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# president

This year
# Election
Retired NATO general beats billionaire to become next Czech president
Petr Pavel won 56.76% if the vote.
Last year
# Claim
Broadcasters offer '100 times less' for Women's World Cup
The competition in July-August will have 32 teams for the first time.
# Midterms
Trump brands Biden 'enemy of the state' at Pennsylvania rally
Trump slammed a recent speech by Biden as the ‘most vicious, hateful and divisive speech ever delivered by an American president.’
# Doonbeg
Donald Trump scraps visit to west Clare
Donald Trump was due in Ireland on 27 August next.
# statement
Sabina Higgins issues statement explaining why Ukraine letter was placed on Áras website
The wife of president Michael D Higgins courted controversy after she wrote a letter in the Irish Times calling for ceasefire negotiations.
# russian invasion
FF senator calls on Michael D Higgins to express Irish support for Ukraine after Sabina letter
Sabina Higgins, in a letter to the Irish Times, called for both Ukraine and Russia to “agree to a ceasefire and negotiations”.
# Michael D Higgins
'Our great, great failure': President expresses anger over housing 'disaster'
He was speaking at the opening of a centre for homeless people in Kildare.
# scrutiny
Senegal's president supports PSG star amid homophobia accusations
Idrissa Gana Gueye missed a Ligue 1 game against Montpellier on Saturday during which players were to wear rainbow jerseys.
# Your Say
Poll: Would you like to see Emmanuel Macron re-elected as French president?
French voters will soon decide who will be president for the next five years.
# Italy
Italian parties to beg president to stay on, leaving Draghi as PM
Italy’s presidency is largely ceremonial, but the head of state wields serious power during political crises.
All time
# Test Yourself
Quiz: How much do you know about the Presidents of Ireland?
Who loved golf and who likes spending time in a convent?
# US
Kamala Harris held presidency for 1 hour 25 mins while Joe Biden was under anaesthesia
The US President had a colonoscopy as part of a regular health check, the White House said.
# Almighty God
European court rejects challenge to 'almighty God' wording in Presidential oath
The case is being taken by TD Róisín Shortall and others including Senator David Norris.
Opinion: Young people are demanding action on climate and biodiversity, we can't let them down
Yvonne McKenna of Gaisce outlines their plans to encourage biodiversity by asking the public to plant bulbs for the bees.
# Your Say
Poll: Was President Higgins right to decline the invitation to Northern Ireland event?
Michael D Higgins said that the event was a political one and could not attend.
# Your Say
Poll: Would you vote for Bertie Ahern if he ran for president?
The former Taoiseach hasn’t ruled out a bid in 2025.
# Philippines
Duterte confirms he will run for vice presidency in Philippines
The 76-year-old president is notorious for his crackdown on illegal drugs.
# Your Say
Poll: Should the president have to swear an oath in the presence of God when being sworn in?
The constitution states that the president when entering office must make a declaration “in the presence of Almighty God”.
# rip-off
Ticket touts: President signs into law bill banning above price resales
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.
# Stars and Stripes
Biden administration backs bill to make Washington DC the 51st state
The administration said the people of Washington DC deserve full representation in the US Congress.
# Return
Joan Laporta elected Barcelona president for a second time
One of his main tasks will be to convince Lionel Messi to sign a new contract.
# Italy
Italian president seeks non-political government to lead
Negotiations today failed to revive the collapsed coalition government.
# Report
President Higgins says State 'must bear primary responsibility' for mother and baby homes
Michael D Higgins issued a statement on the report published this week.
# US politics
Donald Trump has been impeached twice - what happens now?
The US president was impeached by the House of Representatives last night.
# Peru
Manuel Merino resigns as Peru president after just five days in power
Thousands have taken to the streets in days of protests against Merino.
# election 2020
Joe Biden: 'The numbers tell us a clear and convincing story'
The candidate said he is going to win the 2020 US presidential election.
# Glass Ceiling
Connacht president Heneghan becomes first woman in the role in Irish rugby
The Mayo native also acts as a judicial officer for World Rugby.
# andrzej duda
Opponents boycott ceremony as Poland's president sworn in for second term
Opponents have accused Andrzej Duda of undermining the constitution and of running a homophobic campaign.
# The West Wing
'Everybody that has a baby gets a million dollars': Kanye West holds first campaign rally
The rapper spoke about various topics from abortion and religion to international trade and licensing deals.
# Funeral
President to hold memorial service for Detective Garda Colm Horkan as funeral takes place tomorrow
Detective Garda Colm Horkan (49) was shot dead on Wednesday night in the town of Castlerea.
# Unimpressed
Donald Trump suggests he will boycott NFL and US Soccer
Colin Kaepernick started kneeling in 2016 to highlight racial inequality, and the US president does not want others to follow suit.
# Resigned
Pichot quits World Rugby after losing to Beaumont in chairman election
The former Argentina scrum-half has resigned from three different roles.
# Coronavirus
Reporter asks Trump if now is time for self congratulations. He responds: 'You don't have brains you were born with'
The US President said yesterday that those protesting the Covid-19 restrictions “love our country”.
# president
Russia's Vladimir Putin signs law that could keep him in power for another 16 years
He signed the measure today, three days after it sailed through the Russian parliament
# Mubarak
Former Egyptian president Hosni Mubarak dies aged 91
He ruled Egypt for over 30 years.
# Exit Wounds
FAI president Conway to step down at EGM in January
Today is really an unthinkable situation, Minister for Sport Shane Ross told RTÉ News today.
'A great friend of Ireland': Jacques Chirac, former French president, dies aged 86
He died this morning surrounded by his family.
# Classified
Whistleblower: White House officials 'locked down' transcript of call with Ukrainian leader
According to the intelligence community official, the transcript was loaded into a system that is used to store “especially sensitive” classified information.
# United Nations
Higgins at UN: 'No challenge facing international community is more urgent than climate action'
Higgins was addressing the United Nations General Assembly in New York this evening.
# Defence Forces
Higgins says he wasn't elected to 'just read speeches he has been handed'
The president said recent comments he made about Defence Forces pay are “very much within the Constitution”.