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Nephew of President Michael D Higgins running in local elections
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Nephew of President Michael D Higgins running in local elections

May 4th 2014, 7:23 PM 14,602 Views 30 Comments

Donal Higgins, a father of two, is running under the Labour banner.

President's most senior aide to leave Áras an Uachtaráin
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President's most senior aide to leave Áras an Uachtaráin

Apr 21st 2014, 7:55 PM 32,323 Views 21 Comments

Adrian O’Neill is taking up a role at the Department of Foreign Affairs.

Even Michael D Higgins has to queue for the ATM
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Even Michael D Higgins has to queue for the ATM

Mar 26th 2014, 7:52 AM 27,505 Views 53 Comments

Twitter reported sightings of the President in a Dublin ATM queue yesterday.

And President Higgins's new adviser is...
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And President Higgins's new adviser is...

Jan 20th 2014, 10:02 AM 16,564 Views 43 Comments

Drumroll, please.

Higgins: It is important that austerity does not erode the rights of citizens
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Higgins: It is important that austerity does not erode the rights of citizens

Sep 17th 2013, 1:55 PM 5,522 Views 82 Comments

Speaking at a reception for the new European Ombudsman Emily O’Reilly, he said the connection between economy, society and government is profoundly important.

Some welcome President passing abortion bill, others not so much
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Some welcome President passing abortion bill, others not so much

Jul 30th 2013, 5:59 PM 8,845 Views 198 Comments

Tánaiste Eamon Gilmore described it as a “key milestone”, while the Pro Life Campaign said it was a “very sad day”.

In pics: President Michael D Higgins concludes meeting with the Council of State
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In pics: President Michael D Higgins concludes meeting with the Council of State

Jul 29th 2013, 7:00 PM 12,430 Views 89 Comments

The President has not yet made an announcement on whether he’ll sign the the Protection of Life During Pregnancy Bill into law or refer it to the Supreme Court.

So what happened when the Council of State was convened in the past?
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So what happened when the Council of State was convened in the past?

Jul 29th 2013, 7:15 AM 7,323 Views 15 Comments

Today will be the 27th time the Council of State has been convened to discuss legislation – but it’s not the first time abortion laws have been discussed.

Explainer: What is the Council of State and why is it discussing the abortion bill?
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Explainer: What is the Council of State and why is it discussing the abortion bill?

Jul 27th 2013, 8:45 AM 9,574 Views 47 Comments

The Council of State is a little-used and largely unknown body but it takes centre stage as it discusses the abortion bill next week. TheJournal.ie explains what it’s all about…

President Higgins to convene Council of State over abortion bill
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President Higgins to convene Council of State over abortion bill

Jul 24th 2013, 9:05 PM 13,845 Views 242 Comments

Áras an Uachtaráin has said that a meeting will be held next Monday where members of the Council and the President will consider the Protection of Life During Pregnancy Bill 2013.

President to receive abortion bill today
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President to receive abortion bill today

Jul 24th 2013, 8:04 AM 3,170 Views 21 Comments

The legislation is to be delivered to the Phoenix Park, after being passed by the Seanad yesterday.

Michael D Higgins hires new speech writer...she sounds smart
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Michael D Higgins hires new speech writer...she sounds smart

Jul 18th 2013, 4:29 PM 10,499 Views 45 Comments

Aziliz Gouez’s CV includes two masters degrees, research experience in Cambridge and a book about wine.

Magdalene survivors to meet with President at Áras today
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Magdalene survivors to meet with President at Áras today

Jul 3rd 2013, 6:45 AM 2,260 Views 3 Comments

The women said it will be a day for them to enjoy but that their work is “just getting started”.

President Higgins: Anglo Tapes “are not the voices of the people of Ireland”
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President Higgins: Anglo Tapes “are not the voices of the people of Ireland”

Jul 1st 2013, 8:40 PM 8,671 Views 90 Comments

Michael D reassures Irish people they will be recognised internationally for their spirit and hard work.

President, Taoiseach and Tánaiste extend sympathies to Boston
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President, Taoiseach and Tánaiste extend sympathies to Boston

Apr 16th 2013, 12:35 AM 6,678 Views 28 Comments

President Michael D Higgins has issued a brief statement offering thoughts to the people of Boston after today’s explosions at the city’s marathon.

President Higgins: Thatcher's legacy will be debated for many years
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President Higgins: Thatcher's legacy will be debated for many years

Apr 8th 2013, 4:18 PM 8,387 Views 57 Comments

The President said he was “sorry to learn of the death of Lady Thatcher” and extended his condolences to her family.

President’s St Patrick’s Day message: ‘It’s time to reflect on our shared past’
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President’s St Patrick’s Day message: ‘It’s time to reflect on our shared past’

Mar 14th 2013, 7:10 AM 3,458 Views 22 Comments

Michael D Higgins says it is a time to reflect on our shared past, celebrate Ireland’s unique culture and heritage, and show our gratitude to all those who have been of assistance to Irish people at home and abroad.

Fear of reporting sexual assaults is 'shameful indictment', says Higgins
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Fear of reporting sexual assaults is 'shameful indictment', says Higgins

Mar 8th 2013, 6:47 PM 4,935 Views 33 Comments

On International Women’s Day, the President tells an audience at Áras an Úachtaráin that Ireland must support assault victims more.

PHOTOS: President and pals prepare for Patrick's Day broadcast
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PHOTOS: President and pals prepare for Patrick's Day broadcast

Mar 6th 2013, 5:23 PM 7,652 Views 35 Comments

The Script, Bono, Christy Moore and Seamus Heaney will be among the artists performing on ‘Glaoch’ on March 17.

In pictures: Bill Gates meets Irish leaders
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In pictures: Bill Gates meets Irish leaders

Jan 23rd 2013, 12:48 PM 8,041 Views 33 Comments

The billionaire Microsoft founder was visiting to discuss development aid priorities for Ireland’s EU Presidency.

Tender for redevelopment of President's website seven months after revamp
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Tender for redevelopment of President's website seven months after revamp

Dec 21st 2012, 7:30 AM 7,066 Views 30 Comments

A tender note – which misspelled the President’s name – was put on the government’s e-tenders website yesterday as President.ie looks set for a complete overhaul next year.

Read Me: President Higgins' message for Christmas and New Year
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Read Me: President Higgins' message for Christmas and New Year

Dec 16th 2012, 12:00 PM 116 Views 67 Comments

The President of Ireland offers his best wishes to the people of Ireland and the Irish family, “wherever they may be”.

Interview: 'There is a great anger in the country' - President Higgins
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Interview: 'There is a great anger in the country' - President Higgins

Nov 17th 2012, 8:20 AM 12,392 Views 46 Comments

In an interview with TheJournal.ie, President Michael D Higgins has spoken of his initiative to help Ireland’s youth shape the country’s future and his first year in office. Listen to the full interview here…

Youths tell President about being 'Young and Irish' in 2012
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Youths tell President about being 'Young and Irish' in 2012

Nov 17th 2012, 7:30 AM 3,512 Views 6 Comments

Michael D Higgins will hold his first Presidency Seminar today, where the Being Young and Irish 2012 report will be discussed.

In pics: Marking the 350th anniversary of Phoenix Park
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In pics: Marking the 350th anniversary of Phoenix Park

Oct 29th 2012, 8:30 AM 11,186 Views 15 Comments

The pen and ink drawings by the Irish artist Sheelagh Duff are part of a free exhibition in the Phoenix Park until the end of November.

Bill Clinton for the Áras?
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Bill Clinton for the Áras?

Sep 27th 2012, 10:35 AM 7,537 Views 25 Comments

Former US president says that he could in theory run for president in Ireland and also France.

In pictures: Team Ireland meets President Higgins at the Áras
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In pictures: Team Ireland meets President Higgins at the Áras

Sep 21st 2012, 8:15 PM 10,526 Views 17 Comments

When Michael D met Katie T…

President Higgins to travel to Latin America in October
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President Higgins to travel to Latin America in October

Sep 4th 2012, 9:30 PM 5,524 Views 92 Comments

The President is expected to make an official visit to Chile, Brazil and Argentina next month.

President to meet with former Vita Cortex workers
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President to meet with former Vita Cortex workers

Jul 17th 2012, 7:30 AM 1,724 Views 7 Comments

The former workers, who staged a 161 day sit-in at the Vita Cortex plant, are to meet the President at Áras an Uachtaráin today.

Michael D Higgins to host Vita Cortex workers in the Áras
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Michael D Higgins to host Vita Cortex workers in the Áras

Jul 13th 2012, 7:30 PM 4,289 Views 24 Comments

The President is also set to meet with the mayor of Poznan next week.

VIDEO: Drone 'spies' on Mountjoy, and the Facebook and Google offices
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VIDEO: Drone 'spies' on Mountjoy, and the Facebook and Google offices

Jun 21st 2012, 5:12 PM 17,918 Views 67 Comments

Helicopter drones were launched around Dublin city to capture images of inaccessible places…

In pictures: President Higgins launches 'Being Young and Irish'
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In pictures: President Higgins launches 'Being Young and Irish'

May 25th 2012, 5:40 PM 4,153 Views 16 Comments

The seminar is the first in a new presidential series.

Here's how many people the government thinks will turn 100 this year
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Here's how many people the government thinks will turn 100 this year

Apr 19th 2012, 3:54 PM 11,150 Views 21 Comments

Enda Kenny has revealed Budget estimates for the Centenarian’s Bounty – revealing how many people will receive it.

Autism Awareness Day celebrated around Ireland
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Autism Awareness Day celebrated around Ireland

Apr 2nd 2012, 7:03 PM 3,376 Views 5 Comments

Autism Awareness Day was celebrated around the country today, with one Irish artist with autism getting to meet the President of Ireland to mark his work being used on a UN stamp.

Mr President I presume? Three new ambassadors present credentials at the Áras
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Mr President I presume? Three new ambassadors present credentials at the Áras

Mar 14th 2012, 3:32 PM 3,559 Views 8 Comments

These three new ambassadors gave their letters of credence to President Michael D Higgins today – but what countries are they from?

Michael D to arrive in London on first official trip abroad
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Michael D to arrive in London on first official trip abroad

Feb 21st 2012, 8:23 AM 1,371 Views 11 Comments

The president is due to visit the Olympic site in east London and meet with Irish emigrants.

The Daily Fix: Monday
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The Daily Fix: Monday

Feb 20th 2012, 7:45 PM 5,691 Views 1 Comment

Your evening round-up of the day’s biggest news stories…

In pics: Michael D Higgins meets Xi Jinping at the Áras
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In pics: Michael D Higgins meets Xi Jinping at the Áras

Feb 20th 2012, 4:11 PM 4,447 Views 22 Comments

The president hosted the Chinese vice president at Áras an Uachtaráin – and here’s what happened in photos.

Higgins criticises 'obsequious' welcome of Chinese vice-president
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Higgins criticises 'obsequious' welcome of Chinese vice-president

Feb 20th 2012, 7:00 AM 5,995 Views 46 Comments

The Socialist Party TD has slammed the media and political establishment’s welcoming of the man likely to be the next president of China.