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Peter Casey is the sixth candidate confirmed to contest  the presidential election. File photograph: Nick Bradshaw/The Irish Times.

Three people who have served as panellists on the Dragons’ Den TV series will be on the ballot paper for next month’s presidential election after busi(...)

 Presidential hopeful Peter Casey. Photograph: Nick Bradshaw

Clare County Council has become the second local authority to nominate Dragons’ Den star and businessman Peter Casey as a candidate in the forthcoming(...)

Gemma O’Doherty: clashed with council chairman  Martin Baker over filming of the  hearing.  Photograph: Joe O’Shaughnessy

Businessman Seán Gallagher has said he has asked councils who had proposed nominating him for the presidency to back other candidates in the interests(...)

From left: presidential nominees Joan Freeman, Peter Casey, Gavin Duffy, Sean Gallagher

All local authorities have heard from would-be presidential candidates and made decisions on nominations Six candidates will contest the pr(...)

Cllr Jimmy Guerin, speaking at the special meeting of Fingal County Council to consider presidential nomination requests. Photograph: Dara Mac Dónaill/The Irish Times

Fingal councillor Jimmy Guerin, the brother of Veronica Guerin, excoriated independent presidential candidate Gemma O’Doherty over her allegations the(...)

Kevin Sharkey, presidential hopeful pitching Kildare County Council members for a nomination last month. Photograph: Dara Mac Dónaill/The Irish Times

The death penalty should be imposed on anybody who harms an old person in their home, according to presidential hopeful Kevin Sharkey. Mr Sharkey was(...)

Dublin urgently needed a ‘single strong voice and strong leadership’ to provide solutions to the many challenges faced in the region. Photograph: iStock

Dublin City Council has urged Taoiseach Leo Varadkar and Minister for Housing Eoghan Murphy to resist “metrophobia” and allow Dublin to have a directl(...)

Pieta House founder Senator Joan Freeman has received the backing of Cork City Council for her first nomination to contest the presidential election .   Photograph: Dara Mac Donaill

Independent Senator Joan Freeman received her first nomination from Cork City Council on Monday night to run for the presidency. Nine Fianna Fáil cou(...)

Seán Gallagher during his campaign for the presidency in 2011 .Photograph: Brenda Fitzsimons

At least 12 county and city councils are expected to hold votes to nominate Independent candidates for the presidential election this week, with busin(...)

Michael D Higgins  has the single greatest quality that any politician can have: people like him. Photograph: Gareth Chaney Collins

From a situation where it was presumed in many quarters that nobody at all would challenge Michael D Higgins for the presidency, it now seems that a q(...)

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