Michael D. Higgins — Irish Politician born on April 18, 1941,

Michael Daniel Higgins is the ninth and current President of Ireland, in office since 11 November 2011... (wikipedia)

I hope that at the end of the seven years, people will say that I have been of some inspirational value to them at home in terms of inclusiveness and abroad, I look forward to representing Ireland.
We need to discuss the basis of a new form of trust built on a meaningful form of citizenship appropriate for a republic.
Every age, after all, must have its own aisling and dream of a better, kinder, happier, shared world.
I think the important thing now is to have a celebration and then with determination move into our common, shared, different future.
While the wider global environment is worrying, we are seeing some positive results in our economic affairs.