Elaine Byrne: What is Michael D Higgins’s presidency for?

Elaine Byrne: What is Michael D Higgins’s presidency for?
Michael D Higgins addressing a business dinner in Milan. Picture: Fennells

Compared to his two predecessors, there appears to be little purpose Michael D's appointment

With four years of a seven-year term almost served, future historians are likely to struggle to identify what impact Michael D Higgins hasmade as President. No one is allowed say this out loud. Michael D, as he is affectionately known, is a nice man. His popularity is measured by his 1,007,104 votes received on the last count of the 2011 Presidential election, making him Ireland’s first ever ‘political millionaire’.

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