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Wednesday 1 February 2023 Dublin: 7°C
# the man himself
Quiz: How well do you know Michael D Higgins?
Our president may be looking for a second term, but how much do you know about him?

IT’S LOOKING INCREASINGLY likely that Michael D Higgins will look to secure a second term as president of Ireland.

Over the past seven years, Higgins has acted as our head of State but before that has been in political life since 1981.

Think you know about our president? Let’s find out.

Easy one first, what's his wife's name?

What's his favourite football team?
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St Patrick's Athletic
Athlone Town

Bray Wanderers
Galway United
Which Irish band wrote a song called Michael D Rockin in the Dáil?
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Saw Doctors

Bell X1
The president performs a song with a band called The Stunning. But what's the song called?
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The River
The Lake

The Mountain
The Road
Who did Michael D Higgins ask Labour councillors not to block from becoming a candidate in the 2011 presidential election?
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Martin McGuinness
Sean Gallagher

David Norris
What department was he Minister of in the 1990s?
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Foreign Affairs
Arts, Culture and the Gaeltacht

Agriculture, Food and Forestry
Who was he going to see at Slane when this photo got taken?
Bruce Springsteen
David Bowie

Bob Dylan
Why was he famously photographed on a BMX?
Michael Donnelly
He was at Electric Picnic and needed to get to the Other Voices stage super quick
He needed to rush back to the Áras to meet the Taoiseach

It was a photo op to promote his 2018 presidential campaign
He was at Sea Sessions and just fancied having a laugh
Which of these places has Michael D NOT visited as president?
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Which university gave him an honorary degree in 2015?
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University College Dublin
University of Manchester

University of Liverpool
Notre Dame University
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