President Michael D Higgins Patron of The VI Awards

A Message from the president, 2018.

I am delighted to send my best wishes to all those taking part in this year’s Volunteer Ireland Awards.

As President of Ireland I have been privileged to witness the many services and initiatives in Ireland that exist through the generous commitment of volunteers. I never fail to be inspired by their generosity, compassion, altruism and great spirit of active participation.

I would like to congratulate all those receiving awards this evening. I thank you for providing reassurance that the Irish community spirit is alive and well, and that many people in our country continue to work to keep community and the common good at the heart of our society.

Michael D. Higgins
Uacharán na hEireann
President of Ireland


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