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#Inauguration

Bill Clinton photobombs Kelly Clarkson

Bill, you kidder.

From TheJournal.ie The Evening Fix... now with added tips on building a rainbow igloo Need To Know

The Evening Fix... now with added tips on building a rainbow igloo

Here are the things we learned, loved and shared today.

From TheJournal.ie In full: The inaugural poem 'One Today' Inauguration This post contains videos

In full: The inaugural poem 'One Today'

The poem was written and performed by 44-year-old Richard Blanco.

From TheJournal.ie In full: Barack Obama's second Inauguration speech Inauguration

In full: Barack Obama's second Inauguration speech

Here’s the full text of the US President’s speech as he ceremonially began his second four-year term.

From TheJournal.ie The 5 at 5: Monday Take 5

The 5 at 5: Monday

5 stories, 5 minutes, 5 o’clock.

From TheJournal.ie Watch live: Barack Obama is inaugurated as US president for the second time Inauguration

Watch live: Barack Obama is inaugurated as US president for the second time

Barack Obama is being inaugurated for the second time – watch it live here.

Inauguration gig organisers deny kicking rapper offstage for anti-Obama rant Inauguration This post contains videos

Inauguration gig organisers deny kicking rapper offstage for anti-Obama rant

Lupe Fiasco was asked to leave the stage after a 30 minute anti-war performance.

10 ways we know Sasha Obama really runs the White House Inauguration This post contains images

10 ways we know Sasha Obama really runs the White House

They can’t fool us.

From TheJournal.ie In full: Micheál Martin’s letter to outgoing US Secretary of State Hillary Clinton Letter Of Note

In full: Micheál Martin’s letter to outgoing US Secretary of State Hillary Clinton

The Fianna Fáil leader has written to the departing Clinton expressing his desire for her to return to public office as she is tipped for a presidential run in 2016.

From TheJournal.ie Pics, video: Washington gets ready for Obama inauguration Inauguration This post contains videos This post contains images

Pics, video: Washington gets ready for Obama inauguration

The US president was officially sworn-in for a second term yesterday but a public event will take place in Washington today.

From TheJournal.ie Column: For Obama, this inauguration will be very different than the first Barack Obama

Column: For Obama, this inauguration will be very different than the first

In January 2009, nearly two million people flocked to see the first African-American be sworn in as president – but, four years on, some promises have yet to be fulfilled. This term will present even more challenges, writes Larry Donnelly.

From TheJournal.ie Barack Obama formally begins second term as US President Four More Years

Barack Obama formally begins second term as US President

The second term always begins on January 20 – even though the ceremonial inauguration won’t take place until tomorrow.

From TheJournal.ie Biden officially sworn in for second term as US vice-president Take Two

Biden officially sworn in for second term as US vice-president

The vice-president took the oath with his hand on a family bible, in a small ceremony at the Naval Observatory.

From TheJournal.ie Column: Who were the greatest and worst US presidents - and why? Opinion

Column: Who were the greatest and worst US presidents - and why?

On the eve of Obama’s second inauguration, Felix M Larkin looks at what it takes to be considered a great president – and why it matters.

From TheJournal.ie Obama to be sworn in for his second term today... and tomorrow Inauguration

Obama to be sworn in for his second term today... and tomorrow

Tradition dictates that inauguration ceremonies are not held on Sundays but the US constitution says that a president must be sworn in on 20 January.

Katy Perry, Usher and cast of Glee to sing Obama into a second term Obama This post contains videos

Katy Perry, Usher and cast of Glee to sing Obama into a second term

Stevie Wonder, Alicia Keys and Kally Clarkson are also lined up for the inauguration celebrations.

From TheJournal.ie In pictures: How to... become French president in 7 steps France

In pictures: How to... become French president in 7 steps

Francois Hollande was sworn in as the seventh president of France’s Fifth Republic today. Here’s how it all unfolded…

From TheJournal.ie In photos: Putin inaugurated for third time amid Moscow protests Putin This post contains images

In photos: Putin inaugurated for third time amid Moscow protests

Vladimir Putin begins new presidential term by formally nominating his predecessor as prime minister – the post Putin just vacated.

From TheJournal.ie London calling: Michael D plans first official trip as Irish President London Calling

London calling: Michael D plans first official trip as Irish President

During the visit, the Higgins’ will take a tour of the Olympic Park and see a production of Juno and the Paycock.

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: Taoiseach Enda Kenny's speech at Presidential inauguration President Higgins

In full: Taoiseach Enda Kenny's speech at Presidential inauguration

The full text of the address given by Taoiseach Enda Kenny at the inauguration of Michael D Higgins as the ninth President of Ireland today.

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 Presidential poems: will Michael D quote himself during inauguration speech? Presidential Poems This post contains videos

Presidential poems: will Michael D quote himself during inauguration speech?

Or will he follow in the footsteps of his American counterparts and invite another poet to the stage?

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 Two former taoisigh will not attend Higgins inauguration Inauguration

Two former taoisigh will not attend Higgins inauguration

Former taoisigh Bertie Ahern and Albert Reynolds will not be present at the inauguration of Michael D Higgins at Dublin Castle tomorrow.

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

The 9 at 9: Sunday

Nine things to know this morning including… government criticised for handling of referendum, the President-elect prepares to go home and do you know what time it is?

From TheJournal.ie Democratically elected president of Ivory Coast finally inaugurated Ivory Coast

Democratically elected president of Ivory Coast finally inaugurated

Alassane Ouattara was elected in November, but outgoing president Laurent Gbagbo refused to concede power. Six months of bloody fighting ensued, leaving hundreds dead.