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This year
President to meet with Council of State to assess if new law to appoint judges is constitutional
The new law plans to bring “major reforms” in how judges are appointed in the state through the introduction of a new commission.
President Higgins accuses UN of ‘losing credibility’ amid warning over climate change
Higgins also criticised the EU for promoting a “US style” of agriculture addressing the National Ploughing Championships.
Spanish FA president criticised for kissing player
Jenni Hermoso has defended Luis Rubiales after he came under fire.
Larry Donnelly: This Trump indictment is explosive - it makes for chilling reading
The Boston lawyer and law lecturer says the case against Trump is no joke but neither is the support he continues to receive.
Poll: Should Ireland introduce an honours system?
Have your say.
Retired NATO general beats billionaire to become next Czech president
Petr Pavel won 56.76% if the vote.
Last year
Broadcasters offer '100 times less' for Women's World Cup
The competition in July-August will have 32 teams for the first time.
Trump brands Biden 'enemy of the state' at Pennsylvania rally
Trump slammed a recent speech by Biden as the ‘most vicious, hateful and divisive speech ever delivered by an American president.’
Donald Trump scraps visit to west Clare
Donald Trump was due in Ireland on 27 August next.
Sabina Higgins issues statement explaining why Ukraine letter was placed on Áras website
The wife of president Michael D Higgins courted controversy after she wrote a letter in the Irish Times calling for ceasefire negotiations.
FF senator calls on Michael D Higgins to express Irish support for Ukraine after Sabina letter
Sabina Higgins, in a letter to the Irish Times, called for both Ukraine and Russia to “agree to a ceasefire and negotiations”.
'Our great, great failure': President expresses anger over housing 'disaster'
He was speaking at the opening of a centre for homeless people in Kildare.
Senegal's president supports PSG star amid homophobia accusations
Idrissa Gana Gueye missed a Ligue 1 game against Montpellier on Saturday during which players were to wear rainbow jerseys.
Poll: Would you like to see Emmanuel Macron re-elected as French president?
French voters will soon decide who will be president for the next five years.
Italian parties to beg president to stay on, leaving Draghi as PM
Italy’s presidency is largely ceremonial, but the head of state wields serious power during political crises.
All time
Quiz: How much do you know about the Presidents of Ireland?
Who loved golf and who likes spending time in a convent?
Kamala Harris held presidency for 1 hour 25 mins while Joe Biden was under anaesthesia
The US President had a colonoscopy as part of a regular health check, the White House said.
European court rejects challenge to 'almighty God' wording in Presidential oath
The case is being taken by TD Róisín Shortall and others including Senator David Norris.
Opinion: Young people are demanding action on climate and biodiversity, we can't let them down
Yvonne McKenna of Gaisce outlines their plans to encourage biodiversity by asking the public to plant bulbs for the bees.
Poll: Was President Higgins right to decline the invitation to Northern Ireland event?
Michael D Higgins said that the event was a political one and could not attend.
Poll: Would you vote for Bertie Ahern if he ran for president?
The former Taoiseach hasn’t ruled out a bid in 2025.
Duterte confirms he will run for vice presidency in Philippines
The 76-year-old president is notorious for his crackdown on illegal drugs.
Poll: Should the president have to swear an oath in the presence of God when being sworn in?
The constitution states that the president when entering office must make a declaration “in the presence of Almighty God”.
Ticket touts: President signs into law bill banning above price resales
Penalties including a fine of up to €100,000 or up to two years imprisonment face anyone caught defying the Sale of Tickets Bill 2021.
Biden administration backs bill to make Washington DC the 51st state
The administration said the people of Washington DC deserve full representation in the US Congress.
Joan Laporta elected Barcelona president for a second time
One of his main tasks will be to convince Lionel Messi to sign a new contract.
Italian president seeks non-political government to lead
Negotiations today failed to revive the collapsed coalition government.
President Higgins says State 'must bear primary responsibility' for mother and baby homes
Michael D Higgins issued a statement on the report published this week.
Donald Trump has been impeached twice - what happens now?
The US president was impeached by the House of Representatives last night.
Manuel Merino resigns as Peru president after just five days in power
Thousands have taken to the streets in days of protests against Merino.
Joe Biden: 'The numbers tell us a clear and convincing story'
The candidate said he is going to win the 2020 US presidential election.
Connacht president Heneghan becomes first woman in the role in Irish rugby
The Mayo native also acts as a judicial officer for World Rugby.
Opponents boycott ceremony as Poland's president sworn in for second term
Opponents have accused Andrzej Duda of undermining the constitution and of running a homophobic campaign.
'Everybody that has a baby gets a million dollars': Kanye West holds first campaign rally
The rapper spoke about various topics from abortion and religion to international trade and licensing deals.
President to hold memorial service for Detective Garda Colm Horkan as funeral takes place tomorrow
Detective Garda Colm Horkan (49) was shot dead on Wednesday night in the town of Castlerea.
Donald Trump suggests he will boycott NFL and US Soccer
Colin Kaepernick started kneeling in 2016 to highlight racial inequality, and the US president does not want others to follow suit.
Pichot quits World Rugby after losing to Beaumont in chairman election
The former Argentina scrum-half has resigned from three different roles.
Reporter asks Trump if now is time for self congratulations. He responds: 'You don't have brains you were born with'
The US President said yesterday that those protesting the Covid-19 restrictions “love our country”.
Russia's Vladimir Putin signs law that could keep him in power for another 16 years
He signed the measure today, three days after it sailed through the Russian parliament
Former Egyptian president Hosni Mubarak dies aged 91
He ruled Egypt for over 30 years.