People from all over Ireland were invited as guests of honour to the President's first Garden Party of 2018, a 'Family Day'.
The event was organised to pay tribute to the love, friendship and solidarity that binds us together as people and as a nation.
The annual Garden Parties at Áras an Uachtaráin continue a tradition which began during Douglas Hyde’s presidency. President and Sabina Higgins are organising eight such events this summer, welcoming over 4,000 people into Áras an Uachtaráin.
Click on the link below to listen to the President's address.