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

Sep 23rd 2014, 3:00 PM 7,629 Views 32 Comments

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

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

Sep 23rd 2014, 8:49 AM 6,566 Views 72 Comments

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

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

Aug 29th 2014, 4:05 PM 11,683 Views 12 Comments

It’s an award (not the Heineken Cup).

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

Aug 10th 2014, 7:30 AM 7,282 Views 20 Comments

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

President Higgins in Belgium for WW1 commemorations
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President Higgins in Belgium for WW1 commemorations

Aug 4th 2014, 9:40 AM 7,371 Views 101 Comments

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

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

Jul 31st 2014, 10:40 PM 30,521 Views 228 Comments

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.

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

Jul 27th 2014, 6:51 PM 11,545 Views 72 Comments

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

Here's What Happened Today: Saturday
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Here's What Happened Today: Saturday

Jul 19th 2014, 8:27 PM 13,521 Views 1 Comment

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

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

Jun 23rd 2014, 3:11 PM 5,104 Views 15 Comments

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

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

May 27th 2014, 6:37 PM 14,337 Views 22 Comments

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

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

May 19th 2014, 10:09 AM 14,143 Views 11 Comments

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

"The crisis has exacted a huge toll on the Irish people" - President Higgins is critical of economic teaching
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"The crisis has exacted a huge toll on the Irish people" - President Higgins is critical of economic teaching

May 12th 2014, 6:38 PM 13,360 Views 70 Comments

Higgins told the University of Chicago that economic teaching has become separated from philosophical thought.

Michael D Higgins gets the freedom of Cork, mentions how much Corkonians like to say 'like'
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Michael D Higgins gets the freedom of Cork, mentions how much Corkonians like to say 'like'

Apr 24th 2014, 9:48 PM 14,167 Views 22 Comments

He bigged up the city for lots of other reasons too.

Freedom of Cork to be awarded less often to avoid mayors using it as a 'political football'
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Freedom of Cork to be awarded less often to avoid mayors using it as a 'political football'

Apr 24th 2014, 7:45 AM 5,440 Views 17 Comments

President Higgins is set to be given the accolade at a ceremony in the city today.

President's most senior aide to leave Áras an Uachtaráin
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President's most senior aide to leave Áras an Uachtaráin

Apr 21st 2014, 7:55 PM 32,323 Views 21 Comments

Adrian O’Neill is taking up a role at the Department of Foreign Affairs.

Column: The Derry of my childhood was shrouded in sadness – now the city can breathe again
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Column: The Derry of my childhood was shrouded in sadness – now the city can breathe again

Apr 14th 2014, 7:30 PM 217 Views 50 Comments

Derry truly is a symbol of the “profound transformation” of the relationship between Ireland and Britain, just like President Higgins said last week.

A look behind the scenes at the Ceiliúradh concert in London
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# The Parting Glass

A look behind the scenes at the Ceiliúradh concert in London

Apr 12th 2014, 4:08 PM 17,691 Views 24 Comments

The preparations for the Royal Albert Hall.

President Higgins was called a "funny little fella" on Have I Got News For You
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President Higgins was called a "funny little fella" on Have I Got News For You

Apr 12th 2014, 11:26 AM 5,026 Views 3 Comments

YOU LEAVE HIM ALONE!

Poll: Have Anglo-Irish relations been strengthened by the President's UK State visit?
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Poll: Have Anglo-Irish relations been strengthened by the President's UK State visit?

Apr 12th 2014, 9:25 AM 13,514 Views 74 Comments

The visit has drawn to a close, so we want to know if you think it made a difference.

"Both sides emphasised a very honest version of the past." President Higgins returns home after UK visit
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"Both sides emphasised a very honest version of the past." President Higgins returns home after UK visit

Apr 11th 2014, 7:15 PM 16,325 Views 43 Comments

The President’ plane touched down in Baldonnel shortly after 6pm this evening.

Niall Horan met President Higgins and Twitter was very confused
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# State Visit

Niall Horan met President Higgins and Twitter was very confused

Apr 11th 2014, 9:05 AM 7,710 Views 0 Comments

WE DON’T KNOW HOW TO FEEL.

Here's what President Higgins and the Queen were REALLY thinking during the State Visit
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# Gin

Here's what President Higgins and the Queen were REALLY thinking during the State Visit

Apr 11th 2014, 8:57 AM 11,351 Views 8 Comments

David Cameron was thrown into Slytherin.

Caption competition: What's John Major saying to Enda, as they lurk on the Albert Hall balcony?
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Caption competition: What's John Major saying to Enda, as they lurk on the Albert Hall balcony?

Apr 10th 2014, 9:51 PM 12,232 Views 106 Comments

‘Nice view’ … ‘Thanks, I had my hair done specially’.

Here's What Happened Today: Wednesday
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Here's What Happened Today: Wednesday

Apr 9th 2014, 11:10 PM 13,834 Views 3 Comments

Everyone’s been talking about Angela Kerins, the Anglo trial, and President Higgins

275 horses and an Irish Wolfhound named Domhnall welcome President to Windsor
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275 horses and an Irish Wolfhound named Domhnall welcome President to Windsor

Apr 8th 2014, 2:40 PM 25,779 Views 115 Comments

Although one Windsor resident asked “what’s happening here today?”

Here's What Happened Today: Monday
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Here's What Happened Today: Monday

Apr 7th 2014, 11:06 PM 41,739 Views 33 Comments

Everyone’s been talking about Peaches Geldof, the death of a woman after a Luas crash and the Rwandan genocide commemorations.

President pays tribute to women in Irish history at Cumann na mBan commemoration
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President pays tribute to women in Irish history at Cumann na mBan commemoration

Apr 2nd 2014, 10:23 PM 9,505 Views 17 Comments

An exclusively all female Guard of Honour, drawn from women serving in the Army, Navy and Air Corps, gathered to commemorate the women of the Cumann na mBan today.

President Higgins pays tribute to former Senator Sam McAughtry
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President Higgins pays tribute to former Senator Sam McAughtry

Mar 30th 2014, 3:44 PM 5,910 Views 6 Comments

McAughtry, who was a writer and broadcaster, had played a role in the peace process throughout his life.

The Queen is hosting a Buckingham Palace reception for the Irish community tonight
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The Queen is hosting a Buckingham Palace reception for the Irish community tonight

Mar 25th 2014, 8:49 AM 17,658 Views 111 Comments

Louis Walsh is going.

President to travel to flood-hit areas, as Met Éireann says outlook "not as tempestuous as recent weeks"
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President to travel to flood-hit areas, as Met Éireann says outlook "not as tempestuous as recent weeks"

Feb 10th 2014, 9:37 AM 7,997 Views 21 Comments

In a break with recent tradition — there are currently no yellow, orange or red weather warnings in place.

And President Higgins's new adviser is...
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And President Higgins's new adviser is...

Jan 20th 2014, 10:02 AM 16,564 Views 43 Comments

Drumroll, please.

President Higgins: Thanks to all who work for others over Christmas
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President Higgins: Thanks to all who work for others over Christmas

Dec 22nd 2013, 6:00 PM 9,491 Views 77 Comments

As part of his annual Christmas and New Year message to the nation, the President wants us to focus on ethics in 2014.

Here’s what happened today: Tuesday
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Here’s what happened today: Tuesday

Nov 26th 2013, 8:59 PM 10,537 Views 4 Comments

Today everyone’s been talking about the HSE’s €2.6 million payout, Marie Fleming being asked to provide proof of her illness and why President Higgins’ adviser left her job.

'I departed the Áras on very amicable terms' - Former adviser breaks silence
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'I departed the Áras on very amicable terms' - Former adviser breaks silence

Nov 26th 2013, 5:01 PM 10,052 Views 30 Comments

Mary Van Lieshout has said that she left the Office of the President to “pursue other interests”.

President Higgins accepts invitation from Queen Elizabeth II to visit the UK
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President Higgins accepts invitation from Queen Elizabeth II to visit the UK

Nov 17th 2013, 9:01 PM 22,986 Views 161 Comments

President Higgins said he is “very pleased” with the invite from the Queen of England.

President Higgins: The empty concrete shells that dot our landscape were born from reckless speculation
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President Higgins: The empty concrete shells that dot our landscape were born from reckless speculation

Nov 8th 2013, 7:16 PM 10,717 Views 54 Comments

Speaking at the Royal Institute of the Architects of Ireland he said the construction sector was leaving a ‘disturbing’ part of its history behind.

El último día: President concludes Central America tour today
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El último día: President concludes Central America tour today

Oct 30th 2013, 8:52 AM 4,200 Views 16 Comments

President Michael D Higgins brings the curtain down on a landmark tour of Central America with some final meetings in Costa Rica today.

Busy day for President Higgins as Central American tour continues
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Busy day for President Higgins as Central American tour continues

Oct 21st 2013, 8:35 AM 4,239 Views 75 Comments

The President and his wife will attend a lunch hosted by his Mexican counterpart, Enrique Peña Nieto, where they’ll also be joined by business and academic figures from the country’s Irish community.

President Higgins: Stigma a major barrier to suicide prevention
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President Higgins: Stigma a major barrier to suicide prevention

Sep 9th 2013, 5:14 PM 4,384 Views 29 Comments

The President says everyone needs to play a role in preventing suicide, and has called for a more open and tolerant society in which people aren’t afraid to seek help.

President Higgins hails Ireland's new world champion Rob Heffernan
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President Higgins hails Ireland's new world champion Rob Heffernan

Aug 14th 2013, 10:45 AM 6,661 Views 56 Comments

“He has achieved all that he deserves,” said the President.