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President Higgins returns to Áras an Uachtaráin

Date: Thu 7th Mar, 2024 | 14:30

President Michael D. Higgins returned this afternoon to Áras an Uachtaráin following his discharge from St James’s Hospital.

The President thanked all of the staff of St James’s Hospital for the care which he received following his admission last Thursday evening. Ireland is lucky to have such wonderful, dedicated and caring medical staff.

The President continued to carry out his constitutional duties while in hospital and this week considered and signed two pieces of legislation - the Local Government (Mayor of Limerick) and Miscellaneous Provisions Bill 2023 and the Social Welfare and Civil Law (Miscellaneous Provisions) Bill 2023. The President is currently considering the Criminal Justice (Engagement of Children in Criminal Activity) Bill 2023.

The President is looking forward to his pre-scheduled meeting with Taoiseach Leo Varadkar at Áras an Uachtaráin tomorrow afternoon.