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President Higgins hits out at attempts of billionaires to control online discussion
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President Higgins hits out at attempts of billionaires to control online discussion

May 5th 2022, 1:55 PM 18,131 Views 52 Comments

Billionaire Elon Musk last week began the process of acquiring Twitter for $44 billion.

Supreme Court rules President immune from EU regulations around public disclosure of information
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Supreme Court rules President immune from EU regulations around public disclosure of information

Apr 30th 2022, 1:34 PM 25,385 Views 11 Comments

The Right To Know Group brought proceedings after it failed to get certain information following two separate requests to the Office of Secretary General to the President.

Howth's WWII 'Eire 6' neutrality sign unveiled by Michael D Higgins following restoration
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Howth's WWII 'Eire 6' neutrality sign unveiled by Michael D Higgins following restoration

Apr 9th 2022, 5:17 PM 49,170 Views 24 Comments

The EIRE 6 sign was one of 83 aerial recognition signs built around the Irish coast during the Second World War.

President Higgins is holding a Covid remembrance ceremony at Áras an Uachtaráin today
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President Higgins is holding a Covid remembrance ceremony at Áras an Uachtaráin today

Mar 20th 2022, 8:30 AM 10,027 Views 4 Comments

An oak tree will be planted as a lasting memorial to victims of the pandemic.

President Higgins calls for ceasefire in Ukraine during St Patrick's Day message
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President Higgins calls for ceasefire in Ukraine during St Patrick's Day message

Mar 17th 2022, 6:00 AM 11,086 Views 12 Comments

Higgins said the sacrifices made by frontline workers across society during the pandemic should not be forgotten.

President Higgins and his wife Sabina have tested positive for Covid-19
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President Higgins and his wife Sabina have tested positive for Covid-19

Mar 4th 2022, 12:05 PM 22,764 Views 16 Comments

The President is isolating and will continue to work from home.

'A terrible atrocity': Thousands attend Bloody Sunday memorial to remember victims
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'A terrible atrocity': Thousands attend Bloody Sunday memorial to remember victims

Updated Jan 30th 2022, 7:33 PM 56,691 Views 49 Comments
  • Relatives of those killed and injured on Bloody Sunday attended a remembrance walk to honour those who died
  • Micheál Martin took part in the remembrance walk and laid a wreath at a ceremony held afterwards
  • President Higgins will later say the tragic events of 50 years ago today "reverberated across this island and around the world"
'Voice of the West': Tributes as former RTÉ correspondent Jim Fahy dies aged 75
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'Voice of the West': Tributes as former RTÉ correspondent Jim Fahy dies aged 75

Jan 15th 2022, 3:42 PM 40,848 Views 25 Comments

Fellow journalists and those employed by the station paid tribute to their former colleague today on social media.

Michael D Higgins: Irish people's response to Covid challenges has been one of courage and resilience
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Michael D Higgins: Irish people's response to Covid challenges has been one of courage and resilience

Dec 24th 2021, 6:00 AM 9,476 Views 8 Comments

Uachtarán na hÉireann used his Christmas address to praise people for their “deep commitment to others”.

President Higgins set to sign posthumous pardon for man executed in 1895
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President Higgins set to sign posthumous pardon for man executed in 1895

Dec 16th 2021, 6:30 AM 17,819 Views 15 Comments

The pardon will be the fifth Presidential pardon since 1937 and the third posthumous pardon.

Princess Anne unveils stone to mark Northern Ireland’s centenary
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Princess Anne unveils stone to mark Northern Ireland’s centenary

Nov 2nd 2021, 7:30 PM 21,760 Views 24 Comments

She visited several venues across Co Derry today.

Coveney and Chambers to represent Government at Northern Ireland centenary service
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Coveney and Chambers to represent Government at Northern Ireland centenary service

Oct 7th 2021, 9:22 PM 22,680 Views 91 Comments

Last month, President Michael D Higgins announced he had declined his invitation.

DUP claims Michael D Higgins has ‘set back north-south relations’ by not attending service
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DUP claims Michael D Higgins has ‘set back north-south relations’ by not attending service

Sep 24th 2021, 4:59 PM 18,249 Views 64 Comments

DUP leader Jeffrey Donaldson has criticised Michael D Higgins.

Poll: Was President Higgins right to decline the invitation to Northern Ireland event?
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Poll: Was President Higgins right to decline the invitation to Northern Ireland event?

Sep 17th 2021, 8:24 AM 126,307 Views 104 Comments

Michael D Higgins said that the event was a political one and could not attend.

'France will remain a faithful friend': Macron meets President Higgins on first official visit
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'France will remain a faithful friend': Macron meets President Higgins on first official visit

Updated Aug 26th 2021, 12:00 PM 39,066 Views 55 Comments

The visit is part of the French President’s pledge to travel to the capitals of all 27 EU states.

Emmanuel Macron to visit Dublin next week for meetings with Taoiseach and President Higgins
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Emmanuel Macron to visit Dublin next week for meetings with Taoiseach and President Higgins

Aug 20th 2021, 11:59 AM 14,806 Views 32 Comments

His time in Áras an Úachtaráin will also feature “a meeting with a number of prominent writers and thinkers”

President Higgins sends best wishes to Ireland's Paralympics team
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President Higgins sends best wishes to Ireland's Paralympics team

Aug 12th 2021, 7:44 PM 15,994 Views 3 Comments

The 29 athletes representing Ireland at the Paralympics in Japan will compete in nine sports.

President congratulates Aidan Walsh on 'remarkable' Olympic bronze medal win
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President congratulates Aidan Walsh on 'remarkable' Olympic bronze medal win

Aug 1st 2021, 10:07 AM 37,138 Views 41 Comments

The Belfast boxer was forced to withdraw from the semi-final of the men’s welterweight competition due to injury.

President Higgins raises concerns about volume of legislation he's asked to consider in a short period
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President Higgins raises concerns about volume of legislation he's asked to consider in a short period

Updated Jul 29th 2021, 8:30 PM 45,386 Views 94 Comments

The Ceann Comhairle and Cathaoirleach have said they “appreciated the concerns” raised by President Higgins.

Gardaí examining social media posts referring to Michael D Higgins
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Gardaí examining social media posts referring to Michael D Higgins

Jul 23rd 2021, 10:12 PM 78,689 Views 0 Comments

Anti-lockdown groups on social media and Telegram channels criticised the signing of the law which paves the way for indoor dining.

Carbon neutral by 2050: President Higgins signs Climate Action Bill into law
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Carbon neutral by 2050: President Higgins signs Climate Action Bill into law

Jul 23rd 2021, 3:09 PM 11,222 Views 30 Comments

“Today is a landmark day,” said Green Party leader Eamon Ryan.

Taoiseach says 'there's an obligation' on everyone to follow indoor dining rules ahead of Monday's reopening
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Taoiseach says 'there's an obligation' on everyone to follow indoor dining rules ahead of Monday's reopening

Updated Jul 21st 2021, 6:24 PM 87,458 Views 200 Comments

A government statement said good indoor ventilation is “essential”.

Ticket touts: President signs into law bill banning above price resales
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Ticket touts: President signs into law bill banning above price resales

Jul 14th 2021, 6:06 PM 19,347 Views 41 Comments

Penalties including a fine of up to €100,000 or up to two years imprisonment face anyone caught defying the Sale of Tickets Bill 2021.

Michael D Higgins describes TV gambling ads as a 'scourge' as he urges debate around the issue
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Michael D Higgins describes TV gambling ads as a 'scourge' as he urges debate around the issue

Jul 10th 2021, 10:31 AM 13,736 Views 38 Comments

President Higgins said debate around gambling in Ireland is to be welcomed.

President Higgins signs rent increase bill into law
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President Higgins signs rent increase bill into law

Updated Jul 9th 2021, 9:50 PM 49,321 Views 48 Comments

All rent increases will now be made in line with the nation’s inflation rate.

In the Covid era, 'solidarity means standing shoulder to shoulder with poorer nations', says President Higgins
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In the Covid era, 'solidarity means standing shoulder to shoulder with poorer nations', says President Higgins

May 1st 2021, 5:37 PM 16,791 Views 53 Comments

In a video address, he called for carers to be recognised as essential in the post-pandemic world.

President Higgins says 'exclusion' of Travellers is based on 'unrepublican populist sentiments'
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President Higgins says 'exclusion' of Travellers is based on 'unrepublican populist sentiments'

Apr 8th 2021, 3:21 PM 31,069 Views 44 Comments

The President was speaking on International Traveller and Roma Day.

President leads tributes to 'captivating' soprano Veronica Dunne who has died aged 93
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President leads tributes to 'captivating' soprano Veronica Dunne who has died aged 93

Apr 5th 2021, 7:48 PM 24,688 Views 9 Comments

Dr Dunne also trained some of Ireland’s best known classical singers.

1916 Easter Rising commemorations take place in Dublin
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1916 Easter Rising commemorations take place in Dublin

Updated Apr 4th 2021, 1:57 PM 39,763 Views 66 Comments

Events were restricted due to the Covid-19 pandemic.

President Higgins and wife Sabina receive first doses of Covid-19 vaccine
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President Higgins and wife Sabina receive first doses of Covid-19 vaccine

Mar 22nd 2021, 2:36 PM 27,406 Views 34 Comments

“President Higgins and Sabina were grateful to receive their first Covid-19 vaccination from their local GP.”

President Higgins calls for global solidarity to 'exit the fog' of Covid-19 in St Patrick's Day message
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President Higgins calls for global solidarity to 'exit the fog' of Covid-19 in St Patrick's Day message

Mar 17th 2021, 6:00 AM 11,269 Views 19 Comments

The president said: “We have been reminded of our shared vulnerability, our interdependence, the need for an understanding that can fly past borders.”

Queen Elizabeth and President Higgins share St. Patrick's Day wishes and mark visit anniversary
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Queen Elizabeth and President Higgins share St. Patrick's Day wishes and mark visit anniversary

Mar 16th 2021, 1:16 PM 14,263 Views 19 Comments

The queen’s 2011 visit to the Republic of Ireland was the first by a British monarch.

President Michael D Higgins signs mandatory quarantine legislation into law
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President Michael D Higgins signs mandatory quarantine legislation into law

Updated Mar 7th 2021, 2:10 PM 164,558 Views 144 Comments

The law was passed in the Dáil and Seanad.

Michael D Higgins: There is a reluctance to criticise empire and imperialism
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Michael D Higgins: There is a reluctance to criticise empire and imperialism

Feb 12th 2021, 11:13 AM 33,856 Views 92 Comments

Uachtarán na hÉireann wrote in the Guardian that a “feigned amnesia” of Anglo-Irish history would not help create a better future.

President Higgins says State 'must bear primary responsibility' for mother and baby homes
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President Higgins says State 'must bear primary responsibility' for mother and baby homes

Jan 15th 2021, 8:22 AM 23,087 Views 101 Comments

Michael D Higgins issued a statement on the report published this week.

President Higgins signs legislation criminalising distribution of intimate images without consent into law
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President Higgins signs legislation criminalising distribution of intimate images without consent into law

Dec 28th 2020, 12:23 PM 36,087 Views 21 Comments

The Harassment, Harmful Communications and Related Offences Bill 2017 covers a wide range of offences.

Watch: President Michael D Higgins delivers his Christmas address to the nation
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Watch: President Michael D Higgins delivers his Christmas address to the nation

Dec 23rd 2020, 6:25 PM 16,695 Views 33 Comments

The President also wished everyone in Ireland a Happy Christmas and a New Year of hope and promise.

President Higgins unveils river of light at the Áras for those who cannot join family this Christmas
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President Higgins unveils river of light at the Áras for those who cannot join family this Christmas

Dec 11th 2020, 8:43 AM 21,003 Views 20 Comments

Separately, the president sent his best wishes to third level students in a special Christmas message.

Irish leaders congratulate Joe Biden on presidential win
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Irish leaders congratulate Joe Biden on presidential win

Nov 7th 2020, 5:50 PM 40,351 Views 44 Comments

Biden will be the 46th president of the US having secured the state of Pennsylvania.

President Higgins signs Mother and Baby Homes Bill into law
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President Higgins signs Mother and Baby Homes Bill into law

Oct 26th 2020, 7:19 AM 75,281 Views 164 Comments

The President pointed out that his decision to sign the legislation “leaves it open to any citizens to challenge the provisions of the bill”.

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