President returns for a big day at his kids’ old school

he President of Ireland highlighted his family’s special connection with Coláiste Iognáid when he was guest of  honour at the official opening of three new buildings at the school on Friday.

President Michael D. Higgins pointed out that all four of his children were past pupils of the school, affectionately known as the Jes, which has been revamped at a cost of €6 million.

“Coláiste Iognáid is, of course, the school which was attended by my own children so it is a particular pleasure to have been invited here to celebrate the official opening of your newly upgraded campus,” he told the attendance of over 800 at the new sports hall…

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Click here to read the President’s Speech on the day


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