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#Michael D Higgins

# michael-d-higgins - Wednesday 13 January, 2016

What led to this Irishman's exoneration, 74 years after he was executed?

Inconsistencies in medical evidence and several failings during the trial were identified in the case.

# michael-d-higgins - Wednesday 6 January, 2016

From The42 Lowry, McGinley and Poulter lead the golfing tributes to the late Christy O'Connor Jnr 2 Iron

Lowry, McGinley and Poulter lead the golfing tributes to the late Christy O'Connor Jnr

The former golfer died suddenly today.

# michael-d-higgins - Tuesday 5 January, 2016

EU to Ireland: We're not stopping you from dredging

The European Commission has said any suggestion EU environmental rules are to blame for the recent severe flooding is “completely without foundation”.

# michael-d-higgins - Tuesday 29 December, 2015

There were some familiar faces at this morning's Council of State meeting

President Higgins called the meeting to discuss asylum laws that were ‘rushed’ through the Dáil.

# michael-d-higgins - Wednesday 23 December, 2015

Michael D calls in Council of State over law that was rushed through the Dáil

Michael D Higgins could now refer the International Protection Bill to the Supreme Court.

# michael-d-higgins - Sunday 20 December, 2015

# michael-d-higgins - Saturday 19 December, 2015

Harry Gleeson granted Ireland's first posthumous pardon, 74 years after his execution

He was hanged in 1941 after being convicted of murdering Mary McCarthy.

# michael-d-higgins - Monday 16 November, 2015

From The42 Jon Walters and President Michael D Higgins in one of the great selfies Super Jon

Jon Walters and President Michael D Higgins in one of the great selfies

The Ireland forward spoke of his immense pride at helping the country to Euro 2016.

# michael-d-higgins - Monday 26 October, 2015

Poll: Would you re-elect Michael D Higgins? Your Say This post contains a poll

Poll: Would you re-elect Michael D Higgins?

The President has indicated he may yet run for a second term. But would you vote for him?

# michael-d-higgins - Tuesday 20 October, 2015

President Higgins will plant a tree in honour of Berkeley victims during US trip

Michael D is en route to the west coast of America.

# michael-d-higgins - Monday 12 October, 2015

"It begs the question: how serious is the government about Travellers' rights?"

The fallout from the Carrickmines disaster, which claimed 10 lives on Saturday morning, continued this afternoon.

# michael-d-higgins - Friday 9 October, 2015

Michael D and Shane Long's mum just had a lovely chat

“Hello Mr President … I can’t believe I’m doing this.”

# michael-d-higgins - Friday 2 October, 2015

From The42 'The most exciting game you've probably never heard of' could be about to go mainstream in the US 60 Minutes

'The most exciting game you've probably never heard of' could be about to go mainstream in the US

Hurling’s assault on the US continues unabated.

# michael-d-higgins - Saturday 26 September, 2015

From The42 Michael D Higgins met Brazilian superstar Kaka today Besties

Michael D Higgins met Brazilian superstar Kaka today

The pair were both at the UN headquarters in New York for the second day of the Sustainable Development Summit.

# michael-d-higgins - Thursday 6 August, 2015

From The Daily Edge A website has compiled a list of the hottest world leaders... and Enda doesn't fare too well Hot Damn

# michael-d-higgins - Saturday 1 August, 2015

Funeral of 'iconic' O'Donovan Rossa's remembered 100 years on Easter Rising This post contains images

Funeral of 'iconic' O'Donovan Rossa's remembered 100 years on

There was a re-enactment of Pádraig Pearse’s graveside oration.

# michael-d-higgins - Friday 24 July, 2015

From The Daily Edge ITV News apparently don't know who Michael D Higgins is Fail

ITV News apparently don't know who Michael D Higgins is

No, that isn’t him.

# michael-d-higgins - Tuesday 21 July, 2015

We’re playing God with the lives of the poorest people on Earth

When it comes to climate change, we can’t blame ‘Acts of God’ for destroying our planet. We can only blame ourselves.

# michael-d-higgins - Sunday 31 May, 2015

Have you seen this amazing photo of a young Michael D. Higgins at Slane concert?

The picture is being shared everywhere and the general consensus is that we have a deadly President.

From The Daily Edge Everyone is sharing this excellent photo of a young Michael D. Higgins at Slane Prez

# michael-d-higgins - Sunday 17 May, 2015

Ireland rolled out the red carpet for China's second most powerful man today

Premier of China Li Keqiang has gone west (of the Shannon).

# michael-d-higgins - Wednesday 1 April, 2015

It turns out Ireland really doesn't want Niall Horan to be President

A survey carried out by RTÉ has shown people are really not keen on the presidential age being lowered to 21.

# michael-d-higgins - Tuesday 17 March, 2015

From The Daily Edge YouTube totally mangled the subtitles on Michael D. Higgins' Paddy's Day address Ni Thuigim

YouTube totally mangled the subtitles on Michael D. Higgins' Paddy's Day address

YouTube doesn’t understand Gaeilge.

# michael-d-higgins - Thursday 5 March, 2015

From The42 Galway's No.1 fan is heading west for their return to the big leagues Tribesmen

Galway's No.1 fan is heading west for their return to the big leagues

President Higgins will be in attendance when Tommy Dunne’s men face Derry City at Eamonn Deacy Park.

# michael-d-higgins - Sunday 1 March, 2015

From The42 'I don't say the exact same thing to the visiting captain as I say to Paul O'Connell' - President Higgins on those pre-game line-ups Park Life

'I don't say the exact same thing to the visiting captain as I say to Paul O'Connell' - President Higgins on those pre-game line-ups Exclusive

The President on the importance of sport in the life of a country.

# michael-d-higgins - Saturday 28 February, 2015

From The42 LOI champions and FAI Cup winners go head-to-head for President's Cup FAI Presidents Cup

LOI champions and FAI Cup winners go head-to-head for President's Cup

The league opener is still a week away but Dundalk host St Patrick’s Athletic at Oriel Park this afternoon.

# michael-d-higgins - Friday 27 February, 2015

From The42 President Higgins on why the League of Ireland is important and how it can thrive Grassroots

President Higgins on why the League of Ireland is important and how it can thrive Exclusive

We were invited to the Áras ahead of tomorrow’s President’s Cup game.

# michael-d-higgins - Wednesday 18 February, 2015

From The42 Robbie Keane and the LA Galaxy got suited and booted for a reception with President Higgins today Scrapbook

Robbie Keane and the LA Galaxy got suited and booted for a reception with President Higgins today

The Ireland captain and his team-mates were welcomed to the Aras with fitting speech from President Higgins.

# michael-d-higgins - Thursday 29 January, 2015

Opinion: Those criticising the President for signing Bills into law are overestimating his power

By not using Article 26, President Higgins leaves the door open for future constitutional challenges.

# michael-d-higgins - Wednesday 28 January, 2015

Today's top stories in 6 seconds

Don’t have time to mull over the news? Here’s everything you need to know.

Poll: Is the President above criticism for signing bills into law? Your Say This post contains a poll

Poll: Is the President above criticism for signing bills into law?

A protesters being unfair on Michael D Higgins?

It's not okay to petrol bomb a politician's office, or call them a 'midget parasite'

Here’s everything you need to know about what’s happening in Irish politics right now…

# michael-d-higgins - Monday 29 December, 2014

Explainer: Why Michael D Higgins signed water charges into law

The president’s hands were essentially tied by the Constitution.

# michael-d-higgins - Sunday 28 December, 2014

President Michael D Higgins has signed the Water Services Bill

Water charges are now the law of the land.

# michael-d-higgins - Sunday 21 December, 2014

Peace, hope, and celebration: President Higgins' Christmas message to us all

Michael D Higgins said he wishes that 2015 will bring “a bounty of opportunities for flourishing and renewal”.

# michael-d-higgins - Tuesday 9 December, 2014

A group of Chinese school children were very happy to see the President

Michael D Higgins is in China as part of a week-long State visit

# michael-d-higgins - Sunday 7 December, 2014

Justice Catherine McGuinness was approached to run for president...but she wasn't interested

The former Supreme Court judge said she doesn’t regret her decision to turn it down.

# michael-d-higgins - Saturday 6 December, 2014

President Michael D Higgins is off to China today

The President will be accompanied by the Finance and Foreign Affairs Ministers.

# michael-d-higgins - Monday 1 December, 2014

There are just five 'cities of film' in the world - and Galway's now one of them

The announcement has been described as “hugely significant”.

Here's why Michael D is heading to China next week

He was invited by President Xi Jinping.