Michael D Higgins

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Pawel Strzelecki: At the scheme’s height, 200,000 children benefitted. They were fed an eastern European staple, rye bread

By an extraordinary coincidence on Wednesday night, I found myself invited to two separate events, both involving exhibitions, both about the Great Fa(...)

President Michael D Higgins said the future of the EU needs a “vibrant political debate” as to the best path forward.

President Michael D Higgins has warned of “negative social forces” sowing uncertainty across the Continent, and called on voters in the European elect(...)

 Grace and Mathew Drysdale, great great grandchildren of executed 1916 leader Thomas MacDonagh, at  the State commemoration  at Arbour Hill, Dublin. Photograph: Dara Mac Dónaill

The use of private enterprise to solve the issues facing Irish society “does not sit easily” with a Republic trying to offer equal rights to all citiz(...)

Development that has led to loss of habitat, climate change, overfishing, pollution and invasive species is causing a biodiversity crisis, scientists say in a new United Nations science report released on Monday. Photograph: Michael Probst/AP

‘If we were coal miners,” President Michael D Higgins told Ireland’s first National Biodiversity Conference last February, “we would be up to our knee(...)

Junior Cert students from Temple Carrig School in  Greystones, Co Wicklow, get  a nice surprise  before getting their results  last year. Photograph: Nick Bradshaw

Late last year Minister for Education Joe McHugh requested a review of the optional nature of history in the junior cycle. It was against a backgroun(...)

President Michael D Higgins chats with singer Jack L at the unveiling of a plaque for Leonard Cohen in Athy. Photograph: Laura Hutton

Songwriter and musician Leonard Cohen worked with the Athy writer John McKenna on a requiem, Between Your Love and Mine, signing off on the final draf(...)

Minister for Education Joe McHugh declined to say whether he will follow the NCCA’s advice when he is given it. Photograph: Alan Betson

Official advice to the Minister for Education on whether history should be compulsory for junior cycle students has been delayed until next month. Th(...)

Gabriel Makhlouf is a former top UK civil servant.

The top official in New Zealand’s treasury department, Gabriel Makhlouf, has been selected as the 12th governor of the Central Bank of Ireland, making(...)

Students sitting the Junior Certificate. File photo. Photograph: Eric Luke

Minister for Education Joe McHugh is set to be told by the State’s curriculum advisers that making history compulsory for junior-cycle students could (...)

Archbishop Diarmuid Martin looks on as President Michael D Higgins signs a book of condolence for victims of the Sri Lanka bombings in the Pro-Cathedral. Photograph:  John McElroy

A Mass for victims of last week’s bombings in Sri Lanka heard of the risk of “increased militarisation” in the country and of a “destructive narrative(...)

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