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Reflecting on the life and time of President Higgins, as he turns 80

Having started his career in academia, in 2011 Michael D Higgins became Ireland’s 9th president...

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18.33 16 Apr 2021


Reflecting on the life and time of President Higgins, as he turns 80


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18.33 16 Apr 2021


Having started his career in academia, in 2011 Michael D Higgins became Ireland’s 9th president. Since then, his support of the arts, his love for poetry, for the Irish language and traditional Irish music have become well known. 

On the 18th April, President Higgins will turn 80 and we are taking this opportunity to reflect on his role in Irish society.

Joining Kieran on the Hard Shoulder is historian, writer and broadcaster Donal Fallon.


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Arts Culture And The Gaelteacht Donal Fallon Irish History Irish President Labour Party Michael D Higgins President Michael D Higgins President Of Ireland Sabina Higgins Section 31 Áras An Uachtaráin

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