Archive for the category: ‘Speeches’


30th March, 2023

 I am delighted to join you all here today and I’d like to thank Jim Miley and the team at the IUA for the......

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Speech to the Bertelsmann Stiftung, Berlin – ‘Off Course or On Track? The European Union Amidst Major Economic Challenges’

16th March, 2023

Excellencies, Directors of the Bertelsmann Foundation, Ladies and Gentlemen,   It is a pleasure to be here at the Bertelsmann Stiftung [Bear – Tells......

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Speech to the Capital Projects & Infrastructure Public Spending Code Workshop

22nd February, 2023

The National Development Plan was first launched in 2018 with the revised Plan published in 2021. It is our largest, greenest and most ambitious......

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Speech to the Economist Gala Dinner, Greece

23rd July, 2021

Kalispera (good evening)  Efkaristo (thank you) for the invitation to address you this evening. It is an absolute privilege to be here in Athens.......

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Meeting of the Budgetary Oversight Committee, Opening Statement

15th July, 2021

Chair, Members: let me thank the Committee for the invitation to appear here today to discuss the Summer Economic Statement (SES) which was published......

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Opening statement on the Future of Banking in Ireland

1st July, 2021

  Ceann Comhairle, thank you for the opportunity to discuss this very important topic. I am sharing time with the Minister of State, Deputy......

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Opening Address to the National Economic Dialogue (NED): Understanding the Context: Economic Perspectives  

28th June, 2021

I would like to thank An Taoiseach for his opening address and also our Chair, Alan Barrett, for his opening remarks and for once......

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Speech to Blockchain Ireland Week 2021

24th May, 2021

Good morning everyone. I am delighted to be speaking to you today, albeit virtually, as part of Blockchain Ireland Week.   First of all,......

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Speech to the American Chamber of Commerce Ireland Global Conference

21st May, 2021

It is a great privilege to speak to you today at the American Chamber of Commerce Ireland Global Conference.  The past year has been......

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Speech to the to the Irish Banking Culture Board event

17th May, 2021

Good morning, Chair of the Irish Banking Culture Board – Mr Justice John Hedigan, Chief Executive – Marion Kelly, Ladies and Gentlemen.   I......

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