Speeches

Director, Distinguished Guests, Ladies and Gentlemen I want to begin by thanking Joe Mullholland for the invitation to return to Glenties. The MacGill Summer School serves an important function, and allows us to debate key issues and discuss new ideas in a considered way...

Taoiseach, Commissioner, distinguished guests, ladies and gentlemen and last but by no means least, our new members of An Garda Síochána. Firstly, thank you, Taoiseach, for presiding over this ceremony. Because it is an important day...

Commissioner, distinguished guests, ladies and gentlemen, and particularly members of the Garda Reserve. One of the great things - maybe the very best thing - about being a Minister is that you get to be part of other people's big days. The achievement days...

Good evening everyone. At the beginning of this Government I said I wanted Ireland to be the best small country in the world for business, to raise a family, and to grow old with a sense of dignity and respect...

This is an important report and an important day in a wider battle. The battle to ensure all workers share in the recovery this Government is building. When I became Labour Party Leader and Tanaiste, I immediately put the establishment of the Low Pay Commission on the agenda. It was central to my negotiations with the Taoiseach on the revised policy priorities of the Government...

Good afternoon everyone and welcome to the launch of the first Report of the Low Pay Commission. When I launched the Low Pay Commission back in February I said that this Government believes that a job is the only sustainable route out of poverty...

Ladies and Gentlemen, You all know the old question and answer: Question: How do you eat an elephant? Answer: In very thin slices. I would propose to you that the same Q&A applies to reform...

I am very pleased to introduce these new measures to the House today and I look forward to hearing the contributions of Senators...

I am very pleased to be before you today to present this Bill, which provides for important changes to the Personal Insolvency Act 2012, arising from the Government’s initiative of 13th May to strengthen support for...

Good morning and welcome. I’m delighted to see people here this morning from such a wide variety of backgrounds. I’d also like to welcome the people watching at home. Today is about a new way forward. A new way forward that we will chart together...

 

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