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Inauguration

# inauguration - Saturday 7 June, 2014

Ukraine’s new ‘Chocolate King’ vows not to give up on Crimea

The billionaire ‘chocolate king’ also vowed to avert civil war, the possibility of which still looms in the south-east.

# inauguration - Tuesday 27 May, 2014

From The Daily Edge Thousands of people sing ‘Lean On Me’ while stuck in a tunnel Call On Me Brother

# inauguration - Tuesday 19 March, 2013

The Evening Fix… now with added ways to get sacked

The things we learned, loved and shared today…

In Pictures: Pope Francis’ inauguration Pope Francis This post contains images

In Pictures: Pope Francis’ inauguration

In his address to the nearly 200,000 pilgrims the newly elected pope promised to embrace the “poorest, the weakest” of humanity.

LIVE: Pope Francis celebrates his inaugural Mass at the Vatican Vatican This post contains videos

LIVE: Pope Francis celebrates his inaugural Mass at the Vatican

Watch live proceedings from St Peter’s Square as Pope Francis formally commences his pontificate.

World leaders flock to Rome for Pope Francis’ inauguration

City authorities are preparing for an influx of up to a million people to the city for the inaugural mass this morning.

# inauguration - Monday 18 February, 2013

Chavez uses Twitter to announce his surprise return to Venezuela

Hugo Chavez has spent more than two months in Cuba for cancer surgery and treatment.

# inauguration - Wednesday 30 January, 2013

Barack Obama’s approval rating hits three-year high

The inauguration seems to have given Obama a bit of a bounce – he is seen as ‘favourable’ by 60 per cent of voters.

# inauguration - Friday 25 January, 2013

From The Daily Edge Lady Gaga making a jazz album with Tony Bennett Gaga This post contains videos

Lady Gaga making a jazz album with Tony Bennett

Lady Gaga. Jazz. Tony Bennett. All together in the one room.

# inauguration - Thursday 24 January, 2013

From The Daily Edge S’alright Beyonce, here’s 6 other people who were caught miming Lip Service This post contains videos

S’alright Beyonce, here’s 6 other people who were caught miming

I don’t think you can handle this.

# inauguration - Wednesday 23 January, 2013

From The Daily Edge Some things to make you feel better about the Beyonce betrayal Oy Bey This post contains videos

Some things to make you feel better about the Beyonce betrayal

Some dodgy outfits, Beyonce taking a spill, and a Kelly Clarkson burn…

# inauguration - Tuesday 22 January, 2013

From The Daily Edge 10 best memes from the 2013 Obama inauguration Inauguration This post contains videos

10 best memes from the 2013 Obama inauguration

Sasha and Malia, Bill Clinton, BEYONCÉ. The moments from the inauguration that went global.

From The Daily Edge Bill Clinton photobombs Kelly Clarkson Inauguration

Bill Clinton photobombs Kelly Clarkson

Bill, you kidder.

# inauguration - Monday 21 January, 2013

The Evening Fix… now with added tips on building a rainbow igloo

Here are the things we learned, loved and shared today.

In full: The inaugural poem ‘One Today’ Inauguration This post contains videos

In full: The inaugural poem ‘One Today’

The poem was written and performed by 44-year-old Richard Blanco.

In full: Barack Obama’s second Inauguration speech

Here’s the full text of the US President’s speech as he ceremonially began his second four-year term.

The 5 at 5: Monday

5 stories, 5 minutes, 5 o’clock.

Watch live: Barack Obama is inaugurated as US president for the second time

Barack Obama is being inaugurated for the second time – watch it live here.

From The Daily Edge Inauguration gig organisers deny kicking rapper offstage for anti-Obama rant Inauguration This post contains videos

Inauguration gig organisers deny kicking rapper offstage for anti-Obama rant

Lupe Fiasco was asked to leave the stage after a 30 minute anti-war performance.

From The Daily Edge 10 ways we know Sasha Obama really runs the White House Inauguration This post contains images

In full: Micheál Martin’s letter to outgoing US Secretary of State Hillary Clinton

The Fianna Fáil leader has written to the departing Clinton expressing his desire for her to return to public office as she is tipped for a presidential run in 2016.

Pics, video: Washington gets ready for Obama inauguration Inauguration This post contains videos This post contains images

Pics, video: Washington gets ready for Obama inauguration

The US president was officially sworn-in for a second term yesterday but a public event will take place in Washington today.

Column: For Obama, this inauguration will be very different than the first

In January 2009, nearly two million people flocked to see the first African-American be sworn in as president – but, four years on, some promises have yet to be fulfilled. This term will present even more challenges, writes Larry Donnelly.

# inauguration - Sunday 20 January, 2013

Barack Obama formally begins second term as US President

The second term always begins on January 20 – even though the ceremonial inauguration won’t take place until tomorrow.

Biden officially sworn in for second term as US vice-president

The vice-president took the oath with his hand on a family bible, in a small ceremony at the Naval Observatory.

Column: Who were the greatest and worst US presidents – and why?

On the eve of Obama’s second inauguration, Felix M Larkin looks at what it takes to be considered a great president – and why it matters.

Obama to be sworn in for his second term today… and tomorrow

Tradition dictates that inauguration ceremonies are not held on Sundays but the US constitution says that a president must be sworn in on 20 January.

# inauguration - Friday 11 January, 2013

From The Daily Edge Katy Perry, Usher and cast of Glee to sing Obama into a second term Obama This post contains videos

Katy Perry, Usher and cast of Glee to sing Obama into a second term

Stevie Wonder, Alicia Keys and Kally Clarkson are also lined up for the inauguration celebrations.

# inauguration - Tuesday 15 May, 2012

In pictures: How to… become French president in 7 steps

Francois Hollande was sworn in as the seventh president of France’s Fifth Republic today. Here’s how it all unfolded…

# inauguration - Monday 7 May, 2012

In photos: Putin inaugurated for third time amid Moscow protests Putin This post contains images

In photos: Putin inaugurated for third time amid Moscow protests

Vladimir Putin begins new presidential term by formally nominating his predecessor as prime minister – the post Putin just vacated.

# inauguration - Thursday 9 February, 2012

London calling: Michael D plans first official trip as Irish President

During the visit, the Higgins’ will take a tour of the Olympic Park and see a production of Juno and the Paycock.

# inauguration - Friday 11 November, 2011

In pictures: Presenting… President Michael D Higgins Inauguration This post contains images

In pictures: Presenting… President Michael D Higgins

The ninth President of Ireland in his finest ceremonial hour…

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

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

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

The Presidential inauguration: as it happened

Join us as we liveblog the inauguration ceremony for Michael D Higgins, the soon-to-be ninth president of Ireland

Presidential poems: will Michael D quote himself during inauguration speech? Presidential Poems This post contains videos

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

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 Inauguration This post contains images

GALLERY: Inauguration of Ireland’s first poet-President… in 1938

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.

The 9 at 9: Friday

Nine things to know this morning…

Gun salutes, honour guards and fly pasts: today’s inauguration ceremony has it all

Plus, a “colour party”, finger food and that new inauguration chair – we have all the details of today’s inauguration ceremony here.

# inauguration - Thursday 10 November, 2011

Two former taoisigh will not attend Higgins inauguration

Former taoisigh Bertie Ahern and Albert Reynolds will not be present at the inauguration of Michael D Higgins at Dublin Castle tomorrow.

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