Message on the Occasion of the Conclusion of Ramadan
Date: Sun 1st May, 2022 | 14:04
At the conclusion of the holy month of Ramadan, and with the rising of tonight’s moon, may I send my greetings and best wishes to all Muslims observing Ramadan in Ireland and around the world as you come together in celebration of Eid al-Fitr.
The Muslim population in Ireland numbers over 63,000 people, each of whom makes an invaluable contribution to Irish and global society. May I thank you for the enriching contribution you make across our communities.
Over the past two years as we battled with the Covid-19 pandemic, our resolve as a nation has been tested. As President of Ireland, I take heart from the countless demonstrations of solidarity between people of all backgrounds and their fellow citizens. May I thank the Islamic community in Ireland for its valuable contribution in this regard and send you my best wishes for health, happiness and peace in the year to come.