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# Council of State

Last year
President convenes Council of State to debate sending judicial appointments bill to Supreme Court
President to meet with Council of State to assess if new law to appoint judges is constitutional
All time
Supreme Court rules President immune from EU regulations around public disclosure of information
An elephant named Mimi gifted to President Hillery caused a row between Ireland and Tanzania
Irish officials were worried European leaders would refuse to attend meetings in hotels 
Five men appear in court charged with conspiring to murder Hutch family member
Activist Sinéad Burke has been appointed to the Council of State
After calling in help, President Higgins has signed 'rushed' new asylum laws
There were some familiar faces at this morning's Council of State meeting
Michael D calls in Council of State over law that was rushed through the Dáil
Explainer: Why Michael D Higgins signed water charges into law
'I don't think the Government knows how serious this is'
President Michael D Higgins has signed the Water Services Bill
'A denial of people's rights': Sinn Féin wants a new junior minister for the diaspora
Some welcome President passing abortion bill, others not so much
President signs Protection of Life During Pregnancy Bill into law
In pics: President Michael D Higgins concludes meeting with the Council of State
Tánaiste will swear oath ‘in the presence of Almighty God’ despite being agnostic
So what happened when the Council of State was convened in the past?
Explainer: What is the Council of State and why is it discussing the abortion bill?
President Higgins to convene Council of State over abortion bill
Hogan appoints five-member panel to oversee Seanad referendum
Explainer: What else will change if we scrap the Seanad?
Fantasy films/programmes: Why so serious?
The Daily Fix: Friday
President Higgins announces his Council of State
In pictures: What are Bertie and Brian doing in the Áras?
Davis promises to appoint intellectually disabled person to Council of State
Special Olympics chief Mary Davis announces presidential bid
President approves banking reform bill after Council of State meeting
President summons Council of State to discuss banking Bill
Civil Partnership Bill signed into Law
Civil Partnership protest underway outside Áras
McAleese may convene Council of State over Civil Partnerships