Bród and Síoda, Source: Twitter @PresidentIRL

One of the President’s dogs has died following a short illness.

Síoda has regularly been seen greeting dignitaries and guests to Áras an Uachtaráin.

She was born and bred in Cork, but recently passed away.

President Michael D Higgins has another Bernese mountain dog called Bród.

In 2018, he spoke about the dogs’ popularity: