Eight times Irish people loved that Michael D Higgins was President of Ireland
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Eight times Irish people loved that Michael D Higgins was President of Ireland

WITH the news that Donald Trump is the President-elect of the United States, Irish people have been taking to social media to praise of their own - President Michael D Higgins. 

Whether its his character, his personality, or his speeches, President Higgins has received a bucket-load of praise in the wake of the election.

As the people of Ireland have been saying... we're lucky to have "a nice man" as president.

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With that in mind, here are eight times people were grateful to have President Michael D Higgins as Ireland's head of state...  

He'll queue for his own cash...

 He'll pose for a selfie... 

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He's photobombed a visitor to Áras an Uachtaráin while walking his dogs Shadow and Bród...

He's rubbed shoulders with some famous faces - and he's not afraid to show off the photo...

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He was excited as the rest of the country when Ireland beat Italy during the Euros 2016...

 He's been to Slane to see Bob Dylan perform in 1984, wearing sandals and an open shirt.

He saddled up on a BMX bike in a skate park...

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He put an American pundit in his place on Irish radio...

Before he was President, Michael D Higgins was discussing President Obama's healthcare plan live on Irish radio, when the co-guest Michael Graham condemned the plan for healthcare for all.

Towards the end of the debate, President Higgins becomes impassioned and tells Graham, "At least 47 million people that the likes of you condemn to no healthcare [...] these people are going to have some healthcare."

"This is the issue," he says, "So therefore be proud to be a decent American, rather than a w***er whipping up fear."