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# Uachtarán na hÉireann

Last year
# Uachtarán na hÉireann
President Higgins calls for ceasefire in Ukraine during St Patrick's Day message
Higgins said the sacrifices made by frontline workers across society during the pandemic should not be forgotten.
All time
# christmas address
Michael D Higgins: Irish people's response to Covid challenges has been one of courage and resilience
Uachtarán na hÉireann used his Christmas address to praise people for their “deep commitment to others”.
# May Day
In the Covid era, 'solidarity means standing shoulder to shoulder with poorer nations', says President Higgins
In a video address, he called for carers to be recognised as essential in the post-pandemic world.
# Uachtarán na hÉireann
Michael D Higgins: Covid-19 pandemic has created an 'unanswerable case' for universal basic services
“The good thing about it, I think, is that there will be an opportunity to do things better,” Uachtarán na hÉireann argued.
# aras 18
'I would make sure everyone who's homeless had shelter': We asked these second class students what they'd do as President
Abolish school uniforms? Extend the weekend?
# Vatican visit
Climate Bells: The gift Michael D Higgins gave Pope Francis today
President Higgins was expected to discuss ‘issues of global importance’ with the Pope in the Vatican today.
# Christmas Message
'As this year ends peace can seem very distant': President Higgins reflects on 2016
“[This is a] time to focus on the message contained in the story of a child in the manger, born to parents without a home.”
# Michael D Higgins
Woman who repeatedly threatened to bomb the President avoids jail
The woman made repeated threats to bomb the president over a number of phone calls in April and October 2014.