Celebrating The Wheel's Anniversary with President Higgins

Posted on 25 Feb 2020 Last updated on 3 Mar 2020
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Above (l-r): Deirdre Garvey, CEO of The Wheel; Sabina Higgins; President Michael Higgins; Paul O'Sullivan, Chair of The Wheel's Board.

Last Friday, 21 February 2020, The Wheel was honoured by President Michael D. Higgins with a special reception at Áras an Uachtaráin in recognition of our 20th anniversary.

President Higgins took the opportunity to acknowledge "that a real republic is one in which every person is encouraged and supported to participate fully, and where every person and community is treated with dignity and respect. The wider work of The Wheel and the organisations you represent offers citizens the opportunity to participate as citizens, actively engaging with their communities. This is so important in helping address the issues of social isolation and social exclusion."

You can watch a video of President Higgins' full speech for this prestigious event here, or by clicking on the image below. (A video transcript is available here.)

If you would like to read more about our work over the past 20 years, we encourage you to visit the history section of our website.