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GAA Football & Hurling
What they said ... the weekend in quotes26 September 2016 Cork's Ciara O'Sullivan introduces her teammates to Presiden
What they said ... the weekend in quotes
GAA Football & Hurling / Posted 9 hours ago
26 September 2016 Cork's Ciara O'Sullivan introduces her teammates to President Michael D Higgins before the All-Ireland Ladies SFC final against Dublin at Croke Park. “Obviously, ladies football have to... Read more
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Belfast Telegraph
Derry dean's Dublin installation s 'bridge of peace and reconciliation'visited by St Patrick - and dates back to 1220. Among the guests at the weeken
Derry dean's Dublin installation s 'bridge of peace and reconciliation'
Belfast Telegraph / Posted 10 hours ago
visited by St Patrick - and dates back to 1220. Among the guests at the weekend installation service were Irish president Michael D Higgins, First Minister Arlene Foster and Deputy First Minister Martin McGuinness. Addressing the congregation,... Read more
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Irish Examiner
Everyone adored President Michael D Higgins on The Late Late ShowPresident Michael D Higgins appeared on The Late Late Show last night, and abso
Everyone adored President Michael D Higgins on The Late Late Show
Irish Examiner / Posted 2 days ago
President Michael D Higgins appeared on The Late Late Show last night, and absolutely charmed the nation. The President of Ireland sat down with Ryan Tubridy in the RTÉ studios, to chat about life as the State’s first citizen, his plans for the... Read more
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The Irish Times
How to be a man: Bressiefeminism and violence 2Ross O’Carroll-Kelly: ‘No one goes to lectures before C
How to be a man: Bressie
The Irish Times / Posted 2 days ago
feminism and violence 2Ross O’Carroll-Kelly: ‘No one goes to lectures before Christmas’ 5My personal presidency: Michael D Higgins talks to Fintan O’Toole 6Bernadette McAliskey: ‘I am astounded I survived. I made mad decisions’ 7After... Read more
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The Irish Times
Battle of Cable Street: when the Irish helped beat back the fascistspolitical life in his small flat on Sidney Street in the East End. Pride of pla
Battle of Cable Street: when the Irish helped beat back the fascists
The Irish Times / Posted 2 days ago
political life in his small flat on Sidney Street in the East End. Pride of place goes to a framed letter from President Michael D Higgins, congratulating him on reaching the age of 100. “I’m Irish, I’m a communist, but I’m not a Young Communist... Read more
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The Irish Times
When Ideas Matter: Speeches for an Ethical Republic review: a president’s philosophy Michael D Higgins’s uses his gift for words to powerful effect, exploring les
When Ideas Matter: Speeches for an Ethical Republic review: a president’s philosophy
The Irish Times / Posted 2 days ago
Michael D Higgins’s uses his gift for words to powerful effect, exploring lessons from the past President Michael D Higgins: his unified vision provides... Read more
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University of Pennsylvania Health System
Penn Medicine Professor Receives Distinguished Service Award for the Irish AbroadPHILADELPHIA — Garret A. FitzGerald, MD, FRS, chair of Systems Pharmacology and
Penn Medicine Professor Receives Distinguished Service Award for the Irish Abroad
University of Pennsylvania Health System / Posted 4 days ago
PHILADELPHIA — Garret A. FitzGerald, MD, FRS, chair of Systems Pharmacology and Translational Therapeutics in the Perelman School of Medicine at the University of Pennsylvania, has received a 2016 Presidential Distinguished Service Award for the... Read more
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Irish Examiner
President Michael D Higgins to appear on The Late Late Show this FridayThe President of Ireland, Michael D Higgins will join Ryan Tubridy on The Late
President Michael D Higgins to appear on The Late Late Show this Friday
Irish Examiner / Posted 4 days ago
The President of Ireland, Michael D Higgins will join Ryan Tubridy on The Late Late Show this Friday. President Higgins will join Ryan to chat about life as the State’s first citizen, his plans for the future, and, as the 1916 centenary year winds... Read more
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Irish Central
Irish presidential award for gay activists who changed St.Patrick's Day paradeBrendan Fay and Kathleen Walsh D’Arcy, the leaders of the Lavender and Green Al
Irish presidential award for gay activists who changed St.Patrick's Day parade
Irish Central / Posted 4 days ago
Brendan Fay and Kathleen Walsh D’Arcy, the leaders of the Lavender and Green Alliance and the all-inclusive St. Pat’s for All parade in Queens, have another reason to celebrate 2016: both activists who led the charge to ensure LGBT inclusion in the... Read more
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Irish Examiner
Shamrock Rovers make generous offer to Michelle Mulherin and other politiciansnot only Mulherin but all TDs and senators two free tickets to the Airtricity L
Shamrock Rovers make generous offer to Michelle Mulherin and other politicians
Irish Examiner / Posted 5 days ago
not only Mulherin but all TDs and senators two free tickets to the Airtricity League fixture. Galway United fan President Michael D Higgins was also included in the generous offer. Free tickets to all Senators for Shamrock Rovers game on Friday.... Read more
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RTE News
Ploughing championships to open in TullamorePresident Michael D Higgins will formally launch the 85th National Ploughing Ch
Ploughing championships to open in Tullamore
RTE News / Posted 6 days ago
President Michael D Higgins will formally launch the 85th National Ploughing Championships at Screggan just outside Tullamore in Co Offaly at noon. More than 250,000 people are expected to attend over the next three days, making it one of the... Read more
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Irish Examiner
Gardaí put plan in place for ploughing championshipdetailed Garda traffic management plan will be activated at dawn ahead of the t
Gardaí put plan in place for ploughing championship
Irish Examiner / Posted 7 days ago
detailed Garda traffic management plan will be activated at dawn ahead of the three-day festival which President Michael D Higgins will officially open at Screggan, Tullamore, Co Offaly, at noon tomorrow . Ground conditions are reported... Read more
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The Irish Times
Business Week: C&AG inches secretive Nama’s lid opensignal to show that Europe was there for its citizens and not multinational con
Business Week: C&AG inches secretive Nama’s lid open
The Irish Times / Posted 9 days ago
signal to show that Europe was there for its citizens and not multinational concerns. In an open letter to President Michael D Higgins, he suggested the State “take the money and run”. Thirteen billion euro “will buy you many, many iPhones,”... Read more
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The Irish Times
My personal presidency: Michael D Higgins talks to Fintan O’TooleIt is striking that, in the course of a wide-ranging conversation in his study
My personal presidency: Michael D Higgins talks to Fintan O’Toole
The Irish Times / Posted 9 days ago
It is striking that, in the course of a wide-ranging conversation in his study at Áras an Uachtaráin, Michael D Higgins mentions just one precise date: August 15th, 1946. He says these numbers in what seems an entirely unselfconscious way, as if to... Read more
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Irish Examiner
Great people at core of Irish Guide Dogs for Blind as they celebrate 40th anniversary yearPresident Michael D Higgins and wife Sabina yesterday visited the headquarters
Great people at core of Irish Guide Dogs for Blind as they celebrate 40th anniversary year
Irish Examiner / Posted 9 days ago
President Michael D Higgins and wife Sabina yesterday visited the headquarters and training centre of Irish Guide Dogs for the Blind in Cork to mark the organisation’s 40th anniversary year. President Michael D. Higgins is saluted by Joe Mcinnerney,... Read more
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Herald.ie
'Goodbye mum, you're my hero' - tears as son says farewell to tragic coast guard volunteer Caitrionamourners at the Mass yesterday were Caitriona's husband, Bernard and children B
'Goodbye mum, you're my hero' - tears as son says farewell to tragic coast guard volunteer Caitriona
Herald.ie / Posted 10 days ago
mourners at the Mass yesterday were Caitriona's husband, Bernard and children Ben (20) and Emma (18). The President Michael D Higgins was represented by his ADC, LT Cdr Patricia Burke Butler and the Taoiseach Enda Kenny by his ADC, Lt Col... Read more
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Irish Examiner
Caitríona Lucas ‘was a light in a world that’s often very dark’call.” The funeral was attended by Shane Ross, minister for transport, tourism
Caitríona Lucas ‘was a light in a world that’s often very dark’
Irish Examiner / Posted 10 days ago
call.” The funeral was attended by Shane Ross, minister for transport, tourism and sport, and representatives of President Michael D Higgins and Taoiseach Enda Kenny. Ms Lucas was buried in Kilmacreehy cemetery, Liscannor, with the thousands of... Read more
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RTE News
Mourners told of Coast Guard's spirit of serviceat half mast today to honour her. Minister for Transport Shane Ross was presen
Mourners told of Coast Guard's spirit of service
RTE News / Posted 11 days ago
at half mast today to honour her. Minister for Transport Shane Ross was present while Taoiseach Enda Kenny and President Michael D Higgins were represented by their aides-de-camp. Ms Lucas is survived by her husband Bernard and her son Ben and... Read more
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Belfast Telegraph
Caitriona Lucas funeral: Thousands gather to pay tribute to Irish coast guard volunteerdedicated volunteer. Chief mourners were Caitriona’s husband, Bernard and chil
Caitriona Lucas funeral: Thousands gather to pay tribute to Irish coast guard volunteer
Belfast Telegraph / Posted 11 days ago
dedicated volunteer. Chief mourners were Caitriona’s husband, Bernard and children Ben (20) and Emma (18). The President Michael D Higgins was represented by his ADC, LT Cdr Patricia Burke Butler and the Taoiseach Enda Kenny by his ADC, Lt Col... Read more
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The Irish Times
German MEP and satirist demands Ireland’s ejection from EU over Apple taxits citizens and not multinational concerns. Switching to heavily accented Eng
German MEP and satirist demands Ireland’s ejection from EU over Apple tax
The Irish Times / Posted 11 days ago
its citizens and not multinational concerns. Switching to heavily accented English, he read out an address to President Michael D Higgins, whom he addressed as “Dear Mr President”. “If you still believe that Apple will create some Jobs in... Read more
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Irish Examiner
Son remembers his mother Coast Guard volunteer Caitriona Lucas as 'an inspiration'funeral was attended by Shane Ross, Minister for Transport, Tourism and Sport,
Son remembers his mother Coast Guard volunteer Caitriona Lucas as 'an inspiration'
Irish Examiner / Posted 11 days ago
funeral was attended by Shane Ross, Minister for Transport, Tourism and Sport, and representatives of President Michael D Higgins and Taoiseach Enda Kenny. Ms Lucas was buried in Kilmacreehy cemetery, Liscannor, with the thousands of... Read more
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Belfast Telegraph
Coast Guard volunteer who died in search operation 'an inspiration'call." The funeral was attended by Shane Ross, Minister for Transport, Tourism
Coast Guard volunteer who died in search operation 'an inspiration'
Belfast Telegraph / Posted 11 days ago
call." The funeral was attended by Shane Ross, Minister for Transport, Tourism and Sport, and representatives of President Michael D Higgins and Taoiseach Enda Kenny. Ms Lucas was buried in Kilmacreehy cemetery, Liscannor, with the thousands of... Read more
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Irish Examiner
Family and friends prepare for Caitriona Lucas funeral after sea tragedyvolunteer Caitriona Lucas, who died during a search and recovery operation in K
Family and friends prepare for Caitriona Lucas funeral after sea tragedy
Irish Examiner / Posted 11 days ago
volunteer Caitriona Lucas, who died during a search and recovery operation in Kilkee in Clare on Monday. President Michael D Higgins has expressed his condolences to her family and Sports Minister Shane Ross has also paid tribute to Ms... Read more
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GAA Football & Hurling
30 Irish personalities give their verdict on the All-Ireland final!enjoy this! 30 (nearly 30!) of best Irish personalities give their verdict on
30 Irish personalities give their verdict on the All-Ireland final!
GAA Football & Hurling / Posted 12 days ago
enjoy this! 30 (nearly 30!) of best Irish personalities give their verdict on Sunday's All-Ireland football final in a video put together by Facebook funny man 'Conor's Sketches'. From Rory McIlroy to President Michael D Higgins, it's comedy... Read more
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The Irish Times
Hugh Linehan: What have the British ever done for us? Quite a lotWhen President Michael D Higgins made his successful State visit to the UK in 2
Hugh Linehan: What have the British ever done for us? Quite a lot
The Irish Times / Posted 12 days ago
When President Michael D Higgins made his successful State visit to the UK in 2014, the Department of Foreign Affairs issued a cheerful press release. “Culture is at the heart of the British-Irish relationship,” it opened. “Irish writers, performers... Read more
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Irish Central
Tens of thousands of Great Hunger dead immortalized at Glasnevin CemeteryIrish President Michael D. Higgins officiated at the 2016 National Famine Comme
Tens of thousands of Great Hunger dead immortalized at Glasnevin Cemetery
Irish Central / Posted 13 days ago
Irish President Michael D. Higgins officiated at the 2016 National Famine Commemoration in Dublin’s Glasnevin Cemetery, on Sunday, where tens of thousands of victims of An Gorta Mor are buried. A memorial honoring the victims, the ‘Famine Cross,’ was... Read more
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Farming Life
Europefailing to respond to their humanitarian obligations to refugees should learn t
Europe
Farming Life / Posted 14 days ago
failing to respond to their humanitarian obligations to refugees should learn the lessons of the Irish Famine, President Michael D Higgins said. He claimed some of the rhetoric used today about those crossing the Mediterranean "marine grave" was... Read more
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Irish Examiner
President compares current day refugee crisis to Faminefailing to respond to their humanitarian obligations to refugees should learn t
President compares current day refugee crisis to Famine
Irish Examiner / Posted 14 days ago
failing to respond to their humanitarian obligations to refugees should learn the lessons of the Irish Famine, President Michael D Higgins said. President Michael D Higgins at the unveiling of the Glasnevin Cemetery Famine Memorial. Picture:... Read more
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Irish Examiner
Europe 'should learn lessons of Irish famine'failing to respond to their humanitarian obligations to refugees should learn t
Europe 'should learn lessons of Irish famine'
Irish Examiner / Posted 15 days ago
failing to respond to their humanitarian obligations to refugees should learn the lessons of the Irish Famine, President Michael D Higgins said. He claimed some of the rhetoric used today about those crossing the Mediterranean "marine grave" was... Read more
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Belfast Telegraph
Europe 'should learn lessons of Irish Famine'failing to respond to their humanitarian obligations to refugees should learn t
Europe 'should learn lessons of Irish Famine'
Belfast Telegraph / Posted 15 days ago
failing to respond to their humanitarian obligations to refugees should learn the lessons of the Irish Famine, President Michael D Higgins said. He claimed some of the rhetoric used today about those crossing the Mediterranean "marine grave" was... Read more
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Irish Examiner
President leads tributes after tragic death of Irish rower Ailish Sheehan- the young Limerick woman who died in Poland where she was competing in the Wo
President leads tributes after tragic death of Irish rower Ailish Sheehan
Irish Examiner / Posted 17 days ago
- the young Limerick woman who died in Poland where she was competing in the World University Championships for Rowing. Michael D Higgins says Ailish was “a talented rower and student of design, whose loss will be felt acutely by her team mates... Read more
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RTE News
President pays tribute to gold medal hero Smythmedal hero Smyth Updated / Sept. 9, 2016 16:25Jason Smyth added gold medal num
President pays tribute to gold medal hero Smyth
RTE News / Posted 17 days ago
medal hero Smyth Updated / Sept. 9, 2016 16:25Jason Smyth added gold medal number five to his collection in Rio President Michael D Higgins has conveyed his congratulations to Jason Smyth after the Irish sprinter won his fifth gold medal at the... Read more
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Belfast Telegraph
Water charges protester who called Irish president 'f**king parasite midget' is spared jailA water protester, who shouted abuse at Irish president Michael D Higgins and c
Water charges protester who called Irish president 'f**king parasite midget' is spared jail
Belfast Telegraph / Posted 19 days ago
A water protester, who shouted abuse at Irish president Michael D Higgins and called him a “f**king parasite midget”, has been spared a jail sentence. Father-of-three Derek Byrne (36), from Streamville Rd, Kilbarrack, Dublin, was fined €300 by Judge... Read more
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Irish Examiner
Protester who called President 'parasite midget' spared jail sentenceA water protester, who shouted abuse at President Michael D Higgins and called
Protester who called President 'parasite midget' spared jail sentence
Irish Examiner / Posted 20 days ago
A water protester, who shouted abuse at President Michael D Higgins and called him a “parasite midget”, has been spared a jail sentence, writes Tom Tuite. Father-of-three Derek Byrne (36), from Streamville Rd, Kilbarrack, Dublin, was fined €300 by... Read more
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Irish Central
President Michael D. Higgins apologizes for deportation of Irishman from IrelandPresident Michael D Higgins has apologized on behalf of the people of Ireland f
President Michael D. Higgins apologizes for deportation of Irishman from Ireland
Irish Central / Posted 20 days ago
President Michael D Higgins has apologized on behalf of the people of Ireland for the 1933 deportation of Irishman Jimmy Gralton, calling his treatment “wrong and indefensible.” Gralton, who was suspected of being a Communist and was denounced by... Read more
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The Irish Times
Tributes to Jeremy Addis and The Level Crossing launchesnot all plain sailing and the magazine did not always please the powers that be
Tributes to Jeremy Addis and The Level Crossing launches
The Irish Times / Posted 24 days ago
not all plain sailing and the magazine did not always please the powers that be, like the time that a reviewer said that Michael D Higgins could be ‘accused of crimes against literature’. “Magazines and newspapers can publish reviews of only a... Read more
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Irish Central
President HIggins denounces Rio Olympics drugs and ticket scandalsIrish President Michael D. Higgins has warned that serious doping and administr
President HIggins denounces Rio Olympics drugs and ticket scandals
Irish Central / Posted 25 days ago
Irish President Michael D. Higgins has warned that serious doping and administration issues surrounding Ireland’s part in the Rio 2016 Olympic Games could undermine public confidence in sports. He was speaking at a reception for some of the athletes... Read more
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Irish Examiner
Full life of Peter Barry remembered at dignified ceremonypay their respects as the cortege leaves St Michael's Church, Blackrock, Cork.
Full life of Peter Barry remembered at dignified ceremony
Irish Examiner / Posted 27 days ago
pay their respects as the cortege leaves St Michael's Church, Blackrock, Cork. Pictures: Denis Scannell President Michael D Higgins and Taoiseach Enda Kenny were among those who paid their final respects to former tánaiste and businessman,... Read more
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Belfast Telegraph
Mourners told of 'special gifts' of former tanaiste Peter Barrydeal maker credited with a key role in Anglo-Irish relations during the Trouble
Mourners told of 'special gifts' of former tanaiste Peter Barry
Belfast Telegraph / Posted 28 days ago
deal maker credited with a key role in Anglo-Irish relations during the Troubles, died on Friday aged 88. President Michael D Higgins, Taoiseach Enda Kenny and a number of past and serving government ministers were among the mourners at his... Read more
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Belfast Telegraph
Mourners told of 'special gifts' of Ireland's former tanaiste Peter Barrydeal maker credited with a key role in Anglo-Irish relations during the Trouble
Mourners told of 'special gifts' of Ireland's former tanaiste Peter Barry
Belfast Telegraph / Posted 28 days ago
deal maker credited with a key role in Anglo-Irish relations during the Troubles, died on Friday aged 88. President Michael D Higgins, Taoiseach Enda Kenny and a number of past and serving government ministers were among the mourners at his... Read more
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28d
Irish Examiner
President hopes Olympians will inspire growth in other sportsPresident Michael D Higgins hopes the success of the O’Donovan brothers and Ire
President hopes Olympians will inspire growth in other sports
Irish Examiner / Posted 28 days ago
President Michael D Higgins hopes the success of the O’Donovan brothers and Ireland’s other Olympic athletes will encourage children to get involved in less traditional sports. The president and his wife Sabina held a reception for Ireland’s... Read more
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Irish Examiner
President and Taoiseach join mourners at funeral of former tánaisteThe President and Taoiseach joined hundreds of mourners at today’s funeral Mass
President and Taoiseach join mourners at funeral of former tánaiste
Irish Examiner / Posted 28 days ago
The President and Taoiseach joined hundreds of mourners at today’s funeral Mass for former tánaiste Peter Barry. Michael D Higgins and Enda Kenny led tributes at the weekend to the former deputy leader of Fine Gael. President Michael D Higgins at... Read more
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Belfast Telegraph
Paddy Barnes says Irish boxers didn't snub President Higginsthe Irish President yesterday. None of the boxers who represented Ireland in R
Paddy Barnes says Irish boxers didn't snub President Higgins
Belfast Telegraph / Posted 28 days ago
the Irish President yesterday. None of the boxers who represented Ireland in Rio turned up at a homecoming event hosted by Michael D Higgins in Dublin. Their absence coincided with news that two members of the boxing team are now at the centre of... Read more
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Irish Examiner
Peter Barry funeral to be attended by President and TaoiseachThe President and Taoiseach will join hundreds of mourners at today’s funeral M
Peter Barry funeral to be attended by President and Taoiseach
Irish Examiner / Posted 28 days ago
The President and Taoiseach will join hundreds of mourners at today’s funeral Mass for former tánaiste Peter Barry. Michael D Higgins and Enda Kenny led tributes to the former deputy leader of Fine Gael and key architect of the 1985 Anglo Irish... Read more
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Irish Examiner
President Higgins wants fearless action on Olympic Games scandalsPresident Michael D Higgins has called for “serious analysis and fearless respo
President Higgins wants fearless action on Olympic Games scandals
Irish Examiner / Posted 28 days ago
President Michael D Higgins has called for “serious analysis and fearless responses” to the Olympic scandals around doping and ticket touting. It comes after Irishman Kevin James Mallon, who has been accused of facilitating touting, was released... Read more
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Belfast Telegraph
President Higgins warns of 'serious' Olympic Games problemsSerious doping and administration issues surrounding Ireland's Olympic Games co
President Higgins warns of 'serious' Olympic Games problems
Belfast Telegraph / Posted 29 days ago
Serious doping and administration issues surrounding Ireland's Olympic Games could undermine public confidence, President Michael D Higgins has warned. The governing Olympic Council of Ireland (OCI) has been embroiled in major controversy after its... Read more
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Irish Examiner
President Higgins warns action is needed regarding the issues surrounding Rio OlympicsPresident Michael D Higgins has warned that if issues uncovered at the Rio Olym
President Higgins warns action is needed regarding the issues surrounding Rio Olympics
Irish Examiner / Posted 29 days ago
President Michael D Higgins has warned that if issues uncovered at the Rio Olympics are not adequately addressed, 'they have the potential to undermine public confidence in our athletes and in our sporting administration'. The President made the... Read more
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RTE News
Olympics exposed 'serious issues' for IrelandPresident Michael D Higgins has said this year's Olympic Games had exposed seri
Olympics exposed 'serious issues' for Ireland
RTE News / Posted 29 days ago
President Michael D Higgins has said this year's Olympic Games had exposed serious issues for Ireland on doping and sports administration. At a reception for Team Ireland at Áras an Uachtaráin, the President said these issues had the potential to... Read more
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Herald.ie
Tributes paid to Peter Barry, the 'greatest leader' FG never hadyesterday after a short illness. Mr Barry has been described as "the greatest
Tributes paid to Peter Barry, the 'greatest leader' FG never had
Herald.ie / Posted 30 days ago
yesterday after a short illness. Mr Barry has been described as "the greatest leader that Fine Gael never had". President Michael D Higgins led the tributes, saying Mr Barry (88) was a man of "great courtesy" and "immensely popular across all... Read more
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Irish Examiner
President Higgins leads tributes to former tánaiste Peter Barrypolitical and economic life, particularly during a turbulent period in Anglo-Ir
President Higgins leads tributes to former tánaiste Peter Barry
Irish Examiner / Posted 30 days ago
political and economic life, particularly during a turbulent period in Anglo-Irish relations in the mid-1980s. President Michael D Higgins said Mr Barry’s view of Irish history was a long one. “He brought all that wisdom to bear in his... Read more
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