President Higgins in Derry

President Michael D Higgins.
President Michael D Higgins.
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Irish President Michael D. Higgins will be in Derry today for a series of engagements.

President Higgins will visit Rosemount Primary School for the launch of its centenary celebrations before travelling to the Magee campus of the University of UIster where he will deliver a lecture on the theme of Culture and Transformation.

Professor Deirdre Heenan, who is Provost and Dean of Academic Development at Magee, is a member of the Irish President’s Council of State.

The Council of State is an advisory body that aids and counsels the President.

Later in the day, President Higgins will also visit St Columb’s Cathedral.

President Higgins’ first official visit to Northern Ireland following his election in November was to Derry.

Mr Higgins attended the All Island School Choir of the Year Competition at the Millennium Forum.