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Michael D: “Skewed values” partly to blame for economic collapse
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Michael D: “Skewed values” partly to blame for economic collapse

Feb 3rd 2012, 6:00 PM 4,371 Views 71 Comments

The President said that “radical individualism” and light-touch regulation led to markets being seen as infallible.

UK deputy prime minister to visit Áras an Uachtaráin
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UK deputy prime minister to visit Áras an Uachtaráin

Jan 12th 2012, 9:54 AM 1,102 Views 3 Comments

Nick Clegg will meet with President Michael D Higgins during a visit to Dublin tomorrow.

More of us reaching 100th birthday than ever before
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More of us reaching 100th birthday than ever before

Jan 6th 2012, 11:45 AM 1,733 Views 12 Comments

A record 368 people turned 100 last year – meaning the State gave out almost €1million in bounty payments.

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

Dec 21st 2011, 11:55 AM 25 Views 52 Comments

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

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

Dec 20th 2011, 5:32 PM 5,331 Views 52 Comments

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

President Michael D Higgins to have knee surgery next week
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President Michael D Higgins to have knee surgery next week

Dec 10th 2011, 6:33 PM 5,708 Views 55 Comments

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

President Higgins to have a quiet first day
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President Higgins to have a quiet first day

Nov 12th 2011, 10:11 AM 813 Views 33 Comments

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

In pictures: Presenting… President Michael D Higgins
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In pictures: Presenting… President Michael D Higgins

Nov 11th 2011, 9:03 PM 4,710 Views 21 Comments

The ninth President of Ireland in his finest ceremonial hour…

In full: The inaugural address of President Michael D Higgins
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In full: The inaugural address of President Michael D Higgins

Nov 11th 2011, 1:03 PM 2,134 Views 23 Comments

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

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

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

Nov 11th 2011, 9:00 AM 3,632 Views 4 Comments

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.

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

Nov 11th 2011, 7:40 AM 1,667 Views 15 Comments

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

In pictures: the 14 years of President Mary McAleese
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In pictures: the 14 years of President Mary McAleese

Nov 10th 2011, 7:00 PM 4,729 Views 12 Comments

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.

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

Nov 10th 2011, 1:50 PM 3,934 Views 60 Comments

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?

UK deputy prime minister to visit Michael D in the Áras
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UK deputy prime minister to visit Michael D in the Áras

Nov 8th 2011, 12:17 PM 1,201 Views 8 Comments

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

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

Nov 4th 2011, 5:44 PM 2,188 Views 56 Comments

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

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

Nov 3rd 2011, 5:45 PM 1,474 Views 13 Comments

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

In pictures: candidates and electorate cast their vote
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In pictures: candidates and electorate cast their vote

Oct 27th 2011, 2:04 PM 1,907 Views 17 Comments

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

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

Oct 26th 2011, 8:45 AM 21,178 Views 316 Comments

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

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

Oct 22nd 2011, 10:17 AM 5,079 Views 26 Comments

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

Higgins says age comparisons with Gallagher are 'insulting'
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Higgins says age comparisons with Gallagher are 'insulting'

Oct 16th 2011, 2:10 PM 1,252 Views 25 Comments

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

McGuinness cannot 'remember' wording of IRA oath
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McGuinness cannot 'remember' wording of IRA oath

Oct 11th 2011, 11:33 AM 2,348 Views 89 Comments

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.

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

Sep 29th 2011, 7:45 PM 1,560 Views 25 Comments

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

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

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

Sep 5th 2011, 7:00 AM 2,812 Views 118 Comments

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.

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

Aug 24th 2011, 11:45 AM 1,699 Views 0 Comments

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

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

Aug 6th 2011, 6:03 PM 53 Views 120 Comments

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

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

Aug 6th 2011, 9:17 AM 3,727 Views 86 Comments

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

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

Jul 22nd 2011, 11:23 AM 1,342 Views 21 Comments

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

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

Jul 11th 2011, 10:02 AM 18,636 Views 121 Comments

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

Gallagher gathers Áras support from councils as Roscommon comes on board
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Gallagher gathers Áras support from councils as Roscommon comes on board

Jun 27th 2011, 8:45 PM 1,007 Views 25 Comments

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?
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Mickey Harte for the Áras?

Jun 26th 2011, 11:57 AM 2,093 Views 36 Comments

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

Poll: Should the presidency be scrapped?
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Poll: Should the presidency be scrapped?

Jun 19th 2011, 12:47 PM 2,904 Views 59 Comments

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

Taoiseach to meet with president of European Council
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Taoiseach to meet with president of European Council

Jun 17th 2011, 7:09 AM 213 Views 2 Comments

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

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

Jun 14th 2011, 10:05 PM 481 Views 17 Comments

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

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

Jun 9th 2011, 9:13 AM 19,191 Views 97 Comments

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.

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

May 27th 2011, 8:51 AM 16,497 Views 55 Comments

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.

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

May 23rd 2011, 7:20 PM 2,007 Views 0 Comments

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

Obama’s Irish visit: A timeline
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Obama’s Irish visit: A timeline

May 23rd 2011, 4:01 PM 9,066 Views 0 Comments

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.