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First World War centenary: Why Ireland remains divided over the poppy

It's something that would be unthinkable in the UK just before Remembrance Sunday, and can seem incongruous when you consider that more than 200,000 Irishmen fought in the First World War alone

Michael D Higgins wins Irish presidency by landslide

The 77-year-old won the contest with 56% of the vote, 33% more than his closest rival

Irish presidential election: Michael D Higgins set for landslide win

Separate exit polls from RTE and the Irish Times show the 77-year-old president securing between 56-58% of the vote, with businessman Peter Casey finishing second on 21%