Speeches

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

July 31st, 2014

Statement by the Minister for Foreign Affairs and Trade, Mr. Charlie Flanagan, T.D.

I welcome the opportunity today to address this House on two major crises confronting the international community at present, namely the horrendous conflict which has erupted in Gaza and…

July 24th, 2014

Address by the Minister for Justice and Equality Frances Fitzgerald, T.D. Publication of the Courts Service Annual Report 2013

Chief Justice, members of the Judiciary, members of the Board, distinguished guests, ladies and gentlemen; I am pleased to be here today to accept the Courts…

July 24th, 2014

Action Plan for Jobs 2014 – Second Progress Report speech by Taoiseach Enda Kenny T.D.

As you know in the past few weeks the Tanaiste and I have appointed a new team to bring a new energy and vision to the Government’s priorities for the remainder of its term….

July 24th, 2014

Remarks by Tánaiste and Minister for Social Protection Joan Burton At the Publication of the Second Progress Report on the 2014 Action Plan for Jobs

In our recent Statement of Priorities, the Taoiseach and I made clear that the ongoing task of economic repair would now be accompanied by an equal focus on social recovery….

July 22nd, 2014

Speech by Minister for Health Leo Varadkar at the MacGill Summer School

Good evening, Ladies and Gentlemen. Before I start, I just want to thank Joe Mulholland and his team for inviting me to be here and once again, for putting together such an interesting programme….

July 21st, 2014

Speech by Frances Fitzgerald T.D., Minister for Justice and Equality, on Justice Reform, at the MacGill Summer School, 21 July, 2014

Ladies and Gentlemen, We talk a lot these days about reform. But why reform? Surely not just for the sake of reform; But to keep apace with rapidly changing realities of life in contemporary Ireland…

July 21st, 2014

Speech by Frances Fitzgerald T.D., Minister for Justice and Equality, on Justice Reform, at the MacGill Summer School 21 July, 2014

We talk a lot these days about reform. But why reform? Surely not just for the sake of reform; But to keep apace with rapidly changing realities of life in contemporary Ireland….

July 21st, 2014

RESTORING TRUST IN AND CREDIBILITY TO OUR INSTITUTIONS – Speech by the Tánaiste and Minister for Social Protection Joan Burton T.D. At the MacGill Summer School

Good morning, ladies and gentlemen. I’m delighted to be here this morning, and I want to thank Joe Mulholland for organising another fascinating programme for this year’s summer school…

July 17th, 2014

ADDRESS BY MR PAUDIE COFFEY T.D., MINISTER OF STATE AT THE DEPARTMENT OF THE ENVIRONMENT, COMMUNITY AND LOCAL GOVERNMENT AT THE OPENING OF THE CLANMIL IRELAND PROJECT AT VALHALLA, WATERY LANE, CLONDALKIN DUBLIN 22 ON 17th JULY, 2014 @ 2pm

I was delighted to accept the kind invitation from the Clanmil Ireland Housing Association to come here today to officially open this new housing development at Valhalla, Clondalkin. It is indeed a…

July 17th, 2014

Statement by the Minister for Children and Youth Affairs to the Dáil on the Commission of Investigation into Mother and Baby Homes

I welcome today’s opportunity for statements on mother and baby homes. In line with the motion passed on the 11th June, I wish to update the House on the significant progress which has been achieved in…

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