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Ambassadors for Irish craft and design President Higgins and Sabina Higgins have long been strong supporters of Irish design and fashion, opting to showcase Irish designers at home and abroad. As Head of State, President Higgins is also keen to support artists and designers, and to celebrate their contribution to Irish society. The President has hosted many events at Áras an Uachtaráin for craftspeople and designers, and at many of the hundreds of events he has hosted at Áras an Uachtaráin he has invited musicians to perform for the guests. The President presents visiting Heads of State with gifts by Irish designers and artists, and at State Dinners at Áras an Uachtaráin Irish musicians perform for the visitors and their guests. When the President travels abroad on State Visits, Culture Ireland ensures that a range of emerging and established Irish artists are invited to showcase their talents to the host country.

In the Irish Pavilion at the Venice Biennale, with Tessa Giblin and Jesse Jones, 2017

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THE PRESIDENCY IN REVIEW 2011 - 2018

With Irish designers during the State Visit to the UK, 2014

Profile for Áras an Uachtaráin

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...