Wednesday 23 August 2017

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'

President Michael D. Higgins at the Easter Sunday Commemoration Ceremony at the GPO. Photo: Maxwells
President Michael D. Higgins at the Easter Sunday Commemoration Ceremony at the GPO. Photo: Maxwells

Michael D Higgins

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.]

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