Michael D Higgins has shared that one of his dogs, Síoda, has passed away

It’s easy to agree that here in Ireland we are all very fond of our President, Michael D Higgins, also known as Miggeldy. However it’s not just our short statured President the country is fond of, but his two dogs, Síoda and Bród frequently steal the show.

The huge Bernese Mountain dogs are always in attendance when the President greets state guests and dignitaries and can also sometimes be spotted at Áras an Uachtaráin if you’re walking through the Phoenix Park.


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However, sadly Michael D has shared that one of his beloved dogs, Síoda has passed away following a “short illness.” The news was revealed in the President’s online newsletter in a short announcement alongside a picture; “Síoda has passed away, after a short illness.”

The two doggos are well loved by the Irish nation and there have been outpourings of sadness on Twitter after the news was announced.


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