Higgins calls for and end to sectarianism
HATE-filled sectarianism should be rooted out of society, President Michael D Higgins said in Belfast.
The solution lies in individuals being willing to forgive and listen to others, he claimed. He delivered the British Council's annual lecture at Queen's University Belfast on the subject of migrants and memory.
The president saluted those living every day with loss, and said no group had done more to bring about peace.
"The challenge of reconciling with those who caused that loss is a momentous one," he observed.