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.
Michael D Higgins was elected on October 26, with 822,566 votes - 56% of the vote - the biggest personal mandate in Irish history
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.
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Over 47 countries were represented at the service, and officials laid wreaths at the Irish military plot.
Michael D Higgins also warns against new international arms race at Armistice event
Services are being held around the world to remember the fallen a century after the guns fell silent