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‘You know something, there’s a change happening’: Kenny confirms bailout exit in December
# National Address
# National Address

‘You know something, there’s a change happening’: Kenny confirms bailout exit in December

Oct 12th 2013, 9:20 PM 23,023 Views 131 Comments

Enda Kenny was speaking at the Fine Gael national conference in Limerick tonight where he also outlined plans to extend the franchise for Seanad elections.

Brothers make 80s music video as alternative to best man speech
# Superjam
From The Daily Edge
# Superjam

Brothers make 80s music video as alternative to best man speech

Sep 26th 2013, 7:30 PM 1,635 Views 1 Comment

Apparently it’s the only thing they know how to do.

Eamon Gilmore: There is nothing normal about British-Irish relations
# British-Irish Relations
# British-Irish Relations

Eamon Gilmore: There is nothing normal about British-Irish relations

Sep 7th 2013, 12:02 PM 13,300 Views 90 Comments

The Tánaiste is to give a wide-ranging speech on British-Irish relations in Cambridge later today.

'I don't want to be the girl who was shot by the Taliban - I want to be the girl who fought for the rights of every child'
# Bravery
# Bravery

'I don't want to be the girl who was shot by the Taliban - I want to be the girl who fought for the rights of every child'

Aug 21st 2013, 8:13 AM 10,109 Views 39 Comments

IN FULL: Malala Yousafzai’s speech in Tipperary last night.

Seán Quinn tells supporters he will be vindicated
# In Pictures
# In Pictures

Seán Quinn tells supporters he will be vindicated

Aug 12th 2013, 8:58 AM 13,170 Views 161 Comments

Ireland’s one-time richest man believes the current government is anti-Seán Quinn because it has been “sold a pup”.

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 21,678 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.

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 13,749 Views 37 Comments

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

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 3,130 Views 17 Comments

Giving it to you raw from the top table.

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 8,694 Views 91 Comments

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

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 3,655 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.

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 60 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.

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 8,265 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

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 1,303 Views 0 Comments

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

Kenny asked if Ireland will rejoin Commonwealth
# Commonwealth
# Commonwealth

Kenny asked if Ireland will rejoin Commonwealth

Mar 11th 2013, 5:32 PM 29,542 Views 146 Comments

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

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 12,774 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”.

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 34,408 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.

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 30 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?

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 8,647 Views 180 Comments

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

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

Cameron's deputy warns of uncertainty over Europe

Jan 15th 2013, 12:36 PM 4,738 Views 31 Comments

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

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 4,944 Views 14 Comments

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

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 42,491 Views 93 Comments

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

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 1,358 Views 0 Comments

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

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 10,832 Views 20 Comments

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

'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 1,191 Views 0 Comments

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

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 3,345 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 6,696 Views 59 Comments

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

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 3,498 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.

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 3,631 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.

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 452 Views 66 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.

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 2,911 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.

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 4,032 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.

"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 31,304 Views 49 Comments

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

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

Tanaiste: "There are still difficulties to confront"

Jul 23rd 2012, 8:25 AM 2,085 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.

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 1,237 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.

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 4,706 Views 80 Comments

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

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

Goats "have accents"

Feb 17th 2012, 11:52 AM 3,052 Views 7 Comments

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

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 1,745 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.

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 1,257 Views 2 Comments

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

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 8,686 Views 7 Comments

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