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#President of Ireland

# president-of-ireland - Saturday 27 October, 2018

Michael D Higgins has been re-elected as President of Ireland with 55.8% of the vote

Ireland has overwhelmingly backed Higgins to serve another seven years as president.

# president-of-ireland - Thursday 13 September, 2018

'An insult to the office of President': Dublin councillors not at all happy with standard of today's presentations

The council voted not to back any of the hopefuls who addressed them today.

# president-of-ireland - Monday 3 September, 2018

Peacekeeping and disabilites on the agenda as Sean Gallagher to formally begin presidential campaign

The businessman announced last week that he would contest the presidential race again following weeks of speculation.

# president-of-ireland - Thursday 30 August, 2018

Dragon's Den businessman Peter Casey to seek presidential nomination

The presidential ballot paper is filling up quickly…

# president-of-ireland - Tuesday 28 August, 2018

Seán Gallagher to make his presidential intentions known tomorrow

The businessman ran for office of president in 2011.

# president-of-ireland - Monday 20 August, 2018

'I find them terrifying': Mary McAleese wary of gay priests and nuns who preach anti-LGBTI message

The former President expressed her concerns at ‘fake hetero homophobes’ within the Church.

# president-of-ireland - Wednesday 18 July, 2018

Founder of Pieta House writes to councils seeking support for presidential run

Joan Freeman said it is her lifelong ambition to “deliver a better quality of life”.

# president-of-ireland - Thursday 12 July, 2018

'I'm a political animal': Former Dublin Lord Mayor Christy Burke considering a presidential run

Burke said he had been approached by locals in his area and younger members of his own team about possibly mounting an election bid.

# president-of-ireland - Friday 6 July, 2018

'Nobody has approached me': Frances Black says she has no intention of running for president

Sinn Féin is due to hold meetings with a number of independents about the presidential election.

# president-of-ireland - Tuesday 24 October, 2017

'God knows what will happen': Bertie's cryptic answer on if he'll run for president

Rejoining Fianna Fáil would be the first hurdle an Ahern candidacy would have to overcome.

# president-of-ireland - Friday 10 February, 2017

Mary Robinson says she was "bullied" into stepping down as President early

Robinson said it was her “hardest decision” not to go for a second term as President.

# president-of-ireland - Friday 11 November, 2016

From The Daily Edge 12 very Irish observations about President Michael D Higgins The Prez

12 very Irish observations about President Michael D Higgins

He’s been our President for five years today.

# president-of-ireland - Tuesday 13 September, 2016

Enda Kenny says he doesn't want to be President of Ireland The Big House This post contains a poll

Enda Kenny says he doesn't want to be President of Ireland

Pressure over the leadership has been mounting on Taoiseach Enda Kenny.

# president-of-ireland - Saturday 28 March, 2015

There's a second referendum happening on 22 May. Did you know? Vote This post contains a poll

There's a second referendum happening on 22 May. Did you know?

It could mean Niall Horan could be President of Ireland.

# president-of-ireland - Monday 23 March, 2015

From The Daily Edge 9 reasons why Miriam O'Callaghan would be the perfect President Stand Proudly To Attention

# president-of-ireland - Sunday 7 December, 2014

Justice Catherine McGuinness was approached to run for president...but she wasn't interested

The former Supreme Court judge said she doesn’t regret her decision to turn it down.

# president-of-ireland - Monday 6 May, 2013

A new Vice President, and other things that happen if the Seanad is scrapped

We have a look at how the constitution may need rewriting if the second House of the Oireachtas is binned.

# president-of-ireland - Thursday 18 April, 2013

From The Daily Edge 21 reasons to cuddle Michael D Higgins Up On His Bikeldee This post contains videos

21 reasons to cuddle Michael D Higgins

Happy birthday, Michael D!

# president-of-ireland - Thursday 7 February, 2013

President signs legislation to liquidate IBRC into law

The President returned from his official visit to Rome yesterday to sign the emergency legislation.

# president-of-ireland - Wednesday 6 February, 2013

President Michael D Higgins travels to Italy for official visit

The President will meet with officials in Rome as well as visiting some historic sites with Irish connections.

# president-of-ireland - Wednesday 2 January, 2013

Explainer: How does a Bill become a law?

The forthcoming legislation on abortion will put the workings of the Oireachtas under a fresh spotlight. Here’s how the lawmaking process works.

# president-of-ireland - Sunday 16 December, 2012

Read Me: President Higgins' message for Christmas and New Year

The President of Ireland offers his best wishes to the people of Ireland and the Irish family, “wherever they may be”.

# president-of-ireland - Friday 14 December, 2012

Samaritans celebrates 10 years of prisoner listener scheme

Over the past year, Samaritans recorded 1,100 formal contacts within the six prisons in its Listener Scheme, an 83 per cent increase on 2011.

# president-of-ireland - Sunday 19 August, 2012

My favourite speech: Senator and academic Ivana Bacik

Continuing our summer series on TheJournal.ie of public figures’ favourite speeches, Ivana Bacik picks a speech by Ireland’s first female president, Mary Robinson.

# president-of-ireland - Friday 24 February, 2012

From The Daily Edge New BFFs: Martin Sheen meets Michael D Gallery This post contains images

New BFFs: Martin Sheen meets Michael D

“It could have been you.” Remember the @Sheen4Aras campaign?

# president-of-ireland - Thursday 24 November, 2011

Mary Robinson addresses the Seanad on its role in her career Seanad Éireann This post contains videos

Mary Robinson addresses the Seanad on its role in her career

Watch live from the Seanad as former President Mary Robinson speaks about its role in her career as a human rights activist.

# president-of-ireland - 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…

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.

# president-of-ireland - 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-of-ireland - Friday 4 November, 2011

In pictures: What are Bertie and Brian doing in the Áras? Bertie N Brian This post contains images

In pictures: What are Bertie and Brian doing in the Áras?

The boys/former taoisigh are back in town for a ‘thank you’ reception by President McAleese for her Council of State.

# president-of-ireland - 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-of-ireland - Thursday 20 October, 2011

#Áras11: The Thursday question for Presidential candidates

Each day this week, TheJournal.ie will be hosting Tell Us Why’s question campaign for clarity on the seven candidates’ priorities. Today: How they view the secularisation of Irish society.

# president-of-ireland - Wednesday 19 October, 2011

#Áras11: The Wednesday question for Presidential candidates

Each day this week, TheJournal.ie will be hosting Tell Us Why’s question campaign for clarity on the seven candidates’ priorities. Today: How they would approach a State visit to China.

# president-of-ireland - Tuesday 18 October, 2011

The TG4 Presidential Election debate, as it happened

We went live for minute-by-minute coverage as the seven candidates hit Baile na hAbhann for the Díospóireacht Gaelach.

# president-of-ireland - Monday 17 October, 2011

#Áras11: The Monday question for Presidential candidates

Each day this week, TheJournal.ie will be hosting Tell Us Why’s question campaign for clarity on the seven candidates’ priorities. Today: why they think they deserve to be President.

# president-of-ireland - Sunday 21 August, 2011

Gay Mitchell press officer "surprised" by abortion article

PR man said he had not expected his own words on FG presidential nominee’s abortion stance to appear in print.

# president-of-ireland - Saturday 20 August, 2011

"Flattered" Sheen insists he won't run for Áras

Speaking in Chicago, Irish citizen Martin Sheen says he’s touched by an online petition asking him to run, but that he won’t.

# president-of-ireland - Wednesday 17 August, 2011

Could Martin Sheen be the next President of Ireland? Aras11

Could Martin Sheen be the next President of Ireland?

The rumours circulating about potential candidates in this year’s race to the Aras reads like a pilot script for a ‘Celebrity President’ television series.

# president-of-ireland - Saturday 11 June, 2011

Column: Cardinal Rules (Part 27) - On the presidential campaign trail

(Not) Cardinal Sean Brady recounts one eventful day on the campaign trail as Bridie Keegan pushes to become president.

# president-of-ireland - Thursday 9 June, 2011

Poll: Who would get your vote for President of Ireland now? Poll This post contains a poll

Poll: Who would get your vote for President of Ireland now?

It’s still early days, and the field has changed again. So in the second of our polls on the presidency, we’re wondering how you’d vote now.

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