Michael D. Higgins
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Born 18 April 1941

Michael Daniel Higgins (Irish: Mícheál D. Ó hUiginn; born 18 April 1941) is the ninth and current President of Ireland, having taken office on 11 November 2011. Higgins is a politician, poet, sociologist, author and broadcaster.

Early lifeEdit

Higgins was born in Limerick. He was educated at Ballycar National School, County Clare; St. Flannan's College, Ennis; University College Galway (UCG); Indiana University; and Manchester University.

Preceded by
Mary McAleese
President of Ireland
Succeeded by
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