Tag Archives: Presidency 2018


This evening.

Dublin Castle, Dublin 2

Taoiseach Leo Varadkar meets Presidential candidate Peter Casey, whom he had urged voters to reject,  at the Presidential count centre.

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This afternoon.

Dublin Castle, Dublin 2

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This afternoon.

Dublin Castle

From top: Liadh Ní Riada , Seán Gallagher with wife Trish, Joan Freeman and Gavin Duffy and wife Orlaith Carmody.

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This morning.

National Convention Convention Centre, Dublin

Candidate Peter Casey (and wife Helen Casey, top right) arrives at the Presidential count centre as exit polls suggest he has received at least 21 per cent of First Preference votes.

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This morning.

Sinn Féin President Mary Lou McDonald at the National Convention Centre discuses the likelihood of her party losing its deposit.

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This morning.

Citywest Convention Centre, Saggart, Dublin.

Tellers collecting and counting ballot papers and votes in the Presidential election and the Blasphemy Law referendum.

More as they count them.

Last night: How You Voted

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Tonight (10pm)

The results of an RTÉ Red C/Late Late Show exit poll showing President Higgins at 58 per cent and  Peter Casey at 21 per cent of first preference votes leading Sinn Féin’s Liadh Ní Riada at seven per cent.

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10.10pm:

Irish Times exit poll.

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Anyone?

Anyone?

ANYONE?

Low turnout reported so far in Presidential Election and blasphemy referendum (RTÉ)

Earlier: Running Low

Presidential hopeful Peter Casey

At a special meeting last month, Fine Gael councillor Michael Sheahan seconded Mr Casey’s nomination after being proposed by Fianna Fail’s member in Newcastle West Michael Collins.

Asked if he would have seconded him had he known Mr Casey’s views on Irish Travellers, Cllr Sheahan said: “No, simple as that”.

…Solidarity councillor Cian Prendiville, who did not nominate a candidate and abstained in the vote, said:

“I think all those councillors, particularly those in Fine Gael and Fianna Fáil need to come out and nail their colours to the mast and say this is not acceptable. What he is trying to do is whip up hatred, fear and prejudice.”

Calls for Limerick councillors to explain Peter Casey nomination after ‘racist’ comments (Nick Rabbitte, Limerick Leader)

Earlier: A Limerick A Day

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This morning/afternoon.

Presidential hopeful Joan Freeman with her husband Pat, at his Post Office (Freeman’s Grocery & Bluebell Post Office), in Inchicore, Dublin 8.

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This afternoon.

Presidential hopeful and former ‘Pirate Jock’ Gavin Duffy with his wife Orlaith Carmody as they visit the Irish Pirate Radio Exhibition in DCU [Dublin City University] Library.

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Earlier: ‘There’s Not Racist Bone In My Body’




From top: Michael D Higgins and Sabina Higgins; Managing Director of Virgin Media Television Pat Kiely, MEP Liadh Ni Riada and Director of Programming at Virgin Media Television Bill Malone; Senator Freeman with Mr Malone and Mr Kiely; Sean Gallagher and Trish Gallagher; from left: Peter Casey, Sean Gallagher, MEP Liadh Ni Riada, Pat Kenny, Michael D Higgins, Senator Joan Freeman and Gavin Duffy.

Last night.

Virgin media.

Presidential candidates arrived at Virgin Media Television Studios in Dublin for Virgin Media Television’s Presidential Debate with Pat Kenny.

Casey’s Traveller comments dominate six-way presidential debate (RTÉ)

Pictures: Brian McEvoy

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