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President Higgins becomes our Patron

Habitat for Humanity Ireland is delighted to have President of Ireland Michael D. Higgins as our Patron.

The President’s visit to our renovation project at Inchicore during April 2012 created huge momentum and we are thrilled to have his continued support.

We look forward to working with the President over the coming years to advance our mission.  We greatly appreciate the President’s support in highlighting the needs of the many families who require simple, decent housing. His support also promotes the valuable work of our volunteers who are a practical example of the active, inclusive citizenship his tenure promotes.

“The work undertaken by Habitat for Humanity and its partners is a visible manifestation of the kind of transformational change that can take place when people mobilise around a positive vision and follow through with purposeful action.” 

The President visited our renovation project on Emmet Road, Inchicore on the 16th April 2012. This video captures some highlights of the visit:

President Hightlights

Watch the President’s speech in full:


Read the President’s speech here.


To view more pictures click here

Media coverage of the day:

We received a lot of media coverage on the day from both broadcast and print. It was featured on the RTE News at Six One and Nine O’Clock. You can watch the clip on the RTE Player. It was also featured on TV3’s Midweek programme.

The Irish Times uploaded this video to their website and linked it through the main photo on their homepage. Have a look at Steven Carroll’s piece in the Irish Times and Mark O’Regan’s piece in the Irish Independent. The Journal also wrote a piece on the event available online.

It is also on page 16 of the Irish Daily Star on the 17th April.

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