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President Higgins unveils river of light at the Áras for those who cannot join family this Christmas
Separately, the president sent his best wishes to third level students in a special Christmas message.
# pence visit
The Taoiseach and his partner have welcomed Mike Pence to Farmleigh ahead of a family lunch
The US Vice President stopped by the Áras earlier this morning.
# Áras Message
Michael D Higgins' message for the homeless as he lights Áras Christmas tree
The president singled out the homeless and those in direct provision in his address.
# Swearing in
Michael D Higgins to attend Armistice event (but not as President) before evening inauguration
His first term as President officially ended at midnight.
# aras 18
Most Irish people want election campaign posters banned
In a survey of 1,000 adults, 77% responded that they wanted a ban on presidential posters.
# aras race
Millenials for Michael D: Why young people are backing a Higgins presidency
We talked to students who support his bid for the presidency about why they intend on voting for him.
# aras 18
Race for the Áras: Businessman Peter Casey secures backing of two councils
He needs the backing of two more in order to get on the ballot paper.
# aras 18
Gavin Duffy 'ready to contest' presidential election after becoming fourth official candidate
The businessman has secured the backing of Waterford Council.
# on the trail
The race for the Áras kicks off with a three-hour meeting in Waterford
How do you campaign for a campaign that hasn’t started?
# Presidential Election
Gerard Craughwell on his combative Twitter personality and what he thinks of Michael D
The independent senator says the main political parties have narrowed down the path to an Áras nomination.
# voxpop
Should Michael D Higgins seek a second term as President? We hit the streets to ask
The announcement was made earlier today after months of speculation.
# d day
Confirmed: Michael D Higgins says he WILL seek a second term as president
The President has confirmed he will seek a second term in the Áras, as had been widely expected.
# all the president's dogs
19 times we were proud to call Michael D our President in 2017
It’s been some year.
# Your Say
Poll: Would you like to see a Presidential election next year?
Michael D may run. He might not. Either way, do you want an election?
# not a test
'I'm not playing games - this is about winning the presidency': Craughwell expecting to secure backing for Áras run
The independent senator’s tilt at the presidency isn’t a gesture, he insists.
Explainer: How likely is a Presidential election in 2018?
Michael D isn’t set to make an announcement until September – but other candidates may emerge before then.
# fred the labrador
This man’s quest to find out about Michael D’s mysterious dog led to a lovely letter from the Áras
He’s “notoriously difficult to photograph as he is always moving”.
# Royal Visit
Prince Charles says it would be a tragedy if British-Irish relations broke down
Roads all around Kilkenny will be closed as Prince Charles visits today.
# Pure Joy
Michael D celebrated the winning goal at a Galway United match like a hero last night
This is class.
# happy out
The photos of Michael D welcoming home Ireland's Olympians are glorious
A grand day at the Áras.
# house of cartai
15 things that would happen if House of Cards was set in Ireland
All the drama, none of the power.
# house of cartai
15 things that would happen if House of Cards was set in Ireland
All the drama, none of the power.
# Your Say
Poll: Would you vote Miriam O'Callaghan for president?
Speculation is mounting again that the RTÉ presenter could make a bid for the Áras.
# Áras Attracta
Six Áras Attracta staff have been charged with assault
One woman, aged in her 60s, faces a total of five charges.
# care home
Shocking Prime Time doc shows elderly, fragile women being hit, kicked and dragged across the floor has been allowed view the documentary on Áras Attracta in advance. HSE and Garda investigations are under way into what the Taoiseach has called “intolerable” claims of abuse at the home.
# michael disappointed
Back in time: It's ten years since Labour decided NOT to run Michael D for the Áras
Come with us on a journey through time and space … to September 2004.
"Could you all just move to the left slightly?.." Fixed grins and Cabinet divisions at the Áras
You’d almost think the President had nothing better to do than hang around the house all day waiting for a busload of ministers.
# Brian Cowen
Formal Cowen portrait could cost up to €10,000
Portraits of each Taoiseach, President and Chief Justice are commissioned by the State as a matter of course.
# Article 26
President Higgins to convene Council of State over abortion bill
Áras an Uachtaráin has said that a meeting will be held next Monday where members of the Council and the President will consider the Protection of Life During Pregnancy Bill 2013.
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 looks set for a complete overhaul next year.
# Michael D
Interview: 'There is a great anger in the country' - President Higgins
In an interview with, 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…
# 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?
# aras
In pictures: Michael D's sneak preview of his new home
President Mary McAleese gives the President-elect the grand tour…
# Aras11
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”.
# Race for the Áras
Play: Presidential Election Bingo
The presidential race began this week – and already one or two stock phrases seem to have emerged from our pool of seven candidates. Make sure to play’s Presidential Election Bingo to make the most out of the upcoming debates.
# Fianna Fáil
Micheál Martin hits back at 'blanket blame' of Fianna Fáil
Speaking this morning, Martin said that the party was not getting enough credit for what it did in government.
# 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?
# David Norris
Political reaction to Norris's withdrawal
A number of fellow politicians have welcomed David Norris’ decision, while the Israeli Embassy has said that it was not involved in the publication of the controversial letter written by the Senator.