Speeches

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October 17th, 2014

Address by Minister for Justice and Equality, Immigrant Council of Ireland EU Anti-Trafficking Day Event, 17 October 2014

Distinguished Guests, members of the Oireachtas, colleagues. I am very pleased to be here today at this event to mark EU Anti-trafficking Day, which falls tomorrow, the eighteenth (18th) of October….

October 16th, 2014

Speech by Minister for Justice and Equality, Frances Fitzgerald T.D: Topical Issues Debate – The need for zero tolerance policing in Dublin city centre to ensure adequate protection for its citizens, 16th October 2014

I am grateful to the Deputy for raising this important matter for debate today. I am of course very much aware of the concerns about crime and anti-social behaviour in the city centre, and the potential impact for all…

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October 16th, 2014

Speech by Minister for Justice and Equality, Frances Fitzgerald T.D.Topical Issues Debate Thursday 16th October 2014

I am grateful to the Deputy for raising this important matter for debate today…

October 16th, 2014

Speech by Dr James Reily T.D. Minister for Children and Youth Affairs – Dáil Eireann 15th October 2014

Deputies, it is clear that this Government’s plan for economic recovery is working, and the economy is moving in the right direction. The core aim of this year’s budget is to secure and solidify that recovery. However, we are…

October 16th, 2014

Statements on Budget 2015 Speech by the Minister for Justice and Equality, Frances Fitzgerald TD Wednesday 15 October 2015

The Budget announced yesterday marks a significant step forward for Ireland. It is a budget which is fair….

October 16th, 2014

Budget Speech by Mr. Alan Kelly, T.D. Minister for the Environment, Community and Local Government, Dail Eireann, 15 October 2015

This budget is a milestone budget. It shows that we are slowly becoming a ‘normal economy’ economy once again where we are neither throwing money…

October 16th, 2014

Budget 2015 Statement by Ms. Heather Humphreys, T.D.,Minister for Arts, Heritage and the Gaeltacht 15 October 2014

While the precise detail of my Department’s Vote for next year will be announced shortly, I am pleased to have this opportunity…

October 15th, 2014

Speech by Minister for Foreign Affairs & Trade, Charlie Flanagan TD on Budget 2015

I am honoured to make my first Budget speech as Minister for Foreign Affairs and Trade. I would like to begin my remarks by paying tribute to my predecessor, Deputy Eamon Gilmore, who, as Minister for…

October 15th, 2014

Opening Address by An Taoiseach Enda Kenny TD at One Young World Convention Centre, Dublin 15th October 2014

You are all very welcome to Dublin. Cead Mile Failte. I’m delighted to be with you at Dublin Castle to launch this excellent forum. Thank you for inviting me…

October 15th, 2014

Speech by Minister for Health Leo Varadkar on Budget 2015 in Dail Eirean

A Chathaoirligh First of all, I want to thank you for the opportunity to address the House on the Budget and the 2015 Health Estimates. For the last 7 years we have come into the Dáil on this day…

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