Michael D Higgins

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 President Higgins  meets  Guido Nasi from Italy, who was attacked on holiday in Ireland 20 years ago. Photograph:  Tony Maxwell

Twenty years after an attack in Dublin left him severely disabled and in a wheelchair, Guido Nasi arrived at Áras an Uachtaráin to be welcomed as the (...)

Guido Nasi with his mother Simonetta on the Late Late Show.

The mother of an Italian student who was attacked in Dublin’s Fairview Park 20 years ago this July and left with catastrophic and life changing brain (...)

Seán Bán Breathnach: “I was lucky,” he declares more than once

“Oh, another thing I shouldn’t have done: I lay on a bed of nails,” Seán Bán Breathnach (SBB) confesses, alluding to the time when, for the gaiety of (...)

President Michael D Higgins launches the Jean Monnet Centre of Excellence at UCD, with his wife Sabina, Prof Colin Scott and Dr Aidan Regan. Photograph: Dave Meehan

President Michael D Higgins has called for changes in the European institutions in a speech in which he also said the “narrow version of an economic u(...)

A file image of  two Northern fishing boats seized by the Naval Service for fishing in an exclusion zone off the State’s coast. File photograph: Niall Carson/PA

Lawyers for fishermen who won a Supreme Court case over access by Northern Ireland vessels to Irish waters have written to President Michael D Higgins(...)

Sunlight illuminating the Cairn T Neolithic burial chamber at Loughcrew. Photograph: Alan Betson

Five thousand years before television, our ancestors used to pass their nights by watching the sky. They didn’t just dance with the stars, they studie(...)

Schools across Ireland are being encouraged to sow Lumper potatoes this spring to commemorate the Irish Famine.

Schools across Ireland are being encouraged to sow Lumper potatoes this spring as a way of commemorating those who died during the Famine of the 1840s(...)

 Over 3,000 people took part in the St Patrick’s Day parade in Dublin. Photograph: Dara Mac Dónaill

The sun was the biggest star at Dublin’s St Patrick’s Day parade due to its unexpected appearance. Forecasters had threatened parade-goers with rain (...)

President Higgins and his wife Sabina sign a book of condolence at the Pro Cathedral for victims of the New Zealand shootings. Photograph: Dara MacDonaill

President Michael D Higgins attended a service for the victims of the recent New Zealand terror shooting, in Dublin city centre on Sunday morning. Th(...)

Shaykh Dr Umar Al-Qadri, chair of the Irish Muslim Peace and Integration Council, said Irish politicians and media  ignored Islamophobic rhetoric  when espoused by online activists, and this was “hugely problematic”. File photograph: Alan Betson

A leading Muslim cleric has called for legislation banning commentary that “dehumanises” his community or appears to justify the murder of Muslims. (...)

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