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#Race for the Áras

Guess which #Áras11 candidate spent the most on their campaign?
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Guess which #Áras11 candidate spent the most on their campaign?

Feb 14th 2012, 5:59 PM 9,653 Views 48 Comments

Hint: It wasn’t the winner…

All we want for 2012 (and what we won’t miss from 2011)
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All we want for 2012 (and what we won’t miss from 2011)

Jan 1st 2012, 3:15 PM 6,521 Views 18 Comments

TheJournal.ie’s writers have each picked one thing that they are glad to see the back of – and one thing they are looking forward to this year.

Top 10 TheJournal.ie stories that got you talking in 2011
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Top 10 TheJournal.ie stories that got you talking in 2011

Dec 29th 2011, 7:00 PM 3,926 Views 3 Comments

Alternative medicine, the Gaza flotilla and same-sex marriages – these are the stories that sparked the most debate in 2011.

New words: the official* glossary of 2011
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New words: the official* glossary of 2011

Dec 26th 2011, 10:00 AM 4,268 Views 3 Comments

*Not really. But these are the words that we never used (or understood the meaning of) before 2011.

Teenage president? TDs to debate changes to Áras rules
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Teenage president? TDs to debate changes to Áras rules

Dec 2nd 2011, 10:06 AM 1,923 Views 32 Comments

Proposed changes would reduce the minimum age to 18, and allow candidates to secure nomination with 10,000 signatures.

Gallagher complains to BAI over 'game-changing' tweet
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Gallagher complains to BAI over 'game-changing' tweet

Nov 28th 2011, 3:33 PM 4,977 Views 122 Comments

Gallagher’s performance on The Frontline debate was seen as a game-changing moment in the Race for the Áras but he is not happy about his treatment by RTÉ.

Household charge legislation to be pushed through ahead of Budget
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Household charge legislation to be pushed through ahead of Budget

Nov 28th 2011, 8:30 AM 3,467 Views 60 Comments

The final legal measures to cut judges’ pay will also be voted on by the Dáil this week.

Presidential candidate Gay Mitchell is for the birds...
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Presidential candidate Gay Mitchell is for the birds...

Nov 14th 2011, 2:47 PM 4,182 Views 44 Comments

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

Gallagher campaign to complain to BAI over hoax tweet on RTÉ debate
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Gallagher campaign to complain to BAI over hoax tweet on RTÉ debate

Nov 14th 2011, 10:07 AM 3,255 Views 90 Comments

Gallagher’s performance on The Frontline debate was seen as a game-changing moment in the Race for the Áras.

Poll: How would you rate Mary McAleese's presidency?
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Poll: How would you rate Mary McAleese's presidency?

Nov 10th 2011, 1:50 PM 3,938 Views 60 Comments

The current President of Ireland’s 14-year tenure is drawing to a close – how do you think she has managed the role over that time?

WATCH: Remember these seven from #Áras11?
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WATCH: Remember these seven from #Áras11?

Nov 9th 2011, 5:46 PM 1,329 Views 13 Comments

Promo from RTÉ’s Naked Presidential Election, to be broadcast tonight, shows “how it was won and lost”…

UK deputy prime minister to visit Michael D in the Áras
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UK deputy prime minister to visit Michael D in the Áras

Nov 8th 2011, 12:17 PM 1,202 Views 8 Comments

Nick Clegg will be among the first international dignitaries to visit Michael D Higgins when he takes office.

Galway United play their relegation wild card... Michael D. Higgins
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Galway United play their relegation wild card... Michael D. Higgins

Nov 2nd 2011, 5:14 PM 1,222 Views 3 Comments

The President-elect and his wife will be among the crowd for the Airtricity League promotion/relegation play-off second leg on Friday.

Mitchell unlikely to attend Fine Gael's post-election meeting
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Mitchell unlikely to attend Fine Gael's post-election meeting

Nov 1st 2011, 2:10 PM 1,279 Views 10 Comments

The party’s failed presidential candidate has returned to Brussels as Fine Gael looks set to examine where it went wrong in the Race for the Áras.

Higgins welcomed by 5,000 supporters in Galway
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Higgins welcomed by 5,000 supporters in Galway

Oct 30th 2011, 7:04 PM 907 Views 36 Comments

The President-elect has been greeted by thousands of supporters in his native Galway today.

What's in store for the presidential losers?
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What's in store for the presidential losers?

Oct 30th 2011, 9:30 AM 2,797 Views 68 Comments

Along with a new house, Michael D Higgins has won financial security for life. But what are the prospects for the other six candidates?

Where were Mary Davis and Gay Mitchell today?
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Where were Mary Davis and Gay Mitchell today?

Oct 29th 2011, 8:59 PM 7,700 Views 117 Comments

Fine Gael candidate Gay Mitchell and Independent candidate Mary Davis were not present for Michael D Higgins’s victory speech at Dublin Castle today – so where were they?

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

Oct 29th 2011, 7:08 PM 3,366 Views 23 Comments

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…

Liveblog: Michael D Higgins elected President - as it happened From TheJournal.ie
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Liveblog: Michael D Higgins elected President - as it happened

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

Oct 29th 2011, 2:19 PM 25,868 Views 26 Comments

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?

Liveblog: The 2011 Presidential election count, Day 2: 9am-3:15pm From TheJournal.ie
Live Oct 29th 2011, 2:15 PM

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

Michael D's campaign manager: "It’s been a fabulous night"
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Michael D's campaign manager: "It’s been a fabulous night"

Oct 29th 2011, 11:43 AM 804 Views 12 Comments

Dublin Central TD Joe Costello says the presidency is “the prize that every party would love to have”, but that the win will cement the coalition.

D-Day for the dragon slayer: Michael D takes over the front pages
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D-Day for the dragon slayer: Michael D takes over the front pages

Oct 29th 2011, 10:48 AM 2,870 Views 24 Comments

There’s only one story dominating the papers today….

Counting to resume in the presidential election at 9am
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Counting to resume in the presidential election at 9am

Oct 29th 2011, 8:06 AM 1,585 Views 27 Comments

Labour’s Patrick Nulty was declared victorious in the Dublin West by-election in the early hours of this morning. The final presidential election result is still to come, along with counting in the constitutional referendums.

Liveblog: The 2011 presidential election count, 6:45pm – 3am From TheJournal.ie
Live Oct 28th 2011, 8:55 PM

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

The Daily Fix: Friday
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The Daily Fix: Friday

Oct 28th 2011, 8:00 PM 2,876 Views 10 Comments

In tonight’s Fix: The winners of the Presidential race and the Dublin West by-election become clearer, an interesting change to succession laws for Commonwealth countries and why Twitter is ruining your wordplay (according to Ralph Fiennes…)

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

Oct 28th 2011, 2:54 PM 548 Views 59 Comments

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.

Liveblog: The 2011 presidential election count, 9am – 6:45pm From TheJournal.ie
Live Oct 28th 2011, 2:40 PM

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

Poll: Does the presidential election matter?
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Poll: Does the presidential election matter?

Oct 28th 2011, 1:20 PM 3,919 Views 44 Comments

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

The Daily Fix: Thursday
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The Daily Fix: Thursday

Oct 27th 2011, 8:11 PM 2,770 Views 3 Comments

In tonight’s Fix: Ireland goes to the polls, markets embrace the Greece deal, how much you’ll pay for an iPhone 4S, and just what DID cause Monday night’s flooding?

In pictures: candidates and electorate cast their vote
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In pictures: candidates and electorate cast their vote

Oct 27th 2011, 2:04 PM 1,909 Views 17 Comments

The candidates, their families and plenty of others across the country are voting today.

Reality-TV star V ex-IRA warlord: the international view on #Aras11
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Reality-TV star V ex-IRA warlord: the international view on #Aras11

Oct 27th 2011, 1:04 PM 3,893 Views 33 Comments

Here’s what the world’s media is saying about the pop star, poet, reality-TV star, ex-IRA chief and gay-rights crusader vying to be the next President of Ireland.

Polls open across the country for Áras and referendums
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Polls open across the country for Áras and referendums

Oct 27th 2011, 7:31 AM 749 Views 6 Comments

Over 3million people are registered to vote today, and polling stations will be open from 7am to 10pm.

#Aras11 diary: Where the candidates will be today
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#Aras11 diary: Where the candidates will be today

Oct 27th 2011, 7:00 AM 677 Views 11 Comments

The presidential candidates will be voting today, along with the rest of the country. Here’s where they will be this morning.

Bookies make Higgins favourite after Gallagher support 'evaporates'
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Bookies make Higgins favourite after Gallagher support 'evaporates'

Oct 26th 2011, 5:48 PM 4,547 Views 102 Comments

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

Poll: Who was the best Áras debate host?
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Poll: Who was the best Áras debate host?

Oct 26th 2011, 3:32 PM 4,734 Views 70 Comments

Now that we’ve sat through all the debates we could, we’re asking for your thoughts on who handled their event best.