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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 75,127 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”.

Michael D Higgins has been re-elected as President of Ireland with 55.8% of the vote
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Michael D Higgins has been re-elected as President of Ireland with 55.8% of the vote

Oct 27th 2018, 7:42 PM 49,089 Views 121 Comments

Ireland has overwhelmingly backed Higgins to serve another seven years as president.

'An insult to the office of President': Dublin councillors not at all happy with standard of today's presentations
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'An insult to the office of President': Dublin councillors not at all happy with standard of today's presentations

Sep 13th 2018, 5:33 PM 55,830 Views 92 Comments

The council voted not to back any of the hopefuls who addressed them today.

Peacekeeping and disabilites on the agenda as Sean Gallagher to formally begin presidential campaign
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Peacekeeping and disabilites on the agenda as Sean Gallagher to formally begin presidential campaign

Sep 3rd 2018, 8:15 AM 16,842 Views 64 Comments

The businessman announced last week that he would contest the presidential race again following weeks of speculation.

Dragon's Den businessman Peter Casey to seek presidential nomination
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Dragon's Den businessman Peter Casey to seek presidential nomination

Aug 30th 2018, 10:26 AM 33,956 Views 116 Comments

The presidential ballot paper is filling up quickly…

Seán Gallagher to make his presidential intentions known tomorrow
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Seán Gallagher to make his presidential intentions known tomorrow

Aug 28th 2018, 12:39 PM 19,837 Views 75 Comments

The businessman ran for office of president in 2011.

'I find them terrifying': Mary McAleese wary of gay priests and nuns who preach anti-LGBTI message
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'I find them terrifying': Mary McAleese wary of gay priests and nuns who preach anti-LGBTI message

Aug 20th 2018, 7:54 PM 61,945 Views 196 Comments

The former President expressed her concerns at ‘fake hetero homophobes’ within the Church.

Founder of Pieta House writes to councils seeking support for presidential run
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Founder of Pieta House writes to councils seeking support for presidential run

Jul 18th 2018, 5:44 PM 22,759 Views 43 Comments

Joan Freeman said it is her lifelong ambition to “deliver a better quality of life”.

'I'm a political animal': Former Dublin Lord Mayor Christy Burke considering a presidential run
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'I'm a political animal': Former Dublin Lord Mayor Christy Burke considering a presidential run

Jul 12th 2018, 1:31 PM 12,669 Views 62 Comments

Burke said he had been approached by locals in his area and younger members of his own team about possibly mounting an election bid.

'Nobody has approached me': Frances Black says she has no intention of running for president
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'Nobody has approached me': Frances Black says she has no intention of running for president

Jul 6th 2018, 6:15 AM 10,067 Views 25 Comments

Sinn Féin is due to hold meetings with a number of independents about the presidential election.

'God knows what will happen': Bertie's cryptic answer on if he'll run for president
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'God knows what will happen': Bertie's cryptic answer on if he'll run for president

Oct 24th 2017, 3:24 PM 19,908 Views 114 Comments

Rejoining Fianna Fáil would be the first hurdle an Ahern candidacy would have to overcome.

Mary Robinson says she was "bullied" into stepping down as President early
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Mary Robinson says she was "bullied" into stepping down as President early

Feb 10th 2017, 12:09 PM 56,988 Views 84 Comments

Robinson said it was her “hardest decision” not to go for a second term as President.

12 very Irish observations about President Michael D Higgins
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12 very Irish observations about President Michael D Higgins

Nov 11th 2016, 1:00 PM 18,024 Views 3 Comments

He’s been our President for five years today.

Enda Kenny says he doesn't want to be President of Ireland
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Enda Kenny says he doesn't want to be President of Ireland

Sep 13th 2016, 6:00 PM 14,827 Views 107 Comments

Pressure over the leadership has been mounting on Taoiseach Enda Kenny.

There's a second referendum happening on 22 May. Did you know?
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There's a second referendum happening on 22 May. Did you know?

Mar 28th 2015, 8:15 AM 31,051 Views 68 Comments

It could mean Niall Horan could be President of Ireland.

9 reasons why Miriam O'Callaghan would be the perfect President
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9 reasons why Miriam O'Callaghan would be the perfect President

Mar 23rd 2015, 6:00 PM 5,869 Views 6 Comments

Could it happen?

Justice Catherine McGuinness was approached to run for president...but she wasn't interested
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Justice Catherine McGuinness was approached to run for president...but she wasn't interested

Dec 7th 2014, 11:31 AM 10,811 Views 39 Comments

The former Supreme Court judge said she doesn’t regret her decision to turn it down.

A new Vice President, and other things that happen if the Seanad is scrapped
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A new Vice President, and other things that happen if the Seanad is scrapped

May 6th 2013, 8:45 AM 9,341 Views 33 Comments

We have a look at how the constitution may need rewriting if the second House of the Oireachtas is binned.

21 reasons to cuddle Michael D Higgins
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21 reasons to cuddle Michael D Higgins

Apr 18th 2013, 1:04 PM 36,442 Views 77 Comments

Happy birthday, Michael D!

President signs legislation to liquidate IBRC into law
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President signs legislation to liquidate IBRC into law

Feb 7th 2013, 7:45 AM 12,949 Views 149 Comments

The President returned from his official visit to Rome yesterday to sign the emergency legislation.

President Michael D Higgins travels to Italy for official visit
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President Michael D Higgins travels to Italy for official visit

Feb 6th 2013, 10:25 AM 3,805 Views 40 Comments

The President will meet with officials in Rome as well as visiting some historic sites with Irish connections.

Explainer: How does a Bill become a law?
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Explainer: How does a Bill become a law?

Jan 2nd 2013, 7:30 AM 21,223 Views 29 Comments

The forthcoming legislation on abortion will put the workings of the Oireachtas under a fresh spotlight. Here’s how the lawmaking process works.

Read Me: President Higgins' message for Christmas and New Year
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Read Me: President Higgins' message for Christmas and New Year

Dec 16th 2012, 12:00 PM 116 Views 67 Comments

The President of Ireland offers his best wishes to the people of Ireland and the Irish family, “wherever they may be”.

Samaritans celebrates 10 years of prisoner listener scheme
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Samaritans celebrates 10 years of prisoner listener scheme

Dec 14th 2012, 2:38 PM 3,621 Views 3 Comments

Over the past year, Samaritans recorded 1,100 formal contacts within the six prisons in its Listener Scheme, an 83 per cent increase on 2011.

My favourite speech: Senator and academic Ivana Bacik
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My favourite speech: Senator and academic Ivana Bacik

Aug 19th 2012, 5:00 PM 6,611 Views 62 Comments

Continuing our summer series on TheJournal.ie of public figures’ favourite speeches, Ivana Bacik picks a speech by Ireland’s first female president, Mary Robinson.

New BFFs: Martin Sheen meets Michael D
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New BFFs: Martin Sheen meets Michael D

Feb 24th 2012, 9:41 AM 3,826 Views 9 Comments

“It could have been you.” Remember the @Sheen4Aras campaign?

Mary Robinson addresses the Seanad on its role in her career
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Mary Robinson addresses the Seanad on its role in her career

Nov 24th 2011, 11:46 AM 955 Views 0 Comments

Watch live from the Seanad as former President Mary Robinson speaks about its role in her career as a human rights activist.

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

Nov 11th 2011, 9:03 PM 4,708 Views 21 Comments

The ninth President of Ireland in his finest ceremonial hour…

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 3,615 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.

Poll: How would you rate Mary McAleese's presidency?
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Poll: How would you rate Mary McAleese's presidency?

Nov 10th 2011, 1:50 PM 3,932 Views 60 Comments

The current President of Ireland’s 14-year tenure is drawing to a close – how do you think she has managed the role over that time?

In pictures: What are Bertie and Brian doing in the Áras?
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In pictures: What are Bertie and Brian doing in the Áras?

Nov 4th 2011, 5:44 PM 2,186 Views 56 Comments

The boys/former taoisigh are back in town for a ‘thank you’ reception by President McAleese for her Council of State.

Higgins welcomed by 5,000 supporters in Galway
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Higgins welcomed by 5,000 supporters in Galway

Oct 30th 2011, 7:04 PM 903 Views 36 Comments

The President-elect has been greeted by thousands of supporters in his native Galway today.

#Áras11: The Thursday question for Presidential candidates
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#Áras11: The Thursday question for Presidential candidates

Oct 20th 2011, 10:13 AM 904 Views 10 Comments

Each day this week, TheJournal.ie will be hosting Tell Us Why’s question campaign for clarity on the seven candidates’ priorities. Today: How they view the secularisation of Irish society.

#Áras11: The Wednesday question for Presidential candidates
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#Áras11: The Wednesday question for Presidential candidates

Oct 19th 2011, 7:40 AM 1,548 Views 26 Comments

Each day this week, TheJournal.ie will be hosting Tell Us Why’s question campaign for clarity on the seven candidates’ priorities. Today: How they would approach a State visit to China.

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The TG4 Presidential Election debate, as it happened

#Áras11: The Monday question for Presidential candidates
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#Áras11: The Monday question for Presidential candidates

Oct 17th 2011, 3:42 PM 1,117 Views 25 Comments

Each day this week, TheJournal.ie will be hosting Tell Us Why’s question campaign for clarity on the seven candidates’ priorities. Today: why they think they deserve to be President.

Gay Mitchell press officer "surprised" by abortion article
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Gay Mitchell press officer "surprised" by abortion article

Aug 21st 2011, 4:11 PM 1,418 Views 37 Comments

PR man said he had not expected his own words on FG presidential nominee’s abortion stance to appear in print.

"Flattered" Sheen insists he won't run for Áras
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"Flattered" Sheen insists he won't run for Áras

Aug 20th 2011, 1:28 PM 1,244 Views 24 Comments

Speaking in Chicago, Irish citizen Martin Sheen says he’s touched by an online petition asking him to run, but that he won’t.

Could Martin Sheen be the next President of Ireland?
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Could Martin Sheen be the next President of Ireland?

Aug 17th 2011, 5:36 PM 2,873 Views 56 Comments

The rumours circulating about potential candidates in this year’s race to the Aras reads like a pilot script for a ‘Celebrity President’ television series.

Column: Cardinal Rules (Part 27) - On the presidential campaign trail
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Column: Cardinal Rules (Part 27) - On the presidential campaign trail

Jun 11th 2011, 11:57 AM 13 Views 0 Comments

(Not) Cardinal Sean Brady recounts one eventful day on the campaign trail as Bridie Keegan pushes to become president.

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