Dublin Castle provided a dramatic backdrop to the nighttime inauguration ceremony.
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 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
Michael D Higgins has officially been inaugurated as the President of Ireland for the second time.
The inauguration of Michael D Higgins as President of Ireland took place this evening at St. Patrick's Hall in Dublin Castle.
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