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Forbes journalist apologises for describing President Higgins as an 'acknowledged homosexual'

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A Cork-based freelance journalist has apologised for mistakingly describing Irish President Michael D Higgins as an “acknowledged homosexual” in an article written for US business magazine, Forbes.

Rice College Westport

On October 20 former president Mary McAleese and Senator Martin McAleese will join past pupils and friends of the Edmund Rice/Christian Brothers schools in the Convention Centre Dublin for an evening of music, film, and keynote addresses, marking the 250th anniversary of the birth of Edmund Rice, and outlining a vision for the continuation of his work in the years to come.

President’s tulips planted in Rothe House

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A selection of tulip bulbs – presented to former president Mary McAleese by the Dutch Ambassador – have been planted in Rothe House in Kilkenny.

Thousands pay their respects at Eithne Kenny’s funeral

The funeral of the Taoiseach’s mother, Eithne Kenny (93), took place in Castlebar on Monday, where large crowds of sympathisers turned up at the funeral Mass which took place in the Church of The Holy Rosary.

The last thing Ireland Inc needs is a besmirched presidency

Allegations of attempted murder, family rows, child abuse, age of consent, dodgy dealing with envelopes, confrontations with sons of murdered gardai, internal party bickering, quango queens, televised meltdowns, sibling savagery, bloody hands, political assassinations — it has been one hell of a presidential election campaign which comes to an end this evening when the last votes are cast and the doors on the polling station close at 10pm. Every element of the campaign so far would not be out of place on The Jerry Springer Show. Shows such as Springer’s specialise in gathering people bound by some connection in one place and then watching them disintegrate in front of a televised audience. It is the principle behind Big Brother, The Apprentice, My Big Fat Gypsy Wedding.

Mcfadden visits Westmeath UN troops in Lebanon

Local TD Nicky McFadden paid a visit to UN troops from Athlone and Mullingar stationed in Lebanon last week.

Mayo athlete applauded in Áras with his Irish team members

Mayo athlete Paul Kavanagh was one of the 30 members of team Ireland who competed at the 2011 Special Olympics World Summer Games in Athens and who were celebrated at a special reception hosted by President Mary McAleese and Dr Martin McAleese on Wednesday.

Local councillor backs McGuinness

Speaking after the Sinn Féin Ard Chomhairle meeting in Dublin, Councillor Thérèse Ruane welcomed the ratification of Martin McGuinness to contest the presidential election.

Presidency must repair Ireland’s international reputation — Davis

Mayo presidential candidate Mary Davis formally launched her bid for the Áras this week after receiving more than the necessary backing of four county councils, including Mayo, and will seek to repair Ireland’s international reputation and restore national pride if elected.

President leads standing ovation at historic Druid performance

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President Mary McAleese visited Inis Meain at the weekend to honour a joint invitation made by Druid Theatre and the local sports and entertainment group Coiste Spórt agus Siamsa to attend the staging of Martin McDonagh’s play The Cripple of Inishmaan in the local halla. This first staging on location marked the culmination of an extensive five-month tour of Ireland and the USA.


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