Peter Casey hits out at 'unprofessional, patronising and insulting' Ryan Tubridy

Peter Casey has claimed he was "set-up" in his Late Late Show appearance last Friday.

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Plain speaking sits well with the voters

When he first got into politics Leo Varadkar was seen as a maverick, he was candid, but he quickly became regarded as prioritising spin over substance, writes Michael Clifford.

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Media needs to change as old rules fail to keep up with different times

The media, in certain instances, need to accept that ‘both sidism’ is simply a broken concept when dealing with someone like Trump who will lie and spread false facts like soft butter, writes Alison O’Connor.

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Lets not allow Casey and his followers to wreck ‘Middle Ireland’

Middle Ireland is, by any comparison, a very good place in which to live. Let’s not allow Casey and his followers to wreck it, writes Victoria White.

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Peter Casey offered Renua leadership after FF rejection

Presidential election runner-up Peter Casey’s audacious threat to set up a “new Fianna Fáil” if Micheál Martin blocks him from joining the party has led to Renua Ireland’s leader saying he “will not stand in the way” of him taking over his party.

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‘Fianna Fáil needs somebody like Peter Casey to shake it up,’ election runner-up insists

Fianna Fáil TDs have outright rejected Peter Casey’s calls to allow him to join and make him party leader, saying he would be “eaten alive” in real politics and will never be welcomed because he is “scapegoating” minority groups.

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Democracy in use-it-or-lose-it crux: Participation better than a new party

There are regular if unpredictable cycles in Irish life. Kerry footballers are good for an All-Ireland or two most decades.

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An evening that proved far more inspiring than presidential election

There was only one positive thing about the presidential election we’ve all endured for the last month or so: It had the right result, writes, Fergus Finlay.

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Micheál Martin must face up to the Casey conundrum

If Micheál Martin thought Mary Hanafin, Éamon Ó Cuív, and Bertie Ahern hanging around was bad, he may be about to get a foghorn-volume wake-up call as to what awkward really means, writes Fiachra Ó Cionnaith

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I will form new party if Fianna Fáil will not let me join, says Casey

The defeated presidential candidate said he plans to become Taoiseach.

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Peter Casey urged to give €100,000 expenses to people of Donegal

A county councillor has urged Presidential candidate Peter Casey to give his €100,000 expenses to the people of Donegal.

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Five-year presidency and Áras spending transparency on Varadkar’s reform list

Taoiseach Leo Varadkar has backed plans to cut presidential terms to just five years and to draft new spending transparency laws in the wake of the Áras 2018 election showdown.

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Four failed candidates set to lose out on refunds

Higgins and Casey the only ones to reach more than 12.5% of vote

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Party ire at idea of Peter Casey as Fianna Fáil taoiseach

Members of Fianna Fáil have poured cold water on Peter Casey’s ambitions to join the party and become taoiseach.

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President Higgins already has plans for second term

Michael D Higgins is not exactly heading back to the Áras — he never really left.

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Michael D Higgins takes swipe at Peter Casey’s comments on Travellers

President Michael D Higgins has launched a thinly-veiled attack on rival Peter Casey’s divisive views on Travellers, insisting “a real Republic is where every person and community is treated with respect”.

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Michael D Higgins re-elected - Masterclass undermines democracy

Take a bow, Ireland. At a moment when so many once reliable societies shy away from the never-ending challenge of sustaining progressive, tolerant, welcoming, largely decent societies, we re-elected a president whose half-century political career has been dedicated to the long and always democratic pursuit of those noble, uplifting ideals.

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Chuckling Gavin Duffy knew the price of milk but had long lost public’s interest

‘THAT was Gavin Duffy,” came the back announcement from Pat Kenny, mid-morning on Saturday. “Eloquent and generous in defeat”, writes Terry Prone.

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Michael D Higgins’ historic victory is significant

THE result was never in doubt, but Michael D Higgins’ stunning victory is significant.

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Readers' blog: What lies ahead after Áras election

So Michael D Higgins returns to the Áras with a strong mandate but a tarnished reputation. He will have to double down over the next seven years to ensure his legacy is not that of the Learjet president.

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Michael Clifford: We may learn lessons from needless election

There was no exceptional candidate in a presidential field with three waffling Dragons. If this was a worthwhile exercise in democracy, we’re in trouble, writes Michael Clifford.

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Comment: Peter Casey has desensitised the public conversation

In the fall-out from the presidential election, the Traveller community needs a champion of Taoiseach stature, but the concerns of the one in five people who voted for a dangerous and incoherent man full of contradictions must also be addressed, says Alison O’Connor.

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'We're okay thanks': Cool response from Fianna Fáil over Peter Casey’s general election ambitions

The controversial presidential candidate finished in second place behind Michael D Higgins following a late surge.

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Michael D Higgins hails re-election as a vote for hope over fear

Taoiseach Leo Varadkar hailed Mr Higgins’s re-election as an ‘historic victory’.

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Defeated candidates in Presidential election united in praise for victorious Higgins

They spoke of their disappointment in their own results, but said it was important to have held the election.

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Government open to greater transparency around spending at Áras an Uachtaráin, says Varadkar

The Government is open to extending existing Freedom of Information Act laws to ensure there is greater transparency around the office of the Presidency.

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President Higgins calls for 'Republic of equality' in thinly-veiled criticism of Peter Casey comments

President Michael D Higgins has used his inauguration speech to launch a thinly-veiled broadside at rival Peter Casey's divisive Traveller comments, insisting "a real Republic is where every person and community is treated with respect".

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Peter Casey ‘kidding himself’ over election votes, says Traveller

Mr Casey was projected to come runner-up in the presidential election.

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Peter Casey attracts third of the vote in Limerick County

While Michael D Higgins dominated the Presidential election vote in his birthplace Limerick today, his nearest rival Peter Casey achieved impressive results in the rural parts of the county with large Traveller populations.

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Sean Gallagher: Nobody has died

Presidential election candidate Sean Gallagher has today attempted to quell his bitter disappointment at a second election defeat in a row by saying "nobody has died".

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Peter Casey is no 'evil genius' he was just 'throwing grenades' says Gavin Duffy

Beaten presidential candidate Gavin Duffy has insisted rival Peter Casey is not an "evil genius", saying his Travelling community comments were just because he was "throwing grenades and one of them was going to explode".

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Casey: I'm still waiting on the Taoiseach to apologise

Presidential challenger and businessman Peter Casey has left the door open on a future in politics and said he is considering forming a party.

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Brendan Howlin: President Higgins will 'challenge us to be the best we can be'

Labour leader Brendan Howlin championed Michael D Higgins near-certain re-election as president, saying the "national grandfather" is "someone who will ask the best of us and challenge us to be the best we can be".

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Landslide victory looms for the poet-turned-president

Ireland’s ninth president has campaigned for justice and equality throughout his life.

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Sinn Féin has 'no regret' about running Liadh Ní Riada

Sinn Féin leader Mary Lou McDonald says the party has "no regret" about competing in the presidential race despite an expected low level of support for MEP Liadh Ní Riada.

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Why I’m going to vote against incumbency and entitlement

Michael D Higgins has been earning €247,000 for the last seven years and receiving his €19,000 lecturer’s pension, writes Victoria White

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The canny Michael D is a better politician than he is a President

Michael D mastered the speech of protest the better to deliver it from the palace balcony, writes Gerard Howlin

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From Dragon fire to (almost) the farce

He lugs his sense of injustice around like a piece of election literature, writes Michael Clifford.

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