St Patrick's Day message 2012 to members from an Taoiseach, Mr Enda Kenny TD

As Taoiseach, I welcome the opportunity to send my warmest wishes to the Irish diaspora celebrating St. Patrick's Day around the world. I am honoured to represent my country on this special day, the day that celebrates the best of being Irish.

St .Patrick's Day is an important day for Irish people and people of Irish descent all over the world. It is a great opportunity to celebrate who we are and to show the world that, although we are a small country, we are rightly proud of our heritage. And we are happy to share our unique heritage and culture with other nations, keeping alive the cultural traditions for future generations to come.

This year, more than ever, we think of all members of our extended global family and friends, and strive to reinforce those relationships that are so important to us, and to the future of Ireland.

We know that our people are our strength, and we will continue to show the world the strength and resilience of the Irish people. We continue to show the world that Ireland and its people have much to offer. And we will strive to work together to overcome the challenges we face, and to ensure a peaceful and prosperous future for our people and generations to come.

A very happy and enjoyable St. Patrick's Day to you all. Lá Fhéile Pádraig sona daoibh go léir.

Enda Kenny TD


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