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Friday 31 March 2023 Dublin: 10°C

# Áras An Uachtaráin

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# London
Michael D to arrive in London on first official trip abroad
The president is due to visit the Olympic site in east London and meet with Irish emigrants.
# Daily Fix
The Daily Fix: Monday
Your evening round-up of the day’s biggest news stories…
# Chinese Visit
In pics: Michael D Higgins meets Xi Jinping at the Áras
The president hosted the Chinese vice president at Áras an Uachtaráin – and here’s what happened in photos.
# Chinese Visit
Higgins criticises 'obsequious' welcome of Chinese vice-president
The Socialist Party TD has slammed the media and political establishment’s welcoming of the man likely to be the next president of China.
# Economy
Michael D: “Skewed values” partly to blame for economic collapse
The President said that “radical individualism” and light-touch regulation led to markets being seen as infallible.
# Diplomacy
UK deputy prime minister to visit Áras an Uachtaráin
Nick Clegg will meet with President Michael D Higgins during a visit to Dublin tomorrow.
# Centenarians
More of us reaching 100th birthday than ever before
A record 368 people turned 100 last year – meaning the State gave out almost €1million in bounty payments.
‘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…
# homesick
Michael D admits he's (a bit) homesick in the Áras
In an interview with Vincent Browne, the President said that he found it tough to leave his native Galway.
# president
President Michael D Higgins to have knee surgery next week
Higgins has previously said that he broke his kneecap while on a humanitarian mission in Colombia.
# Day One
President Higgins to have a quiet first day
The ninth President of Ireland has no official public engagements until tomorrow.
# Inauguration
In pictures: Presenting… President Michael D Higgins
The ninth President of Ireland in his finest ceremonial hour…
# Inauguration
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
# Inauguration
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.
# Inauguration
Gun salutes, honour guards and fly pasts: today's inauguration ceremony has it all
Plus, a “colour party”, finger food and that new inauguration chair – we have all the details of today’s inauguration ceremony here.
# Bye Bye
In pictures: the 14 years of President Mary McAleese
As it is the last day of President Mary McAleese’s time in office, we have taken a look back at the highlights of her two-term presidency.
# Aras11
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?
# Clegg visit
UK deputy prime minister to visit Michael D in the Áras
Nick Clegg will be among the first international dignitaries to visit Michael D Higgins when he takes office.
# bertie n brian
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.
# aras
In pictures: Michael D's sneak preview of his new home
President Mary McAleese gives the President-elect the grand tour…
# Race for the Áras
In pictures: candidates and electorate cast their vote
The candidates, their families and plenty of others across the country are voting today.
# Race for the Áras
Behind every successful president... meet the spouses vying for the Áras
All the candidates aside from David Norris will bring a spouse into the Áras with them if elected.
# Race for the Áras
Higgins says age comparisons with Gallagher are 'insulting'
The presidential candidates are now topping the polls, and Higgins says that suggestions that he’s too old are ‘crude’.
# Race for the Áras
McGuinness cannot 'remember' wording of IRA oath
Speaking to Newstalk today, the presidential candidate said he had forgotten the wording of his oath to the IRA, but insisted that his positivity would offer “hope” to the Irish people.
# Race for the Áras
Norris says he will not have a spouse in the Áras if elected
The independent candidate for president said he was not currently in a relationship with anyone.
The presidential candidates on Prime Time brought live minute-by-minute coverage from the presidential candidates’ appearance on RTÉ One’s Prime Time tonight. Here’s what they said.
# Norris
Campaign steps up push for David Norris to re-enter presidential race
Off the back of one poll which put him third in the race he’s already pulled out of, David Norris tweeted his thanks for the continued support over the weekend.
# RWC2011
Snapshot: Ireland's World Cup squad head to Áras an Uachtaráin
Look at what Jamie Heaslip bought as a present for his team-mates.
Column: It’s time to move past David Norris and focus on the real issues
Writing for, independent candidate Mary Davis argues that the presidential campaign has been dominated by personality – but Ireland needs more than that.
# Gaybo
Gaybo for the Áras? Byrne won't rule out presidential run
Already the former Late Late show presenter has topped one poll but would you vote for him?
# Norris
Two more senators will nominate Norris... but they won't vote for him
Fiach Mac Conghail and Katherine Zappone say they will vote for someone else to be president instead.
# Your Say
Poll: Who would get your vote to be the next President of Ireland?
There are now five candidates looking to become the next president of Ireland. But which one gets your vote?
# Race for the Áras
Gallagher gathers Áras support from councils as Roscommon comes on board
Sean Gallagher believes he has the backing of Roscommon, Clare and Donegal councils ahead of the autumn presidential election is secure.
# Race for the Áras
Mickey Harte for the Áras?
Meanwhile, columnist Amanda Brunker claims she has been approached about running for president by a member of the government.
# Your Say
Poll: Should the presidency be scrapped?
What do you think? Should we call time on the office of the Irish president?
# Van Rompuy
Taoiseach to meet with president of European Council
Discussions are expected to focus on the agenda for next week’s June European Council summit.
# Race for the Áras
Fine Gael accepts Pat Cox's application to join the party
Cox is now expected to seek the FG nomination in the race for the Áras. He’s a former MEP and European Parliament president.