Sean Gallagher

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President Michael D Higgins and his wife Sabina. Photograph: Tom Honan/The Irish Times

The best that can be said of the presidential election is that it is over. A shallow, vacuous campaign that sputtered to a predictable conclusion with(...)

Speaking after the formal count in the election was completed, Joan Freeman praised “courage of the candidates”.

Candidates in the presidential election campaign were “scrutinised, criticised and sometimes brutalised”, according to Senator and presidential hopefu(...)

Presidential candidate Liadh Ni Riada at the results centre for the presidential election in Dublin Castle on Saturday. Photograph:   Collins

The result of the election campaign cannot be easily talked away by Sinn Féin. Six per cent support for Liadh Ní Riada was a failure, no matter which (...)

Presidential candidate Peter Casey arriving at Dublin Castle on Saturday where the final results will be announced. Photograph: Clodagh Kilcoyne/Reuters

If the stronger than expected vote for Peter Casey is a kick against the establishment, the political establishment seems pretty relaxed about it. To(...)

Presidential election candidates at the RTÉ Prime Time Presidential Debate; the final all-candidate TV debate of the campaign on Tuesday October  23rd. From left:  Joan Freeman; Liadh Ní Riada, Michael D Higgins, Sean Gallagher, Peter Casey and Gavin Duffy. Photograph: Julien Behal

Michael D Higgins was re-elected President of Ireland with almost 56 per cent of the vote, enough to win the election on the first coun(...)

President Michael D Higgins makes his victory speech afterhis re-election was announced at Dublin Castle.  Photograph: Niall Carson/PA Wire

The President Michael D Higgins has said that in re-electing him for a second term voters have chosen hope over “any exploitation of division or fear”(...)

President incumbent Michael D Higgins received 77 per cent of the first preference ‘virtual votes’ in an Irish Times Abroad online poll of Irish people living overseas this week. Photograph: Brian Lawless/PA Wire

Three in four Irish people living overseas who took part in an Irish Times Abroad online poll would have voted for Michael D Higgins, had they been ab(...)

Peter Casey’s strength was relatively consistent across all age groups, apart from the youngest demographic. Photograph: Clodagh Kilcoyne/Reuters

President Michael D Higgins won a straight majority of votes – more than 50 per cent – in every age group, in almost every region of the country, amon(...)

Michael D Higgins is set to be easily re-elected President of Ireland when the votes are counted on Saturday, according an Ipsos MRBI exit poll for Th(...)

Siobhan Quill’s dog Buffy waits outside a polling station in Ireland. Photograph: Siobhan Quill/PA

The President could change in the coming days, but the tradition of Irish voters bringing their dogs to the polls seems to be going nowhere. The hash(...)

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