Michael D Higgins

Northern Ireland Needs London and Dublin and Its Emigré

Brian John Spencer | Posted 16.06.2014 | UK Politics
Brian John Spencer

Northern Ireland needs to enter the British consciousness. We especially need the Irish diaspora, unionist and nationalist, to feed into the process. At present it's just a troublesome cousin. But we're more than that. We're not just a troublesome side issue.

What Kind Of Week Has It Been? 19 July 2013

Paddy Duffy | Posted 24.09.2013 | UK Politics
Paddy Duffy

This week's news has been a bit like one of those Oprah's Favourite Things Episode, with every story either ornately ridiculous, scarcely believable or causing mass gasps and borderline hysterics. Let's start low and go from there.

My Date With the President - Dublin in Style...

Sarah Tetteh | Posted 17.05.2013 | UK Lifestyle
Sarah Tetteh

Never before have I felt so welcome in a stately residence, or even in my mum's house, than I did at President Michael D. Higgins sprawling mansion for afternoon tea.

'Rock n' Roll President' Invites Ireland's Best Musicians to His House for Paddy's Day

Paddy Duffy | Posted 16.05.2013 | UK Entertainment
Paddy Duffy

President Michael D Higgins, a former Minister for Culture and dubbed "The Rock n' Roll President" because of his love of music, got some of Ireland's best and brightest musical talents and poetic powerhouses together to perform. Below are a couple of teasers of what to expect, and the live show will be available here from 9:30pm tonight.

Irish President Gives Youth Their Voice

Scott De Buitléir | Posted 14.11.2012 | UK Politics
Scott De Buitléir

Using the tagline 'Take Charge of Change,' Being Young and Irish is a series of seminars organised by President Higgins whereby people aged between 17 and 26 can have their say on where Ireland is going.

The Irish President Chooses London For First Official Visit

PA | Posted 09.02.2012 | UK Politics

Irish President Michael D Higgins will visit London on his first official trip abroad, it has been announced. During the three-day tour, he will tr...

Clegg Hails Importance Of UK-Ireland Relations On First Official Visit

The Huffington Post UK | Posted 13.01.2012 | UK Politics

Nick Clegg will make his first official visit to Ireland on Friday, after a "historic year" for the country's relations with Britain. The deputy pr...

A Week with Ireland's New President

Gisele Scanlon | Posted 03.01.2012 | UK
Gisele Scanlon

It's intimidating stepping behind the scenes to shadow Ireland's president. It's quite obvious to everyone that I'm a bit nervous taking the task on. Have you ever read George Orwell's essay on how to make the perfect cup of tea? I blurt these words out at the beginning as an ice-breaker. He smiles. Little did he know...I have my own Michael D Higgins story yet to tell.