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This afternoon.

Dublin Zoo, Phoenix Park, Dublin

President Higgins and Sabina inspect the viewing area of Sea Lion Cove, the “biggest and most exciting development” undertaken by Dublin Zoo.

Joanne O’Sullivan writes:

The New saltwater habitat was inspired by the natural enviroment of the California Sea Lions and includes a state of the art water filtration plant. The most spectacular feature is the new deep saltwater pool and viewing area that allows visitors to observe the sea lions swimming underwater through glass….

Dublin Zoo

(Sam Boal/Photocall Ireland)


Mick ‘Grizzly’ Wallace on Kildare Street, Dublin this morning.

Prickly to the touch.

(Mark Stedman/Photocall Ireland)


Leo Varadkar at the National Concert Hall, Dublin this afternoon.

Sale on at Reiss.

(Sam Boal/Photocall Ireland)


President Higgins in hemp suit and new Ambassador of Canada Kevin Vickers at Phoenix Park, Dublin this afternoon.

Shillelagh, shamrock-festooned hat and large buckle (out of picture).

(Sasko Lazarov/Photocall Ireland)


Cape Town, South Africa

President Higgins with Thulani Mabaso, a political prisioner at Robben Island from 1986-91 and known by fellow detainees as ‘Bobby Sands’ because of the hunger strikes he took part in during his captivity, in Nelson Mandela’s Cell during a visit to Robben Island, Cape Town, on the 19th day of the Presidents 22-day official visit to Ethiopia, Malawi and South Africa.

(DFA/Photocall Ireland)



Squee and Thulani in the prison yard at Robben Island.

(DFA/Photocall ireland)


“The [Irish] system of Direct Provision by which they [asylum seekers] are put in to places of accommodation and may remain there for eight to ten years is totally unsatisfactory, almost in every aspect of it. I believe that we desperately need a revision both of the process and of the law….”
“…It is more than just an Irish case. If you take the founding treaties of the European Union and the position of the freedom of movement within them, to what extent then is any government free to contradict what is a commitment to the act itself. So, it is a problem.”

President Higgins speaking yesterday in South Africa


Ah here.

President Michael D Higgins at the Lilongwe University of Agriculture and Natural Resources in Malawi, where he delivered a keynote address titled ‘Ireland and Malawi: Working Together to Achieve Food Security’ on the eleventh day of the President’s 22 day official visit to Ethiopia, Malawi and South Africa.

(Aras/Photocall Ireland)



Unleash Hell.

Or mild Limbo.

Whatever suits.

President/Commander in Chief of the Defence Forces Higgins and Sabina Higgins with Lt. John Gilligan (top) at Glen of Imaal , Co Wicklow today.

Squee witnessed a Mission Readiness Exercise involving a simulated ambush by UK Vatican  Denis ‘opposition forces’.



G’wan the boots on the ground.

(Eamonn Farrell/Photocall Ireland)