Michael D Higgins

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The Bill increases the notice landlords must give tenants to vacate a property. File photograph: Bryan O’Brien

The Bill legislating for new rules around short-term property lettings has passed in the Seanad and will come into law on July 1st. The Government wi(...)

Julia O’Reilly: wants one of Longford municipal district’s seven seats on May 24th. Photograph: Shelley Corcoran

Next week’s local and European elections may well throw up the odd surprise, perhaps none more so than in Co Longford where a young woman is bidding t(...)

Mount Sackville Secondary School student Lauren Doyle (16), the  overall winner of the Irish Young Philosopher Awards,   with President Michael D Higgins and Sabina Higgins at UCD’s O’Reilly Hall. Photograph: Conor Healy/Picture It Photography

Ireland needs to guard against a reengineering of the education system under the assumption that “we exist to be made useful”, President Michael D Hig(...)

Ballyhaunis Three: Seán Tighe, Bernie Waldron and John Devaney in New York. Photograph: @CBones705/Twitter

It’s a social-media tale of our times, and one that cheerfully fulfils the cliche that all 147 people in Ireland know each other. Around 5pm on Sunda(...)

One in Four executive director Maeve Lewis described the exhibition as both compelling and disturbing. Photograph: Alan Betson

An exhibition by survivors of childhood sex abuse has been curated to mark 10 years since the Ryan Report. The report investigated abuse in institut(...)

An image of the planned North Quays redevelopment in Waterford city. Picture: Waterford City and Council Council

I’m standing on a bridge in Waterford overlooking the river Suir with Rob Cass, a Dungarvan-born representative of the Saudi Fawaz Alhokair Group. We’(...)

Sally O’Neill ‘brought us to the rubbish dumps in San Salvador at 6am in the morning where the bodies of those murdered were dumped’, President Higgins recalled at the service. Photograph: Frank Miller

Trócaire aid worker Sally O’Neill was described as a “remarkable worker for justice” by President Michael D Higgins, at a memorial Mass in Maynooth, C(...)

President Michael D Higgins hosts an event at Áras an Uachtaráin on Friday for the Christine Buckley Centre, an organisation set up to assist the victims of clerical and institutional abuse. Photograph: Dave Meehan for the Irish Times

Society and those who “stayed silent” also bear responsibility for what took place in industrial schools and other historic institutions, President Mi(...)

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(...)

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