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Our Patron

Our ONE Patron

We were thrilled when in November 2016 President Michael D. Higgins made time for a visit to our homeless initiative Brú Na BhFiann where he met staff and residents. His reaction:

"The contribution that our Service Personnel make to our country, and indeed across the globe, is terribly important. Our peace keepers and Naval service, through their brave and gallant actions, greatly enhance the reputation of Ireland abroad and our servicemen and women at home offer assistance to our citizens in times of crisis. May I take this opportunity, as Úachtaran na hÉireann and indeed as Supreme Commander of the Defence Forces, to thank all those who currently serve and those who have served in the past for their selflessness, for the sacrifices they have made and for carrying out their duty with honour and with dignity."