2022 St. Patrick’s Day Message from President Michael D. Higgins 

Today, on our national feast day, we join together in whatever may be our circumstances, vulnerabilities or diversities to recall all th.ose lessons that we, across the generations,

Wherever they may be, Irish people gather to celebrate the rich culture and heritage that speaks so profoundly of a shared past. 

It is now two full years since we in Ireland, together with nations across the world, were plunged into facing a global pandemic that was unprecedented in our recent history.

It was inspiring and moving to see how our people sought to respond.  These are values that the migrant Patrick could see as serving all humanity. 

We Irish found ourselves invoking some of the most basic values embodied in the story of St. Patrick – values such as solidarity, care, kindness and compassion. 

How much the offering of their hearts and doors to those fleeing distress affirms those values that show us all at our best. 

It is our shared hope that we are beginning to emerge from the dark shadow of the pandemic, and we can do so in the knowledge that we, as a society, 

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