President's Address on St Patrick's Day

Below is President Michael D. Higgins' St. Patrick’s Day message to Irish people at home and abroad.

In the address, the President emphasises the global nature of Ireland’s cultural heritage, the significance of the Irish diaspora and the “common history and identity we share despite the borders, oceans and miles that may separate us.” Building on a theme that has featured in many of the President’s speeches, the President highlights the importance of communication and of “a sense of inclusivity and the coming together of Irish people wherever they may be in the world in a spirit of support and solidarity.”

The President’s address will also be available on the website on St. Patrick’s Day, as well as on the President’s social media platforms.

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In Irish