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From TheJournal.ie ‘These are troubling and testing times’ – A Christmas message from President Higgins Christmas

‘These are troubling and testing times’ – A Christmas message from President Higgins

Marking his first Christmas in Áras an Uachtaráin, President Michael D Higgins has this message for the Irish people…

From TheJournal.ie Michael D admits he's (a bit) homesick in the Áras Homesick

Michael D admits he's (a bit) homesick in the Áras

In an interview with Vincent Browne, the President said that he found it tough to leave his native Galway.

From TheJournal.ie President Michael D Higgins to have knee surgery next week President

President Michael D Higgins to have knee surgery next week

Higgins has previously said that he broke his kneecap while on a humanitarian mission in Colombia.

From TheJournal.ie President Higgins to have a quiet first day Day One

President Higgins to have a quiet first day

The ninth President of Ireland has no official public engagements until tomorrow.

From TheJournal.ie In pictures: Presenting… President Michael D Higgins Inauguration This post contains images

In pictures: Presenting… President Michael D Higgins

The ninth President of Ireland in his finest ceremonial hour…

From TheJournal.ie In full: The inaugural address of President Michael D Higgins Inauguration

In full: The inaugural address of President Michael D Higgins

The full text of the address given by Michael D Higgins, the ninth President of Ireland, at Dublin Castle this afternoon.

From TheJournal.ie The Presidential inauguration: as it happened Inauguration

The Presidential inauguration: as it happened

Join us as we liveblog the inauguration ceremony for Michael D Higgins, the soon-to-be ninth president of Ireland

From TheJournal.ie GALLERY: Inauguration of Ireland's first poet-President... in 1938 Inauguration This post contains images

GALLERY: Inauguration of Ireland's first poet-President... in 1938

Michael D isn’t the only poet to grace the Áras – Ireland’s very first President Douglas Hyde was a poet and defender of Irish cultural heritage. Here’s how his big day went in June 1938.

From TheJournal.ie The 9 at 9: Friday 9 At 9

The 9 at 9: Friday

Nine things to know this morning…

From TheJournal.ie Gun salutes, honour guards and fly pasts: today's inauguration ceremony has it all Inauguration

Gun salutes, honour guards and fly pasts: today's inauguration ceremony has it all

Plus, a “colour party”, finger food and that new inauguration chair – we have all the details of today’s inauguration ceremony here.

From TheJournal.ie In pictures: the 14 years of President Mary McAleese Bye Bye This post contains images

In pictures: the 14 years of President Mary McAleese

As it is the last day of President Mary McAleese’s time in office, we have taken a look back at the highlights of her two-term presidency.

From TheJournal.ie Poll: How would you rate Mary McAleese's presidency? Aras11 This post contains a poll

Poll: How would you rate Mary McAleese's presidency?

The current President of Ireland’s 14-year tenure is drawing to a close – how do you think she has managed the role over that time?

From TheJournal.ie UK deputy prime minister to visit Michael D in the Áras Clegg Visit

UK deputy prime minister to visit Michael D in the Áras

Nick Clegg will be among the first international dignitaries to visit Michael D Higgins when he takes office.

From TheJournal.ie In pictures: What are Bertie and Brian doing in the Áras? Bertie N Brian This post contains images

In pictures: What are Bertie and Brian doing in the Áras?

The boys/former taoisigh are back in town for a ‘thank you’ reception by President McAleese for her Council of State.

From TheJournal.ie In pictures: Michael D's sneak preview of his new home Aras This post contains images

In pictures: Michael D's sneak preview of his new home

President Mary McAleese gives the President-elect the grand tour…

From TheJournal.ie In pictures: candidates and electorate cast their vote Race For The Áras This post contains images

In pictures: candidates and electorate cast their vote

The candidates, their families and plenty of others across the country are voting today.

From TheJournal.ie Poll: Who do you want to be the next President of Ireland? Your Say This post contains a poll

Poll: Who do you want to be the next President of Ireland?

For the very last time, we want to know who you intend to vote for this Thursday.

From TheJournal.ie Behind every successful president... meet the spouses vying for the Áras Race For The Áras This post contains images

Behind every successful president... meet the spouses vying for the Áras

All the candidates aside from David Norris will bring a spouse into the Áras with them if elected.

From TheJournal.ie Higgins says age comparisons with Gallagher are 'insulting' Race For The Áras

Higgins says age comparisons with Gallagher are 'insulting'

The presidential candidates are now topping the polls, and Higgins says that suggestions that he’s too old are ‘crude’.

From TheJournal.ie McGuinness cannot 'remember' wording of IRA oath Race For The Áras

McGuinness cannot 'remember' wording of IRA oath

Speaking to Newstalk today, the presidential candidate said he had forgotten the wording of his oath to the IRA, but insisted that his positivity would offer “hope” to the Irish people.

From TheJournal.ie Norris says he will not have a spouse in the Áras if elected Race For The Áras

Norris says he will not have a spouse in the Áras if elected

The independent candidate for president said he was not currently in a relationship with anyone.

From TheJournal.ie As it happened: The presidential candidates on Prime Time Race For The Áras

As it happened: The presidential candidates on Prime Time

TheJournal.ie brought live minute-by-minute coverage from the presidential candidates’ appearance on RTÉ One’s Prime Time tonight. Here’s what they said.

From TheJournal.ie Campaign steps up push for David Norris to re-enter presidential race Norris

Campaign steps up push for David Norris to re-enter presidential race

Off the back of one poll which put him third in the race he’s already pulled out of, David Norris tweeted his thanks for the continued support over the weekend.

From The42 Snapshot: Ireland's World Cup squad head to Áras an Uachtaráin RWC2011 This post contains images

Snapshot: Ireland's World Cup squad head to Áras an Uachtaráin

Look at what Jamie Heaslip bought as a present for his team-mates.

From TheJournal.ie Column: It’s time to move past David Norris and focus on the real issues Race For The Áras

Column: It’s time to move past David Norris and focus on the real issues

Writing for TheJournal.ie, independent candidate Mary Davis argues that the presidential campaign has been dominated by personality – but Ireland needs more than that.

From TheJournal.ie Gaybo for the Áras? Byrne won't rule out presidential run Gaybo This post contains a poll

Gaybo for the Áras? Byrne won't rule out presidential run

Already the former Late Late show presenter has topped one poll but would you vote for him?

From TheJournal.ie Two more senators will nominate Norris... but they won't vote for him Norris

Two more senators will nominate Norris... but they won't vote for him

Fiach Mac Conghail and Katherine Zappone say they will vote for someone else to be president instead.

From TheJournal.ie Poll: Who would get your vote to be the next President of Ireland? Your Say This post contains a poll

Poll: Who would get your vote to be the next President of Ireland?

There are now five candidates looking to become the next president of Ireland. But which one gets your vote?

From TheJournal.ie Gallagher gathers Áras support from councils as Roscommon comes on board Race For The Áras

Gallagher gathers Áras support from councils as Roscommon comes on board

Sean Gallagher believes he has the backing of Roscommon, Clare and Donegal councils ahead of the autumn presidential election is secure.

Mickey Harte for the Áras? Race For The Áras This post contains a poll

Mickey Harte for the Áras?

Meanwhile, columnist Amanda Brunker claims she has been approached about running for president by a member of the government.

From TheJournal.ie Poll: Should the presidency be scrapped? Your Say This post contains a poll

Poll: Should the presidency be scrapped?

What do you think? Should we call time on the office of the Irish president?

From TheJournal.ie Taoiseach to meet with president of European Council Van Rompuy

Taoiseach to meet with president of European Council

Discussions are expected to focus on the agenda for next week’s June European Council summit.

From TheJournal.ie Fine Gael accepts Pat Cox's application to join the party Race For The Áras

Fine Gael accepts Pat Cox's application to join the party

Cox is now expected to seek the FG nomination in the race for the Áras. He’s a former MEP and European Parliament president.

From TheJournal.ie Poll: Who would get your vote for President of Ireland now? Poll This post contains a poll

Poll: Who would get your vote for President of Ireland now?

It’s still early days, and the field has changed again. So in the second of our polls on the presidency, we’re wondering how you’d vote now.

From TheJournal.ie Poll: Who would get your vote as next President of Ireland? Your Say This post contains a poll

Poll: Who would get your vote as next President of Ireland?

Up to ten names have now been mentioned in connection with the presidency. We want to know which of these ten – some who’ve already declared an interest and a few who’ve shown none at all – would be mostly likely to get your vote at this stage.

From TheJournal.ie #PotusIE: What Twitter is making of Obama’s visit Obama This post contains images

#PotusIE: What Twitter is making of Obama’s visit

Our selection of today’s top tweets on Barack and Michelle Obama’s historic visit.

From TheJournal.ie Obama’s Irish visit: A timeline Obama

Obama’s Irish visit: A timeline

The impromptu hurley jokes; the emotional speeches; the bad hair day. We’ve got it all in our minute-by-minute timeline of this historic day.

From TheJournal.ie Obama says the "sun's coming out" as he meets with President McAleese at the Áras Obama

Obama says the "sun's coming out" as he meets with President McAleese at the Áras

Barack Obama and the First Lady Michelle have now departed Áras an Uachtaráin after meeting with president Mary McAleese and her husband this morning.

From TheJournal.ie Pat Cox declares interest in running for the presidency Race For The Áras

Pat Cox declares interest in running for the presidency

The former president of the European parliament is exploring all options as he considers running for Áras an Uactaráin.

From TheJournal.ie No room for Croker in Obama's flying visit Obama Visit

No room for Croker in Obama's flying visit

Reports of the itinerary for President Obama’s visit show limited travel plans with little more than 24 hours in Ireland.