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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 22,803 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 35,592 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 16,566 Views 32 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 20,808 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 40,177 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 74,987 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 40,462 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 29,027 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 66,097 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 16,500 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 58,120 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 30,460 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 21,759 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 21,698 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 44,508 Views 95 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 81,559 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 25,111 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 26,634 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 104,963 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 13,754 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 28,498 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 26,963 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 22,525 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 25,139 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 26,604 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 6,335 Views 43 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 21,518 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 17,907 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 37,769 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 27,918 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 34,250 Views 92 Comments

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

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

Jul 24th 2019, 11:23 AM 22,887 Views 33 Comments

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

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

Jul 1st 2019, 3:34 PM 26,042 Views 31 Comments

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

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

Jun 28th 2019, 8:05 PM 53,685 Views 70 Comments

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

President to host Áras garden party highlighting issues around Direct Provision
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President to host Áras garden party highlighting issues around Direct Provision

Jun 18th 2019, 11:46 AM 13,705 Views 37 Comments

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

The 9 at 9: Sunday
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The 9 at 9: Sunday

Jun 9th 2019, 8:58 AM 11,439 Views 0 Comments

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

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

Jun 4th 2019, 2:31 PM 15,601 Views 56 Comments

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

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

Jun 4th 2019, 12:05 AM 21,119 Views 39 Comments

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

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

Updated May 30th 2019, 3:10 PM 22,219 Views 37 Comments

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

Activist Sinéad Burke has been appointed to the Council of State
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Activist Sinéad Burke has been appointed to the Council of State

Apr 4th 2019, 5:31 PM 27,064 Views 22 Comments

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

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