President Michael D Higgins: 'A democracy must always be a work in progress, and how we use the independence we have been gifted will continue to challenge us, morally and ethically'
Speech by President Michael D Higgins, state event for relatives of those who participated in the Easter Rising RDS, Saturday, March 26, 2016
A dhaoine chóra, fellow citizens. Tá fíorchaoin áthais orm, mar Uachtarán na hÉireann, a bheith anseo anocht chun na saoránaigh cróga a ghlac páirt in Éirí Amach 1916 - an síol as a d'fhás ár neamhspleáchas - a chomóradh.
[I am delighted, as President of Ireland, to be here this evening to commemorate all those brave citizens who played a part in the 1916 Rising and thus were part of the founding moments from which our independence and our present State flowed.]