WATCH: The President's Christmas Message

President, Michael D Higgins, social media, Facebook, Twitter, Instagram

20 Dec 2017

President Michael D Higgins has released his annual Christmas message.

This year, he has highlighted issues such as homelessness, as well as the "ongoing plight of refugees and displaced people."

The 9th President of Ireland also speaks of the huge number of Irish people abroad, and thanks the guards, defence forces, prison service and all the staff in hospitals and in emergency services.

"May I wish each and every one of you, wherever you may be, a peaceful and happy Christmas."