President Michael D Higgins in Derry for first official NI engagement

President Michael D. Higgins has attended his first official engagement as Uachtaráin na hÉireann in Northern Ireland this evening.

He  attending an All Ireland School Choir Competition in Derry.

The event, in the Millennium Forum, involves choirs from Belfast, Navan, Dublin and Waterford.

Co-operation Ireland CEO Peter Sheridan says it’s an honour that his first official function was to Derry, but it’s also significant for what it says about his prioritiess:

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