Michael D Higgins

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President Michael D Higgins  visit the Cipriot village of Lefkara, famous for  its lace and silver handicrafts.   Photograph: Maxwell

“Small islands” such as Ireland and Cyprus “are inherently vulnerable” to the “forces of nature” as well as “the ravages of expansionist and acquisiti(...)

Cypriot president Nicos Anastasiades. Photograph: Andrew Caballero-Reynolds/Bloomberg

President of Cyprus Nicos Anastasiades has said the country will reject any decision on Brexit that might upset the Belfast Agreement and endanger the(...)

President Michael D Higgins addresses a press conference at the Arraiolos group meeting of heads of states in  Athens on Friday. Photograph: Kostas Tsironis/EPA

President Michael D Higgins has urged Turkey “to seek an alternative negotiated approach, one that avoids military intervention and its resulting huma(...)

President Michael D Higgins and Sabina Higgins on the first day of their visit to Greece in the city of Athens at the Stoa of Attalos. Photograph: Maxwell’s

President Michael D Higgins has said society will be “judged by future generations as to whether we averted our gaze from the vulnerabilities of our p(...)

Ulick O’Connor. Photograph: Eric Luke

The funeral of writer, poet and historian Ulick O’Connor will take place in south Dublin on Friday. Mr O’Connor died on Monday, aged 90. His funeral (...)

Ray McSharry: the Fianna Fáil grandee was treated to a surprise This Is Your Life party featuring familiar faces of the party down the years.    Photograph: Eric Luke/The Irish Times

The great, the good and the ghosts of Fianna Fáil past gathered in Sligo at the weekend to pay homage to party grandee Ray MacSharry. The former tána(...)

Families of the victims of the Birmingham pub bombings with Tánaiste Simon Coveney. Photograph: Dave Meehan/The Irish Times

Relatives of those killed in the 1974 Birmingham pub bombings, who have formed the Justice For The 21 group, were in Ireland to ask the Irish Governme(...)

A move to make history mandatory , say some at the coalface, threatens to undo much of the philosophy behind Junior Cycle  reforms. Photo: iStock

Minister for Education Joe McHugh’s decision to give history “special status” on the Junior Cycle curriculum will be cheered by those who feared the s(...)

Hundreds of people have attended the funeral in Dublin of an Irish man Joseph Tuohy. Photograph Nick Bradshaw/ The Irish Times

Joseph Tuohy was “forgotten in life and remembered in death”, mourners heard at the funeral of the man who died alone at the age of 83 in London last (...)

President Michael D Higgins addresses the general debate of the 74th session of the General Assembly of the United Nations at UN headquarters in New York. Photograph: Michael Nagle/EPA

President Michael D Higgins has warned that the United Nations and its agencies are under attack, as he defended the principle of multilateralism in a(...)

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