Monday 22 July 2019

Michael D Higgins re-elected as President, as 65pc vote to remove blasphemy from Constitution

The six presidential hopefuls for the Áras 2018 race
The six presidential hopefuls for the Áras 2018 race
Ballot boxes being opened Credit: Mark Condren
Ballot boxes before counting begins at the convention centre for the Presidential Election and Blasphemy Referendum. Pic:Mark Condren
Irish presidential candidate Peter Casey casts his vote at the polling station in Greencastle National School, Co Donegal, as the country goes to the polls to vote in the Irish presidential election. Rebecca Black/PA Wire

Brian O'Reilly and Louise Kelly

Micheal D Higgins has been re-elected as President of Ireland and the countdown to the blasphemy referendum result begins. Follow today's events, news and views as they happen here:

 

Ready for battle: The candidates in the RTÉ radio centre ahead of the first presidential debate on Saturday. Photo: Tony Gavin
Ready for battle: The candidates in the RTÉ radio centre ahead of the first presidential debate on Saturday. Photo: Tony Gavin
Class act: Presidential candidate Seán Gallagher at St Laurence’s Primary School, Co Wicklow, with his wife Trish and their son Bobby (5), and other pupils from Bobby’s class. Photo: Colin Keegan
Presidential candidate Gavin Duffy buys his wife Orlaith a rose (Niall Carson/PA)
Structures need to be put in place: Sinn Féin’s presidential candidate Liadh Ní Riada
Planning ahead: President Michael D Higgins consults a member of his staff at his campaign office in Dublin as he prepares his bid for a further seven years in Aras an Uachtarain. Photo: David Conachy
Gavin Duffy and Joan Freeman at Meath County Council Offices. Photo: Seamus Farrelly
Taoiseach Leo Varadkar canvassing for Michael D Higgins on Grafton Street (Photo: Kyran O'Brien)
Protest: Members of the Travelling community protest against Peter Casey at Carbragh Bridge. Photo: PA
Mr Casey visited a housing development intended for the Traveller community on Thursday (Brian Lawless/PA)
Controversial Presidential campaign Peter Casey has paid a visit to the houses built for Traveller families in Tipperary (Photo: Mark Condren)
Line up: The Presidential candidates with Pat Kenny (centre) for the TV debate on Wednesday. Photo: Brian McEvoy
Sinn Féin’s Presidential candidate Liadh Ní Riada with party leader Mary-Lou McDonald. Picture: Steve Humphreys
The ballot box is taken to Tory Island, off the coast of Co Donegal (Niall Carson/PA)
26/10/2018, Sal Healy with her dog Roxy walks past Drumcondra National School after voting in the presidential election. Pic credit; Damien Eagers / INM
Handout photo taken with permission from the Twitter feed of @Yokeups of her dog Buffy waiting outside a polling station in Ireland, as the country goes to the polls to vote in the Irish presidential election. Siobhan Quill/PA Wire
President Michael D Higgins casts his vote with his wife Sabina for the Presidential Election at St Mary’s Hospital, Phoenix Park this morning. Photo: Tony Gavin 26/10/2018
26/10/2018, Sean Gallagher casts his vote in the presidential election with his wife Trish and son, bobby, 5, at the Charlesland sports and recreation centre in Greystones. Pic credit; Damien Eagers / INM
Gavin Duffy and his wife Orlaith Carmody casting their vote at Whitecross National School in Julianstown, Co Meath. Picture: Mark Condren
President Michael D Higgins leaves the polling station with his wife Sabina after voting in the Presidential Election at St Mary’s Hospital, Phoenix Park this morning. Photo: Tony Gavin 26/10/2018
Taoiseach Leo Varadkar speaks with presidential candidate Peter Casey at Dublin Castle. Picture: Damien Eagers
Michael D Higgins and his wife Sabina arrive at Dublin Castle to attend the count in Ireland's presidential election. Niall Carson/PA Wire
President Michael D Higgins and his wife Sabina outside Aras an Uachtarain yesterday. Photo: David Conachy

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