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#Michael D Higgins

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

Poll: Should we have a presidential election this year? Seven More Years This post contains a poll

Poll: Should we have a presidential election this year?

Or should Michael D Higgins go unopposed into a second term?

# michael-d-higgins - Wednesday 17 January, 2018

Could this be our next president?

Seán Kelly MEP thinks he may have a “great opportunity” to connect with people.

# michael-d-higgins - Tuesday 16 January, 2018

Michael D presents Shane McGowan with lifetime award on emotional evening

Tributes were also paid to Dolores O’Riordan at the singer’s 60th birthday concert.

# michael-d-higgins - Friday 12 January, 2018

This young scientist had to explain Bitcoin to Michael D Higgins

Turns out the President was up to speed on cryptocurrency.

# michael-d-higgins - Thursday 11 January, 2018

Column: 'There should be a presidential election and Michael D shouldn't run'

We live in an extraordinary moment for democratic government, where confidence in the honesty of political leaders is seemingly at an all time low, writes Caoimhín De Barra.

# michael-d-higgins - Saturday 6 January, 2018

It's getting more and more likely that we'll have a presidential election this year* The Aras This post contains videos

It's getting more and more likely that we'll have a presidential election this year*

*That’s according to one politician who’s been tipped to run.

# michael-d-higgins - Friday 5 January, 2018

Presidential hopeful calls on largest parties to say if they will run candidates for Áras

Gerard Craughwell says other challengers need time to organise their campaigns.

# michael-d-higgins - Monday 1 January, 2018

From The Daily Edge 19 times we were proud to call Michael D our President in 2017 All The President's Dogs

19 times we were proud to call Michael D our President in 2017

It’s been some year.

# michael-d-higgins - Friday 29 December, 2017

Taoiseach fails to rule out Frances Fitzgerald as a presidential candidate

Taoiseach Leo Varadkar says he wants Fitzgerald to return to high office soon.

# michael-d-higgins - Thursday 28 December, 2017

'I'm not playing games - this is about winning the presidency': Craughwell expecting to secure backing for Áras run

The independent senator’s tilt at the presidency isn’t a gesture, he insists.

# michael-d-higgins - Wednesday 27 December, 2017

Explainer: How likely is a Presidential election in 2018?

Explainer: How likely is a Presidential election in 2018?

Michael D isn’t set to make an announcement until September – but other candidates may emerge before then.

# michael-d-higgins - Wednesday 20 December, 2017

Michael D Higgins Christmas message: 'The burden of homelessness will overshadow the festive season' Christmas Message This post contains videos

Michael D Higgins Christmas message: 'The burden of homelessness will overshadow the festive season'

In his annual address, Higgins said that Christmas was a time to reflect on the year gone by and to think of the story “that lies at the heart of this festive season”.

# michael-d-higgins - Thursday 14 December, 2017

Michael D Higgins unveiled The People's Acorn in Áras an Uachtaráin today The People's Acorn This post contains videos

Michael D Higgins unveiled The People's Acorn in Áras an Uachtaráin today

The art sculpture contains a time capsule of school childrens’ thoughts and wishes and won’t be opened till 2116.

# michael-d-higgins - Thursday 7 December, 2017

'Today is a global milestone': Uilleann pipes get international recognition Unesco This post contains videos

'Today is a global milestone': Uilleann pipes get international recognition

President Michael D Higgins is among those to welcome the news

# michael-d-higgins - Monday 6 November, 2017

'Horrendous, no equality': Expert to examine Mám Trasna murder case for posthumous pardon

On 17 August 1882, five members of the Joyce family were murdered in their home in Mám Trasna.

# michael-d-higgins - Sunday 5 November, 2017

From The Daily Edge The O'Donovan brothers meeting Michael D and his two dogs produced this excellent photo Pull Like A Dog

# michael-d-higgins - Thursday 26 October, 2017

President Higgins to visit people affected by deadly Christchurch earthquake

The centre of the city was largely levelled and a massive rebuilding project has been undertaken.

# michael-d-higgins - Tuesday 24 October, 2017

'God knows what will happen': Bertie's cryptic answer on if he'll run for president

Rejoining Fianna Fáil would be the first hurdle an Ahern candidacy would have to overcome.

# michael-d-higgins - Monday 23 October, 2017

Poll: Should President Higgins announce if he's seeking a second term? Your Say This post contains a poll

Poll: Should President Higgins announce if he's seeking a second term?

Michael D Higgins hasn’t clarified his intentions yet.

# michael-d-higgins - Tuesday 10 October, 2017

Michael D Higgins says Australian democracy has 'distinctive Irish influence'

Over 90,000 Irish-born people live in Australia.

# michael-d-higgins - Monday 9 October, 2017

Higgins compares today's refugees with those who left Ireland during the Famine

President Higgins is on the third day of his week-long State visit to Australia.

# michael-d-higgins - Saturday 7 October, 2017

Most people want Michael D Higgins to serve a second term as President

Higgins has hinted he may seek to remain in office, despite previously ruling out a second term.

# michael-d-higgins - Monday 25 September, 2017

From The Daily Edge Noel Gallagher told a great story of meeting Michael D Higgins hungover at Bono's house Rock N Roll Star

Noel Gallagher told a great story of meeting Michael D Higgins hungover at Bono's house

And how he basically can’t keep up with U2′s boozing. Sh*t one Noel.

Over 75% of people want Michael D to serve a second term as president

Last week, the president said he “is not ruling out” running for a second term next year.

# michael-d-higgins - Tuesday 19 September, 2017

President Higgins is not 'ruling anything out' when it comes to running for a second term

Higgins officially opened the National Ploughing Championships this afternoon.

# michael-d-higgins - Wednesday 13 September, 2017

President Higgins says homeless people are deprived of freedom and a sense of belonging

Michael D Higgins has shared his thoughts on the impact of homelessness.

# michael-d-higgins - Monday 4 September, 2017

From The Daily Edge People can't get over how small Michael D looks standing next to Leo Varadkar Pocket President

# michael-d-higgins - Tuesday 15 August, 2017

'Running for president of Ireland is not something I would do willy-nilly, but we need a contest'

Michael D Higgins has refused to rule out the possibility of a second run for Áras an Uachtaráin.

# michael-d-higgins - Wednesday 9 August, 2017

From The Daily Edge Michael D Higgins dropped into the women's rugby team ahead of their first World Cup match D Higgins

# michael-d-higgins - Monday 17 July, 2017

From The Daily Edge The Philippines' President keeps making rape jokes, but is claiming that people "get him" Geebag

# michael-d-higgins - Monday 19 June, 2017

Máire Whelan officially appointed to the Court of Appeal

President Higgins made the appointment official at a ceremony in Áras an Uachtaráin this morning.

# michael-d-higgins - Monday 5 June, 2017

From The Daily Edge Michael D Higgins met Bernie Sanders yesterday, and everyone wants them to be best mates Feel The Bern

# michael-d-higgins - Monday 22 May, 2017

Climate Bells: The gift Michael D Higgins gave Pope Francis today

President Higgins was expected to discuss ‘issues of global importance’ with the Pope in the Vatican today.

# michael-d-higgins - Wednesday 10 May, 2017

Michael D Higgins will have a private dinner with Prince Charles tonight

There are no details as to what will be on the menu tonight.

# michael-d-higgins - Monday 24 April, 2017

Tributes paid to 'fearless and brilliant campaigner' Donal Toolan

President Michael D Higgins said Toolan was “a deeply committed advocate for legislation on disability rights”.

# michael-d-higgins - Thursday 13 April, 2017

Former US ambassador to Ireland, and owner of Pittsburgh Steelers, Dan Rooney dies aged 84 RIP

Former US ambassador to Ireland, and owner of Pittsburgh Steelers, Dan Rooney dies aged 84

Rooney was ambassador to Ireland between 2009 and 2012.

# michael-d-higgins - Sunday 2 April, 2017

President Higgins extends sympathy to Colombia as mudslide death toll tops 200

Hundreds more are injured or missing.

# michael-d-higgins - Saturday 1 April, 2017

From The Daily Edge A British comedian got the best answer when he asked a Dublin crowd if they wanted Trump to visit Ireland Michael Bae Higgins

A British comedian got the best answer when he asked a Dublin crowd if they wanted Trump to visit Ireland

“Do you want Trump to visit Ireland?” “No.” “Do you want him to meet Michael D Higgins?” “Well….”

# michael-d-higgins - Tuesday 28 March, 2017

From The42 Seamus Coleman 'doing much better' as Michael D pays him a visit Update

Seamus Coleman 'doing much better' as Michael D pays him a visit

The Everton and Ireland defender was “in good spirits” earlier this afternoon.

# michael-d-higgins - Wednesday 22 March, 2017

Here are the options that could be in the referendum to give vote to Irish abroad

Any changes would likely not be in place until before the 2025 presidential election.