The Global Peace Foundation (GPF)-Ireland completed ten days of activities in Tipperary Town recently as part of its Ireland and European launch.
The Tipperary Peace Convention facilitated the event at the Tipperary Excel Centre and saw the great participation of different dignitaries of Tipperary Town including Mayor Anna Tuohy-Halligan, the Pride of Tipperary Donna Breen and various councillors, educators and community leaders.
Leading up to the Tipperary capstone event, GPF-Ireland was well received by Chairman Pat Breen and representatives of the joint committee of Foreign Affairs and Trade at the Irish Parliament. Related meetings occurred with community leaders in Limerick, Co-operation Ireland in Belfast and the Nigeria Embassy in Dublin. The initial launch event occurred at the Irish Aid Offices in Dublin on July 18 with great success.
“Ireland is the fifteenth country of Global Peace Foundation, which celebrates and promotes its vision of peace through building interfaith partnerships, strengthening families and communities, and fostering a culture of service and peace,” said Vice-President Dr. Tony Devine. “We’re really delighted to be here in Tipperary working with Martin Quinn and the Tipperary Peace Convention who do really great work to promote peace. The GBF look for possibilities to expand throughout the world so today is very important for us.”
Dr. Tony Devine gave the overview of GPF’s vision, mission, and signature programs globally. After the presentations, an engaging Q&A session followed which demonstrated the keen interest of participants and the desire to support. Dr. Devine noted that the Irish people and great organisations like the Tipperary Peace Convention have important contributions to make to other countries as a result of Ireland’s accomplishments in the peace process and community building.