President gets freedom of city: Galway pays tribute to one of its own

SIX MONTHS to the day since his inauguration, tributes were paid to the “heart work” and “life work” of President Michael D Higgins last evening when he was awarded the freedom of Galway city.

“Animal lover, tree-planter, rock journalist, film-maker, orator and humorist” and “an honest and powerful local representative who never let a constituent down” was how Galway mayor Cllr Hildegarde Naughton (FG) described him as she welcomed him back home.

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