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#Michael D Higgins

From TheJournal.ie Pictured: Hundreds of thousands take to streets of Ireland for St Patrick's Day parades St Patrick's Day

Pictured: Hundreds of thousands take to streets of Ireland for St Patrick's Day parades

Around 500,000 people attended the parade in Dublin, the country’s largest parade.

From TheJournal.ie Michael D Higgins: 'As world buildings turn green, let's play our part in a greener world' St Patricks Day Message

Michael D Higgins: 'As world buildings turn green, let's play our part in a greener world'

He urged Irish citizens to “play their own personal and essential role in saving our planet and our environment”.

From TheJournal.ie 'Damaging to the very fabric of our society': Higgins criticises Ireland's unequal justice system FLAC

'Damaging to the very fabric of our society': Higgins criticises Ireland's unequal justice system

Higgins was speaking at the opening of Flac’s new Dublin office.

From TheJournal.ie President Higgins begins three-day official visit to England with trip to 'significant destination' Birmingham Birmingham Bound

President Higgins begins three-day official visit to England with trip to 'significant destination' Birmingham

Speaking today, Higgins recalled those who emigrated from Ireland to Birmingham.

From TheJournal.ie President Higgins warns of the return of 'an ugly, xenophobic corruption of nationalism' Dail 100

President Higgins warns of the return of 'an ugly, xenophobic corruption of nationalism'

Michael D Higgins was commemorating the centenary of the establishment of Dáil Éireann.

From TheJournal.ie President signs bill that allows public servants work until they're 70 Retirement

President signs bill that allows public servants work until they're 70

The State pension age is scheduled to increase to 67 in 2021 and 68 in 2028.

From TheJournal.ie Abortion services made legal in Ireland as Michael D Higgins signs Bill into law Free Safe Legal

Abortion services made legal in Ireland as Michael D Higgins signs Bill into law

Hospitals will provide the services in 2019.

From TheJournal.ie How much is being spent by Áras an Uachtaráin? Michael D's spending has been revealed Money Money Money

How much is being spent by Áras an Uachtaráin? Michael D's spending has been revealed

This is the first time such a review has been published since the Irish Presidency was established in 1938.

From TheJournal.ie 'It's our job to question everyone': PAC says probe into president's spending was 'legitimate' Follow The Money

'It's our job to question everyone': PAC says probe into president's spending was 'legitimate'

The committee got into hot water before the presidential election when it decided to review the spending of the Office of the President of Ireland.

From TheJournal.ie Edna O'Brien and nun working on Gaza Strip among diaspora receiving awards today Irish Abroad

Edna O'Brien and nun working on Gaza Strip among diaspora receiving awards today

Ten people, chosen from 148 nominations, are set to be honoured by President Higgins today.

From TheJournal.ie Michael D Higgins and Shane Ross fly out with congrats for Ireland's win over All Blacks Rugby Triumph

Michael D Higgins and Shane Ross fly out with congrats for Ireland's win over All Blacks

Ireland beat New Zealand in a thrilling encounter at the Aviva Stadium.

From TheJournal.ie An emotional evening for the President (punctuated by a nighttime dash to the Áras and back) D TWO

An emotional evening for the President (punctuated by a nighttime dash to the Áras and back)

Dublin Castle provided a dramatic backdrop to the nighttime inauguration ceremony.

From TheJournal.ie Michael D Higgins has been sworn in for a second term as President of Ireland D TWO

Michael D Higgins has been sworn in for a second term as President of Ireland

He promised to be President for all – and noted he had a huge mandate to deliver his vision over the next seven years.

From TheJournal.ie Michael D Higgins to attend Armistice event (but not as President) before evening inauguration Swearing In

Michael D Higgins to attend Armistice event (but not as President) before evening inauguration

His first term as President officially ended at midnight.

From TheJournal.ie Irish leaders mark Armistice Day at events in Ireland, Britain and France Armistice 100

Irish leaders mark Armistice Day at events in Ireland, Britain and France

President-elect Michael D Higgins delayed his inauguration to take part in an event

From TheJournal.ie PAC likely to examine Áras finances every year to avoid 'hullabaloo in next campaign' Follow The Money

PAC likely to examine Áras finances every year to avoid 'hullabaloo in next campaign'

There was controversy during the campaign about the €317,000 annual allowance paid to the Office of the President.

From TheJournal.ie Higgins asks for inauguration to be moved to evening in light of Armistice events 11 November

Higgins asks for inauguration to be moved to evening in light of Armistice events

The ceremony is due to take place on Sunday 11 November.

From TheJournal.ie Even the President's pets got dragged into the campaign - but an expert reckons they're an ideal dog for the Áras Paws For Thought

Even the President's pets got dragged into the campaign - but an expert reckons they're an ideal dog for the Áras

Peter Casey went on the attack over Michael D Higgins’ Bernese Mountain Dogs.

From TheJournal.ie Michael D Higgins' speech outlines his plans for the next seven years Seven More Years

Michael D Higgins' speech outlines his plans for the next seven years

President Michael D Higgins says he would focus on equality, togetherness and strong sustainable communities during his next term.

From TheJournal.ie What is the long-term impact of Peter Casey's result on Irish politics, if there is one? Opinion

What is the long-term impact of Peter Casey's result on Irish politics, if there is one?

Ireland may be resistant to the temptations of populism but we are not immune, writes Larry Donnelly.

From TheJournal.ie This has been the lowest turnout in Irish presidential election history Aras 18

This has been the lowest turnout in Irish presidential election history

Just 43.87% of the electorate voted in the presidential election.

From TheJournal.ie Michael D versus the rest: How did your constituency vote? Aras 18

Michael D versus the rest: How did your constituency vote?

The votes are in and Michael D Higgins will have another seven years in the Áras.

From TheJournal.ie Michael D Higgins has been re-elected as President of Ireland with 55.8% of the vote Aras 18

Michael D Higgins has been re-elected as President of Ireland with 55.8% of the vote

Ireland has overwhelmingly backed Higgins to serve another seven years as president.

From TheJournal.ie Taoiseach: 'There was an element of anti-Traveller sentiment in the vote' Aras18

Taoiseach: 'There was an element of anti-Traveller sentiment in the vote'

Varadkar said Michael D Higgins had received a resounding endorsement from the Irish people.

From TheJournal.ie 'I wish him success in the years ahead': Seán Gallagher congratulates Higgins on predicted re-election Aras 18

'I wish him success in the years ahead': Seán Gallagher congratulates Higgins on predicted re-election

Gallagher comments come after exit polls predicted he received just 7% of votes.

From TheJournal.ie Poll: Are you happy with the results of the exit polls? Your Say This post contains a poll

Poll: Are you happy with the results of the exit polls?

Michael D Higgins is on course to be re-elected president.

From TheJournal.ie It's all over bar the kissing - but how are the votes counted and when will it be official? Count Day

It's all over bar the kissing - but how are the votes counted and when will it be official?

Here’s your step-by step guide to count day.

From TheJournal.ie Exit polls predict huge re-election for Higgins with Casey jumping to second Aras 18

Exit polls predict huge re-election for Higgins with Casey jumping to second

The exit poll backs up numerous pre-ballot polls which predicted a huge win for Higgins.

From TheJournal.ie As it happened: Áras candidates and politicians cast their votes this morning Aras 18

As it happened: Áras candidates and politicians cast their votes this morning

We also got our fair share of #dogsatpollingstations content.

From TheJournal.ie As it happened: Áras race enters endgame as all six candidates take part in RTÉ Prime Time debate Last Chance Saloon

As it happened: Áras race enters endgame as all six candidates take part in RTÉ Prime Time debate

David McCullagh was on hosting duties in Montrose.

From TheJournal.ie Player ratings: How did the presidential candidates fare in the Prime Time debate? Out Of Ten

Player ratings: How did the presidential candidates fare in the Prime Time debate?

All six presidential candidates took part in a debate for the last time. How did they do?

From TheJournal.ie The Candidate: Listen back to all six interviews with the Áras hopefuls here Podcast

The Candidate: Listen back to all six interviews with the Áras hopefuls here

Haven’t decided who you’re going to vote for? Look no further.

From TheJournal.ie Taoiseach defends Michael D Higgins' use of government jet to fly to Belfast Aras 18

Taoiseach defends Michael D Higgins' use of government jet to fly to Belfast

Leo Varadkar said the pilots are “paid anyway” and the added costs of flying someone in the plane are “very small”.

From TheJournal.ie Michael D Higgins: 'I'm not a millionaire. I don't see the merit in this kind of discourse' Aras 18

Michael D Higgins: 'I'm not a millionaire. I don't see the merit in this kind of discourse'

One of Higgins’ rivals has claimed that those without personal wealth or the backing of political parties will soon be unable to become president.

From TheJournal.ie All along the Frontline - The controversial and acrimonious race for the Áras in 2011 Áras 11

All along the Frontline - The controversial and acrimonious race for the Áras in 2011

Gallagher’s monumental lead was undone, but by then the campaign had already become a bizarre one.

From TheJournal.ie 'A stain on our society': What the presidential candidates think about Direct Provision Asylum Seekers

'A stain on our society': What the presidential candidates think about Direct Provision

Some are in favour of a blanket amnesty for people living in the system for more than five years.

From TheJournal.ie Michael D Higgins enjoys commanding lead in latest presidential opinion polls Way Ahead

Michael D Higgins enjoys commanding lead in latest presidential opinion polls

Although Higgins has a huge lead, the polls may not reflect the recent furore surrounding Peter Casey.

From TheJournal.ie PSNI 'reject' claim from Michael D Higgins about security escort to Belfast Aras 18

PSNI 'reject' claim from Michael D Higgins about security escort to Belfast

“It is clear now that Michael D Higgins claim has caused considerable anger within the PSNI… This is very serious.”

From TheJournal.ie Casey doubles down on anti-Traveller rhetoric in an otherwise unsurprising TV debate Pat Kenny

Casey doubles down on anti-Traveller rhetoric in an otherwise unsurprising TV debate

We can expect Casey’s controversial stance to dominate coverage of the campaign again today.

From TheJournal.ie As it happened: Casey attacked over Traveller comments in first six-way TV debate PAT KENNY DEBATE

As it happened: Casey attacked over Traveller comments in first six-way TV debate

Pat Kenny moderated the six-way debate on Virgin Media One.

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