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President Michael D Higgins celebrates his 80th birthday today

Apr 18, 2021 08:04 By Shannonside News
President Michael D Higgins celebrates his 80th birthday today President Michael D Higgins celebrates his 80th birthday today
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Michael D Higgins has been the president of Ireland since 2011.

President Michael D Higgins celebrates his 80th birthday today.

Born in Limerick in 1941, he entered politics in the mid 1960s as a member of Fianna Fail before switching to Labour.

A well-known human rights activist, the ninth president of Ireland is also a poet and author.

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In an interview with the Sunday Independent, he says lockdown has been very hard and he's looking forward to meeting the public again, going to a soccer match, meeting his children and grandchild, and going to the sea.

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