Speeches

Cathoirleach, let me begin by saying that I welcome the start of committee stage for this Bill. I think it is important for me to re-emphasise that this is a major piece of legislation; arising from...

Distinguished guests, ladies and gentlemen, good evening. Thank you, George for the very kind introduction and the invitation to be with you this evening.

Good morning, ladies and gentlemen, I would like to welcome the Lord Mayor, many colleagues from the Oireachtas, as well as from the European Parliament...

President, Chairman, Ministers, ladies and gentlemen. Thank you Ian for the introduction. And thanks also to Dominic and Tom for the opportunity to be here...

I am pleased to say that I have secured total funding of 2 billion euro for my Department for 2018. This allocation is made up of 1.3 billion euro for capital investment and 700 million euro for...

Budget 2018 is taking place at a time where we are making good progress in a range of areas which are under our control. At the same time, looking beyond our shores, we see uncertainties, risks and a rapidly changing global economy...

Today, the step change in political commitment which the establishment of my department of Communications, Climate Action and Environment marked and which Budget 2017 underpinned, was further built on...

Today is World Homeless Day, and today we have over 8,000 people who are homeless...

As Minister of State for our native language, our Gaeltacht areas and our islands, I know all too well my duty to protect and enhance the use of Irish throughout the country and the...

A Cheann Comhairle, Budget day offers the opportunity to reflect on a journey made, to recognise both what our country has achieved and what we want to achieve...

 

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