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#Michael D Higgins

# michael-d-higgins - Friday 17 June, 2022

Poll: Was President Higgins right to speak out about Ireland's housing 'failure'?
# Your Say
# Your Say

Poll: Was President Higgins right to speak out about Ireland's housing 'failure'?

Jun 17th 2022, 8:54 AM 56,355 Views 84 Comments

President Michael D Higgins’ has described Ireland’s housing crisis as a “disaster”.

# michael-d-higgins - Wednesday 15 June, 2022

'President Higgins had to come out and call you to account': TDs attack Govt housing policy in Dáil
# Housing
# Housing

'President Higgins had to come out and call you to account': TDs attack Govt housing policy in Dáil

Jun 15th 2022, 1:33 PM 16,526 Views 48 Comments

President Michael D Higgins’ has described Ireland’s housing crisis as a “disaster”.

# michael-d-higgins - Tuesday 14 June, 2022

'Our great, great failure': President expresses anger over housing 'disaster'
# Michael D Higgins
# Michael D Higgins

'Our great, great failure': President expresses anger over housing 'disaster'

Jun 14th 2022, 3:50 PM 20,451 Views 46 Comments

He was speaking at the opening of a centre for homeless people in Kildare.

# michael-d-higgins - Wednesday 8 June, 2022

British Labour leader Keir Starmer to meet political leaders in Dublin amid NI Protocol row
# Visit
# Visit

British Labour leader Keir Starmer to meet political leaders in Dublin amid NI Protocol row

Updated Jun 8th 2022, 10:15 PM 16,935 Views 11 Comments

Starmer will meet Taoiseach Micheál Martin and President Michael D Higgins during the visit.

# michael-d-higgins - Thursday 5 May, 2022

President Higgins hits out at attempts of billionaires to control online discussion
# Social Media
# Social Media

President Higgins hits out at attempts of billionaires to control online discussion

May 5th 2022, 1:55 PM 18,161 Views 52 Comments

Billionaire Elon Musk last week began the process of acquiring Twitter for $44 billion.

# michael-d-higgins - Saturday 30 April, 2022

Supreme Court rules President immune from EU regulations around public disclosure of information
# Michael D Higgins
# Michael D Higgins

Supreme Court rules President immune from EU regulations around public disclosure of information

Apr 30th 2022, 1:34 PM 25,398 Views 11 Comments

The Right To Know Group brought proceedings after it failed to get certain information following two separate requests to the Office of Secretary General to the President.

# michael-d-higgins - Saturday 9 April, 2022

Howth's WWII 'Eire 6' neutrality sign unveiled by Michael D Higgins following restoration
# Eire 6
# Eire 6

Howth's WWII 'Eire 6' neutrality sign unveiled by Michael D Higgins following restoration

Apr 9th 2022, 5:17 PM 49,222 Views 24 Comments

The EIRE 6 sign was one of 83 aerial recognition signs built around the Irish coast during the Second World War.

# michael-d-higgins - Sunday 20 March, 2022

President Higgins is holding a Covid remembrance ceremony at Áras an Uachtaráin today
# Coronavirus
# Coronavirus

President Higgins is holding a Covid remembrance ceremony at Áras an Uachtaráin today

Mar 20th 2022, 8:30 AM 10,038 Views 4 Comments

An oak tree will be planted as a lasting memorial to victims of the pandemic.

# michael-d-higgins - Thursday 17 March, 2022

President Higgins calls for ceasefire in Ukraine during St Patrick's Day message
# Uachtarán Na HÉireann
# Uachtarán Na HÉireann

President Higgins calls for ceasefire in Ukraine during St Patrick's Day message

Mar 17th 2022, 6:00 AM 11,095 Views 12 Comments

Higgins said the sacrifices made by frontline workers across society during the pandemic should not be forgotten.

# michael-d-higgins - Friday 4 March, 2022

President Higgins and his wife Sabina have tested positive for Covid-19
# Áras An Uachtaráin
# Áras An Uachtaráin

President Higgins and his wife Sabina have tested positive for Covid-19

Mar 4th 2022, 12:05 PM 22,770 Views 16 Comments

The President is isolating and will continue to work from home.

# michael-d-higgins - Sunday 30 January, 2022

'A terrible atrocity': Thousands attend Bloody Sunday memorial to remember victims
# 50TH ANNIVERSARY
# 50TH ANNIVERSARY

'A terrible atrocity': Thousands attend Bloody Sunday memorial to remember victims

Updated Jan 30th 2022, 7:33 PM 56,729 Views 49 Comments
  • Relatives of those killed and injured on Bloody Sunday attended a remembrance walk to honour those who died
  • Micheál Martin took part in the remembrance walk and laid a wreath at a ceremony held afterwards
  • President Higgins will later say the tragic events of 50 years ago today "reverberated across this island and around the world"

# michael-d-higgins - Saturday 15 January, 2022

'Voice of the West': Tributes as former RTÉ correspondent Jim Fahy dies aged 75
# RIP
# RIP

'Voice of the West': Tributes as former RTÉ correspondent Jim Fahy dies aged 75

Jan 15th 2022, 3:42 PM 40,860 Views 25 Comments

Fellow journalists and those employed by the station paid tribute to their former colleague today on social media.

# michael-d-higgins - Friday 24 December, 2021

Michael D Higgins: Irish people's response to Covid challenges has been one of courage and resilience
# Christmas Address
# Christmas Address

Michael D Higgins: Irish people's response to Covid challenges has been one of courage and resilience

Dec 24th 2021, 6:00 AM 9,479 Views 8 Comments

Uachtarán na hÉireann used his Christmas address to praise people for their “deep commitment to others”.

# michael-d-higgins - Thursday 16 December, 2021

President Higgins set to sign posthumous pardon for man executed in 1895
# John Twiss
# John Twiss

President Higgins set to sign posthumous pardon for man executed in 1895

Dec 16th 2021, 6:30 AM 17,827 Views 15 Comments

The pardon will be the fifth Presidential pardon since 1937 and the third posthumous pardon.

# michael-d-higgins - Tuesday 2 November, 2021

Princess Anne unveils stone to mark Northern Ireland’s centenary
# Derry
# Derry

Princess Anne unveils stone to mark Northern Ireland’s centenary

Nov 2nd 2021, 7:30 PM 21,767 Views 24 Comments

She visited several venues across Co Derry today.

# michael-d-higgins - Thursday 7 October, 2021

Coveney and Chambers to represent Government at Northern Ireland centenary service
# The North
# The North

Coveney and Chambers to represent Government at Northern Ireland centenary service

Oct 7th 2021, 9:22 PM 22,686 Views 91 Comments

Last month, President Michael D Higgins announced he had declined his invitation.

# michael-d-higgins - Friday 24 September, 2021

DUP claims Michael D Higgins has ‘set back north-south relations’ by not attending service
# Criticism
# Criticism

DUP claims Michael D Higgins has ‘set back north-south relations’ by not attending service

Sep 24th 2021, 4:59 PM 18,255 Views 64 Comments

DUP leader Jeffrey Donaldson has criticised Michael D Higgins.

# michael-d-higgins - Friday 17 September, 2021

Poll: Was President Higgins right to decline the invitation to Northern Ireland event?
# Your Say
# Your Say

Poll: Was President Higgins right to decline the invitation to Northern Ireland event?

Sep 17th 2021, 8:24 AM 126,314 Views 104 Comments

Michael D Higgins said that the event was a political one and could not attend.

# michael-d-higgins - Thursday 26 August, 2021

'France will remain a faithful friend': Macron meets President Higgins on first official visit
# Le Tour
# Le Tour

'France will remain a faithful friend': Macron meets President Higgins on first official visit

Updated Aug 26th 2021, 12:00 PM 39,071 Views 55 Comments

The visit is part of the French President’s pledge to travel to the capitals of all 27 EU states.

# michael-d-higgins - Friday 20 August, 2021

Emmanuel Macron to visit Dublin next week for meetings with Taoiseach and President Higgins
# Bleu Et Vert
# Bleu Et Vert

Emmanuel Macron to visit Dublin next week for meetings with Taoiseach and President Higgins

Aug 20th 2021, 11:59 AM 14,816 Views 32 Comments

His time in Áras an Úachtaráin will also feature “a meeting with a number of prominent writers and thinkers”

# michael-d-higgins - Thursday 12 August, 2021

President Higgins sends best wishes to Ireland's Paralympics team
# Paralympics Ireland
# Paralympics Ireland

President Higgins sends best wishes to Ireland's Paralympics team

Aug 12th 2021, 7:44 PM 15,998 Views 3 Comments

The 29 athletes representing Ireland at the Paralympics in Japan will compete in nine sports.

# michael-d-higgins - Sunday 1 August, 2021

President congratulates Aidan Walsh on 'remarkable' Olympic bronze medal win
# Tokyo2020
# Tokyo2020

President congratulates Aidan Walsh on 'remarkable' Olympic bronze medal win

Aug 1st 2021, 10:07 AM 37,146 Views 41 Comments

The Belfast boxer was forced to withdraw from the semi-final of the men’s welterweight competition due to injury.

# michael-d-higgins - Thursday 29 July, 2021

President Higgins raises concerns about volume of legislation he's asked to consider in a short period
# Unprecedented
# Unprecedented

President Higgins raises concerns about volume of legislation he's asked to consider in a short period

Updated Jul 29th 2021, 8:30 PM 45,391 Views 94 Comments

The Ceann Comhairle and Cathaoirleach have said they “appreciated the concerns” raised by President Higgins.

# michael-d-higgins - Friday 23 July, 2021

Gardaí examining social media posts referring to Michael D Higgins
# Violence
# Violence

Gardaí examining social media posts referring to Michael D Higgins

Jul 23rd 2021, 10:12 PM 78,699 Views 0 Comments

Anti-lockdown groups on social media and Telegram channels criticised the signing of the law which paves the way for indoor dining.

Carbon neutral by 2050: President Higgins signs Climate Action Bill into law
# CLIMATE ACTION BILL
# CLIMATE ACTION BILL

Carbon neutral by 2050: President Higgins signs Climate Action Bill into law

Jul 23rd 2021, 3:09 PM 11,224 Views 32 Comments

“Today is a landmark day,” said Green Party leader Eamon Ryan.

# michael-d-higgins - Wednesday 21 July, 2021

Taoiseach says 'there's an obligation' on everyone to follow indoor dining rules ahead of Monday's reopening
# Indoor Dining
# Indoor Dining

Taoiseach says 'there's an obligation' on everyone to follow indoor dining rules ahead of Monday's reopening

Updated Jul 21st 2021, 6:24 PM 87,475 Views 200 Comments

A government statement said good indoor ventilation is “essential”.

# michael-d-higgins - Wednesday 14 July, 2021

Ticket touts: President signs into law bill banning above price resales
# Rip-off
# Rip-off

Ticket touts: President signs into law bill banning above price resales

Jul 14th 2021, 6:06 PM 19,363 Views 41 Comments

Penalties including a fine of up to €100,000 or up to two years imprisonment face anyone caught defying the Sale of Tickets Bill 2021.

# michael-d-higgins - Saturday 10 July, 2021

Michael D Higgins describes TV gambling ads as a 'scourge' as he urges debate around the issue
# Problem Gambling
# Problem Gambling

Michael D Higgins describes TV gambling ads as a 'scourge' as he urges debate around the issue

Jul 10th 2021, 10:31 AM 13,748 Views 38 Comments

President Higgins said debate around gambling in Ireland is to be welcomed.

# michael-d-higgins - Friday 9 July, 2021

President Higgins signs rent increase bill into law
# Rent Pressure Zones
# Rent Pressure Zones

President Higgins signs rent increase bill into law

Updated Jul 9th 2021, 9:50 PM 49,386 Views 48 Comments

All rent increases will now be made in line with the nation’s inflation rate.

# michael-d-higgins - Saturday 1 May, 2021

In the Covid era, 'solidarity means standing shoulder to shoulder with poorer nations', says President Higgins
# May Day
# May Day

In the Covid era, 'solidarity means standing shoulder to shoulder with poorer nations', says President Higgins

May 1st 2021, 5:37 PM 16,798 Views 53 Comments

In a video address, he called for carers to be recognised as essential in the post-pandemic world.

# michael-d-higgins - Thursday 8 April, 2021

President Higgins says 'exclusion' of Travellers is based on 'unrepublican populist sentiments'
# Travelling Community
# Travelling Community

President Higgins says 'exclusion' of Travellers is based on 'unrepublican populist sentiments'

Apr 8th 2021, 3:21 PM 31,077 Views 44 Comments

The President was speaking on International Traveller and Roma Day.

# michael-d-higgins - Monday 5 April, 2021

President leads tributes to 'captivating' soprano Veronica Dunne who has died aged 93
# Music
# Music

President leads tributes to 'captivating' soprano Veronica Dunne who has died aged 93

Apr 5th 2021, 7:48 PM 24,691 Views 9 Comments

Dr Dunne also trained some of Ireland’s best known classical singers.

# michael-d-higgins - Sunday 4 April, 2021

1916 Easter Rising commemorations take place in Dublin
# GPO
# GPO

1916 Easter Rising commemorations take place in Dublin

Updated Apr 4th 2021, 1:57 PM 39,768 Views 66 Comments

Events were restricted due to the Covid-19 pandemic.

# michael-d-higgins - Monday 22 March, 2021

President Higgins and wife Sabina receive first doses of Covid-19 vaccine
# Jab Done
# Jab Done

President Higgins and wife Sabina receive first doses of Covid-19 vaccine

Mar 22nd 2021, 2:36 PM 27,410 Views 34 Comments

“President Higgins and Sabina were grateful to receive their first Covid-19 vaccination from their local GP.”

# michael-d-higgins - Wednesday 17 March, 2021

President Higgins calls for global solidarity to 'exit the fog' of Covid-19 in St Patrick's Day message
# Words From The áras
# Words From The áras

President Higgins calls for global solidarity to 'exit the fog' of Covid-19 in St Patrick's Day message

Mar 17th 2021, 6:00 AM 11,271 Views 19 Comments

The president said: “We have been reminded of our shared vulnerability, our interdependence, the need for an understanding that can fly past borders.”

# michael-d-higgins - Tuesday 16 March, 2021

Queen Elizabeth and President Higgins share St. Patrick's Day wishes and mark visit anniversary
# Across The Water
# Across The Water

Queen Elizabeth and President Higgins share St. Patrick's Day wishes and mark visit anniversary

Mar 16th 2021, 1:16 PM 14,266 Views 19 Comments

The queen’s 2011 visit to the Republic of Ireland was the first by a British monarch.

# michael-d-higgins - Sunday 7 March, 2021

President Michael D Higgins signs mandatory quarantine legislation into law
# Travel
# Travel

President Michael D Higgins signs mandatory quarantine legislation into law

Updated Mar 7th 2021, 2:10 PM 164,564 Views 144 Comments

The law was passed in the Dáil and Seanad.

# michael-d-higgins - Friday 12 February, 2021

Michael D Higgins: There is a reluctance to criticise empire and imperialism
# The British Empire
# The British Empire

Michael D Higgins: There is a reluctance to criticise empire and imperialism

Feb 12th 2021, 11:13 AM 33,869 Views 92 Comments

Uachtarán na hÉireann wrote in the Guardian that a “feigned amnesia” of Anglo-Irish history would not help create a better future.

# michael-d-higgins - Friday 15 January, 2021

President Higgins says State 'must bear primary responsibility' for mother and baby homes
# Report
# Report

President Higgins says State 'must bear primary responsibility' for mother and baby homes

Jan 15th 2021, 8:22 AM 23,090 Views 101 Comments

Michael D Higgins issued a statement on the report published this week.

# michael-d-higgins - Monday 28 December, 2020

President Higgins signs legislation criminalising distribution of intimate images without consent into law
# Coco's Law
# Coco's Law

President Higgins signs legislation criminalising distribution of intimate images without consent into law

Dec 28th 2020, 12:23 PM 36,092 Views 21 Comments

The Harassment, Harmful Communications and Related Offences Bill 2017 covers a wide range of offences.

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