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Speech at a Reception for the UN High Commissioner for Refugees - with response by Mr Filippo Grandi

7/10/2019
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President Higgins received Mr. Filippo Grandi, United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees. https://president.ie/en/diary/details/president-receives-mr-filippo-grandi-un-high-commissioner-for-refugees

Duration:00:27:03

Speech at a State Dinner hosted by President Steinmeier

7/9/2019
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On the evening of the first day of the State Visit, President and Sabina Higgins attended a State Dinner hosted in their honour by President Steinmeier and Ms. Büdenbender. Ar thráthnóna an chéad lae den Chuairt Stáit, bhí an tUachtarán agus Saidhbhín i láthair ag Dinnéar Stáit arna óstáil ag an Uachtarán Steinmeier agus ag an Uasal Büdenbender ina n-onóir....

Duration:00:20:53

Statement by President Higgins following his meeting with German President Steinmeier

7/8/2019
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President Steinmeier and Ms. Büdenbender welcomed President and Sabina Higgins to Schloss Bellevue, built in 1786, which is the official residence of the German Head of State. After the meetings, President Higgins and President Steinmeier spoke to the media. https://president.ie/en/diary/details/president-meets-president-frank-walter-steinmeier

Duration:00:30:01

Speech by President Higgins at an Enterprise Ireland business seminar, Berlin - with introduction

7/8/2019
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The President addressed an event hosted by Enterprise Ireland, for CEOs of 30 leading Irish companies and their German business partners. Introduction by Ambassador Michael Collins. See https://president.ie/en/diary/details/president-and-sabina-attend-a-meeting-with-enterprise-ireland-client-companies

Duration:01:23:36

President Higgins addresses a lunch meeting with Bord Bia and partner companies

7/8/2019
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On the first day of their State Visit to Germany, President and Sabina Higgins participated in a Bord Bia event aimed at highlighting quality Irish food exports. Details via https://president.ie/en/diary/details/president-and-sabina-attend-a-lunch-meeting-with-bord-bia-and-partner-companies

Duration:00:54:49

Speech at a reception to mark the opening of the new Consulate General in Frankfurt

7/5/2019
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See https://president.ie/en/diary/details/president-and-sabina-attend-a-reception-to-mark-the-opening-of-the-new-consulate-general-of-ireland-in-frankfurt On the last they of their State Visit to Germany, President and Sabina travelled to Frankfurt, in the State of Hessen, home to the European Central Bank and many major financial institutions. The President spoke at a reception for the Irish community in the city, to mark the opening of a new Irish consulate in the city, following a...

Duration:00:18:58

President delivers keynote address at Leipzig University

7/4/2019
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President delivers keynote address at Leipzig University by Áras an Uachtaráin

Duration:00:59:25

Speech by President Michael D Higgins at the Gaisce-Irish Prison Service Joint Meeting & Workshop

6/24/2019
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President Higgins hosted an event marking an initiative to expand the Gaisce programme within the Irish Prison Service. Gaisce, the President’s Award, is a self-development programme for young people between the ages of 15 and 25, and since 2004 it has also been operating in a small number of Irish prisons. Some 190 people have completed their Gaisce challenges, and several young men have been presented with their Gold Awards by President Michael D. Higgins, in the Midlands Prison and in...

Duration:00:20:57

Speech at a Garden Party – Participation and Transformation

6/24/2019
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The final event in the 2019 series of Garden Parties hosted by President and Sabina Higgins was a tribute to two major youth organisations, Macra na Feirme and the Union of Students in Ireland. Entitled “Participation and Transformation”, the Garden Party aimed to celebrate the work of these two organisations that mark significant anniversaries this year and that play a crucial role in encouraging the participation of young people in decision-making processes. Macra na Feirme, formed in...

Duration:00:25:29

Speech at a Concert celebrating Irish Country Music

6/24/2019
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President and Sabina Higgins hosted a special Presidential Concert, celebrating Irish country music. The President decided to host the concert in celebration of Irish Country Music and in acknowledgement of the work being undertaken by various organisations in fostering, and developing, strong rural communities throughout the villages and towns of Ireland. The concert is part of a series of Garden Parties at Áras an Uachtaráin, organised by President and Sabina Higgins to celebrate...

Duration:00:17:51

Speech by President Higgins at Bloomsday 2019 Garden Party

6/16/2019
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https://president.ie/en/diary/details/president-and-sabina-host-bloomsday-garden-party

Duration:00:14:14

Speech at a Garden Party promoting Gender Equality and Respect for All

6/14/2019
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The third Garden Party in the 2019 series of summer events hosted by President and Sabina Higgins at Áras an Uachtaráin focused on the theme of Gender-Based Violence. See https://president.ie/en/diary/details/president-and-sabina-host-a-garden-party-promoting-gender-equality-and-respect-for-all

Duration:00:20:23

Speech at a State Dinner in honour of their Majesties King Willem - Alexander and Queen Máxima

6/11/2019
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On the evening of the first day of the State Visit by the King of the Netherlands, President and Sabina Higgins hosted a State Dinner in honour of their guests. Guests at the dinner include people with cultural, diplomatic or economic links to the Netherlands.

Duration:00:16:32

Speech at a State Dinner by King Willem - Alexander of The Netherlands

6/11/2019
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Speech at a State Dinner by King Willem - Alexander of The Netherlands by Áras an Uachtaráin

Duration:00:06:23

Speech to Permanent Representatives of Small Island Developing States

6/11/2019
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President Higgins hosted a meeting with representatives of the group of Small Island Developing States. See https://president.ie/en/diary/details/president-and-sabina-receive-ambassadors-from-small-island-developing-states

Duration:00:29:28

Speech at a "Dáil 100" Garden Party

6/5/2019
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See https://president.ie/en/diary/details/president-hosts-a-garden-party-commemorating-dail-100

Duration:00:17:04

‘Trade Unions and the Future’

6/4/2019
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Speech by President Higgins at the European Federation of Public Service Unions Congress See https://president.ie/en/diary/details/president-speaks-at-the-annual-congress-of-the-european-federation-of-public-service-unions

Duration:00:45:12

Prof. Guy Beiner, speaking at a Great Influenza Pandemic seminar hosted by President Higgins

5/31/2019
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See https://president.ie/en/diary/details/president-hosts-a-reception-commemorating-the-great-flu-epidemic-of-1918-1919

Duration:00:37:09

Patricia Marsh , speaking at a Great Influenza Pandemic seminar hosted by President Higgins

5/31/2019
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See https://president.ie/en/diary/details/president-hosts-a-reception-commemorating-the-great-flu-epidemic-of-1918-1919

Duration:00:28:47

Ida Milne, speaking at a Great Influenza Pandemic seminar hosted by President Higgins

5/31/2019
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See https://president.ie/en/diary/details/president-hosts-a-reception-commemorating-the-great-flu-epidemic-of-1918-1919

Duration:00:25:41