Higgins hints at second term in the Áras

The 76-year-old has in recent years refused to rule out a second term despite saying he would only serve one seven-year term when he ran for the presidency in 2011

11th February, 2018
President Michael D Higgins: ‘My task is not yet finished’ Picture: Fergal Phillips

President Michael D Higgins has given his strongest indication yet that he will seek a second term in office.

Speaking at the Irish embassy in London earlier this month, Higgins said: “My task is not yet finished and I have a very, very full programme for the rest of this year . . . and, indeed, my commitment might go well beyond that.”

Higgins’s spokesman said that the President will make his intentions known “at the...

Subscribe from just €1 for the first month!

Exclusive offers:

All Digital Access + eReader

Trial

€1

Unlimited Access for 1 Month

Get basic

*New subscribers only

You can cancel any time.

Annual

€200

€149 For the 1st Year

Unlimited Access for 1 Year

You can cancel any time.

Quarterly

€55

€42

90 Day Pass

You can cancel any time.

2 Yearly

€315

€248

Unlimited Access for 2 Years

You can cancel any time.

Team Pass

Get a Business Account for you and your team

Share this post

Related Stories

Proposal for expert panel to review capital projects over €100m

State body to reissue €28m office supplies contract

Sinn Féin open to coalition deal, but on condition of border poll

Fine Gael ‘will go to war’ if Bailey runs as independent