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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 22,555 Views 90 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 18,171 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 125,953 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 38,983 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 14,611 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 15,967 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 37,102 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 45,286 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 78,586 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 11,104 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 87,204 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 19,122 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 13,684 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 49,169 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 16,748 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 31,001 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 24,649 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 39,526 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 27,401 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 11,246 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 14,243 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 164,518 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 33,748 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 23,071 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 35,973 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 16,629 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 20,943 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 40,301 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 75,231 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 40,588 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 29,090 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 67,292 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 16,541 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 58,353 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 30,596 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 21,959 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 44,539 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 81,635 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 25,136 Views 22 Comments

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

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