Thursday 18th December 2014
Generation Emigration

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President’s visit to the UK strenthened ties between countries The recent visit of President Michael D Higgins to Liverpool and Manchester is a reminder both of long-established Irish communities in the north-west of England, and of growing numbers of new settlers, writes Declan McSweeney.
Awards salute ‘sacrifice’ of diaspora The first annual Presidential Distinguished Service Award for the Irish Abroad, while a bit of a mouthful, was an uplifting event held yesterday in Áras an Uachtaráin, celebrating the very best of the Irish diaspora, writes Róisín Ingle.
Getting to the heart of the young Irish An initiative, launched by President Michael D Higgins, aims to harness the potential of a new generation by offering them a platform to help chart a new direction and vision for the country, writes Carl O'Brien
Christmas message from President Michael D. Higgins President Michael D.Higgins extends his Christmas wishes to "everyone here in Ireland, and to our extended global family across the world".