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President Higgins' Christmas message: 'Do we dismiss them... telling them there is no room at our inn?'
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'
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
As president, Higgins is the supreme commander of the Defence Forces.
President Higgins begins first official Irish visit to Germany since 2008
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
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
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'
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
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
A Christmas message from the Áras…
Is Michael D Higgins being bullied over his height? One of his friends thinks so
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
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
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
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
No time for Madame Tussauds or the London Eye? Shame.
Taoiseach in emotional tribute, following death of FG TD Nicky McFadden
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"
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”
“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
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
We’re sure Galway United came up…
Aló Presidente! President begins three-country tour of Central America
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
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’
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
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
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
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
Lovely weather they’re having in France….
Bill Gates to meet with Taoiseach, Tánaiste and President tomorrow
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
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
In an interview with, 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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
The Labour presidential candidate mooted the possibility of a pact today but Norris’s campaign has ruled it out this evening.