The Irish are celebrating their 70th birthday.
We’ve got a lot to celebrate, but the most exciting thing is we are celebrating the birth of our first President, Mary Robinson.
It is a great honour to have Mary Robinson as our President.
In Ireland, we are very proud to be a founding member of the United Nations.
We have a great contribution to make.
In the world today, we’re at the dawn of a new age of openness.
We are a beacon of light in the darkness of our time.
We have seen the rise of populism and we must not let it become the rule.
We must stand up for our values, our values are universal.
We want a free and fair election.
Our future depends on it.
The Irish people are strong and determined, and they will make sure that their future is the best that it can be.
It’s a great day for Ireland, and the country and the people of Ireland.