Speeches

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

September 29th, 2014

Statement by the Minister for Foreign Affairs and Trade to the United Nations General Assembly

It is a great honour to address the General Assembly today on behalf of the Government and People of Ireland. Regrettably, this gathering comes at a dangerous time in global history…

September 25th, 2014

Speech by Minister Alan Kelly at the opening of the Focus Ireland Policy Conference “Where do we go from here”, Aviva Conference Centre, Dublin

I am pleased to be here this morning to open the Focus Ireland Policy Conference on eliminating the risk of homelessness for people who leave institutional…

September 24th, 2014

Second Stage Speech by Minister Michael Ring T.D. on Sport Ireland Bill 2014

I am pleased to introduce the Sport Ireland Bill. The purpose of the Bill is to establish Sport Ireland, a new body which will replace the Irish Sports Council and the National Sports Campus Development Authority…

September 24th, 2014

Address by the Taoiseach to UN Secretary General’s Climate Change Summit

Secretary General, I welcome your timely initiative. Global warming is a stark reality that can only be dealt with by a collective global response. We are all interdependent and interconnected… we share a common humanity…

September 23rd, 2014

Speech by Minister of State Simon Harris, TD, to EI Financial Services & Technology CEO Forum

I have great pleasure in welcoming you to the Financial Services & Technology CEO Forum. International Markets Week [IMW] is the largest client event organised by Enterprise Ireland and one of the…

September 22nd, 2014

Speech by Minister of State Aodhán Ó Riordáin, Citizenship Ceremony, Convention Centre, Dublin

I am both delighted and privileged to join you here today on such a special occasion – the day on which you will be granted Irish citizenship….

September 22nd, 2014

Speech by Frances Fitzgerald TD, Minister for Justice and Equality, 22nd September 2014, Citizenship Ceremony, Convention Centre, Dublin

Ladies and Gentlemen, You’re all welcome. But I want to specially welcome you who will shortly become Ireland’s newest citizens.
From today, you are part of a new family. You’ll have one of these…

September 20th, 2014

Inaugural Irish Criminal Justice Conference Remarks by the Minister for Justice and Equality, Frances Fitzgerald TD

I am delighted to be here this morning to open the Inaugural Irish Criminal Justice Conference….

September 18th, 2014

Address by Minister for Foreign Affairs and Trade, Charlie Flanagan TD, Woodenbridge

It is an honour to be here today to officially open this truly beautiful and moving memorial to those that Wicklow lost in the First World War…

September 18th, 2014

Response by Minister of State to Seanad Private Member’s motion on Direct Provision on 17 September, 2014

I have been asked by my colleague the Minister for Justice and Equality, Frances Fitzgerald, TD, to respond to this motion by putting forward a counter motion as…

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