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The Saint Vincent de Paul Ethics Launch Event

Date: Mon 22nd Sep, 2014 | 00:02

President Higgins launched the second phase of his Ethics Initiative at an event hosted by The Society of Saint Vincent de Paul.

The Ethics Initiative aims to act as an opportunity for critical and fresh thinking, and contribute to harnessing and supporting the “profusion of positive initiatives that exist in Irish society.” 

In launching the initiative President Higgins praised the Society of Saint Vincent de Paul, saying “all of us Irish people should be grateful for the quiet, sustained weekly work of the Saint Vincent de Paul Society’s volunteers. But we must also be challenged by their actions, rooted as they are in the conviction that the struggles of the marginalised are the struggles of society in general.”

President Higgins invited the Society and wider civil society to use this as opportunity to articulate the values that they wish to see placed at the heart of our collective future and to compel our elected representatives to listen to the voices of the most vulnerable in Irish society.