President Gets Huge Welcome At IT Tralee For Launch Of UNESCO Chair

PRESIDENT of Ireland, Micheal D Higgins, visited IT Tralee on Tuesday to launch the college becoming the world’s first UNESCO chair in physical education, sports, recreation and fitness.

A festival atmosphere that greeted the President, with performers at every turn showing off the talent of the area.

Flanked by security, Micheal D Higgins chatted with the many different organisations, businesses, groups and charities who had assembled  for the visit  that lasted just over an hour.

President Higgins, commended the college for their efforts in the onward protection of rights for people with disabilities.

“The institute will continue to work on the very difficult interface between ignorance and understanding, between tolerance and intolerance, between prejudice and justice and between exclusion and inclusion,” President Higgins said.

“The purpose of the chair is to advocate for policy change, conduct research, and deliver education and training to facilitate the creation of a more inclusive society, with physical education, sport, recreation and fitness acting as conduits towards the attainment of social justice,” he said.; Wednesday 25th February, 2015