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A message from Her Majesty The Queen to the President of Ireland, His Excellency Michael D Higgins

Published 15 March 2021

Lá Fhéile Pádraig sona daoibh go léir

Her Majesty The Queen

On the occasion of your National Day, I would like to convey to Your Excellency my congratulations, together with my best wishes to the people of Ireland. This year marks ten years since my visit to Ireland, which I remember fondly, and it marks a significant centenary across these islands. We share ties of family, friendship and affection – the foundation of our partnership that remains as important today as ten years ago.

‘Lá Fhéile Pádraig sona daoibh go léir.’ [Happy St Patrick’s Day to you all]

Elizabeth R

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