# inauguration - Tuesday 19 March, 2013
The things we learned, loved and shared today…
In his address to the nearly 200,000 pilgrims the newly elected pope promised to embrace the “poorest, the weakest” of humanity.
Watch live proceedings from St Peter’s Square as Pope Francis formally commences his pontificate.
City authorities are preparing for an influx of up to a million people to the city for the inaugural mass this morning.
# inauguration - Monday 18 February, 2013
Hugo Chavez has spent more than two months in Cuba for cancer surgery and treatment.
# inauguration - Wednesday 30 January, 2013
# inauguration - Friday 25 January, 2013
Lady Gaga. Jazz. Tony Bennett. All together in the one room.
# inauguration - Thursday 24 January, 2013
I don’t think you can handle this.
# inauguration - Wednesday 23 January, 2013
Some dodgy outfits, Beyonce taking a spill, and a Kelly Clarkson burn…
# inauguration - Tuesday 22 January, 2013
Sasha and Malia, Bill Clinton, BEYONCÉ. The moments from the inauguration that went global.
# inauguration - Monday 21 January, 2013
Here are the things we learned, loved and shared today.
The poem was written and performed by 44-year-old Richard Blanco.
Here’s the full text of the US President’s speech as he ceremonially began his second four-year term.
Barack Obama is being inaugurated for the second time – watch it live here.
Lupe Fiasco was asked to leave the stage after a 30 minute anti-war performance.
They can’t fool us.
The Fianna Fáil leader has written to the departing Clinton expressing his desire for her to return to public office as she is tipped for a presidential run in 2016.
The US president was officially sworn-in for a second term yesterday but a public event will take place in Washington today.
In January 2009, nearly two million people flocked to see the first African-American be sworn in as president – but, four years on, some promises have yet to be fulfilled. This term will present even more challenges, writes Larry Donnelly.
# inauguration - Sunday 20 January, 2013
The second term always begins on January 20 – even though the ceremonial inauguration won’t take place until tomorrow.
The vice-president took the oath with his hand on a family bible, in a small ceremony at the Naval Observatory.
On the eve of Obama’s second inauguration, Felix M Larkin looks at what it takes to be considered a great president – and why it matters.
Tradition dictates that inauguration ceremonies are not held on Sundays but the US constitution says that a president must be sworn in on 20 January.
# inauguration - Friday 11 January, 2013
Stevie Wonder, Alicia Keys and Kally Clarkson are also lined up for the inauguration celebrations.
# inauguration - Tuesday 15 May, 2012
Francois Hollande was sworn in as the seventh president of France’s Fifth Republic today. Here’s how it all unfolded…
# inauguration - Monday 7 May, 2012
Vladimir Putin begins new presidential term by formally nominating his predecessor as prime minister – the post Putin just vacated.
# inauguration - Thursday 9 February, 2012
During the visit, the Higgins’ will take a tour of the Olympic Park and see a production of Juno and the Paycock.
# inauguration - Friday 11 November, 2011
The ninth President of Ireland in his finest ceremonial hour…
The full text of the address given by Taoiseach Enda Kenny at the inauguration of Michael D Higgins as the ninth President of Ireland today.
The full text of the address given by Michael D Higgins, the ninth President of Ireland, at Dublin Castle this afternoon.
Join us as we liveblog the inauguration ceremony for Michael D Higgins, the soon-to-be ninth president of Ireland
Or will he follow in the footsteps of his American counterparts and invite another poet to the stage?
Michael D isn’t the only poet to grace the Áras – Ireland’s very first President Douglas Hyde was a poet and defender of Irish cultural heritage. Here’s how his big day went in June 1938.
Plus, a “colour party”, finger food and that new inauguration chair – we have all the details of today’s inauguration ceremony here.
# inauguration - Thursday 10 November, 2011
Former taoisigh Bertie Ahern and Albert Reynolds will not be present at the inauguration of Michael D Higgins at Dublin Castle tomorrow.
# inauguration - Sunday 30 October, 2011
Nine things to know this morning including… government criticised for handling of referendum, the President-elect prepares to go home and do you know what time it is?
# inauguration - Saturday 21 May, 2011
Alassane Ouattara was elected in November, but outgoing president Laurent Gbagbo refused to concede power. Six months of bloody fighting ensued, leaving hundreds dead.