President avoids political jungle for short trip to zoo
Laura LarkinPresident Michael D Higgins paid a visit to his neighbours in Dublin Zoo to unveil a new learning and resource centre.
Michael Daniel Higgins is an Irish politician who has served as the 9th President of Ireland since November 2011. He was the President of the Labour Party from 2003 until 2011.
Laura LarkinPresident Michael D Higgins paid a visit to his neighbours in Dublin Zoo to unveil a new learning and resource centre.
President Michael D Higgins and Taoiseach Leo Varadkar led Irish tributes to former UN secretary-general Kofi Annan.
Laura LarkinInvestigative journalist Gemma O'Doherty has become the latest hopeful who...
Eoin O'MalleyThe 2018 Presidential Election campaign rolled into Carlow town last week. It...
Kevin DoyleSean Gallagher is looking for a second chance - but it has to be a realistic one.
Cormac McQuinn The Government has "no plans" to change the law to bring increased transparency on spending by the Office of the President.
James Bradshaw Later this year, voters will go to the polls to elect their president. Thanks to Senator Gerard Craughwell and the Opposition leader, Mary Lou McDonald, the political establishment has failed in its...
Kevin Doyle 'What separates the winners from the losers is how a person reacts to each new twist of fate," said Donald J Trump. It was September 2014 and he was still two years away from securing the...
Declan Lynch When President Higgins told Darren Frehill on RTE radio of his objections to advertising for gambling, and about other such issues pertaining to sports betting, it was clear that he knew what he was talking about - that these were not just "concerns" that somebody else told him he should have, that he understands the exposure...
Eamonn Sweeney Michael D Higgins really likes sport. I've seen the proof. Back in 2011 Galway United fielded the worst team in League of Ireland history. These lads were the Galacticos of underachievement,...
Sean O'Grady President Michael D Higgins has told how he is in fighting form ahead of the upcoming presidential race, where he is seeking a second term in Áras an Uachtaráin.
Kevin Doyle Former Fianna Fáil minister Éamon Ó Cuív's bid for an Áras nomination is being viewed as an attempt "to rattle" an already embattled Micheál Martin by the party hierarchy.
Independent.ie Newsdesk President Michael D Higgins has said he does not believe gambling platforms should be advertised through sporting events.
Liam Collins There is an unexpected solemnity about Gavin Duffy, as he officially opens his campaign to seek a nomination to contest the Presidential election, which is expected to take place on October 28.
Kevin Doyle Senator Gerard Craughwell was never going to be the next President of Ireland - but Michael D Higgins will be very glad that he's gone from the race.
Kevin Doyle By definition the President "shall take precedence over all other persons in the State" - but in reality we want the exact opposite.
Maeve Sheehan The prospect of a presidential election is providing a zing of energy to cut through the torpid heat and drought. Since Michael D Higgins's declaration last Tuesday week that he intends to seek another...
Fidelma Healy Eames Something was beginning to feel curious about the manner in which the presidential campaign was panning out with all the main parties coming out behind President Michael D Higgins for a second term.
Sean O'Grady The Prime Time presenter (58) was long thought to be a contender for the Aras but she said earlier this year she would not seek a nomination to run.
Laura Larkin Former president of the GAA Liam O'Neill is the latest potential challenger to President Michael D Higgins, the Irish Independent can reveal.
Shona Murray Sinn Féin's Dublin MEP, Lynn Boylan, has ruled herself out of the race for the Áras as speculation mounts over who the party will choose to challenge Michael D Higgins.
Wayne O'Connor When Michael D Higgins fired the starting gun on this year's presidential race, he may have triggered a campaign where the greatest feat is being able to take part - not winning the contest.
'Future generations need to know what we went through, so nothing like this can ever happen again." These are the heartfelt words of Maureen Sullivan, who, as a child, was forced to labour in the Magdalene laundries. She was speaking following a triumphant...
Darragh McManus One week, two political earthquakes that shook society - well, sort of. The deterioration of the Brexit process from rocky to full-on farce certainly reverberated around the world. The news that Michael D Higgins would be running for President again, not so much, although it does promise a few months of electoral high...
Kirsty Blake Knox Just as Brexit began to go up in flames, President Michael D Higgins dusted himself down and announced he would very much like to spend seven more years knocking about the Áras.
Ciaran Moran With Incumbent President of Ireland Michael D Higgins odds-on to retain his position having confirmed he would run for a second term, he could face opposition from an unlikely candidate.
Philip Ryan, Cormac McQuinn and Kevin Doyle President Michael D Higgins took a step closer to a second term in office last night as Taoiseach Leo Varadkar announced Fine Gael will actively support his candidacy.
Kevin Doyle The greatest strength Michael D Higgins will have heading into a fresh presidential campaign is that the public feel they already know everything about him.
Cormac McQuinn and Philip Ryan Fine Gael will actively campaign for Michael D Higgins to serve a second term as the President.
Cormac McQuinn Taoiseach Leo Varadkar has signalled that Fine Gael councillors won't be allowed to support the nomination of independent candidates for the presidency if the party backs Michael D Higgins for another...
Cormac McQuinn PRESIDENT Michael D Higgins has announced he will seek a second term in Áras an Uachtaráin.
In August 2011, Michael D Higgins gave an interview to this writer about his bid to become President of Ireland. Asked if his age might be a concern, the 70-year-old Labour candidate protested that he was younger than both Giovanni Trapattoni (then manager of the...
Philip Ryan Independent Senator and Pieta House founder Joan Freeman is seeking a nomination to campaign to become the next president.
Kevin Doyle President Michael D Higgins will have to fight an election if he wants a second term, as Sinn Féin is preparing to nominate a candidate.
Kevin Doyle and Laura Larkin Fine Gael politicians with notions about running for the presidency need to step back and endorse Michael D Higgins for a second term, MEP Brian Hayes has said.
Fionnan Sheahan There's an old trick in students union politics: float your name out there early for a position you are running for to scare off any strong opponents. Works most times.
Cormac McQuinn and Philip Ryan Two Fianna Fáil TDs have questioned the party's decision to back President Michael D Higgins for a second term.
Kevin Doyle and Philip Ryan Fianna Fáil will back Michael D Higgins for a second term as President if he decides to seek re-election.
Kevin Doyle FIANNA Fáil will back Michael D Higgins for a second term as President if he decides to seek re-election.
Cormac McQuinn Potential presidential candidate Senator Pádraig Ó Céidigh has said President Michael D Higgins should have declared whether or not he will seek a second term "long before now".
Kevin Doyle President Michael D Higgins has been accused of running a covert campaign for re-election to Áras an Uachtaráin.
Laura Lynott Irish women peacekeepers are central to global conflict resolution and "empower" all women, President Michael D Higgins has said.
Ryan Nugent The scoreboard in Tallaght Stadium was 1-0 to Special Olympics Ireland from the get-go, President Michael D Higgins insisted.
Sorcha O'Connor Lies and deceit shroud the dark history of the Magdalene Laundries in Ireland. This week, the veil has been lifted by the survivors who have suffered so terribly for so long.
Cormac McQuinn Michael D Higgins launched an angry defence of his government jet use and the cost of the Office of the President in a heated exchange at a press conference in New York.
Cormac McQuinn IT'S the largest Irish parish outside Ireland and today President Michael D Higgins paid a visit to the New York neighbourhood known as the 'Emerald Mile'.
Cormac McQuinn President Michael D Higgins has said he "absolutely" has the energy and capacity for a second term in Áras an Uachtaráin.
Philip Ryan Michael D Higgins’ handlers have asked reporters not to ask the president about seeking a second term in office while he is on State visits, it was revealed on the Floating Voter podcast.
Cormac McQuinn in New York President Michael D Higgins has criticised "unapologetic sexism" in Donald Trump's America and expressed "great disappointment" that the US plans to turn away from an agreement on tackling climate...
Cormac McQuinn Political Correspondent in New York PRESIDENT Michael D Higgins has used a major speech on women’s leadership in New York to criticise "unapologetic sexism" in Donald Trump’s America.
Kevin Doyle Fine Gael ministers are lining up to back Michael D Higgins for a second term in office after he strongly indicated he is up for another election.
Cormac McQuinn in New York PRESIDENT Michael D Higgins has met with United Nations secretary general António Guterres for talks on conflict prevention and Ireland's contribution to peackeeping.
Cormac McQuinn in New York President Michael D Higgins has given his strongest hint yet he will seek re-election to Áras an Uachtaráin later this year, saying: "I've never run from a contest in my life."
Cormac McQuinn PRESIDENT Michael D Higgins has said Ireland's experience as a peace-maker is "our strongest card to play" in bidding for a future seat on the United Nations Security Council.
Cormac McQuinn Political Correspondent in New York PRESIDENT Michael D Higgins has said that young people are "appalled" at the apparent "strut" of the powerful on the international stage.
Cormac McQuinn PRESIDENT Michael D Higgins will next week travel to New York where he will deliver a major speech at the United Nations and meet other heads of state.
Philip Ryan Costs associated with the running of the Office of the President have started to significantly rise in recent years, with the seven-year Presidency of Michael D Higgins now looking set to be at least...
Ian Begley An innocent man hanged for murder almost 140 years ago has been granted a pardon by the President.
Wayne O'Connor Presidential hopeful Gerard Craughwell says broadcaster Miriam O'Callaghan may have been "flying a kite" on a potential Áras bid by dropping her summer chat show.
Independent.ie Newsdesk An innocent man hanged for murder almost 140 years ago has been granted a pardon by the Irish President.
Shona Murray Former Taoiseach Bertie Ahern says he would consider running for President - but he won't run against Michael D Higgins this year.
John Downing President Michael D Higgins paid tribute to the former distinguished government official Frank Murray, saying he was respected by ministers from every political party during his long career.
Gerard Craughwell During the 2011 presidential election the then candidate Michael D Higgins gave the people of Ireland an absolute assurance that he would serve one term only. When he was asked about his...
There were dozens of young people on the steps of the Mansion House, in Dublin, one morning last week. Inside, there were more than 300, from a range of schools.
Ian Begley President Michael D Higgins continued his odyssey in Greece yesterday with a hike to the top of the Acropolis in Athens and by collecting an honorary doctorate.
Ian Begley in Athens President Michael D Higgins has revealed that he no longer sees himself as a one-term president.
Kevin Doyle President Michael D Higgins is to embark on a series of foreign trips in the coming months ahead of an expected tilt at a second term.
Independent.ie Newsdesk President Michael D Higgins is seeking a second term of office, according to sources in Leinster House.
Philip Ryan Almost half of voters do not want a presidential election this year and would prefer to give President Michael D Higgins an unopposed second term in office.
Allison Bray Award-winning writer Sebastian Barry is to succeed Anne Enright as the Laureate for Irish Fiction, President Michael D Higgins has announced.
President Michael D Higgins was among the many mourners at the funeral Mass of former Ceann Comhairle Séamus Pattison, who was buried in his native Kilkenny.
Kevin Doyle In his inauguration speech Michael D Higgins set a series of notional targets for his presidency.
Conor Feehan Plans for a new civic plaza at College Green have been described as "just too dangerous for people with impaired vision".
President Michael D Higgins has praised rescue efforts following devastating flooding in County Laois.
Independent.ie Newsdesk The award-winning comedian Danny O'Brien has been performing stand-up comedy in Ireland and internationally for more than eight years.
Paul Melia President Michael D Higgins has warned we are overly concerned with preparing our children for the workplace, but not with asking the serious questions in a world of fake news.
Mary McDonnell PRESIDENT Michael D Higgins paid a generous visit this weekend to a community still in shock after their church was wrecked by vandals the day before Hurricane Ophelia hit.
Kim Bielenberg Illustrator Peter Donnelly on his children's book, 'The President's Glasses' - featuring Michael D and a pigeon.
Kirsty Blake Knox It’s six years since the foundations of Christchurch “moved like jelly”, and an earthquake measuring 6.3 on the Richter scale, ripped the heritage city apart.
Kirsty Blake Knox President Michael D Higgins was thrilled to receive a personalised All Blacks jersey as he continued his State Visit of the country.
Kirsty Blake Knox The eye-balling, lip-curling and guttural chanting of the Haka was originally intended to prepare warriors for battle.
Kirsty Blake Knox President Michael D Higgins was welcomed to New Zealand with a traditional Haka.
Kirsty Blake Knox It was the thought of the thousands of lost or unsent letters home that caused President Michael D Higgins voice to crack, and then break.
Kirsty Blake Knox President Michael D Higgins has dismissed suggestions he may find another seven years in office too demanding.
Kirsty Blake Knox President Michael D Higgins met with the first Australian Aboriginal woman to become a member of the country's House of Representatives, as he spent his first day in Canberra.
Kirsty Blake Knox Once considered the most-feared penal colony in the southern hemisphere, the wave-carved rock of Van Dieman's Land saw the arrival of President Michael D Higgins as he continued his state...
Kirsty Blake Knox The President said he will not attempt to impede a challenger by holding off on an announcement until weeks before his seven year term expires.
Kirst Blake Knox President Michael D Higgins made history on his final day in Perth when he became the first head of state to address the joint Houses of Parliament in Western Australia.
Kirsty Blake Knox At the age of 17, Mary-Ann Taylor finally found escape.
Louise Hogan and Margaret Donnelly PRESIDENT Michael D Higgins warned that “one of the great challenges of our time” was unbalanced development leaving rural areas lagging.
The Prince of Wales and Duchess of Cornwall have attended a recital celebrating 25 years of Classic FM broadcast live from the stately home he saved for the nation.
Kevin Doyle Momentum for Michael D Higgins to get a second term as President is growing, despite a decision by an independent Senator to enter the race for Áras an Uachtaráin.
Kevin Doyle An independent senator will challenge Michael D Higgins for the presidency if the incumbent goes back on his word to only serve one term.
Kevin Doyle Taoiseach Leo Varadkar has strongly hinted he would back Michael D Higgins for a second term as President.
Rebecca Lumley Bertie Ahern may run for President if Michael D Higgins does not seek a second term next year, according to the former Taoiseach’s brother.
The Taoiseach has said he stands over the process used to appoint f ormer attorney general Maire Whelan as a Court of Appeal judge.
Ian Begley President Michael D Higgins made a passionate plea to protect the environment while joining the first wave of visitors at Bloom in the Park.
Daniel O'Connor President Michael D Higgins warmed the country’s hearts once again yesterday as he announced an ice-cream giveaway in Dun Laoghaire.
Kathy Armstrong Michael D Higgins cemented his place in the our hearts today by ensuring a crowd of children enjoyed 99s.
Mark Evans Ryanair press conferences never fail to deliver - and having CEO Michael O'Leary announcing results is akin to getting a raucous Twitter mob to deliver a church sermon.
Ryan Nugent President Michael D Higgins has indicated there is a strong possibility that Pope Francis will travel to the North during his trip to Ireland next year - after holding a meeting with the Pontiff in the...
President Michael D Higgins and Pope Francis have urged world leaders to recognise the need for new and effective responses to global challenges.
Ryan Nugent President Michael D Higgins is due to meet with Pope Francis in Rome this morning.
Amy Molloy President Michael D Higgins will host Prince Charles and the Duchess of Cornwall at a private dinner tonight, but when he's not mingling with the Royals, he can be spotted chatting to parrots.
Sarah Slater There will be celebrations at Áras an Uachtaráin as a member of the first family is preparing to tie the knot.
Amy Molloy Irish President Michael D. Higgins was in jubilant form last night as he celebrated a last gasp winner by Galway United in the League of Ireland.
Gavin White President Michael D Higgins condemned the "horrifying revelations" of a mass grave in Tuam at an International Women's Day event at Áras an Uachtaráin.
Ryan Nugent It took off with a whirlwind trip to meet rebels in the Colombian jungle and ended dancing a Cuban jig to the voice of Liam Ó Maonlaí - dinner with Cuban President Raul Castro was lodged in between.
Ryan Nugent President Michael D Higgins welcomed the EU's human rights involvement in Cuba in a keynote address yesterday - having "skilfully and intelligently" brought up the issue with President...
Ryan Nugent Human rights and LGBT issues were top of the agenda during an historical four-hour meeting between President Michael D Higgins and Cuban leader, Raul Castro.
Ryan Nugent President Michael D Higgins has said "it is a matter for the Government" if Junior Minister David Stanton travels as planned to Cuba with him for the State visit on Wednesday.
Ryan Nugent President Michael D Higgins visited a jungle camp of the notorious Colombian Farc rebel group in the municipality of Anorí.
Ryan Nugent President Michael D Higgins was left waiting at a military base outside the city of Medellin due to heavy fog on Sunday night - as the Colombian air force made attempts to take him to visit the...
Ryan Nugent President Michael D Higgins has said border closures and “rhetoric” on issues such as climate change is concerning but would not be drawn to comment directly on Donald Trump.
Ryan Nugent President Michael D Higgins was given the red carpet treatment at Peru's Presidential Palace, as he was awarded the country's top honour - the 'Gran Collar' of the Order of the Sun.
Ryan Nugent President Michael D Higgins chose to highlight a special historical link between Ireland and Peru in his first public address in Lima, as both nations look to expand economic ties in a post-Brexit world.
Claire Murphy The Peruvian Irish Community met with President Michael D Higgins to mark the Irish centenary and 195 years of Peruvian independence.
President Michael D Higgins has called on school students to share their knowledge with people on other continents.
Claire Murphy A giant acorn structure has been selected as the winning project for a 1916-themed sculpture at the Phoenix Park.
Luke Byrne President Michael D Higgins has hailed the efforts of volunteers who help bring food to the homeless and provide them with a hot meal.
Eilis O'Hanlon It's not all bad news for President Michael D Higgins. He did receive some support from at least one other president for his simpering eulogy to dictator Fidel Castro. That was Sinn Fein president...
Eamonn Sweeney The fourth time Jose Fernandez tried to leave Cuba he heard someone falling off the boat and into the sea. He jumped into the water to rescue them and found it was his mother. Fernandez...
Darragh McManus Was President Michael D Higgins right or wrong in his eulogy to Fidel Castro? It certainly stirred up a hornet's nest on radio, and for once reaction was justified: it's a serious thing, the leader of our country making allegedly over-kind pronouncements on such a divisive figure.
Gerard O'Regan It was another time, another place, and our current President, Michael D Higgins, had much more hair than he has these days. He also had one of the poshest Clare accents around.
Eamon Delaney I was at a summer school in the North once, where a gathering of academics and historians were discussing the Republic's neutrality during World War II. There were a few trendy media people...
Ian O'Doherty Well, old age and infirmity finally did what a succession of American presidents failed to do - bring an end to Fidel Castro, the last socially acceptable despot in the Western hemisphere.
John Downing, Kevin Doyle and Niall O'Connor The decision not to send a minister to Fidel Castro's funeral signals Government dismay at President Michael D Higgins's lavish praise for the former Cuban dictator.
Cormac McQuinn President Michael D Higgins was the first to sign the book of condolences for Fidel Castro at the Cuban embassy in Dublin today.
The President has rejected claims he ignored human rights concerns in a statement marking the death of Fidel Castro.
The Irish president has led tributes to renowned novelist William Trevor, who has died aged 88.
Niamh Horan Ireland's First Lady, Sabina Higgins, has spoken about her love for her husband, saying listening to President Michael D Higgins speak is like poetry to her ears.
Philip Ryan President Michael D Higgins shared a stage with Brazilian football star Kaka at a United Nations conference on world hunger today.
Philip Ryan in New York President Michael D Higgins has intervened ahead of the forthcoming general election to warn voters against “cynicism and nihilism”.
Philip Ryan Perched behind a microphone stand in an upstairs room of Newman House on St Stephen's Green in Dublin City Centre, President Michael D Higgins addressed a gathering of UCD students.
Nicola Anderson There's only one thing worse than ploughing a lonely furrow and that's being stopped from helping out with someone else's furrow.
Louise Hogan President Michael D Higgins called for farm safety to be placed at the heart of the country's agriculture industry, as he officially launched the 84th National Ploughing Championships.
Daniel McDonnell On a busy weekend of sport, there was one game that President Michael D Higgins simply wasn't going to miss.
Ralph Riegel Thousands have paid their respects to an Easter Rising patriot who will finally be buried in his family's Cork crypt 99 years after his execution by British forces.
Ian O'Doherty It remains one of the most baffling examples of Official Ireland's complete disconnect from the real world. A talking shop filled with relics, with one or two minor luminaries thrown in.
Ciara Treacy An acclaimed artist has expressed her concern that Skellig Michael will become known as "Star Wars Island".
Philip Ryan The Cabinet will today give approval for the Marriage Equality Bill - paving the way for the first official ceremonies by the end of the year.
Ciara Treacy President Michael D Higgins has said that as a nation, we must never lose sight of the lives on which Ireland’s greatest artistic works are based.
Emma Jane Hade and Laura Larkin President Michael D Higgins has said he "recoils" from headlines that boast about a domestic recovery, when many "inequalities" continue to "pervade sections of our society".
Editorial Most decisions we make require a balance between the heart and the head, showing that one does not necessitate losing control of the other.
President Michael D Higgins has said the United Nations and European Union have failed tens of thousands of refugees and migrants dying and risking death for a new life.
Emma Jane Hade A San Francisco priest who helped the family and friends of the Berkeley tragedy is to be honoured by President Michael D Higgins and the Irish Government.
Emma Jane Hade President Michael D Higgins may have signed the marriage equality bill into law, but it could be after Christmas before we see the first same-sex marriages take place.
Deirdre Conroy President Michael D Higgins told the international conference on climate change recently that it would take “moral courage to swim against the tide to change our models of economics and...
Philip Ryan President Michael D Higgins defused a potential diplomatic spat with Israel by organising a last-minute meeting with the country's ambassador to Ireland before his tenure ended yesterday.
Philip Ryan PRESIDENT Michael D Higgins has defused a potential diplomatic spat with Israel by meeting the country’s ambassador to Ireland this afternoon.
Philip Ryan President Michael D Higgins has become embroiled in an embarrassing diplomatic gaffe with the Israeli Embassy over claims that his office failed to organise a farewell meeting for the country's departing ambassador, the Irish Independent can reveal.
Greg Harkin The annual Fleadh Cheoil na hÉireann, Ireland's biggest traditional Irish music festival, kicked off last night after President Michael D Higgins told revellers it was now an inclusive celebration of Irishness.
The harrowing loss of life continues in the Mediterranean and we can no longer avert our eyes to the unfolding of a human disaster.
President Michael D Higgins has described Europe's delayed response to the Mediterranean migrant crisis as "grossly inadequate" and "shameful".
Up to 400,000 people, including 6,000 musicians from 25 countries around the world, will arrive in Sligo this weekend for the annual Fleadh Cheoil na hÉireann.
Mary Fitzgerald Another week, another tragic reminder of the quickening refugee crisis on Europe's shores. An estimated 200 people are believed to have perished after a fishing boat said to be carrying 600...
Jane O'Faherty President Michael D Higgins has called Europe’s delayed response to the Mediterranean migrant crisis “grossly inadequate” and “shameful”.
Philip Ryan The war over ownership of the 1916 Easter Rising centenary celebrations has kicked off, with the Government and Sinn Fein hosting near-identical events to commemorate the 100th...
Philip Ryan and Ed Carty THE State’s centenary celebrations of 1916 Easter Rising officially began today with the commemoration of the 100th anniversary of Fenian leader Jeremiah O'Donovan Rossa’s funeral.
The first of more than 40 events to mark the Easter Rising has taken place with the commemoration 100 years to the day of the funeral of revolutionary Jeremiah O'Donovan Rossa.
Caroline Crawford They spent their lives on the sidelines cheering on their hubbies, but Ballybrit was all about the wags yesterday.
Daniel McDonald The official State commemoration of the centenary of the burial of Jeremiah O'Donovan Rossa in Glasnevin cemetery today is the culmination of a week of events marking his life.
Mary Kenny We all applaud when President Michael D Higgins (like former President Mary Robinson) alerts the world to the dangers of climate change, don't we?
Caroline Crawford Tributes were paid to legendary commentator Sir Peter O'Sullevan by the greats of the racing world at the Galway Races.
Caroline Crawford President Michael D Higgins may be a Galway regular, but since taking the top office in the land he's keeping mum on his wilder days at the track.
Last week, a major junior team competition took place in Johnstown House Hotel near Enfield. It was opened by President Michael D Higgins, who is patron of the Irish Chess Union (ICU). Teams from England, Scotland, Ireland and Wales competed in four tournaments.
Today, for the first time ever, a diverse group of our country's Islamic leaders have called for Irish Muslims to come together and march against the ideology and actions of the terrorist group known as Isil.
Ed Carty President Michael D Higgins has urged people to reach out to those at risk of being sucked into radicalisation and extremism.
Ed Carty Irish President Michael D Higgins has urged people to reach out to those at risk of being sucked into radicalisation and extremism.
President Michael D Higgins has urged people to reach out to those at risk of being sucked into radicalisation and extremism.
John Downing President Michael D Higgins has warned there must be a total end to denying the existence of climate change.
Paul Melia PRESIDENT Michael D Higgins has warned that this may be the last generation with the ability to respond to and tackle climate change.
President Michael D Higgins has called on people to reject climate change deniers.
Mary Kenny Halfway through the term of office of an Irish President, speculation arises as to who might be the next candidate as head of State. And thus has the name of the broadcaster Miriam O'Callaghan been suggested as a possible successor to President Higgins. Miriam herself will neither confirm nor deny, but it's been a topic of discussion...
Colm Kelpie The Low Pay Commission Bill has passed all stages in the Houses of the Oireachtas and is now being sent to President Michael D Higgins for his signature.
Mark O'Regan Over 1,200 people gathered in the quadrangle of the Royal Hospital Kilmainham in Dublin to remember all Irish men and women who died in past wars, or with the United Nations.
Mark O'Regan "They gave their tomorrows for our todays."
Paddy Clancy Orange Order members were urged yesterday to respect the right of the Republic to celebrate 1916 next year.
Kirsty Blake Knox RTÉ have said they will address any potential "conflict of interests" regarding Miriam O'Callaghan's rumoured presidential ambitions closer to the end of Michael D Higgins Presidential term.
John Downing RTÉ bosses are coming under mounting pressure to clarify their position on intensifying speculation around Miriam O'Callaghan having ambitions to run for the Presidency.
Mark O'Regan The plight of countless refugees and asylum seekers - many of whom have died crossing the Mediterranean - highlights one of the major challenges now facing developed countries, President Michael D...
Adam Cullen President Michael D Higgins has led the tributes to former RTÉ broadcaster Liam Ó Murchú, who has died aged 86.
Independent.ie Newsdesk President Michael D Higgins has joined friends and classmates of the Berkeley tragedy victims for a memorial service in University College Dublin today.
Greg Harkin President Michael D Higgins led messages of sympathy and condolences to the families of the dead and injured in the Berkeley tragedy.
Independent.ie Newsdesk President Michael D Higgins was out in force to put Ireland's green pastures back on the European map.
Eilish O'Regan Growing numbers of Irish people are living to be 100 years of age - but women are outpacing men when it comes to reaching the magnificent milestone.
Daniel McConnell Two key advisers of President Michael D Higgins have resigned from their posts at áras an Uachtaráin.
Shane O’Riordan A new habitat added to Dublin Zoo is set to see visitor numbers soar this summer.
John Downing President Michael D Higgins should stand for a second term of office, former Labour leader Eamon Gilmore has said.
Emma Jane Hade The dark veil of grey clouds that loomed over Bloom in the Phoenix Park unleashed its heavy load as the food and floral extravaganza drew to a close after attracting more than 94,000 visitors.
Caroline Crawford IRISH women are being urged to start the conversation on suicide by supporting Console's national awareness campaign.
Pat O'Kelly The 10th triennial Dublin International Piano Competition draws 63 young people from around the globe to its initial rounds at the RDS.
Kirsty Blake Knox They say you reap what you sow. And that's certainly the case for the pupils of Our Lady of Good Counsel National School in Drimnagh, Dublin.
Sam Griffin and Mark O'Regan Ireland needs to do more to curb climate change before it is too late, the UN secretary general Ban Ki Moon has warned.
Kirsty Blake Knox Just hours before his death, broadcaster Bill O'Herlihy or 'Billo' sauntered up the red carpet at the annual Irish Film and Television Academy Awards.
Ronald Quinlan With unemployment on the way down and the sale of luxury cars on the way up, one could be forgiven for thinking we were well along our way on the road to recovery.
Kevin Doyle By listening to its young Irish, their stories and ideas, and by involving them, Ireland has "the potential to transform our society in a profound and exciting way".
Independent.ie Newsdesk Britain's Prince Charles said the Good Friday Peace Agreement has helped transform the political and security landscapes across Ireland and the UK.
Lise Hand After a day of touring a theatre, a school, a university and the thoroughly fascinating topography of the Burren, Prince Charles and Camilla found themselves in the familiar surrounds of a castle last...
Kirsty Blake Knox Broadcaster Derek Davis (67) was remembered as a "fantastic father, friend, husband, broadcaster and angler" at his funeral in Dublin today.
Independent.ie Newsdesk 'Faithful to the past, building for the future' was the motto chosen for the five-year multi-million euro restoration of the fire-stricken St Mel's Cathedral in Longford which has marked its formal rededication, writes Sarah Mac Donald.
Nicola Anderson A devastated Thelma Mansfield has paid an emotional tribute to her fellow 'Live at Three' host Derek Davis, describing him as "a consummate professional" and a "dear, dear friend".
John Downing Try though you might, it's hard to ignore Michael D. That high-pitched voice, with the accent sounding 'posh' and 'country' at the same time, have made him an impressionist's dream, and helped...
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