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President Michael D. Higgins

First ever European Year for Development

“‘Development’ is not just about overseas aid. It is not about ‘what we give’ but about ‘how we live’."

2015.01.08.

President deplores level of homelessness

Sophia Housing’s new Tubbercurry project provides 56 accommodation units for people with an intellectual disability.

2014.10.26.

President pays tribute to Mercy charism

"It is widely recognised that Irish missionaries led the way for much of what the Irish Government, through Irish Aid, is now doing in the area of development assistance."

2014.09.26.

Irish people want a more ‘ethical’ life: President

President Higgins highlights the importance of people supporting local employers, businesses and produce.

2014.09.25.

Current model of healthcare isn’t working: Archbishop

Call for nurses to be given "rightful social and economic recognition” at XIX World Conference of Catholic Nurses Guild.

2014.09.24.

President opens Cuan Mhuire Lumen Initiative

“There are many, many citizens around this country who remain eternally grateful to Cuan Mhuire."

2014.09.16.

Religious leaders react to death of Ian Paisley

Without Dr Paisley “peace would not have been delivered” - Cardinal Brady.

2014.09.13.

September celebration to mark Mercy Association

President Higgins, Archbishop Martin, co-workers, associates and Sisters to mark 20th anniversary of the Mercy International Association.

2014.07.01.

New book urges far-reaching changes in penal system

Need to ‘re-imagine’ role of imprisonment so that it is a penalty of last resort.

2014.06.08.

Bishop recalls those who died in 1916

"The longer a voice is suppressed, the stronger the force and resentment that will accompany it when it eventually explodes and has to be heard."

2014.05.08.

Peace involves building the structures: President

Need to bring “accountability to unaccountable forces encouraging fear in our world".

2014.04.26.

President attends service to mark Battle of Clontarf

Millennial anniversary of landmark battle on 23 April 1014.

2014.04.24.

Cardinal Brady hails success of UK state visit

"Great fear is that too many will conclude that the peace process is now done and dusted."

2014.04.11.

President meets Irish artist at Westminster Abbey

Hughie O’Donoghue designed two stained glass windows in the Abbey.

2014.04.10.

Freedom to believe must be at heart of society: President

Higgins warns of a return to appalling racism in parts of Europe.

2014.04.05.

Priest celebrates “rich tapestry” of TD’s life

President and Taoiseach join mourners at Nicky McFadden's funeral.

2014.03.28.

President promotes ‘ethics of friendship’

Students urged to value each other equally regardless of religion, ethnicity, social background or sexual orientation.

2014.03.24.

St Patrick’s values still present in the Irish: President

Theme of migration very much part of national story and defined us as a society and people.

2014.03.11.

Hunger is greatest human rights violation: President

Over one in four people in Africa undernourished.

2014.01.18.

Funeral Mass of Fr Alec Reid in Belfast today

Special ecumenical service of gratitude for the life of Fr Reid held on Tuesday in Clonard.

2013.11.27.

Hospice doctor and missionary receive Presidential Award

Two women among 10 recipients of the award including George Mitchell, the US Peace Envoy to Northern Ireland.

2013.11.27.

President Higgins pays tribute to Christian Brothers in Cork

Visit marks school’s 125th anniversary.

2013.11.17.

President Higgins pays tribute to the witness of Romero

The struggle of El Salvador's poor represented by his murder.

2013.10.27.

Prayers and wristbands at National Ploughing Championships

New bishop of Kildare and Leighlin attends opening.

2013.09.25.

President Higgins’ address for World Suicide Prevention Day

Hardly any community in Ireland has been spared the bewilderment and sorrow of suicide.

2013.09.10.

Archbishop Martin leads tributes to poet Seamus Heaney

He was "at heart a quiet Irish man who wrote our story without rhetoric.”

2013.08.31.

President honours Santiago de Compostela rail victims

Archbishop Barrio Barrio accompanies President Higgins to lay a wreath in cathedral.

2013.08.28.
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