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Poet praises President's unique verse

IRELAND'S 'unofficial' poet laureate, Paul Durcan, has leapt to the defence of President and fellow poet Michael D Higgins.

"He has an absolute commitment to the spirit of poetry, which is inseperable from his worldly outlook, and his political outlook, with its origins in a vision of radical socialism and the dignity of the human spirit.

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