An Cathaoirleach Celebrates Pride 2021
"On behalf of Dún Laoghaire-Rathdown County Council and the people of the County, I would like to wish everyone a happy pride celebration. This last year has been challenging for all and has shown us the importance of having strong, supportive communities.
During these celebrations we remember the past and recognise the ongoing challenges faced by the LGBTQ+ community. As both allies and members of this community, our focus should be on ensuring that everyone is free to be who they are and love whom they love. Our collective community is only truly strong and resilient when nobody is left to feel scared or anxious about being their true self.
Pride is also a time to embrace the joys of love and self-expression. After what has been a difficult year, it is heartening that we are able to once again celebrate Pride, diversity, and inclusion.
Hopefully we will all be able to celebrate in person next year and will see all the wonderful, different celebrations across our local communities.
Once again, on behalf of Dún Laogahire-Rathdown, I would like to wish you all a happy Pride celebration and hope that next year the Pride Parade can once again march the streets of our cities and local communities."