One Of The President's Dogs Has Died  

The news was revealed in a newsletter this morning

The sad news about Síoda was revealed in an emailed newsletter to journalists from Aras an Uachtarain. 

Síoda had been recovering after an operation earlier this year. 

Síoda will be sadly missed by Bród - the Higgins family's second dog - as well as by Michael D Higgins and his extended family, and the whole of Ireland. 

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