# michael-d-higgins - Sunday 18 November, 2018
Ireland beat New Zealand in a thrilling encounter at the Aviva Stadium.
# michael-d-higgins - Monday 12 November, 2018
Dublin Castle provided a dramatic backdrop to the nighttime inauguration ceremony.
# michael-d-higgins - Sunday 11 November, 2018
He promised to be President for all – and noted he had a huge mandate to deliver his vision over the next seven years.
His first term as President officially ended at midnight.
President-elect Michael D Higgins delayed his inauguration to take part in an event
# michael-d-higgins - Saturday 3 November, 2018
There was controversy during the campaign about the €317,000 annual allowance paid to the Office of the President.
# michael-d-higgins - Friday 2 November, 2018
The ceremony is due to take place on Sunday 11 November.
# michael-d-higgins - Sunday 28 October, 2018
Peter Casey went on the attack over Michael D Higgins’ Bernese Mountain Dogs.
# michael-d-higgins - Saturday 27 October, 2018
President Michael D Higgins says he would focus on equality, togetherness and strong sustainable communities during his next term.
Ireland may be resistant to the temptations of populism but we are not immune, writes Larry Donnelly.
Just 43.87% of the electorate voted in the presidential election.
The votes are in and Michael D Higgins will have another seven years in the Áras.
Ireland has overwhelmingly backed Higgins to serve another seven years as president.
Varadkar said Michael D Higgins had received a resounding endorsement from the Irish people.
Gallagher comments come after exit polls predicted he received just 7% of votes.
Michael D Higgins is on course to be re-elected president.
Here’s your step-by step guide to count day.
# michael-d-higgins - Friday 26 October, 2018
The exit poll backs up numerous pre-ballot polls which predicted a huge win for Higgins.
We also got our fair share of #dogsatpollingstations content.
# michael-d-higgins - Tuesday 23 October, 2018
David McCullagh was on hosting duties in Montrose.
Haven’t decided who you’re going to vote for? Look no further.
Leo Varadkar said the pilots are “paid anyway” and the added costs of flying someone in the plane are “very small”.
# michael-d-higgins - Monday 22 October, 2018
One of Higgins’ rivals has claimed that those without personal wealth or the backing of political parties will soon be unable to become president.
# michael-d-higgins - Sunday 21 October, 2018
Gallagher’s monumental lead was undone, but by then the campaign had already become a bizarre one.
Some are in favour of a blanket amnesty for people living in the system for more than five years.
Although Higgins has a huge lead, the polls may not reflect the recent furore surrounding Peter Casey.
# michael-d-higgins - Saturday 20 October, 2018
“It is clear now that Michael D Higgins claim has caused considerable anger within the PSNI… This is very serious.”
# michael-d-higgins - Thursday 18 October, 2018
We can expect Casey’s controversial stance to dominate coverage of the campaign again today.
# michael-d-higgins - Wednesday 17 October, 2018
Pat Kenny moderated the six-way debate on Virgin Media One.
Casey had said that travellers are “basically people camping in someone else’s land”.
Higgins has twice as many first preference votes as the rest of the candidates combined, per the latest Irish Times Ipsos/MRBI poll.
We’ve asked the six nominees why they are running and where they stand on a number of important issues.
# michael-d-higgins - Tuesday 16 October, 2018
Businessman Peter Casey has repeatedly claimed that Bród and Síoda’s grooming bills are paid for using public money – but is this true?
The debate was over the rights of presidents to address the Oireachtas.
# michael-d-higgins - Monday 15 October, 2018
Incumbent candidate Michael D Higgins has been criticised for not taking part in all scheduled live debates.
# michael-d-higgins - Sunday 14 October, 2018
Higgins also visited the tomb of murdered Catholic archbishop while in El Salvador.
A new poll has gauged people’s opinions on presidential earnings.