President expresses 'deepest concern and sympathy' for flood victims
President Michael D Higgins has praised rescue efforts following devastating flooding in County Laois.
President Michael D Higgins has praised rescue efforts following devastating flooding in County Laois.
Independent.ie NewsdeskThe award-winning comedian Danny O'Brien has been performing stand-up comedy in...
Paul MeliaPresident Michael D Higgins has warned we are overly concerned with preparing our...
Mary McDonnellPRESIDENT Michael D Higgins paid a generous visit this weekend to a...
Kim BielenbergIllustrator Peter Donnelly on his children's book, 'The President's Glasses' - featuring...
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.
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.
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...
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.
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.
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.
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.
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 An acclaimed artist has expressed her concern that Skellig Michael will become known as "Star Wars Island".
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.
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...
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.
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.
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 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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Independent.ie Newsdesk President Michael D Higgins was out in force to put Ireland's green pastures back on the European map.
Greg Harkin President Michael D Higgins led messages of sympathy and condolences to the families of the dead and injured in the Berkeley tragedy.
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.
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.
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.
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".
Ulick O'Connor This year is the 100th anniversary of the Gallipoli landings during the First World War. Last month our President, Michael D Higgins, laid a wreath in honour of Irish soldiers who died there.
John meagher The election may be three-and-a-half years away but speculation is growing about just who will be in the frame to succeed Michael D Higgins at Áras an Uachtaráin.
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...
Kim Bielenberg Exactly half way through his term of office, President Michael D Higgins shows no sign of flagging in his enthusiasm and energy. There is still a sparkle in the eyes as he meets members of the Polish community in the State drawing room of the Áras on a Tuesday afternoon, with tea and miniature scones topped off by...
Ralph Riegel President Michael D Higgins urged the world never to forget the terrible lessons of the RMS Lusitania tragedy in World War I and to cherish peace while supporting diplomacy.
Ralph Riegel A CUNARD cruise line commodore today vowed that the loss of the RMS Lusitania with 1,198 passengers and crew will never be forgotten.
Breda Heffernan It had all the solemnity of previous commemorations but some of the relatives of the Easter Rising leaders believe their role in the annual 1916 Leaders Commemoration Ceremony has been "diluted".
Mark O'Regan They have been the forgotten victims of the 1916 Rising - and the memory of 40 children who died lay dormant for close to a century.
Eoghan Harris Last week, we had a lot of talk about two centenaries. Micheal Martin talked about 1916 at the Fianna Fail Ard Fheis. President Michael D Higgins talked about April 1915, Gallipoli. But the...
Louise Hogan President Michael D Higgins thanked Irish troops for carrying on the "proud tradition" of peacekeeping as he visited the 47th Infantry Group in South Lebanon.
Joe Barry The referendum on May 22 will decide if people of the same sex should be allowed marry. We are also being asked to vote on whether or not we should reduce the age barrier for people standing for President from the current 35 years down to 21 years.
Letters to the Editor There was a nice photo of President Michael D Higgins and his wife Sabina during the President's visit last week to Istanbul and Gallipoli to mark the 100th anniversary of the battle of Gallipoli on the...
Tom Rowley President Michael D Higgins yesterday took part in the centenary ANZAC commemoration at Gallipoli. The President laid a wreath in honour of the 3,000 Irishmen who fell in Gallipoli 100 years ago.
Desmond Butler in Gallipoli Families of soldiers who served in the Gallipoli campaign of World War One, along with world leaders, streamed on to the battle sites yesterday for ceremonies marking 100 years since the disastrous...
Independnet.ie newsdesk and Agencies President Michael D Higgins and Britain's Prince Charles have paid tribute to the Irish and British soldiers who died 100 years ago storming the beaches at Gallipoli.
Daniel McConnell The taxpayer has paid more than €1.4m to maintain the gardens, grounds and buildings at the home of President Michael D Higgins, it can be revealed.
Nicola Anderson There came a moment when the crowd seemed to stretch out a collective hand and grab history by the tail, alive and wriggling, and finally make sense of it all.
Gordon Deegan The Irish Embassy in China spent over €624,000 on upgrade works over the last two years, which included over €80,000 ahead of the state visit by President Michael D Higgins last December.
David Kearns President Michael D Higgins is to pardon a Tipperary man hanged for a murder in 1941.
Daniel McConnell Group Political Correspondent PRESIDENT Michael D Higgins has said homelessness is the starkest sign of Ireland’s inequality today.
Kirsty Blake Knox President Michael D Higgins and Adi Roche praised the "inspirational humanitarianism" of three students at a special reception in Áras an Uachtaráin yesterday.
Emma Jane Hade The Girls in Green have shown the men how it's done in style, after they also won the Six Nations championship by annihilating their Scottish opponents in a thrilling finale.
The Thomas Francis Meagher Foundation Awards and Scholarship Programme was announced in Waterford on March 12, 2015.
Barbara McCarthy Last week, President Michael D Higgins signed legislation enforcing the plan to make Ireland the first country in the EU to introduce plain cigarette packaging, 11 years after we became the first...
Independent.ie Newsdesk Hundreds of thousands of people have flooded towns and cities around Ireland as St Patrick's Day parades and festivals took place at home and abroad.
Daniel McDonnell The presence of Michael D Higgins meant this game was preceded by a presidential walk along the line to meet the teams, a rendition of the national anthem from a brass band and other ceremonial details normally associated with a cup final.
Daniel McDonnell THE presence of Michael D Higgins meant this game was preceded by a presidential walk along the line to meet the teams, a rendition of the national anthem from a brass band and other ceremonial...
Aideen Sheehan Former 'Evening Herald' editor Paul Drury was laid to rest after a packed funeral service in Rathmichael Parish Church in south Dublin yesterday.
Aoife Kelly Seamus Heaney's sonnet 'When All the Others Were Away at Mass' has been chosen as Ireland's favourite poem of the past 100 years.
Aideen Sheehan THE president Michael D Higgins and Taoiseach Enda Kenny were both represented at the funeral of former Evening Herald editor Paul Drury today.
Niall O'Connor President Michael D Higgins has signed into law the legislation introducing plain packaging on cigarette packs.
Niall O'Connor President Michael D Higgins is this evening expected to sign into law the legislation introducing plain packaging for tobacco products.
Brian Byrne PRESIDENT Michael D Higgins and his wife Sabina were among hundreds of mourners who gathered to remember The Dubliners singer Jim McCann.
Kirsty Blake Knox and Niall O'Connor President Michael D Higgins has spoken of the “great responsibility” resting on Irish men’s shoulders in the pursuit of gender equality.
Independent.ie Newsdesk International Women's Day (IWD) featured as the front page picture slot in many of the nationals this mornign as President Michael D Higgins and his wife Sabina hosted an event attended by 100 sportswomen.
Kirsty Blake Knox President Michael D Higgins has spoken of the "great responsibility" resting on Irish men's shoulders in the pursuit of gender equality.
Nicola Anderson President Michael D Higgins has led tributes to Paul Drury, one of the most influential and respected figures in Irish journalism, who passed away of cancer at the age of 57.
Fionnan Sheahan The world's biggest cigarette firm is threatening to sue the State over the new law on plain cigarette packaging.
Paul Healy A video has emerged online of imprisoned water protester Derek Byrne addressing a crowd of protesters over the phone.
Independent.ie Newsdesk President Michael D Higgins continued a 67-year-long tradition by planting a tree at Áras an Uachtaráin as part of ESB Tree Week.
Ruth Dudley Edwards The Sinn Fein rank-and-file get their chance to change their party at next weekend's Ard Fheis. If theirs was a genuinely democratic party rather than a cult, they'd be challenging the old men who've held...
Emma Jane Hade Job insecurity is one of the biggest issues citizens in Europe are facing, according to President Michael D Higgins.
Sarah Carey Eeeeuw. Tricky, Paul. Tricky. That's what I thought as I watched Paul Murphy on The Late Late Show.
Emma Jane Hade President Michael D Higgins was "very happy" to accept the invitation to become a champion of the UN's 'HeforShe' campaign, joining just nine other world leaders who will help to lead the "solidarity movement for gender equality".
Philip Ryan Socialist TD Paul Murphy has called the jailing of five anti-water charge protesters an “attack on the right to protest”.
Nicola Anderson He loves LA life and has no plans to come home any time soon - but there was a definite mist in Robbie Keane’s eye on an official visit to Aras an Uachtarain, as he noted that this was the first...
Lise Hand The Taoiseach declined extra garda protection following a recent wave of anti-water charges protests against ministers and the President.
SINN Féin deputy leader Mary Lou McDonald invited water protester Derek Byrne for a cup of tea yesterday - but only if he promised to behave.
Emer O'Kelly There's been some play made of President Michael D Higgins's prescience since he made public the text of his poem The Prophets are Weeping, because the special edition of Charlie Hebdo...
Sam Griffin THE turmoil in the Middle East and the displacement of millions of people through war and fighting has inspired President Michael D Higgins to pen his first poem since taking office.
Independent.ie Newsdesk The full text of a new poem by President Michael D Higgins has been released.
Emma Jane Hade Young people were amongst the worst affected by the economic crisis, according to President Michael D Higgins.
Graham Clifford POLITICIANS must be able to do their jobs "without fear of intimidation," according to Defence Minister Simon Coveney.
Daniel McConnell, Jim Cusack and Ronald Quinlan Security for the Taoiseach, Tanaiste and Cabinet ministers has been increased following threats against them by rogue protestors.
Ken Foy Some gardai involved in policing a controversial protest last week in Finglas in which President Michael D Higgins was ambushed have been subjected to sinister threats and abuse on social networking...
Independent.ie Newsdesk Anti-water charges protester Derek Byrne says he wants nothing to do with the politics of this country.
Sam Griffin A student at the Dublin school where Irish Water protesters targeted President Michael D Higgins with vicious abuse was sent home on the morning of the protest after making offensive comments about...
David Kearns Tanaiste Joan Burton was subjected to a stream of abuse on a visit to a school in North Dublin.
Paul Williams Gardaí had drawn up a comprehensive policing plan to coincide with President Michael D Higgins's visit to a Dublin school last week but it was rejected by senior management.
Robin Schiller and Laura Larkin The man who hurled abuse at President Michael D Higgins is continuing to claim he is a "parasite" but has apologised for calling him a "midget".
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Mark O'Regan THE majority of Irish people in their 30s are opposed to any of the British royal family attending next year's 1916 Rising centenary celebrations.
Niall O'Connor Left-wing TD Paul Murphy has been accused of "wilful ignorance" after he claimed President Michael D Higgins is a legitimate target for protest and that his office is not above politics.
David Kearns Anti-Austerity Alliance TD Paul Murphy and former minister Pat Rabitte were engaged in a war of words over last week's protest against President Higgins.
Niall O'Connor Political Correspondent Taoiseach Enda Kenny has condemned the treatment of President Michael D Higgins outside of a Dublin school this week as "deplorable".
Emma Jane Hade PRESIDENT Michael D Higgins was subjected to a stream of abuse on a visit to a school.
IT HAS hosted many of Ireland's "morality plays" over the past 40 years. It has given judgements which at least influenced, if not actually drove, some major social changes since the 1970s.
John Downing PRESIDENT Michael D Higgins has delivered a scathing criticism of international debt rating agencies, and questioned why they have been given so much power over citizens' lives.
Editorial President Michael D Higgins has said it is time for parliaments, elected by the people, to assert themselves more in defending their citizens from austerity. Cynics and naysayers may dismiss his call at the Council of Europe as empty rhetoric.
President Michael D Higgins has called on European parliaments to reclaim the power to make economic decisions.
Emile Laurac A guard of Honour was provided by the Defence Forces as new Ambassadors, including Canada's Kevin Vickers, presented their credentials to President Michael D Higgins.
Three new ambassadors to Ireland presented their credentials to President Michael D Higgins yesterday.
Elaine McCahill Impressionist Oliver Callan says he's re-thinking his sketch of President Michael D Higgins (inset) ahead of his show at the Bord Gais Energy Theatre on Friday.
The country's best and brightest designers of jewellery, millinery, pottery, clothing ,fragrances and many other crafts have made the RDS home for the next three days.
Ruth Dudley Edwards I'm grateful to the Abbot of Glenstal for introducing me to the work of impressionist Oliver Callan, who up to last week was just a vague show-business name to me. But then I read Dom Mark Patrick Hederman's distressed article about how Callan was bullying, harassing and generally slagging off our President, and rushed to...
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