In March 2015, President Michael D Higgins hosted a reception to celebrate Irish women in sport at Áras an Uachtaráin.
In his speech, the President said that sports were still seen by sections of the media as being “chiefly the domain of men, a world in which women’s sport is regarded as playing a secondary role, their achievements being lauded momentarily, but often failing to sustain long-term public interest or receive the appropriate support”.
Read the full text of the President's speech by clicking on the link below.
Fáiltiú ar scáth an Uachtaráin in ómós do Lá Idirnáisiúnta na mBan
suíomh: Áras an Uachtaráin