MESSAGE FROM PRESIDENT MICHAEL D. HIGGINS TO ONE FAMILY/ CHERISH 40TH ANNIVERSARY GATHERING 18 OCTOBER 2012
I would like to send my best wishes to Cherish as you celebrate your 40th anniversary. For many years single mothers in our society were an excluded group, a people without a voice. I thank you for all you have done in promoting an inclusive citizenship by ensuring that lone parents and their children are treated with respect and are valued as a family within our society. Your contribution to changing the landscape for lone parents in this county has been a significant one.
I congratulate you for your dedication and commitment and I wish you every success in the future.
Michael D. Higgins
Uachtarán na hÉireann
President of Ireland