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President launches Facebook page

President Michael D. Higgins has launched a Facebook page called “President of Ireland / Uachtarán na hÉireann” (www.facebook.com/PresidentIRL).The latest news, photographs, videos and speeches from the President will be featured. Facebook users who “like” the page will receive updates about the President’s work through their news feed. Another Facebook page, www.facebook.com/ArasAnUachtarain, will provide regular news about the Áras itself and its long and varied history. The launch of a Facebook page is the latest addition to the President’s social media strategy: Earlier this year, the President launched a Twitter account (@PresidentIRL), which provides regular updates about the President’s work. The President also uses Soundcloud (soundcloud.com/arasanuachtarain) to disseminate recordings of speeches and YouTube (www.youtube.com/user/presidentofireland) for videos. The President is also starting an Instagram account (www.instagram.com/presidentirl) that will provide a regular stream of photos of the work of President Michael D. Higgins. All of these platforms are integrated into the President’s website, www.president.ie.

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President’s St Patrick’s Day message

President Michael D. Higgins has extended good wishes for St Patrick’s Day to the people of Ireland and our global family and friends around the world. Today [St Patrick’s Day] is a day when we come together to celebrate and share our rich culture and heritage. It is also a day when we reflect on the life of St Patrick, our patron saint, a migrant who arrived on our shores some 1,600 years ago. His story was founded on hardship, destitution and great sorrow; but became a narrative of courage, vision and opportunity. It is a story that has been relived time and again by the many Irish people across the centuries who have left their native land to create new homes and communities in countries around the globe, and it is an experience we share with so many migrant populations all across the world, something we must never forget. This year also marks the anniversary of another of the early …

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