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Wednesday 6 December 2023 Dublin: 5°C

# Michael D

This year
President Higgins will undergo back surgery on Tuesday with 'short rehabilitation'
Higgins will continue to “carry out his constitutional duties, including consideration of legislation” while recovering from the surgery.
President Higgins to meet UK's Charles ahead of tomorrow's coronation
Michael D Higgins will become the first Irish head of state to attend a UK coronation.
All time
Jeffrey Donaldson hopes Michael D Higgins will rethink decision to miss centenary service
Donaldson said it was a “retrograde step” in terms of reconciliation.
Quiz: Michael D Higgins is 80 this weekend - how much do you know about him?
The politician, poet and sociologist turns 80 on Sunday. How much do you know about him?
Watch: President Michael D Higgins delivers his Christmas address to the nation
The President also wished everyone in Ireland a Happy Christmas and a New Year of hope and promise.
'A special place in our hearts': Tiede Herrema - the businessman kidnapped by the IRA in 1975 - has died
The president said Herrema and his wife Elizabeth “will be missed and fondly remembered by their many friends in Ireland”.
President Higgins' Christmas message: 'Do we dismiss them... telling them there is no room at our inn?'
Michael D Higgins also urged people to take action on the climate crisis in his annual address.
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.
An emotional evening for the President (punctuated by a nighttime dash to the Áras and back)
Dublin Castle provided a dramatic backdrop to the nighttime inauguration ceremony.
Higgins asks for inauguration to be moved to evening in light of Armistice events
The ceremony is due to take place on Sunday 11 November.
Which One Of Michael D's Dogs Are You?
Bród or Síoda?
Michael D. Higgins paid tribute to the Irish abroad, and it is so heartwarming
“Our Irish abroad have accomplished so much.”
Poll: Should we have a presidential election this year?
Or should Michael D Higgins go unopposed into a second term?
19 times we were proud to call Michael D our President in 2017
It’s been some year.
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.
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”.
The most adorable figurines were spotted in the background of this photo of Michael D and Joe Biden
Couple goals.
A woman chanced her arm by inviting Michael D to her wedding - and actually got a response
The dream.
That iconic photo of Michael D at Slane has been turned into a class illustration
With a variety of coloured shirts too.
Michael D celebrated the winning goal at a Galway United match like a hero last night
This is class.
Is Michael D. Higgins Younger or Older Than These Celebrities?
Think you’re a good judge of age? Think again.
It's Michael D's birthday, so here are some charming as hell photos of him meeting celebs and world leaders
Find someone who looks at you the way the Queen looks at Michael D.
A Galway student * nailed* an impression of Michael D for his SU President campaign
How presidential.
Our President on a BMX? Here's the story behind that famous photo
One of the all-time great Irish photos.
This is the story behind *that* iconic photo of Michael D on a BMX
One of the all-time great Irish photos.
People are loving this photo of Michael D enjoying himself in Cuba
17 times we were proud to call Michael D our President in 2016
Michael D's letter to the little girl on the Toy Show is a reminder that we have the best President
“You’re doing well as an arrow!”
The photos of Michael D visiting the Munster dressing room are a joy to behold
On an otherwise very difficult day.
The photos of Michael D welcoming home Ireland's Olympians are glorious
A grand day at the Áras.
14 photos that prove what a gem of a President Michael D is
Representing us well.
Michael D praise for Irish defeat of Azzurri and 'ambassadors' in the stands
Michael D was in Lille to see Ireland beat Italy.
Michael D Higgins' joyful celebration of Brady's goal sums up just how Ireland is feeling
Michael D Higgins' joyful celebration of Brady's goal sums up just how Ireland is feeling
The President pulled off a great photobomb in the Phoenix Park
Just out for a stroll…
Michael D pulled off the greatest photobomb ever in the Phoenix Park
Just out for a stroll…
9 reasons why Miriam O'Callaghan would be the perfect President
Could it happen?
Take a break - and watch Dermot Morgan's spot-on impressions of Dunphy, Michael Noonan and Michael D
Some of Morgan’s comedy still remains remarkably topical – 17 years after his death.
Opinion: Those criticising the President for signing Bills into law are overestimating his power
By not using Article 26, President Higgins leaves the door open for future constitutional challenges.
President Michael D Higgins is off to China today
The President will be accompanied by the Finance and Foreign Affairs Ministers.