Speeches

“Please inform Secretary General agreeable in principle STOP. Details being settled. Will wire later STOP” So ran the cable from the Government, via Ireland’s mission in New York...

The Minister for Foreign Affairs and Trade, Charlie Flanagan, TD, will today welcome the United Nations Secretary-General, Mr Ban Ki-moon, to Ireland as he begins an official visit, the first since 2009...

In Ireland, we’re known as a nation of storytellers. And today, the people have told quite some story. This is a magical, moving moment. When the world’s beating heart is in Ireland. Our people have spoken powerfully and profoundly. Together, we’ve chosen to make progress...

Today Ireland made history. The first country in the world to vote for equal marriage. I welcome that and thank all those who voted yesterday. In the privacy of the ballot box they made a public statement...

Ladies and Gentlemen, I was explaining to someone the other day how different the experience of media is for people from particular areas of Irish life...

I’m delighted to be here for the opening of these very stylish new premises and I would like to thank Ryan Smith for the invitation and welcome you to Dublin....

I am delighted to be in the presence of so many prominent and successful women, and I’d like to thank the Women’s Executive Network for the invitation to address you....

It is my pleasure to represent the Government at this Civic Reception here in Sligo, a most beautiful part of the country that Mary and I know very well and visit regularly....

Your Royal Highnesses, Minister, Ambassadors, Uachtarán an Ollscoil – Dr Brown, Dear friends, To our guests of honour today, the Prince of Wales and the Duchess of Cornwall, fáilte romhat ar ais go hÉirinn...

Good morning everyone - I am delighted to be here today to talk about some issues relating to transport in Dublin and the developments which will prepare the ground for the future shape of our transport network...

 

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