Sabina and I very much appreciate having the opportunity at these events in the afternoon to meet all the different aspects of Irish society, in its diversity. And, particularly, it gives us
an opportunity to say ‘Thank You’ to those who work in a voluntary capacity – voluntary capacity may well be the different interests or activities that you share but also, of course, Ireland wouldn’t be able to function,
in terms of inclusion, if there weren’t so much valuable voluntary effort given, year in year out, throughout the year, to all those
who are vulnerable in any way.