Sean Gallagher

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Peter Casey and his wife Helen at the EPIC centre in Dublin for the official launch of his presidential campaign. Photograph: Brian Lawless/PA

Presidential candidate Peter Casey has claimed Pavee Point, the centre which represents Travellers, has poorly represented its community. He said tha(...)

Presidential candidates approval on October 17th 2018

Michael D Higgins is streets ahead of all other candidates in the race to become the next President of Ireland. Today’s poll registers first preferenc(...)

With just over a week to go before voters go to the polls, then, it will take a massive swing to one of Higgins’s rivals, or complacency on a huge scale on the part of president’s supporters, to block his re-election. Photograph: Niall Carson/PA Wire

It’s Michael D Higgins’s to lose. That’s the clear conclusion to be drawn from the latest Irish Times/Ipsos MRBI opinion poll on the presidential elec(...)

Presidential candidates approval on October 17th 2018

Unless Michael D Higgins commits the most spectacular act of political hari-kari in modern times, he will be re-elected to the presidency at a canter (...)

Presidential candidates approval on October 17th 2018

Michael D Higgins commands a huge lead over his rivals and is almost certain to be re-elected President of Ireland for another seven years when voters(...)

Michael D Higgins has been accused of treating presidential debates like radio phone-in show ‘Liveline’. Photograph:  Nick Bradshaw/The Irish Times.

Michael D Higgins has been accused of treating presidential debates like radio phone-in show Liveline by failing to take part in some events yet calli(...)

 Candidates (from left) Peter Casey; Liadh Ni Riada; Gavin Duffy and Joan Freeman. Photograph: Nick Bradshaw/The Irish Times

Is there a point in having a television presidential debate when the incumbent isn’t there? This is the philosophical question of the political age. (...)

 Candidates (from left) Peter Casey; Liadh Ní Riada; Gavin Duffy and Joan Freeman before last night’s debate. Photograph: Nick Bradshaw

Sinn Féin presidential candidate Liadh Ní Riada would wear a poppy to commemorate those who died in the first World War, the RTÉ Claire Byrne Live pre(...)

President Michael D Higgins’s campaign has asked opponent Seán Gallagher not to send letters regarding the election to Áras an Uachtaráin, “for obviou(...)

Presidential candidates Peter Casey, Gavin Duffy, Joan Freeman, Seán Gallagher, incumbent Michael D Higgins and Liadh Ní Riada in studio for a debate on RTÉ Radio 1 in Dublin. Photograph: Clodagh Kilcoyne/Reuters

It was a stolid start to the first presidential debate to feature all six candidates. Worthy concern was expressed about financial transparency of the(...)

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