Michael D. Higgins

Politician

Birthday April 18, 1941

Birth Sign Aries

Birthplace Limerick, Ireland

Age 83 years old

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About

Irish politician, poet, sociologist, author and broadcaster who took office as the ninth President of Ireland on November 11, 2011. He was first elected to Dáil Éireann, the lower house of Irish Parliament, in the 1981 general election as a Labour Party TD.

Before Fame

He was president of the Student's Union at University College Galway.

Trivia

He has had poems published in a number of periodicals as well as publishing three collections of his poetry, including The Betrayal in 1990.

Family Life

He has four children with wife Sabina Coyne, an actress whom he married in 1974.

Associated With

He is a well known Irish politician, much like David Trimble.