Michael D Higgins

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Jim Clerkin joined Co-operatoin Ireland when still working in Ireland in 1994 and founded a chapter on the US west coast in San Francisco three years later. Photograph:  Michael Kovac/Getty Images for Moet and Chandon

Jim Clerkin wants to put an organisation he heads out of business. The chief executive of Moët Hennessy North America chairs Co-operation Ireland US, (...)

John Connors, who received the Ifta for the best lead actor in a film for 'Cardboard Gangsters' at the Irish Film and Television Awards 2018 at the Mansion House in Dublin. Photograph: Kyran O’Brien

Frank Berry’s Michael Inside, a searing drama of crime and punishment, has won best film at the 15th Irish Film and Television Awards. The picture pr(...)

John Robb pictured in the Dáil on February 14th, 1985. Photograph: Jack McManus/The Irish Times

President Michael D Higgins has paid tribute to John Robb, a former Irish senator and surgeon from Ballymoney, Co Antrim, who died on Tuesday. Mr Rob(...)

 Italian president Sergio Mattarella with children from Whitecross national school, Julianstown, Co Meath,  at Áras an Uachtaráin, on Monday afternoon. Photograph:  Colin Keegan, Collins Dublin

Stronger cultural bonds will allow EU member states “move towards a common European future”, Italian president Sergio Mattarella said during a two-day(...)

President Higgins said people are now standing ‘at a highly critical juncture in world history’. Photograph: Brian Lawless/PA Wire

The depopulation of rural Ireland, “which is proceeding at a galloping pace”, and the continuing violence in our cities, should concern us all, Presid(...)

A deal to acquire Goodbody would provide the Chinese with a European Union-regulated entity. Photograph: Dara Mac Dónaill

Goodbody Stockbrokers’ managing director moved on Monday to reassure his 310 staff that there would be no job cuts or strategy change after it emerged(...)

Eleanor Roosevelt holds up a copy of the Universal Declaration of Human Rights (1948). Photograph: Fotosearch/Getty Images

The language of rights has become the dominant way of communicating moral claims. The French Declaration of the Rights of Man and Citizen (1798) conce(...)

President Michael D Higgins: He has not yet indicated if he intends to contest a second term. Photograph:  Brian Lawless

A comfortable majority of voters wants President Michael D Higgins to serve a second term, the latest Irish Times/Ipsos MRBI poll has found, though su(...)

President Michael D Higgins and his wife Sabina greet Kutloano Pheko, charge d’affaire for the Embassy of Lesotho, and his children Riaz and Lumka at Áras an Uachtaráin. Photograph: Alan Betson

President Michael D Higgins has said he and all Irish people look forward to welcoming Pope Francis to Ireland this August. “This past year was yet a(...)

The coffin of Cranberries singer Dolores O’Riordan being  removed from St Joseph’s Church, Limerick, on Sunday evening ahead of reposing   in Ballyneety on Monday evening. Photograph: Niall Carson/PA

President Michael D Higgins led tributes to Dolores O’Riordan at the singer’s removal service in Co Limerick on Monday night. Hundreds of people arri(...)

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