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St Patrick’s Gateway Church officially re-opened by President

President  Higgins and his wife Sabina being told about the story of the Mermaid Tile by Rev Dr John Parkin (Director, St Patrick’s Gateway Centre) and Joe Stokes (Chairperson, St Patrick’s Gateway Company).
President Michael D Higgins officially re-opened the St Patrick’s Gateway Church in Waterford following its extensive refurbishment. The Methodist Church is now used not only for a church but for concerts, community gathering and classes. As MC, Councillor Mary Roche reminded the gathering, the building has gained “a great benefit and significance for inner city residents”. During [...]

‘The National Orator’ is honoured at Suir Bridge

President Higgins unveils the stone marking the renaming of the Suir Bridge as the Thomas Francis Meagher Bridge on Thursday last.			| Photo: Mick Wall
In the teeming rain on Thursday last, President Michael D Higgins renamed the Suir Bridge, which connects Waterford and Kilkenny, Munster and Leinster, as the Thomas Francis Meagher Bridge. President Higgins spoke of his pride at having “the opportunity to honour this [...]

President To Attend TF Meagher Bridge Naming

Pictured at the 1848 Tricolour Celebration breakfast press briefing as they launched their 2015 programme at the Granville Hotel, the birthplace of Thomas Francis Meagher were Ann Cusack (Chairperson, 1848 Tricolour Celebration Committee), Senator Mark Daly and Liam Rellis (Re-enactor at Bishops Palace).				| Photos: Noel Browne
This year’s 1848 Tricolour Celebration in Waterford will include a visit by President Michael D Higgins, who will attend the naming of the Thomas Francis Meagher Bridge on Thursday, March 12th. The Celebration Weekend will be held on March 7th and 8th and will host representations from the Embassies of USA, France, Canada and Australia. [...]