Michael D Higgins

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Helen McEntee, Eamon Mallie, Noel Murphy, Leo Varadkar, Katherine Zappone and Declan McGrath pose in front of Murphy’s portrait of all the women members of the Oireachtas.

Straight after Taoiseach’s Questions on Tuesday, Leo Varadkar rushed from the Dáil chamber and down the main staircase for a photocall in front of one(...)

As the incumbent, President Michael D. Higgins can nominate himself for a second term. Photograph: Toms Kalnins/EPA

President Michael D Higgins has informed senior Government figures he is to seek a second term in office. The Government has provisionally set a date(...)

 Sabina Higgins congratulates President Michael D Higgins after his conferral with an honorary doctorate at Vytautas Magnus University, Vilnius, Lithuania, by chairman of the university senate, Professor Zigmas Lydeka. Photograph: Maxwell’s

Europe must embrace social and economic reforms to restore confidence among citizens, President Michael D Higgins has said. Speaking to business lead(...)

The market model of higher education was criticised by President Michael D Higgins recently. Photo: iStock

In a remarkable speech delivered recently, as he joined academics and historians at the launch of the Cambridge History of Ireland, President Michael (...)

President Michael D Higgins meets his Lithuanian counterpart  Dalia Grybauskaite during his two day visit to Lithuania. Photograph: Maxwells.

The European Union must find a solution to keep an open Border on the island of Ireland as people should not be separated in peaceful times, Lithuania(...)

President Michael D Higgins and his wife Sabina Higgins at the National Library in Riga during the President’s State visit to Latvia. Photograph: Maxwells

President Michael D Higgins has called for the European Union’s smaller states to make their voices heard and take a leading role in deciding the futu(...)

Floral tribute to Savita Halappanavar at the George Bernard Shaw pub in Dublin. Photograph: Cyril Byrne/The Irish Times

The group behind some of the most recognisable street art in Dublin have released a video documentary calling on the city council to radically change (...)

Sinn Féin deputy Dáil leader Pearse Doherty; Louise O’Reilly; leader in Northern Ireland Michelle O’Neill; and president Mary Lou McDonald urging a Yes vote in the abortion referendum. Photograph: Leah Farrell/RollingNews.ie

Sinn Féin faces into its first ardfheis with Mary Lou McDonald as leader in bullish form. The transition from Gerry Adams to McDonald has gone well, (...)

The Government may not be able to introduce legislation to regulate the termination of pregnancy until the autumn, Minister for Health Simon Harris has said. Photograph: Aidan Crawley

The Government may not be able to introduce legislation to regulate the termination of pregnancy until the autumn, Minister for Health Simon Harris ha(...)

Commissioned artwork will  “commemorate 100 years of parliamentary democracy from the first Dáil Éireann”. Photograph: Alan Betson/ The Irish Times

The Oireachtas is to commission two pieces of artwork to mark 100 years of Dáil Éireann – at a cost of at least €64,000. It is proposed the paintings(...)

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