Saturday 24 February 2018

Lise Hand: Michael D plays down his Aras drama on a visit to film school

Michael D Higgins with Dr Annie Doona at the opening of the new National Film School Building at IADT
Michael D Higgins with Dr Annie Doona at the opening of the new National Film School Building at IADT

PRESIDENT Higgins was thoroughly enjoying himself. He may have reluctantly starred in some headlines of late, following reports of an alleged spat in the Aras, but he was right at home taking centre stage in the Institute of Art, Design and Technology yesterday.

He was on the Dun Laoghaire campus to officially open the extremely impressive new TV and film facilities, which cost a whopping €7.5m raised through both government and private funding.

And Michael D was in cheery form. Before being taken on a tour of the new building, he unveiled a plaque in the forecourt.

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