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# higgins - Monday 23 December, 2019

President Higgins' Christmas message: 'Do we dismiss them... telling them there is no room at our inn?'
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# Michael D

President Higgins' Christmas message: 'Do we dismiss them... telling them there is no room at our inn?'

Dec 23rd 2019, 7:30 AM 26,979 Views 77 Comments

Michael D Higgins also urged people to take action on the climate crisis in his annual address.

# higgins - Thursday 26 September, 2019

Higgins at UN: 'No challenge facing international community is more urgent than climate action'
# United Nations
# United Nations

Higgins at UN: 'No challenge facing international community is more urgent than climate action'

Sep 26th 2019, 6:38 AM 6,337 Views 44 Comments

Higgins was addressing the United Nations General Assembly in New York this evening.

# higgins - Thursday 12 September, 2019

'I think it's quite unusual': Ministers respond to President Higgins' Defence Forces pay speech
# Pay And Conditions
# Pay And Conditions

'I think it's quite unusual': Ministers respond to President Higgins' Defence Forces pay speech

Sep 12th 2019, 12:11 PM 29,129 Views 33 Comments

As president, Higgins is the supreme commander of the Defence Forces.

# higgins - Wednesday 3 July, 2019

President Higgins begins first official Irish visit to Germany since 2008
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# State Visit

President Higgins begins first official Irish visit to Germany since 2008

Updated Jul 3rd 2019, 11:15 AM 11,847 Views 39 Comments

The visit will begin today with a formal welcome by German President Frank-Walter Steinmeier.

# higgins - Wednesday 1 May, 2019

Trump eases into World Championships semi-final at the Crucible
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# Cruising

Trump eases into World Championships semi-final at the Crucible

May 1st 2019, 11:01 PM 5,913 Views 6 Comments

Meanwhile, four-time champion John Higgins saw off Neil Robertson in tonight’s other quarter-final.

# higgins - Tuesday 10 October, 2017

President Higgins to give Liam Neeson award for using very particular set of skills to represent Ireland
# Irish Abroad
# Irish Abroad

President Higgins to give Liam Neeson award for using very particular set of skills to represent Ireland

Oct 10th 2017, 7:29 AM 10,967 Views 26 Comments

The actor is one of those chosen to receive the Presidential Distinguished Service Awards for the Irish Abroad for 2017.

# higgins - Thursday 16 March, 2017

Michael D Higgins: 'St Patrick's own life story was one of hardship and migration'
# Irish Abroad
# Irish Abroad

Michael D Higgins: 'St Patrick's own life story was one of hardship and migration'

Mar 16th 2017, 12:00 PM 540 Views 49 Comments

President Higgins described the Irish as a migrant people in his St Patrick’s Day message to those at home and abroad.

# higgins - Wednesday 8 February, 2017

President Higgins set to be awarded Peru’s highest honour
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# Gran Collar

President Higgins set to be awarded Peru’s highest honour

Feb 8th 2017, 8:04 AM 15,302 Views 30 Comments

This trip is the first time an Irish President in office has visited Peru, Colombia and Cuba.

# higgins - Sunday 20 December, 2015

President Higgins uses annual fireside chat to call for greater solidarity with refugees
# Christmas Message
# Christmas Message

President Higgins uses annual fireside chat to call for greater solidarity with refugees

Dec 20th 2015, 11:12 AM 9,334 Views 107 Comments

A Christmas message from the Áras…

# higgins - Monday 12 January, 2015

Is Michael D Higgins being bullied over his height? One of his friends thinks so
# It's Toxic
# It's Toxic

Is Michael D Higgins being bullied over his height? One of his friends thinks so

Jan 12th 2015, 11:23 AM 28,756 Views 95 Comments

The Abbot of Glenstal Abbey isn’t happy with some recent depictions of Michael D Higgins, saying they amount to “nothing less than toxic bullying”.

# higgins - Thursday 10 April, 2014

It's day four of President Higgins' trip to the UK and today he's heading to a farm
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# 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 7,945 Views 6 Comments

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

# higgins - Tuesday 8 April, 2014

Here's what the President is up to on day one of his State visit to the UK
# History In The Making
# History In The Making

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

Apr 8th 2014, 6:30 AM 10,082 Views 38 Comments

A meeting with the Queen, an address to both houses of Parliament, and a State banquet among other things…

# higgins - Monday 7 April, 2014

The President is off to the UK later today and here's what he'll be getting up to
# State Visit
# State Visit

The President is off to the UK later today and here's what he'll be getting up to

Apr 7th 2014, 6:45 AM 10,308 Views 29 Comments

Michael D Higgins begins a historic State visit tomorrow but departs for the UK later today.

# higgins - Wednesday 26 March, 2014

Westminster, Windsor and a trip to the farm: President Higgins' trip to London
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# The Streets Of London

Westminster, Windsor and a trip to the farm: President Higgins' trip to London

Mar 26th 2014, 11:56 AM 7,311 Views 29 Comments

No time for Madame Tussauds or the London Eye? Shame.

# higgins - Tuesday 25 March, 2014

Taoiseach in emotional tribute, following death of FG TD Nicky McFadden
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# RIP

Taoiseach in emotional tribute, following death of FG TD Nicky McFadden

Mar 25th 2014, 11:47 PM 49,202 Views 62 Comments

Her death, aged 51, follows a long battle with Motor Neurone disease.

# higgins - Monday 10 February, 2014

President to travel to flood-hit areas, as Met Éireann says outlook "not as tempestuous as recent weeks"
# Spring Watch
# Spring Watch

President to travel to flood-hit areas, as Met Éireann says outlook "not as tempestuous as recent weeks"

Feb 10th 2014, 9:37 AM 7,997 Views 21 Comments

In a break with recent tradition — there are currently no yellow, orange or red weather warnings in place.

# higgins - Tuesday 21 January, 2014

President defends Sabina prison visit as “private and personal”
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# Margaretta D’Arcy

President defends Sabina prison visit as “private and personal”

Jan 21st 2014, 1:11 PM 14,163 Views 72 Comments

“Sabina is a person who can speak for herself and is a person of very good judgement.”

# higgins - Friday 13 December, 2013

"Our citizens were failed": President welcomes Priory Hall residents to Áras
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# Priory Hall

"Our citizens were failed": President welcomes Priory Hall residents to Áras

Dec 13th 2013, 8:10 PM 9,417 Views 46 Comments

President Michael D Higgins said he hoped they could look forward to a new year in which they could “move out of the shadows of anxiety, hurt and disappointment and look forward to new possibilities”.

# higgins - Wednesday 23 October, 2013

PICS: President Michael D Higgins meets Brazilian legend Pelé
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# Heroes

PICS: President Michael D Higgins meets Brazilian legend Pelé

Oct 23rd 2013, 8:16 AM 7,273 Views 83 Comments

We’re sure Galway United came up…

# higgins - Sunday 20 October, 2013

Aló Presidente! President begins three-country tour of Central America
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# Michael D

Aló Presidente! President begins three-country tour of Central America

Oct 20th 2013, 7:45 AM 5,222 Views 43 Comments

Higgins departed from Dublin Airport yesterday morning as he embarks on an official visit to Mexico, El Salvador and Costa Rica.

# higgins - Thursday 12 September, 2013

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 5,342 Views 58 Comments

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

# higgins - Monday 24 June, 2013

President Higgins: ‘Lack of public confidence in the EU cannot go unchecked’
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# Higgins

President Higgins: ‘Lack of public confidence in the EU cannot go unchecked’

Jun 24th 2013, 8:35 PM 3,645 Views 23 Comments

Speaking at a conference today, President Higgins said it was time to go back to the values that were central to the establishment of the European Union.

# higgins - Wednesday 5 June, 2013

Pozdravi! President begins State visit to Croatia
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# Michael D

Pozdravi! President begins State visit to Croatia

Jun 5th 2013, 11:50 AM 2,867 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.

# higgins - Tuesday 16 April, 2013

President, Taoiseach and Tánaiste extend sympathies to Boston
# Boston Marathon
# Boston Marathon

President, Taoiseach and Tánaiste extend sympathies to Boston

Apr 16th 2013, 12:35 AM 6,679 Views 28 Comments

President Michael D Higgins has issued a brief statement offering thoughts to the people of Boston after today’s explosions at the city’s marathon.

# higgins - Tuesday 26 February, 2013

President won't say if he would take further pay cut under Croke Park II
# Croke Park II
# Croke Park II

President won't say if he would take further pay cut under Croke Park II

Feb 26th 2013, 10:33 AM 8,811 Views 62 Comments

Michael D Higgins already voluntarily cut his pay by 23.5 per cent to just under €250,000 in 2011 but Áras an Uachtaráin will not say whether he would take a further pay cut.

# higgins - Tuesday 19 February, 2013

In pictures: Michael D Higgins meets President Hollande in Paris
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# Michael D

In pictures: Michael D Higgins meets President Hollande in Paris

Feb 19th 2013, 10:19 AM 2,995 Views 16 Comments

Lovely weather they’re having in France….

# higgins - Tuesday 22 January, 2013

Bill Gates to meet with Taoiseach, Tánaiste and President tomorrow
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# Bill Gates

Bill Gates to meet with Taoiseach, Tánaiste and President tomorrow

Jan 22nd 2013, 9:22 AM 11,024 Views 58 Comments

The Microsoft founder and philanthropist is also reported to be meeting Bono on his visit to Ireland tomorrow.

# higgins - Thursday 22 November, 2012

President continues Liverpool trip before heading to Manchester today
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# Michael D

President continues Liverpool trip before heading to Manchester today

Nov 22nd 2012, 8:37 AM 2,773 Views 7 Comments

Michael D Higgins has a number of engagements in the north west of England today as he continues his three-day visit.

# higgins - Saturday 17 November, 2012

Interview: 'There is a great anger in the country' - President Higgins
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# Michael D

Interview: 'There is a great anger in the country' - President Higgins

Nov 17th 2012, 8:20 AM 12,393 Views 46 Comments

In an interview with TheJournal.ie, 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…

# higgins - Tuesday 9 October, 2012

Pics: Higgins meets former Brazilian president, gives him Ireland jersey
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# Green Jersey Approach

Pics: Higgins meets former Brazilian president, gives him Ireland jersey

Oct 9th 2012, 9:05 AM 5,275 Views 20 Comments

Michael D Higgins arrived in Sao Paulo yesterday and headed straight for a meeting with the popular former president.

# higgins - Friday 5 October, 2012

President to meet political leaders and Irish community in Chile
# El Presidente
# El Presidente

President to meet political leaders and Irish community in Chile

Oct 5th 2012, 6:30 AM 2,259 Views 11 Comments

President Michael D Higgins has a busy schedule on the day two of his South American trip.

# higgins - Thursday 4 October, 2012

Pictures: Day one of Michael D Higgins in Chile
# El Presidente
# El Presidente

Pictures: Day one of Michael D Higgins in Chile

Oct 4th 2012, 7:14 PM 7,157 Views 30 Comments

The President met with his Chilean counterpart on a busy day of public engagements.

Higgins to meet Chilean president on first full day of South America trip
# El Presidente
# El Presidente

Higgins to meet Chilean president on first full day of South America trip

Oct 4th 2012, 6:30 AM 2,870 Views 14 Comments

After arriving in Chile yesterday morning, President Higgins kicks off his two weeks trip to South American with a day of public engagements in Santiago.

# higgins - Tuesday 4 September, 2012

President Higgins to travel to Latin America in October
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# Latin Trip

President Higgins to travel to Latin America in October

Sep 4th 2012, 9:30 PM 5,524 Views 92 Comments

The President is expected to make an official visit to Chile, Brazil and Argentina next month.

# higgins - Wednesday 2 May, 2012

President speaks of 'heartbreaking' unemployment and emigration on US trip
# Michael D In America
# Michael D In America

President speaks of 'heartbreaking' unemployment and emigration on US trip

May 2nd 2012, 8:03 AM 2,372 Views 14 Comments

Michael D Higgins told Irish professionals working in the States that he hoped to some day see many of them return to Ireland in the future.

# higgins - Wednesday 21 December, 2011

‘These are troubling and testing times’ – A Christmas message from President Higgins
# Christmas
# Christmas

‘These are troubling and testing times’ – A Christmas message from President Higgins

Dec 21st 2011, 11:55 AM 25 Views 52 Comments

Marking his first Christmas in Áras an Uachtaráin, President Michael D Higgins has this message for the Irish people…

# higgins - Saturday 29 October, 2011

Poet, politician and the ninth President of Ireland: Michael D Higgins
# Aras11
# Aras11

Poet, politician and the ninth President of Ireland: Michael D Higgins

Oct 29th 2011, 7:08 PM 3,361 Views 23 Comments

Labour’s #Áras11 candidate is the President Elect and will be sworn into office in the middle of next month. Here’s a bit of background on the man who will be president…

# higgins - Thursday 20 October, 2011

Norris rules out any vote transfer pact with Higgins
# Race For The Áras
# Race For The Áras

Norris rules out any vote transfer pact with Higgins

Oct 20th 2011, 6:27 PM 544 Views 7 Comments

The Labour presidential candidate mooted the possibility of a pact today but Norris’s campaign has ruled it out this evening.