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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 Higgins has a new puppy named in a nod to our times
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President Higgins has a new puppy named in a nod to our times

Mar 2nd 2021, 5:18 PM 105,945 Views 78 Comments

Misneach, meaning courage, is five months old.

President signs Bill allowing graduated fines for breaches in Covid-19 restrictions
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President signs Bill allowing graduated fines for breaches in Covid-19 restrictions

Oct 25th 2020, 5:08 PM 56,973 Views 127 Comments

The amendment expands the penalties that can be applied to offences when Covid-19 restrictions are broken.

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 40,591 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 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.

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 21,961 Views 57 Comments

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

We need to look at how essential workers are remunerated, says President Higgins
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We need to look at how essential workers are remunerated, says President Higgins

May 30th 2020, 8:21 AM 28,627 Views 99 Comments

In relation to older people, he said there were mistakes made in the language around cocooning.

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 27,516 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 105,030 Views 127 Comments

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

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 15,611 Views 56 Comments

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

President Higgins thanks Ruby Walsh for 'outstanding contributions' to Ireland's reputation
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President Higgins thanks Ruby Walsh for 'outstanding contributions' to Ireland's reputation

May 1st 2019, 10:03 PM 15,807 Views 30 Comments

The president wrote to Walsh to wish him a successful retirement.

President Higgins' inauguration speech: 'We cannot afford to be complacent as to how we are living our lives'
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President Higgins' inauguration speech: 'We cannot afford to be complacent as to how we are living our lives'

Nov 11th 2018, 9:13 PM 12,434 Views 24 Comments

Michael D Higgins touched on an extensive array of themes including tackling poverty and confronting hate.

Michael D Higgins will return €200k balance in Áras account at end of term
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Michael D Higgins will return €200k balance in Áras account at end of term

Oct 4th 2018, 4:25 PM 26,989 Views 75 Comments

Higgins has pointed out that his predecessor Mary McAleese returned the balance when she finished her two terms.

What happens next in the presidential election race?
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What happens next in the presidential election race?

Jul 28th 2018, 9:15 AM 11,881 Views 25 Comments

We’re a touch clearer now but we still don’t know who’s going to be on the ballot.

President Higgins: 'We are a very long way from adequately addressing issues of hierarchy'
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President Higgins: 'We are a very long way from adequately addressing issues of hierarchy'

Mar 7th 2018, 6:54 PM 9,847 Views 55 Comments

President Michael D Higgins spoke to Ryan Tubridy ahead of International Women’s Day tomorrow.

President Higgins asks public not to take 'exceptional risks' and risk emergency services
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President Higgins asks public not to take 'exceptional risks' and risk emergency services

Mar 2nd 2018, 6:56 PM 15,169 Views 39 Comments

The President said that he has had to cancel a number of events.

Michael D Higgins Christmas message: 'The burden of homelessness will overshadow the festive season'
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Michael D Higgins Christmas message: 'The burden of homelessness will overshadow the festive season'

Dec 20th 2017, 6:00 AM 14,676 Views 80 Comments

In his annual address, Higgins said that Christmas was a time to reflect on the year gone by and to think of the story “that lies at the heart of this festive season”.

President Higgins is not 'ruling anything out' when it comes to running for a second term
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President Higgins is not 'ruling anything out' when it comes to running for a second term

Sep 19th 2017, 2:16 PM 10,217 Views 79 Comments

Higgins officially opened the National Ploughing Championships this afternoon.

President Higgins says homeless people are deprived of freedom and a sense of belonging
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President Higgins says homeless people are deprived of freedom and a sense of belonging

Sep 13th 2017, 12:52 PM 11,003 Views 85 Comments

Michael D Higgins has shared his thoughts on the impact of homelessness.

President Higgins will meet Pope Francis in Rome on Monday
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President Higgins will meet Pope Francis in Rome on Monday

May 19th 2017, 3:16 PM 6,395 Views 34 Comments

President Higgins will also visit the Biennale, the world’s oldest international art exhibition.

President Higgins speaks out for women 'living in fear in their homes' of brutality and violence
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President Higgins speaks out for women 'living in fear in their homes' of brutality and violence

Mar 8th 2017, 3:14 PM 215 Views 75 Comments

He also expressed his grief at the tragedies of the Tuam Mother and Baby Home bodies and the deaths in Clondalkin fire today.

The People's Acorn: Giant artwork planned for grounds of Áras to commemorate 1916
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The People's Acorn: Giant artwork planned for grounds of Áras to commemorate 1916

Dec 22nd 2016, 3:44 PM 7,442 Views 39 Comments

The bronze cast artwork will be placed in woodland surrounding the President’s residence.

Santa Claus paid a visit to President Higgins at the Áras
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Santa Claus paid a visit to President Higgins at the Áras

Dec 13th 2016, 12:55 PM 7,173 Views 25 Comments

President Higgins and his wife Sabina welcomed hundreds of families to the Áras on Saturday for the official switching on of the Christmas lights.

Even President Higgins has to trek to the ATM for cash every now and then
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Even President Higgins has to trek to the ATM for cash every now and then

Sep 17th 2016, 7:30 PM 53,930 Views 66 Comments

The president stopped off at an ATM in Cork to get some cash on a recent visit.

Even Michael D Higgins has to trek to the ATM for cash
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Even Michael D Higgins has to trek to the ATM for cash

Sep 17th 2016, 2:00 PM 9,849 Views 8 Comments

SQUEE.

Water protestor who called President Higgins a 'midget parasite' is spared jail
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Water protestor who called President Higgins a 'midget parasite' is spared jail

Sep 6th 2016, 7:29 PM 27,695 Views 245 Comments

Father-of-three Derek Byrne (36), from Streamville Rd, Kilbarrack, Dublin, was fined €300 by Judge Bryan Smyth at Dublin District Court today.

President Higgins joins British royals to mark Battle of the Somme centenary
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President Higgins joins British royals to mark Battle of the Somme centenary

Jul 1st 2016, 8:59 AM 17,211 Views 45 Comments

Today marks 100 years since the start of the four-and-a-half month battle which left over one million dead or injured.

Prospect of 'two hour oration' from President may have focused minds
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Prospect of 'two hour oration' from President may have focused minds

Apr 10th 2016, 7:59 PM 42,874 Views 117 Comments

A veteran FF negotiator says Michael D would have chased Enda back to the Dáil to knock heads together.

President Higgins will plant a tree in honour of Berkeley victims during US trip
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President Higgins will plant a tree in honour of Berkeley victims during US trip

Oct 20th 2015, 7:45 AM 12,179 Views 23 Comments

Michael D is en route to the west coast of America.

It's (finally) official: Marriage Equality is now enshrined in Irish law
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It's (finally) official: Marriage Equality is now enshrined in Irish law

Aug 29th 2015, 8:30 PM 27,456 Views 190 Comments

President Higgins signed the Marriage Equality Bill into law this evening.

Veteran RTE broadcaster Liam Ó Murchú has died
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Veteran RTE broadcaster Liam Ó Murchú has died

Jun 29th 2015, 7:06 PM 28,677 Views 14 Comments

He was 86.

Opinion: I've just signed up to Irish Water. I don't think that makes me a traitor.
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Opinion: I've just signed up to Irish Water. I don't think that makes me a traitor.

Jan 30th 2015, 1:00 PM 217 Views 307 Comments

Reluctantly and unhappily, I’ve decided I can no more pick the taxes I pay than the laws I obey.

Explainer: Why Michael D Higgins signed water charges into law
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Explainer: Why Michael D Higgins signed water charges into law

Dec 29th 2014, 12:16 PM 23,637 Views 185 Comments

The president’s hands were essentially tied by the Constitution.

President Michael D Higgins has signed the Water Services Bill
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President Michael D Higgins has signed the Water Services Bill

Dec 28th 2014, 1:16 PM 36,552 Views 357 Comments

Water charges are now the law of the land.

49 TDs and senators in eleventh-hour appeal to Michael D over Water Bill
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49 TDs and senators in eleventh-hour appeal to Michael D over Water Bill

Dec 24th 2014, 12:09 PM 41,270 Views 150 Comments

The President had a swift response for some of them (and it wasn’t a complete ‘no’.)

Ireland donates €2 million to South Sudan as President Higgins visits the country
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Ireland donates €2 million to South Sudan as President Higgins visits the country

Nov 4th 2014, 6:00 PM 6,249 Views 52 Comments

This will bring the funding provided by Ireland to the South Sudanese crisis this year to over €8.5 million.

Ever wanted to ask the Gardaí something about their records? Now you can
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Ever wanted to ask the Gardaí something about their records? Now you can

Oct 15th 2014, 5:36 PM 17,364 Views 18 Comments

A new law extends Freedom of Information requests to cover limited areas of an Garda Síochána and other organisations. They don’t have to answer you though…

Poll: Are we repeating the mistakes of the boom era?
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Poll: Are we repeating the mistakes of the boom era?

Sep 24th 2014, 9:06 AM 15,633 Views 62 Comments

President Higgins has issued a warning. Do you agree?

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