What an historic day it has been (Wednesday, 20th Jan. 2021) not only for the USA but for the world with the Inauguration of President Joe Biden – 46th American President – today at Capitol Hill, Washington. He is the second Catholic President. The first Catholic President – John F. Kennedy was inaugurated on this day 60 years ago. Both have had Irish Ancestors – President Kennedy linked with Wexford and President Biden with Ballina, Co. Mayo and with Carlingford, Co. Louth. We wish the new President every Blessing and Success in his all-important role in the next four years. (S.R.)
We share two images from a much larger selection of pictures which will be uploaded later in the week. The occasion – the street view of the arrival of President Michael D. Higgins and his Wife at Dublin Castle on Sunday at 5:55pm for the Inauguration Ceremony. Click on the images to enlarge. (S.R.)
SPEAKING NOTES FOR PRESIDENT ROBINSON AT THE OPENING OF MILLSTREET SHELTERED HOUSING & DAY CENTRE ON SUNDAY 18TH DECEMBER, 1994
– I very much appreciate your generous invitation to be present today at the opening of the Sheltered Housing and Day Care Centre here in Millstreet. I would especially like to thank Mr. Michael Feeley, Chairman of the Millstreet & District Housing Association, for asking me to perform this pleasant task. I am always glad of opportunities to meet with members of voluntary bodies and to assist and encourage them in their activities.- I would like to take this opportunity to compliment the Millstreet & District Housing Association Ltd. for their initiative in developing this new project. I note that the Association was formed in 1991 and I am greatly impressed that so much work has been completed in such a short space of time.
– This Ceremony here today is the culmination of a great deal of detailed planning and hard work. This project is also a testimony to the generous spirit of the people of Millstreet. A special thanks must be extended to [read more …] “President Mary Robinson’s Speech at the opening of the Canon O’Donovan Centre”