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# president-michael-d-higgins - This year 2022

Free contraception scheme for women aged 17 to 25 begins today
# Healthcare
# Healthcare

Free contraception scheme for women aged 17 to 25 begins today

Updated Sep 14th 2022, 12:51 PM 20,438 Views 53 Comments

The National Women’s Council has welcomed the move but said it’s ‘crucial’ that the age bracket is widened.

How the controversy over Sabina Higgins' Ukraine letter gathered pace
# Ukraine
# Ukraine

How the controversy over Sabina Higgins' Ukraine letter gathered pace

Aug 2nd 2022, 3:33 PM 15,410 Views 16 Comments

President Michael D Higgins has reiterated his own “unequivocal in his condemnation” of Russia’s invasion, but has not address criticism of the letter.

Adopted people will finally get access to records after President signs Bill into law
# Birth Information Bill
# Birth Information Bill

Adopted people will finally get access to records after President signs Bill into law

Jun 30th 2022, 2:34 PM 10,674 Views 7 Comments

The Bill provides for the release of an adopted person’s birth certificate and early life information.

# president-michael-d-higgins - Last year 2021

President Higgins says title of service marking partition and founding of NI 'isn't a neutral statement'
# Centenary Row
# Centenary Row

President Higgins says title of service marking partition and founding of NI 'isn't a neutral statement'

Updated Sep 17th 2021, 6:16 PM 79,892 Views 140 Comments
  • The President has declined an invitation to the service in Armagh which is being organised by the main Christian churches
  • President Higgins has described some of the criticism from the DUP as 'a bit much'
  • Taoiseach Micheál Martin has said that it is time to 'move on' from the issue
  • Former taoiseach John Bruton is among those to criticise the President for his decision
Why the President is facing criticism for declining an invitation to a Northern Ireland centenary event
# Centenary Row
# Centenary Row

Why the President is facing criticism for declining an invitation to a Northern Ireland centenary event

Sep 17th 2021, 6:02 PM 21,930 Views 49 Comments

The event is set to take place on Thursday 21st October.

Protest outside Áras an Uachtaráin against vaccines and new Covid-19 legislation
# Phoenix Park
# Phoenix Park

Protest outside Áras an Uachtaráin against vaccines and new Covid-19 legislation

Jul 15th 2021, 9:34 PM 60,275 Views 157 Comments

It is the second protest in two days after a similar event against the Dáil vote on new legislation yesterday.

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 11,308 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-michael-d-higgins - All time

'A special place in our hearts': Tiede Herrema - the businessman kidnapped by the IRA in 1975 - has died
# Held Captive
# Held Captive

'A special place in our hearts': Tiede Herrema - the businessman kidnapped by the IRA in 1975 - has died

Updated Apr 27th 2020, 8:45 PM 40,433 Views 47 Comments

The president said Herrema and his wife Elizabeth “will be missed and fondly remembered by their many friends in Ireland”.

How much is being spent by Áras an Uachtaráin? Michael D's spending has been revealed
# Money Money Money
# Money Money Money

How much is being spent by Áras an Uachtaráin? Michael D's spending has been revealed

Dec 13th 2018, 3:52 PM 29,388 Views 83 Comments

This is the first time such a review has been published since the Irish Presidency was established in 1938.

Michael D Higgins' speech outlines his plans for the next seven years
# Seven More Years
# Seven More Years

Michael D Higgins' speech outlines his plans for the next seven years

Oct 27th 2018, 9:44 PM 31,034 Views 77 Comments

President Michael D Higgins says he would focus on equality, togetherness and strong sustainable communities during his next term.

No mudslinging at the Ploughing - but Sean Gallagher was waiting in the wings for Michael D
# Aras 18
# Aras 18

No mudslinging at the Ploughing - but Sean Gallagher was waiting in the wings for Michael D

Sep 18th 2018, 6:59 PM 34,865 Views 34 Comments

The 2018 candidates availed of every opportunity to press the flesh today.

'That has to be settled': Michael D Higgins refuses to say whether he'll partake in presidential debates
# Aras18
# Aras18

'That has to be settled': Michael D Higgins refuses to say whether he'll partake in presidential debates

Sep 18th 2018, 1:28 PM 16,418 Views 73 Comments

The incumbent president announced earlier this summer that he would seek a second term in office.

9 reasons why we should just re-elect Michael D Higgins immediately
# 2 Fast 2 Miggeldy
From The Daily Edge
# 2 Fast 2 Miggeldy

9 reasons why we should just re-elect Michael D Higgins immediately

Jul 10th 2018, 2:01 PM 9,007 Views 1 Comment

The man is a national treasure.

13 photos that perfectly represent what a gem of a president Michael D is
# Michael Squee
From The Daily Edge
# Michael Squee

13 photos that perfectly represent what a gem of a president Michael D is

Jun 29th 2016, 5:23 PM 19,575 Views 3 Comments

Stand UP for Michael D, stand UP for Michael D…

President Higgins makes powerful speech at the first-ever World Humanitarian Summit
# World Humanitarian Summit
# World Humanitarian Summit

President Higgins makes powerful speech at the first-ever World Humanitarian Summit

May 23rd 2016, 8:51 AM 9,514 Views 42 Comments

President Higgins will be speaking on a number of topics including achieving zero hunger, humanitarian financing, gender-based violence and gender equality.

Can President Higgins bang political heads together to form a government?
# Get It Together
# Get It Together

Can President Higgins bang political heads together to form a government?

Apr 12th 2016, 6:00 AM 9,059 Views 32 Comments

The President can refuse a dissolution request when the Taoiseach does not have the support of the majority of the Dáil.

President Higgins tells women prisoners: 'I never underestimate how difficult the time you spend here can be'
# Prison Life
# Prison Life

President Higgins tells women prisoners: 'I never underestimate how difficult the time you spend here can be'

Jun 8th 2015, 5:19 PM 13,347 Views 60 Comments

“Your opinions and views matter and your voices should be heard,” he said.

The President announced Ireland's favourite poem of the past 100 years, can you guess?
# You Know This
# You Know This

The President announced Ireland's favourite poem of the past 100 years, can you guess?

Mar 11th 2015, 5:51 PM 32,669 Views 62 Comments

Clue: “When all the others were away at Mass”.

Poll: Is the President above criticism for signing bills into law?
# Your Say
# Your Say

Poll: Is the President above criticism for signing bills into law?

Jan 28th 2015, 9:57 AM 13,962 Views 151 Comments

A protesters being unfair on Michael D Higgins?

Holocaust survivor: 'I'm starting to see nasty things happen again in Europe'
# Shoah
# Shoah

Holocaust survivor: 'I'm starting to see nasty things happen again in Europe'

Jan 25th 2015, 7:49 PM 31,427 Views 214 Comments

Today marks Holocaust Memorial Day.

New centenarians: 407 Irish people celebrated their 100th birthday in 2014
# Aged 100
# Aged 100

New centenarians: 407 Irish people celebrated their 100th birthday in 2014

Jan 6th 2015, 5:10 PM 21,018 Views 31 Comments

Almost half lived overseas.

'I don't think the Government knows how serious this is'
# Water Bill
# Water Bill

'I don't think the Government knows how serious this is'

Dec 29th 2014, 7:15 AM 10,192 Views 45 Comments

Sinn Féin has hit out at Government for allowing the Water Services Bill to be signed into law.

Lipstick 'traitor' sign hung on Áras gates as President rubber-stamps contentious bill
# Signed And Sealed
# Signed And Sealed

Lipstick 'traitor' sign hung on Áras gates as President rubber-stamps contentious bill

Dec 28th 2014, 8:19 PM 50,465 Views 294 Comments

Dozens of protesters gathered in near freezing temperatures in the Phoenix Park today, carrying candles, banners and flags.

President Higgins to attend WWI commemorations in Belgium
# Soldiers
# Soldiers

President Higgins to attend WWI commemorations in Belgium

Jul 31st 2014, 7:15 AM 3,421 Views 8 Comments

The president will travel to Belgium for World War One commemoration ceremonies in Liege and Mons in Belgium on Sunday.

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

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

Jul 26th 2014, 6:27 PM 2,822 Views 5 Comments

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

Those who died in past wars or on UN service remembered today
# Honour
# Honour

Those who died in past wars or on UN service remembered today

Jul 13th 2014, 12:16 PM 6,936 Views 42 Comments

The National Day of Commemoration is being marked across the country.

President Higgins receives honorary doctorate from Indiana University
# Doctor President
# Doctor President

President Higgins receives honorary doctorate from Indiana University

May 10th 2014, 6:14 PM 7,324 Views 13 Comments

The President told graduands to “take the first steps in a new ethical version of economics”.

President's most senior aide to leave Áras an Uachtaráin
# Áras An Uachtaráin
# Áras An Uachtaráin

President's most senior aide to leave Áras an Uachtaráin

Apr 21st 2014, 7:55 PM 32,378 Views 21 Comments

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

International football players' union meets in Dublin to discuss transfer system challenge
# Player Welfare
From The42
# Player Welfare

International football players' union meets in Dublin to discuss transfer system challenge

Apr 14th 2014, 12:06 PM 3,067 Views 1 Comment

FIFPro members begin two-day talks before a visit to Aras an Uachtarain tomorrow.

So, see you soon? President Higgins and the Queen say goodbye
# State Visit
# State Visit

So, see you soon? President Higgins and the Queen say goodbye

Apr 11th 2014, 1:56 PM 16,003 Views 40 Comments

The state visit to England moves to Coventry today, before coming home.

It's day four of President Higgins' trip to the UK and today he's heading to a farm
# State Visit
# State Visit

It's day four of President Higgins' trip to the UK and today he's heading to a farm

Apr 10th 2014, 7:00 AM 7,956 Views 6 Comments

From State banquet to country living. The President of Ireland has had a busy few days.

President Higgins' historic State Visit, re-imagined in Lego
# Brick By Brick
From The Daily Edge
# Brick By Brick

President Higgins' historic State Visit, re-imagined in Lego

Apr 9th 2014, 2:49 PM 3,790 Views 2 Comments

Look at wee Lego Michael D. Just look.

Here's what the President is up to on day two of his State visit to the UK
# State Visit
# State Visit

Here's what the President is up to on day two of his State visit to the UK

Apr 9th 2014, 6:30 AM 9,168 Views 29 Comments

David Cameron, Nick Clegg, and Boris Johnson are all on the slate, as is an address to 700 people.

The British Monarchy are tweeting in Irish for the President's visit
# State Visit
From The Daily Edge
# State Visit

The British Monarchy are tweeting in Irish for the President's visit

Apr 7th 2014, 6:14 PM 26,058 Views 64 Comments

Not too shabby.

Room for one more? Tánaiste to join President's trip to London
# Pack Your Bags
# Pack Your Bags

Room for one more? Tánaiste to join President's trip to London

Apr 7th 2014, 7:54 AM 5,872 Views 40 Comments

Eamon Gilmore will speak to a group of Irish start-ups in London as part of the trip.

Social entrepreneurs were honoured by President Michael D. Higgins tonight
# Social Entrepreneurship
# Social Entrepreneurship

Social entrepreneurs were honoured by President Michael D. Higgins tonight

Nov 11th 2013, 11:01 PM 6,926 Views 7 Comments

Over €750,000 in funding was presented to the winners of the 2013 Social Entrepreneurs Ireland Award in Christchurch tonight.

President: We need to examine how we gauge human worth
# Ethical Economy
# Ethical Economy

President: We need to examine how we gauge human worth

Sep 12th 2013, 10:18 AM 5,356 Views 58 Comments

Michael D Higgins was speaking at Dublin City University last night on the subject of an ethical economy.

Magdalene survivors to meet with President at Áras today
# Magdalenes
# Magdalenes

Magdalene survivors to meet with President at Áras today

Jul 3rd 2013, 6:45 AM 2,278 Views 3 Comments

The women said it will be a day for them to enjoy but that their work is “just getting started”.

Pozdravi! President begins State visit to Croatia
# Michael D
# Michael D

Pozdravi! President begins State visit to Croatia

Jun 5th 2013, 11:50 AM 2,878 Views 15 Comments

President Michael D Higgins and his wife Sabina are in the country which is soon to become the EU’s 28th member state.

President’s St Patrick’s Day message: ‘It’s time to reflect on our shared past’
# Irishness
# Irishness

President’s St Patrick’s Day message: ‘It’s time to reflect on our shared past’

Mar 14th 2013, 7:10 AM 3,493 Views 22 Comments

Michael D Higgins says it is a time to reflect on our shared past, celebrate Ireland’s unique culture and heritage, and show our gratitude to all those who have been of assistance to Irish people at home and abroad.

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