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#President Higgins

# president-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.

# president-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.

# president-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”.

# president-higgins - Tuesday 19 September, 2017

President Higgins is not 'ruling anything out' when it comes to running for a second term

Higgins officially opened the National Ploughing Championships this afternoon.

# president-higgins - Wednesday 13 September, 2017

President Higgins says homeless people are deprived of freedom and a sense of belonging

Michael D Higgins has shared his thoughts on the impact of homelessness.

# president-higgins - Friday 19 May, 2017

President Higgins will meet Pope Francis in Rome on Monday

President Higgins will also visit the Biennale, the world’s oldest international art exhibition.

# president-higgins - Wednesday 8 March, 2017

President Higgins speaks out for women 'living in fear in their homes' of brutality and violence

He also expressed his grief at the tragedies of the Tuam Mother and Baby Home bodies and the deaths in Clondalkin fire today.

# president-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.

# president-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.

# president-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

# president-higgins - Tuesday 6 September, 2016

Water protestor who called President Higgins a 'midget parasite' is spared jail

Father-of-three Derek Byrne (36), from Streamville Rd, Kilbarrack, Dublin, was fined €300 by Judge Bryan Smyth at Dublin District Court today.

# president-higgins - Friday 1 July, 2016

President Higgins joins British royals to mark Battle of the Somme centenary

Today marks 100 years since the start of the four-and-a-half month battle which left over one million dead or injured.

# president-higgins - Sunday 10 April, 2016

Prospect of 'two hour oration' from President may have focused minds

A veteran FF negotiator says Michael D would have chased Enda back to the Dáil to knock heads together.

# president-higgins - Tuesday 20 October, 2015

President Higgins will plant a tree in honour of Berkeley victims during US trip

Michael D is en route to the west coast of America.

# president-higgins - Saturday 29 August, 2015

It’s (finally) official: Marriage Equality is now enshrined in Irish law

President Higgins signed the Marriage Equality Bill into law this evening.

# president-higgins - Monday 29 June, 2015

Veteran RTE broadcaster Liam Ó Murchú has died RIP

# president-higgins - Friday 30 January, 2015

Opinion: I've just signed up to Irish Water. I don't think that makes me a traitor.

Reluctantly and unhappily, I’ve decided I can no more pick the taxes I pay than the laws I obey.

# president-higgins - Monday 29 December, 2014

Explainer: Why Michael D Higgins signed water charges into law

The president’s hands were essentially tied by the Constitution.

# president-higgins - Sunday 28 December, 2014

President Michael D Higgins has signed the Water Services Bill

Water charges are now the law of the land.

# president-higgins - Wednesday 24 December, 2014

49 TDs and senators in eleventh-hour appeal to Michael D over Water Bill

The President had a swift response for some of them (and it wasn’t a complete ‘no’.)

# president-higgins - Tuesday 4 November, 2014

Ireland donates €2 million to South Sudan as President Higgins visits the country

This will bring the funding provided by Ireland to the South Sudanese crisis this year to over €8.5 million.

# president-higgins - Wednesday 15 October, 2014

Ever wanted to ask the Gardaí something about their records? Now you can

A new law extends Freedom of Information requests to cover limited areas of an Garda Síochána and other organisations. They don’t have to answer you though…

# president-higgins - Wednesday 24 September, 2014

Poll: Are we repeating the mistakes of the boom era? Your Say This post contains a poll

Poll: Are we repeating the mistakes of the boom era?

President Higgins has issued a warning. Do you agree?

# president-higgins - Tuesday 23 September, 2014

Why is President Higgins speaking out so often on the issue of homelessness?

President Higgins has made public statements on the issue at several events in recent weeks…

Many one parent families struggle to cover the basics of food, housing and energy costs

Saint Vincent de Paul has published a study on lone parents.

# president-higgins - Friday 29 August, 2014

What do Paul O'Connell, JFK and President Higgins have in common?

It’s an award (not the Heineken Cup).

# president-higgins - Sunday 10 August, 2014

Fiddles at the ready: The world's biggest trad music session kicks-off in Sligo today

President Higgins will be on hand to open Fleadh Cheoil na hÉireann.

# president-higgins - Monday 4 August, 2014

President Higgins in Belgium for WW1 commemorations

The heads of state of 15 other nations will be in attendance.

# president-higgins - Thursday 31 July, 2014

Pictures: President and British royal heckled by dissidents at unveiling of monument to war dead Ww1

Pictures: President and British royal heckled by dissidents at unveiling of monument to war dead

President Higgins was unveiling a Cross of Sacrifice to the war dead of Ireland — the first of its kind to be erected in the State.

# president-higgins - Sunday 27 July, 2014

Photos: 100 years on, President Higgins praises "determining moment" in Ireland's history

Events were held in Dublin to mark the centenary of the landing of the Asgard at Howth with weapons for the Irish volunteers.

# president-higgins - Saturday 19 July, 2014

Here's What Happened Today: Saturday

Everyone’s talking about MH17, Gaza, and selfies…

# president-higgins - Monday 23 June, 2014

President Higgins: 'Conlon's work an inspiration to all who stand up for justice'

Michael D Higgins has paid tribute to the Gerry Conlon, who died on Saturday morning.

# president-higgins - Tuesday 27 May, 2014

Here's President Higgins looking quite pleased with a new painting he was given

The President was presented with the painting by one of the winners of the Texaco Children’s Art Competition.

# president-higgins - 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.

# president-higgins - Monday 12 May, 2014

"The crisis has exacted a huge toll on the Irish people" - President Higgins is critical of economic teaching

Higgins told the University of Chicago that economic teaching has become separated from philosophical thought.

# president-higgins - Thursday 24 April, 2014

Michael D Higgins gets the freedom of Cork, mentions how much Corkonians like to say 'like'

He bigged up the city for lots of other reasons too.

Freedom of Cork to be awarded less often to avoid mayors using it as a 'political football'

President Higgins is set to be given the accolade at a ceremony in the city today.

# president-higgins - 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.

# president-higgins - Monday 14 April, 2014

Column: The Derry of my childhood was shrouded in sadness – now the city can breathe again

Derry truly is a symbol of the “profound transformation” of the relationship between Ireland and Britain, just like President Higgins said last week.

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