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Howth, county Dublin

President Michael D Higgins officially unveiled the newly-restored Eire 6 wartime neutrality sign, one of 83 aerial recognition signs built around the Irish coast during the Second World War to alert aircraft they were approaching Irish territory.

Long buried, the Howth sign has now been restored by the local community, as a mark of respect to those who served in defence of our neutrality.


Also: No fada?

Sam Boal RollingNews

Top pic: Irish Air Corps

This morning/afternoon.

 “President and Sabina Higgins, having displayed mild Covid-19 symptoms this morning and having taken antigen tests that have tested positive, will be isolating for the next 7 days.

“The President while isolating is continuing to work from home.”

Statement from President Higgins’ office this morning.

President Michael D Higgins and wife Sabina test positive for Covid-19 (Independent.ie)


Stop that.

This afternoon.

Garfton Street, Dublin 2.

Students wearing ‘Piggyback Mickey D’ costumes from Fun Place joke shop, in the Stephen’s Green centre (top), embark on on a fund-raising run to help reach their goal of donating €5,000 to Irish homeless charities this St Patrick’s Day. Fun Place has committed to donating €10 for every ‘Piggyback Mickey D’ costume sold.

They’re riding mickeys, Joe.

Fun Place

Leon Farrell/Photocall Ireland

This morning

Aras an Uachtarain, Phoenix Park, Dublin.

Her Excellency, Claire D. Cronin, Ambassador of the United States of America and part-time Aer Lingus cabin crew member presents her credentials to President Michael D Higgins.

Ms Cronin was a Democrat member of the Massachusetts House of Representatives and her father was the son of an Irish immigrant from Inishowen, county Donegal.

Leah Farrell/RollingNews

Damon Albarn at the 2015 Electric Picnic


Men are pigs.

Taylor rules.

More as we get it.

Damon Albarn Apologizes to Taylor Swift for Claiming She “Doesn’t Write Her Own Songs” (Cosmopolitan)


Thanks Vanessa

Last night.

ESB writes:

What a bizarre image.

It’s not a caption competition unless you insist.

President Michael D Higgins with Britain’s Queen Elizabeth II in Windsor Castle on his State Visit to the UK in 2014

This afternoon.

Further to President Higgins’ intention to skip a church service with Britain’s Queen Elizabeth next month to mark Northern Ireland’s centenary…

…via RTE:

Áras an Uachtaráin has not explained why President Higgins will not be at the service.

A spokesman for President Higgins said he is not in a position to attend the ceremony.

It is understood that the President’s attendance had been expected at the event.

The Catholic primate of All Ireland, Archbishop Eamon Martin, will attend along with the heads of the Church of Ireland, the Presbyterian Church in Ireland, the Methodist Church in Ireland and the Irish Council of Churches.

In a statement, the churches leaders said the service of “Reflection and Hope” will mark the centenaries of the partition of Ireland and the formation of Northern Ireland.

They said it was being held to contribute towards the work of building community and deepening relationships.

A spokesperson for Archbishop Martin said they had no further comment on the President’s attendance at the event.


President will not attend NI centenary service with Queen Elizabeth (RTÉ)

Earlier: A Limerick A Day


President Michael D Higgins

This morning.

President Higgins has signed into law measures that will deny access to pubs and restaurants to the unvaxxed.

Earlier: A Scanner Darkly



Now then.

What have we here?

At risk Dublin resident Michael D Higgins and his wife Sabina enjoys lunch among friends in Galway seemingly disobeying the plea from Taoiseach Michaél Martin for people to stay in the capital.

So, when did he leave Dublin?


OK, Boomer.

This afternoon.

Aras An Uachtaráin, Phoenix Park, Dublin

President Higgins’ shameful, if blissful, hippy past – captured possibly baked watching Bob Dylan at Slane in 1984 – on full display during today’s visit by Britain’s Prince William and Kate Middleton.

He gave them a print and autographed his little belly.

Pic Via President of ireland

Thanks Bob Foxe