On Tuesday 7 June 2016 President Michael D. Higgins hosted a Garden Party at Áras an Uachtaráin focused on the theme of ‘Multi Culturalism’. Representatives of a wide variety of groups representing cultural and ethnic groups in Ireland were invited.
Addressing the gathering, President Higgins stated:
Difference is a resource.
Difference is richness.
That is the Ireland that is unfolding before us
and I welcome it.