Thursday April 9, 2020

Profile Michael D Higgins: The history man

Higgins began his preparations for the commemoration speeches last November

3rd April, 2016

Age: 74

Appearance: diminutive, bespectacled, venerable

Newsworthiness: gave a stirring speech on the commemoration of the 1916 Rising at the Bord Gáis Energy Theatre in Dublin – and had to turn down an invite to a 1916 event in Belfast due to unionist opposition

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