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Poet for President | 29-Oct-11

The poet, Michael D. Higgins, has been elected 9th President of Ireland and has declared his intention to be a president 'for all the people'. 

A former Minister for Arts, Culture and the Gaeltacht,  Mr Higgins is known as a staunch defender of human rights and was awarded the Sean MacBride Peace Prize in 1992. The Poetry Library holds two of his collections, The betrayal (1990) and The season of fire (1993).

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