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Fine sentiment: Michael D Higgins donated some of his own books to Dublin libraries this week

Fine sentiment: Michael D Higgins donated some of his own books to Dublin libraries this week

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Fine sentiment: Michael D Higgins donated some of his own books to Dublin libraries this week

Even though I'm not much of a fan, I still voted for Michael D Higgins. Twice.

I didn't like his stance on the death of Castro and, like a lot of old Lefties, there is always the sneaking suspicion that he's soft on communist regimes because he thinks their hearts are in the right place.

But while I don't share his politics - far from it - he is basically a decent man and, let's be honest, when you look at who he was running against, there wasn't much of an alternative.