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#President Higgins

# president-higgins - Wednesday 17 March, 2021

President Higgins calls for global solidarity to 'exit the fog' of Covid-19 in St Patrick's Day message
# Words From The áras
# Words From The áras

President Higgins calls for global solidarity to 'exit the fog' of Covid-19 in St Patrick's Day message

Mar 17th 2021, 6:00 AM 11,226 Views 19 Comments

The president said: “We have been reminded of our shared vulnerability, our interdependence, the need for an understanding that can fly past borders.”

# president-higgins - Tuesday 16 March, 2021

Queen Elizabeth and President Higgins share St. Patrick's Day wishes and mark visit anniversary
# Across The Water
# Across The Water

Queen Elizabeth and President Higgins share St. Patrick's Day wishes and mark visit anniversary

Mar 16th 2021, 1:16 PM 14,220 Views 19 Comments

The queen’s 2011 visit to the Republic of Ireland was the first by a British monarch.

# president-higgins - Tuesday 2 March, 2021

President Higgins has a new puppy named in a nod to our times
# Sé Mo Laoch
# Sé Mo Laoch

President Higgins has a new puppy named in a nod to our times

Mar 2nd 2021, 5:18 PM 105,836 Views 78 Comments

Misneach, meaning courage, is five months old.

# president-higgins - Sunday 25 October, 2020

President signs Bill allowing graduated fines for breaches in Covid-19 restrictions
# Health Act
# Health Act

President signs Bill allowing graduated fines for breaches in Covid-19 restrictions

Oct 25th 2020, 5:08 PM 56,959 Views 128 Comments

The amendment expands the penalties that can be applied to offences when Covid-19 restrictions are broken.

# 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
# 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 40,558 Views 74 Comments

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
# 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 29,068 Views 4 Comments

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
# Coronavirus
# Coronavirus

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

Sep 10th 2020, 5:00 PM 16,531 Views 32 Comments

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
# History

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

Jun 10th 2020, 12:13 PM 21,922 Views 57 Comments

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
# Late Late Show

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

May 30th 2020, 8:21 AM 28,625 Views 99 Comments

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
# 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 27,270 Views 38 Comments

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
# 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 105,008 Views 127 Comments

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'
# 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 15,607 Views 56 Comments

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
# Retirement
# Retirement

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

May 1st 2019, 10:03 PM 15,807 Views 30 Comments

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'
# In Full
# In Full

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

Nov 11th 2018, 9:13 PM 12,433 Views 24 Comments

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
# Aras 18
# Aras 18

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

Oct 4th 2018, 4:25 PM 26,972 Views 75 Comments

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?
# Off The Rack
# Off The Rack

What happens next in the presidential election race?

Jul 28th 2018, 9:15 AM 11,880 Views 25 Comments

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'
# Me Too
# Me Too

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

Mar 7th 2018, 6:54 PM 9,838 Views 55 Comments

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
# Stay Safe
# Stay Safe

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

Mar 2nd 2018, 6:56 PM 15,168 Views 39 Comments

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
# Christmas Message

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

Dec 20th 2017, 6:00 AM 14,676 Views 80 Comments

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
# To Be Confirmed
# To Be Confirmed

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

Sep 19th 2017, 2:16 PM 10,215 Views 79 Comments

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
# Growing Crisis
# Growing Crisis

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

Sep 13th 2017, 12:52 PM 10,993 Views 85 Comments

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
# D-Tour To Vatican
# D-Tour To Vatican

President Higgins will meet Pope Francis in Rome on Monday

May 19th 2017, 3:16 PM 6,390 Views 34 Comments

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
# Read Me
# Read Me

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

Mar 8th 2017, 3:14 PM 189 Views 75 Comments

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
# Giant Acorn
# Giant Acorn

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

Dec 22nd 2016, 3:44 PM 7,435 Views 39 Comments

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
# Diplomatic Relations
# Diplomatic Relations

Santa Claus paid a visit to President Higgins at the Áras

Dec 13th 2016, 12:55 PM 7,170 Views 25 Comments

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
# Collecting The Bills
# Collecting The Bills

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

Sep 17th 2016, 7:30 PM 53,912 Views 72 Comments

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

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

Even Michael D Higgins has to trek to the ATM for cash

Sep 17th 2016, 2:00 PM 9,844 Views 8 Comments

SQUEE.

# president-higgins - Tuesday 6 September, 2016

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

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

Sep 6th 2016, 7:29 PM 27,620 Views 245 Comments

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
# Centenary
# Centenary

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

Jul 1st 2016, 8:59 AM 17,196 Views 45 Comments

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
# Talks About Talks
# Talks About Talks

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

Apr 10th 2016, 7:59 PM 42,871 Views 117 Comments

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
# In Memory
# In Memory

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

Oct 20th 2015, 7:45 AM 12,177 Views 23 Comments

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
# Result
# Result

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

Aug 29th 2015, 8:30 PM 27,444 Views 190 Comments

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
# RIP
# RIP

Veteran RTE broadcaster Liam Ó Murchú has died

Jun 29th 2015, 7:06 PM 28,607 Views 14 Comments

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.
# Water Charges
# Water Charges

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

Jan 30th 2015, 1:00 PM 205 Views 306 Comments

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
# Water Services Bill
# Water Services Bill

Explainer: Why Michael D Higgins signed water charges into law

Dec 29th 2014, 12:16 PM 23,600 Views 185 Comments

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
# It's Official
# It's Official

President Michael D Higgins has signed the Water Services Bill

Dec 28th 2014, 1:16 PM 36,536 Views 357 Comments

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
# Dear Michael
# Dear Michael

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

Dec 24th 2014, 12:09 PM 41,223 Views 150 Comments

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
# Conflict
# Conflict

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

Nov 4th 2014, 6:00 PM 6,241 Views 52 Comments

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
# Foi Requests
# Foi Requests

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

Oct 15th 2014, 5:36 PM 17,361 Views 18 Comments

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
# Your Say

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

Sep 24th 2014, 9:06 AM 15,616 Views 62 Comments

President Higgins has issued a warning. Do you agree?

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