Michael D Higgins
Higgins is a former TD for the Galway West constituency and member of the Labour Party. He was first elected to the Dail in 1981 but lost his seat in '82, he was elected again in '87 and was a TD until announcing that he would not run for re-election in the 2011 election. During Labour's time in government Higgins was the Minister for Arts, Culture and Gaeltacht.
# michael-d-higgins - Today’s News
“Lives around the world have been changed forever, and hopes kindled, by his transformational life and enduring legacy.”
# michael-d-higgins - Monday 2 December, 2013
Tyndall has said that, if public bodies handled complaints better, there wouldn’t be any need for his role.
# michael-d-higgins - Saturday 30 November, 2013
‘Good luck against the All Blacks young lad’
# michael-d-higgins - Tuesday 26 November, 2013
Mary Van Lieshout has said that she left the Office of the President to “pursue other interests”.
# michael-d-higgins - Sunday 24 November, 2013
‘Óglaigh na hÉireann’ were officially launched with a rally at the Rotunda in November 1913.
# michael-d-higgins - Thursday 21 November, 2013
The President said that initiatives in the North should bring communities together.
# michael-d-higgins - Monday 18 November, 2013
Presidents have visited Britain many times in the past – Mary Robinson had tea with Queen Elizabeth in Buckingham Palace – but this will be the first official state visit.
# michael-d-higgins - Sunday 17 November, 2013
President Higgins said he is “very pleased” with the invite from the Queen of England.
# michael-d-higgins - Thursday 14 November, 2013
The wildy-popular – and slightly saccharine – website had its first hit with an audio clip of our own President.
# michael-d-higgins - Monday 11 November, 2013
McGrady, who passed away today, was one of the founding members of the SDLP.
# michael-d-higgins - Friday 8 November, 2013
President Higgins: The empty concrete shells that dot our landscape were born from reckless speculation
Speaking at the Royal Institute of the Architects of Ireland he said the construction sector was leaving a ‘disturbing’ part of its history behind.
# michael-d-higgins - Wednesday 30 October, 2013
President Michael D Higgins brings the curtain down on a landmark tour of Central America with some final meetings in Costa Rica today.
# michael-d-higgins - Friday 25 October, 2013
The President has been speaking about the 75,000 people who lost their lives in the brutal civil war in El Salvador.
# michael-d-higgins - Thursday 24 October, 2013
As President Michael D Higgnins arrives in El Salvador today, Paul Dillon writes a profile of the Central American Republic.
# michael-d-higgins - Wednesday 23 October, 2013
We’re sure Galway United came up…
# michael-d-higgins - Monday 21 October, 2013
The President and his wife will attend a lunch hosted by his Mexican counterpart, Enrique Peña Nieto, where they’ll also be joined by business and academic figures from the country’s Irish community.
# michael-d-higgins - Sunday 20 October, 2013
Higgins departed from Dublin Airport yesterday morning as he embarks on an official visit to Mexico, El Salvador and Costa Rica.
# michael-d-higgins - Saturday 19 October, 2013
President Higgins left this morning for his official visit to Mexico, El Salvador and Costa Rica.
Good morning. Here are the nine things you need to know this morning as you start your weekend…
# michael-d-higgins - Wednesday 2 October, 2013
Portraits of each Taoiseach, President and Chief Justice are commissioned by the State as a matter of course.
# michael-d-higgins - Tuesday 17 September, 2013
Speaking at a reception for the new European Ombudsman Emily O’Reilly, he said the connection between economy, society and government is profoundly important.
# michael-d-higgins - Monday 9 September, 2013
The President says everyone needs to play a role in preventing suicide, and has called for a more open and tolerant society in which people aren’t afraid to seek help.
# michael-d-higgins - Saturday 31 August, 2013
Hundreds of people lined O’Connell Street to watch a reenactment of the Dublin Metropolitan Police baton-charging crowds on ‘Bloody Sunday’.
# michael-d-higgins - Monday 26 August, 2013
Saturday will mark the 100th anniversary of Bloody Sunday, one of the key events of the Lockout.
# michael-d-higgins - Wednesday 14 August, 2013
# michael-d-higgins - Tuesday 30 July, 2013
Tánaiste Eamon Gilmore described it as a “key milestone”, while the Pro Life Campaign said it was a “very sad day”.
# michael-d-higgins - Monday 29 July, 2013
The President has not yet made an announcement on whether he’ll sign the the Protection of Life During Pregnancy Bill into law or refer it to the Supreme Court.
Today will be the 27th time the Council of State has been convened to discuss legislation – but it’s not the first time abortion laws have been discussed.
# michael-d-higgins - Saturday 27 July, 2013
Plus: how many times has the Council of State met since 1940?
The Council of State is a little-used and largely unknown body but it takes centre stage as it discusses the abortion bill next week. TheJournal.ie explains what it’s all about…
# michael-d-higgins - Wednesday 24 July, 2013
Áras an Uachtaráin has said that a meeting will be held next Monday where members of the Council and the President will consider the Protection of Life During Pregnancy Bill 2013.
The journalist has described it as “the worst error” he has ever made.
# michael-d-higgins - Tuesday 23 July, 2013
The Protection of Life during Pregnancy Bill has passed all stages of the Oireachtas and now goes to President Michael D Higgins.
# michael-d-higgins - Wednesday 17 July, 2013
The President was in London today on the first day of his official trip to Britain.
# michael-d-higgins - Thursday 11 July, 2013
Ireland’s cricketers arrived home to Dublin Airport today after clinching qualification for the 2015 World Cup.
# michael-d-higgins - Thursday 4 July, 2013
The Anglo Tapes have been reported throughout Europe with Angela Merkel’s tough words pleasing German voters.
# michael-d-higgins - Wednesday 3 July, 2013
Good morning! Here are the nine stories you need to know as you start your day.
# michael-d-higgins - Monday 1 July, 2013
Michael D reassures Irish people they will be recognised internationally for their spirit and hard work.