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From TheJournal.ie President Higgins' dog Síoda dies following short illness Brod Agus Sioda

President Higgins' dog Síoda dies following short illness

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

From TheJournal.ie President Higgins says need for 'solidarity, compassion and kindness' in Ireland's response to Covid-19 Coronavirus

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

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

From TheJournal.ie 'Serious concerns' that new housing development could pose security threat to President Higgins Phoenix Park

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

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

From TheJournal.ie Justice Mary Irvine to become first female President of the High Court Justice

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

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

From TheJournal.ie President Higgins says Ireland and Africa have each experienced racism and 'a suppressed culture' History This post contains videos

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

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

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

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

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

From TheJournal.ie Michael D Higgins: Covid-19 pandemic has created an 'unanswerable case' for universal basic services Uachtarán Na HÉireann

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

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

From TheJournal.ie Cabinet approves emergency Covid-19 legislation ahead of Thursday's Dáil sitting Coronavirus

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

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

From TheJournal.ie President calls for 'solidarity' to tackle Covid-19 in St Patrick's message Coronavirus

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

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

From TheJournal.ie Áras spending increases as more and more people turn 100 and receive €2,540 payment Centenarian Bounty

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

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

From TheJournal.ie William and Kate arrive in Ireland and meet with President Higgins ahead of three day visit Royal Visit

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

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

From TheJournal.ie President Higgins says rise of extremism 'deeply worrying' before 75th Holocaust Remembrance Day Auschwitz

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

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

From TheJournal.ie The 32nd Dáil has been dissolved by President Michael D Higgins Ge2020

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

The general election will be held on 8 February.

From TheJournal.ie President Higgins' Christmas message: 'Do we dismiss them... telling them there is no room at our inn?' Michael D

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.

From TheJournal.ie President Higgins and Taoiseach Leo Varadkar attend Remembrance Sunday ceremonies In Remembrance

President Higgins and Taoiseach Leo Varadkar attend Remembrance Sunday ceremonies

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

From TheJournal.ie President Higgins and Minister Paul Kehoe evacuated from Beirut hotel due to 'security concerns' Protests

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

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

From TheJournal.ie Irish people cannot 'remain silent' in face of attacks on refugees, warns President Direct Provision

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

Michael D Higgins made the speech in New York.

From TheJournal.ie Higgins at UN: 'No challenge facing international community is more urgent than climate action' United Nations

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.

From TheJournal.ie Higgins says he wasn't elected to 'just read speeches he has been handed' Defence Forces

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

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

From TheJournal.ie President Michael D Higgins offers support to Defence Force staff over pay Pay

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

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

From TheJournal.ie The Taoiseach and his partner have welcomed Mike Pence to Farmleigh ahead of a family lunch Pence Visit

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

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

From TheJournal.ie 'Every family's worst nightmare': Higgins and Varadkar offer condolences to family of Nóra Quoirin Nora Quoirin

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

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

From TheJournal.ie Revealed: How Michael D Higgins and Mary McAleese used government jet service hundreds of times Right To Know

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

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

From TheJournal.ie Here's who spent the most in the 2018 presidential campaign SIPO

Here's who spent the most in the 2018 presidential campaign

SIPO today released details of the expenses and donations during the 2018 presidential election campaign.

From TheJournal.ie Billionaire Irish-American takes office as US ambassador to Ireland after Áras ceremony Edward F Crawford

Billionaire Irish-American takes office as US ambassador to Ireland after Áras ceremony

Edward F Crawford took up the role of ambassador to Ireland today, which has been vacant since Trump took office.

From TheJournal.ie President pays tribute to Gay Byrne at lifetime achievement ceremony: 'His empathy threw light on dark corners in Irish life' Gaybo

President pays tribute to Gay Byrne at lifetime achievement ceremony: 'His empathy threw light on dark corners in Irish life'

Michael D Higgins praised Byrne’s impact on Irish broadcasting at a ceremony this evening.

From TheJournal.ie President to host Áras garden party highlighting issues around Direct Provision Garden Party

President to host Áras garden party highlighting issues around Direct Provision

Irish organisations that support refugees have been invited to a garden party tomorrow.

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

The 9 at 9: Sunday

Here’s everything you need to know as you start your day.

From TheJournal.ie President Higgins calls Trump's decision to pull out of climate change deal 'regressive and pernicious' Strong Words

President Higgins calls Trump's decision to pull out of climate change deal 'regressive and pernicious'

Higgins made the comments at a speech in the RDS today.

From TheJournal.ie Government ordered to release records about use of its jet service by Michael D Higgins and Mary McAleese Right To Know

Government ordered to release records about use of its jet service by Michael D Higgins and Mary McAleese

The ruling was made by the Commissioner for Environmental Information last week.

From TheJournal.ie Varadkar and Corbyn share 'serious concerns' about Brexit during Dublin meeting No Deal Fears

Varadkar and Corbyn share 'serious concerns' about Brexit during Dublin meeting

Corbyn also had a “lengthy and comprehensive” meeting with President Michael D Higgins.

From TheJournal.ie Activist Sinéad Burke has been appointed to the Council of State Sinead Burke

Activist Sinéad Burke has been appointed to the Council of State

Sindy Joyce, the first Traveller in Ireland to graduate with a PhD, has also been appointed to the Council.

From TheJournal.ie President praises 'force of forgiveness' of Italian student left paralysed in Dublin attack in 1999 Guido Nasi

President praises 'force of forgiveness' of Italian student left paralysed in Dublin attack in 1999

Guido Nasi was left paraplegic following the attack in 1999.

From TheJournal.ie 'A new mind for Europe is required': President Higgins criticises 'inadequate' European Union Unity

'A new mind for Europe is required': President Higgins criticises 'inadequate' European Union

He called for a fresh approach to tackling inequality among member states.

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.

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