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President visits the UCD Centre for Ethics in Public Life

Monday, 05th February, 2018

Time: 11:30

Location: UCD, Dublin

President Higgins delivered the keynote address at UCD’s Centre for Public Ethics.

In the speech, President Higgins welcomed the creation of the Centre for Public Ethics, and called for more analysis and critical reflection in classrooms, in the media and in public debate.

Since his inauguration, President Higgins has sought to stimulate a national discussion about the type of Ireland that we might wish to create, and the values we wish to promote as we seek new ideas on how to address some of the most pressing and urgent questions facing Ireland at this time.

The ‘President of Ireland Ethics Initiative’, which partnered with a range of academic and non-profit organisations, highlighted the creativity of the Irish people and their capacity to imagine ways to bring a more vibrant and more inclusive republic into being.