An Taoiseach Leo Varadkar, TD, opened Inspirefest 2019 with a mission statement for Ireland that celebrates our unique culture while still welcoming diverse nationalities.

Though a tiny nation, Ireland has become a multicultural hub that attracts people from every corner of the globe.

It is this diversity of culture, An Taoiseach Leo Varadkar, TD, pointed out at Inspirefest 2019, that gives us an edge.

“As Taoiseach, I am proud that our country is one of the most diverse in the world. One in six people living in Ireland weren’t born here. That diversity has become one of our strengths – it makes our economy stronger.”

He added: “Those values of inclusivity, creativity and innovation championed here at Inspirefest are the values that we aspire to in Ireland as well. What was a closed past has become an open present.”


Words by Shelly Madden