President Michael D Higgins led Ireland's 100-year Armistice commemoration -paying tribute to the 200,000 Irish soldiers who fought in World War I, and calling for renewed
More than 200,000 Irish people who took part in the First World War were honoured at commemorative ceremonies across the country yesterday. Michael D Higgins said that the war in which Irish citizens fought and lost their lives had been too long forgotten in Ireland. Speaking at the Armistice Day
Michael D Higgins has pledged to be a president for all the Irish people as he was sworn in to lead the nation for a second term.
Michael D Higgins touched on an extensive array of themes including tackling poverty and confronting hate.
The ceremony reflected many of Michael D Higgin’s passions, including poetry, music, the Irish language and a diverse range of voices.
Mr Higgins won his second term as President of Ireland in October with 56% of the vote.
Irish premier Leo Varadkar thanked Mr Higgins for his service.
‘Anti-intellectualism’ is ‘weapon of anti-democratic forces’, dignitaries at Dublin Castle told
The inauguration of Michael D Higgins as President of Ireland took place this evening at St. Patrick's Hall in Dublin Castle.
The Irish President-elect attended the Armistice Day centenary commemorations at Dublin’s Glasnevin Cemetery on Sunday.
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Services are being held around the world to remember the fallen a century after the guns fell silent