Michael D Higgins

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Taoiseach Leo Varadkar announces a tightening of restrictions on the movements of people, to try and curb the spread of  Covid-19. Photograph: Crispin Rodwell

People have been told to stay at home in virtually all circumstances and all public and private gatherings have been banned for two weeks as part of t(...)

President Michael D Higgins described the pandemic as the ‘globalisation of vulnerability’. File photograph.

President Michael D Higgins has suggested that “everything will change” as a result of the coronavirus pandemic. He said the connections between eco(...)

The LÉ Samuel Beckett berthed on Sir John Rogerson’s Quay in Dublin. Photograph: Brian Lawless/PA Wire

An Irish naval vessel is being transformed into a coronavirus testing centre. The LÉ Samuel Beckett is berthed at Sir John Rogerson’s Quay on the Lif(...)

A member of the National Ambulance Service with members of the defence forces on Sir John Rogerson’s Quay in Dublin. Defence forces tents have been set up as a testing centre for Covid-19. Photograph: Brian Lawless/PA Wire

The number of confirmed coronavirus patients in the Republic has risen to 785 after 102 newly discovered cases were confirmed on Saturday evening. Th(...)

Members of the naval service outside the 3Arena in Dublin on Friday. Photograph: Brian Lawless/PA Wire

The Government is considering a proposal under which it could pay up to three-quarters of the wages of thousands of staff who have been laid off as a (...)

Michael D Higgins: ‘We must commit to working in a spirit of solidarity and co-operation.’ Photograph: Maxwells

President Michael D Higgins has called on people to work “in a spirit of solidarity and co-operation” in confronting difficulties triggered by the cor(...)

Speaking to an audience at Trinity College Dublin, President Michael D Higgins said “universities are not there merely to produce students who are useful”, and he deplored the assumption that there was “magic happening in the marketplace”. Photograph: Nick Bradshaw

In the stories of Thomas the Tank Engine, the greatest compliment is to be called “very useful”. Engines have to prove their practical value on a dail(...)

A certificate dated January 8th 1937, signed by Frank Aiken, minister for defence, granting a dependents’ allowance to James Daly in respect of his son James Joseph Daly executed in India on November 2nd 1920 for his part in the Connaught Rangers Mutiny.

Relatives of those involved in the Connaught Rangers mutiny 100 years ago have been told that they will have to petition Queen Elizabeth II to have th(...)

Fianna Fáil leader Micheál Martin at Leinster House on Kildare Street, Dublin. File photograph: Gareth Chaney/Collins

In public and in private, senior Fianna Fáil figures are urging Fine Gael to shed its reticence and enter detailed coalition discussions with their pa(...)

All presidents are entitled to an annual presidential allowance of €317,000 per calendar year. File photograph: Frank Miller/	The Irish Times

President Michael D Higgins spent more than €300,000 of his annual allowance on entertaining guests in the 14 months to December 2019 but came in unde(...)

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