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This afternoon.

Áras An Uachtaráin published ‘The Presidency in Review, 2011-2018’ outlining the work and expenditure of the office over the past seven years.

It includes a breakdown of how President Michael D Higgins’ office spent the presidential allowance of €317,000 per year.

Read in full here

Previously: The President’s €317,000 Top-Up ‘Allowance’

Ah here.

This evening.

Ian Surgeon writes:

My telly got the programme info wrong, but it also got it right!!

Meanwhile….

Tonight.

Dublin Castle, Dublin 2

Get a room Five Star suite, you two

Earlier: Casey Like A Fox

Miggeldy’s latest promo video.

He fixed the road saved the world.

FIGHT!

Previously: ‘I’m Not Entitled To Have An Opinion As President’

Meanwhile…

Gulp.

Last night.

On the Virgin Media One presidential debate hosted by Pat Kenny…

Mr Kenny asked all of the candidates who was in favour of water charges – asking those in favour of them to put their hands up.

Former Dragons’ Den stars Peter Casey, Seán Gallagher and Gavin Duffy all indicated they were in favour of water charges, while Sinn Féin MEP Liadh Ní Riada said she wasn’t.

Mr Kenny then turned to incumbent Michael D Higgins and they had this exchange:

Kenny: “And Michael D? As a socialist?”

Higgins: “I was an incumbent President that had to look at the legislation in front of me, in terms of its constitutionality.”

Kenny: “No, but the point is, you, personally, as a socialist, are you in favour of water charges?

Higgins:I’m not entitled to have an opinion as president…”

Kenny: “You’re entitled, as a campaigner, to have an opinion.”

Higgins: “…in relation to a matter that is  coming before me that will require, for example, me to say ‘Yes’ or ‘No’ to its constitutionality.”

Mr Kenny then attempted to move on and ask another question but Senator Joan Freeman reminded him that he didn’t ask her for her opinion on water charges.

She said she wasn’t in favour but she did pay her water charges bill.

Watch back in full here

Earlier: How Was It For You?

This morning.

Temple Bar, Dublin 2.

A mural funded by independent Dublin City Councillor Mannix Flynn promoting Michael D Higgins’ presidential re-election campaign which promises seven more years of ‘Articulating the Nation’.

The excitement is palpable.

Earlier: How Was It For You?

Rollingnews

In Cork.

This afternoon.

President Michael D Higgins responds to journalists asking him about the homeless crisis.

Earlier: Ship Happens

Thanks John





Yesterday evening.

South Dublin city centre.

President Michael D Higgins and Sabina Higgins meet the public during an impromptu canvassing session for Presidency 2018 outside the Gaiety Theatre and  Grafton Street.

Rollingnews

This afternoon.

Kildare Street, Dublin 2

Leader of Labour Party Brendan Howlin (centre)speaking to the media at the launch of the Labour Campiagn Posters for Michael D Higgins to continue as President of ireland

Mr Howlin said:

“We have negotiated with the Michael D Higgins campaign and we have been allocated a spend of €70,000 from the overall spend.

We spent around €60,000 on the last referendum campaign and that is the sort of spend we expect to put in to the re-election of Michael D Higgins.

In terms of the number of posters, we have an initial run of 4,000. I think there will be a demand for an awful lot more.

Our organisations right across the country are looking to campaign to re-elect the president and an awful lot of people outside the Labour party family want to join us in that work.”

Labour to spend more on Michael D campaign than on abortion referendum (Independent.ie)

Sam Boal/RollingNews