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IIIC Executive Director Receives Presidental Service Award

In September 2012 it was announced that Sr. Lena Deevy, IIIC Executive Director and CIIC Board Member, was to receive one of the 1st Annual Presidential Distinguished Service Awards for the Irish Abroad in the area of Irish Community Support.  Sr. Lena was present to accept the award in November 2012 in Áras an Uachtaráin.  According to President Michael D. Higgins, the award formally recognizes and honors “the sacrifice, support and commitment to Ireland of the wider Irish diaspora in all its diversity”.

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In picture: Sabina Coyne, Sr. Lena Deevy, President Michael D. Higgins, Taoiseach Enda Kenny & Tánaiste Eamon Gilmore