Speeches

Good afternoon. Unfortunately, it is not possible for the Minister for Education and Skills, Jan O’Sullivan, to attend today. She has asked me to pass on her apologies...

I welcome the opportunity to address this important issue today in the Dáil and I look forward to hearing the contributions of Deputies. At a time when anti-immigration...

I thought I had seen it all but if the media reporting is accurate then we are going back to the past. If so, I believe politics is failing. The issue been a consistent...

Ceann Comhairle, With just nine weeks to go to polling day in the UK’s referendum on its EU membership, I welcome this opportunity to debate this vital strategic interest for Ireland...

A Cheann Comhairle, I am delighted to have the opportunity to speak to the House today on this topic which is of major strategic importance to us in the context of our national, bilateral and international interests...

In recent years, with the EU institutions appearing to be led more by head than heart, many people have begun to question the wisdom of the project....

Friends, colleagues, Ladies and Gentlemen – members of the board of the National Concert Hall...

Thank you to everyone for coming. I felt it was important that while we are waiting the conclusion of Government negotiations not to merely wait for these talks to go on, but to see on what matters some form of political understanding may emerge when...

Colleagues, I am delighted to be here to launch Organ Donor Awareness Week 2016. The Awareness Week promotes the life-saving role of organ donation, and I'm very glad to be supporting it.`..

Ladies and gentlemen – Irishmen and Irishwomen – friends, relatives, and guests. We are gathered here today on one of the key sites-of-battle of the 1916 Rising, as we pay tribute to the courage, idealism, and sacrifice of the men and women who one hundred years ago...

 

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