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#Michael D Higgins

# michael-d-higgins - Today’s News

Ireland has a new data protection law... just hours before the EU's bumper new regulation comes into force

The new law will bring Ireland into line with GDPR just in time for the deadline of midnight tonight.

# michael-d-higgins - Wednesday 16 May, 2018

Tributes paid to 'great' playwright Tom Murphy, who has died aged 83 RIP

Tributes paid to 'great' playwright Tom Murphy, who has died aged 83

The death of the award-winning Galway playwright was announced last night.

# michael-d-higgins - Wednesday 25 April, 2018

Michael D Higgins invokes spirit of Good Friday Agreement in address to UN General Assembly New York This post contains videos

Michael D Higgins invokes spirit of Good Friday Agreement in address to UN General Assembly

The UN is holding a two-day summit on ‘peacebuilding and sustaining peace’.

# michael-d-higgins - Monday 23 April, 2018

From The Daily Edge 9 ridiculous solutions to the Irish border problem Michael D. Tattoos For All

9 ridiculous solutions to the Irish border problem

What about sacrificing Liam Neeson to the border gods?

# michael-d-higgins - Thursday 19 April, 2018

Barnardos chief Fergus Finlay 'very interested' in seeking presidency if Michael D does not

An election is expected to be held in October, however other candidates have been put forward to date.

# michael-d-higgins - Wednesday 18 April, 2018

President Michael D Higgins to address United Nations during US visit next week

Higgins will also meet members of the Irish community during his time in New York.

# michael-d-higgins - Wednesday 4 April, 2018

One of the men hanged for the infamous Mám Trasna murders has been pardoned by President Higgins

This is the first presidential pardon for a case which occurred before the State’s foundation.

# michael-d-higgins - Monday 2 April, 2018

'An extraordinary story': TG4 docu-drama on Mám Trasna murder case to air this week

On 17 August 1882, five members of the Joyce family were murdered in their home in Mám Trasna.

# michael-d-higgins - Sunday 1 April, 2018

Military ceremony commemorates those who died in 1916 Rising

The 1916 Proclamation was read by Captain Sean McCarthy in front of the GPO this afternoon.

# michael-d-higgins - Monday 19 March, 2018

Poll: Would you vote for Michael D or another candidate as President? Uachtarán This post contains a poll

Poll: Would you vote for Michael D or another candidate as President?

Higgins hasn’t yet announced whether he wants to hold the position for another seven years.

# michael-d-higgins - Saturday 17 March, 2018

From The Daily Edge Just 9 pictures of Michael D. Higgins having a ball on St. Patrick's Day Miggeldy Higens

Just 9 pictures of Michael D. Higgins having a ball on St. Patrick's Day

Miggeldy Higens is the REAL patron saint of Ireland.

# michael-d-higgins - Wednesday 14 March, 2018

Planxty founder Liam Óg Ó Flynn dies at 72

President Michael D Higgins has led the tributes to the late musician.

# michael-d-higgins - Wednesday 7 March, 2018

President Higgins: 'We are a very long way from adequately addressing issues of hierarchy'

President Michael D Higgins spoke to Ryan Tubridy ahead of International Women’s Day tomorrow.

# michael-d-higgins - Sunday 4 March, 2018

'A campaigner to the end': Michael D Higgins pays tribute to author Emma Hannigan RIP

# michael-d-higgins - Friday 2 March, 2018

President Higgins asks public not to take 'exceptional risks' and risk emergency services

The President said that he has had to cancel a number of events.

# michael-d-higgins - Sunday 25 February, 2018

Quiz: How well do you know Michael D Higgins?

Our president may be looking for a second term, but how much do you know about him?

# michael-d-higgins - Wednesday 21 February, 2018

From The Daily Edge 7 reasons we're delighted Michael D Higgins wants 7 more years Michael D Higgins
Poll: Has Michael D Higgins been a good President? Your Say This post contains a poll

Poll: Has Michael D Higgins been a good President?

What do you think?

# michael-d-higgins - Sunday 11 February, 2018

Poll: Should we have a presidential election this year? Seven More Years This post contains a poll

Poll: Should we have a presidential election this year?

Or should Michael D Higgins go unopposed into a second term?

# michael-d-higgins - Wednesday 17 January, 2018

Could this be our next president?

Seán Kelly MEP thinks he may have a “great opportunity” to connect with people.

# michael-d-higgins - Tuesday 16 January, 2018

Michael D presents Shane McGowan with lifetime award on emotional evening

Tributes were also paid to Dolores O’Riordan at the singer’s 60th birthday concert.

# michael-d-higgins - Friday 12 January, 2018

This young scientist had to explain Bitcoin to Michael D Higgins

Turns out the President was up to speed on cryptocurrency.

# michael-d-higgins - 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.

# michael-d-higgins - Saturday 6 January, 2018

It's getting more and more likely that we'll have a presidential election this year* The Aras This post contains videos

It's getting more and more likely that we'll have a presidential election this year*

*That’s according to one politician who’s been tipped to run.

# michael-d-higgins - 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.

# michael-d-higgins - Monday 1 January, 2018

From The Daily Edge 19 times we were proud to call Michael D our President in 2017 All The President's Dogs

19 times we were proud to call Michael D our President in 2017

It’s been some year.

# michael-d-higgins - 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.

# michael-d-higgins - Thursday 28 December, 2017

'I'm not playing games - this is about winning the presidency': Craughwell expecting to secure backing for Áras run

The independent senator’s tilt at the presidency isn’t a gesture, he insists.

# michael-d-higgins - Wednesday 27 December, 2017

Explainer: How likely is a Presidential election in 2018?

Explainer: How likely is a Presidential election in 2018?

Michael D isn’t set to make an announcement until September – but other candidates may emerge before then.

# michael-d-higgins - Wednesday 20 December, 2017

Michael D Higgins Christmas message: 'The burden of homelessness will overshadow the festive season' Christmas Message This post contains videos

Michael D Higgins Christmas message: 'The burden of homelessness will overshadow the festive season'

In his annual address, Higgins said that Christmas was a time to reflect on the year gone by and to think of the story “that lies at the heart of this festive season”.

# michael-d-higgins - Thursday 14 December, 2017

Michael D Higgins unveiled The People's Acorn in Áras an Uachtaráin today The People's Acorn This post contains videos

Michael D Higgins unveiled The People's Acorn in Áras an Uachtaráin today

The art sculpture contains a time capsule of school childrens’ thoughts and wishes and won’t be opened till 2116.

# michael-d-higgins - Thursday 7 December, 2017

'Today is a global milestone': Uilleann pipes get international recognition Unesco This post contains videos

'Today is a global milestone': Uilleann pipes get international recognition

President Michael D Higgins is among those to welcome the news

# michael-d-higgins - Monday 6 November, 2017

'Horrendous, no equality': Expert to examine Mám Trasna murder case for posthumous pardon

On 17 August 1882, five members of the Joyce family were murdered in their home in Mám Trasna.

# michael-d-higgins - Sunday 5 November, 2017

From The Daily Edge The O'Donovan brothers meeting Michael D and his two dogs produced this excellent photo Pull Like A Dog

# michael-d-higgins - Thursday 26 October, 2017

President Higgins to visit people affected by deadly Christchurch earthquake

The centre of the city was largely levelled and a massive rebuilding project has been undertaken.

# michael-d-higgins - Tuesday 24 October, 2017

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

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

# michael-d-higgins - Monday 23 October, 2017

Poll: Should President Higgins announce if he's seeking a second term? Your Say This post contains a poll

Poll: Should President Higgins announce if he's seeking a second term?

Michael D Higgins hasn’t clarified his intentions yet.

# michael-d-higgins - Tuesday 10 October, 2017

Michael D Higgins says Australian democracy has 'distinctive Irish influence'

Over 90,000 Irish-born people live in Australia.

# michael-d-higgins - Monday 9 October, 2017

Higgins compares today's refugees with those who left Ireland during the Famine

President Higgins is on the third day of his week-long State visit to Australia.

# michael-d-higgins - 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.

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