Michael D Higgins to undergo knee surgerySunday 11 December 2011 07.22
President Michael D Higgins will have knee repair surgery in the Bon Secours Hospital in Galway on Tuesday.
The operation is related to a previous injury.
President Higgins will fulfil his programme of engagements tomorrow and Monday.
He will return to Áras an Uachtaráin approximately a week after his surgery, where he will spend Christmas with his family.