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POSITIVE EFFECT: Michael D Higgins believes the world will break new ground

POSITIVE EFFECT: Michael D Higgins believes the world will break new ground

POSITIVE EFFECT: Michael D Higgins believes the world will break new ground

Michael D Higgins believes life after coronavirus will be "radically different" and that it will have a positive effect in the fight against climate change and inequality.

Speaking exclusively to the Sunday Independent, the President said of post-pandemic Ireland: "The future will be radically different and can facilitate not just a good and inclusive response to this crisis but an all-inclusive response to climate change and inequality that is adequate, comprehensive and that can break new ground in policy responses and scholarly work."

President Higgins said he had huge praise for Irish people in how they were dealing with the Covid-19 crisis.