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#President Higgins

# president-higgins - Tuesday 19 February, 2013

In pictures: Michael D Higgins meets President Hollande in Paris Michael D This post contains images

In pictures: Michael D Higgins meets President Hollande in Paris

Lovely weather they’re having in France….

# president-higgins - Saturday 26 January, 2013

'This dreadful news is what every police family fears' - tributes paid to murdered Garda RIP

'This dreadful news is what every police family fears' - tributes paid to murdered Garda

Detective Garda Adrian Donohoe was shot dead while on duty in Dundalk last night.

# president-higgins - Tuesday 22 January, 2013

Bill Gates to meet with Taoiseach, Tánaiste and President tomorrow

The Microsoft founder and philanthropist is also reported to be meeting Bono on his visit to Ireland tomorrow.

# president-higgins - Friday 21 December, 2012

Tender for redevelopment of President's website seven months after revamp

A tender note – which misspelled the President’s name – was put on the government’s e-tenders website yesterday as President.ie looks set for a complete overhaul next year.

# president-higgins - Wednesday 21 November, 2012

President Higgins visiting Liverpool today

Michael D Higgins will meet political leaders and deliver a speech in Liverpool later today.

# president-higgins - Saturday 17 November, 2012

The 9 at 9: Saturday

Good morning. Here’s the nine stories you need to know as you start your day.

Interview: 'There is a great anger in the country' - President Higgins

In an interview with TheJournal.ie, President Michael D Higgins has spoken of his initiative to help Ireland’s youth shape the country’s future and his first year in office. Listen to the full interview here…

# president-higgins - Thursday 11 October, 2012

Brazil's Christ the Redeemer to go green for Paddy's Day

Irish emigration to Brazil was limited, but Diago O’Grady, Jorge Cowan and Bernardo O’Brien all made their mark.

# president-higgins - Sunday 8 July, 2012

President to lay wreath as events commemorating fallen soldiers held around Ireland

National Commemoration Day marks the deaths of Irish men and women in past wars and on UN service.

# president-higgins - Friday 15 June, 2012

Fallen Irish peacekeepers commemorated

Simultaneous commemorations being held around the country on 8 July.

# president-higgins - Friday 25 May, 2012

In pictures: President Higgins launches 'Being Young and Irish' Young And Irish This post contains images

In pictures: President Higgins launches 'Being Young and Irish'

The seminar is the first in a new presidential series.

# president-higgins - Monday 21 May, 2012

From The42 Michael D: 'The real test of those who like the beautiful game is to go and watch your local team' Talks A Good Game This post contains videos

Michael D: 'The real test of those who like the beautiful game is to go and watch your local team'

The President was at Dalymount Park last Friday night to watch Bohemian FC v Derry City.

# president-higgins - Thursday 3 May, 2012

President Higgins celebrates Irish film in New York

Michael D attended a screening of Oscar-winning Irish short The Shore – and gave his views on Irish film.

# president-higgins - Monday 20 February, 2012

From The Daily Edge In photos: Al Pacino arrives for JDIFF screening of Wilde Salome Al Pacino This post contains videos This post contains images

In photos: Al Pacino arrives for JDIFF screening of Wilde Salome

President Higgins paid tribute to Pacino in Dublin this evening, presenting him with the Volta Festival Tribute Award.

The Daily Fix: Monday Daily Fix This post contains videos

The Daily Fix: Monday

Your evening round-up of the day’s biggest news stories…

# president-higgins - Wednesday 15 February, 2012

From a Sixmilebridge dairy farm to Dublin Castle...

Here’s the lowdown on what China’s vice-president will see and do while in Ireland this weekend.

# president-higgins - Thursday 19 January, 2012

Businesses club together to host party for 500 homeless people

President Higgins takes up role performed by Mary McAleese to greet diners at Annual Lions Club party for vulnerable Dublin citizens.

# president-higgins - Friday 6 January, 2012

President Higgins announces his Council of State

Seven new advisors have been appointed to the Council.

# president-higgins - Saturday 24 December, 2011

The most telling Irish political pictures of 2011 Review 2011 This post contains images

The most telling Irish political pictures of 2011

A general election, the implosion of two parties, EU drama and a Presidential campaign – can you picture all that in one year? We tried…

# president-higgins - Wednesday 21 December, 2011

‘These are troubling and testing times’ – A Christmas message from President Higgins

Marking his first Christmas in Áras an Uachtaráin, President Michael D Higgins has this message for the Irish people…

# president-higgins - Monday 14 November, 2011

President watches Wesley win all-island school choir contest

Final of choral competition becomes one of President Higgins’s first official engagements.

# president-higgins - Saturday 12 November, 2011

President Higgins to have a quiet first day

The ninth President of Ireland has no official public engagements until tomorrow.

# president-higgins - Friday 11 November, 2011

In pictures: Presenting… President Michael D Higgins Inauguration This post contains images

In pictures: Presenting… President Michael D Higgins

The ninth President of Ireland in his finest ceremonial hour…

State reception held for President Higgins at Dublin Castle

The newest President of Ireland has been welcomed to his new role with a state reception at Dublin Castle. So, who was on the guestlist?

In full: Taoiseach Enda Kenny's speech at Presidential inauguration

The full text of the address given by Taoiseach Enda Kenny at the inauguration of Michael D Higgins as the ninth President of Ireland today.

In full: The inaugural address of President Michael D Higgins

The full text of the address given by Michael D Higgins, the ninth President of Ireland, at Dublin Castle this afternoon.

The Presidential inauguration: as it happened

Join us as we liveblog the inauguration ceremony for Michael D Higgins, the soon-to-be ninth president of Ireland

Presidential poems: will Michael D quote himself during inauguration speech? Presidential Poems This post contains videos

Presidential poems: will Michael D quote himself during inauguration speech?

Or will he follow in the footsteps of his American counterparts and invite another poet to the stage?

GALLERY: Inauguration of Ireland's first poet-President... in 1938 Inauguration This post contains images

GALLERY: Inauguration of Ireland's first poet-President... in 1938

Michael D isn’t the only poet to grace the Áras – Ireland’s very first President Douglas Hyde was a poet and defender of Irish cultural heritage. Here’s how his big day went in June 1938.

Higgins to be inaugurated as Ireland's ninth president today

A ceremony will take place at Dublin Castle later today.

# president-higgins - Thursday 10 November, 2011

Poll: How would you rate Mary McAleese's presidency? Aras11 This post contains a poll

Poll: How would you rate Mary McAleese's presidency?

The current President of Ireland’s 14-year tenure is drawing to a close – how do you think she has managed the role over that time?

# president-higgins - Sunday 30 October, 2011

Higgins welcomed by 5,000 supporters in Galway

The President-elect has been greeted by thousands of supporters in his native Galway today.

# president-higgins - Saturday 29 October, 2011

Michael D Higgins thanks family, supporters - and the Irish people

In his acceptance speech, the ninth President of Ireland Michael D Higgins said that he has seen the “righteous anger” that exists around the country and has vowed to be a leader “for all the people”.

# president-higgins - Sunday 26 September, 2010

FG's Hayes backs Higgins of Labour for presidency

Fine Gael TD for Dublin South-West publicly backs Labour’s Michael D for presidency.