Michael D Higgins

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The spending report:  ‘The Presidency in review, 2011-2018,’  said an unspent portion of the €317,000 annual  allowance  - a cumulative €238,443 -  will be returned to the exchequer. Photograph: PA

Áras an Uachtaráin has published a breakdown of how an annual €317,000 allowance to President Michael D Higgins has been spent since he first took off(...)

 Taoiseach Leo Varadkar said the rollout of abortion services was not a case of ‘just flicking a switch’. Photograph: Collins

Abortion services will be rolled out on a phased basis from January 1st and terminations of pregnancy will not immediately be available in every hospi(...)

President Michael D Higgins: “The danger is not only the direct political power they wield, but in the poisonous influence that they now exert on those who, for reasons of short-term political gain and in the name of a false consensus, would seek to concede their demands.”   He was speaking on December 10th. Photo: Tom Honan for The Irish Times

President Michael D Higgins has said creating a “popular culture of human rights” has never been more urgent than it is today. Mr Higgins said the f(...)

A protest outside the Dáil demanding the right to free and safe legal abortion. Photograph: James Forde

A large number of amendments have been submitted for the Seanad debate on abortion legislation that begins today, threatening Government plans to have(...)

Leo Hallissey and Clare O’Toole: “We have created a place associated with kindness and creative, and beauty and welcome.” Photograph: Aoife Herriott

“He sits at the back of the room. He lurks around the edge of the gathering. He’s down the corridors somewhere, doing something. He’s a nice country f(...)

Charlie Haughey gets ready to recreate that Duran Duran video. Photograph: Don MacMonagle

Poor Leo Varadkar. He can’t even have a photo-op at a pop concert without falling backwards into a bin and then walking around with a bin on his head (...)

“In the words of that great Northern Irish singer Van Morrison, it is time we all moved from the dark end of the street to the bright side of the road(...)

 President Michael D Higgins, receives the Mayor of London Sadiq Khan at Áras an Uachtaráin, Dublin. Photograph: Dara Mac Dónaill

The UK could “sleep-walk off the cliff edge” with no deal on exiting the EU if Theresa May’s plan is rejected next week and she does not call off Brex(...)

   The Surface Breaks author Louise O’Neill. Her new book   takes the darkness and misogyny of Hans Christian Andersen’s Little Mermaid and brings it to the surface

It says something about President Michael D Higgins that he’s inspired not one but two successful picture books. Following the enormously popular The (...)

Brian O’Callaghan-Westropp. Photograph: GoFundMe

The wife of Greek fire victim, Brian O’Callaghan-Westropp told mourners she is still very angry he was stolen from her after less than four days of ma(...)

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