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Service of Commemoration and Hope 2012

The 13th annual Service of Commemoration and Hope was held on Wednesday 1st February in Our Lady of Lourdes Church, Sean McDermott Street, Dublin 1. The theme of this year's service was "Growing Strong Together", Sadie Grace, FSN Coordinator stressed the importance of family support groups and networks working together in partnership with services so as to support families living with subsistence misuse. The service was attended by the President of Ireland, Michael D. Higgins, who recited the poem, "For Grief" by John O'Donoghue. Also in attendance was Minister Shortall T.D., Dept. of Health with responsibility for primary care, who spoke of the importance of having an annual event to allow families the space to grieve & provide each other the mutual support. The service was also attended by Commandant Michael Tracey (aide-de-camp to An Taoiseach), Bishop Eamonn Walsh, Garda Commissioner Martin Callinan, Minster of State Joe Costello, MEP Emer Costello representing the Lord Mayor of Dublin, family members, friends and representatives from Family Support Groups, nationwide.

President Higgins

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