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From TheJournal.ie The most telling Irish political pictures of 2011 Review 2011 This post contains images

The most telling Irish political pictures of 2011

A general election, the implosion of two parties, EU drama and a Presidential campaign – can you picture all that in one year? We tried…

From TheJournal.ie The 5 at 5: Monday Take 5

The 5 at 5: Monday

5 minutes, 5 stories, 5 o’clock…

Presidential candidate Gay Mitchell is for the birds...

Enterprising designer finds new use for old election posters – he builds a little birdhouse with them…

From TheJournal.ie In full: Taoiseach Enda Kenny's speech at Presidential inauguration President Higgins

In full: Taoiseach Enda Kenny's speech at Presidential inauguration

The full text of the address given by Taoiseach Enda Kenny at the inauguration of Michael D Higgins as the ninth President of Ireland today.

From TheJournal.ie Chief whip says there is no rift in Fine Gael Fine Gael

Chief whip says there is no rift in Fine Gael

Despite the party’s poor performances in the presidential election and Dublin West by-election, Paul Kehoe has insisted that there is no crisis within Fine Gael.

From TheJournal.ie Poet, politician and the ninth President of Ireland: Michael D Higgins Aras11 This post contains videos

Poet, politician and the ninth President of Ireland: Michael D Higgins

Labour’s #Áras11 candidate is the President Elect and will be sworn into office in the middle of next month. Here’s a bit of background on the man who will be president…

From TheJournal.ie Liveblog: Michael D Higgins elected President - as it happened Race For The Áras

Liveblog: Michael D Higgins elected President - as it happened

With the support of over a million voters, Michael D Higgins was named Ireland’s ninth president in Dublin Castle. Here’s how a historical day’s events unfolded.

From TheJournal.ie Higher or lower: how does Michael D's new salary compare to other heads of state? Pay Day This post contains a poll This post contains images

Higher or lower: how does Michael D's new salary compare to other heads of state?

The new President of Ireland will be paid the reduced capped wage of just under €250,000 per annum – but for the size of our country, is that a good deal?

From TheJournal.ie Liveblog: The 2011 Presidential election count, Day 2: 9am-3:15pm Race For The Áras

Liveblog: The 2011 Presidential election count, Day 2: 9am-3:15pm

Michael D Higgins creeps towards the quota as the Fourth Count results begin to come in. Keep up with all the results, news and analysis on our continuing liveblog

From TheJournal.ie Liveblog: The 2011 presidential election count, 6:45pm – 3am Race For The Áras

Liveblog: The 2011 presidential election count, 6:45pm – 3am

Part TWO of our all-day liveblog following the twists and turns of the Presidential election count (and the latest on the Dublin West by-election and the referenda results).

From TheJournal.ie Column: I'm interested in who will be President - but I won't have had my say Opinion

Column: I'm interested in who will be President - but I won't have had my say

Film-maker and writer Liam Nolan on the disenfranchisement of Irish citizens who are still on the electoral register but have no arrangements made for them to vote if they have to move abroad.

From TheJournal.ie Liveblog: The 2011 presidential election count, 9am – 6:45pm Race For The Áras

Liveblog: The 2011 presidential election count, 9am – 6:45pm

Tallies indicate that Michael D Higgins will be elected the ninth president of Ireland – as Seán Gallagher concedes defeat. Catch up with all the latest results and analysis

From TheJournal.ie Poll: Does the presidential election matter? Your Say This post contains a poll

Poll: Does the presidential election matter?

The presidential election has been dominating our media for weeks – but how much does it really matter? Have your say in our poll…

From TheJournal.ie The count begins: What happens today... Counting Day

The count begins: What happens today...

Counting kicks off at 43 constituency centres around the state at 9am this morning, but the first count may not be officially announced until around 7pm this evening.

From TheJournal.ie Bookies make Higgins favourite after Gallagher support 'evaporates' Race For The Áras

Bookies make Higgins favourite after Gallagher support 'evaporates'

All the major bookies have now made Michael D Higgins their favourite to win the Presidency, though Gallagher should top the poll.

From TheJournal.ie How to make your vote(s) count at the polls Voting

How to make your vote(s) count at the polls

What you need to know about voting in the presidential election and the two referendums.

From TheJournal.ie In pictures: The last hours of the Áras11 campaign Race For The Áras This post contains images

In pictures: The last hours of the Áras11 campaign

Hand-shaking, singsongs and interviews – the candidates go all out to grab last-minute votes before the polls open tomorrow.

Why do we need a President? Oh, here's why... Race For The Áras This post contains videos

Why do we need a President? Oh, here's why...

…according to this charming animation/illustration by student Grace Margetson. NOTE: There’s a plug for Mary Davis in it.

From TheJournal.ie Gallagher ‘doesn’t remember’ visiting Morgan to deliver photograph Race For The Áras

Gallagher ‘doesn’t remember’ visiting Morgan to deliver photograph

Sean Gallagher says he does not recall his meeting with Hugh Morgan – as the fuel magnate says Gallagher personally accepted the cheque.

From TheJournal.ie In full: Hugh Morgan’s statement on his dealings with Seán Gallagher Race For The Áras This post contains a poll

In full: Hugh Morgan’s statement on his dealings with Seán Gallagher

The following is the full text of a statement issued by solicitors this evening on behalf of Hugh Morgan.

From TheJournal.ie Seán Gallagher accuses Martin McGuinness of “political assassination” Gallagher

Seán Gallagher accuses Martin McGuinness of “political assassination”

Sinn Féin’s Mary Lou McDonald responds by saying Gallagher is “cut from the same cloth” as Fianna Fáil.

From TheJournal.ie Fianna Fáil says Morgan cheque was lodged before fundraising event Gallagher

Fianna Fáil says Morgan cheque was lodged before fundraising event

Seán Gallagher says he does not recall receiving the cheque for Fianna Fáil as claimed by rival candidate Martin McGuinness.

From TheJournal.ie Video: Gallagher's odds of winning lengthen following Frontline controversy Race For The Áras This post contains videos

Video: Gallagher's odds of winning lengthen following Frontline controversy

The candidate’s campaign team declined to comment about the controversial confrontation involving Martin McGuinness and a €5k cheque for Fianna Fáil.

Seán and Trish Gallagher wedding video a "private matter" Race For The Áras This post contains videos

Seán and Trish Gallagher wedding video a "private matter"

The Presidential candidate’s happy day is being passed around social media today – and a section of his wedding photo album is too.

From TheJournal.ie No evidence of criminal damage in Dana's tyre blowout Dana

No evidence of criminal damage in Dana's tyre blowout

Meanwhile, Dana’s husband Damien says that the independent candidate is “very optimistic” about her chances in Thursday’s ballot.

From TheJournal.ie Donegal islands take to the polls as campaigns enter final days Island Voting

Donegal islands take to the polls as campaigns enter final days

Voting on Irish islands typically starts a few days before the rest of the state to allow adequate time for transporting and counting the votes.

From TheJournal.ie Poll: Should the media have scrutinised the presidential candidates so closely? Your Say This post contains a poll

Poll: Should the media have scrutinised the presidential candidates so closely?

It has been described as a “circus” and one of the more caustic elections Ireland has ever seen but did the media play its part in making it so. Today we ask, should the media have scrutinised the presidential candidates so closely?

From TheJournal.ie Column: Young people want to vote so cut the rhetoric... Opinion

Column: Young people want to vote so cut the rhetoric...

Niall Morahan says his voluntary organisation TellUsWhy.ie is trying to sift through the sectarianism and baggage of Irish politics – and inform young voters of the real facts and issues.

Column: Cardinal Rules - Making sense of this crazy world

This week, the (not) Primate of All Ireland copes with the break-up of the wholesome group Boyslife – and the reunion of the Stone Roses.

From TheJournal.ie #Áras11 Quickfire Video Quiz: David Norris Race For The Áras This post contains videos

#Áras11 Quickfire Video Quiz: David Norris

TheJournal.ie put a series of quickfire questions to the Presidential candidates. Here is how they did – on camera.

From TheJournal.ie #Áras11 Quickfire Video Quiz: Seán Gallagher Race For The Áras This post contains videos

#Áras11 Quickfire Video Quiz: Seán Gallagher

TheJournal.ie put a series of quickfire questions to the Presidential candidates. Here is how they did – on camera.

From TheJournal.ie #Áras11 Quickfire Video Quiz: Gay Mitchell Race For The Áras This post contains videos

#Áras11 Quickfire Video Quiz: Gay Mitchell

TheJournal.ie put a series of quickfire questions to the Presidential candidates. Here is how they did – on camera.

From TheJournal.ie #Áras11 Quickfire Video Quiz: Michael D Higgins Race For The Áras This post contains videos

#Áras11 Quickfire Video Quiz: Michael D Higgins

TheJournal.ie put a series of quickfire questions to the Presidential candidates. Here is how they did – on camera.

From TheJournal.ie #Áras11 Quickfire Video Quiz: Mary Davis Race For The Áras This post contains videos

#Áras11 Quickfire Video Quiz: Mary Davis

TheJournal.ie put a series of quickfire questions to the Presidential candidates. Here is how they did – on camera.

From TheJournal.ie #Áras11 Quickfire Video Quiz: Martin McGuinness Race For The Áras This post contains videos

#Áras11 Quickfire Video Quiz: Martin McGuinness

TheJournal.ie put a series of quickfire questions to the Presidential candidates. Here is how they did – on camera.

From TheJournal.ie The 9 at 9: Friday 9 At 9

The 9 at 9: Friday

Nine things to know this morning…

From TheJournal.ie #Áras11: The Friday question for Presidential candidates Race For The Áras

#Áras11: The Friday question for Presidential candidates

Each day this week, TheJournal.ie will be hosting Tell Us Why’s question campaign for clarity on the seven candidates’ priorities. Today: Ireland’s greatest contribution to the world.

From TheJournal.ie McGuinness denies meeting on-the-run Det Jerry McCabe killer McGuinness

McGuinness denies meeting on-the-run Det Jerry McCabe killer

The family of the detective, killed during an attempted post office raid in 1996, called on McGuinness to answer questions over his alleged relationship with one of the four men convicted of the killing.

From TheJournal.ie Dana back on the road as gardaí investigate tyre blowout Dana

Dana back on the road as gardaí investigate tyre blowout

A garda investigation has been launched into allegations the independent candidate’s campaign car was sabotaged.