Michael D Higgins will be the Republic’s ninth president after one of the most remarkable political comebacks in the history of the state. The Labour Party veteran, poet and campaigner, seized an unprecedented swing in support following the spectacular implosion of his biggest rival on live television. Mr Higgins declared his triumph was built on a left-leaning campaign while his seven-year term will be marked by..AHEM…inclusion, ideas and transformation.
Just for the record, you can read about Michael D’s anti-American Anti-Israel pro-Communist pedigree here. He may LOOK genial but his record speaks for itself. Ireland has chosen this hard leftist as President and whilst marginally better than choosing the Provo terrorist McGuinness, this is a profoundly disappointing result.