Independents are moving closer to securing the required numbers to get a candidate into the field for a potential presidential race to challenge Michael D Higgins.
Fri, 13 Jul, 2018
Poor Gerard Craughwell. Those Fianna Fáil feckers. How could they do it to him?
Sat, 30 Jun, 2018
The great thing about the old days was that we had the Catholic Church to deliver reproof, punishment and banishment, writes
Mon, 09 Apr, 2018
Philly McMahon has been a powerful voice for societal change when it comes to drugs but the Dublin defender has no intention of transferring those views to the political arena for now.
Wed, 13 Dec, 2017
Michael D Higgins may run for a second term as President, despite claiming he would only serve one term.
Tue, 08 Aug, 2017
A woman who remains on paid administrative leave from her job as programme director of the HSE’s Aras Attracta facility has settled her case over an alleged HSE move to “re-discipline” her after she won an appeal against a decision to dismiss her.
Wed, 17 May, 2017
Tánaiste Frances Fitzgerald is considering contesting the presidential election next year, according to senior Fine Gael sources.
Sun, 05 Mar, 2017
Thu, 05 Jan, 2017
Wed, 30 Nov, 2016
Taoiseach ‘would have no difficulty’ meeting US presidential candidate during his visit to Ireland
Sun, 12 Jun, 2016
Fri, 08 Jan, 2016
The Israeli embassy has declined to release the letter it says was sent to the Department of Foreign Affairs which it expected to lead to a meeting between the departing ambassador and President Michael D Higgins.
Fri, 14 Aug, 2015
Transgender people no longer need a doctor’s approval of their identity. They can just self-declare, but children and married people can’t, says
Tue, 04 Aug, 2015
The inhuman, criminal abuse uncovered by RTÉ at Áras Attracta in Swinford, Co Mayo, focuses on a small group of workers entrusted with the care of a number of vulnerable people. However it shames us all and is an appalling indictment of our health service, especially those responsible for its management.
Fri, 12 Dec, 2014
The new chief adviser to President Michael D Higgins is to have a salary just below the Government wage cap following the abrupt departure of his better paid predecessor.
Tue, 21 Jan, 2014
A senior presidential adviser whose sudden resignation caused controversy has insisted her parting with Michael D Higgins was “amicable”.
Wed, 27 Nov, 2013
Advisers live in the half-light between the public mandate of the elected office holders they serve and the permanent government of the civil service who eschew and usually escape the strobe lights, relentlessly searching and bleaching the political process
Wed, 27 Nov, 2013
Senior figures have hit back at claims key Áras staff members are having their access to President Michael D Higgins blocked by an aide.
Tue, 26 Nov, 2013
Fianna Fáil leader Micheál Martin is facing a major challenge to avoid losing some of his frontbench spokesmen over the party’s position on abortion.
Fri, 03 May, 2013
Micheál Martin moved to try to stop Fianna Fáil’s bitter split over Europe further damaging his leadership last night.
Fri, 02 Mar, 2012
Politicians are now realising that the raft of information people reveal about themselves through social media platforms could be a new wellspring for votes, writes
Wed, 16 Nov, 2011
DISGRUNTLED Fine Gael TDs are set to vent their frustration over the party’s miserable presidential election result as well as the failed Dáil powers referendum later today.
Wed, 02 Nov, 2011
ÁRAS archives — the stories that made the news in past presidential elections.
Thu, 20 Oct, 2011
WELL, RED means stop no matter where you are.
Sun, 09 Oct, 2011
THE controversy raging over Martin McGuinness’ IRA past has helped boost Sinn Féin to record levels of popularity.
Sat, 08 Oct, 2011
A SURPRISE surge in the polls has left Sean Gallagher in a strong position to snatch the presidency, as the Independent was braced for a backlash from rivals.
Fri, 07 Oct, 2011
DAVID NORRIS insisted he was healthy enough to stand as president despite drawing down a disability payment for 16 years from Trinity College, Dublin.
Thu, 06 Oct, 2011
SEAN GALLAGHER has surged into second place in the presidential race but David Norris’s support has collapsed following a series of personal controversies.
Thu, 06 Oct, 2011
SINN Féin’s Martin McGuinness has asked his bank manager for his account details following demands for presidential candidates to reveal their incomes.
Tue, 04 Oct, 2011
STRUGGLING Fine Gael presidential candidate Gay Mitchell has insisted that Taoiseach Enda Kenny and the party are behind him as he fights for the Áras.
Sat, 01 Oct, 2011
SINN Féin candidate Martin McGuinness suffered a blip yesterday when unable to name the Environment Minister or state the correct number of TDs in the Dáil.
Thu, 29 Sep, 2011
WELLY-THROWING competitions, tractors and acres of fields filled with happy family and farming folk.
Wed, 21 Sep, 2011
MICHEÁL MARTIN scrambled to reassert his authority on Fianna Fáil last night after the party’s shaky presidential stance provoked uproar.
Wed, 21 Sep, 2011
FIANNA FÁIL is expected to decide today against facilitating the entry of another independent candidate to the presidential race, despite a last-minute plea by Senator David Norris.
Tue, 20 Sep, 2011
A WONDERFUL moment in a wonderful play. It’s the point in A Man for All Seasons where Thomas More faces the evidence trumped up against him to get him beheaded and rid Henry VIII of a turbulent priest who will not countenance the monarch divorcing his wife.
Mon, 19 Sep, 2011
VETERAN senator Labhrás Ó Murchú is no stranger to controversy and his last -minute bid for the Áras has split opinion once again.
Sat, 17 Sep, 2011
Fianna Fáil is leaving the door open to supporting the re-entry of Senator David Norris into the race for the Áras but the party says he has not yet contacted them.
Mon, 12 Sep, 2011
The Deputy First Minister of Northern Ireland Martin McGuinness has said he has not even considered a run for the Aras.
Fri, 09 Sep, 2011
FORMER supporters of David Norris last night warned him to abandon any hopes of re-entering the presidential race after the senator broke his five-week silence on the matter.
Mon, 05 Sep, 2011
FIANNA FÁIL leader Micheál Martin defended his running of the party as he turned fire on Bertie Ahern.
Fri, 02 Sep, 2011
PLEAS by Eamon Ó Cuív for Fianna Fáil to back a presidential candidate were shot down as a special committee agreed the party should not enter the race for the Áras.
Tue, 30 Aug, 2011
WAKING up at the end of a week that teased us with a whiff of excitement in the presidential race, we’re left with that empty feeling described in the opening line of Samuel Beckett’s novel Murphy: “The sun shone, having no alternative, on the nothing new.”
Sat, 27 Aug, 2011
INDEPENDENT TDs look unlikely to nominate any candidate for the presidency despite having considered a wish list of potentials for the race.
Fri, 26 Aug, 2011