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Speeches by President of Ireland, Michael D. Higgins

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‘Reflecting on the Irishness of Eugene O’Neill’ - Speech at the Eugene O'Neill Society Gala Dinner

7/22/2017
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President Michael D. Higgins delivered an address at NUI Galway, ‘Reflecting on the Irishness of Eugene O’Neill’. Tá an tUachtarán tar éis a mheas ar shaothar an drámadóra Mheiriceánaigh a léiriú, agus dúirt gur “léirigh a dhrámaí mórthéamaí na hamharclannaíochta Éireannaí agus Meiriceánaí: an imirce agus úsáid agus mí-úsáid na cuimhne.“ The President expressed his appreciation of the work of the American playwright, saying his plays “are reflective of the great themes of both Irish and...

Duration: 00:53:30


Address at the official opening of the ICTU Biennial Conference 2017

7/19/2017
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On 4 July 2017, President Higgins formally opened the biennial conference of the Irish Congress of Trade Unions. In his speech, the President spoke of the rise of the 'precariat' and work insecurity, as well as the role of trade unions in combating rising populism. More details via http://www.president.ie/en/diary/details/president-gives-an-address-at-the-official-opening-of-the-ictu-biennial-con

Duration: 00:26:01


Extracts from the President's speech at Amnesty International’s Council Meeting, August 2015

7/19/2017
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On 7 August 2015, President Michael D. Higgins delivered the opening address at Amnesty International’s 32nd international council meeting in Dublin. In his speech, the President paid tribute to the work of human rights organisations and spoke about the EU's response to the migrant crisis in the Mediterranean, saying its failure undermined “both the ideal of the EU, and any prospect of that union being an exemplar for international law and its instruments”. For details, see...

Duration: 00:03:34


President speaks about the Garden Parties (Extracts from a speech at a Community Day)

7/13/2017
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In these extracts from the President's speech on 8 July 2017, the President explains why he hosts Garden Parties each year. The President and Sabina Higgins open up Áras an Uachtaráin each year for a series of Garden Parties celebrating the work of people and organisations active on themes of inclusive citizenship and community - themes that are central to the Presidency of Michael D. Higgins. See...

Duration: 00:03:39


Speech at a 'Community Day' Garden Party

7/7/2017
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The 7th event in the 2017 series of Garden Parties was the 'Community Day' party. Over 400 people were invited to meet with the President and Sabina Higgins for the 'Community Day' event, celebrating voluntary groups and active citizens, from across the country, who are working to build a better, more inclusive Ireland. See http://www.president.ie/en/diary/details/president-higgins-and-sabina-higgins-host-a-community-day-garden-party

Duration: 00:17:26


'Fáilte' speech, celebrating Ireland’s new citizens

7/3/2017
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The 3 July 2017 ‘Fáilte’ Garden Party, the 6th in the 2017 series, celebrated Ireland’s new citizens, as well as families with inter-country adopted children. For details see http://www.president.ie/en/diary/details/president-higgins-and-sabina-higgins-hosts-a-failte-garden-party

Duration: 00:15:53


Speech at the 'Care and Solidarity in the Community' Garden Party, June 2017

7/1/2017
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The President and Sabina Higgins hosted a Garden Party to pay tribute to people caring for others. See http://www.president.ie/en/diary/details/president-higgins-and-sabina-higgins-host-a-care-and-solidarity-in-the-comm

Duration: 00:21:20


Speech at a Garden Party to celebrate Creative Arts and Craft

6/27/2017
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The 27 June Garden Party was dedicated to a celebration of the Crafts and Creative Arts. The annual Garden Parties at Áras an Uachtaráin continue a tradition which began during Douglas Hyde’s presidency. President and Sabina Higgins are organising eight such events this summer, welcoming some 4,000 people into Áras an Uachtaráin. See http://www.president.ie/en/diary/details/president-higgins-and-sabina-higgins-hosts-a-crafts-and-creative-arts-garde

Duration: 00:14:57


Speech at a 'Family Day' Garden Party

6/27/2017
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See information at http://www.president.ie/en/diary/details/president-higgins-and-sabina-higgins-host-a-family-day-garden-party

Duration: 00:13:43


Address to representatives of the Choctaw Nation

6/20/2017
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On 20 June 2017, President and Sabina Higgins hosted a delegation from the Choctaw Nation. The Choctaw, who lost a quarter of their population on the 'Trail of Tears' in the 1830s, just a few short years later collected money to donate to the victims of the Famine in Ireland. http://www.president.ie/en/diary/details/president-receives-representatives-of-the-choctaw-nation

Duration: 00:13:48


Palabras del Presidente Higgins a la visita de una Delegación de Educación Superior de Centroamérica

6/20/2017
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Speech to a visiting delegation of Universities from Central America, given at Áras an Uachtaráin, on 19 June 2017.

Duration: 00:16:07


Speech by President Higgins at the Opening of Shekina Exhibition, Glenmalure, Co. Wicklow

6/8/2017
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Twenty years after visiting as Minister for Arts, President Higgins returned to Shekina Garden in Glenmalure. President Higgins was Minister for the Arts, Culture and the Gaeltacht when Catherine McCann gifted the Shekina Garden to the State, a transfer which the President (then Minister) formalised on the occasion of a visit to Shekina in 1997. This visit was, in fact, one of the last duties the President performed on his final day as a member of cabinet. The exhbition of art in the...

Duration: 00:18:03


Speech By President Higgins At The Official Opening Of Bloom 2017

6/8/2017
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President Higgins opened Bord Bia’s "Bloom" event, in Dublin's Phoenix Park. The annual Bloom festival is Ireland’s largest gardening, food and family festival. The President visited a large number of show gardens and delivered a speech to formally open the festival. In his speech, the President paid tribute to the festival organisers and spoke of the importance of sustainable food production for both our economy and our health and well-being.

Duration: 00:17:29


Speech at the launch of the celebrations of the bicentenary of Dún Laoghaire Harbour

5/31/2017
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President Higgins visited Dun Laoghaire to launch the programme of events celebrating the harbour’s 200th anniversary. Construction of the harbour began in 1815 and the foundation stone for the harbour's new granite piers was laid in 1817. In his speech marking the 200th anniversary of the harbour, the President focused on the changing nature of the harbour and the society around it, and thanked all those involved in the harbour's preservation and operation. See...

Duration: 00:19:55


Speech to members of the Inter-Action Council

5/30/2017
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Bhuail an tUachtarán le comhaltaí na Comhairle Idirghníomhaíochta. Bunaíodh an Chomhairle chun leas a bhaint as taithí, fuinneamh agus teagmhálacha idirnáisiúnta grúpa IarUachtarán agus PhríomhAirí, d’fhonn moltaí agus réitigh phraiticiúla ar fhadhbanna polaitiúla, eacnamaíochta agus sóisialta atá ag teacht roimh an gcine daonna a fhorbairt. The President met with members of the InterAction Council. The Council was established to mobilise the experience, energy and international contacts...

Duration: 00:16:27


Address to mark Biodiversity Week, in Abbeyleix

5/25/2017
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The President of Ireland was the guest of honour in Abbeyleix at an event to mark National Biodiversity Week. President Higgins attended one of the many events being organised in the context of the Biodiversity Week. The event highlighted the importance of sustainable tourism and paid tribute to the volunteers and organisations working to restore Abbeyleix Bog and other wetlands around the country. See...

Duration: 00:38:27


Ráiteas ón Uachtarán Micheál D. Ó hUigínn - Manchain

5/23/2017
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Tá an tUachtarán Micheál D. Ó hUigínn tar éis a chomhbhrón a chur in iúl thar a cheann féin agus thar ceann mhuintir na hÉireann, do theaghlaigh na ndaoine sin a fuair bás agus a gortaíodh san ionsaí uafásach ar ionad áineasa i Manchain Shasana, áit a raibh daoine óga agus páistí ag baint taitnimh as ceolchoirm

Duration: 00:02:37


President Higgins responds to the attack in Manchester, 23 May 2017

5/23/2017
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President of Ireland Michael D. Higgins speaking to RTE's Colman O'Sullivan at Áras an Uachtaráin, after the attack on the Manchester Arena. See http://www.president.ie/en/media-library/news-releases/statement-by-president-of-ireland-michael-d.-higgins-on-the-attack-in-manch

Duration: 00:06:25


Speech by President Higgins at the Pontifical Irish College, Rome

5/22/2017
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Reception in honour of President and Sabina Higgins hosted by Ireland’s Ambassador to the Holy See, Emma Madigan

Duration: 00:16:17


Speeches by President Higgins and HRH Prince Of Wales at a dinner at Áras an Uachtaráin

5/10/2017
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Speeches by President Higgins and HRH Prince Of Wales at a dinner at Áras an Uachtaráin by Áras an Uachtaráin

Duration: 00:18:18

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