Michael D Higgins was confirmed the newly elected president of the Republic of Ireland. Higgins got almost 40% of all votes and won over one time favourite Sean Gallagher.
While making his acceptance speech, Mr Higgins said he wanted to be a president for all the people.
He stressed the need for people to work together in order to solve their problems.
“We must now work to our strengths at home and abroad, not only cooperatively and collectively but sustainably for the benefit of all of our present generations and those to come,” he said.
“The necessary transformation of which I speak and of which my presidency will be a part is built on turning creative possibilities into living realities for all our people.”