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#Áras An Uachtaráin

# aras-an-uachtarain - Thursday 11 January, 2018

Column: 'There should be a presidential election and Michael D shouldn't run'

We live in an extraordinary moment for democratic government, where confidence in the honesty of political leaders is seemingly at an all time low, writes Caoimhín De Barra.

# aras-an-uachtarain - Friday 5 January, 2018

Presidential hopeful calls on largest parties to say if they will run candidates for Áras

Gerard Craughwell says other challengers need time to organise their campaigns.

# aras-an-uachtarain - Friday 29 December, 2017

Taoiseach fails to rule out Frances Fitzgerald as a presidential candidate

Taoiseach Leo Varadkar says he wants Fitzgerald to return to high office soon.

# aras-an-uachtarain - Thursday 14 December, 2017

From The Daily Edge This man’s quest to find out about Michael D’s mysterious dog led to a lovely letter from the Áras Fred The Labrador

This man’s quest to find out about Michael D’s mysterious dog led to a lovely letter from the Áras

He’s “notoriously difficult to photograph as he is always moving”.

# aras-an-uachtarain - Saturday 7 October, 2017

Most people want Michael D Higgins to serve a second term as President

Higgins has hinted he may seek to remain in office, despite previously ruling out a second term.

# aras-an-uachtarain - Monday 5 June, 2017

From The Daily Edge Michael D Higgins met Bernie Sanders yesterday, and everyone wants them to be best mates Feel The Bern

# aras-an-uachtarain - Tuesday 20 December, 2016

'As this year ends peace can seem very distant': President Higgins reflects on 2016

“[This is a] time to focus on the message contained in the story of a child in the manger, born to parents without a home.”

# aras-an-uachtarain - Thursday 17 November, 2016

Woman who repeatedly threatened to bomb the President avoids jail

The woman made repeated threats to bomb the president over a number of phone calls in April and October 2014.

# aras-an-uachtarain - Tuesday 4 October, 2016

Sabina Higgins invites 200 mothers and babies to a breastfeeding morning at the Áras

Nurses, mothers, grandmothers and children flocked towards the Áras yesterday for a breastfeeding event organised by Sabina Higgins.

# aras-an-uachtarain - Tuesday 13 September, 2016

Enda Kenny says he doesn't want to be President of Ireland The Big House This post contains a poll

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

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

# aras-an-uachtarain - Sunday 28 August, 2016

Team Ireland visited the Áras today and there were smiles all around

He also had some strong words for Ireland’s sporting bosses. .

# aras-an-uachtarain - Thursday 23 June, 2016

From The42 Michael D praise for Irish defeat of Azzurri and 'ambassadors' in the stands Supporter In Chief

Michael D praise for Irish defeat of Azzurri and 'ambassadors' in the stands

Michael D was in Lille to see Ireland beat Italy.

# aras-an-uachtarain - Tuesday 22 March, 2016

The President pulled off a great photobomb in the Phoenix Park

Just out for a stroll…

From The Daily Edge Michael D pulled off the greatest photobomb ever in the Phoenix Park Cheeeese

# aras-an-uachtarain - Saturday 19 March, 2016

Are you observing Earth Hour? Landmarks like the Áras are

Many countries have already done their bit.

# aras-an-uachtarain - Sunday 1 March, 2015

From The42 'I don't say the exact same thing to the visiting captain as I say to Paul O'Connell' - President Higgins on those pre-game line-ups Park Life

'I don't say the exact same thing to the visiting captain as I say to Paul O'Connell' - President Higgins on those pre-game line-ups Exclusive

The President on the importance of sport in the life of a country.

# aras-an-uachtarain - Friday 27 February, 2015

From The42 President Higgins on why the League of Ireland is important and how it can thrive Grassroots

President Higgins on why the League of Ireland is important and how it can thrive Exclusive

We were invited to the Áras ahead of tomorrow’s President’s Cup game.

# aras-an-uachtarain - Sunday 28 December, 2014

President Michael D Higgins has signed the Water Services Bill

Water charges are now the law of the land.

# aras-an-uachtarain - Sunday 7 December, 2014

Justice Catherine McGuinness was approached to run for president…but she wasn’t interested

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

# aras-an-uachtarain - Tuesday 14 October, 2014

"Historic day" as LGBT teachers' group meet President

The group is part of the INTO union.

# aras-an-uachtarain - Friday 3 October, 2014

From The Daily Edge We're guessing the Austrian president hasn't dealt with Irish timekeeping before Watch The Clock

# aras-an-uachtarain - Friday 11 July, 2014

"Could you all just move to the left slightly?.." Fixed grins and Cabinet divisions at the Áras

"Could you all just move to the left slightly?.." Fixed grins and Cabinet divisions at the Áras

You’d almost think the President had nothing better to do than hang around the house all day waiting for a busload of ministers.

# aras-an-uachtarain - Monday 19 May, 2014

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.

# aras-an-uachtarain - Sunday 4 May, 2014

Nephew of President Michael D Higgins running in local elections

Donal Higgins, a father of two, is running under the Labour banner.

# aras-an-uachtarain - Monday 21 April, 2014

President's most senior aide to leave Áras an Uachtaráin

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

# aras-an-uachtarain - Wednesday 26 March, 2014

From The Daily Edge Even Michael D Higgins has to queue for the ATM Gettin' Higgy With It

Even Michael D Higgins has to queue for the ATM

Twitter reported sightings of the President in a Dublin ATM queue yesterday.

# aras-an-uachtarain - Monday 20 January, 2014

And President Higgins's new adviser is...

Drumroll, please.

# aras-an-uachtarain - Tuesday 17 September, 2013

Higgins: It is important that austerity does not erode the rights of citizens

Speaking at a reception for the new European Ombudsman Emily O’Reilly, he said the connection between economy, society and government is profoundly important.

# aras-an-uachtarain - Tuesday 30 July, 2013

Some welcome President passing abortion bill, others not so much

Tánaiste Eamon Gilmore described it as a “key milestone”, while the Pro Life Campaign said it was a “very sad day”.

# aras-an-uachtarain - Monday 29 July, 2013

In pics: President Michael D Higgins concludes meeting with the Council of State Abortion Bill This post contains images

In pics: President Michael D Higgins concludes meeting with the Council of State

The President has not yet made an announcement on whether he’ll sign the the Protection of Life During Pregnancy Bill into law or refer it to the Supreme Court.

So what happened when the Council of State was convened in the past?

Today will be the 27th time the Council of State has been convened to discuss legislation – but it’s not the first time abortion laws have been discussed.

# aras-an-uachtarain - Saturday 27 July, 2013

Explainer: What is the Council of State and why is it discussing the abortion bill?

The Council of State is a little-used and largely unknown body but it takes centre stage as it discusses the abortion bill next week. TheJournal.ie explains what it’s all about…

# aras-an-uachtarain - Wednesday 24 July, 2013

President Higgins to convene Council of State over abortion bill

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

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

# aras-an-uachtarain - Thursday 18 July, 2013

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

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

# aras-an-uachtarain - Wednesday 3 July, 2013

Magdalene survivors to meet with President at Áras today

The women said it will be a day for them to enjoy but that their work is “just getting started”.

# aras-an-uachtarain - Monday 1 July, 2013

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

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

# aras-an-uachtarain - Tuesday 16 April, 2013

President, Taoiseach and Tánaiste extend sympathies to Boston

President Michael D Higgins has issued a brief statement offering thoughts to the people of Boston after today’s explosions at the city’s marathon.

# aras-an-uachtarain - Monday 8 April, 2013

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

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

# aras-an-uachtarain - Thursday 14 March, 2013

President’s St Patrick’s Day message: ‘It’s time to reflect on our shared past’

Michael D Higgins says it is a time to reflect on our shared past, celebrate Ireland’s unique culture and heritage, and show our gratitude to all those who have been of assistance to Irish people at home and abroad.

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