President of Ireland views TUC Library material on visit to London Met

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On a recent visit to London Metropolitan University, President of Ireland Michael Higgins viewed a number of items from the TUC Library. The President was visiting the University on the invitation of the Irish Studies Centre.

Irish President Michael Higgins (centre) viewing some of the TUC Library material, with London Met University Vice-Chancellor, John Raftery (far left).

As a former Labour politician, the President had also expressed an interest in meeting staff from the TUC Library and viewing some of the material. The photo below shows the President meeting Librarian of the TUC Library, Jeff Howarth.

The President is introduced to Jeff Howarth, Librarian of the TUC Library.

The TUC Library has a unique collection of material relating to Irish history and trade unionism. An example of one of the items on display for the President can be seen below.

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