President Higgins visited the Midlands Prison, to present Gold Awards to two of the Gaisce participants.
President Higgins has been encouraging Gaisce to place even more emphasis on engaging with disadvantaged young men and women, by expanding the “President’s Challenge” programme to include people in detention and in direct provision centres.
The President has visited the prison before, to present Gaisce participants with awards. He has also presented Gaisce awards in Loughan House Open Centre in Co. Cavan and in Oberstown Children Detention Campus, and in June this year, he invited representatives from the Irish Prison Service and Gaisce to Áras an Uachtaráin, to mark the growing collaboration between the two organisations.
- President attends PACE 50th anniversary conference (2019)
- President presents Gold Gaisce Award in Loughan House (2019)
- Reception for representatives from the Irish Prison Service and Gaisce (2019)
- President presents Gaisce Awards at Oberstown: (2018)
- President attends Samaritans event in Mountjoy Prison (2018)
- Address at the Cork Alliance Conference (2016)
- President visits new prison in Cork (2016)
- Speech in Mountjoy prison (2016)
- Speech at Gaisce event in Midlands Prison (2012)