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# speech - Tuesday 23 July, 2013

Senator admits 'Playboy' speech was taken from Sunday Times column
# No Credit
# No Credit

Senator admits 'Playboy' speech was taken from Sunday Times column

Jul 23rd 2013, 9:30 PM 21,648 Views 54 Comments

Senator Mary Ann O’Brien urged the government to examine proposals to block online pornography yesterday but her speech was largely taken from a column by the Sunday Times columnist Eleanor Mills.

# speech - Thursday 18 July, 2013

Denis Naughten: 'It would have been common courtesy to inform me I was being expelled'
# Kicked Out
# Kicked Out

Denis Naughten: 'It would have been common courtesy to inform me I was being expelled'

Jul 18th 2013, 2:07 PM 13,726 Views 37 Comments

Independent TD Denis Naughten has been removed from the Oireachtas Committee on Health and Children.

# speech - Thursday 4 July, 2013

VIDEO: Gangsta-rapping bridesmaid spits some rhymes
# Real Slim Shady
From The Daily Edge
# Real Slim Shady

VIDEO: Gangsta-rapping bridesmaid spits some rhymes

Jul 4th 2013, 10:30 PM 3,090 Views 17 Comments

Giving it to you raw from the top table.

# speech - Monday 1 July, 2013

President Higgins: Anglo Tapes “are not the voices of the people of Ireland”
# Anglo Tapes
# Anglo Tapes

President Higgins: Anglo Tapes “are not the voices of the people of Ireland”

Jul 1st 2013, 8:40 PM 8,672 Views 90 Comments

Michael D reassures Irish people they will be recognised internationally for their spirit and hard work.

# speech - Monday 24 June, 2013

President Higgins: ‘Lack of public confidence in the EU cannot go unchecked’
# Higgins
# Higgins

President Higgins: ‘Lack of public confidence in the EU cannot go unchecked’

Jun 24th 2013, 8:35 PM 3,645 Views 23 Comments

Speaking at a conference today, President Higgins said it was time to go back to the values that were central to the establishment of the European Union.

# speech - Sunday 23 June, 2013

Column: Obama's speech was an insight into the current state of politics in Northern Ireland
# Opinion
# Opinion

Column: Obama's speech was an insight into the current state of politics in Northern Ireland

Jun 23rd 2013, 8:15 AM 26 Views 24 Comments

Speaking directly to the next generation of Northern Ireland, like Obama did, is what we need, says David McCann, who writes that it is the duty of younger people to get ready, take charge and drive the agenda forward.

# speech - Saturday 27 April, 2013

In full: Micheál Martin's speech to the Fianna Fáil Ard Fheis
# Politics
# Politics

In full: Micheál Martin's speech to the Fianna Fáil Ard Fheis

Apr 27th 2013, 9:51 PM 8,236 Views 77 Comments

The full text of the Fianna Fáil leader’s speech to his annual party conference – including his support for public sector workers (but without any mention of abortion).

As it happened: Micheál Martin's keynote speech at the Fianna Fáil Ard Fheis
Live Apr 27th 2013, 8:27 PM

As it happened: Micheál Martin's keynote speech at the Fianna Fáil Ard Fheis

# speech - Wednesday 17 April, 2013

Stephen Colbert pays tribute to the Boston Marathon victims
# Speech
From The42
# Speech

Stephen Colbert pays tribute to the Boston Marathon victims

Apr 17th 2013, 5:24 PM 1,277 Views 0 Comments

He highlighted the generosity of several of the marathon runners, who went on to donate blood right after finishing the race.

# speech - Monday 11 March, 2013

Kenny asked if Ireland will rejoin Commonwealth
# Commonwealth
# Commonwealth

Kenny asked if Ireland will rejoin Commonwealth

Mar 11th 2013, 5:32 PM 29,525 Views 146 Comments

The Taoiseach described his visit to London to meet Prime Minister David Cameron as “a symbolic and important day”.

# speech - Thursday 31 January, 2013

VIDEO: TD Niall Collins says Adams's apology 'makes him sick'
# Speech
# Speech

VIDEO: TD Niall Collins says Adams's apology 'makes him sick'

Jan 31st 2013, 7:03 PM 12,737 Views 153 Comments

The Fianna Fáil spokesperson on justice and equality said that his apology to the family of Jerry McCabe was “an act of hypocrisy”.

# speech - Wednesday 23 January, 2013

I won’t choose taxis driven by a foreign driver, says Fianna Fáil Senator
# Taxis
# Taxis

I won’t choose taxis driven by a foreign driver, says Fianna Fáil Senator

Jan 23rd 2013, 7:35 PM 34,354 Views 251 Comments

Pascal Mooney apologised for his comments after he told the Seanad that “obvious non-national” drivers often don’t know directions around Dublin city.

# speech - Saturday 19 January, 2013

Aaron McKenna: Our nearest neighbour may leave the EU. Here’s why.
# Opinion
# Opinion

Aaron McKenna: Our nearest neighbour may leave the EU. Here’s why.

Jan 19th 2013, 7:45 AM 18 Views 81 Comments

The bureaucracy, waste and profligacy of the EU repulses many people, writes Aaron McKenna – so is it any surprise the UK might want to exit?

# speech - Wednesday 16 January, 2013

Kenny: Irish have borne weight of bank debt with "courage, patience and dignity"
# European Parliament
# European Parliament

Kenny: Irish have borne weight of bank debt with "courage, patience and dignity"

Jan 16th 2013, 12:27 PM 8,630 Views 180 Comments

The Taoiseach said that Ireland is “taking steps on the road to recovery”, while speaking at the European Parliament today.

# speech - Tuesday 15 January, 2013

Cameron's deputy warns of uncertainty over Europe
# Britain
# Britain

Cameron's deputy warns of uncertainty over Europe

Jan 15th 2013, 12:36 PM 4,713 Views 31 Comments

The British Prime Minister hopes to negotiate fundamental changes in his country’s membership of the European Union.

# speech - Friday 4 January, 2013

PHOTOS: Hamas allows huge Fatah rally in Gaza - the first since 2007
# Palestinian
# Palestinian

PHOTOS: Hamas allows huge Fatah rally in Gaza - the first since 2007

Jan 4th 2013, 7:28 PM 4,927 Views 14 Comments

Hundreds of thousands of supporters of Fatah attended the mass rally – the first since Hamas seized control of Gaza in 2007.

# speech - Wednesday 5 December, 2012

Budget 2013: the main points from today's announcements
# Budget 2013
# Budget 2013

Budget 2013: the main points from today's announcements

Dec 5th 2012, 4:21 PM 42,458 Views 93 Comments

Here are the most notable measures announced by Ministers Howlin and Noonan today.

# speech - Wednesday 14 November, 2012

VIDEO: 'We take care of our business, and then we go home to deal with the dark'
# Pep Talk
From The42
# Pep Talk

VIDEO: 'We take care of our business, and then we go home to deal with the dark'

Nov 14th 2012, 2:39 PM 1,327 Views 0 Comments

Coach Victor Nazario delivered this inspirational pep talk to a high school football team hit hard by Hurricane Sandy.

# speech - Wednesday 7 November, 2012

Video: President Barack Obama's victory speech in full
# Four More Years
# Four More Years

Video: President Barack Obama's victory speech in full

Nov 7th 2012, 7:35 AM 10,809 Views 20 Comments

Watch the full acceptance speech delivered by Obama in Chicago earlier today AND Mitt Romney’s concession speech just before that.

# speech - Monday 5 November, 2012

'It's already beat!' Fighting leukaemia, Chuck Pagano gives inspirational post-match speech
# Battle Cry
From The42
# Battle Cry

'It's already beat!' Fighting leukaemia, Chuck Pagano gives inspirational post-match speech

Nov 5th 2012, 11:34 AM 1,171 Views 0 Comments

A tearful Pagano told the Indianapolis Colts: “I’m dancing at two more weddings and we’re hoisting that trophy together.”

# speech - Saturday 22 September, 2012

Hollande and Merkel buddy up for anniversary talks as Euro, EADS loom
# Besties
# Besties

Hollande and Merkel buddy up for anniversary talks as Euro, EADS loom

Sep 22nd 2012, 4:15 PM 3,331 Views 10 Comments

The European leaders met today to mark the seminal 1962 speech made by Charles de Gaulle famed for opening a new chapter in relations between France and Germany.

No comment from Taoiseach after meeting with Pope Benedict
# Catholic Church
# Catholic Church

No comment from Taoiseach after meeting with Pope Benedict

Sep 22nd 2012, 12:29 PM 6,676 Views 59 Comments

It was the first meeting of the pair since Kenny’s landmark speech in the Dáil last July.

# speech - Sunday 2 September, 2012

Read Me: 'I'm unique' - Joanne O'Riordan on a life without limbs
# Read Me
# Read Me

Read Me: 'I'm unique' - Joanne O'Riordan on a life without limbs

Sep 2nd 2012, 6:30 PM 3,280 Views 14 Comments

Joanne O’Riordan, who has Total Amelia, wants the world to know that people with disabilities can achieve their goals just like anyone else.

# speech - Saturday 1 September, 2012

My favourite speech: CEO of The Jack and Jill Foundation Jonathan Irwin
# Famous Words
# Famous Words

My favourite speech: CEO of The Jack and Jill Foundation Jonathan Irwin

Sep 1st 2012, 5:00 PM 3,592 Views 2 Comments

Continuing our summer series on TheJournal.ie of public figures’ favourite speeches, Jonathan Irwin picks a speech by a former Senator who was influential during the Northern Ireland peace process.

# speech - Saturday 25 August, 2012

Column: I'm not just from Cloyne, not just from Cork, not just a hurler. Not just a gay man.
# Opinion
From The42
# Opinion

Column: I'm not just from Cloyne, not just from Cork, not just a hurler. Not just a gay man.

Aug 25th 2012, 9:45 AM 339 Views 67 Comments

One of Ireland’s few openly gay sports stars, Dónal Óg Cusack delivered this speech to launch the Foyle Pride Festival 2012 this week.

# speech - Sunday 12 August, 2012

My favourite speech: Tánaiste and Minister for Foreign Affairs and Trade Eamon Gilmore
# Famous Words
# Famous Words

My favourite speech: Tánaiste and Minister for Foreign Affairs and Trade Eamon Gilmore

Aug 12th 2012, 5:00 PM 2,900 Views 17 Comments

Continuing our summer series on TheJournal.ie of public figures’ favourite speeches, Tánaiste Eamon Gilmore picks a speech by a former US president.

# speech - Saturday 4 August, 2012

My favourite speech: Minister for Education and Skills Ruairí Quinn
# Famous Words
# Famous Words

My favourite speech: Minister for Education and Skills Ruairí Quinn

Aug 4th 2012, 5:00 PM 4,018 Views 11 Comments

Continuing our summer series on TheJournal.ie of public figures’ favourite speeches, Ruairí Quinn picks the last public speech by perhaps the most famous civil rights leader of all time.

# speech - Thursday 2 August, 2012

"But the fools, the fools, the fools!" - Pearse funeral oration re-enacted at Glasnevin
# Padraig Pearse
# Padraig Pearse

"But the fools, the fools, the fools!" - Pearse funeral oration re-enacted at Glasnevin

Aug 2nd 2012, 10:14 AM 29,140 Views 49 Comments

Pádraig Pearse speech at O’Donovan Rossa’s graveside ended: “Ireland unfree shall never be at peace.”

# speech - Monday 23 July, 2012

Tanaiste: "There are still difficulties to confront"
# Eamon Gilmore
# Eamon Gilmore

Tanaiste: "There are still difficulties to confront"

Jul 23rd 2012, 8:25 AM 2,075 Views 13 Comments

Labour leader Gilmore spoke about the early days of the coalition government at the McGill summer school, saying he feared for the financial survival of the State.

# speech - Thursday 14 June, 2012

Aung San Suu Kyi arrives in Europe
# Aung San Suu Kyi
# Aung San Suu Kyi

Aung San Suu Kyi arrives in Europe

Jun 14th 2012, 10:24 AM 1,225 Views 2 Comments

The General Secretary of the National League for Democracy in Burma will arrive in Ireland on 18 June. Today, she will speak in Geneva at the UN’s International Labour Organisation.

# speech - Saturday 3 March, 2012

Poll: Will you watch Micheál Martin's speech tonight?
# Your Say
# Your Say

Poll: Will you watch Micheál Martin's speech tonight?

Mar 3rd 2012, 3:26 PM 4,700 Views 80 Comments

The Fianna Fáil leader’s keynote address at the party’s Ard Fhéis is being broadcast live on RTÉ.

# speech - Friday 17 February, 2012

Goats "have accents"
# You're Kidding
From The Daily Edge
# You're Kidding

Goats "have accents"

Feb 17th 2012, 11:52 AM 2,997 Views 7 Comments

Goats are like humans and dolphins in their ability to develop unique accents, according to new research.

# speech - Friday 3 February, 2012

Six Nations golden moments: Paulie’s ‘manic aggression’ speech, 2007
# Memories
From The42
# Memories

Six Nations golden moments: Paulie’s ‘manic aggression’ speech, 2007

Feb 3rd 2012, 9:35 AM 1,735 Views 0 Comments

In BOD’s absence, Paul O’Connell will lead Ireland out against Wales on Sunday. He’s pretty good at the pre-match words of encouragement.

# speech - Thursday 26 January, 2012

YouTube Top 10: because Ray Lewis is one hell of a motivator
# Work Can Wait
From The42
# Work Can Wait

YouTube Top 10: because Ray Lewis is one hell of a motivator

Jan 26th 2012, 2:09 PM 1,235 Views 2 Comments

Goalkeeping howlers, bizarre three-pointers, and some powerful words of consolation. It’s all in this week’s YouTube Top 10.

# speech - Tuesday 22 November, 2011

In pictures: Dominic West at Trinity College Dublin
# Dominic West
# Dominic West

In pictures: Dominic West at Trinity College Dublin

Nov 22nd 2011, 10:27 PM 8,589 Views 7 Comments

The TCD graduate and star of the ‘The Wire’ spoke at the University Philosophical Society tonight.

# speech - Friday 11 November, 2011

In full: Taoiseach Enda Kenny's speech at Presidential inauguration
# President Higgins
# President Higgins

In full: Taoiseach Enda Kenny's speech at Presidential inauguration

Nov 11th 2011, 1:57 PM 1,288 Views 14 Comments

The full text of the address given by Taoiseach Enda Kenny at the inauguration of Michael D Higgins as the ninth President of Ireland today.

# speech - Saturday 29 October, 2011

Michael D Higgins thanks family, supporters - and the Irish people
# Aras11
# Aras11

Michael D Higgins thanks family, supporters - and the Irish people

Oct 29th 2011, 5:20 PM 1,570 Views 6 Comments

In his acceptance speech, the ninth President of Ireland Michael D Higgins said that he has seen the “righteous anger” that exists around the country and has vowed to be a leader “for all the people”.

# speech - Friday 30 September, 2011

Citizen advice now available through 'live chat'
# Citizens Advice
# Citizens Advice

Citizen advice now available through 'live chat'

Sep 30th 2011, 4:54 PM 3,829 Views 8 Comments

People with hearing or speech difficulties will now be able to access information as new instant-chat service launched.

# speech - Monday 26 September, 2011

In full: Eamon Gilmore's speech to the UN General Assembly
# United Nations
# United Nations

In full: Eamon Gilmore's speech to the UN General Assembly

Sep 26th 2011, 4:33 PM 1,174 Views 17 Comments

The Tánaiste addressed the UN on Ireland’s foreign policy priorities, the Arab Spring, the issue of Palestinian statehood and the humanitarian crisis in East Africa.

# speech - Thursday 16 June, 2011

Tánaiste Eamon Gilmore on the government's first 100 days
# 100 Days
# 100 Days

Tánaiste Eamon Gilmore on the government's first 100 days

Jun 16th 2011, 5:25 PM 178 Views 1 Comment

The Labour leader says he makes no apologies for the scale of the government’s ambition. He says they intend to make “every day count”.