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President Higgins' Christmas message: 'Do we dismiss them... telling them there is no room at our inn?'
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President Higgins' Christmas message: 'Do we dismiss them... telling them there is no room at our inn?'

Dec 23rd 2019, 7:30 AM 26,963 Views 77 Comments

Michael D Higgins also urged people to take action on the climate crisis in his annual address.

Higgins at UN: 'No challenge facing international community is more urgent than climate action'
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Higgins at UN: 'No challenge facing international community is more urgent than climate action'

Sep 26th 2019, 6:38 AM 6,335 Views 43 Comments

Higgins was addressing the United Nations General Assembly in New York this evening.

'I think it's quite unusual': Ministers respond to President Higgins' Defence Forces pay speech
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'I think it's quite unusual': Ministers respond to President Higgins' Defence Forces pay speech

Sep 12th 2019, 12:11 PM 29,114 Views 33 Comments

As president, Higgins is the supreme commander of the Defence Forces.

President Higgins begins first official Irish visit to Germany since 2008
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President Higgins begins first official Irish visit to Germany since 2008

Updated Jul 3rd 2019, 11:15 AM 11,839 Views 39 Comments

The visit will begin today with a formal welcome by German President Frank-Walter Steinmeier.

Trump eases into World Championships semi-final at the Crucible
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Trump eases into World Championships semi-final at the Crucible

May 1st 2019, 11:01 PM 5,913 Views 6 Comments

Meanwhile, four-time champion John Higgins saw off Neil Robertson in tonight’s other quarter-final.

President Higgins to give Liam Neeson award for using very particular set of skills to represent Ireland
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President Higgins to give Liam Neeson award for using very particular set of skills to represent Ireland

Oct 10th 2017, 7:29 AM 10,963 Views 26 Comments

The actor is one of those chosen to receive the Presidential Distinguished Service Awards for the Irish Abroad for 2017.

Michael D Higgins: 'St Patrick's own life story was one of hardship and migration'
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Michael D Higgins: 'St Patrick's own life story was one of hardship and migration'

Mar 16th 2017, 12:00 PM 524 Views 49 Comments

President Higgins described the Irish as a migrant people in his St Patrick’s Day message to those at home and abroad.

President Higgins set to be awarded Peru’s highest honour
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President Higgins set to be awarded Peru’s highest honour

Feb 8th 2017, 8:04 AM 15,289 Views 30 Comments

This trip is the first time an Irish President in office has visited Peru, Colombia and Cuba.

President Higgins uses annual fireside chat to call for greater solidarity with refugees
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President Higgins uses annual fireside chat to call for greater solidarity with refugees

Dec 20th 2015, 11:12 AM 9,334 Views 107 Comments

A Christmas message from the Áras…

Is Michael D Higgins being bullied over his height? One of his friends thinks so
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Is Michael D Higgins being bullied over his height? One of his friends thinks so

Jan 12th 2015, 11:23 AM 28,277 Views 95 Comments

The Abbot of Glenstal Abbey isn’t happy with some recent depictions of Michael D Higgins, saying they amount to “nothing less than toxic bullying”.

It's day four of President Higgins' trip to the UK and today he's heading to a farm
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It's day four of President Higgins' trip to the UK and today he's heading to a farm

Apr 10th 2014, 7:00 AM 7,943 Views 6 Comments

From State banquet to country living. The President of Ireland has had a busy few days.

Here's what the President is up to on day one of his State visit to the UK
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Here's what the President is up to on day one of his State visit to the UK

Apr 8th 2014, 6:30 AM 10,071 Views 38 Comments

A meeting with the Queen, an address to both houses of Parliament, and a State banquet among other things…

The President is off to the UK later today and here's what he'll be getting up to
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The President is off to the UK later today and here's what he'll be getting up to

Apr 7th 2014, 6:45 AM 10,305 Views 29 Comments

Michael D Higgins begins a historic State visit tomorrow but departs for the UK later today.

Westminster, Windsor and a trip to the farm: President Higgins' trip to London
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Westminster, Windsor and a trip to the farm: President Higgins' trip to London

Mar 26th 2014, 11:56 AM 7,309 Views 29 Comments

No time for Madame Tussauds or the London Eye? Shame.

Taoiseach in emotional tribute, following death of FG TD Nicky McFadden
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Taoiseach in emotional tribute, following death of FG TD Nicky McFadden

Mar 25th 2014, 11:47 PM 49,172 Views 62 Comments

Her death, aged 51, follows a long battle with Motor Neurone disease.

President to travel to flood-hit areas, as Met Éireann says outlook "not as tempestuous as recent weeks"
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President to travel to flood-hit areas, as Met Éireann says outlook "not as tempestuous as recent weeks"

Feb 10th 2014, 9:37 AM 7,996 Views 21 Comments

In a break with recent tradition — there are currently no yellow, orange or red weather warnings in place.

President defends Sabina prison visit as “private and personal”
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President defends Sabina prison visit as “private and personal”

Jan 21st 2014, 1:11 PM 14,091 Views 72 Comments

“Sabina is a person who can speak for herself and is a person of very good judgement.”

"Our citizens were failed": President welcomes Priory Hall residents to Áras
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"Our citizens were failed": President welcomes Priory Hall residents to Áras

Dec 13th 2013, 8:10 PM 9,415 Views 46 Comments

President Michael D Higgins said he hoped they could look forward to a new year in which they could “move out of the shadows of anxiety, hurt and disappointment and look forward to new possibilities”.

PICS: President Michael D Higgins meets Brazilian legend Pelé
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PICS: President Michael D Higgins meets Brazilian legend Pelé

Oct 23rd 2013, 8:16 AM 7,260 Views 83 Comments

We’re sure Galway United came up…

Aló Presidente! President begins three-country tour of Central America
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Aló Presidente! President begins three-country tour of Central America

Oct 20th 2013, 7:45 AM 5,220 Views 43 Comments

Higgins departed from Dublin Airport yesterday morning as he embarks on an official visit to Mexico, El Salvador and Costa Rica.

President: We need to examine how we gauge human worth
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President: We need to examine how we gauge human worth

Sep 12th 2013, 10:18 AM 5,340 Views 58 Comments

Michael D Higgins was speaking at Dublin City University last night on the subject of an ethical economy.

President Higgins: ‘Lack of public confidence in the EU cannot go unchecked’
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President Higgins: ‘Lack of public confidence in the EU cannot go unchecked’

Jun 24th 2013, 8:35 PM 3,645 Views 23 Comments

Speaking at a conference today, President Higgins said it was time to go back to the values that were central to the establishment of the European Union.

Pozdravi! President begins State visit to Croatia
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Pozdravi! President begins State visit to Croatia

Jun 5th 2013, 11:50 AM 2,866 Views 15 Comments

President Michael D Higgins and his wife Sabina are in the country which is soon to become the EU’s 28th member state.

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 6,674 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 won't say if he would take further pay cut under Croke Park II
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President won't say if he would take further pay cut under Croke Park II

Feb 26th 2013, 10:33 AM 8,808 Views 62 Comments

Michael D Higgins already voluntarily cut his pay by 23.5 per cent to just under €250,000 in 2011 but Áras an Uachtaráin will not say whether he would take a further pay cut.

In pictures: Michael D Higgins meets President Hollande in Paris
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In pictures: Michael D Higgins meets President Hollande in Paris

Feb 19th 2013, 10:19 AM 2,993 Views 16 Comments

Lovely weather they’re having in France….

Bill Gates to meet with Taoiseach, Tánaiste and President tomorrow
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Bill Gates to meet with Taoiseach, Tánaiste and President tomorrow

Jan 22nd 2013, 9:22 AM 10,803 Views 58 Comments

The Microsoft founder and philanthropist is also reported to be meeting Bono on his visit to Ireland tomorrow.

President continues Liverpool trip before heading to Manchester today
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President continues Liverpool trip before heading to Manchester today

Nov 22nd 2012, 8:37 AM 2,773 Views 7 Comments

Michael D Higgins has a number of engagements in the north west of England today as he continues his three-day visit.

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 12,377 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…

Pics: Higgins meets former Brazilian president, gives him Ireland jersey
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Pics: Higgins meets former Brazilian president, gives him Ireland jersey

Oct 9th 2012, 9:05 AM 5,248 Views 20 Comments

Michael D Higgins arrived in Sao Paulo yesterday and headed straight for a meeting with the popular former president.

President to meet political leaders and Irish community in Chile
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President to meet political leaders and Irish community in Chile

Oct 5th 2012, 6:30 AM 2,251 Views 11 Comments

President Michael D Higgins has a busy schedule on the day two of his South American trip.

Pictures: Day one of Michael D Higgins in Chile
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Pictures: Day one of Michael D Higgins in Chile

Oct 4th 2012, 7:14 PM 7,142 Views 30 Comments

The President met with his Chilean counterpart on a busy day of public engagements.

Higgins to meet Chilean president on first full day of South America trip
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Higgins to meet Chilean president on first full day of South America trip

Oct 4th 2012, 6:30 AM 2,869 Views 14 Comments

After arriving in Chile yesterday morning, President Higgins kicks off his two weeks trip to South American with a day of public engagements in Santiago.

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 5,520 Views 92 Comments

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

President speaks of 'heartbreaking' unemployment and emigration on US trip
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President speaks of 'heartbreaking' unemployment and emigration on US trip

May 2nd 2012, 8:03 AM 2,372 Views 14 Comments

Michael D Higgins told Irish professionals working in the States that he hoped to some day see many of them return to Ireland in the future.

‘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…

Poet, politician and the ninth President of Ireland: Michael D Higgins
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Poet, politician and the ninth President of Ireland: Michael D Higgins

Oct 29th 2011, 7:08 PM 3,330 Views 23 Comments

Labour’s #Áras11 candidate is the President Elect and will be sworn into office in the middle of next month. Here’s a bit of background on the man who will be president…

Norris rules out any vote transfer pact with Higgins
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Norris rules out any vote transfer pact with Higgins

Oct 20th 2011, 6:27 PM 544 Views 7 Comments

The Labour presidential candidate mooted the possibility of a pact today but Norris’s campaign has ruled it out this evening.