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# 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 22,853 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 35,619 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 16,574 Views 32 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 20,812 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 40,190 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 74,995 Views 165 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 40,463 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 29,028 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 66,108 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 16,501 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 58,123 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 30,461 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 21,763 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 21,698 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 44,509 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 81,561 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 25,111 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 26,645 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 104,965 Views 126 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 13,760 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 28,501 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 26,963 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 22,526 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 25,141 Views 41 Comments

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
# Direct Provision
# Direct Provision

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

Sep 30th 2019, 6:47 PM 26,605 Views 157 Comments

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'
# United Nations
# United Nations

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

Sep 26th 2019, 6:38 AM 6,335 Views 43 Comments

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'
# Defence Forces
# Defence Forces

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

Sep 25th 2019, 7:31 AM 21,519 Views 34 Comments

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
# Pay

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

Sep 11th 2019, 9:27 PM 17,907 Views 32 Comments

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
# 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 37,769 Views 65 Comments

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
# Nora Quoirin
# Nora Quoirin

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

Aug 13th 2019, 3:47 PM 27,918 Views 19 Comments

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
# Right To Know
# Right To Know

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

Jul 31st 2019, 12:05 AM 34,252 Views 92 Comments

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
# SIPO

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

Jul 24th 2019, 11:23 AM 22,887 Views 33 Comments

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
# Edward F Crawford

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

Jul 1st 2019, 3:34 PM 26,048 Views 31 Comments

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'
# Gaybo
# Gaybo

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

Jun 28th 2019, 8:05 PM 53,685 Views 70 Comments

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
# Garden Party
# Garden Party

President to host Áras garden party highlighting issues around Direct Provision

Jun 18th 2019, 11:46 AM 13,705 Views 37 Comments

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
# 9 At 9
# 9 At 9

The 9 at 9: Sunday

Jun 9th 2019, 8:58 AM 11,439 Views 0 Comments

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'
# Strong Words
# Strong Words

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

Jun 4th 2019, 2:31 PM 15,601 Views 56 Comments

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
# Right To Know
# Right To Know

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

Jun 4th 2019, 12:05 AM 21,119 Views 39 Comments

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
# No Deal Fears
# No Deal Fears

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

Updated May 30th 2019, 3:10 PM 22,219 Views 37 Comments

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
# Sinead Burke
# Sinead Burke

Activist Sinéad Burke has been appointed to the Council of State

Apr 4th 2019, 5:31 PM 27,065 Views 22 Comments

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

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