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Voting for Mitchell or Higgins is ‘comfort blanket for bailouts’, says McGuinness
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Voting for Mitchell or Higgins is ‘comfort blanket for bailouts’, says McGuinness

Oct 22nd 2011, 1:36 PM 653 Views 36 Comments

Martin McGuinness says voting for candidates from government parties will give them renewed initiative for austerity.

Behind every successful president... meet the spouses vying for the Áras
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Behind every successful president... meet the spouses vying for the Áras

Oct 22nd 2011, 10:17 AM 5,084 Views 26 Comments

All the candidates aside from David Norris will bring a spouse into the Áras with them if elected.

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

Oct 22nd 2011, 9:23 AM 628 Views 8 Comments

With just days to go until polling, this is one of your last chances to meet the presidential candidates. Here’s where they will be today.

Norris insists: There is nothing new in Burke tapes
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Norris insists: There is nothing new in Burke tapes

Oct 21st 2011, 8:46 PM 667 Views 51 Comments

The presidential candidate also questioned the timing behind tapes of a controversial interview in which he expressed views on paedophilia.

The Daily Fix: Friday
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The Daily Fix: Friday

Oct 21st 2011, 7:50 PM 1,249 Views 0 Comments

In tonight’s Fix: TheJournal.ie meets the presidential candidates; the latest from Libya; and why you should be VERY careful while shopping for wine.

Bookie pays out on Michael D Higgins to be the next president
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Bookie pays out on Michael D Higgins to be the next president

Oct 21st 2011, 6:30 PM 1,548 Views 28 Comments

Boylesports is paying out over €100,000 after deciding that Labour’s candidate has wrapped up the presidency with polling still six days away.

#Áras11 Quickfire Video Quiz: David Norris
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#Áras11 Quickfire Video Quiz: David Norris

Oct 21st 2011, 4:07 PM 3,936 Views 29 Comments

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

#Áras11 Quickfire Video Quiz: Seán Gallagher
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#Áras11 Quickfire Video Quiz: Seán Gallagher

Oct 21st 2011, 4:06 PM 4,311 Views 56 Comments

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

#Áras11 Quickfire Video Quiz: Gay Mitchell
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#Áras11 Quickfire Video Quiz: Gay Mitchell

Oct 21st 2011, 4:06 PM 2,165 Views 10 Comments

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

#Áras11 Quickfire Video Quiz: Michael D Higgins
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#Áras11 Quickfire Video Quiz: Michael D Higgins

Oct 21st 2011, 4:05 PM 3,200 Views 16 Comments

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

#Áras11 Quickfire Video Quiz: Mary Davis
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#Áras11 Quickfire Video Quiz: Mary Davis

Oct 21st 2011, 4:04 PM 2,063 Views 11 Comments

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

#Áras11 Quickfire Video Quiz: Martin McGuinness
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#Áras11 Quickfire Video Quiz: Martin McGuinness

Oct 21st 2011, 4:04 PM 2,661 Views 22 Comments

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

Tape of controversial Norris interview with Helen Lucy Burke emerges
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Tape of controversial Norris interview with Helen Lucy Burke emerges

Oct 21st 2011, 3:25 PM 6,200 Views 136 Comments

The tape included excerpts from an interview Norris gave to Burke in 2002 which has caused controversy in recent months over the views he expressed about paedophilia.

#Áras11: The Friday question for Presidential candidates
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#Áras11: The Friday question for Presidential candidates

Oct 21st 2011, 7:40 AM 749 Views 10 Comments

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.

McGuinness says comments over garda killings were 'absolutely wrong'
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McGuinness says comments over garda killings were 'absolutely wrong'

Oct 21st 2011, 7:20 AM 2,040 Views 106 Comments

Martin McGuinness has said he does not recall comments in which he appeared to justify the killing members of the gardaí and armed forces “in certain circumstances” made in a 1985 magazine interview.

#Áras11 diary: Where the candidates will be today
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#Áras11 diary: Where the candidates will be today

Oct 21st 2011, 7:00 AM 579 Views 5 Comments

With less than a week to go until polling, here’s where your presidential candidates will be today.

The Daily Fix: Thursday
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The Daily Fix: Thursday

Oct 20th 2011, 7:59 PM 1,793 Views 5 Comments

In tonight’s Fix: Muammar Gaddafi is dead; the Race for the Áras continues apace with less than a week to polling day, and how one Tullamore pub is celebrating the death of a despot…

Norris rules out any vote transfer pact with Higgins
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Norris rules out any vote transfer pact with Higgins

Oct 20th 2011, 6:27 PM 544 Views 7 Comments

The Labour presidential candidate mooted the possibility of a pact today but Norris’s campaign has ruled it out this evening.

Higgins statement on Norris and bank guarantee ‘released in error’
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Higgins statement on Norris and bank guarantee ‘released in error’

Oct 20th 2011, 4:30 PM 1,497 Views 7 Comments

Press release had admonished Norris on his bank guarantee bill voting record – but today, both Presidential candidates insist there is “no spat” between them and Higgins had not seen nor approved the release.

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

Oct 20th 2011, 2:11 PM 1,901 Views 68 Comments

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.

Dana back on the road as gardaí investigate tyre blowout
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Dana back on the road as gardaí investigate tyre blowout

Oct 20th 2011, 1:35 PM 1,450 Views 44 Comments

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

#Áras11: The Thursday question for Presidential candidates
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#Áras11: The Thursday question for Presidential candidates

Oct 20th 2011, 10:13 AM 907 Views 10 Comments

Each day this week, TheJournal.ie will be hosting Tell Us Why’s question campaign for clarity on the seven candidates’ priorities. Today: How they view the secularisation of Irish society.

Seán Gallagher: €80,000 loan was 'an accounting mistake'
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Seán Gallagher: €80,000 loan was 'an accounting mistake'

Oct 20th 2011, 8:27 AM 3,792 Views 95 Comments

Gallagher has said there was no breach of the law and the loan he received from one of his own companies was quickly repaid.

#Áras11 diary: Where the candidates will be today
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#Áras11 diary: Where the candidates will be today

Oct 20th 2011, 7:00 AM 521 Views 1 Comment

As the election comes into full view with a week to polling, here’s your daily guide to where each candidate will spend their day.

The Daily Fix: Wednesday
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The Daily Fix: Wednesday

Oct 19th 2011, 7:53 PM 2,834 Views 6 Comments

In tonight’s Fix: Aviva staff hit back at job cuts; Westlife call it a day; and which presidential candidate will be on your pumpkin?

Dana 'lucky to be alive' after 100km/h tyre blowout
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Dana 'lucky to be alive' after 100km/h tyre blowout

Oct 19th 2011, 6:22 PM 3,278 Views 82 Comments

Dana Rosemary Scallon calls off her day of campaigning after a tyre blew out on a busy main road last night.

Poll: Who won the latest Presidential debate?
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Poll: Who won the latest Presidential debate?

Oct 19th 2011, 11:50 AM 10,277 Views 91 Comments

Which of the seven candidates gave the strongest performance in yesterday’s televised debate?

Norris: election of gay president would 'signal something very important'
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Norris: election of gay president would 'signal something very important'

Oct 19th 2011, 9:18 AM 1,495 Views 58 Comments

Norris said that although being a president who was gay would be irrelevant to him, it would be noticed internationally.

#Áras11: The Wednesday question for Presidential candidates
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#Áras11: The Wednesday question for Presidential candidates

Oct 19th 2011, 7:40 AM 1,551 Views 26 Comments

Each day this week, TheJournal.ie will be hosting Tell Us Why’s question campaign for clarity on the seven candidates’ priorities. Today: How they would approach a State visit to China.

#Áras11 diary: Where the candidates will be today
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#Áras11 diary: Where the candidates will be today

Oct 19th 2011, 7:00 AM 565 Views 5 Comments

Your daily guide to where each candidate will spend their day – with just eight days remaining until the all-important polling day.

The Daily Fix: Tuesday
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The Daily Fix: Tuesday

Oct 18th 2011, 7:54 PM 1,317 Views 4 Comments

In tonight’s Fix: RTÉ stars face a large pay cut; Irish ex-pats get their say in the Áras race; and a war of words at the World Scrabble Championships.

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The TG4 Presidential Election debate, as it happened

Martin McGuinness: 'I know nothing about the Northern Bank robbery'
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Martin McGuinness: 'I know nothing about the Northern Bank robbery'

Oct 18th 2011, 6:20 PM 1,438 Views 47 Comments

The presidential candidate insists he “condemns absolutely” the robbery of Northern Bank, and denies knowing the perpetrators.

#Áras11 diary: Where the candidates will be today
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#Áras11 diary: Where the candidates will be today

Oct 18th 2011, 9:44 AM 890 Views 14 Comments

Your daily guide to where each candidate will spend their day – with just nine days remaining until the all-important polling day.

Irish website to hold presidential election vote for expats
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Irish website to hold presidential election vote for expats

Oct 18th 2011, 9:12 AM 1,154 Views 15 Comments

Ballotbox.ie is opening up registration for a mock poll to allow Irish abroad to have their say in who they want to be the next president.

Mary Davis admits reputation damaged by focus on quango appointments
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Mary Davis admits reputation damaged by focus on quango appointments

Oct 18th 2011, 8:11 AM 956 Views 27 Comments

Davis said it was clear her campaign had been causing concern to political parties and other independent candidates.

#Áras11: The Tuesday question for Presidential candidates
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#Áras11: The Tuesday question for Presidential candidates

Oct 18th 2011, 7:45 AM 914 Views 19 Comments

Each day this week, TheJournal.ie will be hosting Tell Us Why’s question campaign for clarity on the seven candidates’ priorities. Today: what cause they would pursue as President.

Mary Davis: I acted with integrity on board of 100 per cent mortgage lender
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Mary Davis: I acted with integrity on board of 100 per cent mortgage lender

Oct 17th 2011, 9:37 PM 976 Views 19 Comments

But she said the mortgages would not have been introduced “if I knew then what I know now”.