President Higgins praises resilient students during today’s visit to Milford

President Michael D Higgins has praised staff and students in Milford for their ‘tenacity and courage’ in the aftermath of the Creeslough tragedy. 

President Higgins visited Mulroy College in Milford this morning.

The school lost two students and two parents of students in the Creeslough explosion and in his address to students, he paid tribute to the strength the school community has shown since the tragedy.


Ms Fiona Temple welcomed President Higgins as she addressed everyone in the main hall and stated it is an incredible honour for us in Mulroy College to welcome President Higgins here Today.

Addressing the students, President Higgins said, “May I pay tribute to each and every one of you for the tenacity, the courage, the determination, the resilience, the resolve, and the strength that each of you have shown over the past few months.

“For some of us here today, the tragedy has changed the paths of your lives in a very real and tangible way.

“For others, the changes may be more subtle, but nonetheless profound. However, all of you are unified in your strength and togetherness, the resilience that you have shown, and the sense of community that has been so evident,” said President Higgins.

President Higgins will be in attendance at the President’s Cup Final at the Ryan McBride Brandywell Stadium, Derry tonight.


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