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#Michael D Higgins

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

President Higgins and Taoiseach Leo Varadkar attend Remembrance Sunday ceremonies

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'

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

# michael-d-higgins - Monday 30 September, 2019

Irish people cannot 'remain silent' in face of attacks on refugees, warns President

Michael D Higgins made the speech in New York.

# michael-d-higgins - Thursday 26 September, 2019

Higgins at UN: 'No challenge facing international community is more urgent than climate action'

Higgins was addressing the United Nations General Assembly in New York this evening.

# michael-d-higgins - Wednesday 25 September, 2019

Higgins says he wasn't elected to 'just read speeches he has been handed'

The president said recent comments he made about Defence Forces pay are “very much within the Constitution”.

# michael-d-higgins - Wednesday 11 September, 2019

President Michael D Higgins offers support to Defence Force staff over pay Pay

President Michael D Higgins offers support to Defence Force staff over pay

Higgins was speaking at an event celebrating members of the Defence Forces.

# michael-d-higgins - Tuesday 3 September, 2019

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

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

# michael-d-higgins - Tuesday 13 August, 2019

'Every family's worst nightmare': Higgins and Varadkar offer condolences to family of Nóra Quoirin

Police confirmed earlier today that a body found in Malaysia is that of Irish teenager Nóra Quoirin.

# michael-d-higgins - Wednesday 31 July, 2019

Revealed: How Michael D Higgins and Mary McAleese used government jet service hundreds of times Exclusive

Information about the presidents’ use of the service can be revealed for the first time following a landmark ruling this year.

# michael-d-higgins - Wednesday 24 July, 2019

Here's who spent the most in the 2018 presidential campaign

SIPO today released details of the expenses and donations during the 2018 presidential election campaign.

# michael-d-higgins - Monday 1 July, 2019

Billionaire Irish-American takes office as US ambassador to Ireland after Áras ceremony

Edward F Crawford took up the role of ambassador to Ireland today, which has been vacant since Trump took office.

# michael-d-higgins - Friday 28 June, 2019

President pays tribute to Gay Byrne at lifetime achievement ceremony: 'His empathy threw light on dark corners in Irish life'

Michael D Higgins praised Byrne’s impact on Irish broadcasting at a ceremony this evening.

# michael-d-higgins - Tuesday 18 June, 2019

President to host Áras garden party highlighting issues around Direct Provision

Irish organisations that support refugees have been invited to a garden party tomorrow.

# michael-d-higgins - Sunday 9 June, 2019

The 9 at 9: Sunday

Here’s everything you need to know as you start your day.

# michael-d-higgins - Tuesday 4 June, 2019

President Higgins calls Trump's decision to pull out of climate change deal 'regressive and pernicious'

Higgins made the comments at a speech in the RDS today.

Government ordered to release records about use of its jet service by Michael D Higgins and Mary McAleese

The ruling was made by the Commissioner for Environmental Information last week.

# michael-d-higgins - Thursday 30 May, 2019

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

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

# michael-d-higgins - Thursday 4 April, 2019

Activist Sinéad Burke has been appointed to the Council of State

Sindy Joyce, the first Traveller in Ireland to graduate with a PhD, has also been appointed to the Council.

# michael-d-higgins - Monday 1 April, 2019

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

Guido Nasi was left paraplegic following the attack in 1999.

# michael-d-higgins - Friday 29 March, 2019

'A new mind for Europe is required': President Higgins criticises 'inadequate' European Union

He called for a fresh approach to tackling inequality among member states.

# michael-d-higgins - Sunday 17 March, 2019

Pictured: Hundreds of thousands take to streets of Ireland for St Patrick's Day parades

Around 500,000 people attended the parade in Dublin, the country’s largest parade.

# michael-d-higgins - Friday 15 March, 2019

Michael D Higgins: 'As world buildings turn green, let's play our part in a greener world'

He urged Irish citizens to “play their own personal and essential role in saving our planet and our environment”.

# michael-d-higgins - Monday 25 February, 2019

'Damaging to the very fabric of our society': Higgins criticises Ireland's unequal justice system

Higgins was speaking at the opening of Flac’s new Dublin office.

# michael-d-higgins - Monday 11 February, 2019

President Higgins begins three-day official visit to England with trip to 'significant destination' Birmingham

Speaking today, Higgins recalled those who emigrated from Ireland to Birmingham.

# michael-d-higgins - Monday 21 January, 2019

President Higgins warns of the return of 'an ugly, xenophobic corruption of nationalism'

Michael D Higgins was commemorating the centenary of the establishment of Dáil Éireann.

# michael-d-higgins - Wednesday 26 December, 2018

President signs bill that allows public servants work until they're 70

The State pension age is scheduled to increase to 67 in 2021 and 68 in 2028.

# michael-d-higgins - Thursday 20 December, 2018

Abortion services made legal in Ireland as Michael D Higgins signs Bill into law

Hospitals will provide the services in 2019.

# michael-d-higgins - Thursday 13 December, 2018

How much is being spent by Áras an Uachtaráin? Michael D's spending has been revealed

This is the first time such a review has been published since the Irish Presidency was established in 1938.

# michael-d-higgins - Wednesday 5 December, 2018

'It's our job to question everyone': PAC says probe into president's spending was 'legitimate'

The committee got into hot water before the presidential election when it decided to review the spending of the Office of the President of Ireland.

# michael-d-higgins - Thursday 29 November, 2018

Edna O'Brien and nun working on Gaza Strip among diaspora receiving awards today

Ten people, chosen from 148 nominations, are set to be honoured by President Higgins today.

# michael-d-higgins - Sunday 18 November, 2018

Michael D Higgins and Shane Ross fly out with congrats for Ireland's win over All Blacks

Ireland beat New Zealand in a thrilling encounter at the Aviva Stadium.

# michael-d-higgins - Monday 12 November, 2018

An emotional evening for the President (punctuated by a nighttime dash to the Áras and back)

Dublin Castle provided a dramatic backdrop to the nighttime inauguration ceremony.

# michael-d-higgins - Sunday 11 November, 2018

Michael D Higgins has been sworn in for a second term as President of Ireland

He promised to be President for all – and noted he had a huge mandate to deliver his vision over the next seven years.

Michael D Higgins to attend Armistice event (but not as President) before evening inauguration

His first term as President officially ended at midnight.

Irish leaders mark Armistice Day at events in Ireland, Britain and France

President-elect Michael D Higgins delayed his inauguration to take part in an event

# michael-d-higgins - Saturday 3 November, 2018

PAC likely to examine Áras finances every year to avoid 'hullabaloo in next campaign'

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

Higgins asks for inauguration to be moved to evening in light of Armistice events

The ceremony is due to take place on Sunday 11 November.

# michael-d-higgins - Sunday 28 October, 2018

Even the President's pets got dragged into the campaign - but an expert reckons they're an ideal dog for the Áras

Peter Casey went on the attack over Michael D Higgins’ Bernese Mountain Dogs.

# michael-d-higgins - Saturday 27 October, 2018

Michael D Higgins' speech outlines his plans for the next seven years

President Michael D Higgins says he would focus on equality, togetherness and strong sustainable communities during his next term.

What is the long-term impact of Peter Casey's result on Irish politics, if there is one?

Ireland may be resistant to the temptations of populism but we are not immune, writes Larry Donnelly.

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