President of Ireland's Dog Vies for Attention During Television Interview

The president of Ireland’s Bernese mountain dog vied for its owner’s attention during a television interview at Áras an Uachtaráin, the presidential residence, in Dublin, on May 2.

Despite his distracting companion, President Michael D. Higgins managed to stay on track to pay tribute to his friend, the Irish actor Tom Hickey, whose death was announced the previous day.

President Higgins has two Bernese mountain dogs, Bród and Misneach, and is often photographed with them by his side. Credit: President of Ireland via Storyful