President Higgins Signs Crucial Online Safety and Media Legislation into Law

President Higgins has signed the Online Safety and Media Regulation Bill into law on Saturday 10th December.  The OSMR Act 2022 amends the Broadcasting Act 2009 to establish Coimisiún na Meán (a multi-person Media Commission), dissolve the Broadcasting Authority of Ireland, establish a regulatory framework for online safety, update the regulation of television broadcasting and […]

President Hosts the Music Generation Laois Trad Group at Community Garden Party at Áras an Uachtaráin

The Music Generation Laois Trad Group was hosted by President Michael D. Higgins and Sabina Higgins at a Community Day Party in Áras an Uachtaráin yesterday, Thursday 6 July. The Party, MC’d by Maura Derrane, was the 7th event in the 2017 series of Garden Parties celebrating the work of people and organisations active on […]

President Higgins Becomes 1st Leader In Almost 1000 Years To Light Fire On The Hill of Uisneach

Last Saturday night President Michael D Higgins joined several thousand people from throughout Ireland and overseas on the Hill of Uisneach in Co. Westmeath where he lit the annual Bealtaine fire.   He follows in the footsteps of, among others, Daniel O’Connell, Padraig Pearse and President Eamon De Valera in making an historic visit to the hill. It is thought […]

President Higgins launches groundbreaking new online English-Irish dictionary. The first since 1959

  Ghost estates, cyberbullying, retweet, defriend and cloud computing are amongst the new words in the new English-Irish dictionary that President Michael D. Higgins launched today (Thursday 24 January 2013) in the National Gallery in Dublin. This is the first national online English-Irish dictionary since the publication of de Bhaldraithe’s dictionary in 1959 and is […]