Michael D Higgins and Sean Gallagher set to miss first debate of Áras race

President Michael D Higgins and his main rival for the Áras, Sean Gallagher, are set to miss the opening debate in the race for the presidency.

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Michael D Higgins submits nomination papers for Presidential election

President Michael D Higgins has submitted his nomination papers for the upcoming Presidential election.

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Gemma O’Doherty fails to secure enough county councils to contest presidential race

Journalist Gemma O’Doherty has failed to secure the required number of county councils to contest the presidential race.

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Sinn Fein candidate calls on President Higgins to join in election debates

Liadh Ni Riada said a debate amongst the presidential candidates was necessary.

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Official seeks AG’s advice ahead of committee date

Department of the Taoiseach secretary general Martin Fraser has confirmed he will attend a grilling over presidential spending tomorrow — but will refuse to answer key questions after seeking the advice of the attorney general.

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Taoiseach critical of presidential spend probe

Taoiseach Leo Varadkar has lashed out at the Dáil’s spending watchdog for forcing a presidential office spending investigation to take place during the Áras race, warning he is concerned about the “timing”.

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Nothing to fear if Áras has nothing to hide

WHAT a bun fight it has turned out to be.

The extraordinary row this week over whether the Public Accounts Committee (PAC) has a right to or should seek to examine the expenditure of the President’s establishment has been fascinating, writes Daniel McConnell

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Varadkar 'concerned' about timing of presidential spending review

The Public Accounts Committee decided that it would examine the expenditure related to the Office of the President.

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Blasphemy referendum to take place on same day as presidential election

Minister for Housing, Planning and Local Government Eoghan Murphy has urged people to vote.

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Ní Riada: One term is enough for presidency and spending of office should be public

Presidential hopeful Liadh Ni Riada thinks one term in office is enough for the President and that the spending of the office should be made public.

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Presidential hopeful Sarah Louise Mulligan ejected from Dublin council meeting

It is after a heated exchange during speeches about who should be the next president.

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Gemma O’Doherty fails to get council support as deadline approaches

Journalist Gemma O’Doherty’s chances of becoming an official candidate in the presidential election race have dwindled dramatically after another council voted not to nominate anyone to contest next month’s vote.

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South Dublin council votes not to nominate presidential candidate

Councillors on South Dublin County Council have voted not to nominate a candidate for the Presidential election.

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PAC ordered to 'desist' from looking into President's spending

The Dáil's public accounts committee has set itself on a collision course with the Government after voting to hold a day-long public review of presidential office spending levels next Tuesday - despite being warned doing so may be "unconstitutional".

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Who are the six candidates vying for the presidency?

Peter Casey joined the ballot paper today, bringing the total number of contenders to six.

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Update: Peter Casey secures fourth nomination to become candidate in presidential election

Former Dragon’s Den star Peter Casey has won his fourth council endorsement at Tipperary County Council.

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President Higgins 'very much looking forward to the campaign'

Michael D Higgins says he’s looking forward to the upcoming presidential campaign and hopes it is dignified and focused on real issues.

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Would-be presidential candidates due to pitch to Tipperary County Council for nomination

Seven would-be presidential candidates are due to make presentations today (Tuesday) to Tipperary County Council.

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Readers Blog: President Higgins will slay the Dragons

The exercise of Trumpesque businessmen dragons seeking nominations to reside in Áras an Uactharáin is beyond bizarre.

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Nearly 25% of councils decline to nominate presidential candidate

Almost a quarter of all county and city councils have chosen not to nominate any candidate to contest next month's presidential election amid criticism over the standard of people putting themselves forward for the race.

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Jimmy Smyth backs out of Presidential race due to ill health

Internationally-acclaimed guitarist Jimmy Smyth has backed out of the presidential race due to health reasons, despite getting a possible nod from two councils.

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Kevin Sharkey pulls out of Presidential race

Kevin Sharkey has pulled out of the race to become the next President of Ireland.

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Liadh Ní Riada talks Troubles, HPV vaccine and apology to Mairia Cahill in wide-ranging interview

Sinn Féin’s Presidential candidate Liadh Ní Riada has today said that the Troubles were a “natural progression” of the War of Independence.

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#Áras18: Who are the five candidates vying for the presidency?

With just over a week until the deadline for nominations closes, four candidates are on the ballot to challenge sitting president Michael D Higgins.

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Liadh Ní Riada confirmed as Sinn Féin presidential candidate

Liadh Ní Riada has been confirmed as the Sinn Féin presidential candidate.

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President Michael D Higgins heading for landslide re-election, poll shows

President Michael D Higgins is heading for a landslide re-election, according to a new poll.

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Sinn Féin to select candidate for presidential election

MEP Liadh Ní Riada is tipped to be the party’s likely choice to contest October’s poll.

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Sinn Féin’s Liadh Ní Riada set to join Áras race

Ireland South MEP Liadh Ní Riada is to be announced as the Sinn Féin presidential candidate this weekend — becoming the fifth person to enter the race for the Áras.

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Gemma O'Doherty won't speak any more about Veronica Guerin's murder

She was asked to respond to comments made by Councillor Jimmy Guerin last week.

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Profiled: The four candidates on the ballot for the presidency so far

Sinn Féin is set to announce its candidate on Sunday.

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Gavin Duffy 'relieved' after securing fourth council endorsement

Gavin Duffy has secured the presidential nomination from Waterford City and County Council.

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In truth, what has Gemma O’Doherty exposed?

When questioned last Monday by RTÉ over her startling claim about Ms Guerin, Gemma refused to elaborate, writes Michael Clifford

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