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9th May, 2015
Off Message: Could a 21-year-old be president?
President Michael D Higgins: a full-on schedule, even for a sprightly 74-year-old

Michael D Higgins has a pretty full-on schedule, according to his diary. Take the week that began on April 20.

Monday was quiet enough, admittedly. He met with members of the congregation of the Poor Servants of the Mother of God (a religious order the members of which regard themselves as following in the footsteps of Mary Magdalen). On Tuesday, he opened a new community garden in Finglas at 11am. This must have been a quick...

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