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Speeches archive

December

Lecture to mark the Christmas Truce of 1914 - Introduction by Minister Flanagan

16 December 2014

Lecture to mark the Christmas Truce of 1914 by Professor Mary McAleese, former President of Ireland - Introduction by Minister Flanagan

Health Issues for the Irish Community in both the US and UK

11 December 2014

Minister Deenihan - Joint Committee on Health and Children: Health Issues for the Irish Community in both the US and UK - 11 December 2014

Dail debate on recognition of Palestine

11 December 2014

Dail debate on recognition of Palestine - Closing remarks by the Minister for Foreign Affairs and Trade

Motion on recognition of the State of Palestine

09 December 2014

Motion on Recognition of the State of Palestine - Remarks by Minister of State Seán Sherlock

Motion on recognition of the State of Palestine

09 December 2014

Motion on recognition of the State of Palestine - Remarks by Minister of State Dara Murphy on behalf of the Government

Appearance of Secretary General at Petitions Committee - Introductory Remarks

03 December 2014

Appearance of Secretary General at Petitions Committee - Introductory Remarks

Statement by Minister Flanagan at Launch of the 2014 DAC Peer Review

02 December 2014

Launch of the 2014 DAC Peer Review - Tuesday, 2 December 2014, Government Press Centre - Statement by Mr. Charlie Flanagan TD, Minister for Foreign Affairs and Trade

Statement by Minister Sherlock at Launch of the 2014 DAC Peer Review

02 December 2014

Statement by Minister for Development, Trade Promotion and North South Co-operation, Mr Seán Sherlock TD at the Launch of the 2014 DAC Peer Review

November

Seanad Debate on Developments in the Middle East and Ukraine, 27 November 2014

27 November 2014

Seanad Debate on Developments in the Middle East and Ukraine, 27 November 2014

Remarks by Minister Flanagan at the launch of Documents in Irish Foreign Policy

20 November 2014

Remarks by Charles Flanagan, T.D., Minister for Foreign Affairs and Trade at the launch of Documents in Irish Foreign Policy, Volume IX - Iveagh House, 20 November 2014

Opening remarks by Minister Flanagan at European Council on Foreign Relations

14 November 2014

Opening remarks by Minister Flanagan at European Council on Foreign Relations - “Ireland, Britain and Europe”

Remarks by Minister Flanagan at Enterprise Ireland Financial Services Networking Dinner

13 November 2014

Remarks by Mr. Charles Flanagan T.D., Minister for Foreign Affairs and Trade at Enterprise Ireland Financial Services Networking Dinner for Irish companies and their UK guests - Embassy of Ireland, London, Thursday 13 November 2014

Minister’s Statement to the Joint Committee on Foreign Affairs and Trade

11 November 2014

Minister’s Statement to the Joint Committee on Foreign Affairs and Trade - Review of the Foreign Affairs Council 11 November 2014

DFAT NGO Forum on Business and Human Rights - Address by Minister Flanagan

07 November 2014

DFAT NGO Forum on Business and Human Rights - Address by Minister for Foreign Affairs and Trade, Mr. Charles Flanagan T.D.

October

Global Forum on Diaspora and Development sponsored by Irish Aid and Diaspora Matters

31 October 2014

Opening Address by Minister for the Diaspora, Jimmy Deenihan, TD, at the Global Forum on Diaspora and Development sponsored by Irish Aid and Diaspora Matters

Presidential Distinguished Service Awards for the Irish Abroad 2014

30 October 2014

The Presidential Distinguished Service Award for the Irish Abroad honours the work of exceptional people who contribute to Ireland and to Irish communities abroad.

Trade between Africa and Ireland to reach €24 billion by 2020

30 October 2014

Trade between Africa and Ireland to reach €24 billion by 2020 - Minister for Development, Trade Promotion and North South Cooperation, Seán Sherlock

Ireland’s response to the Ebola crisis

21 October 2014

Speech by Minister Sherlock on the Ebola crisis during topical debates in the Dáil

Launch of the Irish Anzacs Database at UCD

17 October 2014

Remarks by Minister Flanagan on the Launch of the Irish Anzacs Database at UCD

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

15 October 2014

Speech by Minister for Foreign Affairs & Trade, Charlie Flanagan TD on Budget 2015 Dáil Eireann 15 October 2015

Minister Sherlock addresses Forgotten Gaelic Volunteers event

13 October 2014

Minister Sherlock - Forgotten Gaelic Volunteers event, Queen's University Belfast 13th October 2014

Minister Deenihan addresses Asia Pacific Ireland Business Forum

10 October 2014

Address by Minister for the Diaspora, Jimmy Deenihan T.D. at the Asia Pacific Ireland Business Forum, Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia

Minister Flanagan address at the International Conference in Support of the Reconstruction of Gaza

12 October 2014

Minister Flanagan address at the International Conference in Support of the Reconstruction of Gaza

Address to Irish Austrian Business Forum

07 October 2014

Address by Minister for Foreign Affairs and Trade, Charlie Flanagan, T.D., to Irish-Austrian Business Forum, Shelbourne Hotel

Speech by Minister Jimmy Deenihan announcing Emigrant Support Programme Funding for Britain 2014

17 October 2014

Address by Minister Deenihan during his visit to London

Speech by Minister Deenihan for Irish Business Networks Lunch

17 October 2014

Address by Minister Deenihan during his visit to London

Remarks by Minister Deenihan at the unveiling of a Plaque commemorating Daniel O'Connell

17 October 2014

Address by Minister Deenihan during his visit to London

September

Statement by Minister Flanagan to the UN General Assembly

29 September 2014

Statement by Minister Flanagan to the UN General Assembly

Minister Sherlock addresses J1 Work and Travel Event

25 September 2014

Address by Minister of State Sean Sherlock T.D., at the US Embassy ‘J1 Connect’ Event at the RDS

Address at unveiling of Wicklow World War One memorial

18 September 2014

Address by Minister for Foreign Affairs and Trade, Charlie Flanagan, T.D., at the unveiling of a First World War memorial at Woodenbridge, County Wicklow

Address to Conference on Return Migration

16 September 2014

Speech by Minister for Diaspora Affairs, Jimmy Deenihan, T.D., at the National Youth Council of Ireland Conference on Return Migration – ‘Home is where the heart is’

Address by Minister, Charlie Flanagan T.D. - Annual Reconciliation Networking Forum 2014

16 September 2014

Address by Minister for Foreign Affairs and Trade, Charlie Flanagan T.D. - Annual Reconciliation Networking Forum 2014, Dublin Castle

"History Repeats Itself" - Speech by the Minister for Foreign Affairs and Trade

12 September 2014

"History Repeats Itself" Speech by the Minister for Foreign Affairs and Trade, Charles Flanagan T.D.

Address by Minister Flanagan at the British Irish Association Conference

05 September 2014

Address by Minister Flanagan at the British Irish Association Conference

Minister Sherlock address at TEDx Stormont event

05 September 2014

Remarks prepared for Minister Sherlock for the TEDx Stormont event on the theme ‘Getting There’

Address by Minister Flanagan to Association of European Journalists

04 September 2014

Address by the Minister for Foreign Affairs and Trade, Charlie Flanagan, T.D. to the Association of European Journalists (AEJ)

Minister Flanagan launches Top 250 Exporters Report

03 September 2014

Speech by the Minister for Foreign Affairs and Trade, Charlie Flanagan, T.D., at the launch of the Irish Exporters Association Top 250 Exporters publication in Dublin

August

July

Seanad Éireann Debate on Situation in Gaza and Ukraine

31 July 2014

Seanad Éireann Debate on Situation in Gaza and Ukraine - Statement by the Minister for Foreign Affairs and Trade, Mr. Charlie Flanagan, T.D.

Dáil Speech on Gaza by Charles Flanagan TD, Minister for Foreign Affairs and Trade

16 July 2014

Dáil Speech on Gaza by Charles Flanagan TD, Minister for Foreign Affairs and Trade

National Day of Commemoration - Address to Diplomatic Corps

13 July 2014

Address by the Minister for Foreign Affairs and Trade, Charlie Flanagan, T.D. to the Diplomatic Corps on Ireland's National Day of Commemoration

International Symposium on Leadership, Peace, and Sustainable Livelihoods in the Dem. Rep. of Congo

01 July 2014

International Symposium on Leadership, Peace, and Sustainable Livelihoods in the Democratic Republic, NUI Galway 1 July 2014 - Opening Address by the Tánaiste

June

Pre-European Council (26-27 June) statement by Minister Donohoe

25 June 2014

Pre-European Council statement (26 – 27 June) by the Minister for European Affairs, Paschal Donohoe TD Dáil Éireann, 25 June 2014

“Ensuring real and lasting recovery in Ireland and Europe”

25 June 2014

Ensuring real and lasting recovery in Ireland and Europe – Address by Tánaiste Eamon Gilmore T.D. to the Ireland-France Chamber of Commerce”

Opening address at Institute for British Irish Studies Conference, UCD

16 June 2014

Opening address at Institute for British Irish Studies Conference, UCD - Tánaiste's opening address

Tánaiste’s remarks at launch of book on Frank Aiken

12 June 2014

Remarks by the Tánaiste at the launch of ‘Frank Aiken: Nationalist and Internationalist’, at the Royal Irish Academy

Statement by Minister Donohoe at EU-League of Arab States meeting

11 June 2014

Minister of State for European Affairs, Paschal Donohoe, TD, made the following statement at the European Union and League of Arab States Ministerial Meeting in Athens on 11 June 2014.

Remarks at launch of Reconciliation Fund Strategy

09 June 2014

Remarks by Tánaiste at the launch of the Department’s Reconciliation Fund Strategy in Belfast

Asia Business Week 2014 - Keynote address by an Tánaiste

06 June 2014

Asia Business Week 2014 - Keynote address by an Tánaiste

May

Address by the Tánaiste to the American Chamber of Commerce

15 May 2014

Tánaiste and Minister for Foreign Affairs and Trade, Eamon Gilmore T.D., pictured with Mark Redmond (Chief Executive) and Louise Phelan (President) addressed the American Chamber of Commerce

Remarks by Tánaiste and Minister for Foreign Affairs and Trade Eamon Gilmore TD

15 May 2014

Bank of Ireland, National Enterprise Week “Economics and Enterprise” Breakfast - House of Lords, College Green, 15 May 2014

Minister Costello speaking in Seanad on the abduction of schoolgirls in Nigeria

14 May 2014

Minister for Trade and Development Joe Costello speaking in Seanad on the abduction of schoolgirls in Nigeria

Statements by the Tánaiste to mark Europe Week

06 May 2014

The Tánaiste and Minister for Foreign Affairs and Trade, Eamon Gilmore, TD, made the following statement in Dáil Eireann today to mark Europe Week

Minister Costello’s remarks at closing event of Mexico – Dublin Business Conference

02 May 2014

Minister Costello’s remarks at closing event of Mexico – Dublin Business Conference

Remarks by Tánaiste - Call to Code Awards Ceremony - Google HQ

01 May 2014

Remarks by Tánaiste - Call to Code Awards Ceremony - Google HQ

Tánaiste’s remarks at Mexico – Dublin Business Conference

01 May 2014

Tánaiste’s remarks at Mexico – Dublin Business Conference

Ireland and the European Semester

01 May 2014

Ireland and the European Semester

Address on the occasion of the visit of the President of Mozambique to Iveagh House

04 June 2014

Address by Tánaiste at a State Lunch in Iveagh House, in honour of the President of the Republic of Mozambique, Armando Emilio Guebuza

Remarks by the Tánaiste at Pernod Ricard Capital Markets Day

05 June 2014

Remarks delivered by the Tánaiste and Minister for Foreign Affairs and Trade, Eamon Gilmore, T.D., on Pernod Ricard’s Capital Markets Day, at the Old Jameson Distillery, Smithfield

April

Tánaiste’s remarks on the occasion of address by Congressman John Lewis

23 April 2014

Address by Tánaiste and Minister for Foreign Affairs and Trade, Eamon Gilmore, T.D., introducing Congressman John Lewis to deliver the 4th Iveagh House Commemorative Lecture on the US Civil Rights Movement and its global legacy.

Statement by Minister of State Donohoe to the Seanad

17 April 2014

Minister of State Donohoe

Dáil Éireann Motion on current crisis in Ukraine - Minister of State Donohoe

03 April 2014

Dáil Éireann Motion on current crisis in Ukraine

Speech by Minister Costello at the launch of the Latin America Trade Forum

10 April 2014

Speech by Minister Costello at the launch of the Latin America Trade Forum

March

Minister Costello calls for a quicker pace of nuclear disarmament

28 March 2014

Minister Costello calls for a quicker pace of nuclear disarmament

The Contribution of the Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade to Economic Recovery

28 March 2014

Text of the address by the Tánaiste for the Dáil debate on the report of the Joint Committee on Foreign Affairs and Trade, ‘The Contribution of the Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade to Economic Recovery

Address to Alliance Party Annual Conference

22 March 2014

The Tánaiste's address to the annual conference of the Alliance Party of Northern Ireland, at the La Mon Hotel and Country Club, Castlereagh, Belfast

Remarks by the Tánaiste at Investec Invetment Conference

12 March 2014

Remarks by the Tánaiste and Minister for Foreign Affairs and Trade, Eamon Gilmore, T.D. - Investec Investment Conference - 12 March 2014

Irish Exporters Association - Launch of the 2014 Asia Trade Forum,10 March 2014

10 March 2014

Irish Exporters Association - Launch of the 2014 Asia Trade Forum 10 March 2014, Address by Minister of State for Trade and Development Joe Costello, TD

Address to the Small Firms Association National Business Awards

06 March 2014

Tánaiste and Minister for Foreign Affairs and Trade, Eamon Gilmore, T.D. this evening paid tribute to Ireland’s small and medium enterprises (SMEs) for creating two thirds of all new jobs.

Tánaiste addresses conferring of European Commission President Barroso

05 March 2014

Tánaiste addresses conferring of European Commission President Barroso

Tánaiste's Statement to the Joint Committee on Foreign Affairs and Trade

04 March 2014

Tánaiste and Minister for Foreign Affairs and Trade's Statement to the Joint Committee on Foreign Affairs and Trade - Quarterly review of the Foreign Affairs Council

Statement by Minister Costello at UN Human Rights Council

03 March 2014

Address by Minister for Trade and Development, Joe Costello, TD, to the United Nations Human Rights Council (HRC) in Geneva

February

Remarks by the Tánaiste at the Launch of the 2014 Action Plan for Jobs

27 February 2014

Remarks by the Tánaiste at the Launch of the 2014 Action Plan for Jobs

Remarks by Minister Costello to Good Friday Committee on Foreign Policy Review

26 February 2014

Remarks by Minister Costello to Good Friday Committee on Foreign Policy Review

Review of the Trade, Tourism and Investment Strategy

24 February 2014

Remarks by Tánaiste at the Review of the Government Trade, Tourism and Investment Strategy

Launch of Global Greening Campaign for St Patricks Day 2014

11 February 2014

Statement by Tánaiste Gilmore on the Launch of Global Greening Campaign for St Patricks Day 2014

Statement by the Tánaiste on Northern Ireland

05 February 2014

Tánaiste and Minister for Foreign Affairs and Trade - Statement on Northern Ireland, Dáil Éireann, 5 February 2014

Statement by Minister Donohoe on Northern Ireland

05 February 2014

Statement by Minister Donohoe on Northern Ireland to the Dáil, 5 February 2014

January

Speech by Minister Donohoe at the University of Sarajevo

30 January 2014

Speech by Minister for European Affairs, Paschal Donohoe TD, to the School of Economics and Business of the University of Sarajevo

Chartered Accountants Ireland 125th Anniversary

30 January 2014

Address by the Tánaiste on the occasion of the 125th Anniversary of Chartered Accountants Ireland

Address by the Tánaiste to the Luxembourg Business Federation (FEDIL)

23 January 2014

Ireland’s Path to Recovery

Speech at European Movement Ireland to mark Greek Presidency of EU

23 January 2014

Remarks delivered by the Minister for European Affairs at the European Movement Ireland briefing on the Greek Presidency of the EU

Statement at crisis meeting on Central African Republic

20 January 2014

Statement by Minister Costello at the High Level International Meeting on Humanitarian Action in the Central African Republic

Remarks at Crafts Council of Ireland Showcase 2014

19 January 2014

Remarks at Crafts Council of Ireland Showcase 2014

Remarks at the Inaugural Forum of the Chamber of Arts, Heritage and Culture

17 January 2014

Remarks at the Inaugural Forum of the Chamber of Arts, Heritage and Culture

Remarks by the Tánaiste at the launch of the digitisation of Ireland’s Memorial Record

10 January 2014

Remarks by the Tánaiste at the launch of the digitisation of Ireland’s Memorial Record

Speech by Minister Donohoe on Albania's EU perspective

09 January 2014

Speech by Minister Donohoe on Albania's EU perspective