An emotional evening for the President (punctuated by a late-night dash to the Áras and back)

Dublin Castle provided a dramatic backdrop to the nighttime inauguration ceremony.

I will fight rising tide of populism, vows Higgins

Divisive politics can ruin the “warmth of Irishness” and the country’s reputation, Michael D Higgins has warned.The president said at his inauguration last night that he would use his second term to keep a “positive relationship” with the UK through the challenges of Brexit. In a speech setting

Michael D Higgins pledges to be president for all people of Ireland

Michael D Higgins has pledged to be a president for all the Irish people as he was sworn in to lead the nation for a second term.

Michael D Higgins sworn in to serve second term as Irish president

The inauguration ceremony for Irish president-elect Michael D Higgins took place at Dublin Castle this evening.

President Higgins' speech seeks to define second term

Words matter - that's what Michael D Higgins said on the night of his re-election.

Michael D Higgins was elected on October 26, with 822,566 votes - 56% of the vote - the biggest personal mandate in Irish history

Dignitaries and wellwishers attend historic presidential inauguration

The ceremony reflected many of Michael D Higgin’s passions, including poetry, music, the Irish language and a diverse range of voices.

Michael D Higgins inaugurated for second term

Mr Higgins won his second term as President of Ireland in October with 56% of the vote.

President Michael D Higgins says ‘ideas matter’ as he is inaugurated for second term

‘Anti-intellectualism’ is ‘weapon of anti-democratic forces’, dignitaries at Dublin Castle told

Watch: Michael D Higgins inaugurated as President of Ireland for second time

Michael D Higgins has officially been inaugurated as the President of Ireland for the second time.

Michael D Higgins sworn in for second term as President

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