Michael D Higgins

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Taoiseach Leo Varadkar greets US president Donald Trump and his wife, Melania, at Shannon Airport. Photograph: Arthur Ellis

Donald and Melania Trump departed Shannon Airport on Friday afternoon bringing to a close the first visit to Ireland by the 45th president of the Unit(...)

Up to €400 million was invested in Rotterdam port last year by authorities to make it Brexit ready. Photograph: Frank van Beek/AFP/Getty Images

A few years ago, King Willem-Alexander of the Netherlands, who occasionally used to moonlight for fun as a pilot for the Dutch airline KLM, bumped int(...)

US president Donald Trump and first lady Melania departing from Southampton Airport for Shannon. Photograph: Carlos Barria/Reuters

For the most part, the Taoiseach’s face remained frozen in a polite smile. Leo Varadkar was a study in statesmanlike serenity, face tilted attentivel(...)

President Michael D Higgins with Michael Holohan from the Forget-Me-Nots choir who was at  Áras an Uachtaráin in 1939 as a six-year-old boy.

A small boy, who attended the first garden party held in Áras an Uachtaráin by Ireland’s first president, Douglas Hyde, has, 80 years later, returned (...)

Green Party leader Eamon Ryan has defended President Michael D Higgins’ comments on Donald Trump’s attitude to climate change. Photograph: Gareth Chaney/Collins

Green party leader Eamon Ryan has defended President Michael D Higgins’ comments on Donald Trump’s attitude to climate change. President Higgins on T(...)

President Michael D Higgins speaking at EPSU trade union congress in the RDS, Dublin. Photograph: Jack Power

President Michael D Higgins has criticised his US counterpart Donald Trump’s policy on climate change as “regressive and pernicious” on the eve of his(...)

 Labour Party leader  Jeremy Corbyn is welcomed to  Áras an Uachtaráin in Dublin by  President Michael D Higgins.

British Labour leader Jeremy Corbyn is meeting Taoiseach Leo Varadkar on Thursday morning for discussions about Brexit as part of a low-key visit to D(...)

Friends of murdered journalist Lyra McKee begin a three-day peace walk from Belfast to Derry. Photograph: Rebecca Black/PA Wire

Friends of Lyra McKee have started a three-day peace walk from Belfast to Derry, almost six weeks after the journalist was murdered while watching cla(...)

President Michael D Higgins and Sabina Higgins have cast their vote this morning at St Mary’s in the Phoenix Park. Photograph: Nick Bradshaw

The polls have closed in the local and European elections and in the referendum on divorce. More than 6,500 polling stations across the country opene(...)

To celebrate UN International Biodiversity Day, the Lord Mayor, Nial Ring and the Director of Eco-Unesco, Elaine Nevin, joined the students of St. Joseph’s and St. Mary’s to launch Nature in the Park, a new self-guided handbook for primary school teachers to facilitate the use of local parks in Dublin city as outdoor classrooms.  Photograph: Chris Bellew/Fennell Photography

A handbook for primary school teachers to facilitate the use of local parks in Dublin city as outdoor classrooms has been published to celebrate UN In(...)

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