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#President Higgins

# president-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.

# president-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.

# president-higgins - Monday 21 April, 2014

President's most senior aide to leave Áras an Uachtaráin

Adrian O’Neill is taking up a role at the Department of Foreign Affairs.

# president-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.

# president-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.

# president-higgins - Friday 11 April, 2014

"Both sides emphasised a very honest version of the past." President Higgins returns home after UK visit

The President’ plane touched down in Baldonnel shortly after 6pm this evening.

From The Daily Edge Niall Horan met President Higgins and Twitter was very confused State Visit

Niall Horan met President Higgins and Twitter was very confused

WE DON’T KNOW HOW TO FEEL.

From The Daily Edge Here's what President Higgins and the Queen were REALLY thinking during the State Visit Gin

Here's what President Higgins and the Queen were REALLY thinking during the State Visit

David Cameron was thrown into Slytherin.

# president-higgins - Thursday 10 April, 2014

Caption competition: What's John Major saying to Enda, as they lurk on the Albert Hall balcony?

‘Nice view’ … ‘Thanks, I had my hair done specially’.

# president-higgins - Wednesday 9 April, 2014

Here's What Happened Today: Wednesday

Everyone’s been talking about Angela Kerins, the Anglo trial, and President Higgins

# president-higgins - Tuesday 8 April, 2014

275 horses and an Irish Wolfhound named Domhnall welcome President to Windsor Good Neighbours Become... This post contains videos This post contains images

275 horses and an Irish Wolfhound named Domhnall welcome President to Windsor

Although one Windsor resident asked “what’s happening here today?”

# president-higgins - Monday 7 April, 2014

Here's What Happened Today: Monday

Everyone’s been talking about Peaches Geldof, the death of a woman after a Luas crash and the Rwandan genocide commemorations.

# president-higgins - Wednesday 2 April, 2014

President pays tribute to women in Irish history at Cumann na mBan commemoration

An exclusively all female Guard of Honour, drawn from women serving in the Army, Navy and Air Corps, gathered to commemorate the women of the Cumann na mBan today.

# president-higgins - Sunday 30 March, 2014

President Higgins pays tribute to former Senator Sam McAughtry RIP

President Higgins pays tribute to former Senator Sam McAughtry

McAughtry, who was a writer and broadcaster, had played a role in the peace process throughout his life.

# president-higgins - Tuesday 25 March, 2014

# president-higgins - Monday 10 February, 2014

President to travel to flood-hit areas, as Met Éireann says outlook "not as tempestuous as recent weeks"

In a break with recent tradition — there are currently no yellow, orange or red weather warnings in place.

# president-higgins - Monday 20 January, 2014

And President Higgins's new adviser is...

Drumroll, please.

# president-higgins - Sunday 22 December, 2013

President Higgins: Thanks to all who work for others over Christmas

As part of his annual Christmas and New Year message to the nation, the President wants us to focus on ethics in 2014.

# president-higgins - Tuesday 26 November, 2013

Here’s what happened today: Tuesday

Today everyone’s been talking about the HSE’s €2.6 million payout, Marie Fleming being asked to provide proof of her illness and why President Higgins’ adviser left her job.

'I departed the Áras on very amicable terms' - Former adviser breaks silence

Mary Van Lieshout has said that she left the Office of the President to “pursue other interests”.

# president-higgins - Sunday 17 November, 2013

President Higgins accepts invitation from Queen Elizabeth II to visit the UK

President Higgins said he is “very pleased” with the invite from the Queen of England.

# president-higgins - Friday 8 November, 2013

President Higgins: The empty concrete shells that dot our landscape were born from reckless speculation

Speaking at the Royal Institute of the Architects of Ireland he said the construction sector was leaving a ‘disturbing’ part of its history behind.

# president-higgins - Wednesday 30 October, 2013

El último día: President concludes Central America tour today

President Michael D Higgins brings the curtain down on a landmark tour of Central America with some final meetings in Costa Rica today.

# president-higgins - Monday 21 October, 2013

Busy day for President Higgins as Central American tour continues

The President and his wife will attend a lunch hosted by his Mexican counterpart, Enrique Peña Nieto, where they’ll also be joined by business and academic figures from the country’s Irish community.

# president-higgins - Monday 9 September, 2013

President Higgins: Stigma a major barrier to suicide prevention

The President says everyone needs to play a role in preventing suicide, and has called for a more open and tolerant society in which people aren’t afraid to seek help.

# president-higgins - Wednesday 14 August, 2013

From The42 President Higgins hails Ireland's new world champion Rob Heffernan Irish Pride

President Higgins hails Ireland's new world champion Rob Heffernan

“He has achieved all that he deserves,” said the President.

# president-higgins - Wednesday 24 July, 2013

President Higgins to convene Council of State over abortion bill

Áras an Uachtaráin has said that a meeting will be held next Monday where members of the Council and the President will consider the Protection of Life During Pregnancy Bill 2013.

President to receive abortion bill today

The legislation is to be delivered to the Phoenix Park, after being passed by the Seanad yesterday.

# president-higgins - Thursday 18 July, 2013

Michael D Higgins hires new speech writer...she sounds smart

Aziliz Gouez’s CV includes two masters degrees, research experience in Cambridge and a book about wine.

# president-higgins - Monday 1 July, 2013

President Higgins: Anglo Tapes “are not the voices of the people of Ireland”

Michael D reassures Irish people they will be recognised internationally for their spirit and hard work.

# president-higgins - Thursday 13 June, 2013

Plan to shut down mobile phones in G8 terror event signed into law G8

Plan to shut down mobile phones in G8 terror event signed into law

Áras an Úachtaráin says the President has signed the Criminal Justice Bill, which allows networks to be shut down in emergencies.

# president-higgins - Tuesday 11 June, 2013

President Higgins asked to sign 'mobile phone shutdown' laws early G8

President Higgins asked to sign 'mobile phone shutdown' laws early

The Government wants the new Criminal Justice Bill to be on the statute books before next week’s G8 summit.

# president-higgins - Wednesday 15 May, 2013

Column: We have a president with an opinion, what's the big deal?

Michael D Higgins won the Irish presidential elections based on his vision of a ‘radically inclusive Republic’. So how could anyone be surprised about him elaborating on that vision, asks Maura Adshead.

# president-higgins - Tuesday 7 May, 2013

Shatter says State failed to acknowledge 'courage and sacrifice' of World War II veterans

The Minister for Justice said that the Irish who fought with the Allies during WWII had “fought against Nazi tyranny”.

# president-higgins - Saturday 20 April, 2013

President Higgins says Irish still face 'life draining impediments'

Addressing the annual conference of the SVP, he said that Ireland had “failed so frequently” to adopt policies that were good for its citizens.

# president-higgins - Monday 8 April, 2013

President Higgins: Thatcher's legacy will be debated for many years

The President said he was “sorry to learn of the death of Lady Thatcher” and extended his condolences to her family.

# president-higgins - Sunday 17 March, 2013

From The42 President Higgins congratulates Ireland's women's rugby side Grand Slam

President Higgins congratulates Ireland's women's rugby side

Ireland claimed the Six Nations Grand Slam with a 6-3 victory over Italy earlier on Sunday.