Michael D Higgins is a man of the people.
It's never a surprise to bump into him on the college campus in NUIG or to wait next in line to him at the deli counter.
He goes about his jobs like a normal human being and that includes going to the ATM to take out some moola.
We wouldn't blink an eye at hearing this but for an American to see this happening, you can understand why they'd be a little confused.
Driving through Ballsbridge just now with an American colleague who says “that’s your President using the ATM right there.”
Me, proudly: Yes, yes it is. pic.twitter.com/Yh8Ww40WZO
— Diarmaid Keane (@Keane_D) December 17, 2018
"Driving through Ballsbridge just now with an American colleague who says 'that’s your President using the ATM right there'."
Imagine Donald Trump trying to take out some cash at a New York cash point or Theresa May rocking up to a London one with chip and pin ready to go.