Micheal D. Higgins is the 9th President of Ireland

Before the Presidency

Before becoming president, Michael D. Higgins spent 25 years in Dáil Éirean (the Irish Parliament) and 9 years in the Seanad Éireann (the Irish Senate). In 1993 he became Ireland's first Minister for Arts, Culture and Gaeltacht (Irish language speaking areas). Throughout his life he has campaigned for human rights and for the promotion of peace and democracy. You can find out more information about the President here:

President Higgins Bio

Before the Presidency

Before becoming president, Michael D. Higgins spent 25 years in Dáil Éirean (the Irish Parliament) and 9 years in the Seanad Éireann (the Irish Senate). In 1993 he became Ireland's first Minister for Arts, Culture and Gaeltacht (Irish language speaking areas). Throughout his life he has campaigned for human rights and for the promotion of peace and democracy. You can find out more information about the President here:

President Higgins Bio

Inauguration

Michael D. Higgins became the ninth President of Ireland on 11th November 2011 (11/11/11).

Family

The president is married to Sabina Coyne. They married in 1974. They have four children: Alice Mary, twins John and Michael Jr. and Daniel.

Pets

The President's Bernese Mountain Dogs are called Bród and Síoda.

Flag

The presidential Standard is a golden harp on a blue background. If you see this flag flying over Áras an Uachtaráin, it means the President is at home.
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