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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 16,701 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 30,751 Views 0 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 24,591 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 39,352 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 27,354 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 11,215 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 14,220 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 164,266 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 33,590 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 23,031 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 35,862 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 16,610 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 20,887 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 40,256 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 75,117 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”.

President says we can't 'continue with the mere placing of a green lens on economic policies' to save the planet
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President says we can't 'continue with the mere placing of a green lens on economic policies' to save the planet

Oct 21st 2020, 9:36 AM 40,536 Views 74 Comments

President Michael D Higgins gave a speech to the Engineers Ireland Conference this morning.

President Higgins leads tributes to Dublin community activist Fergus McCabe who has died aged 71
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President Higgins leads tributes to Dublin community activist Fergus McCabe who has died aged 71

Oct 10th 2020, 3:30 PM 29,060 Views 4 Comments

President Higgins said he was part of the “beating heart” of community campaigning.

President Higgins' dog Síoda dies following short illness
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President Higgins' dog Síoda dies following short illness

Sep 19th 2020, 11:55 AM 67,177 Views 113 Comments

Bród and Síoda had become the stars of the Áras in recent years.

President Higgins says need for 'solidarity, compassion and kindness' in Ireland's response to Covid-19
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President Higgins says need for 'solidarity, compassion and kindness' in Ireland's response to Covid-19

Sep 10th 2020, 5:00 PM 16,528 Views 32 Comments

The President has recorded a Covid-19 related message to the Irish at home and abroad.

'Serious concerns' that new housing development could pose security threat to President Higgins
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'Serious concerns' that new housing development could pose security threat to President Higgins

Jun 21st 2020, 4:03 PM 58,277 Views 87 Comments

There are plans for 33 semi-detached houses and a four-storey apartment block near the Phoenix Park.

Justice Mary Irvine to become first female President of the High Court
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Justice Mary Irvine to become first female President of the High Court

Jun 12th 2020, 8:21 PM 30,519 Views 57 Comments

The judge has been nominated by government and will be appointed by President Michael D Higgins.

President Higgins says Ireland and Africa have each experienced racism and 'a suppressed culture'
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President Higgins says Ireland and Africa have each experienced racism and 'a suppressed culture'

Jun 10th 2020, 12:13 PM 21,909 Views 57 Comments

The President’s comments come at a time when there is is a global focus on the history of colonialism.

Michael D Higgins: Ireland owes 'enormous debt of gratitude' to Covid-19 essential workers
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Michael D Higgins: Ireland owes 'enormous debt of gratitude' to Covid-19 essential workers

Apr 2nd 2020, 12:16 PM 21,705 Views 45 Comments

The president made an address to the citizens of Ireland on independent radio stations this afternoon.

Michael D Higgins: Covid-19 pandemic has created an 'unanswerable case' for universal basic services
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Michael D Higgins: Covid-19 pandemic has created an 'unanswerable case' for universal basic services

Mar 27th 2020, 12:06 PM 44,530 Views 96 Comments

“The good thing about it, I think, is that there will be an opportunity to do things better,” Uachtarán na hÉireann argued.

Cabinet approves emergency Covid-19 legislation ahead of Thursday's Dáil sitting
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Cabinet approves emergency Covid-19 legislation ahead of Thursday's Dáil sitting

Mar 17th 2020, 6:58 PM 81,611 Views 105 Comments

Leo Varadkar and President Michael D Higgins met this afternoon to discuss the State’s efforts to combat the coronavirus.

President calls for 'solidarity' to tackle Covid-19 in St Patrick's message
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President calls for 'solidarity' to tackle Covid-19 in St Patrick's message

Mar 13th 2020, 5:00 PM 25,132 Views 22 Comments

Michael D Higgins addressed the coronavirus outbreak in his St Patrick’s Day message this evening.

Áras spending increases as more and more people turn 100 and receive €2,540 payment
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Áras spending increases as more and more people turn 100 and receive €2,540 payment

Mar 5th 2020, 9:20 AM 27,182 Views 38 Comments

A total of 481 Irish people received the Centenarian Bounty last year.

William and Kate arrive in Ireland and meet with President Higgins ahead of three day visit
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William and Kate arrive in Ireland and meet with President Higgins ahead of three day visit

Updated Mar 3rd 2020, 5:30 PM 105,001 Views 127 Comments

Dublin, Meath, Kildare and Galway are all on the Duke and Duchess of Cambridge’s itinerary this week.

President Higgins says rise of extremism 'deeply worrying' before 75th Holocaust Remembrance Day
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President Higgins says rise of extremism 'deeply worrying' before 75th Holocaust Remembrance Day

Jan 27th 2020, 11:01 AM 13,780 Views 99 Comments

Today is the 75th anniversary of the liberation of the Auschwitz-Birkenau concentration camp in Poland.

The 32nd Dáil has been dissolved by President Michael D Higgins
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The 32nd Dáil has been dissolved by President Michael D Higgins

Jan 14th 2020, 2:48 PM 28,586 Views 95 Comments

The general election will be held on 8 February.

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 26,974 Views 77 Comments

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

President Higgins and Taoiseach Leo Varadkar attend Remembrance Sunday ceremonies
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President Higgins and Taoiseach Leo Varadkar attend Remembrance Sunday ceremonies

Nov 10th 2019, 4:03 PM 22,542 Views 75 Comments

President Higgins diary notes that he will be in attendance ” in honour of those who died in war”.

President Higgins and Minister Paul Kehoe evacuated from Beirut hotel due to 'security concerns'
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President Higgins and Minister Paul Kehoe evacuated from Beirut hotel due to 'security concerns'

Oct 19th 2019, 6:37 PM 25,148 Views 41 Comments

Their itinerary for today was cancelled due the ongoing protests in the city.

Irish people cannot 'remain silent' in face of attacks on refugees, warns President
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Irish people cannot 'remain silent' in face of attacks on refugees, warns President

Sep 30th 2019, 6:47 PM 26,627 Views 157 Comments

Michael D Higgins made the speech in New York.

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 6,336 Views 44 Comments

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

Higgins says he wasn't elected to 'just read speeches he has been handed'
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Higgins says he wasn't elected to 'just read speeches he has been handed'

Sep 25th 2019, 7:31 AM 21,525 Views 34 Comments

The president said recent comments he made about Defence Forces pay are “very much within the Constitution”.

President Michael D Higgins offers support to Defence Force staff over pay
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President Michael D Higgins offers support to Defence Force staff over pay

Sep 11th 2019, 9:27 PM 17,908 Views 32 Comments

Higgins was speaking at an event celebrating members of the Defence Forces.

The Taoiseach and his partner have welcomed Mike Pence to Farmleigh ahead of a family lunch
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The Taoiseach and his partner have welcomed Mike Pence to Farmleigh ahead of a family lunch

Sep 3rd 2019, 12:30 PM 37,787 Views 65 Comments

The US Vice President stopped by the Áras earlier this morning.

'Every family's worst nightmare': Higgins and Varadkar offer condolences to family of Nóra Quoirin
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'Every family's worst nightmare': Higgins and Varadkar offer condolences to family of Nóra Quoirin

Aug 13th 2019, 3:47 PM 27,930 Views 19 Comments

Police confirmed earlier today that a body found in Malaysia is that of Irish teenager Nóra Quoirin.

Revealed: How Michael D Higgins and Mary McAleese used government jet service hundreds of times
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Revealed: How Michael D Higgins and Mary McAleese used government jet service hundreds of times

Jul 31st 2019, 12:05 AM 34,426 Views 92 Comments

Information about the presidents’ use of the service can be revealed for the first time following a landmark ruling this year.

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