Viewers have praised Michael D. Higgins’ “moving” interview on The Late Late Show.
Ahead of his 80th birthday this Sunday, the President of Ireland was interviewed by host Ryan Tubridy at Áras an Uachtaráin.
President Higgins discussed his hopes for Ireland’s future, and was widely praised for his comments on social media.
This will put a smile on your face!
— The Late Late Show (@RTELateLateShow) April 16, 2021
— john o brien (@irishfabian) April 16, 2021
“Young women going to third level colleges can’t do so safely and live their lives without suffering violence of a sexual nature” – Micheal D Calling it like it is and asking why isn’t it being tackled 👏🏼 👏🏼👏🏼#LateLateShow
— Amy ⛺️ (@brett_amy) April 16, 2021
Michael D is the spiritual leader of the nation. Hi reference to Palestinians highlights again the empathy which the man has for those weakest in society. The most important attribute of any leader #LateLateShow
— Timmy Hammersley (@TimmyHammersley) April 16, 2021
— Jan O’Sullivan (@JanOSullivanTD) April 16, 2021
That we should be so lucky to have a president so compassionate and engaged with the issues of today at 80 years of age. #LateLateShow
— James Kearney (@JamesMFKearney) April 16, 2021
#LateLateShow Michael D Higgins will be irreplaceable 🙂 such a humble, intelligent and normal man. ❤️
— Ailz ♡ x (@APomphrett) April 16, 2021
— Jordan Mullan (@Jordan_Mullan) April 16, 2021
— Gordon Forbes (@gordonf0rbes) April 16, 2021
Something I really like about @PresidentIRL is how he answers questions in the ‘we’. Questions aimed at him he always places it in the context of a collective and in how we can relate to one another. Never self-absorbed or self-congratulatory. #LateLateShow
— Senator Lynn Ruane (@SenLynnRuane) April 16, 2021
I’ve a love for this man that cannot be put into words. Just an absolute embodiment of everything great about our little country. Is é @PresidentIRL ár laoch🇮🇪☘️💚 #LateLateShow pic.twitter.com/KGDlmOsx7e
— Éanna (@eanna_e) April 16, 2021
— Fifty Shades of Sé (@seamusenright) April 16, 2021
Have we the best president in the whole world or wha? #LateLateShow
— Eoin Kelleher (@eoinyk) April 16, 2021
— Jess Somerville (@buttmunchsomer) April 16, 2021
Insightful. Thought provoking. Emotional. Inspiring. A true leader. We could do with more of Michael D in leadership roles in this country. @PresidentIRL Health and happiness to you and Sabina. #LateLateShow pic.twitter.com/WgM69N6STN
— Michael Grace (@mjpgrace) April 16, 2021
— Ciarán Collins (@CiaranCollins77) April 16, 2021
Michael D Higgins speaking as a true national treasure and man who sees the world and this country in a hopeful, progressive and empathetic way that should be an example to all leaders. #LateLateShow #presidenthiggins
— Sarah Curtin (@SCurtinadare) April 16, 2021
Late Late Show viewers also marvelled over Michael D Higgins’ adorable dog Bród and his new puppy Misneach.
Michael D. got his new Bernese Mountain pup last month, following the death of his beloved pooch Síoda.
The dog’s name ‘Misneach’ is the Irish word for courage.
— Graham Patchell 🇮🇪🇪🇺 (@GrahamPatchell) April 16, 2021
Michael D and Misneach 🤎🤎#LateLateShow
— Trish Corbett 👩🏫 (@MsTrishC) April 16, 2021
Ah Misneach! How gorgeous!! #LateLateShow
— byGrainne Byrne (@grainnebyrne) April 16, 2021
— M Fitz 🇮🇪 (@embeefitz) April 16, 2021