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# president-of-ireland - Monday 26 October, 2020

President Higgins signs Mother and Baby Homes Bill into law
# Legislation
# Legislation

President Higgins signs Mother and Baby Homes Bill into law

Oct 26th 2020, 7:19 AM 75,128 Views 164 Comments

The President pointed out that his decision to sign the legislation “leaves it open to any citizens to challenge the provisions of the bill”.

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

Michael D Higgins has been re-elected as President of Ireland with 55.8% of the vote
# Aras 18
# Aras 18

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

Oct 27th 2018, 7:42 PM 49,089 Views 121 Comments

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
# Park It
# Park It

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

Sep 13th 2018, 5:33 PM 55,830 Views 92 Comments

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
# Aras18
# Aras18

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

Sep 3rd 2018, 8:15 AM 16,842 Views 64 Comments

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
# Third Dragon
# Third Dragon

Dragon's Den businessman Peter Casey to seek presidential nomination

Aug 30th 2018, 10:26 AM 33,956 Views 116 Comments

The presidential ballot paper is filling up quickly…

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

Seán Gallagher to make his presidential intentions known tomorrow
# Aras18
# Aras18

Seán Gallagher to make his presidential intentions known tomorrow

Aug 28th 2018, 12:39 PM 19,837 Views 75 Comments

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
# LGBTI
# LGBTI

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

Aug 20th 2018, 7:54 PM 61,947 Views 196 Comments

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
# Joan Freeman

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

Jul 18th 2018, 5:44 PM 22,759 Views 43 Comments

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
# Hat In The Ring
# Hat In The Ring

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

Jul 12th 2018, 1:31 PM 12,669 Views 62 Comments

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
# The Aras
# The Aras

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

Jul 6th 2018, 6:15 AM 10,067 Views 25 Comments

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
# Not Ruling It Out
# Not Ruling It Out

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

Oct 24th 2017, 3:24 PM 19,908 Views 114 Comments

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
# Regrets
# Regrets

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

Feb 10th 2017, 12:09 PM 56,990 Views 84 Comments

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

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

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

12 very Irish observations about President Michael D Higgins

Nov 11th 2016, 1:00 PM 18,024 Views 3 Comments

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
# The Big House

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

Sep 13th 2016, 6:00 PM 14,827 Views 107 Comments

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
# Vote

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

Mar 28th 2015, 8:15 AM 31,051 Views 68 Comments

It could mean Niall Horan could be President of Ireland.

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

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

9 reasons why Miriam O'Callaghan would be the perfect President

Mar 23rd 2015, 6:00 PM 5,869 Views 6 Comments

Could it happen?

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

Justice Catherine McGuinness was approached to run for president...but she wasn't interested
# No Thanks
# No Thanks

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

Dec 7th 2014, 11:31 AM 10,811 Views 39 Comments

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
# Seanad
# Seanad

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

May 6th 2013, 8:45 AM 9,341 Views 33 Comments

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

21 reasons to cuddle Michael D Higgins
# Up On His Bikeldee
From The Daily Edge
# Up On His Bikeldee

21 reasons to cuddle Michael D Higgins

Apr 18th 2013, 1:04 PM 36,445 Views 77 Comments

Happy birthday, Michael D!

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

President signs legislation to liquidate IBRC into law
# Promissory Notes
# Promissory Notes

President signs legislation to liquidate IBRC into law

Feb 7th 2013, 7:45 AM 12,949 Views 149 Comments

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
# Rome
# Rome

President Michael D Higgins travels to Italy for official visit

Feb 6th 2013, 10:25 AM 3,805 Views 40 Comments

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?
# CSPE 101
# CSPE 101

Explainer: How does a Bill become a law?

Jan 2nd 2013, 7:30 AM 21,225 Views 29 Comments

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
# Beannachtaí
# Beannachtaí

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

Dec 16th 2012, 12:00 PM 116 Views 67 Comments

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
# Samaritans
# Samaritans

Samaritans celebrates 10 years of prisoner listener scheme

Dec 14th 2012, 2:38 PM 3,622 Views 3 Comments

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
# Famous Words
# Famous Words

My favourite speech: Senator and academic Ivana Bacik

Aug 19th 2012, 5:00 PM 6,611 Views 62 Comments

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

New BFFs: Martin Sheen meets Michael D
# Gallery
From The Daily Edge
# Gallery

New BFFs: Martin Sheen meets Michael D

Feb 24th 2012, 9:41 AM 3,826 Views 9 Comments

“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
# Seanad Éireann

Mary Robinson addresses the Seanad on its role in her career

Nov 24th 2011, 11:46 AM 955 Views 0 Comments

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
# Inauguration

In pictures: Presenting… President Michael D Higgins

Nov 11th 2011, 9:03 PM 4,709 Views 21 Comments

The ninth President of Ireland in his finest ceremonial hour…

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

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

Nov 11th 2011, 9:00 AM 3,615 Views 4 Comments

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
# Aras11

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

Nov 10th 2011, 1:50 PM 3,932 Views 60 Comments

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
# Bertie N Brian

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

Nov 4th 2011, 5:44 PM 2,186 Views 56 Comments

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
# Aras11
# Aras11

Higgins welcomed by 5,000 supporters in Galway

Oct 30th 2011, 7:04 PM 903 Views 36 Comments

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
# Race For The Áras
# Race For The Áras

#Áras11: The Thursday question for Presidential candidates

Oct 20th 2011, 10:13 AM 904 Views 10 Comments

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
# Race For The Áras
# Race For The Áras

#Áras11: The Wednesday question for Presidential candidates

Oct 19th 2011, 7:40 AM 1,548 Views 26 Comments

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
Live Oct 18th 2011, 6:58 PM

The TG4 Presidential Election debate, as it happened

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

#Áras11: The Monday question for Presidential candidates
# Race For The Áras
# Race For The Áras

#Áras11: The Monday question for Presidential candidates

Oct 17th 2011, 3:42 PM 1,117 Views 25 Comments

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
# Race For The Áras
# Race For The Áras

Gay Mitchell press officer "surprised" by abortion article

Aug 21st 2011, 4:11 PM 1,418 Views 37 Comments

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
# Race For The Áras
# Race For The Áras

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

Aug 20th 2011, 1:28 PM 1,244 Views 24 Comments

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
# Aras11

Could Martin Sheen be the next President of Ireland?

Aug 17th 2011, 5:36 PM 2,873 Views 56 Comments

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
# Column
# Column

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

Jun 11th 2011, 11:57 AM 13 Views 0 Comments

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

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