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17 times we were proud to call Michael D our President in 2016

Legend.

1. When he stopped off at an ATM in Cork – just like the rest of us

“I hope it does tenners.”

2. When he roared on Ireland after Robbie Brady’s winner against Italy

3. That time he photobombed a passerby in the Phoenix Park

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With his dogs <3

4. Remember when he welcomed home Ireland’s Olympians with so much enthusiasm

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Hugs all round:

File Photo Katie Taylor losses Olympic Title today. Laura Hutton / Photocall Ireland Laura Hutton / Photocall Ireland / Photocall Ireland

5. And went into the Munster dressing room a week after the sad loss of Anthony Foley

Simon Zebo with Michael D. Higgins Dan Sheridan / INPHO Dan Sheridan / INPHO / INPHO

Michael D. Higgins visits the Munster dressing room after the game Dan Sheridan / INPHO Dan Sheridan / INPHO / INPHO

6. When he was set upon by some passing costumed wolves at the Macnas Parade in Galway for Halloween

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Look at his face:

7. When he met the world’s favourite Vice President Joe Biden – and both were in seriously good form

22/6/2016. Joe Biden Visits Ireland Sam Boal / RollingNews.ie Sam Boal / RollingNews.ie / RollingNews.ie

8. He was there through all of the 1916 centenary celebrations – handling oversized wreaths along the way

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9. And leading the country throughout it all

27/3/2016 1916 Easter Rising Centenary Celebrations RollingNews.ie RollingNews.ie

10. Look at him and Sabina digging a hole here

15/06/2016. State Ceremony for children. Pictured Sam Boal / RollingNews Sam Boal / RollingNews / RollingNews

11. And reminding the Late Late audience that he’s trained as a waiter

Can’t stop him helping out around the Áras.

12. Kids around the country love him too

13. And he’s there to welcome Irish teams and visiting ones on to the pitch every time

Ireland v New Zealand - Autumn International - Aviva Stadium PA Wire / PA Images PA Wire / PA Images / PA Images

14. Rain or shine

Ireland v Wales - 2016 RBS Six Nations - Aviva Stadium Niall Carson Niall Carson

15. Here he is sampling some Arabic cuisine at the Islamic Cultural Centre of Ireland

Islamic Cultural Centre of Ireland 20th anniversary Niall Carson Niall Carson

16. He even inspired a tea cosy that appeared on Gogglebox Ireland

17. Given all that’s happened in the world this year, we’re glad to have Michael D as President of Ireland

24/4/2016 1916 Easter Rising Centenary Celebrations RollingNews.ie RollingNews.ie

Legend.

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