Sabina Higgins undergoing treatment for breast cancer

President’s wife urged women to be aware of the symptoms of breast cancer

Sabina Higgins and President Michael D Higgins. Picture: Brian Lawless/PA

Sabina Higgins, the wife of President Michael D Higgins, is undergoing treatment for breast cancer.

According to a statement from Áras an Uachtaráin, the 82-year-old underwent a successful procedure as part of her treatment on Wednesday.

Higgins expressed her “sincere thanks” to the medical staff who have provided her with “such expert care”.

“I would like to take the opportunity of my diagnosis to call on all women to be aware of the symptoms of ...