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President Michael D Higgins votes in Irish General Election

Irish President Michael D Higgins has cast his vote in the country's General Election. Mr Higgins was accompanied by his wife Sabina Higgins to vote at a polling station in St Mary's Hospital in Dublin. The president greeted the assembled count staff and press and said he was glad the weather had remained sunny, despite reports of a storm. Voting is under way in Ireland in what is shaping up to be one of the most unpredictable elections in years.

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