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Wednesday 6 December 2023 Dublin: 7°C
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President Higgins returning to Ireland to consider IBRC legislation

Michael D Higgins has interrupted a trip to Italy to make himself available if the Oireachtas passes an IBRC bill tonight.

THE PRESIDENT, Michael D Higgins, has left Italy and is returning to Ireland to make himself available to consider any legislation that may be presented to him.

The move comes as the Oireachtas arranges late-night sittings to consider legislation which would liquidate the former Anglo Irish Bank as part of a possible ECB deal on the promissory notes.

A spokeswoman for President Higgins said the President intended to return to Rome tomorrow morning.

The President departed Rome at 7:30pm local time for Fiumicino airport and Dublin, to make himself available on the possibility of there being legislation to consider.

He intends to return to Italy tomorrow and looks forward to meeting with President Napolitano tomorrow evening, and with the director-general of the UN Food and Agriculture Organisation, Jose Graziano da Silva.

Read: Dáil to sit at 10:15pm to debate emergency legislation on liquidating IBRC