'I am no Donald Trump,' insists Peter Casey

'I am no Donald Trump,' insists Peter Casey

Presidential candidate Peter Casey has insisted he is not basing his campaign on Donald Trump.

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Joan Freeman 'very curious' about why three Dragons' Den stars are running for presidency

Joan Freeman 'very curious' about why three Dragons' Den stars are running for presidency

Senator Freeman said she was sceptical of the reasons behind the three Dragons' Den stars entering the race for Áras an Uachtarain at the same time.

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Liadh Ní Riada explains 'below the belt' comment to Joan Freeman in presidential debate

Liadh Ní Riada explains 'below the belt' comment to Joan Freeman in presidential debate

Presidential candidate Liadh Ní Riada has spoken about her "below the belt" comment to Joan Freeman in last night's debate.

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First full campaign debate focuses on Presidential funding

First full campaign debate focuses on Presidential funding

The first debate between all six candidates in the presidential campaign has focused on the funding and expenses of the office of the President.

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Peter Casey dismisses one-word descriptions of other presidential candidates as tongue-in-cheek

Peter Casey dismisses one-word descriptions of other presidential candidates as tongue-in-cheek

Peter Casey has said he was not thinking straight when he called Sean Gallagher bald.

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Seán Gallagher: People in the North 'would like to have right to vote in presidential election'

Seán Gallagher: People in the North 'would like to have right to vote in presidential election'

Northern Irish citizens should be allowed to vote in Presidential elections, according to Seán Gallagher.

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RTÉ comments were example of fighting institution in lockdown, says Gallagher

RTÉ comments were example of fighting institution in lockdown, says Gallagher

The Presidential candidate was speaking in a television interview in early 2012.

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Joan Freeman denies playing 'the poor mouth' and explains €120k loan was from 'a very good guy'

Joan Freeman denies playing 'the poor mouth' and explains €120k loan was from 'a very good guy'

Joan Freeman has formally launched her bid to be President saying she hopes to encourage people to make a difference in their communities.

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Seán Gallagher will only take part in debates if all presidential candidates attend

Seán Gallagher will only take part in debates if all presidential candidates attend

Seán Gallagher has suggested he will not take part in Presidential debates that Michael D Higgins does not show up for.

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Update: Peter Casey gets second council nomination for presidency

Update: Peter Casey gets second council nomination for presidency

Latest: Peter Casey has secured support from two local councils today meaning he is halfway to getting on the ballot paper for October's presidential election.

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TDs and Senators set to nominate one agreed candidate for Presidential race

TDs and Senators set to nominate one agreed candidate for Presidential race

Presidential hopefuls struggling to win county council support are set to be thrown a contest lifeline after 17 Independent TDs and senators said they will nominate an agreed candidate - and six said they may follow suit in the coming days.

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Aer Arann Express founder Padraig O'Ceidigh rules himself out of presidential race

Aer Arann Express founder Padraig O'Ceidigh rules himself out of presidential race

Independent senator Padraig O'Ceidigh has ruled himself out of running for the presidency.

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Sean Gallagher claims 'Tweetgate' 'changed outcome of presidential election'

Sean Gallagher claims 'Tweetgate' 'changed outcome of presidential election'

Presidential challenger Sean Gallagher has blamed the RTE TV debate of the 2011 election for Aras an Uachtarain as a “vote changer” which altered the outcome of that race.

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The second coming of Seán Gallagher

The second coming of Seán Gallagher

A week out from the Áras election in 2011, Seán Gallagher was miles ahead in the polls. Why is he back for another shot, asks Michael Clifford.

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A blueprint for becoming the next president of Ireland

A blueprint for becoming the next president of Ireland

Should you be blessed with the confidence and competence to consider yourself a suitable fit for the role, here are some of the previous office holders’ credentials, writes Joyce Fegan.

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Overconfidence is Higgins’s worst enemy

Overconfidence is Higgins’s worst enemy

Over recent years the presumptions of the powerful have been rejected in spectacular ways by discontented voters.

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Election candidates refusing salary 'demeans the office of President', says Justice Minister

Election candidates refusing salary 'demeans the office of President', says Justice Minister

The Justice Minister says presidential hopefuls who say they won't take the salary if elected are demeaning the office.

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Public accounts committee members in favour of delaying Higgins costs analysis

Public accounts committee members in favour of delaying Higgins costs analysis

Any examination of the cost of Michael D Higgins’s first term as president should be delayed until after the October presidential election to prevent any bid to politicise the genuine questions being raised.

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President’s travel costs ‘must be made public’

President’s travel costs ‘must be made public’

Further calls have been made to make the President’s travel costs public after it was claimed that Michael D Higgins stayed in a luxury hotel at a cost of €3,000 a night.

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Fianna Fáil TD will campaign against party choice to back Michael D Higgins in favour of Gavin Duffy

Fianna Fáil TD will campaign against party choice to back Michael D Higgins in favour of Gavin Duffy

A Fianna Fáil TD says he will break the party line and will not be supporting Michael D Higgins for President.

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Senator Joan Freeman pledges to encourage national wellbeing if elected president

Senator Joan Freeman pledges to encourage national wellbeing if elected president

Latest: Joan Freeman was one of three hopefuls making presentations to Waterford Council.

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Fianna Fáil TD dismisses letter backing O'Cuiv presidential bid

Fianna Fáil TD dismisses letter backing O'Cuiv presidential bid

If Fianna Fáil's Eamon O'Cuiv decides to run for President he will have to do it as an Independent candidate, according to one of his fellow TDs.

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Sinn Féin not announcing Presidential candidate until mid-September

Sinn Féin not announcing Presidential candidate until mid-September

Sinn Féin will leave their candidate for the Presidential race undeclared until mid-September as the party searches for a figure to challenge Michael D Higgins for the Park.

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Noel Whelan rules himself out of presidential race

Noel Whelan rules himself out of presidential race

Barrister and former Fianna Fáil advisor Noel Whelan has announced that he will not be contesting the position of President of Ireland.

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Watch: Liam O'Neill confirms he will not run for Áras

Watch: Liam O'Neill confirms he will not run for Áras

Former GAA President Liam O’Neill has announced he will not be a candidate in the Presidential Election.

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‘Dragon’s Den’ star Gavin Duffy to confirm Áras run next week

‘Dragon’s Den’ star Gavin Duffy to confirm Áras run next week

Businessman and TV personality Gavin Duffy will formally enter the presidential race within a week after leaning heavily on Fianna Fáil to allow councillors to nominate a contender for the role.

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Gerard Craughwell: I would've had to remortgage my house to contest presidential election

Gerard Craughwell: I would've had to remortgage my house to contest presidential election

The Independent pulled out of the race for the Arás this morning.

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Mary Morrissy: It’s the perfect time for Ireland to have a female president again

Mary Morrissy: It’s the perfect time for Ireland to have a female president again

Mary Robinson’s presidency was both defining and redefining; it showed what the office could be, and hadn’t been, writes Mary Morrissy

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Sinn Féin to run candidate in upcoming presidential election

Sinn Féin to run candidate in upcoming presidential election

The party will field an opponent to outgoing president Michael D.Higgins

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RTÉ DG admits to mistakes during 'Frontline' presidential debate

The Director General of RTÉ has admitted that a series of mistakes were made by the broadcaster on the night of the 'Frontline' presidential debate.

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No regrets for Gallagher

No regrets for Gallagher

Defeated Presidential Election Candidate Sean Gallagher said that he has "no regrets" about running for the Áras, despite his downfall in the final TV debate and controversy over his Fianna Fáil past.

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Adams backs calls for public inquiry into 'Frontline' debate

Adams backs calls for public inquiry into 'Frontline' debate

Sinn Fein leader Gerry Adams has today voiced his support for a public inquiry into the RTÉ 'Frontline' presidential debate.

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BAI to discuss 'Frontline' allegation today

The Broadcasting Authority of Ireland (BAI) is today expected to discuss an allegation from an audience member at the RTÉ 'Frontline' presidential debate that his question was changed by a researcher.

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President Higgins asks for salary reduction

President Higgins asks for salary reduction

President Michael D Higgins has asked for his salary to be cut.

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First day in office for President Higgins

First day in office for President Higgins

President Michael D Higgins has begun his first full day in office. His first official engagements will include attending a Remembrance Service at St Patrick's Cathedral in Dublin tomorrow, and crossing the border to visit Derry.

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President-elect Higgins to visit Áras

President-elect Higgins to visit Áras

The President-elect Michael D Higgins is set to visit his new home in the Phoneix Park later today.

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Fine Gael plans election review

Fine Gael plans election review

Fine Gael has announced plans to examine what went wrong with Gay Mitchell’s disastrous campaign for the presidency.

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Chief Whip Kehoe: No rift in Fine Gael

Chief Whip Kehoe: No rift in Fine Gael

The Government's Chief Whip and Fine Gael TD Paul Kehoe has denied that there is a rift within the party following Fine Gael's poor performance in the Presidential election and the Dublin West by-election.

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'I was not aware of the protocol': Davis explains Castle absence

'I was not aware of the protocol': Davis explains Castle absence

Mary Davis has said that she did not attend yesterday's formal declaration of the Presidency at Dublin Castle because she was not aware of the protocol involved.

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Galwegians to welcome their President home

Galwegians to welcome their President home

Thousands of people are expected to line the streets of Galway city this afternoon as Ireland's new President Michael D Higgins returns home.

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Higgins vows to change Irish values

Higgins vows to change Irish values

Ireland’s President-elect Michael D Higgins has vowed to lead the country in a necessary transformation away from values based on wealth.

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Higgins' victory speech

Higgins' victory speech

Here is an edited version of President-elect Michael D Higgins’ victory speech from the National Count Centre in Dublin Castle after securing 1,007,104 votes.

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Higgins a 'President for everyone'

Higgins a 'President for everyone'

The Presidential returning officer Ríona Ni Fhlanghaile has announced that Michael D Higgins is the President-Elect of Ireland.

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Higgins confirmed as President

Higgins confirmed as President

Michael D Higgins has been confirmed as the ninth President of Ireland.

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Count complete as Higgins set to be confirmed as President

Count complete as Higgins set to be confirmed as President

With the fourth count now complete in all constituencies, Michael D Higgins is about to be declared the ninth President of Ireland at around 4.15pm today.

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Higgins exceeds quota to be elected President

Higgins exceeds quota to be elected President

Michael D Higgins has now exceeded the quota and will be elected the ninth President of Ireland.

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Mitchell and McGuinness eliminated

Mitchell and McGuinness eliminated

Gay Mitchell and Martin McGuinness have been eliminated in the third count of the Presidential election.

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Fifth count possible before Higgins confirmation

Fifth count possible before Higgins confirmation

A fifth count may be required before Michael D Higgins is confirmed as President-Elect.

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Distribution of Norris votes complete in most constituencies

Distribution of Norris votes complete in most constituencies

More than half of the country's 43 constituencies have now distributed David Norris' votes in the third count of the Presidential election.

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Gallagher does not rule out return to politics

Gallagher does not rule out return to politics

Presidential runner-up Sean Gallagher has not ruled out a return to public life at some point in the future.

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Bohemian, elfish, elderly poet: World media descriptions of Michael D

Bohemian, elfish, elderly poet: World media descriptions of Michael D

Michael D Higgins and his fellow presidetial candidates made an appearance in newswires across the world last night.

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President-in-waiting Higgins proud of ideas-based campaign

President-in-waiting Higgins proud of ideas-based campaign

Michael D Higgins will be Ireland’s ninth president after one of the most remarkable political comebacks in the history of the state.

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Higgins to be formally named as President today

Higgins to be formally named as President today

Counting is due to resume shortly in the presidential election.

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Norris out as presidential election count adjourned until tomorrow

Norris out as presidential election count adjourned until tomorrow

Counting in the presidential election has been adjourned until 9am tomorrow morning.

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Higgins tops first count, Dana and Davis eliminated

Higgins tops first count, Dana and Davis eliminated

Michael D Higgins was tonight celebrating his imminent election as the ninth President of Ireland after the first official nationwide count gave him 40% of first preferences, well ahead of Seán Gallagher on 28.5%.

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Gallagher concedes defeat

Gallagher concedes defeat

Seán Gallagher has conceded defeat in the presidential race and offered his congratulations to Michael D. Higgins

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Higgins pulling clear as first counts come in

Higgins pulling clear as first counts come in

The first of the official counts in the Presidency are being declared this evening with Michael D Higgins is now certain to be elected the ninth President of Ireland.

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Gilmore: Higgins 'certain' to be President

Gilmore: Higgins 'certain' to be President

Veteran Labour politician Michael D Higgins looks certain to be Ireland’s ninth president, party leader Eamon Gilmore has said.

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Higgins in poll position as Mitchell sees campaign crash

Higgins in poll position as Mitchell sees campaign crash

Labour's Michael D Higgins is on course to be the ninth President of Ireland according to tallies so far.

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