Michael D Higgins to undergo knee surgery

Sunday 11 December 2011 07.22
Michael D Higgins will spend Christmas with his family at the Áras
Michael D Higgins will spend Christmas with his family at the Áras

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.