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# sabina-higgins - August August 2022

'Time to move on' from Sabina Higgins letter controversy, says Taoiseach
# Sabina Higgins
# Sabina Higgins

'Time to move on' from Sabina Higgins letter controversy, says Taoiseach

Aug 3rd 2022, 4:31 PM 23,462 Views 41 Comments

Taoiseach says the Irish Government position is that Russia should withdraw, but says ‘peace is something we all want’.

Donnacha Ó Beacháin: Sabina Higgins' letter - a damaging and avoidable controversy
# Opinion
# Opinion

Donnacha Ó Beacháin: Sabina Higgins' letter - a damaging and avoidable controversy

Updated Aug 3rd 2022, 2:11 PM 38,892 Views 102 Comments

The politics professor says the letter damaged Ireland’s reputation regarding its position on Russia’s war against Ukraine.

Sabina Higgins issues statement explaining why Ukraine letter was placed on Áras website
# Statement
# Statement

Sabina Higgins issues statement explaining why Ukraine letter was placed on Áras website

Aug 2nd 2022, 5:47 PM 61,808 Views 75 Comments

The wife of president Michael D Higgins courted controversy after she wrote a letter in the Irish Times calling for ceasefire negotiations.

How the controversy over Sabina Higgins' Ukraine letter gathered pace
# Ukraine
# Ukraine

How the controversy over Sabina Higgins' Ukraine letter gathered pace

Aug 2nd 2022, 3:33 PM 15,414 Views 17 Comments

President Michael D Higgins has reiterated his own “unequivocal in his condemnation” of Russia’s invasion, but has not address criticism of the letter.

Questions remain about Sabina Higgins' letter on conflict in Ukraine, politicians say
# Criticism
# Criticism

Questions remain about Sabina Higgins' letter on conflict in Ukraine, politicians say

Updated Aug 2nd 2022, 3:28 PM 29,033 Views 101 Comments

A spokesperson for Michael D Higgins said the president has been “unequivocal in his condemnation” of Russia’s invasion.

Michael D Higgins reiterates condemnation of Ukraine war after controversy over Sabina letter
# Ukraine
# Ukraine

Michael D Higgins reiterates condemnation of Ukraine war after controversy over Sabina letter

Aug 1st 2022, 4:41 PM 32,211 Views 54 Comments

A recent letter written by Sabina Higgins to the Irish Times has been criticised over the past few days.

# sabina-higgins - All time

President Higgins unveils river of light at the Áras for those who cannot join family this Christmas
# Aras
# Aras

President Higgins unveils river of light at the Áras for those who cannot join family this Christmas

Dec 11th 2020, 8:43 AM 21,019 Views 20 Comments

Separately, the president sent his best wishes to third level students in a special Christmas message.

An emotional evening for the President (punctuated by a nighttime dash to the Áras and back)
# D TWO
# D TWO

An emotional evening for the President (punctuated by a nighttime dash to the Áras and back)

Nov 12th 2018, 12:11 AM 36,304 Views 37 Comments

Dublin Castle provided a dramatic backdrop to the nighttime inauguration ceremony.

Sabina Higgins to host special breastfeeding morning at the Áras
# Latching On
# Latching On

Sabina Higgins to host special breastfeeding morning at the Áras

Sep 30th 2016, 1:42 PM 15,801 Views 75 Comments

Sabina will welcome mothers and their children next week.

Here's how our President is getting on in Africa
# Michael D Abroad
# Michael D Abroad

Here's how our President is getting on in Africa

Nov 2nd 2014, 5:20 PM 8,556 Views 23 Comments

He’s going to Ethiopia, Malawi, and South Africa.

The new normal: State visit solidifies an Anglo-Irish relationship that has changed utterly
# Best Friends
# Best Friends

The new normal: State visit solidifies an Anglo-Irish relationship that has changed utterly

Apr 12th 2014, 8:15 AM 7,685 Views 52 Comments

The sight of Martin McGuinness raising his glass in a toast to the Queen of England would have astonished many and appalled some not so long ago. But not now, in 2014, when Ireland and Britain are, it seems, the best of friends.

So, see you soon? President Higgins and the Queen say goodbye
# State Visit
# State Visit

So, see you soon? President Higgins and the Queen say goodbye

Apr 11th 2014, 1:56 PM 16,003 Views 40 Comments

The state visit to England moves to Coventry today, before coming home.

Don't worry, Michael D's not lost... The State visit party was SUPPOSED to end up on a farm
# Day Trip
# Day Trip

Don't worry, Michael D's not lost... The State visit party was SUPPOSED to end up on a farm

Apr 10th 2014, 2:05 PM 13,821 Views 16 Comments

‘Her Majesty said it was around here somewhere…’

'They've been preparing freshly baked biscuits': When Michael D met Boris Johnson (video)
# State Visit
# State Visit

'They've been preparing freshly baked biscuits': When Michael D met Boris Johnson (video)

Apr 9th 2014, 3:24 PM 16,604 Views 26 Comments

London Mayor Boris Johnson had a unique way of greeting the President at City Hall in London this afternoon.

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 10,108 Views 38 Comments

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

Touchdown: The President has arrived in the UK as historic State visit begins
# State Visit
# State Visit

Touchdown: The President has arrived in the UK as historic State visit begins

Apr 7th 2014, 10:29 PM 26,913 Views 104 Comments

Michael D Higgins has a busy few days ahead of him…

Margaretta D'Arcy "in good spirits" in Limerick Prison
# Margaretta D’Arcy
# Margaretta D’Arcy

Margaretta D'Arcy "in good spirits" in Limerick Prison

Jan 20th 2014, 10:36 PM 10,915 Views 61 Comments

The protester has been visited by the wife of President Michael D Higgins.

President Higgins to address European Parliament in Strasbourg
# European Parliament
# European Parliament

President Higgins to address European Parliament in Strasbourg

Apr 17th 2013, 6:45 AM 3,262 Views 7 Comments

His 11am address, entitled “Towards a European Union of the Citizens”, will be followed by a joint press conference with the President of the European Parliament, Martin Schulz.

Column: Why are Ireland’s first lady and family so invisible?
# Opinion
# Opinion

Column: Why are Ireland’s first lady and family so invisible?

Feb 3rd 2013, 7:30 PM 904 Views 54 Comments

In comparison to the US, first spouses and first families are well outside the political fray here in Ireland – but why so, asks Larry Donnelly.

PHOTOS: Day four of Michael D's visit to Chile
# El Presidente
# El Presidente

PHOTOS: Day four of Michael D's visit to Chile

Oct 7th 2012, 1:31 PM 6,906 Views 16 Comments

El Presidente visited the grave of former Chilean leader Salvador Allende as part of his two-week trip today.

¡Hola! President Higgins begins official visit to South America today
# El Presidente
# El Presidente

¡Hola! President Higgins begins official visit to South America today

Oct 2nd 2012, 6:45 AM 3,717 Views 35 Comments

The President will meet with the presidents of Chile, Brazil and Argentina during the two-week visit.

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

President Higgins to travel to Latin America in October

Sep 4th 2012, 9:30 PM 5,550 Views 92 Comments

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

Pics: Martin McGuinness meets and shakes hands with Queen Elizabeth II
# Peace Process
# Peace Process

Pics: Martin McGuinness meets and shakes hands with Queen Elizabeth II

Jun 27th 2012, 1:13 PM 20,390 Views 150 Comments

The meeting is a historic and symbolic moment in the North’s peace process.

London calling: Michael D Higgins makes second trip to London
# Irish Abroad
# Irish Abroad

London calling: Michael D Higgins makes second trip to London

Jun 23rd 2012, 1:19 PM 3,355 Views 8 Comments

The President and his wife Sabina are due to attend the opening of a new play by Tom Murphy about Irish emigration.

London calling: Michael D plans first official trip as Irish President
# London Calling
# London Calling

London calling: Michael D plans first official trip as Irish President

Feb 9th 2012, 3:10 PM 3,988 Views 17 Comments

During the visit, the Higgins’ will take a tour of the Olympic Park and see a production of Juno and the Paycock.

Michael D admits he's (a bit) homesick in the Áras
# Homesick
# Homesick

Michael D admits he's (a bit) homesick in the Áras

Dec 20th 2011, 5:32 PM 5,376 Views 52 Comments

In an interview with Vincent Browne, the President said that he found it tough to leave his native Galway.

Galway United play their relegation wild card... Michael D. Higgins
# Local Hero
From The42
# Local Hero

Galway United play their relegation wild card... Michael D. Higgins

Nov 2nd 2011, 5:14 PM 1,243 Views 3 Comments

The President-elect and his wife will be among the crowd for the Airtricity League promotion/relegation play-off second leg on Friday.

Behind every successful president... meet the spouses vying for the Áras
# Race For The Áras
# Race For The Áras

Behind every successful president... meet the spouses vying for the Áras

Oct 22nd 2011, 10:17 AM 5,120 Views 26 Comments

All the candidates aside from David Norris will bring a spouse into the Áras with them if elected.