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# president-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

President Michael D Higgins gave a speech to the Engineers Ireland Conference this morning.

# president-higgins - Saturday 10 October, 2020

President Higgins leads tributes to Dublin community activist Fergus McCabe who has died aged 71

President Higgins said he was part of the “beating heart” of community campaigning.

# president-higgins - Thursday 10 September, 2020

President Higgins says need for 'solidarity, compassion and kindness' in Ireland's response to Covid-19

The President has recorded a Covid-19 related message to the Irish at home and abroad.

# president-higgins - Wednesday 10 June, 2020

President Higgins says Ireland and Africa have each experienced racism and 'a suppressed culture' History This post contains videos

President Higgins says Ireland and Africa have each experienced racism and 'a suppressed culture'

The President’s comments come at a time when there is is a global focus on the history of colonialism.

# president-higgins - Saturday 30 May, 2020

We need to look at how essential workers are remunerated, says President Higgins Late Late Show This post contains videos

We need to look at how essential workers are remunerated, says President Higgins

In relation to older people, he said there were mistakes made in the language around cocooning.

# president-higgins - Thursday 5 March, 2020

Áras spending increases as more and more people turn 100 and receive €2,540 payment

A total of 481 Irish people received the Centenarian Bounty last year.

# president-higgins - Tuesday 3 March, 2020

William and Kate arrive in Ireland and meet with President Higgins ahead of three day visit

Dublin, Meath, Kildare and Galway are all on the Duke and Duchess of Cambridge’s itinerary this week.

# president-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.

# president-higgins - Wednesday 1 May, 2019

President Higgins thanks Ruby Walsh for 'outstanding contributions' to Ireland's reputation

The president wrote to Walsh to wish him a successful retirement.

# president-higgins - Sunday 11 November, 2018

President Higgins' inauguration speech: 'We cannot afford to be complacent as to how we are living our lives'

Michael D Higgins touched on an extensive array of themes including tackling poverty and confronting hate.

# president-higgins - Thursday 4 October, 2018

Michael D Higgins will return €200k balance in Áras account at end of term

Higgins has pointed out that his predecessor Mary McAleese returned the balance when she finished her two terms.

# president-higgins - Saturday 28 July, 2018

What happens next in the presidential election race?

We’re a touch clearer now but we still don’t know who’s going to be on the ballot.

# president-higgins - Wednesday 7 March, 2018

President Higgins: 'We are a very long way from adequately addressing issues of hierarchy'

President Michael D Higgins spoke to Ryan Tubridy ahead of International Women’s Day tomorrow.

# president-higgins - Friday 2 March, 2018

President Higgins asks public not to take 'exceptional risks' and risk emergency services

The President said that he has had to cancel a number of events.

# president-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”.

# president-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.

# president-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.

# president-higgins - Friday 19 May, 2017

President Higgins will meet Pope Francis in Rome on Monday

President Higgins will also visit the Biennale, the world’s oldest international art exhibition.

# president-higgins - Wednesday 8 March, 2017

President Higgins speaks out for women 'living in fear in their homes' of brutality and violence

He also expressed his grief at the tragedies of the Tuam Mother and Baby Home bodies and the deaths in Clondalkin fire today.

# president-higgins - Thursday 22 December, 2016

The People's Acorn: Giant artwork planned for grounds of Áras to commemorate 1916

The bronze cast artwork will be placed in woodland surrounding the President’s residence.

# president-higgins - Tuesday 13 December, 2016

Santa Claus paid a visit to President Higgins at the Áras

President Higgins and his wife Sabina welcomed hundreds of families to the Áras on Saturday for the official switching on of the Christmas lights.

# president-higgins - Saturday 17 September, 2016

Even President Higgins has to trek to the ATM for cash every now and then

The president stopped off at an ATM in Cork to get some cash on a recent visit.

From The Daily Edge Even Michael D Higgins has to trek to the ATM for cash Michael D Higgins

# president-higgins - Tuesday 6 September, 2016

Water protestor who called President Higgins a 'midget parasite' is spared jail

Father-of-three Derek Byrne (36), from Streamville Rd, Kilbarrack, Dublin, was fined €300 by Judge Bryan Smyth at Dublin District Court today.

# president-higgins - Friday 1 July, 2016

President Higgins joins British royals to mark Battle of the Somme centenary

Today marks 100 years since the start of the four-and-a-half month battle which left over one million dead or injured.

# president-higgins - Sunday 10 April, 2016

Prospect of 'two hour oration' from President may have focused minds

A veteran FF negotiator says Michael D would have chased Enda back to the Dáil to knock heads together.

# president-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.

# president-higgins - Saturday 29 August, 2015

It's (finally) official: Marriage Equality is now enshrined in Irish law

President Higgins signed the Marriage Equality Bill into law this evening.

# president-higgins - Monday 29 June, 2015

Veteran RTE broadcaster Liam Ó Murchú has died

He was 86.

# president-higgins - Friday 30 January, 2015

Opinion: I've just signed up to Irish Water. I don't think that makes me a traitor.

Reluctantly and unhappily, I’ve decided I can no more pick the taxes I pay than the laws I obey.

# president-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.

# president-higgins - Sunday 28 December, 2014

President Michael D Higgins has signed the Water Services Bill

Water charges are now the law of the land.

# president-higgins - Wednesday 24 December, 2014

49 TDs and senators in eleventh-hour appeal to Michael D over Water Bill

The President had a swift response for some of them (and it wasn’t a complete ‘no’.)

# president-higgins - Tuesday 4 November, 2014

Ireland donates €2 million to South Sudan as President Higgins visits the country

This will bring the funding provided by Ireland to the South Sudanese crisis this year to over €8.5 million.

# president-higgins - Wednesday 15 October, 2014

Ever wanted to ask the Gardaí something about their records? Now you can

A new law extends Freedom of Information requests to cover limited areas of an Garda Síochána and other organisations. They don’t have to answer you though…

# president-higgins - Wednesday 24 September, 2014

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?

# president-higgins - Tuesday 23 September, 2014

Why is President Higgins speaking out so often on the issue of homelessness?

President Higgins has made public statements on the issue at several events in recent weeks…

Many one parent families struggle to cover the basics of food, housing and energy costs

Saint Vincent de Paul has published a study on lone parents.

# president-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).

# president-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.

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