Michael D. Higgins was elected President of Ireland in 2011, and reelected for a second term in 2018. As well as his political career, he is an author, poet and broadcaster. He presented a documentary on the life of Dr Noel Browne for RTÉ, Dr Browne Also Spoke, and was a columnist for Hot Press magazine from 1982 to 1993. His poetry includes New & Selected Poems, and a collection of essays, Causes for Concern: Irish Politics, Culture and Society, both published by Liberties Press. He was TD for Galway West from 1981 to 1982 and from 1987 to 2011, was Minister for Culture and the Gaeltacht from 1993 to 1997, and twice served as Mayor of Galway.