Alice Mary Higgins

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Alice Mary Higgins
Assumed office
27 April 2016
ConstituencyNational University of Ireland
Personal details
Alice Mary Higgins

(1975-06-17) 17 June 1975 (age 43)
Galway, Ireland
Political partyIndependent
Other political
Civil Engagement group
Alma mater

Alice Mary Higgins (born 17 June 1975) is an Independent politician who has served as a Senator for the National University of Ireland since April 2016.[1]

She is a member of the Civil Engagement group in the 25th Seanad. 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.

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. Higgins, a former Labour Party politician, is the ninth and current President of Ireland.[2]

She is an independent candidate for the Dublin constituency at the 2019 European Parliament election.[5]


  1. ^ "Alice Mary Higgins". Oireachtas Members Database. Retrieved 10 April 2019.
  2. ^ a b 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. Retrieved 27 April 2016.
  5. ^ "Senator Alice-Mary Higgins to contest European elections". RTÉ News. 8 April 2019.