President addresses Social Justice Ireland conference

Wed 31st Jan, 2024 | 14:00
location: The Davenport Hotel, Merrion Street Lower, Dublin 2
President addresses Social Justice Ireland conference

President Higgins delivered the keynote address at the 2024 Social Justice Movement Conference: A fifty-year view.

This year’s conference and reception marked the retirement of Dr Seán Healy and Sr Brigid Reynolds as CEO and Company Secretary of Social Justice Ireland and celebrate their fifty years of public service in Ireland.

Throughout his career, President Higgins has worked to promote policies and initiatives that recognise the fundamental truth that all citizens matter, and that everyone has a contribution to make to the achievement of 'a real republic'. 

As President, he initiated a Special Initiative, called 'Participation and Transformation', aimed at highlighting the importance of ensuring all citizens can participate in the social and political processes that affect their lives - which involves empowering citizens to make use of the opportunities open to them and, equally important, removing the many barriers to meaningful participation that exist.