Archive for the category: ‘Speeches’

Speech to the Royal Irish Academy: ‘Outcome of the 2014 European Parliament elections: What’s different?’

28th May, 2014

‘Democracy lives in the moment and displays its strengths over time’. That is according to David Runciman, Professor of politics at the University of......

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EU enlargement has strengthened economic, political and social bonds and deepened our union of values – Donohoe

6th May, 2014

Speaking at the Future of Europe conference at Dublin Castle this morning (Tuesday) to mark the 10 year anniversary of the largest ever expansion......

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Ireland’s participation in the European Semester process will enhance our growth and social prospects – Donohoe

1st May, 2014

Speaking at the Institute of International and European Affairs (IIEA) this afternoon (Thursday), the Minister for European Affairs, Paschal Donohoe TD, said Ireland’s participation......

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Statement to Seanad Éireann on Ukraine

17th April, 2014

I welcome this opportunity to speak about the crisis in Ukraine.   This is not a recent crisis. It began last November as hundreds......

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Speech on Dáil Éireann Motion on the Current Crisis in Ukraine

3rd April, 2014

A Cheann Comhairle, Deputies, I move: “That Dáil Éireann, Rejects the validity of the referendum held in Crimea on 16 March without the minimum......

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European Semester and Ireland’s Draft National Reform Programme (Opening address to the Joint Committee on European Affairs)

1st April, 2014

I would like to thank the Committee for your invitation to join you today and welcome this opportunity to engage with you on the......

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Speech to the Joint Committee on EU Affairs on the National Reform programme

1st April, 2014

First, I thank the committee for its invitation to join members here today and welcome the opportunity to engage with them on the European......

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Keynote address at the Inaugural Michael Sweetman Memorial Lecture

26th March, 2014

Michael Sweetman was a man I did not know, with a legacy that I know intimately. A man tragically killed aged just 36 –......

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Speech to the EPP Congress 6th-7th March 2014

6th March, 2014

Good morning delegates and friends. Welcome to the National Convention Centre. I am delighted to welcome you to Dublin and to my constituency of......

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Speech by Minister for European Affairs, Paschal Donohoe TD, in the Dáil on the Government’s priorities for the year ahead

5th March, 2014

This week marks the third anniversary of the formation of this Government. We have come a long way since then. The Ireland of today,......

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