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#Michael D Higgins

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.

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.

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