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From TheJournal.ie Michael D Higgins to attend Armistice event (but not as President) before evening inauguration Swearing In

Michael D Higgins to attend Armistice event (but not as President) before evening inauguration

His first term as President officially ended at midnight.

From TheJournal.ie Six detained over suspected 'violent plot' against President Macron France

Six detained over suspected 'violent plot' against President Macron

They are all linked to extreme right movements.

From TheJournal.ie PAC likely to examine Áras finances every year to avoid 'hullabaloo in next campaign' Follow The Money

PAC likely to examine Áras finances every year to avoid 'hullabaloo in next campaign'

There was controversy during the campaign about the €317,000 annual allowance paid to the Office of the President.

From TheJournal.ie 'The vote was built on hate': Brazilians in Ireland react to election of far-right president Bolsonaro Jair Bolsonaro

'The vote was built on hate': Brazilians in Ireland react to election of far-right president Bolsonaro

The far-right politician has previously said he is “very proud” to be homophobic.

From TheJournal.ie Enda vs Bertie? Why the main political parties may roll out some big guns for the next Áras race Crystal Ball

Enda vs Bertie? Why the main political parties may roll out some big guns for the next Áras race

Fianna Fáil and Fine Gael are unlikely to sit on the fence next time out.

From TheJournal.ie This has been the lowest turnout in Irish presidential election history Aras 18

This has been the lowest turnout in Irish presidential election history

Just 43.87% of the electorate voted in the presidential election.

From TheJournal.ie Opinion: 'It's such a worrying time for Travellers. Is every fifth person I meet a Traveller hater?' Opinion

Opinion: 'It's such a worrying time for Travellers. Is every fifth person I meet a Traveller hater?'

Activist Eileen Ní Fhloinn says it worries her as a Traveller woman “to see the brazen and openness of anti-Traveller sentiment that’s out there on social media and political forums”.

From TheJournal.ie Poll: Do you plan to vote today? Your Say This post contains a poll

Poll: Do you plan to vote today?

Polling stations will remain open until 10pm.

From TheJournal.ie The Candidate: Listen back to all six interviews with the Áras hopefuls here Podcast

The Candidate: Listen back to all six interviews with the Áras hopefuls here

Haven’t decided who you’re going to vote for? Look no further.

From TheJournal.ie The Candidate: TheJournal.ie podcast talks to Michael D Higgins The Candidate

The Candidate: TheJournal.ie podcast talks to Michael D Higgins

The Candidate brings TheJournal.ie readers closer to the presidential hopefuls, thanks to six in-depth interviews.

From TheJournal.ie 'A stain on our society': What the presidential candidates think about Direct Provision Asylum Seekers

'A stain on our society': What the presidential candidates think about Direct Provision

Some are in favour of a blanket amnesty for people living in the system for more than five years.

From TheJournal.ie PSNI 'reject' claim from Michael D Higgins about security escort to Belfast Aras 18

PSNI 'reject' claim from Michael D Higgins about security escort to Belfast

“It is clear now that Michael D Higgins claim has caused considerable anger within the PSNI… This is very serious.”

From TheJournal.ie The Candidate: TheJournal.ie's presidential podcast talks to Liadh Ní Ríada Aras 18

The Candidate: TheJournal.ie's presidential podcast talks to Liadh Ní Ríada

The Candidate brings TheJournal.ie readers closer to the presidential hopefuls, thanks to six in-depth interviews.

From TheJournal.ie Here's what the presidential candidates think about Trump, Brexit and the Eighth Amendment Aras 18

Here's what the presidential candidates think about Trump, Brexit and the Eighth Amendment

We’ve asked the six nominees why they are running and where they stand on a number of important issues.

From TheJournal.ie Three out of five voters think the President should give up all pensions while in office 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.

From TheJournal.ie Most Irish people want election campaign posters banned Aras 18

Most Irish people want election campaign posters banned

In a survey of 1,000 adults, 77% responded that they wanted a ban on presidential posters.

From TheJournal.ie Michael D Higgins gives his first TV interview of the campaign on the Ireland AM couch Aras 2018

Michael D Higgins gives his first TV interview of the campaign on the Ireland AM couch

Higgins was quizzed on the finances of the office of the President.

From TheJournal.ie Today is your final chance to register to vote in the presidential election and blasphemy referendum Quick Quick Quick
From TheJournal.ie Gavin Duffy: 'I think seven years is long enough for anybody in any job' Race For The Áras This post contains videos

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.

From TheJournal.ie Seán Gallagher promises to stay in Irish embassies rather than hotels if elected president 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.

From TheJournal.ie The manner in which Gemma O'Doherty's candidacy was railroaded reinforces her main arguments Opinion

The manner in which Gemma O'Doherty's candidacy was railroaded reinforces her main arguments

Political power in Ireland is held entirely in the hands of a small elite, who govern largely in their own interest. The rest of us are on the outside looking in, writes Caoimhín De Barra.

From TheJournal.ie Confusion reigns in PAC over 'bizarre' €317,000 annual allowance to the President 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.

From TheJournal.ie Explainer: Why examining presidential expenses could be a problem Public Accounts Committee

Explainer: Why examining presidential expenses could be a problem

A number of people have argued that the move by the PAC is unconstitutional.

From TheJournal.ie Trump 'to meet' with official who allegedly discussed removing him from office, amid rumours he's to be fired Rod Rosenstein

Trump 'to meet' with official who allegedly discussed removing him from office, amid rumours he's to be fired

Rod Rosenstein was last week accused of discussing recording the President in order to remove him as being unfit for office.

From TheJournal.ie Independent TDs and senators fail to agree on presidential candidate Aras 2018

Independent TDs and senators fail to agree on presidential candidate

The group had a “robust debate” this evening.

From TheJournal.ie Presidential hopeful Peter Casey is travelling by helicopter to council meetings Presidential

Presidential hopeful Peter Casey is travelling by helicopter to council meetings

Candidates need the backing of four local authorities to get on the presidential ballot paper.

From TheJournal.ie Number of councils to vote on who they endorse for the presidential election Endorsements

Number of councils to vote on who they endorse for the presidential election

Presidential hopefuls must secure the support of four local authorities, or 20 TDs and senators to stand in the election.

From TheJournal.ie 'Would you tell us if you were in a secret organisation?' The race for the Áras stumbles on Race For The Áras
From TheJournal.ie Presidential hopeful Gemma O'Doherty targets independents and says Ireland is 'heading for catastrophe' Aras 2018

Presidential hopeful Gemma O'Doherty targets independents and says Ireland is 'heading for catastrophe'

The journalist launched her bid for the Áras yesterday

From TheJournal.ie How much is being spent by Áras an Uachtaráin? Fianna Fáil wants to find out Lifting The Veil

How much is being spent by Áras an Uachtaráin? Fianna Fáil wants to find out

The office of presidency spends about €7m per year, but the breakdown of that spending is kept under wraps.

From TheJournal.ie Duffy says Higgins speaks to people's heads but he speaks to their hearts Presidential Race

Duffy says Higgins speaks to people's heads but he speaks to their hearts

The businessman also said he wouldn’t be a ‘Trump president’.

From TheJournal.ie Michael D Higgins wants gambling ads banned from sport Addiction

Michael D Higgins wants gambling ads banned from sport

He said that he was concerned when he read some of the cases of gambling among sporting athletes.

From TheJournal.ie What happens next in the presidential election race? Off The Rack

What happens next in the presidential election race?

We’re a touch clearer now but we still don’t know who’s going to be on the ballot.

From TheJournal.ie The next President of Ireland - ranked from most to least likely Race For The Áras This post contains videos

The next President of Ireland - ranked from most to least likely

Michael D Higgins is the man to beat.

From TheJournal.ie Gerard Craughwell says he's not running for the presidency because he can't afford it Gone

Gerard Craughwell says he's not running for the presidency because he can't afford it

The senator had previously been vocal about his desire to run against Michael D Higgins.

From TheJournal.ie 'I'm a political animal': Former Dublin Lord Mayor Christy Burke considering a presidential run Hat In The Ring

'I'm a political animal': Former Dublin Lord Mayor Christy Burke considering a presidential run

Burke said he had been approached by locals in his area and younger members of his own team about possibly mounting an election bid.

From TheJournal.ie Should Michael D Higgins seek a second term as President? We hit the streets to ask Voxpop This post contains videos

Should Michael D Higgins seek a second term as President? We hit the streets to ask

The announcement was made earlier today after months of speculation.

From TheJournal.ie Gerard Craughwell says he'll do his utmost to challenge Michael D for the presidency Rás To The Áras

Gerard Craughwell says he'll do his utmost to challenge Michael D for the presidency

Michael D Higgins confirmed this morning that he would seek a second term in the Áras.

From TheJournal.ie 'It could be the oddest election ever': What we can expect from the next presidential election Battle For The Áras

'It could be the oddest election ever': What we can expect from the next presidential election

Who’d want to run against Michael D? We take a look at what we can expect.

From TheJournal.ie Micheal Martin says Fianna Fáil support for Michael D Higgins as President extends to councillors Uachtarain Na Heireann

Micheal Martin says Fianna Fáil support for Michael D Higgins as President extends to councillors

Michael Martin explained the reasoning behind the party’s endorsement of a second term for Michael D Higgins as president.

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