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#Michael D Higgins

# michael-d-higgins - Thursday 29 July, 2021

President Higgins raises concerns about volume of legislation he's asked to consider in a short period
# Unprecedented
# Unprecedented

President Higgins raises concerns about volume of legislation he's asked to consider in a short period

Updated Thu 8:30 PM 44,100 Views 93 Comments

The Ceann Comhairle and Cathaoirleach have said they “appreciated the concerns” raised by President Higgins.

# michael-d-higgins - Friday 23 July, 2021

Gardaí examining social media posts referring to Michael D Higgins
# Violence
# Violence

Gardaí examining social media posts referring to Michael D Higgins

Jul 23rd 2021, 10:12 PM 78,400 Views 0 Comments

Anti-lockdown groups on social media and Telegram channels criticised the signing of the law which paves the way for indoor dining.

Carbon neutral by 2050: President Higgins signs Climate Action Bill into law
# CLIMATE ACTION BILL
# CLIMATE ACTION BILL

Carbon neutral by 2050: President Higgins signs Climate Action Bill into law

Jul 23rd 2021, 3:09 PM 10,798 Views 30 Comments

“Today is a landmark day,” said Green Party leader Eamon Ryan.

# michael-d-higgins - Wednesday 21 July, 2021

Taoiseach says 'there's an obligation' on everyone to follow indoor dining rules ahead of Monday's reopening
# Indoor Dining
# Indoor Dining

Taoiseach says 'there's an obligation' on everyone to follow indoor dining rules ahead of Monday's reopening

Updated Jul 21st 2021, 6:24 PM 86,434 Views 200 Comments

A government statement said good indoor ventilation is “essential”.

# michael-d-higgins - Wednesday 14 July, 2021

Ticket touts: President signs into law bill banning above price resales
# Rip-off
# Rip-off

Ticket touts: President signs into law bill banning above price resales

Jul 14th 2021, 6:06 PM 18,858 Views 41 Comments

Penalties including a fine of up to €100,000 or up to two years imprisonment face anyone caught defying the Sale of Tickets Bill 2021.

# michael-d-higgins - Saturday 10 July, 2021

Michael D Higgins describes TV gambling ads as a 'scourge' as he urges debate around the issue
# Problem Gambling
# Problem Gambling

Michael D Higgins describes TV gambling ads as a 'scourge' as he urges debate around the issue

Jul 10th 2021, 10:31 AM 13,621 Views 38 Comments

President Higgins said debate around gambling in Ireland is to be welcomed.

# michael-d-higgins - Friday 9 July, 2021

President Higgins signs rent increase bill into law
# Rent Pressure Zones
# Rent Pressure Zones

President Higgins signs rent increase bill into law

Updated Jul 9th 2021, 9:50 PM 48,951 Views 48 Comments

All rent increases will now be made in line with the nation’s inflation rate.

# michael-d-higgins - Saturday 1 May, 2021

In the Covid era, 'solidarity means standing shoulder to shoulder with poorer nations', says President Higgins
# May Day
# May Day

In the Covid era, 'solidarity means standing shoulder to shoulder with poorer nations', says President Higgins

May 1st 2021, 5:37 PM 16,737 Views 53 Comments

In a video address, he called for carers to be recognised as essential in the post-pandemic world.

# michael-d-higgins - Thursday 8 April, 2021

President Higgins says 'exclusion' of Travellers is based on 'unrepublican populist sentiments'
# Travelling Community
# Travelling Community

President Higgins says 'exclusion' of Travellers is based on 'unrepublican populist sentiments'

Apr 8th 2021, 3:21 PM 30,861 Views 0 Comments

The President was speaking on International Traveller and Roma Day.

# michael-d-higgins - Monday 5 April, 2021

President leads tributes to 'captivating' soprano Veronica Dunne who has died aged 93
# Music
# Music

President leads tributes to 'captivating' soprano Veronica Dunne who has died aged 93

Apr 5th 2021, 7:48 PM 24,621 Views 9 Comments

Dr Dunne also trained some of Ireland’s best known classical singers.

# michael-d-higgins - Sunday 4 April, 2021

1916 Easter Rising commemorations take place in Dublin
# GPO
# GPO

1916 Easter Rising commemorations take place in Dublin

Updated Apr 4th 2021, 1:57 PM 39,451 Views 66 Comments

Events were restricted due to the Covid-19 pandemic.

# michael-d-higgins - 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 27,383 Views 34 Comments

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

# michael-d-higgins - Wednesday 17 March, 2021

President Higgins calls for global solidarity to 'exit the fog' of Covid-19 in St Patrick's Day message
# Words From The áras
# Words From The áras

President Higgins calls for global solidarity to 'exit the fog' of Covid-19 in St Patrick's Day message

Mar 17th 2021, 6:00 AM 11,232 Views 19 Comments

The president said: “We have been reminded of our shared vulnerability, our interdependence, the need for an understanding that can fly past borders.”

# michael-d-higgins - Tuesday 16 March, 2021

Queen Elizabeth and President Higgins share St. Patrick's Day wishes and mark visit anniversary
# Across The Water
# Across The Water

Queen Elizabeth and President Higgins share St. Patrick's Day wishes and mark visit anniversary

Mar 16th 2021, 1:16 PM 14,224 Views 19 Comments

The queen’s 2011 visit to the Republic of Ireland was the first by a British monarch.

# michael-d-higgins - Sunday 7 March, 2021

President Michael D Higgins signs mandatory quarantine legislation into law
# Travel
# Travel

President Michael D Higgins signs mandatory quarantine legislation into law

Updated Mar 7th 2021, 2:10 PM 164,442 Views 144 Comments

The law was passed in the Dáil and Seanad.

# michael-d-higgins - Friday 12 February, 2021

Michael D Higgins: There is a reluctance to criticise empire and imperialism
# The British Empire
# The British Empire

Michael D Higgins: There is a reluctance to criticise empire and imperialism

Feb 12th 2021, 11:13 AM 33,673 Views 92 Comments

Uachtarán na hÉireann wrote in the Guardian that a “feigned amnesia” of Anglo-Irish history would not help create a better future.

# michael-d-higgins - Friday 15 January, 2021

President Higgins says State 'must bear primary responsibility' for mother and baby homes
# Report
# Report

President Higgins says State 'must bear primary responsibility' for mother and baby homes

Jan 15th 2021, 8:22 AM 23,052 Views 101 Comments

Michael D Higgins issued a statement on the report published this week.

# michael-d-higgins - Monday 28 December, 2020

President Higgins signs legislation criminalising distribution of intimate images without consent into law
# Coco's Law
# Coco's Law

President Higgins signs legislation criminalising distribution of intimate images without consent into law

Dec 28th 2020, 12:23 PM 35,943 Views 21 Comments

The Harassment, Harmful Communications and Related Offences Bill 2017 covers a wide range of offences.

# michael-d-higgins - Wednesday 23 December, 2020

Watch: President Michael D Higgins delivers his Christmas address to the nation
# Michael D
# Michael D

Watch: President Michael D Higgins delivers his Christmas address to the nation

Dec 23rd 2020, 6:25 PM 16,621 Views 33 Comments

The President also wished everyone in Ireland a Happy Christmas and a New Year of hope and promise.

# michael-d-higgins - Friday 11 December, 2020

President Higgins unveils river of light at the Áras for those who cannot join family this Christmas
# Aras
# Aras

President Higgins unveils river of light at the Áras for those who cannot join family this Christmas

Dec 11th 2020, 8:43 AM 20,908 Views 20 Comments

Separately, the president sent his best wishes to third level students in a special Christmas message.

# michael-d-higgins - Saturday 7 November, 2020

Irish leaders congratulate Joe Biden on presidential win
# ONTO A WINNER
# ONTO A WINNER

Irish leaders congratulate Joe Biden on presidential win

Nov 7th 2020, 5:50 PM 40,291 Views 44 Comments

Biden will be the 46th president of the US having secured the state of Pennsylvania.

# michael-d-higgins - 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 75,150 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”.

# michael-d-higgins - Wednesday 21 October, 2020

President says we can't 'continue with the mere placing of a green lens on economic policies' to save the planet
# Climate Change
# Climate Change

President says we can't 'continue with the mere placing of a green lens on economic policies' to save the planet

Oct 21st 2020, 9:36 AM 40,566 Views 74 Comments

President Michael D Higgins gave a speech to the Engineers Ireland Conference this morning.

# michael-d-higgins - Saturday 10 October, 2020

President Higgins leads tributes to Dublin community activist Fergus McCabe who has died aged 71
# Inner City
# Inner City

President Higgins leads tributes to Dublin community activist Fergus McCabe who has died aged 71

Oct 10th 2020, 3:30 PM 29,071 Views 4 Comments

President Higgins said he was part of the “beating heart” of community campaigning.

# michael-d-higgins - 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 67,236 Views 113 Comments

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

# michael-d-higgins - Thursday 10 September, 2020

President Higgins says need for 'solidarity, compassion and kindness' in Ireland's response to Covid-19
# Coronavirus
# Coronavirus

President Higgins says need for 'solidarity, compassion and kindness' in Ireland's response to Covid-19

Sep 10th 2020, 5:00 PM 16,532 Views 32 Comments

The President has recorded a Covid-19 related message to the Irish at home and abroad.

# michael-d-higgins - Sunday 21 June, 2020

'Serious concerns' that new housing development could pose security threat to President Higgins
# Phoenix Park
# Phoenix Park

'Serious concerns' that new housing development could pose security threat to President Higgins

Jun 21st 2020, 4:03 PM 58,310 Views 87 Comments

There are plans for 33 semi-detached houses and a four-storey apartment block near the Phoenix Park.

# michael-d-higgins - Friday 12 June, 2020

Justice Mary Irvine to become first female President of the High Court
# Justice
# Justice

Justice Mary Irvine to become first female President of the High Court

Jun 12th 2020, 8:21 PM 30,563 Views 57 Comments

The judge has been nominated by government and will be appointed by President Michael D Higgins.

# michael-d-higgins - Wednesday 10 June, 2020

President Higgins says Ireland and Africa have each experienced racism and 'a suppressed culture'
# History
# History

President Higgins says Ireland and Africa have each experienced racism and 'a suppressed culture'

Jun 10th 2020, 12:13 PM 21,937 Views 57 Comments

The President’s comments come at a time when there is is a global focus on the history of colonialism.

# michael-d-higgins - Thursday 2 April, 2020

Michael D Higgins: Ireland owes 'enormous debt of gratitude' to Covid-19 essential workers
# Covid-19
# Covid-19

Michael D Higgins: Ireland owes 'enormous debt of gratitude' to Covid-19 essential workers

Apr 2nd 2020, 12:16 PM 21,705 Views 45 Comments

The president made an address to the citizens of Ireland on independent radio stations this afternoon.

# michael-d-higgins - Friday 27 March, 2020

Michael D Higgins: Covid-19 pandemic has created an 'unanswerable case' for universal basic services
# Uachtarán Na HÉireann
# Uachtarán Na HÉireann

Michael D Higgins: Covid-19 pandemic has created an 'unanswerable case' for universal basic services

Mar 27th 2020, 12:06 PM 44,532 Views 96 Comments

“The good thing about it, I think, is that there will be an opportunity to do things better,” Uachtarán na hÉireann argued.

# michael-d-higgins - Tuesday 17 March, 2020

Cabinet approves emergency Covid-19 legislation ahead of Thursday's Dáil sitting
# Coronavirus
# Coronavirus

Cabinet approves emergency Covid-19 legislation ahead of Thursday's Dáil sitting

Mar 17th 2020, 6:58 PM 81,627 Views 105 Comments

Leo Varadkar and President Michael D Higgins met this afternoon to discuss the State’s efforts to combat the coronavirus.

# michael-d-higgins - Friday 13 March, 2020

President calls for 'solidarity' to tackle Covid-19 in St Patrick's message
# Coronavirus
# Coronavirus

President calls for 'solidarity' to tackle Covid-19 in St Patrick's message

Mar 13th 2020, 5:00 PM 25,134 Views 22 Comments

Michael D Higgins addressed the coronavirus outbreak in his St Patrick’s Day message this evening.

# michael-d-higgins - 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 27,330 Views 38 Comments

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

# michael-d-higgins - Tuesday 3 March, 2020

William and Kate arrive in Ireland and meet with President Higgins ahead of three day visit
# Royal Visit
# Royal Visit

William and Kate arrive in Ireland and meet with President Higgins ahead of three day visit

Updated Mar 3rd 2020, 5:30 PM 105,014 Views 127 Comments

Dublin, Meath, Kildare and Galway are all on the Duke and Duchess of Cambridge’s itinerary this week.

# michael-d-higgins - Monday 27 January, 2020

President Higgins says rise of extremism 'deeply worrying' before 75th Holocaust Remembrance Day
# Auschwitz
# Auschwitz

President Higgins says rise of extremism 'deeply worrying' before 75th Holocaust Remembrance Day

Jan 27th 2020, 11:01 AM 13,781 Views 99 Comments

Today is the 75th anniversary of the liberation of the Auschwitz-Birkenau concentration camp in Poland.

# michael-d-higgins - Tuesday 14 January, 2020

The 32nd Dáil has been dissolved by President Michael D Higgins
# Ge2020
# Ge2020

The 32nd Dáil has been dissolved by President Michael D Higgins

Jan 14th 2020, 2:48 PM 28,637 Views 95 Comments

The general election will be held on 8 February.

# michael-d-higgins - Monday 23 December, 2019

President Higgins' Christmas message: 'Do we dismiss them... telling them there is no room at our inn?'
# Michael D
# Michael D

President Higgins' Christmas message: 'Do we dismiss them... telling them there is no room at our inn?'

Dec 23rd 2019, 7:30 AM 26,976 Views 77 Comments

Michael D Higgins also urged people to take action on the climate crisis in his annual address.

# michael-d-higgins - Sunday 10 November, 2019

President Higgins and Taoiseach Leo Varadkar attend Remembrance Sunday ceremonies
# In Remembrance
# In Remembrance

President Higgins and Taoiseach Leo Varadkar attend Remembrance Sunday ceremonies

Nov 10th 2019, 4:03 PM 22,547 Views 75 Comments

President Higgins diary notes that he will be in attendance ” in honour of those who died in war”.

# michael-d-higgins - Saturday 19 October, 2019

President Higgins and Minister Paul Kehoe evacuated from Beirut hotel due to 'security concerns'
# Protests
# Protests

President Higgins and Minister Paul Kehoe evacuated from Beirut hotel due to 'security concerns'

Oct 19th 2019, 6:37 PM 25,163 Views 41 Comments

Their itinerary for today was cancelled due the ongoing protests in the city.

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