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  1. Referendum is about extending, not redefining, right to marry

    Tue May 12, 2015 - 08:10 pm - Joan Burton TD We are now in the final ten days of the marriage equality referendum campaign.As such, it is important that we focus on the fundamental matters that are at stake in the vote on 22nd May.One of the cen...
  2. Legislation on preventing terrorism will help make it harder for terrorists to operate

    Thu May 7, 2015 - 04:56 pm - Sean Kenny Speaking on the Criminal Justice (Terrorist Offences) (Amendment) Bill 2014I am pleased to be able to speak on this important legislation concerning terrorist offences as a member of the Oireachtas Ju...
  3. Privacy - A Political Perspective - Address by Tánaiste Joan Burton TD

    Sun May 3, 2015 - 03:18 pm - Joan Burton TD Speaking at Burren Law School, 3rd May 2015 The right to privacy was famously described in the Harvard Law Journal in 1890 as “the right to be left alone”.As ever in life, nothing is ever quite t...
  4. Spring Statement the first step in setting the Government's economic plan until 2020

    Thu Apr 30, 2015 - 03:32 pm - Sean Kenny Speaking on the Spring Economic Statement The Spring Economic Statement is not next year’s Budget, and does not contain the sort of detail or specifics of a budget. It is a picture of the Irish eco...
  5. The Government will to continue to deliver on job creation

    Thu Apr 30, 2015 - 10:45 am - Joan Burton TD Speaking at the Action Plan for Jobs progress reportGood morning.I’d like to bust a couple of myths today – and at the same time, point to some very important developments in the Government’s ap...
  6. Spring Statement challenges opposition to spell out their costed plans

    Wed Apr 29, 2015 - 04:17 pm - Senator Ged Nash Spring Economic Statement, Dáil Éireann It’s pretty clear the Opposition parties don’t like the Spring Statement. In fact, it’s clear they would rather debate anything else. But I think it is...
  7. Workers’ Memorial Day is an important platform for promoting safe, healthy and decent work

    Tue Apr 28, 2015 - 11:28 am - Senator Ged Nash Speaking at the first joint national event to mark Workers’ Memorial Day Ireland I’d like to express my thanks to Congress and Patricia, and to Ibec and Danny and to Martin O’Halloran and the B...
  8. Taxi industry was also a victim of the tiger bust

    Fri Apr 24, 2015 - 03:05 pm - Eamonn Maloney Speaking in the Dail yesterday during a debate on Small and Medium Enterprises, Deputy Maloney commented:"There have been many victims of the collapse of the economy, principally in the construction i...
  9. Ireland and France are strong partners in a relationship that is rooted in trust and mutual support

    Thu Apr 23, 2015 - 06:01 pm - Joan Burton TD Remarks by the Tánaiste and Minister for Social Protection, Joan Burton T.D. at the opening of new French Embassy on Merrion Square, Dublin, 23 April 2015, with Prime Minister Manuel Valls of France ...
  10. Zalando jobs announcement underscores Dublin's emergence as a centre of digital excellence

    Wed Apr 22, 2015 - 12:18 pm - Joan Burton TD Taoiseach, Ambassador, Robert, assembled guests and friends,  It is a great pleasure to be here today and I want to welcome Zalando to Dublin.  There are many historic connections between Germany ...
  11. Minister O’Sullivan’s address to IMPACT conference

    Thu Apr 9, 2015 - 10:38 am - Jan O'Sullivan TD Introduction Good afternoon. Ar dtús, a chairde, ba mhaith liom mo bhuíochas a ghabháil libh as ucht cuireadh a thabhairt dom freastal ar an gcomhdháil bhliantúil seo.  Ón lá a cheapadh mar...
  12. Address by Jan O’Sullivan TD, Minister for Education and Skills, at the TUI Congress, Wexford

    Wed Apr 8, 2015 - 12:36 pm - Jan O'Sullivan TD Introduction Good afternoon. A Uachtaráin, a Rúnaí Ghinearálta, a Thoscairí agus a chairde,Is mian liom mo bhuíochas a ghabháil libh as an gcuireadh chugam le bheith in bhur dteannta ag an gc...
  13. The voice of students is of central importance to the education system

    Wed Apr 1, 2015 - 11:39 am - Jan O'Sullivan TD Addressing the Irish Second-Level Students Union Conference IntroductionGood morning.I’m delighted to be able to join you here today for your 2015 Annual General Meeting. I would like to thank Nial...
  14. 2016: A time to reflect, debate and celebrate

    Tue Mar 31, 2015 - 06:00 pm - Joan Burton TD At The Launch of “Ireland 2016’ Collin’s BarrackLadies and gentlemen, friends.Firstly, let me join with others in welcoming you here this evening.Tonight we are announcing our plans to mark the ...
  15. Launch of Waterford Estuary Area: A Community-led Mapping and Audit of its Natural and Heritage Resources

    Thu Mar 26, 2015 - 05:07 pm - Ann Phelan I am delighted to be here today to launch the report on the Waterford Estuary Area:  A Community-led Mapping and Audit of its Natural and Heritage Resources.The sunny south east is the envy of many w...