25 March 2011

Minister’s First Official Visit in Lucan

Frances Commits to Supporting U3A Group

Newly appointed Minister, Frances Fitzgerald, this week attended her first official engagement. The event, which was hosted by the U3A group, took place in La Banca restaurant in Lucan village.

“I was delighted to have been invited to the U3A dinner in Lucan to mark their ninth anniversary. The U3A Group was set up to promote life long learning. I have always been a supporter of this group and their ethos,” said Minister Fitzgerald.

“Life Long Learning U3A is built on the idea that generations need to be integrated to ensure that people of all ages can learn from one another. Last year I addressed a class which was comprised of a combination of older and younger people who were working hand in hand to learn together. The exchange of information between different age groups and generations is huge societal value,” said Minister Fitzgerald.

“I am delighted to be here to celebrate Lucan’s life long learning initiative and look forward to supporting this organisation in the future,” concluded Frances Fitzgerald.