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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.

From TheJournal.ie Former FBI director: Family separation is a 'shameful, disgraceful episode' in US history Border Control

Former FBI director: Family separation is a 'shameful, disgraceful episode' in US history

James Comey said what has been happening on the Mexican border is “utterly inconsistent with who we are as Americans”.

From TheJournal.ie 'I didn't like the sight of families being separated': Trump signs order to end family separations Reversing Policy

'I didn't like the sight of families being separated': Trump signs order to end family separations

For weeks, Trump had insisted he was bound by the law to split the children from their parents and that only Congress could resolve the problem.

From TheJournal.ie New Catalan president accused of being a 'puppet' and 'supremacist' Independence

New Catalan president accused of being a 'puppet' and 'supremacist'

Quim Torra said previous comments he made have been taken out of context.

From TheJournal.ie Stormy Daniels takes to Saturday Night Live and tells Donald Trump to resign Trump Card This post contains videos

Stormy Daniels takes to Saturday Night Live and tells Donald Trump to resign

The porn star’s appearance comes at at time her alleged affair with the president appears to be causing the White House deep consternation.

From TheJournal.ie Trump snubs 'phony White House correspondents dinner' for second year in a row FAKE NEWS

Trump snubs 'phony White House correspondents dinner' for second year in a row

“If you don’t smile they will say he was terrible. He couldn’t take it. If you do smile, they will say what was he smiling about.”

From TheJournal.ie Michael D Higgins invokes spirit of Good Friday Agreement in address to UN General Assembly New York This post contains videos

Michael D Higgins invokes spirit of Good Friday Agreement in address to UN General Assembly

The UN is holding a two-day summit on ‘peacebuilding and sustaining peace’.

From TheJournal.ie Barnardos chief Fergus Finlay 'very interested' in seeking presidency if Michael D does not President

Barnardos chief Fergus Finlay 'very interested' in seeking presidency if Michael D does not

An election is expected to be held in October, however other candidates have been put forward to date.

From TheJournal.ie Poll: Who would make the better President of Ireland? Your Say This post contains a poll

Poll: Who would make the better President of Ireland?

If Michael D doesn’t run, who would you fancy?

From TheJournal.ie Miriam O'Callaghan rules herself out of presidential bid I'm Out

Miriam O'Callaghan rules herself out of presidential bid

Speculation had been rife that O’Callaghan was to run.

From TheJournal.ie Woman fired for giving Trump the finger sues her former employer Viral

Woman fired for giving Trump the finger sues her former employer

Juli Briskman said the decision to terminate her was a violation of her right to free speech.

From TheJournal.ie 'A cesspool': Philippines to close its most popular tourist island for six months Boracay Island

'A cesspool': Philippines to close its most popular tourist island for six months

Philippine President Rodrigo Duterte has ordered the shutdown to start on 26 April.

From TheJournal.ie Military ceremony commemorates those who died in 1916 Rising Easter Rising

Military ceremony commemorates those who died in 1916 Rising

The 1916 Proclamation was read by Captain Sean McCarthy in front of the GPO this afternoon.

From The42 NBA coach calls out 'cowardice' of Donald Trump for dodging rally against gun violence Criticism

NBA coach calls out 'cowardice' of Donald Trump for dodging rally against gun violence

Gregg Popovich has been a long-time critic of the US President.

From TheJournal.ie Mary McAleese's brother calls for people who knew of priest's abuse to come forward Malachy Finnegan

Mary McAleese's brother calls for people who knew of priest's abuse to come forward

Clem Leneghan said he does not want his story to take the spotlight away from where it belongs.

From TheJournal.ie President Higgins: 'We are a very long way from adequately addressing issues of hierarchy' Me Too

President Higgins: 'We are a very long way from adequately addressing issues of hierarchy'

President Michael D Higgins spoke to Ryan Tubridy ahead of International Women’s Day tomorrow.

From TheJournal.ie Underestimated opposition or Kremlin stooge? Questions over 36-year-old former socialite who is liberal candidate for Russian Presidential election Election
From TheJournal.ie Poll: Has Michael D Higgins been a good President? Your Say This post contains a poll

Poll: Has Michael D Higgins been a good President?

What do you think?

From TheJournal.ie White House: Donald Trump supports move to strengthen gun background checks Safety Checks

White House: Donald Trump supports move to strengthen gun background checks

Trump has come under intensifying pressure to act after 17 people were killed last week.