Michael D. Higgins

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Date of Birth April 18, 1941
Place of Birth Limerick, Ireland
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Michael D. Higgins

Michael Daniel Higgins is an Irish politician, poet, sociologist, and broadcaster, who has served as the ninth President of Ireland since November 2011. He served as a Teachta Dála for the Galway West constituency from 1981 to 1982 and 1987 to 2011. He served as Minister for Arts, Culture and the Gaeltacht from 1993 to 1997 and Mayor of Galway from 1981 to 1982 and 1990 to 1991. He was a senator from 1973 to 1977, upon being nominated by the taoiseach and from 1983 to 1987 for the National University of Ireland. He was the President of the Labour Party from 2003 to 2011, until he resigned following his election as President of Ireland. He has used his time in office to address issues concerning justice, social equality, social inclusion, anti-sectarianism, anti-racism and reconciliation. He made the first state visit by an Irish president to the United Kingdom in April 2014. Higgins ran for a second term as President of Ireland in 2018 and was re-elected in a landslide victory.

Born: Michael Daniel Higgins, April 18, 1941, Limerick, Ireland
Nationality: Irish
Political party: Independent (since 2011)
Children: 4, including Alice
Residence: Áras an Uachtaráin
Taoiseach: Enda Kenny, Leo Varadkar
Preceded by: Mary McAleese
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About Michael D. Higgins

Irish politician, poet, sociologist, author and broadcaster who took office as the ninth President of Ireland on November 11, 2011. He was first elected to Dáil Éireann, the lower house of Irish Parliament, in the 1981 general election as a Labour Party TD.

Before Fame

He was president of the Student's Union at University College Galway.


He has had poems published in a number of periodicals as well as publishing three collections of his poetry, including The Betrayal in 1990.

Family Life

He has four children with wife Sabina Coyne, an actress whom he married in 1974.


He is a well known Irish politician, much like David Trimble.

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