President Michael D Higgins led Ireland's 100-year Armistice commemoration -paying tribute to the 200,000 Irish soldiers who fought in World War I, and calling for renewed
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 has pledged to be a president for all the Irish people as he was sworn in to lead the nation for a second term.
Words matter - that's what Michael D Higgins said on the night of his re-election.
Michael D Higgins touched on an extensive array of themes including tackling poverty and confronting hate.
Michael D Higgins was elected on October 26, with 822,566 votes - 56% of the vote - the biggest personal mandate in Irish history
The ceremony reflected many of Michael D Higgin’s passions, including poetry, music, the Irish language and a diverse range of voices.
Mr Higgins won his second term as President of Ireland in October with 56% of the vote.
Irish premier Leo Varadkar thanked Mr Higgins for his service.
‘Anti-intellectualism’ is ‘weapon of anti-democratic forces’, dignitaries at Dublin Castle told
The Irish President-elect attended the Armistice Day centenary commemorations at Dublin’s Glasnevin Cemetery on Sunday.
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