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#Michael D Higgins

# michael-d-higgins - Wednesday 5 November, 2014

"We too experienced the scourges of colonisation and hunger"

President Michael D. Higgins today addressed a delegation in Ethiopia as part of his tour of Africa.

# michael-d-higgins - Sunday 2 November, 2014

Here's how our President is getting on in Africa

He’s going to Ethiopia, Malawi, and South Africa.

# michael-d-higgins - Friday 31 October, 2014

Emily Logan says new commission will make her office more powerful and give new level of independence

President Michael D Higgins will appoint Emily Logan as chief commissioner of the Irish Human Rights and Equality Commission today.

# michael-d-higgins - Thursday 30 October, 2014

From The Daily Edge Someone in the Aras has insane pumpkin-carving skills Patriotic Pumpkin

# michael-d-higgins - Tuesday 14 October, 2014

"Historic day" as LGBT teachers' group meet President

The group is part of the INTO union.

# michael-d-higgins - Wednesday 8 October, 2014

Ireland's new US Ambassador met the President today

The Irish Army band played the Star-Spangled Banner when Kevin O’Malley stopped by the Áras this afternoon.

# michael-d-higgins - Tuesday 7 October, 2014

The 9 at 9: Tuesday

Catch up as you wake up.

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

President Higgins follows in Bill Clinton and Terry Wogan's footsteps and gets freedom of his birthplace

President Higgins was born in Limerick on 18 April 1941.

# michael-d-higgins - Wednesday 24 September, 2014

Higgins: Being homeless is a 'profound violation of human rights'

The president said he hoped that the ongoing housing debate would lead to more people thinking about the implications of homelessness.

Poll: Are we repeating the mistakes of the boom era? Your Say This post contains a poll

Poll: Are we repeating the mistakes of the boom era?

President Higgins has issued a warning. Do you agree?

# michael-d-higgins - Friday 12 September, 2014

President Higgins has spoken directly to the Irish Diaspora: "We owe them a debt of gratitude."

The story of Irish emigration is one to be proud of he argued.

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

President Higgins opens new housing scheme named after 1916 rebel female doctor

It took 10 years for the scheme in Inchicore to be completed.

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

Back in time: It's ten years since Labour decided NOT to run Michael D for the Áras

Come with us on a journey through time and space … to September 2004.

# michael-d-higgins - Friday 29 August, 2014

What do Paul O'Connell, JFK and President Higgins have in common?

It’s an award (not the Heineken Cup).

# michael-d-higgins - Sunday 10 August, 2014

Fiddles at the ready: The world's biggest trad music session kicks-off in Sligo today

President Higgins will be on hand to open Fleadh Cheoil na hÉireann.

# michael-d-higgins - Saturday 9 August, 2014

Vox Pop: Should we be commemorating the centenary of World War I?

We asked the public for their view on the marking of the centenary.

# michael-d-higgins - Thursday 31 July, 2014

Pictures: President and British royal heckled by dissidents at unveiling of monument to war dead Ww1

Pictures: President and British royal heckled by dissidents at unveiling of monument to war dead

President Higgins was unveiling a Cross of Sacrifice to the war dead of Ireland — the first of its kind to be erected in the State.

# michael-d-higgins - Sunday 27 July, 2014

Photos: 100 years on, President Higgins praises "determining moment" in Ireland's history

Events were held in Dublin to mark the centenary of the landing of the Asgard at Howth with weapons for the Irish volunteers.

# michael-d-higgins - Saturday 26 July, 2014

From The42 President Michael D Higgins is in Tullamore to cheer on Galway against Tipperary Hail To The Chief

President Michael D Higgins is in Tullamore to cheer on Galway against Tipperary

The Prez got to O’Connor Park early so he could catch most of Cork’s clash with Sligo.

# michael-d-higgins - Sunday 29 June, 2014

President Higgins: 'There are no easy solutions to the sensitive questions in Northern Ireland'

He commended the members of the Oireachtas and the Northern Ireland Legislative Assembly for working together.

# michael-d-higgins - Monday 23 June, 2014

President Higgins: 'Conlon's work an inspiration to all who stand up for justice'

Michael D Higgins has paid tribute to the Gerry Conlon, who died on Saturday morning.

# michael-d-higgins - Tuesday 27 May, 2014

Here's President Higgins looking quite pleased with a new painting he was given

The President was presented with the painting by one of the winners of the Texaco Children’s Art Competition.

# michael-d-higgins - Sunday 25 May, 2014

From The42 Opinion: Is it okay for Ireland fans to root against England at the World Cup? Issue

Opinion: Is it okay for Ireland fans to root against England at the World Cup?

Irish followers of the Premier League have traditionally had no issue with supporting anyone but the Three Lions.

# michael-d-higgins - Friday 23 May, 2014

Higgins calls on UK government to allow access to Dublin-Monaghan bombing files

The President added that “a strategy of amnesia is simply not an option”.

# michael-d-higgins - Monday 19 May, 2014

Peter O'Toole's ashes are being 'minded' at the Áras for the moment RIP

Peter O'Toole's ashes are being 'minded' at the Áras for the moment

The late actor’s daughter said the ashes were “in safe deposit” with the President while the family arranges their burial in Co Galway.

# michael-d-higgins - Monday 12 May, 2014

"The crisis has exacted a huge toll on the Irish people" - President Higgins is critical of economic teaching

Higgins told the University of Chicago that economic teaching has become separated from philosophical thought.

# michael-d-higgins - Tuesday 6 May, 2014

From The Daily Edge Irish primary school students asked to identify President Higgins, hilarity ensues Godlike

# michael-d-higgins - Sunday 4 May, 2014

Nephew of President Michael D Higgins running in local elections

Donal Higgins, a father of two, is running under the Labour banner.

# michael-d-higgins - Saturday 26 April, 2014

Column: President Higgins was conferred with the freedom of the city of Cork ... but what does that mean?

Michael D Higgins joined a prestigious list this week, but what is a freeman (or freewoman)?

# michael-d-higgins - Thursday 24 April, 2014

Michael D Higgins gets the freedom of Cork, mentions how much Corkonians like to say 'like'

He bigged up the city for lots of other reasons too.

Freedom of Cork to be awarded less often to avoid mayors using it as a 'political football'

President Higgins is set to be given the accolade at a ceremony in the city today.

# michael-d-higgins - Wednesday 23 April, 2014

This British MP wants to let us join the Commonwealth

Michael Fabricant said the State visits in Ireland and England show that times have moved on and this could be the next step.

# michael-d-higgins - Tuesday 22 April, 2014

Meet the creative entrepreneurs who fought the slump - together

The Fumbally Exchange is due to spread to 13 new locations this year – and two-thirds of its member businesses plan to expand this year.

# michael-d-higgins - Monday 14 April, 2014

Column: The Derry of my childhood was shrouded in sadness – now the city can breathe again

Derry truly is a symbol of the “profound transformation” of the relationship between Ireland and Britain, just like President Higgins said last week.

# michael-d-higgins - Saturday 12 April, 2014

From The Daily Edge A look behind the scenes at the Ceiliúradh concert in London The Parting Glass

A look behind the scenes at the Ceiliúradh concert in London

The preparations for the Royal Albert Hall.

From The Daily Edge President Higgins was called a "funny little fella" on Have I Got News For You HIGNFY
Poll: Have Anglo-Irish relations been strengthened by the President's UK State visit? Your Say This post contains a poll

Poll: Have Anglo-Irish relations been strengthened by the President's UK State visit?

The visit has drawn to a close, so we want to know if you think it made a difference.

The new normal: State visit solidifies an Anglo-Irish relationship that has changed utterly

The sight of Martin McGuinness raising his glass in a toast to the Queen of England would have astonished many and appalled some not so long ago. But not now, in 2014, when Ireland and Britain are, it seems, the best of friends.