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Can we just take a second to appreciate the President of my country?

President Michael D Higgins has hit out at what he described as “the appalling, destructive reality of homophobia”.

The President made his remarks this morning while addressing a conference organised by youth organisation Foróige.

President Higgins described suicide resulting from racism and homophobia as an appalling blight on a society.

The idea that any young person would be driven not just to lower self-esteem, exclusion, isolation, loneliness but self destruction itself is an appalling blight on a society,” he said.

We have to ask about how racism gets going, how homophobia does its destructive work, how isolation tears at a person’s wanting to exist, how important every person is. These are important issues, they are not merely emotional issues,” President Higgins added.

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Ladies and gentlemen, Ireland’s new president. Well done, Michael D., you got it bang on.

I feel a bout of insane nationalism coming on.