ISE Attend Irish President’s Garden Party

ISE staff were pleased to accept an invitation to attend the Irish President’s Garden Party on the 12th of July. ISE staff and other guests were received by President Michael D. Higgins and his wife Sabina at Áras an Uachtaráin.The theme was community day, and ISE was invited in recognition of our role in fostering peace and conflict studies.

In attendance were:

  • Dr Iain Atack and Angela Tunney
  • Dr Gladys Ganiel and Brian O’Neill
  • Dr Andrew and Suzanne Pierce
  • Dr Geraldine Smyth
  • Dr Carlo and Sophie Aldrovandi
  • Dr Gillian Wylie and Olaf Schmidt
  • Dr Etain and Des Tannam

Click on a photo below for the large version:

Waiting to be received by the PresidentDr Geraldine Smyth capturing the momentWaiting to be received by the PresidentWaiting to be received by the PresidentMeeting the President and his wifeOn the steps into the gardenAn historic tram in the groundsDSC06060Dr Carlo and wife Sophie relax in the shadeThe magnificant ground of the ArasDr Iain Atack enjoying the view from the tramDr Ganiel enjoying the groundsPresident's SpeechThe President and his faithful Burmese Mountain Dogs