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#Áras An Uachtaráin

# aras-an-uachtarain - Monday 22 March, 2021

President Higgins and wife Sabina receive first doses of Covid-19 vaccine
# Jab Done
# Jab Done

President Higgins and wife Sabina receive first doses of Covid-19 vaccine

Mar 22nd 2021, 2:36 PM 27,371 Views 34 Comments

“President Higgins and Sabina were grateful to receive their first Covid-19 vaccination from their local GP.”

# aras-an-uachtarain - Monday 26 October, 2020

President Higgins signs Mother and Baby Homes Bill into law
# Legislation
# Legislation

President Higgins signs Mother and Baby Homes Bill into law

Oct 26th 2020, 7:19 AM 75,127 Views 164 Comments

The President pointed out that his decision to sign the legislation “leaves it open to any citizens to challenge the provisions of the bill”.

# aras-an-uachtarain - Saturday 19 September, 2020

President Higgins' dog Síoda dies following short illness
# Brod Agus Sioda
# Brod Agus Sioda

President Higgins' dog Síoda dies following short illness

Sep 19th 2020, 11:55 AM 67,200 Views 113 Comments

Bród and Síoda had become the stars of the Áras in recent years.

# aras-an-uachtarain - Thursday 5 March, 2020

Áras spending increases as more and more people turn 100 and receive €2,540 payment
# Centenarian Bounty
# Centenarian Bounty

Áras spending increases as more and more people turn 100 and receive €2,540 payment

Mar 5th 2020, 9:20 AM 27,263 Views 38 Comments

A total of 481 Irish people received the Centenarian Bounty last year.

# aras-an-uachtarain - Tuesday 3 September, 2019

The Taoiseach and his partner have welcomed Mike Pence to Farmleigh ahead of a family lunch
# Pence Visit
# Pence Visit

The Taoiseach and his partner have welcomed Mike Pence to Farmleigh ahead of a family lunch

Sep 3rd 2019, 12:30 PM 37,793 Views 65 Comments

The US Vice President stopped by the Áras earlier this morning.

# aras-an-uachtarain - Thursday 30 May, 2019

Varadkar and Corbyn share 'serious concerns' about Brexit during Dublin meeting
# No Deal Fears
# No Deal Fears

Varadkar and Corbyn share 'serious concerns' about Brexit during Dublin meeting

Updated May 30th 2019, 3:10 PM 22,222 Views 37 Comments

Corbyn also had a “lengthy and comprehensive” meeting with President Michael D Higgins.

# aras-an-uachtarain - Monday 1 April, 2019

President praises 'force of forgiveness' of Italian student left paralysed in Dublin attack in 1999
# Guido Nasi
# Guido Nasi

President praises 'force of forgiveness' of Italian student left paralysed in Dublin attack in 1999

Apr 1st 2019, 8:30 PM 21,113 Views 10 Comments

Guido Nasi was left paraplegic following the attack in 1999.

# aras-an-uachtarain - Friday 29 March, 2019

'Thank you for everything': Mother of Italian man paralysed in Dublin attack pens letter to Irish people
# Guido Nasi
# Guido Nasi

'Thank you for everything': Mother of Italian man paralysed in Dublin attack pens letter to Irish people

Mar 29th 2019, 10:46 PM 85,434 Views 30 Comments

Guido Nasi was 17 when he was left paraplegic during an unprovoked attack.

# aras-an-uachtarain - Monday 22 October, 2018

Michael D Higgins: 'I'm not a millionaire. I don't see the merit in this kind of discourse'
# Aras 18
# Aras 18

Michael D Higgins: 'I'm not a millionaire. I don't see the merit in this kind of discourse'

Oct 22nd 2018, 5:47 PM 39,206 Views 157 Comments

One of Higgins’ rivals has claimed that those without personal wealth or the backing of political parties will soon be unable to become president.

# aras-an-uachtarain - Friday 28 September, 2018

Seán Gallagher promises to stay in Irish embassies rather than hotels if elected president
# Race For The Áras
# Race For The Áras

Seán Gallagher promises to stay in Irish embassies rather than hotels if elected president

Sep 28th 2018, 3:48 PM 24,658 Views 103 Comments

President Michael D Higgins faced questions at this campaign launch about reports he stayed in a hotel which cost €3,000 per night.

# aras-an-uachtarain - Wednesday 15 August, 2018

Trump, racism and tea parties: Yes, this was the talk from the Irish presidential hopefuls
# Áras An Uachtaráin
# Áras An Uachtaráin

Trump, racism and tea parties: Yes, this was the talk from the Irish presidential hopefuls

Aug 15th 2018, 7:25 PM 13,386 Views 35 Comments

Next stop on the presidential campaign… Carlow: Independent hopefuls vie for council nomination

# aras-an-uachtarain - Tuesday 14 August, 2018

How much is being spent by Áras an Uachtaráin? Fianna Fáil wants to find out
# Lifting The Veil
# Lifting The Veil

How much is being spent by Áras an Uachtaráin? Fianna Fáil wants to find out

Aug 14th 2018, 6:17 PM 12,692 Views 50 Comments

The office of presidency spends about €7m per year, but the breakdown of that spending is kept under wraps.

# aras-an-uachtarain - Wednesday 18 July, 2018

Founder of Pieta House writes to councils seeking support for presidential run
# Joan Freeman
# Joan Freeman

Founder of Pieta House writes to councils seeking support for presidential run

Jul 18th 2018, 5:44 PM 22,759 Views 43 Comments

Joan Freeman said it is her lifelong ambition to “deliver a better quality of life”.

# aras-an-uachtarain - Friday 6 July, 2018

'Nobody has approached me': Frances Black says she has no intention of running for president
# The Aras
# The Aras

'Nobody has approached me': Frances Black says she has no intention of running for president

Jul 6th 2018, 6:15 AM 10,067 Views 25 Comments

Sinn Féin is due to hold meetings with a number of independents about the presidential election.

# aras-an-uachtarain - Tuesday 3 July, 2018

Mary Lou McDonald drops strong hint that SF will contest presidential race
# The Aras
# The Aras

Mary Lou McDonald drops strong hint that SF will contest presidential race

Jul 3rd 2018, 1:18 PM 24,406 Views 142 Comments

The Sinn Féin leader said she has a number of names in mind for the role.

# aras-an-uachtarain - Tuesday 5 June, 2018

'I'm still angry': Survivors to discuss how Magdalene Laundries should be remembered
# Áras An Uachtaráin
# Áras An Uachtaráin

'I'm still angry': Survivors to discuss how Magdalene Laundries should be remembered

Jun 5th 2018, 2:40 PM 15,864 Views 59 Comments

“I was taken in by the nuns at 15 – I hadn’t even kissed a boy”: Elizabeth Coppin told RTÉ about her experience in a Cork Laundry.

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

Column: 'There should be a presidential election and Michael D shouldn't run'
# Áras An Uachtaráin
# Áras An Uachtaráin

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

Jan 11th 2018, 7:00 AM 32,485 Views 107 Comments

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
# Aras 2018?
# Aras 2018?

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

Jan 5th 2018, 11:03 AM 20,208 Views 134 Comments

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
# Áras An Uachtaráin
# Áras An Uachtaráin

Taoiseach fails to rule out Frances Fitzgerald as a presidential candidate

Dec 29th 2017, 6:15 AM 12,020 Views 44 Comments

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

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

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

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

Dec 14th 2017, 5:00 PM 14,722 Views 3 Comments

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
# Staying At The áras
# Staying At The áras

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

Oct 7th 2017, 11:06 AM 12,693 Views 132 Comments

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

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

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

Michael D Higgins met Bernie Sanders yesterday, and everyone wants them to be best mates

Jun 5th 2017, 11:24 AM 11,891 Views 1 Comment

Sure they could be twins!

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

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

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

Dec 20th 2016, 6:01 PM 8,562 Views 87 Comments

“[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
# Michael D Higgins
# Michael D Higgins

Woman who repeatedly threatened to bomb the President avoids jail

Nov 17th 2016, 5:22 PM 15,208 Views 42 Comments

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
# Latching On
# Latching On

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

Oct 4th 2016, 7:00 AM 23,324 Views 34 Comments

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
# The Big House

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

Sep 13th 2016, 6:00 PM 14,827 Views 107 Comments

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
# Team Ireland At The áras
# Team Ireland At The áras

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

Aug 28th 2016, 2:03 PM 25,917 Views 36 Comments

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

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

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

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

Jun 23rd 2016, 12:50 AM 34,911 Views 59 Comments

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
# Cheeeese
# Cheeeese

The President pulled off a great photobomb in the Phoenix Park

Mar 22nd 2016, 9:59 PM 84,159 Views 49 Comments

Just out for a stroll…

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

Michael D pulled off the greatest photobomb ever in the Phoenix Park

Mar 22nd 2016, 4:30 PM 9,447 Views 8 Comments

Just out for a stroll…

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

Are you observing Earth Hour? Landmarks like the Áras are
# Lights Out
# Lights Out

Are you observing Earth Hour? Landmarks like the Áras are

Mar 19th 2016, 9:30 PM 25,064 Views 43 Comments

Many countries have already done their bit.

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

'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
From The42
# 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

Mar 1st 2015, 12:05 AM 33,295 Views 41 Comments

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

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

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

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

Feb 27th 2015, 7:13 PM 13,574 Views 27 Comments

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
# It's Official
# It's Official

President Michael D Higgins has signed the Water Services Bill

Dec 28th 2014, 1:16 PM 36,536 Views 357 Comments

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
# No Thanks
# No Thanks

Justice Catherine McGuinness was approached to run for president...but she wasn't interested

Dec 7th 2014, 11:31 AM 10,811 Views 39 Comments

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
# Visibility
# Visibility

"Historic day" as LGBT teachers' group meet President

Oct 14th 2014, 9:42 AM 7,240 Views 81 Comments

The group is part of the INTO union.

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

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

We're guessing the Austrian president hasn't dealt with Irish timekeeping before

Oct 3rd 2014, 8:41 PM 39,261 Views 37 Comments

Tricky. Very tricky.

# 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

Jul 11th 2014, 9:30 PM 11,448 Views 14 Comments

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
# RIP

Peter O'Toole's ashes are being 'minded' at the Áras for the moment

May 19th 2014, 10:09 AM 14,140 Views 11 Comments

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
# Election 2014
# Election 2014

Nephew of President Michael D Higgins running in local elections

May 4th 2014, 7:23 PM 14,602 Views 30 Comments

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

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