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#Presidential Election

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.

From TheJournal.ie Presidential election to be held on Friday 26 October D Day

Presidential election to be held on Friday 26 October

Housing Minister Eoghan Murphy confirmed the news this morning.

From TheJournal.ie Michael Fitzmaurice urges fellow independent TDs to join together to nominate a presidential candidate Aras18

Michael Fitzmaurice urges fellow independent TDs to join together to nominate a presidential candidate

The independent TD told Morning Ireland it was the duty of independents to support someone who wants to contest the election.

From TheJournal.ie Race for the Áras: Get to know your presidential hopefuls Aras18

Race for the Áras: Get to know your presidential hopefuls

A rundown of who has thrown their hat in the ring so far.

From TheJournal.ie Journalist Gemma O'Doherty announces intention to run for presidency Presidential Election

Journalist Gemma O'Doherty announces intention to run for presidency

O’Doherty made the announcement on social media this evening.

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 Race for the Áras: Joan Freeman asks councils to convene special meetings Presidential Election

Race for the Áras: Joan Freeman asks councils to convene special meetings

The current situation makes it very difficult for prospective candidates to organise campaigns, Freeman said.

From TheJournal.ie 'I’m out'- Noel Whelan will not contest the presidential election. Aras2018

'I’m out'- Noel Whelan will not contest the presidential election.

Speaking on RTÉ Radio One this morning Whelan announced that he was out of the race.

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 Founder of Pieta House writes to councils seeking support for presidential run Joan Freeman

Founder of Pieta House writes to councils seeking support for presidential run

Joan Freeman said it is her lifelong ambition to “deliver a better quality of life”.

From TheJournal.ie Michael D makes first pitch to Irish public for second term as president Gone Pitching

Michael D makes first pitch to Irish public for second term as president

Higgins has credited his decision to run to the recent conversations he has had with people across all sections of Irish society.

From TheJournal.ie 'Nobody has approached me': Frances Black says she has no intention of running for president The Aras

'Nobody has approached me': Frances Black says she has no intention of running for president

Sinn Féin is due to hold meetings with a number of independents about the presidential election.

From TheJournal.ie Mary Lou McDonald drops strong hint that SF will contest presidential race The Aras

Mary Lou McDonald drops strong hint that SF will contest presidential race

The Sinn Féin leader said she has a number of names in mind for the role.

From TheJournal.ie 'We need real change': Anti-establishment leftist sweeps to victory in Mexico presidential election Ob La Di Obrador

'We need real change': Anti-establishment leftist sweeps to victory in Mexico presidential election

The 64-year-old Andres Manuel Lopez Obrador tapped into the public’s desire for real change, supporters said.

From TheJournal.ie Poll: Do you want to see a Presidential election this year? Your Say This post contains a poll

Poll: Do you want to see a Presidential election this year?

Michael D Higgins hasn’t clarified his intentions yet.

From TheJournal.ie Fianna Fáil to support Michael D Higgins if he chooses to run for second term in office Presidential Election

Fianna Fáil to support Michael D Higgins if he chooses to run for second term in office

A presidential election is due to be held in October.

From TheJournal.ie 'Time to build real change': Conservative Ivan Duque wins Colombia presidency Colombia

'Time to build real change': Conservative Ivan Duque wins Colombia presidency

Duque has already pledged “corrections” to the 2016 peace deal with FARC rebels.

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: Should we have a presidential election this year? Seven More Years This post contains a poll

Poll: Should we have a presidential election this year?

Or should Michael D Higgins go unopposed into a second term?

From TheJournal.ie Column: 'There should be a presidential election and Michael D shouldn't run' Áras An Uachtaráin

Column: 'There should be a presidential election and Michael D shouldn't run'

We live in an extraordinary moment for democratic government, where confidence in the honesty of political leaders is seemingly at an all time low, writes Caoimhín De Barra.

From TheJournal.ie Presidential hopeful calls on largest parties to say if they will run candidates for Áras Aras 2018?

Presidential hopeful calls on largest parties to say if they will run candidates for Áras

Gerard Craughwell says other challengers need time to organise their campaigns.

From TheJournal.ie Poll: Should citizens living abroad be allowed to vote in Ireland's presidential elections? Your Say This post contains a poll

Poll: Should citizens living abroad be allowed to vote in Ireland's presidential elections?

In 2019, another three referendums will take place.

From TheJournal.ie Taoiseach fails to rule out Frances Fitzgerald as a presidential candidate Áras An Uachtaráin

Taoiseach fails to rule out Frances Fitzgerald as a presidential candidate

Taoiseach Leo Varadkar says he wants Fitzgerald to return to high office soon.

From TheJournal.ie 'France decides': Everything you need to know about this weekend's presidential election Explainer

'France decides': Everything you need to know about this weekend's presidential election

Macron or Le Pen? The French people will decide what path their future will take tomorrow.

From TheJournal.ie Marine Le Pen plagiarised one of her rivals in a campaign speech last night Encore Une Fois

Marine Le Pen plagiarised one of her rivals in a campaign speech last night

Le Pen’s supporters brushed off claims she copied parts of a speech given two weeks ago by Francois Fillon verbatim.

From TheJournal.ie French presidential candidate charged in fake jobs scandal Presidential Election

French presidential candidate charged in fake jobs scandal

Francois Fillon faces serious legal trouble just 6 weeks from the election.

From TheJournal.ie Online voting could be introduced as part of Irish diaspora vote Irish Abroad

Online voting could be introduced as part of Irish diaspora vote

Enda Kenny announced yesterday that a referendum will be held to let Irish people living abroad vote in presidential elections.

From TheJournal.ie French PM quits role, plans to battle Le Pen for presidency I'm Off Too

French PM quits role, plans to battle Le Pen for presidency

The socialist candidate will look to battle Marine Le Pen’s National Front in next year’s election

From TheJournal.ie Nicolas Sarkozy knocked out of French presidential race France

Nicolas Sarkozy knocked out of French presidential race

In a major upset, Francois Fillon, a pro-business conservative, took more than 44% of the vote in the first round of the rightwing primary.

From TheJournal.ie Clinton says FBI actions 'deeply troubling' as Trump steps up his attacks Final Countdown

Clinton says FBI actions 'deeply troubling' as Trump steps up his attacks

Clinton pressed FBI Director James Comey to put out the “full and complete facts” about the review into a cache of recently discovered emails.

From TheJournal.ie Latest Clinton email investigation linked to disgraced sexting Democrat Anthony Weiner Email Scandal

Latest Clinton email investigation linked to disgraced sexting Democrat Anthony Weiner

In July, the FBI said the presidential hopeful would not face charges.

From TheJournal.ie Trump gains ground on Clinton despite allegations of unwanted advances Presidential Election

Trump gains ground on Clinton despite allegations of unwanted advances

The latest poll also reveals 63% of Americans believe Trump has committed sexual assault in the past.

From TheJournal.ie Obama is the latest to publicly criticise Trump over sexist comments Trump

Obama is the latest to publicly criticise Trump over sexist comments

The current president of the US said the businessman is not fit to work in a local corner shop.

From TheJournal.ie Trump lives to fight another day but he needs an awful lot of luck to become the next POTUS USA 2016

Trump lives to fight another day but he needs an awful lot of luck to become the next POTUS

Neither candidate is the person to lead America out of crisis, writes Larry Donnelly.