Let’s get ready to RUMBLE.
Stephen Hanlon tweetz:
Somebody actually created President Michael D Higgins in WWEgames. Amazing!
Áras An Uachtaráin published ‘The Presidency in Review, 2011-2018’ outlining the work and expenditure of the office over the past seven years.
It includes a breakdown of how President Michael D Higgins’ office spent the presidential allowance of €317,000 per year.
Read in full here
Previously: The President’s €317,000 Top-Up ‘Allowance’
Ian Surgeon writes:
My telly got the programme info wrong, but it also got it right!!
Dublin Castle, Dublin 2
room Five Star suite, you two
Earlier: Casey Like A Fox
“All my life I have campaigned for a real republic. I have seen the power of people’s will transform this country. We’ve done things we thought were never possible. And there’s so much more we can achieve.” Michael D Higgins. #Aras18 #MichaelDforPresident pic.twitter.com/knNgQG9Vqc
— Michael D Higgins (@MichaelDHiggins) October 21, 2018
Miggeldy’s latest promo video.
fixed the road saved the world.
I have written to Michael D Higgins about his use of public money.
— Liadh Ní Riada MEP (@LiadhNiRiadaMEP) October 22, 2018
On the Virgin Media One presidential debate hosted by Pat Kenny…
Mr Kenny asked all of the candidates who was in favour of water charges – asking those in favour of them to put their hands up.
Former Dragons’ Den stars Peter Casey, Seán Gallagher and Gavin Duffy all indicated they were in favour of water charges, while Sinn Féin MEP Liadh Ní Riada said she wasn’t.
Mr Kenny then turned to incumbent Michael D Higgins and they had this exchange:
Kenny: “And Michael D? As a socialist?”
Higgins: “I was an incumbent President that had to look at the legislation in front of me, in terms of its constitutionality.”
Kenny: “No, but the point is, you, personally, as a socialist, are you in favour of water charges?”
Higgins: “I’m not entitled to have an opinion as president…”
Kenny: “You’re entitled, as a campaigner, to have an opinion.”
Higgins: “…in relation to a matter that is coming before me that will require, for example, me to say ‘Yes’ or ‘No’ to its constitutionality.”
Mr Kenny then attempted to move on and ask another question but Senator Joan Freeman reminded him that he didn’t ask her for her opinion on water charges.
She said she wasn’t in favour but she did pay her water charges bill.
Watch back in full here
Earlier: How Was It For You?
Speaking in #Cork @PresidentIRL acknowledged that #homelessness is our greatest problem. He was asked if he agrees with Fr McVerry’s suggestion that there be no evictions for the next three years and if it’s appropriate for the President to live at Áras an Uachtaráin… pic.twitter.com/JPKuT612WO
— Fiona Corcoran (@fiona96fmnews) October 4, 2018
President Michael D Higgins responds to journalists asking him about the homeless crisis.
Earlier: Ship Happens
South Dublin city centre.
President Michael D Higgins and Sabina Higgins meet the public during an impromptu canvassing session for Presidency 2018 outside the Gaiety Theatre and Grafton Street.