News

Fifth Candidate Confirmed For Presidential Election 2018


Share this article


The race for the Aras is heating up with Sinn Féin confirming that MEP Liadh Ní Ríada is to contest next month's presidential election.

She has said at the party's Ard Comhairle that it's an honour and a priviledge to go forward for the election on October 26th.

She is the fifth candidate to be confirmed, and it looks like being an uphill battle.

The latest opinion poll out today indicates that President Michael D Higgins is heading for a landslide re-election.

It puts him as the clear front runner on 67% while Seán Gallagher is in second on 15%.

Deputy Ní Riada was chosen by 7% of respondents, while Senator Joan Freeman comes fifth in the poll with 3% support.


Share this article


Read more about

News

You might like

Live: Title

Description

Added to queue
Removed from queue

On Air

Share

Share

Next up on queue

Title
Description
Duration

There are currently no podcasts in the queue

Go to podcasts

On Air

The Big Ride Home with Dara Qu...

The Big Ride Home with Dara Quilty

16:00-19:00

Share

Up next

The Fix with Brian Maher

The Fix with Brian Maher

19:00-22:00

Share

The Sound of the City at Night...

The Sound of the City at Night with Ciaran O'Connor

22:00-00:00

Share

The Sound of the City at Night

The Sound of the City at Night

00:00-06:00

Share

98FM'S Big Breakfast with Coop...

98FM'S Big Breakfast with Cooper & Luke

06:00-10:00

Share

Dublin Talks with Adrian & Jer...

Dublin Talks with Adrian & Jeremy

10:00-12:00

Share

The Sound of the City with Bar...

The Sound of the City with Barry Dunne

12:00-16:00

Share

The Big Ride Home with Dara Qu...

The Big Ride Home with Dara Quilty

16:00-19:00

Share

00:00:00 / 00:00:00

Share on