|Mayor Muir with President Higgins at a previous event|
I participated in the historic Irish State Visit to the UK by attending the performance of Ceiliúradh at the Royal Albert Hall in the presence of President Michael D Higgins, The Prince and Princess Michael of Kent, Taoiseach Enda Kenny TD, former Prime Minister Sir John Major plus the First and deputy First Ministers Rt Hon Peter Robinson MLA and Mr Martin McGuinness MLA plus the Lord Lieutenant Dame Mary Peters.
I was greatly honoured and proud to have the opportunity to participate in the historic Irish State visit to the UK. Following the momentous State Visit to Ireland by Her Majesty The Queen this visit has helped move us forward to a new era in Anglo Irish relations. Our Shared and Diverse histories can now again be explored and enjoyed with differing identities, cultures and views celebrated and embraced.