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Irish Central
President Higgins asks for global rethink on humanitarian crisisPresident Michael D. Higgins has made a passionate call for a profound rethink
President Higgins asks for global rethink on humanitarian crisis
Irish Central / Posted yesterday
President Michael D. Higgins has made a passionate call for a profound rethink of international politics to end the global humanitarian crisis. He called on the United Nations to act decisively against poverty, conflict, displacement and climate... Read more
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RTE News
Pieta House founder among Kenny's Seanad picksSenator Mary Louise O'Donnell and businessman Pádraig Ó'Céidigh were also nomin
Pieta House founder among Kenny's Seanad picks
RTE News / Posted yesterday
Senator Mary Louise O'Donnell and businessman Pádraig Ó'Céidigh were also nominated by Enda Kenny. In a statement the Taoiseach said he had advised President Michael D Higgins to convene the first meeting of the new Seanad on Wednesday 8 June at 3... Read more
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The Irish Times
Eiléan Ní Chuilleanáin is new Ireland Professor of PoetryPresident Michael D Higgins announced today at the Provost’s House, Trinity Col
Eiléan Ní Chuilleanáin is new Ireland Professor of Poetry
The Irish Times / Posted 2 days ago
President Michael D Higgins announced today at the Provost’s House, Trinity College, Dublin that Eiléan Ni Chuilleanáin has been awarded the prestigious position of the Ireland Professor of Poetry 2016. Ní Chuilleanáin will be the seventh Ireland... Read more
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Irish Central
Prince Charles visits birthplace of the Orange Order during Northern Ireland tripMeeting with Northern Ireland First Minister Arlene Foster and Deputy First Min
Prince Charles visits birthplace of the Orange Order during Northern Ireland trip
Irish Central / Posted 4 days ago
Meeting with Northern Ireland First Minister Arlene Foster and Deputy First Minister Martin McGuinness separately in Hillsborough Castle yesterday, the Prince of Wales continued on to the Museum of Orange Heritage at Sloan’s House in Loughgall,... Read more
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Irish Examiner
President Higgins hits out at lack of fertility rights for womenof fertility rights for women | Irish Examiner President Michael D Higgins h
President Higgins hits out at lack of fertility rights for women
Irish Examiner / Posted 4 days ago
of fertility rights for women | Irish Examiner President Michael D Higgins has criticised the fact that in some countries women have no rights to control their own... Read more
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express
Prince Charles in talks with McGuinnessofficial residence in the province. Charles, who first encountered Mr McGuinne
Prince Charles in talks with McGuinness
express / Posted 4 days ago
official residence in the province. Charles, who first encountered Mr McGuinness at a State banquet for Irish President Michael D Higgins at Windsor Castle in April 2014, also held talks last year with the Sinn Fein man, a senior figure in the... Read more
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Irish Examiner
President Higgins: Gender equality is a right and not a giftExaminer Tuesday, May 24, 2016 - 08:25 pm The President Michael D Higgins h
President Higgins: Gender equality is a right and not a gift
Irish Examiner / Posted 4 days ago
Examiner Tuesday, May 24, 2016 - 08:25 pm The President Michael D Higgins has told a gathering of leaders that gender equality is a right and not a gift. He was speaking on day two... Read more
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San Antonio Express-News
UN laments absence of G-7 from key humanitarian summitIreland's President Michael D. Higgins smiles as he co-chairs a session, at the
UN laments absence of G-7 from key humanitarian summit
San Antonio Express-News / Posted 4 days ago
Ireland's President Michael D. Higgins smiles as he co-chairs a session, at the World Humanitarian Summit in Istanbul, Tuesday, May 24, 2016. World leaders and representatives of humanitarian organisations from across the globe converge in Istanbul... Read more
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RTE News
Murder victim 'was in fear of his life'something wouldn't be done and we are calling on the Minister for Justice and t
Murder victim 'was in fear of his life'
RTE News / Posted 4 days ago
something wouldn't be done and we are calling on the Minister for Justice and the Taoiseach to get down here." President Michael D Higgins has condemned the shooting, saying any murder is a great loss to any society or community. Speaking on... Read more
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Irish Examiner
President Higgins speech at Humanitarian Summit to focus on gender-based violenceHiggins speech at Humanitarian Summit to focus on gender-based violence Tuesda
President Higgins speech at Humanitarian Summit to focus on gender-based violence
Irish Examiner / Posted 5 days ago
Higgins speech at Humanitarian Summit to focus on gender-based violence Tuesday, May 24, 2016 - 06:08 am President Michael D Higgins will tackle the issue of gender-based violence today when he makes his second speech at the first ever... Read more
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Irish Examiner
'We need to find a way to develop world sustainability', President Michael D Higgins | Irish Examiner Monday, May 23, 2016 - 08:41 pm The President says we nee
'We need to find a way to develop world sustainability', President Michael D Higgins
Irish Examiner / Posted 5 days ago
| Irish Examiner Monday, May 23, 2016 - 08:41 pm The President says we need... Read more
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Belfast Telegraph
Time to turn promises into action, Higgins tells World Humanitarian Summit President Michael D Higgins said it was time for political leaders to move be
Time to turn promises into action, Higgins tells World Humanitarian Summit
Belfast Telegraph / Posted 6 days ago
President Michael D Higgins said it was time for political leaders to move beyond words and initiate action President Michael D Higgins has called on world leaders to create... Read more
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Irish Examiner
Time to turn words into action, President Higgins tells World Humanitarian Summitturn words into action, President Higgins tells World Humanitarian Summit Mond
Time to turn words into action, President Higgins tells World Humanitarian Summit
Irish Examiner / Posted 6 days ago
turn words into action, President Higgins tells World Humanitarian Summit Monday, May 23, 2016 - 08:30 am The President Michael D Higgins has called for a profound rethink of international politics to end the global humanitarian... Read more
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RTE News
President Higgins to address humanitarian summitPresident Michael D Higgins is to address the World Humanitarian Summit in Ista
President Higgins to address humanitarian summit
RTE News / Posted 6 days ago
President Michael D Higgins is to address the World Humanitarian Summit in Istanbul this morning, the first international gathering of its kind set up by the United Nations Secretary General in order to tackle deepening humanitarian crises across the... Read more
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RTE News
President questions commitment to reformPresident Michael D Higgins has questioned why reform of the direct provision s
President questions commitment to reform
RTE News / Posted 7 days ago
President Michael D Higgins has questioned why reform of the direct provision system was not part of the discussions on the formation of the Government. A report last year on reforming the system called for a once-off amnesty for any asylum seeker... Read more
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Irish Examiner
President hits out at lack of Government commitment to end Direct Provisionhits out at lack of Government commitment to end Direct Provision Saturday, Ma
President hits out at lack of Government commitment to end Direct Provision
Irish Examiner / Posted 8 days ago
hits out at lack of Government commitment to end Direct Provision Saturday, May 21, 2016 - 08:01 am The President Michael D Higgins has questioned why the Programme for Government has no commitment to end the Direct Provision for asylum... Read more
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The Irish Times
UCD, Econiq and HP win research awardssmartphone app. A lifetime achievement award was presented to musician, film m
UCD, Econiq and HP win research awards
The Irish Times / Posted 8 days ago
smartphone app. A lifetime achievement award was presented to musician, film maker and broadcaster Philip King. President Michael D Higgins said: “Philip King’s contribution to the cultural life of Ireland over several decades has been profound.... Read more
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U TV
Peter Robinson joins board of peace charityMr Robinson is joined by another former leader, John Bruton, who was Taoiseach
Peter Robinson joins board of peace charity
U TV / Posted 8 days ago
Mr Robinson is joined by another former leader, John Bruton, who was Taoiseach between 1994 and 1997 – he takes up the role of vice chairman. The organisation was established with The Queen and Irish President Michael D. Higgins as its joint... Read more
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The Irish Times
Inish marks start of the Irish summerdistingushed illustrator and now author, whose appointment as the new Laureate
Inish marks start of the Irish summer
The Irish Times / Posted 9 days ago
distingushed illustrator and now author, whose appointment as the new Laureate n nÓg was announced this week by President Michael D Higgins. He succeeds Eoin Colfer, whose anthology of Irish children’s writing, Once Upon A Place, he also... Read more
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Irish Examiner
President Higgins on housing crisis: 'When I began entering politics, we were free to discuss this' | Irish Examiner Thursday, May 19, 2016 - 03:11...
President Higgins on housing crisis: 'When I began entering politics, we were free to discuss this'
Irish Examiner / Posted 10 days ago
| Irish Examiner Thursday, May 19, 2016 - 03:11... Read more
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Belfast Telegraph
Belfast author and illustrator PJ Lynch's pride at being named Laureate na nÓg by President Michael D Higgins Belfast author and illustrator PJ Lynch has said being named as the fourth La
Belfast author and illustrator PJ Lynch's pride at being named Laureate na nÓg by President Michael D Higgins
Belfast Telegraph / Posted 10 days ago
Belfast author and illustrator PJ Lynch has said being named as the fourth Laureate na nÓg (Ireland's laureate for children's literature)... Read more
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Irish Examiner
Christy O’Connor Sr ‘took on the world and won’nothing better than a few glasses with dinner or while watching the television
Christy O’Connor Sr ‘took on the world and won’
Irish Examiner / Posted 11 days ago
nothing better than a few glasses with dinner or while watching the television with Mary”, the Mass was told. President Michael D Higgins and Taoiseach Enda Kenny were represented by their aides de camp. Chief mourners were O’Connor Sr’s wife... Read more
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The Irish Times
€5m centre dedicated to Seamus Heaney to open in SeptemberLaureate made as a poet, playwright, translator and lecturer. The centre was u
€5m centre dedicated to Seamus Heaney to open in September
The Irish Times / Posted 11 days ago
Laureate made as a poet, playwright, translator and lecturer. The centre was unveiled at a reception attended by President Michael D Higgins and his wife Sabina, and by members of the Heaney family, including his wife Marie and his... Read more
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Belfast Telegraph
'Father of Irish golf' Christy O'Connor Sr was national treasure, funeral toldbetter than a few glasses with dinner or while watching the television with Mar
'Father of Irish golf' Christy O'Connor Sr was national treasure, funeral told
Belfast Telegraph / Posted 11 days ago
better than a few glasses with dinner or while watching the television with Mary," the Mass was told. Irish President Michael D Higgins and Taoiseach Enda Kenny were represented at the service by their aides de camp. Chief mourners were... Read more
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Irish Examiner
'Father of Irish golf' Christy O'Connor Sr was national treasure, funeral toldbetter than a few glasses with dinner or while watching the television with Mar
'Father of Irish golf' Christy O'Connor Sr was national treasure, funeral told
Irish Examiner / Posted 11 days ago
better than a few glasses with dinner or while watching the television with Mary," the Mass was told. Irish President Michael D Higgins and Taoiseach Enda Kenny were represented at the service by their aides de camp. Chief mourners were... Read more
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Belfast Telegraph
'Father of Irish golf' Christy O'Connor Sr was national treasure, funeral toldbetter than a few glasses with dinner or while watching the television with Mar
'Father of Irish golf' Christy O'Connor Sr was national treasure, funeral told
Belfast Telegraph / Posted 12 days ago
better than a few glasses with dinner or while watching the television with Mary," the Mass was told. Irish President Michael D Higgins and Taoiseach Enda Kenny were represented at the service by their aides de camp. Chief mourners were... Read more
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The Irish Times
PJ Lynch announced as Laureate na nÓg by President Michael D HigginsAuthor and illustrator PJ Lynch was announced by President Michael D Higgins as
PJ Lynch announced as Laureate na nÓg by President Michael D Higgins
The Irish Times / Posted 12 days ago
Author and illustrator PJ Lynch was announced by President Michael D Higgins as the fourth Laureate na nÓg, Ireland’s laureate for children’s literature, at a special event at the Arts Council’s offices in Merrion Square this morning. Laureate na... Read more
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Belfast Telegraph
Government to 'actively pursue' access to Dublin-Monaghan bombings filesfourth no-warning bomb was set off in Monaghan town with the atrocities blamed
Government to 'actively pursue' access to Dublin-Monaghan bombings files
Belfast Telegraph / Posted 12 days ago
fourth no-warning bomb was set off in Monaghan town with the atrocities blamed on the Ulster Volunteer Force. President Michael D Higgins has also called for the secret files to be opened. Mr Flanagan expressed condolences with relatives of the... Read more
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Belfast Telegraph
Irish Government to 'actively pursue' access to Dublin-Monaghan bombings filesblamed on the Ulster Volunteer Force. Among others to have called for the secr
Irish Government to 'actively pursue' access to Dublin-Monaghan bombings files
Belfast Telegraph / Posted 12 days ago
blamed on the Ulster Volunteer Force. Among others to have called for the secret files to be opened is Irish President Michael D Higgins. Mr Flanagan expressed condolences with relatives of the victims and the 300 others who were injured - the... Read more
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heraldscotland
Irish Government to 'actively pursue' access to Dublin-Monaghan bombing filesblamed on the Ulster Volunteer Force. Among others to have called for the secr
Irish Government to 'actively pursue' access to Dublin-Monaghan bombing files
heraldscotland / Posted 12 days ago
blamed on the Ulster Volunteer Force. Among others to have called for the secret files to be opened is Irish President Michael D Higgins. Mr Flanagan expressed condolences with relatives of the victims and the 300 others who were injured - the... Read more
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The Irish Times
Books Ireland founder Jeremy Addis on its first 40 yearsnot all plain sailing and the magazine did not always please the powers that be
Books Ireland founder Jeremy Addis on its first 40 years
The Irish Times / Posted 12 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”. In 1988, when another employer, Kilkenny Design... Read more
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Swissinfo
Ireland's Kenny aims for full term as prime ministerPresident Michael D. Higgins (L) holds the holds the Seal of Taoiseach as Irish
Ireland's Kenny aims for full term as prime minister
Swissinfo / Posted 13 days ago
President Michael D. Higgins (L) holds the holds the Seal of Taoiseach as Irish Prime Minister Enda Kenny holds the Seal of Government to office, in Dublin, Ireland May 6, 2016. REUTERS/Clodagh Kilcoyne DUBLIN (Reuters) - Irish Prime Minister Enda... Read more
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Herald.ie
'Connolly's vision for Ireland not realised' - HigginsConnolly would be saddened to see "families short of the necessities of life" 1
'Connolly's vision for Ireland not realised' - Higgins
Herald.ie / Posted 13 days ago
Connolly would be saddened to see "families short of the necessities of life" 100 years after the rebellion, President Michael D Higgins told a commemoration event celebrating the Labour founder. The President was speaking at the Capuchin Day... Read more
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RTE News
Connolly would be 'saddened' 100 years on: Higginscitizen army would be saddened to see "families short of the necessities of lif
Connolly would be 'saddened' 100 years on: Higgins
RTE News / Posted 14 days ago
citizen army would be saddened to see "families short of the necessities of life" 100 years after the rebellion, President Michael D Higgins has told the Labour Party's James Connolly Centenary commemoration. He was speaking at the Capuchin Day... Read more
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The Irish Times
Unthinkable: Great ideas for now by Joe Humphreys review: short and lively– on government, ethics, the economy, science, education and culture. The exerc
Unthinkable: Great ideas for now by Joe Humphreys review: short and lively
The Irish Times / Posted 19 days ago
– on government, ethics, the economy, science, education and culture. The exercise was also a contribution to President Michael D Higgins’ ethics initiative. Most contributors are philosophers or from closely-related disciplines. None of the... Read more
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Irish Examiner
Pro-life groups hit out at President Higgins’ wife Sabina for comments on abortiongroups hit out at President Higgins’ wife Sabina for comments on abortion Unsc
Pro-life groups hit out at President Higgins’ wife Sabina for comments on abortion
Irish Examiner / Posted 19 days ago
groups hit out at President Higgins’ wife Sabina for comments on abortion Unscripted remarks by President Michael D Higgins’ wife, Sabina, on abortion have provoked outrage in the pro-life movement, which described them as... Read more
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Belfast Telegraph
Rise in female MLAs good for an Assembly that's suffered from excess of testosterone and tribalismin Northern Ireland can ascribe to." I also appreciated the way she addressed
Rise in female MLAs good for an Assembly that's suffered from excess of testosterone and tribalism
Belfast Telegraph / Posted 20 days ago
in Northern Ireland can ascribe to." I also appreciated the way she addressed some fatuous remarks made by President Michael D Higgins at a Dublin symposium on Easter Monday. "While the long shadow cast by what has been called the Troubles... Read more
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Irish Examiner
Leo Varadker looks to be the major loser in new Cabinet formationas super junior ministers. The Cabinet held its first meeting after they recei
Leo Varadker looks to be the major loser in new Cabinet formation
Irish Examiner / Posted 22 days ago
as super junior ministers. The Cabinet held its first meeting after they received their seals of office from President Michael D Higgins at Áras an Uachtaráin. It was also confirmed that Kevin ‘Boxer’ Moran lost out to Sean Canney for a junior... Read more
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Irish Central
Ireland’s first lesbian govt. minister, a US native, makes historyvows in a public ceremony in Dublin attended by then Tanaiste (Deputy Prime min
Ireland’s first lesbian govt. minister, a US native, makes history
Irish Central / Posted 22 days ago
vows in a public ceremony in Dublin attended by then Tanaiste (Deputy Prime minister) Joan Burton and the Irish President Michael D Higgins and his wife Sabina. The event was attended by a who's who of Irish politics and broadcasting, signaling... Read more
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Herald.ie
Kenny scrapes over the line as Leo is dumped out of healththat EU rules relating to bogs would be changed. Following the vote, Mr Kenny
Kenny scrapes over the line as Leo is dumped out of health
Herald.ie / Posted 22 days ago
that EU rules relating to bogs would be changed. Following the vote, Mr Kenny received his seal of office from President Michael D Higgins before formally announcing the new Cabinet. Mr Kenny said his new government had a plan for a more caring,... Read more
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Irish Examiner
Leo Varadkar ‘shafted’ by Enda Kenny as chaos marks government formationas super junior ministers. The Cabinet held its first meeting after they recei
Leo Varadkar ‘shafted’ by Enda Kenny as chaos marks government formation
Irish Examiner / Posted 22 days ago
as super junior ministers. The Cabinet held its first meeting after they received their seals of office from President Michael D Higgins at Áras an Uachtaráin. It was also confirmed that Kevin ‘Boxer’ Moran lost out to Sean Canney for a junior... Read more
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Belfast Telegraph
Kenny vows to make life better for all after securing second term as Taoiseachas Taoiseach Newly elected Taoiseach Enda Kenny receives the Seal of the Taois
Kenny vows to make life better for all after securing second term as Taoiseach
Belfast Telegraph / Posted 22 days ago
as Taoiseach Newly elected Taoiseach Enda Kenny receives the Seal of the Taoiseach and Seal of Government from President Michael D Higgins at Aras an Uachtarain, Dublin Taoiseach Enda Kenny has vowed to make life better for everyone after... Read more
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Irish Examiner
Live: Kenny elected Taoiseach, Harris replaces Varadkar as Minister for HealthTaoiseach Enda Kenny has left Áras an Uachtaráin after receiving his seal of of
Live: Kenny elected Taoiseach, Harris replaces Varadkar as Minister for Health
Irish Examiner / Posted 22 days ago
Taoiseach Enda Kenny has left Áras an Uachtaráin after receiving his seal of office from the President. President Michael D Higgins signed the 'Warrant of Appointment' shortly after 3pm and Enda Kenny was officially re-appointed as... Read more
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Irish Examiner
Kenny: Minority Government will be a great test of our democracyfigure in negotiations over the last few weeks. Following the vote, Mr Kenny r
Kenny: Minority Government will be a great test of our democracy
Irish Examiner / Posted 22 days ago
figure in negotiations over the last few weeks. Following the vote, Mr Kenny receive his seal of office from President Michael D Higgins before formally announcing the new cabinet. Attention is already being focused on how long the new... Read more
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Irish Examiner
Latest: Kenny elected Taoiseach, Shane Ross reveals appointment to Transport ministryTaoiseach Enda Kenny has left Áras an Uachtaráin after receiving his seal of of
Latest: Kenny elected Taoiseach, Shane Ross reveals appointment to Transport ministry
Irish Examiner / Posted 22 days ago
Taoiseach Enda Kenny has left Áras an Uachtaráin after receiving his seal of office from the President. President Michael D Higgins signed the 'Warrant of Appointment' shortly after 3pm and Enda Kenny was officially re-appointed as... Read more
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Irish Examiner
Taoiseach Enda Kenny receives seal of office from PresidentTaoiseach Enda Kenny has left Áras an Uachtaráin after receiving his seal of of
Taoiseach Enda Kenny receives seal of office from President
Irish Examiner / Posted 22 days ago
Taoiseach Enda Kenny has left Áras an Uachtaráin after receiving his seal of office from the President. President Michael D Higgins signed the 'Warrant of Appointment' shortly after 3pm and Enda Kenny was officially re-appointed as... Read more
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Belfast Telegraph
New minority government 'will test our character', says Enda KennyEnda Kenny Newly elected Taoiseach Enda Kenny receives the Seal of the Taoisea
New minority government 'will test our character', says Enda Kenny
Belfast Telegraph / Posted 22 days ago
Enda Kenny Newly elected Taoiseach Enda Kenny receives the Seal of the Taoiseach and Seal of Government from President Michael D Higgins at Aras an Uachtarain, Dublin The country's new minority government will test democracy and the character... Read more
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Irish Examiner
Taoiseach Enda Kenny receives seal of office from PresidentTaoiseach Enda Kenny has left Áras an Uachtaráin after receiving his seal of of
Taoiseach Enda Kenny receives seal of office from President
Irish Examiner / Posted 22 days ago
Taoiseach Enda Kenny has left Áras an Uachtaráin after receiving his seal of office from the President. President Michael D Higgins signed the 'Warrant of Appointment' shortly after 3pm and Enda Kenny was officially re-appointed as... Read more
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Belfast Telegraph
Enda Kenny re-elected as Taoiseach 70 days after electionafter election Newly elected Taoiseach Enda Kenny receives the Seal of the Tao
Enda Kenny re-elected as Taoiseach 70 days after election
Belfast Telegraph / Posted 23 days ago
after election Newly elected Taoiseach Enda Kenny receives the Seal of the Taoiseach and Seal of Government from President Michael D Higgins at Aras an Uachtarain, Dublin Enda Kenny has been re-elected Taoiseach, taking power for a successive term... Read more
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San Antonio Express-News
Irish Prime Minister Kenny re-elected after 70-day deadlockNewly elected Prime Minister Enda Kenny, right, receives the Seal of the Taoise
Irish Prime Minister Kenny re-elected after 70-day deadlock
San Antonio Express-News / Posted 23 days ago
Newly elected Prime Minister Enda Kenny, right, receives the Seal of the Taoiseach and Seal of Government from President Michael D. Higgins at Aras an Uachtarain, Dublin, Friday, May 6, 2016. Prime Minister Enda Kenny won narrow re-election Friday on... Read more
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