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#President Higgins

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

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

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

From TheJournal.ie President Higgins' inauguration speech: 'We cannot afford to be complacent as to how we are living our lives' In Full

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

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

From TheJournal.ie Michael D Higgins will return €200k balance in Áras account at end of term Aras 18

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

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

From TheJournal.ie What happens next in the presidential election race? Off The Rack

What happens next in the presidential election race?

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

From TheJournal.ie President Higgins: 'We are a very long way from adequately addressing issues of hierarchy' Me Too

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

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

From TheJournal.ie President Higgins asks public not to take 'exceptional risks' and risk emergency services Stay Safe

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

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

From TheJournal.ie Michael D Higgins Christmas message: 'The burden of homelessness will overshadow the festive season' Christmas Message This post contains videos

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

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”.

From TheJournal.ie President Higgins is not 'ruling anything out' when it comes to running for a second term To Be Confirmed

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

Higgins officially opened the National Ploughing Championships this afternoon.

From TheJournal.ie President Higgins says homeless people are deprived of freedom and a sense of belonging Growing Crisis

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

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

From TheJournal.ie President Higgins will meet Pope Francis in Rome on Monday D-Tour To Vatican

President Higgins will meet Pope Francis in Rome on Monday

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

From TheJournal.ie President Higgins speaks out for women 'living in fear in their homes' of brutality and violence Read Me

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

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

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

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

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

From TheJournal.ie Santa Claus paid a visit to President Higgins at the Áras Diplomatic Relations

Santa Claus paid a visit to President Higgins at the Áras

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

From TheJournal.ie Even President Higgins has to trek to the ATM for cash every now and then Collecting The Bills

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

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

From TheJournal.ie Water protestor who called President Higgins a 'midget parasite' is spared jail Water Charges

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

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

From TheJournal.ie President Higgins joins British royals to mark Battle of the Somme centenary Centenary

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

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

From TheJournal.ie Prospect of 'two hour oration' from President may have focused minds Talks About Talks

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

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

From TheJournal.ie President Higgins will plant a tree in honour of Berkeley victims during US trip In Memory

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

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

From TheJournal.ie It's (finally) official: Marriage Equality is now enshrined in Irish law Result

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

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

From TheJournal.ie Veteran RTE broadcaster Liam Ó Murchú has died RIP
From TheJournal.ie Opinion: I've just signed up to Irish Water. I don't think that makes me a traitor. Water Charges

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

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

From TheJournal.ie Explainer: Why Michael D Higgins signed water charges into law Water Services Bill

Explainer: Why Michael D Higgins signed water charges into law

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

From TheJournal.ie President Michael D Higgins has signed the Water Services Bill It's Official

President Michael D Higgins has signed the Water Services Bill

Water charges are now the law of the land.

From TheJournal.ie 49 TDs and senators in eleventh-hour appeal to Michael D over Water Bill Dear Michael

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

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

From TheJournal.ie Ireland donates €2 million to South Sudan as President Higgins visits the country Conflict

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

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

From TheJournal.ie Ever wanted to ask the Gardaí something about their records? Now you can Foi Requests

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

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…

From TheJournal.ie Poll: Are we repeating the mistakes of the boom era? Your Say This post contains a poll

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

President Higgins has issued a warning. Do you agree?

From TheJournal.ie Why is President Higgins speaking out so often on the issue of homelessness? Housing

Why is President Higgins speaking out so often on the issue of homelessness?

President Higgins has made public statements on the issue at several events in recent weeks…

From TheJournal.ie Many one parent families struggle to cover the basics of food, housing and energy costs Vulnerable

Many one parent families struggle to cover the basics of food, housing and energy costs

Saint Vincent de Paul has published a study on lone parents.

From TheJournal.ie What do Paul O'Connell, JFK and President Higgins have in common? His Excellency

What do Paul O'Connell, JFK and President Higgins have in common?

It’s an award (not the Heineken Cup).

From TheJournal.ie Fiddles at the ready: The world's biggest trad music session kicks-off in Sligo today Fleadh Cheoil

Fiddles at the ready: The world's biggest trad music session kicks-off in Sligo today

President Higgins will be on hand to open Fleadh Cheoil na hÉireann.

From TheJournal.ie President Higgins in Belgium for WW1 commemorations Centenary

President Higgins in Belgium for WW1 commemorations

The heads of state of 15 other nations will be in attendance.

From TheJournal.ie Pictures: President and British royal heckled by dissidents at unveiling of monument to war dead Ww1

Pictures: President and British royal heckled by dissidents at unveiling of monument to war dead

President Higgins was unveiling a Cross of Sacrifice to the war dead of Ireland — the first of its kind to be erected in the State.

From TheJournal.ie Photos: 100 years on, President Higgins praises "determining moment" in Ireland's history Asgard

Photos: 100 years on, President Higgins praises "determining moment" in Ireland's history

Events were held in Dublin to mark the centenary of the landing of the Asgard at Howth with weapons for the Irish volunteers.

From TheJournal.ie Here's What Happened Today: Saturday News Fix

Here's What Happened Today: Saturday

Everyone’s talking about MH17, Gaza, and selfies…

From TheJournal.ie President Higgins: 'Conlon's work an inspiration to all who stand up for justice' Guildford Four

President Higgins: 'Conlon's work an inspiration to all who stand up for justice'

Michael D Higgins has paid tribute to the Gerry Conlon, who died on Saturday morning.

From TheJournal.ie Here's President Higgins looking quite pleased with a new painting he was given Portrait Of An Artist

Here's President Higgins looking quite pleased with a new painting he was given

The President was presented with the painting by one of the winners of the Texaco Children’s Art Competition.

From TheJournal.ie Peter O'Toole's ashes are being 'minded' at the Áras for the moment RIP

Peter O'Toole's ashes are being 'minded' at the Áras for the moment

The late actor’s daughter said the ashes were “in safe deposit” with the President while the family arranges their burial in Co Galway.

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