— JonTron (@JonTron84970539) January 14, 2020
From an original idea by Con Kennedy (see comments)
— President of Ireland (@PresidentIRL) September 6, 2019
Glad he didn’t fly this time but then that’s a very carefully crafted piece of PR
— Brian M (@brianymoran) September 6, 2019
Frank Ormsby is today announced by @PresidentIRL, Michael D. Higgins, as the eighth Ireland Professor of Poetry!
— IrelandChairOfPoetry (@ChairOfPoetry) September 6, 2019
President Higgins speaks of #Irish and his own family ties with the U.K., his fondness for #Liverpool “the most Irish of British cities” and his delight at being back in the Liverpool Irish Centre. @LiverpoolIC 🇮🇪🇬🇧 pic.twitter.com/PjOziLzbay
— Embassy of Ireland (@IrelandEmbGB) February 13, 2019
Eileen Walsh originally from County Cavan and living in Liverpool since 1951, meets president Higgins and Sabina.
Is é seo an tríú cuairt ag an Uachtarán ar Learpholl; cathair ar thug an tUachtarán "an ceann is Gaelaí de chathracha na Breataine" uirthi in 2012.
— President of Ireland (@PresidentIRL) February 13, 2019
Easy for him to say.
Being bilingual and all.
University of Liverpool.
President Michael D Higgins has met Prince Charles and his wife Camilla during a day celebrating the culture, history and people of Liverpool.
President Higgins and Prince Charles signed a scroll making them joint patrons at the Institute of Irish studies at the University of Liverpool. The event was attended by the Irish Ambassador to the UK, Adrian O’Neill….
Pic via Kate McMulin
‘President Higgins meets Prince Charles in Liverpool.’
Goodness me, and what brings you to Liverpool?
And sure now and I might ask you the same question!
— Gerard Lee (@gerardlee10) February 12, 2019
Guild Street/ Sheriff Street, Dublin 1
President Michael D Higgins with his wife Sabina at the launch of Vera Klute’s sculpture of Luke Kelly, one of two being unveiled today in the capital…
South King Street, Dublin 2
President Higgins and Sabina with musicians, including Glen Hansard (top third left) and The Dubliners‘ John Sheahan (white beard), at the launch of John Coll’s sculpture of folk legend Luke Kelly.
Earlier: Bring me The Heads of Luke Kelly
Dublin Castle, Dublin 2
Don Reilly writes:
Shame about all the empty seats at the Presidential Inauguration….
Lensman Visual tweetz:
Photographs from Michael D Higgins’ inauguration last night, video to follow soon. Wishing President Higgins the best for his second term in office.
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.
President Higgins and Joan Freeman
Further to revelations of a hitherto unknown and unaudited annual Presidential allowance of €317,00…
Presidential candidate Joan Freeman writes::
“I’m shocked to hear that €317,000 of public money is paid every year without audit, without checks and without accountability.
I know of no other public money that is treated in this way, and to find people actually defending it is mind boggling.
On what possible grounds could you defend this level of secrecy?
As someone who has worked in the voluntary and charity sectors for years, I’m disappointed at the double standards in the way scrutiny is applied to public monies.
When we, rightly, demand openness, transparency and accountability of public spending, it behoves us to lead by example.
That is not the case here and we should be told what this budget is needed for, why it hasn’t been accounted for and why no-one bothered to ask questions until now.”
Yesterday: The President’s €317,000 Top-Up ‘Allowance
Government Secretary General Martin Fraser this morning
At a Public Accounts Committee hearing.
Government Secretary General Martin Fraser is addressing questions from TDs about spending related to President Michael D Higgins’ term of office.
More as we get it.
Watch proceedings live here