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Poet Higgins becomes Ireland's ninth president

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Michael D. Higgins, a former culture minister and part-time poet, has been officially named as Ireland's new president. Higgins said in his victory speech he want to rebuild the Irish people's trust in government following the collapse of the economy and an EU-IMF bailout. "I saw and felt and feel the pain of the Irish people," the 70-year-old said. ...