Speeches

Speeches linked to posts on MerrionStreet.ie can be found here.

April 16th, 2014

Speech by the Taoiseach, Mr Enda Kenny TD, at Launch of Better Outcomes: Brighter Futures, the National Policy Framework for Children and Young People 2014 – 2020

I am delighted to be here with my colleagues- the Tánaiste and Minister Frances Fitzgerald, to launch Better Outcomes: Brighter Futures, the National Policy Framework…

April 15th, 2014

Statement by the Taoiseach, Mr .Enda Kenny T.D. Draft Commission of Investigation Order 2014

Draft Commission of Investigation (Certain Matters relative to An Garda Síochána and other persons) Order 2014…

April 8th, 2014

Second Stage Speech by the Minister for Justice, Equality and Defence, Alan Shatter TD: Irish Human Rights and Equality Commission Bill 2014

A Cheann Comhairle, I am pleased to present this Bill to the House. It is now 15 years since the Equality Authority was established, and 14 years since the establishment of the Human Rights Commission…

April 3rd, 2014

Speech by Alan Shatter T.D., Minister for Justice, Equality and Defence at the launch of the Mediation Clinic School of Dispute Resolution – Independent Colleges, Dublin

I am pleased to be here today, at the Independent Colleges Dublin, to launch this new initiative – the Mediation Clinic – and I thank…

April 3rd, 2014

Dáil Éireann Motion on the Current Crisis in Ukraine, Minister of State Donohoe

“That Dáil Éireann, Rejects the validity of the referendum held in Crimea on 16 March without the minimum democratic guarantees…

April 3rd, 2014

Speech by the Taoiseach Mr Enda Kenny TD, Alexion Pharmaceutical’s Investment/Jobs Announcement April 3rd 2014

Good morning ladies and gentlemen, distinguished guests. I am delighted to join you on this great day for Alexion and West Dublin….

April 3rd, 2014

Speech by the Taoiseach Mr Enda Kenny TD, at the US Embassy Conference Smart People for a Smart Economy

Thank you, Stuart, for your kind introduction. And thank you for inviting me. This is, I believe, the third occasion that I have had the pleasure of speaking at the US Embassy’s Annual Economic Conference…

April 2nd, 2014

Minister Alex White’s Opening Address to the Alcohol Forum National Conference

I would like to thank Pat Harvey, Executive Chairman of the Alcohol Forum for inviting me back to your annual conference to deliver the opening address…

April 2nd, 2014

Alcohol Forum National Conference “Alcohol’s Harm to Others: When Their Drinking Becomes Your Problem” National Convention Centre Opening Address by By Alex White TD, Minister of State at the Department of Health

I would like to thank Pat Harvey, Executive Chairman of the Alcohol Forum for inviting me back to your annual conference to deliver the opening address…

April 2nd, 2014

Speech by An Tánaiste Eamon Gilmore TD At the launch of White Paper on Universal Health Insurance 2 April 2014

I would like to join with the Taoiseach in welcoming the publication of this white paper, which will provide the framework for a major…

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