Michael D Higgins

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Elvira Ferraii had come to Ireland last month to study English.

Swiss authorities are liaising with the family of Elvira Ferraii, who died when the caravan in which she was staying was overturned and swept towards (...)

President Michael D Higgins at the  National Ploughing Championship in Tullamore, Co Offaly. Photograph: Liam McBurney/PA

Fianna Fáil leader Micheál Martin has clashed with a powerful Dáil committee chaired by a party colleague over its decision to examine the costs of th(...)

A man looks at debris at the scene in Claddaghduff, near Clifden in Co Galway where a woman died after her caravan was blown off a cliff in Storm Ali which has brought gusts of 91mph. Photograph:  Niall Carson/PA

A north Connemara community has expressed shock at the death of a Swiss woman whose caravan was swept off the coast in violent storm force winds early(...)

Chairman of the Institute of Obstetricians and Gynaecologists  Dr Peter Boylan: “I think in general it’s pretty well acknowledged that there are capacity constraints in the system. There will need to be investment.” Photograph: Cyril Byrne

The operation of abortion services in the State without adequate ultrasound availability will be “fraught with risk”, an Oireachtas Health Committee w(...)

Presidential hopeful Peter Casey at City Hall in Dublin last week. Photograph: Brian Lawless/PA Wire

With businessman Peter Casey having secured a nomination to contest the presidential election, it appears likely – barring a late surge or an early dr(...)

Campaigners salute the outcome of the vote to remove the Eighth Amendment from the Constitution at the  RDS count centre in May. File photograph: Cyril Byrne/The Irish Times.

The Eighth Amendment to the Constitution has officially been repealed after President Michael D Higgins signed the Bill giving effect to the abortion (...)

President Michael D. Higgins and his wife Sabina are pictured at the  National Ploughing Championships in Screggan, Co Offaly on Tuesday. Photograph: Tom Honan/The Irish Times.

Presidential candidates have descended on the opening of the National Ploughing Championships in Co Offaly, which more than 300,000 people are expecte(...)

Peter Casey is the sixth candidate confirmed to contest  the presidential election. File photograph: Nick Bradshaw/The Irish Times.

Three people who have served as panellists on the Dragons’ Den TV series will be on the ballot paper for next month’s presidential election after busi(...)

Fianna Fáil leader Micheál Martin has stuck to his position that any talks on a successor to the confidence-and-supply deal must wait until after the budget. Photograph: Conor McCabe

Micheál Martin insists he won’t talk about it until after the October 9th budget, but it is likely to be the main topic of conversation among his TDs (...)

The President receives a commemorative silver Rory Gallagher coin commissioned by the Central Bank, above, with Rory Gallagher’s brother Dónal. Photograph: Maxwell’s

Rock musician Rory Gallagher represented the “very best aspirations of our republic”, President Michael D Higgins has said. Mr Higgins was presented(...)

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