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Hosting a special reception for women who worked in the Magdalene institutions, 2018

At most public events, the President takes the opportunity to articulate the vision and themes of his Presidency and focusing attention on the issues and problems that are important in our shared civic life. Through his speeches President Higgins aims to increase the quality and breadth of public debate, providing intellectual leadership to help people challenge the assumptions underlying much of what we do and say. The ultimate aim of the President’s speeches is to increase the quality and breadth of public debate, providing intellectual leadership to help people challenge the assumptions underlying much of what we do and say. The President has emphasised the importance of empowering everyone to participate in public debate by encouraging wider access to education and economic literacy and by promoting the teaching of history and philosophy in schools. All speeches are published online on the Áras an Uachtaráin website, www.president.ie, and social media.

Ireland failed you. When you were vulnerable and in need of the support of Irish society and its institutions, its authorities did not cherish you, protect you, respect your dignity or meet your needs and so many in the wider society colluded with their silence. Address to women who worked in the Magdalene institutions, 5 June 2018

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THE PRESIDENCY IN REVIEW 2011 - 2018

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The Presidency in Review, 2011-2018  

'The Presidency in Review, 2011-2018’ provides a comprehensive overview of the work and expenditure of the Office of the President of Irelan...

The Presidency in Review, 2011-2018  

'The Presidency in Review, 2011-2018’ provides a comprehensive overview of the work and expenditure of the Office of the President of Irelan...