Alice Mary Higgins

Alice Mary Higgins
Assumed office
April 2016
Constituency National University of Ireland
Personal details
Born (1975-06-17) 17 June 1975
Galway, Ireland
Nationality Irish
Political party Independent
Other political
The Civil Engagement group
Relations Michael D. Higgins (Father)
Alma mater University College Dublin
Trinity College, Dublin
The New School

Alice Mary Higgins (born 17 June 1975) is a policy analyst and independent politician. She is the campaigns and policy officer at the National Women's Council of Ireland and a board member of the European Women's Lobby, and was elected to Seanad Éireann in 2016.[1] She is a member of The Civil Engagement group in the 25th Seanad.

Higgins read English and philosophy at University College Dublin,[2] and took an MPhil in theatre and cultural studies at Trinity College, Dublin and a Fulbright MA in sociology at The New School in New York City.[3] She stood for election to Seanad Éireann on the National University of Ireland panel in April 2016 and was elected to the third and final seat on the 28th count.[4]

Her father, Michael D., a former Labour Party politician, is the ninth and current President of Ireland.[2][1]


  1. 1 2 "Galway woman Alice-Mary Higgins has been elected to the Seanad. Daughter of Michael D, she's the first woman elected by NUI Seanad voters in 35 years.". Galway Independent. 27 April 2016. Retrieved 28 April 2016 via facebook.
  2. 1 2 McTeirnan, Anthea (24 February 2016). "President's daughter to stand for Seanad". The Irish Times. Dublin. Retrieved 28 April 2016.
  3. "About Me". Retrieved 28 April 2016.
  4. O'Halloran, Marie; Collins, Stephen (27 April 2016). "Former justice minister Michael McDowell wins Seanad seat". The Irish Times. Dublin. Retrieved 27 April 2016.
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