The President Michael D Higgins has described his meeting with mother of five Emma Mhic Mhathúna near her home in west Kerry earlier on Wednesday evening as “valuable and wonderful”. The President, accompanied by his wife Sabina, arrived by helicopter at Gallarus Oratory at around 5pm and were taken by the presidential car to O’Gorman’s guesthouse near Muiríoch, where Ms Mhic Mhathúna and her five children were waiting. Ms Mhic Mhathúna told RTÉ news the visit by the President was a comfort to her and her children. He had some very touching words and comforting words for me, especially knowing the road I have ahead. She is expected to speak further about Wednesday’s visit by the President on Radio na Gaeltachta on Thursday morning.
Source: The Irish Times May 16, 2018 19:30 UTC