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President Higgins to convene Council of State over abortion bill
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President Higgins to convene Council of State over abortion bill

Jul 24th 2013, 9:05 PM 13,845 Views 242 Comments

Áras an Uachtaráin has said that a meeting will be held next Monday where members of the Council and the President will consider the Protection of Life During Pregnancy Bill 2013.

President to receive abortion bill today
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President to receive abortion bill today

Jul 24th 2013, 8:04 AM 3,170 Views 21 Comments

The legislation is to be delivered to the Phoenix Park, after being passed by the Seanad yesterday.

Michael D Higgins hires new speech writer...she sounds smart
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Michael D Higgins hires new speech writer...she sounds smart

Jul 18th 2013, 4:29 PM 10,499 Views 45 Comments

Aziliz Gouez’s CV includes two masters degrees, research experience in Cambridge and a book about wine.

President Higgins: Anglo Tapes “are not the voices of the people of Ireland”
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President Higgins: Anglo Tapes “are not the voices of the people of Ireland”

Jul 1st 2013, 8:40 PM 8,671 Views 90 Comments

Michael D reassures Irish people they will be recognised internationally for their spirit and hard work.

Plan to shut down mobile phones in G8 terror event signed into law
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Plan to shut down mobile phones in G8 terror event signed into law

Jun 13th 2013, 1:00 PM 16,552 Views 73 Comments

Áras an Úachtaráin says the President has signed the Criminal Justice Bill, which allows networks to be shut down in emergencies.

President Higgins asked to sign 'mobile phone shutdown' laws early
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President Higgins asked to sign 'mobile phone shutdown' laws early

Jun 11th 2013, 6:32 PM 15,128 Views 46 Comments

The Government wants the new Criminal Justice Bill to be on the statute books before next week’s G8 summit.

Column: We have a president with an opinion, what's the big deal?
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Column: We have a president with an opinion, what's the big deal?

May 15th 2013, 7:00 AM 171 Views 40 Comments

Michael D Higgins won the Irish presidential elections based on his vision of a ‘radically inclusive Republic’. So how could anyone be surprised about him elaborating on that vision, asks Maura Adshead.

Shatter says State failed to acknowledge 'courage and sacrifice' of World War II veterans
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Shatter says State failed to acknowledge 'courage and sacrifice' of World War II veterans

May 7th 2013, 7:38 PM 6,480 Views 163 Comments

The Minister for Justice said that the Irish who fought with the Allies during WWII had “fought against Nazi tyranny”.

President Higgins says Irish still face 'life draining impediments'
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President Higgins says Irish still face 'life draining impediments'

Apr 20th 2013, 2:08 PM 7,837 Views 66 Comments

Addressing the annual conference of the SVP, he said that Ireland had “failed so frequently” to adopt policies that were good for its citizens.

President Higgins: Thatcher's legacy will be debated for many years
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President Higgins: Thatcher's legacy will be debated for many years

Apr 8th 2013, 4:18 PM 8,386 Views 57 Comments

The President said he was “sorry to learn of the death of Lady Thatcher” and extended his condolences to her family.

President Higgins congratulates Ireland's women's rugby side
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President Higgins congratulates Ireland's women's rugby side

Mar 17th 2013, 5:28 PM 11,532 Views 44 Comments

Ireland claimed the Six Nations Grand Slam with a 6-3 victory over Italy earlier on Sunday.

In pictures: Michael D Higgins meets President Hollande in Paris
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In pictures: Michael D Higgins meets President Hollande in Paris

Feb 19th 2013, 10:19 AM 2,993 Views 16 Comments

Lovely weather they’re having in France….

'This dreadful news is what every police family fears' - tributes paid to murdered Garda
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'This dreadful news is what every police family fears' - tributes paid to murdered Garda

Jan 26th 2013, 2:27 AM 24,726 Views 111 Comments

Detective Garda Adrian Donohoe was shot dead while on duty in Dundalk last night.

Bill Gates to meet with Taoiseach, Tánaiste and President tomorrow
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Bill Gates to meet with Taoiseach, Tánaiste and President tomorrow

Jan 22nd 2013, 9:22 AM 11,022 Views 58 Comments

The Microsoft founder and philanthropist is also reported to be meeting Bono on his visit to Ireland tomorrow.

Tender for redevelopment of President's website seven months after revamp
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Tender for redevelopment of President's website seven months after revamp

Dec 21st 2012, 7:30 AM 7,066 Views 30 Comments

A tender note – which misspelled the President’s name – was put on the government’s e-tenders website yesterday as President.ie looks set for a complete overhaul next year.

President Higgins visiting Liverpool today
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President Higgins visiting Liverpool today

Nov 21st 2012, 8:02 AM 2,921 Views 18 Comments

Michael D Higgins will meet political leaders and deliver a speech in Liverpool later today.

Interview: 'There is a great anger in the country' - President Higgins
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Interview: 'There is a great anger in the country' - President Higgins

Nov 17th 2012, 8:20 AM 12,390 Views 46 Comments

In an interview with TheJournal.ie, President Michael D Higgins has spoken of his initiative to help Ireland’s youth shape the country’s future and his first year in office. Listen to the full interview here…

Brazil's Christ the Redeemer to go green for Paddy's Day
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Brazil's Christ the Redeemer to go green for Paddy's Day

Oct 11th 2012, 10:51 AM 4,298 Views 12 Comments

Irish emigration to Brazil was limited, but Diago O’Grady, Jorge Cowan and Bernardo O’Brien all made their mark.

President to lay wreath as events commemorating fallen soldiers held around Ireland
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President to lay wreath as events commemorating fallen soldiers held around Ireland

Jul 8th 2012, 7:45 AM 2,769 Views 9 Comments

National Commemoration Day marks the deaths of Irish men and women in past wars and on UN service.

Fallen Irish peacekeepers commemorated
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Fallen Irish peacekeepers commemorated

Jun 15th 2012, 6:30 AM 2,185 Views 5 Comments

Simultaneous commemorations being held around the country on 8 July.

In pictures: President Higgins launches 'Being Young and Irish'
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In pictures: President Higgins launches 'Being Young and Irish'

May 25th 2012, 5:40 PM 4,153 Views 16 Comments

The seminar is the first in a new presidential series.

Michael D: 'The real test of those who like the beautiful game is to go and watch your local team'
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Michael D: 'The real test of those who like the beautiful game is to go and watch your local team'

May 21st 2012, 7:07 PM 661 Views 1 Comment

The President was at Dalymount Park last Friday night to watch Bohemian FC v Derry City.

President Higgins celebrates Irish film in New York
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President Higgins celebrates Irish film in New York

May 3rd 2012, 8:30 PM 2,579 Views 12 Comments

Michael D attended a screening of Oscar-winning Irish short The Shore – and gave his views on Irish film.

In photos: Al Pacino arrives for JDIFF screening of Wilde Salome
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In photos: Al Pacino arrives for JDIFF screening of Wilde Salome

Feb 20th 2012, 9:12 PM 6,442 Views 7 Comments

President Higgins paid tribute to Pacino in Dublin this evening, presenting him with the Volta Festival Tribute Award.

The Daily Fix: Monday
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The Daily Fix: Monday

Feb 20th 2012, 7:45 PM 5,691 Views 1 Comment

Your evening round-up of the day’s biggest news stories…

From a Sixmilebridge dairy farm to Dublin Castle...
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From a Sixmilebridge dairy farm to Dublin Castle...

Feb 15th 2012, 10:11 PM 8,785 Views 69 Comments

Here’s the lowdown on what China’s vice-president will see and do while in Ireland this weekend.

Businesses club together to host party for 500 homeless people
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Businesses club together to host party for 500 homeless people

Jan 19th 2012, 7:00 AM 1,863 Views 5 Comments

President Higgins takes up role performed by Mary McAleese to greet diners at Annual Lions Club party for vulnerable Dublin citizens.

President Higgins announces his Council of State
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President Higgins announces his Council of State

Jan 6th 2012, 2:51 PM 9,150 Views 66 Comments

Seven new advisors have been appointed to the Council.

The most telling Irish political pictures of 2011
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The most telling Irish political pictures of 2011

Dec 24th 2011, 9:15 AM 5,267 Views 7 Comments

A general election, the implosion of two parties, EU drama and a Presidential campaign – can you picture all that in one year? We tried…

‘These are troubling and testing times’ – A Christmas message from President Higgins
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‘These are troubling and testing times’ – A Christmas message from President Higgins

Dec 21st 2011, 11:55 AM 25 Views 52 Comments

Marking his first Christmas in Áras an Uachtaráin, President Michael D Higgins has this message for the Irish people…

President watches Wesley win all-island school choir contest
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President watches Wesley win all-island school choir contest

Nov 14th 2011, 10:19 AM 723 Views 0 Comments

Final of choral competition becomes one of President Higgins’s first official engagements.

President Higgins to have a quiet first day
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President Higgins to have a quiet first day

Nov 12th 2011, 10:11 AM 813 Views 33 Comments

The ninth President of Ireland has no official public engagements until tomorrow.

In pictures: Presenting… President Michael D Higgins
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In pictures: Presenting… President Michael D Higgins

Nov 11th 2011, 9:03 PM 4,710 Views 21 Comments

The ninth President of Ireland in his finest ceremonial hour…

State reception held for President Higgins at Dublin Castle
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State reception held for President Higgins at Dublin Castle

Nov 11th 2011, 8:56 PM 1,079 Views 9 Comments

The newest President of Ireland has been welcomed to his new role with a state reception at Dublin Castle. So, who was on the guestlist?

In full: Taoiseach Enda Kenny's speech at Presidential inauguration
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In full: Taoiseach Enda Kenny's speech at Presidential inauguration

Nov 11th 2011, 1:57 PM 1,285 Views 14 Comments

The full text of the address given by Taoiseach Enda Kenny at the inauguration of Michael D Higgins as the ninth President of Ireland today.

In full: The inaugural address of President Michael D Higgins
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In full: The inaugural address of President Michael D Higgins

Nov 11th 2011, 1:03 PM 2,134 Views 23 Comments

The full text of the address given by Michael D Higgins, the ninth President of Ireland, at Dublin Castle this afternoon.

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The Presidential inauguration: as it happened

Presidential poems: will Michael D quote himself during inauguration speech?
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Presidential poems: will Michael D quote himself during inauguration speech?

Nov 11th 2011, 10:00 AM 1,355 Views 3 Comments

Or will he follow in the footsteps of his American counterparts and invite another poet to the stage?

GALLERY: Inauguration of Ireland's first poet-President... in 1938
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GALLERY: Inauguration of Ireland's first poet-President... in 1938

Nov 11th 2011, 9:00 AM 3,631 Views 4 Comments

Michael D isn’t the only poet to grace the Áras – Ireland’s very first President Douglas Hyde was a poet and defender of Irish cultural heritage. Here’s how his big day went in June 1938.