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#Michael D Higgins

# michael-d-higgins - Tuesday 15 August, 2017

'Running for president of Ireland is not something I would do willy-nilly, but we need a contest'

Michael D Higgins has refused to rule out the possibility of a second run for Áras an Uachtaráin.

# michael-d-higgins - Wednesday 9 August, 2017

From The Daily Edge Michael D Higgins dropped into the women's rugby team ahead of their first World Cup match D Higgins

# michael-d-higgins - Monday 17 July, 2017

From The Daily Edge The Philippines' President keeps making rape jokes, but is claiming that people "get him" Geebag

# michael-d-higgins - Monday 19 June, 2017

Máire Whelan officially appointed to the Court of Appeal

President Higgins made the appointment official at a ceremony in Áras an Uachtaráin this morning.

# michael-d-higgins - 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

# michael-d-higgins - Monday 22 May, 2017

Climate Bells: The gift Michael D Higgins gave Pope Francis today

President Higgins was expected to discuss ‘issues of global importance’ with the Pope in the Vatican today.

# michael-d-higgins - Wednesday 10 May, 2017

Michael D Higgins will have a private dinner with Prince Charles tonight

There are no details as to what will be on the menu tonight.

# michael-d-higgins - Monday 24 April, 2017

Tributes paid to 'fearless and brilliant campaigner' Donal Toolan

President Michael D Higgins said Toolan was “a deeply committed advocate for legislation on disability rights”.

# michael-d-higgins - Thursday 13 April, 2017

Former US ambassador to Ireland, and owner of Pittsburgh Steelers, Dan Rooney dies aged 84 RIP

Former US ambassador to Ireland, and owner of Pittsburgh Steelers, Dan Rooney dies aged 84

Rooney was ambassador to Ireland between 2009 and 2012.

# michael-d-higgins - Sunday 2 April, 2017

President Higgins extends sympathy to Colombia as mudslide death toll tops 200

Hundreds more are injured or missing.

# michael-d-higgins - Saturday 1 April, 2017

From The Daily Edge A British comedian got the best answer when he asked a Dublin crowd if they wanted Trump to visit Ireland Michael Bae Higgins

A British comedian got the best answer when he asked a Dublin crowd if they wanted Trump to visit Ireland

“Do you want Trump to visit Ireland?” “No.” “Do you want him to meet Michael D Higgins?” “Well….”

# michael-d-higgins - Tuesday 28 March, 2017

From The42 Seamus Coleman 'doing much better' as Michael D pays him a visit Update

Seamus Coleman 'doing much better' as Michael D pays him a visit

The Everton and Ireland defender was “in good spirits” earlier this afternoon.

# michael-d-higgins - Wednesday 22 March, 2017

Here are the options that could be in the referendum to give vote to Irish abroad

Any changes would likely not be in place until before the 2025 presidential election.

# michael-d-higgins - Tuesday 21 March, 2017

'He served the people of Northern Ireland': Tributes pour in across the political divide for Martin McGuinness

Tributes have poured in across the political divide on the death of McGuinness.

# michael-d-higgins - Saturday 18 March, 2017

'Captain, colleague, daughter, sister, mum, friend and hero' - Captain Dara Fitzpatrick is laid to rest RIP

'Captain, colleague, daughter, sister, mum, friend and hero' - Captain Dara Fitzpatrick is laid to rest

Her funeral mass took place at St Patrick’s Church in Glencullen in Dublin.

# michael-d-higgins - Thursday 16 March, 2017

Michael D Higgins: 'St Patrick's own life story was one of hardship and migration'

President Higgins described the Irish as a migrant people in his St Patrick’s Day message to those at home and abroad.

# michael-d-higgins - Saturday 25 February, 2017

From The Daily Edge Michael D. Higgins meeting Martin Scorcese is as adorable as you'd imagine Marty Meets Michael

# michael-d-higgins - Friday 17 February, 2017

From The42 'Every league needs great rivalries like this' - Cork and Dundalk kick season off with President's Cup No Love Lost

'Every league needs great rivalries like this' - Cork and Dundalk kick season off with President's Cup

There’s likely to be plenty of needle in tonight’s President’s Cup final.

# michael-d-higgins - Wednesday 15 February, 2017

After praising Fidel Castro, Michael D Higgins becomes first Irish statesman to visit Cuba today

The president was criticised for his tribute in praise of Fidel Castro when he died aged 90 last November.

# michael-d-higgins - Sunday 12 February, 2017

# michael-d-higgins - Wednesday 18 January, 2017

Ireland wishes 'visionary peacemaker' John Hume a happy birthday 80

Ireland wishes 'visionary peacemaker' John Hume a happy birthday

The founder and formal leader SDLP has been at the heart of Northern Ireland’s peace process.

# michael-d-higgins - Thursday 22 December, 2016

The People's Acorn: Giant artwork planned for grounds of Áras to commemorate 1916

The bronze cast artwork will be placed in woodland surrounding the President’s residence.

# michael-d-higgins - 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.”

# michael-d-higgins - Tuesday 13 December, 2016

Santa Claus paid a visit to President Higgins at the Áras

President Higgins and his wife Sabina welcomed hundreds of families to the Áras on Saturday for the official switching on of the Christmas lights.

# michael-d-higgins - Monday 28 November, 2016

'Con la simpatico': President Higgins is first to sign book of condolences for Castro

The president drew criticism for his comments on the death of the Communist leader.

# michael-d-higgins - Saturday 26 November, 2016

President Higgins expresses his "great sadness" upon hearing of Fidel Castro's death

Donald Trump, meanwhile, called Castro a “brutal dictator who oppressed his people for six decades”.

# michael-d-higgins - 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.

# michael-d-higgins - Friday 11 November, 2016

From The Daily Edge 12 very Irish observations about President Michael D Higgins The Prez

12 very Irish observations about President Michael D Higgins

He’s been our President for five years today.

# michael-d-higgins - Sunday 16 October, 2016

"Americans feel an awful lot of nasty things in private" - David McWilliams on Budget 17, Trump, and being back on our TVs

The economist is rebooting his TV3 economics show Agenda for a new audience.

# michael-d-higgins - Friday 14 October, 2016

President leads tributes following death of 'inspirational' disability rights campaigner

Martin Naughton has died at the age of 62.

# michael-d-higgins - Sunday 9 October, 2016

From The Daily Edge 21 little things that bring comfort across Ireland Cosy

21 little things that bring comfort across Ireland

It’s the little things.

# michael-d-higgins - Wednesday 5 October, 2016

'Accounting firms are telling vulture funds how to get around tax loophole closure'

Stephen Donnelly has submitted a detailed proposal on how he thinks Ireland can shut down vulture fund tax avoidance.

# michael-d-higgins - Sunday 25 September, 2016

Most people in Ireland are really happy with Michael D and want him to stay on as president

The latest poll has shown solid support for the incumbent.

# michael-d-higgins - Friday 23 September, 2016

'My decision is my decision': President Higgins remains coy on whether he'll serve a second term

Higgins made his comments in an interview on the Late Late Show tonight.

# michael-d-higgins - Saturday 17 September, 2016

Even President Higgins has to trek to the ATM for cash every now and then

The president stopped off at an ATM in Cork to get some cash on a recent visit.

From The Daily Edge Even Michael D Higgins has to trek to the ATM for cash Michael D Higgins

# michael-d-higgins - 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.

# michael-d-higgins - 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. .

# michael-d-higgins - Thursday 25 August, 2016

Death toll in Italy earthquake rises to at least 250 as questions mount

Public prosecutor Giuseppe Saieva said he would be opening an investigation into whether anyone could be held responsible for the disaster.

# michael-d-higgins - Monday 18 July, 2016

Nice attacker had "a clear interest in the radical jihadist movement"

French police have released some details of the investigation.

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