# aras race
Millenials for Michael D: Why young people are backing a Higgins presidency
We talked to students who support his bid for the presidency about why they intend on voting for him.
# aras 18
Complaints after Peter Casey tweets video of himself driving golf ball into water
The businessman and presidential candidate is not commenting on the complaints.
# Analysis
Michael D Higgins reminded us all that he's no stranger to the rough and tumble of politics
The President’s opponents were shown the scale of the challenge they face.
# Race for the Áras
Seán Gallagher promises to stay in Irish embassies rather than hotels if elected president
President Michael D Higgins faced questions at this campaign launch about reports he stayed in a hotel which cost €3,000 per night.
# aras 18
Confusion reigns in PAC over 'bizarre' €317,000 annual allowance to the President
The Comptroller and Auditor General said today he had no oversight over the payment.
# Up for debate
Debate Update - It's moving to Thursday, Sean Gallagher is in (sort of), but things are less clear for Michael D
The incumbent has officially announced his candidacy this afternoon.
# Race for the Áras
Gemma O'Doherty fails to secure enough council nominations to contest presidential election
The journalist secured her first county council nomination earlier today.
# Race for the Áras
Last remaining councils to meet to nominate their presidential candidate
Other than Michael D Higgins, there are five people on the ballot paper so far.
# Race for the Áras
Presidential hopeful Sarah Louise Mulligan escorted from Dublin council meeting
South Dublin County Council voted not to nominate anyone for the presidency.
# aras 18
No mudslinging at the Ploughing - but Sean Gallagher was waiting in the wings for Michael D
The 2018 candidates availed of every opportunity to press the flesh today.
# Race for the Áras
Sinn Féin's presidential hopeful didn't 'flip flop' on HPV vaccine but admits 'naivety' in interview
Liadh Ní Riada’s latest comments come ahead of a HSE update on vaccine uptake rates due today.
# Race for the Áras
Liadh Ní Riada promises to bring 'enthusiasm, energy and commitment' if elected president
The announcement was made after the party’s ard chomhairle met in Dublin today.
# Analysis
Sinn Féin to announce its presidential candidate today - but this campaign is more of 'test run'
MEP Liadh N Riada has been widely tipped to be the party’s candidate.
# state of the race
New poll suggests President Higgins is on course for a landslide re-election
The rivals for the office have a lot of ground to make up.
# Race for the Áras
'Would you tell us if you were in a secret organisation?' The race for the Áras stumbles on
There may be trouble ahead.
# fair crack
Presidential hopeful Kevin Sharkey wants to know why he was 'excluded' from Waterford meeting
The Donegal artist says he almost made the journey south anyway.
# Race for the Áras
Sinn Féin to announce presidential candidate in September - here are the qualities its looking for
Willing to strike up a conversation about Irish unity? Sinn Féin want to hear from you.
# Race for the Áras
The next President of Ireland - ranked from most to least likely
Michael D Higgins is the man to beat.
# Your Say
Poll: Who would make the better President of Ireland?
If Michael D doesn’t run, who would you fancy?
# On The Clock
Presidential hopeful defends advising local councillors about how to 'maximise' mileage expenses
Senator Gerard Craughwell said an email he sent to local politicians was in the public interest.
# Race for the Áras
Could this be our next president?
Seán Kelly MEP thinks he may have a “great opportunity” to connect with people.
# the aras
It's getting more and more likely that we'll have a presidential election this year*
*That’s according to one politician who’s been tipped to run.
Explainer: How likely is a Presidential election in 2018?
Michael D isn’t set to make an announcement until September – but other candidates may emerge before then.
# Áras 11
One year after #Aras11, where are the failed presidential candidates now?
One wrote a book, one went on tour, one went back up the North and one went to Strasbourg. Here’s what Seán, Martin, Gay, David, Dana and Mary did next.
# David Norris
David Norris to publish autobiography in October
The senator and former presidential candidate is expected to cover his long career in politics and his controversial bid for the Áras.
Column: BAI report does not close file on That Tweet
Seán Gallagher’s Áras bid may have been derailed with or without the tweet from fake McGuinness account. But the point is we need to know who was behind it, says Derek Mooney who knows all about losing a job amid a Twitter controversy…
# Prime Time
BAI backs Miriam O'Callaghan in presidential debate row
Martin McGuinness had accused the presenter of treating him unfairly during the Prime Time candidates’ debate.
# Seanad
David Norris says tabloid editor told him stories about him were "payback"
Independent senator and former Presidential candidate scathing of media standards during discussion in Seanad.
# Daily Fix
The Daily Fix: Tuesday
Your evening round-up of the day’s news…