Pictured at the announcement of this year’s finalists are Kevin McLoughlin, EY partner lead for the awards programme, and Anne Heraty, chief executive of Cpl Resources and chair of the judging panel

The shortlist for the 2019 EY Entrepreneur of the Year awards has been announced with Supermac’s founder Pat McDonagh and Matt Ryan of hospitality gro(...)

Race for Áras an Uachtaráin (top row): Jimmy Smyth, Patrick Feeney, John Groarke, Pádraig Ó Céidigh. Middle row: Kevin Sharkey, Sarah Louise Mulligan, Seán Gallagher, Joan Freeman. Bottom row: Gemma O’Doherty, Gavin Duffy, Sinn Féin’s as-yet-unannounced candidate, President Michael D Higgins

As it gathers momentum, so it gathers participants. The process of nominating candidates for the presidential election has been a background hum to th(...)

Michael D Higgins and Niall Ring, the Lord Mayor of Dublin: The Office of President does not fall under the remit of the Freedom of Information Act 2014 but receives significant public funding. Photograph:  Maxwell Photography

Fianna Fáil is to consider tabling legislation to extend the Freedom of Information Act to the Office of President. The party spokesman on transport,(...)

President Michael D Higgins declined to say if he would be willing to publish his medical records. Photograph: James Crombie/Inpho

President Michael D Higgins has insisted his “health is excellent” as his potential rivals said they would be open to publishing their medical records(...)

 Waterford TD David Cullinane: “Women and men are demanding more social change and we want to see that.”  Photograph:  Gareth Chaney Collins

Sinn Féin has said it will announce its presidential election candidate in September about six weeks before polling. The chairman of the party’s pres(...)

Seán Gallagher reacts as Martin McGuinness brings up the subject of a cheque on RTÉ’s The Frontline in 2011. Photograph: RTÉ

What possesses successful business people to run for president, or indeed for any elected office in the State? Presumably the same things that possess(...)

 Joan Freeman: she is understood to have told those supporting her that she does not believe she will have a difficulty  raising funds

Aspiring presidential candidate Joan Freeman has urged local authorities to hold special meetings soon to facilitate the nomination of challengers to (...)

Senator Gerard Craughwell is seeking a nomination. Photograph: Cyril Byrne

Fine Gael councillors may be only allowed to facilitate “truly Independent” presidential candidates to challenge Michael D Higgins, and not ones who a(...)

President Michael D Higgins meeting with Deena Cotter from Dún Laoghaire  during the afternoon tea party in Áras an Uachtaráin on Monday. Photograph:  Maxwell’s

Taoiseach Leo Varadkar has raised the prospect of allowing Fine Gael councillors support the entry into the presidential election campaign of potentia(...)

Mary Lou McDonald speaking to reporters after the part meeting on Saturday. Photograph: Jack Power

Sinn Féin has decided that it will run a presidential candidate against Michael D Higgins, meaning a vote will now definitely take place in the autumn(...)

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