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#Presidential Election

From TheJournal.ie Referendum to give Irish abroad vote in presidential elections delayed to last week in October Polling Day

Referendum to give Irish abroad vote in presidential elections delayed to last week in October

The referendum was initially due to take place in May but Cabinet today approved to move it to the autumn.

From TheJournal.ie 'Michael D is a formidable president': Adams says Sinn Féin was never going to win Áras election Aras 18

'Michael D is a formidable president': Adams says Sinn Féin was never going to win Áras election

Adams says that Sinn Féin did not engage with its voters.

From TheJournal.ie Poll: Should Irish citizens living abroad be allowed to vote in the Irish presidential election? Your Say This post contains a poll

Poll: Should Irish citizens living abroad be allowed to vote in the Irish presidential election?

It’s understood a referendum on the matter will be held next May.

From TheJournal.ie Opinion: 'A group of Irish lads held a knife to my throat when I was just 11 - but I don't hate Irish people' Opinion

Opinion: 'A group of Irish lads held a knife to my throat when I was just 11 - but I don't hate Irish people'

Hazel Chu writes about the presidential election and her fears around how people will treat her young Irish-born Chinese daughter.

From TheJournal.ie Why was the campaign so lacklustre? For the same reason 'no-one bothered going to Dublin matches this summer' Walkover

Why was the campaign so lacklustre? For the same reason 'no-one bothered going to Dublin matches this summer'

We take a look at some of the factors that led to such a mundane Áras campaign.

From TheJournal.ie Michael D Higgins' speech outlines his plans for the next seven years Seven More Years

Michael D Higgins' speech outlines his plans for the next seven years

President Michael D Higgins says he would focus on equality, togetherness and strong sustainable communities during his next term.

From TheJournal.ie Taoiseach: 'There was an element of anti-Traveller sentiment in the vote' Aras18

Taoiseach: 'There was an element of anti-Traveller sentiment in the vote'

Varadkar said Michael D Higgins had received a resounding endorsement from the Irish people.

From TheJournal.ie Peter Casey says he is waiting on an apology from Leo Varadkar Aras18

Peter Casey says he is waiting on an apology from Leo Varadkar

Asked if he thinks he is the Trump of Irish politics he replied: ‘God, I hope not.’

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 'I brought to the fore something that was there already': Presidential Candidate Peter Casey stands by his comments on Travellers Aras 18

'I brought to the fore something that was there already': Presidential Candidate Peter Casey stands by his comments on Travellers

Casey has said he’ll take a long time “probably until lunchtime” to decide what to do next.

From TheJournal.ie Islanders to cast their ballots in the presidential election today Donegal

Islanders to cast their ballots in the presidential election today

Registered voters off the coast of Galway, Mayo and Donegal will cast their ballots today.

From TheJournal.ie Poll: Who will you vote for in the presidential election? Your Say This post contains a poll

Poll: Who will you vote for in the presidential election?

The final TV debate with all six candidates took place last night.

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 Michael D Higgins: 'I'm not a millionaire. I don't see the merit in this kind of discourse' Aras 18

Michael D Higgins: 'I'm not a millionaire. I don't see the merit in this kind of discourse'

One of Higgins’ rivals has claimed that those without personal wealth or the backing of political parties will soon be unable to become president.

From TheJournal.ie 'I would make sure everyone who's homeless had shelter': We asked these second class students what they'd do as President Aras 18 This post contains videos
From TheJournal.ie Michael D Higgins enjoys commanding lead in latest presidential opinion polls Way Ahead

Michael D Higgins enjoys commanding lead in latest presidential opinion polls

Although Higgins has a huge lead, the polls may not reflect the recent furore surrounding Peter Casey.

From TheJournal.ie Seán Gallagher: RTÉ reading out a statement for Michael D Higgins was 'bizarre' Claire Byrne Live

Seán Gallagher: RTÉ reading out a statement for Michael D Higgins was 'bizarre'

During the debate, Gavin Duffy told Claire Byrne that “It’s not your job to be a spokesperson for the President.”

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 Gavin Duffy: 'Can I apologise there are three candidates from the Dragons' Den?' Aras 18

Gavin Duffy: 'Can I apologise there are three candidates from the Dragons' Den?'

On TheJournal.ie’s The Candidate podcast, Duffy said that he and the other Dragons were not “in cahoots”.

From TheJournal.ie Poll: Are live debates influencing how you'll vote in the presidential election? Your Say This post contains a poll

Poll: Are live debates influencing how you'll vote in the presidential election?

Last night, four of the six presidential candidates took part in the first TV debate of the campaign.

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 Today is your final chance to register to vote in the presidential election and blasphemy referendum Quick Quick Quick
From TheJournal.ie Peter Casey calls Michael D 'uninspiring' as he officially launches his presidential campaign Aras 18

Peter Casey calls Michael D 'uninspiring' as he officially launches his presidential campaign

The former Dragons’ Den star was speaking at the official launch of his presidential campaign today.

From TheJournal.ie Millenials for Michael D: Why young people are backing a Higgins presidency 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.

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 Peter Casey withdraws remark calling Áras security breach 'a bit of a coincidence' Aras Race

Peter Casey withdraws remark calling Áras security breach 'a bit of a coincidence'

The former Dragon’s Den star faced questioning over the comments on the first day of campaigning.

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 Last remaining councils to meet to nominate their presidential candidate 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.

From TheJournal.ie Poll: Should citizens in the North be allowed vote in Irish presidential elections? Aras 2018 This post contains a poll

Poll: Should citizens in the North be allowed vote in Irish presidential elections?

The next presidential election will be in 2025.

From TheJournal.ie Presidential hopeful Sarah Louise Mulligan escorted from Dublin council meeting 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.

From TheJournal.ie Spending by the Office of the President to be scrutinised next week Money Money Money

Spending by the Office of the President to be scrutinised next week

The Secretary General of the Department of An Taoiseach has warned the committee it could be in breach of the Constitution.

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 Gavin Duffy 'ready to contest' presidential election after becoming fourth official candidate Aras 18 This post contains videos

Gavin Duffy 'ready to contest' presidential election after becoming fourth official candidate

The businessman has secured the backing of Waterford Council.

From TheJournal.ie Jimmy Guerin's message to Gemma O'Doherty: 'Allow my sister rest in peace' Aras 2018

Jimmy Guerin's message to Gemma O'Doherty: 'Allow my sister rest in peace'

Veronica Guerin’s brother addressed claims by the Áras hopeful at Fingal council today.

From TheJournal.ie Sean Gallagher joins Michael D Higgins on ballot sheet for presidency Aras 2018

Sean Gallagher joins Michael D Higgins on ballot sheet for presidency

The presidential election will be held on 26 October.

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 'We need to utilise the expertise of over-65s': First details emerge of Joan Freeman's presidential bid Aras18

'We need to utilise the expertise of over-65s': First details emerge of Joan Freeman's presidential bid

Despite being tipped for a run for the Áras for months, Freeman’s campaign has been muted until now.

From TheJournal.ie Gavin Duffy secures presidential nomination from Meath County Council Aras 2018

Gavin Duffy secures presidential nomination from Meath County Council

Those hoping to be candidates need the support of four local authorities or 20 members of the Oireachtas.

From TheJournal.ie Brother of Veronica Guerin: Gemma O'Doherty's comments on her murder were 'disgusting' Veronica Guerin

Brother of Veronica Guerin: Gemma O'Doherty's comments on her murder were 'disgusting'

Speaking to TheJournal.ie, O’Doherty said she believed the State was involved in the killing.

From TheJournal.ie Seán Gallagher to make his presidential intentions known tomorrow Aras18

Seán Gallagher to make his presidential intentions known tomorrow

The businessman ran for office of president in 2011.

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