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Happy Birthday

It's Michael D's birthday, so here are some charming as hell photos of him meeting celebs and world leaders

Find someone who looks at you the way the Queen looks at Michael D.

TODAY IS A glorious day for it is President Michael D Higgins’ 76th birthday.

There’s nothing our diminutive President loves more than a decent photo op, so we decided to round up some of his greatest. For the day that’s in it, you know yourself.

1. Here he is meeting the Ambassador of the Republic of Fiji. Two strong men giving each other strong, stern glances.

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2. And here he is standing beside Kevin Vickers, the Canadian Ambassador to Ireland

Petition to remake Twins starring Kevin Vickers and Michael D Higgins, please.

3. Here he is with acting legend Al Pacino.

Fun fact: Al Pacino is actually a year older than Michael D. Higgins.

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4. There he is with the Ambassador of the Kingdom of Morocco.


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5. Even Michael Fassbender isn’t immune to the charms of our President

Do you think Michael D calls Fassy Michael F? We sure hope so.

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8. Highlight of every rugby match: Michael D Higgins coming face to face with Devin Toner.

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9. Look at how delighted he is to meet Katie Taylor!

He’s giddy!

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10. Martin Scorcese and Michael D Higgins. The makings of the cutest buddy cop movie ever right there.

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11. He even manages to make David Cameron seem nice and welcoming.

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12. Look at the Queen’s face! She basically fancies him.

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13. Meanwhile, Nicola Sturgeon is looking at him like he’s her partner in crime…

President Higgins visit to Scotland - Day One Andrew Milligan Andrew Milligan

14. And finally… the best dressing room selfie ever

Happy birthday, Michael D. Never leave the Aras. Please.

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