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#Michael D Higgins

# michael-d-higgins - Yesterday’s News

From TheJournal.ie President Higgins leads Ireland's tributes as Archbishop Oscar Romero becomes a saint Canonised This post contains videos

President Higgins leads Ireland's tributes as Archbishop Oscar Romero becomes a saint

Higgins also visited the tomb of murdered Catholic archbishop while in El Salvador.

From TheJournal.ie Three out of five voters think the President should give up all pensions while in office Cash In The áras

Three out of five voters think the President should give up all pensions while in office

A new poll has gauged people’s opinions on presidential earnings.

# michael-d-higgins - Saturday 13 October, 2018

From TheJournal.ie Casey attacks Higgins on dog grooming (and other standout moments from a feisty debate) The Gloves Are Off

Casey attacks Higgins on dog grooming (and other standout moments from a feisty debate)

All six presidential candidates faced off for the first time.

# michael-d-higgins - Friday 12 October, 2018

From TheJournal.ie 'I want to succeed Michael D, not replace him': Sean Gallagher formally launches presidential campaign Aras18

'I want to succeed Michael D, not replace him': Sean Gallagher formally launches presidential campaign

Gallagher has committed to introduce 20 ‘special initiatives’ in his first 20 weeks in office if he is elected.

From TheJournal.ie Seven in 10 people want Michael D Higgins reelected Aras 2018

Seven in 10 people want Michael D Higgins reelected

A new opinion poll puts the incumbent well out in front.

# michael-d-higgins - Thursday 11 October, 2018

From TheJournal.ie Michael D Higgins gives his first TV interview of the campaign on the Ireland AM couch Aras 2018

Michael D Higgins gives his first TV interview of the campaign on the Ireland AM couch

Higgins was quizzed on the finances of the office of the President.

# michael-d-higgins - Tuesday 9 October, 2018

From TheJournal.ie Today is your final chance to register to vote in the presidential election and blasphemy referendum Quick Quick Quick

# michael-d-higgins - Friday 5 October, 2018

From TheJournal.ie Peter Casey calls Michael D 'uninspiring' as he officially launches his presidential campaign Aras 18

Peter Casey calls Michael D 'uninspiring' as he officially launches his presidential campaign

The former Dragons’ Den star was speaking at the official launch of his presidential campaign today.

# michael-d-higgins - Thursday 4 October, 2018

From TheJournal.ie Michael D Higgins will return €200k balance in Áras account at end of term Aras 18

Michael D Higgins will return €200k balance in Áras account at end of term

Higgins has pointed out that his predecessor Mary McAleese returned the balance when she finished her two terms.

# michael-d-higgins - Tuesday 2 October, 2018

From TheJournal.ie Gavin Duffy: 'I think seven years is long enough for anybody in any job' Race For The Áras This post contains videos

Gavin Duffy: 'I think seven years is long enough for anybody in any job'

The presidential hopeful officially launched his campaign today, defending a background in business.

# michael-d-higgins - Sunday 30 September, 2018

From TheJournal.ie Poll: Do you think Presidential expenses require greater scrutiny? Your Say This post contains a poll

Poll: Do you think Presidential expenses require greater scrutiny?

The Irish Mail on Sunday this morning claims that President Michael D Higgins has declined to answer questions about his advisers’ pay and the €317,000 Presidential allowance.

From TheJournal.ie Millenials for Michael D: Why young people are backing a Higgins presidency Aras Race

Millenials for Michael D: Why young people are backing a Higgins presidency

We talked to students who support his bid for the presidency about why they intend on voting for him.

# michael-d-higgins - Saturday 29 September, 2018

From TheJournal.ie Michael D Higgins reminded us all that he's no stranger to the rough and tumble of politics Analysis

Michael D Higgins reminded us all that he's no stranger to the rough and tumble of politics

The President’s opponents were shown the scale of the challenge they face.

# michael-d-higgins - Friday 28 September, 2018

From TheJournal.ie Seán Gallagher promises to stay in Irish embassies rather than hotels if elected president Race For The Áras

Seán Gallagher promises to stay in Irish embassies rather than hotels if elected president

President Michael D Higgins faced questions at this campaign launch about reports he stayed in a hotel which cost €3,000 per night.

# michael-d-higgins - Thursday 27 September, 2018

From TheJournal.ie The first debate of the 2018 Áras race has taken place: here's what we learned #4outof6

The first debate of the 2018 Áras race has taken place: here's what we learned

The first official debate took place on RTÉ Radio’s News at One this afternoon.

# michael-d-higgins - Wednesday 26 September, 2018

From TheJournal.ie Higgins says he is 'totally open' to transparency in the President's expenses, says he feels fitter than in 2011 Campaign Launch This post contains videos

Higgins says he is 'totally open' to transparency in the President's expenses, says he feels fitter than in 2011

President Higgins’s campaign launch saw him field a number of questions on subjects from his expenses to freedom of information and the Presidency.

From TheJournal.ie 'A cynical political attack': Ministers hit out at questioning over €317,000 President's allowance THE PAC

'A cynical political attack': Ministers hit out at questioning over €317,000 President's allowance

Questions surrounding the payment were raised at the Public Accounts Committee yesterday.

# michael-d-higgins - Tuesday 25 September, 2018

From TheJournal.ie Confusion reigns in PAC over 'bizarre' €317,000 annual allowance to the President Aras 18

Confusion reigns in PAC over 'bizarre' €317,000 annual allowance to the President

The Comptroller and Auditor General said today he had no oversight over the payment.

From TheJournal.ie Explainer: Why examining presidential expenses could be a problem Public Accounts Committee

Explainer: Why examining presidential expenses could be a problem

A number of people have argued that the move by the PAC is unconstitutional.

# michael-d-higgins - Monday 24 September, 2018

From TheJournal.ie Debate Update - It's moving to Thursday, Sean Gallagher is in (sort of), but things are less clear for Michael D Up For Debate

Debate Update - It's moving to Thursday, Sean Gallagher is in (sort of), but things are less clear for Michael D

The incumbent has officially announced his candidacy this afternoon.

From TheJournal.ie Michael D Higgins has officially thrown his hat in the ring for the upcoming election Papers Please

Michael D Higgins has officially thrown his hat in the ring for the upcoming election

The President is now officially a candidate for re-election.

From TheJournal.ie Last remaining councils to meet to nominate their presidential candidate Race For The Áras

Last remaining councils to meet to nominate their presidential candidate

Other than Michael D Higgins, there are five people on the ballot paper so far.

# michael-d-higgins - Saturday 22 September, 2018

From TheJournal.ie Security at Áras under review after woman 'walks unchallenged into President's office' Housing Protester

Security at Áras under review after woman 'walks unchallenged into President's office'

Gardaí are conducting two reviews following the incident.

# michael-d-higgins - Friday 21 September, 2018

From TheJournal.ie Poll: Should there be an Áras costs inquiry before the presidential election? Aras 2018 This post contains a poll

Poll: Should there be an Áras costs inquiry before the presidential election?

The total breakdown of Áras costs isn’t publicly available; but some have said that the timing of an inquiry is “politically motivated”.

# michael-d-higgins - Thursday 20 September, 2018

From TheJournal.ie Broadcasters warned about use of social media in presidential election coverage Tweetgate

Broadcasters warned about use of social media in presidential election coverage

‘Tweetgate’ somewhat overshadowed the presidential election in 2011.

From TheJournal.ie Spending by the Office of the President to be scrutinised next week Money Money Money

Spending by the Office of the President to be scrutinised next week

The Secretary General of the Department of An Taoiseach has warned the committee it could be in breach of the Constitution.

# michael-d-higgins - Tuesday 18 September, 2018

From TheJournal.ie No mudslinging at the Ploughing - but Sean Gallagher was waiting in the wings for Michael D Aras 18

No mudslinging at the Ploughing - but Sean Gallagher was waiting in the wings for Michael D

The 2018 candidates availed of every opportunity to press the flesh today.

From TheJournal.ie 'That has to be settled': Michael D Higgins refuses to say whether he'll partake in presidential debates Aras18

'That has to be settled': Michael D Higgins refuses to say whether he'll partake in presidential debates

The incumbent president announced earlier this summer that he would seek a second term in office.

# michael-d-higgins - Monday 17 September, 2018

From TheJournal.ie Kevin Sharkey pulls out of presidential race citing 'corruption', gives backing to Gemma O'Doherty Kevin Sharkey Is Out

Kevin Sharkey pulls out of presidential race citing 'corruption', gives backing to Gemma O'Doherty

Sharkey is the first person to pull out of the race.

# michael-d-higgins - Sunday 16 September, 2018

From TheJournal.ie New poll suggests President Higgins is on course for a landslide re-election State Of The Race

New poll suggests President Higgins is on course for a landslide re-election

The rivals for the office have a lot of ground to make up.

# michael-d-higgins - Thursday 13 September, 2018

From TheJournal.ie 'An insult to the office of President': Dublin councillors not at all happy with standard of today's presentations Park It

'An insult to the office of President': Dublin councillors not at all happy with standard of today's presentations

The council voted not to back any of the hopefuls who addressed them today.

# michael-d-higgins - Monday 10 September, 2018

From TheJournal.ie Number of councils to vote on who they endorse for the presidential election Endorsements

Number of councils to vote on who they endorse for the presidential election

Presidential hopefuls must secure the support of four local authorities, or 20 TDs and senators to stand in the election.

# michael-d-higgins - Friday 7 September, 2018

From TheJournal.ie Supreme Court decides not to hear challenge to 8th referendum vote, paving way for abortion legislation 8th Referendum

Supreme Court decides not to hear challenge to 8th referendum vote, paving way for abortion legislation

The challenge was taken by a woman who complained about irregularities in voter numbers during the vote.

From TheJournal.ie Higgins says UN members are fuelling current and future wars Arms Race

Higgins says UN members are fuelling current and future wars

He said institutions like the United Nations are “imperfect” but needed.

# michael-d-higgins - Monday 3 September, 2018

From TheJournal.ie Peacekeeping and disabilites on the agenda as Sean Gallagher to formally begin presidential campaign Aras18

Peacekeeping and disabilites on the agenda as Sean Gallagher to formally begin presidential campaign

The businessman announced last week that he would contest the presidential race again following weeks of speculation.

# michael-d-higgins - Saturday 1 September, 2018

From The42 '100%, I have full belief that we will qualify for this next tournament coming up' Confidence

'100%, I have full belief that we will qualify for this next tournament coming up'

Despite the failure to qualify for the World Cup, there was a feel-good factor about Ireland’s 4-0 win in Tallaght last night.

# michael-d-higgins - Wednesday 29 August, 2018

From TheJournal.ie Calls to move Presidential Inauguration date as it will clash with Armistice Day memorial Centenary

Calls to move Presidential Inauguration date as it will clash with Armistice Day memorial

Labour and Sinn Féin said the date should be changed.

From TheJournal.ie Sean Gallagher confirms he WILL seek a nomination to run for president Race Is On This post contains videos

Sean Gallagher confirms he WILL seek a nomination to run for president

After weeks of speculation, the former candidate has formally declared he will seek to run again.

# michael-d-higgins - Tuesday 28 August, 2018

From TheJournal.ie Presidential election to be held on Friday 26 October D Day

Presidential election to be held on Friday 26 October

Housing Minister Eoghan Murphy confirmed the news this morning.

# michael-d-higgins - Monday 30 July, 2018

From TheJournal.ie Poll: Do you think gambling ads should be banned from sports? What Do You Think This post contains a poll

Poll: Do you think gambling ads should be banned from sports?

There’s a sharper focus on sports adverts and the detrimental effect they could have on young people.

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