Patrick Feeney

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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(...)

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

The Government is signing the presidential election order on Tuesday, kick-starting a 28-day period in which hopeful candidates can secure a place on (...)

Gavin Duffy is among the presidential hopefuls addressing councillors in Co Meath on Monday. Photograph: Collins/File

Councillors in Meath have heard petitions from would-be candidates for the presidency, including businessman Gavin Duffy, Navan-based musician Jimmy S(...)

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(...)

Journalist Gemma O’Doherty has announced her intention to run for the presidency. Photograph: Brenda Fitzsimons

Journalist Gemma O’Doherty has announced her intention to run for the presidency. In a statement circulated across social media on Sunday evening, Ms(...)

Kevin Sharkey and others at Carlow County Council meeting: “Ireland should come first – that’s not to exclude anyone, that just makes common sense.”  Photograph: Dylan Vaughan

But really, does it make a blind bit of difference who we install in the Áras for the next seven years? The winner just has to be presidential. It s(...)

Businessman and Dragons’ Den star Gavin Duffy addresses Waterford City and County Council.   Photograph: Patrick Browne

Waterford City and County Council has become the first local authority in the country to hear pitches from prospective presidential election candidate(...)

The Chorus of Dissent and the Elastic Band

We’re almost afraid to say it out loud, for fear of putting a hex on it, but it looks like the weather could be good for this May bank holiday weekend(...)