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# speech - Tuesday 23 February, 2021

‘We need to stay focused and get through these next few months’: Read Micheál Martin's address in full
# Speech
# Speech

‘We need to stay focused and get through these next few months’: Read Micheál Martin's address in full

Feb 23rd 2021, 6:44 PM 23,827 Views 96 Comments

The Taoiseach made the announcement at 6pm.

# speech - Saturday 7 November, 2020

Joe Biden: 'The numbers tell us a clear and convincing story'
# Election 2020
# Election 2020

Joe Biden: 'The numbers tell us a clear and convincing story'

Nov 7th 2020, 4:19 AM 30,874 Views 32 Comments

The candidate said he is going to win the 2020 US presidential election.

# speech - Wednesday 21 October, 2020

President says we can't 'continue with the mere placing of a green lens on economic policies' to save the planet
# Climate Change
# Climate Change

President says we can't 'continue with the mere placing of a green lens on economic policies' to save the planet

Oct 21st 2020, 9:36 AM 40,490 Views 74 Comments

President Michael D Higgins gave a speech to the Engineers Ireland Conference this morning.

# speech - Saturday 27 June, 2020

'We can overcome the toughest challenges': Martin's speech to the Dáil after being elected Taoiseach
# Government
# Government

'We can overcome the toughest challenges': Martin's speech to the Dáil after being elected Taoiseach

Jun 27th 2020, 1:38 PM 16,720 Views 58 Comments

Martin said helping society and the economy to recover will be at the centre of everything the new government does.

# speech - Thursday 4 June, 2020

Varadkar: 'Racism too is a virus... We don't need to look across the Atlantic to find racism'
# Dáil
# Dáil

Varadkar: 'Racism too is a virus... We don't need to look across the Atlantic to find racism'

Jun 4th 2020, 1:08 PM 25,051 Views 108 Comments

The Taoiseach today spoke at length about racism at home and abroad in the wake of the killing of George Floyd.

# speech - Wednesday 5 February, 2020

Trump refuses to shake Pelosi's hand, then she rips up his speech
# State Of The Union
# State Of The Union

Trump refuses to shake Pelosi's hand, then she rips up his speech

Feb 5th 2020, 7:18 AM 83,213 Views 98 Comments

The US President declared America is “stronger than ever before” in his State of the Union address.

# speech - Monday 11 November, 2019

Donald Trump greeted with cheers and protests during Veterans Day speech
# Madison Square Park
# Madison Square Park

Donald Trump greeted with cheers and protests during Veterans Day speech

Nov 11th 2019, 10:41 PM 16,912 Views 49 Comments

As Trump hailed US veterans as the “greatest warriors to walk the face of the earth”, Impeachment balloons floated nearby.

# speech - Sunday 6 October, 2019

Taoiseach says he'd sooner bring back wolves to Ireland than let Sinn Féin into government
# Speech
# Speech

Taoiseach says he'd sooner bring back wolves to Ireland than let Sinn Féin into government

Oct 6th 2019, 7:00 AM 40,313 Views 148 Comments

The Taoiseach mentioned Green Party leader Eamon Ryan’s idea of rewilding the countryside with wolves during his speech last night.

# speech - Friday 24 May, 2019

As it happened: Irish and UK reaction as Theresa May announces she will step down as party leader
# Brexit
# Brexit

As it happened: Irish and UK reaction as Theresa May announces she will step down as party leader

Updated May 24th 2019, 11:50 AM 28,046 Views 36 Comments

She will leave the role of Conservative Party leader.

# speech - Wednesday 17 April, 2019

Bono pays a visit to the Dáil to hear US Speaker Nancy Pelosi speak
# Speech
# Speech

Bono pays a visit to the Dáil to hear US Speaker Nancy Pelosi speak

Apr 17th 2019, 1:43 PM 38,813 Views 107 Comments

She repeated that a US-US trade deal is off the table post-Brexit if the Good Friday Accord is compromised.

# speech - Friday 22 March, 2019

Expect some not-so-subtle election promises as Fine Gaelers land in Wexford
# Fine Gael National Conference
# Fine Gael National Conference

Expect some not-so-subtle election promises as Fine Gaelers land in Wexford

Mar 22nd 2019, 6:00 AM 15,245 Views 43 Comments

‘Let’s take Ireland forward together’ is the theme of the Fine Gael’s National Spring conference, which kicks off today in Wexford.

# speech - Wednesday 2 January, 2019

Taiwan reunification with China 'inevitable' says President Xi Jinping
# Speech
# Speech

Taiwan reunification with China 'inevitable' says President Xi Jinping

Jan 2nd 2019, 8:49 AM 16,293 Views 27 Comments

China still sees democratic Taiwan as part of its territory to be reunified, despite the two sides being ruled separately since the end of a civil war on the mainland in 1949.

# speech - Friday 16 November, 2018

Varadkar says FG can look proudly to its record in 'caring for families'
# Fine Gael Ard Fheis
# Fine Gael Ard Fheis

Varadkar says FG can look proudly to its record in 'caring for families'

Nov 16th 2018, 7:50 PM 14,208 Views 89 Comments

Varadkar said Fine Gael is a “compassionate party” that has a role in offering a helping hand to those that need it.

# speech - Sunday 11 November, 2018

Dundalk manager Stephen Kenny uses PFAI awards speech to highlight homelessness
# Homelessness
From The42
# Homelessness

Dundalk manager Stephen Kenny uses PFAI awards speech to highlight homelessness

Nov 11th 2018, 4:06 PM 3,645 Views 2 Comments

The Lilywhites manager spoke passionately about homelessness in Ireland after being named Premier Division Manager of the Year.

# speech - Saturday 27 October, 2018

Michael D Higgins' speech outlines his plans for the next seven years
# Seven More Years
# Seven More Years

Michael D Higgins' speech outlines his plans for the next seven years

Oct 27th 2018, 9:44 PM 30,539 Views 77 Comments

President Michael D Higgins says he would focus on equality, togetherness and strong sustainable communities during his next term.

# speech - Thursday 6 September, 2018

Varadkar understands why people might be 'sceptical' that Fine Gael can solve the homeless crisis
# Fine Gael Think-In
# Fine Gael Think-In

Varadkar understands why people might be 'sceptical' that Fine Gael can solve the homeless crisis

Sep 6th 2018, 1:38 PM 10,421 Views 73 Comments

The Taoiseach says his party does not lack compassion when it comes to solving the crisis.

# speech - Monday 2 July, 2018

Leo pays tribute to the 88 Irish peacekeepers who never made it home
# UN Security Council
# UN Security Council

Leo pays tribute to the 88 Irish peacekeepers who never made it home

Jul 2nd 2018, 7:03 PM 11,604 Views 49 Comments

Today, Leo Varadkar launched Ireland’s bid for a seat on the UN Security Council.

# speech - Tuesday 19 June, 2018

Apologising for criminalisation of homosexuality Varadkar says 'people allowed the law to do its bashing for them'
# Prosecutions
# Prosecutions

Apologising for criminalisation of homosexuality Varadkar says 'people allowed the law to do its bashing for them'

Jun 19th 2018, 6:00 PM 17,891 Views 137 Comments

The Dáil is offering an apology today to all the men convicted before the decriminalisation of homosexuality.

# speech - Monday 21 May, 2018

Arlene Foster talks about her dad being shot by the IRA and 'no logic' in a hard border
# Major Speech
# Major Speech

Arlene Foster talks about her dad being shot by the IRA and 'no logic' in a hard border

May 21st 2018, 2:57 PM 32,728 Views 57 Comments

Responding to her speech in London, Sinn Féin accused Foster of producing the “same old arrogance”.

# speech - Monday 9 April, 2018

Bill Clinton warns political stalemate could result in the North going 'back into the hell of the Troubles'
# Deadlock
# Deadlock

Bill Clinton warns political stalemate could result in the North going 'back into the hell of the Troubles'

Apr 9th 2018, 9:22 PM 9,448 Views 36 Comments

There are three possible outcomes if the institutions in the North don’t get up and running soon, said Clinton.

# speech - Thursday 15 March, 2018

Leo Varadkar presents Donald Trump with bowl of shamrock in St Patrick's Day ceremony

Leo Varadkar presents Donald Trump with bowl of shamrock in St Patrick's Day ceremony

Mar 15th 2018, 10:25 PM 33,237 Views 69 Comments

Varadkar was speaking at the St Patrick’s Day ceremony at the White House.

# speech - Monday 5 March, 2018

Frances McDormand asks all female nominees to stand in rousing Oscars speech
# Inclusion Rider
# Inclusion Rider

Frances McDormand asks all female nominees to stand in rousing Oscars speech

Mar 5th 2018, 8:24 AM 42,830 Views 98 Comments

She won the Best Actress award for her role in Three Billboards Outside Ebbing, Missouri.

# speech - Friday 2 March, 2018

May moots 'associate membership' of EU agencies, concedes neither side can have 'exactly what we want'
# Brexit
# Brexit

May moots 'associate membership' of EU agencies, concedes neither side can have 'exactly what we want'

Mar 2nd 2018, 3:22 PM 12,717 Views 58 Comments

The British PM said that she was not cherry-picking but just negotiating in the same way as any trade deal is put together.

# speech - Wednesday 14 February, 2018

Boris Johnson refuses to rule out resignation over UK's Brexit stance
# Bojo
# Bojo

Boris Johnson refuses to rule out resignation over UK's Brexit stance

Feb 14th 2018, 3:08 PM 27,482 Views 138 Comments

He said it “would be mad” to go through Brexit without taking advantage of “the economic freedom with it bring with it”.

US college professor cancels cultural freedoms class after use of racial slur causes anger
# Princeton
# Princeton

US college professor cancels cultural freedoms class after use of racial slur causes anger

Feb 14th 2018, 8:29 AM 18,101 Views 72 Comments

Colleagues say Professor Emeritus Lawrence Rosen has often used the slur during lectures on free speech.

# speech - Monday 29 January, 2018

Can Trump stick to a script? We'll find out tomorrow
# State Of The Union
# State Of The Union

Can Trump stick to a script? We'll find out tomorrow

Jan 29th 2018, 7:14 AM 9,587 Views 34 Comments

Trump will deliver his first State of the Union address.

# speech - Thursday 7 December, 2017

Trump to release medical records after questions over his health arise

Trump to release medical records after questions over his health arise

Dec 7th 2017, 9:53 PM 30,694 Views 60 Comments

Trump appeared to struggle with some words during a live statement at the White House on Wednesday.

# speech - Friday 17 November, 2017

Gerry Adams expected to set out his 'future intentions' at the Sinn Féin Ard Fheis this weekend
# Next Chapter
# Next Chapter

Gerry Adams expected to set out his 'future intentions' at the Sinn Féin Ard Fheis this weekend

Nov 17th 2017, 6:05 AM 7,319 Views 90 Comments

Adams told the media this week that nothing in his speech this Saturday will impact on the talks in Northern Ireland.

# speech - Friday 10 November, 2017

Leo Varadkar promises to cut taxes for middle income earners and bring in paid family parental leave
# Fine Gael Conference
# Fine Gael Conference

Leo Varadkar promises to cut taxes for middle income earners and bring in paid family parental leave

Nov 10th 2017, 8:36 PM 25,626 Views 89 Comments

Addressing the Fine Gael Conference this evening in Cavan, the Taoiseach said his party would solve the housing crisis.

# speech - Monday 16 October, 2017

Donald Trump says 'he hears' Ireland is about to drop its corporation tax rate to 8%
# Whopper
# Whopper

Donald Trump says 'he hears' Ireland is about to drop its corporation tax rate to 8%

Oct 16th 2017, 9:28 PM 90,116 Views 94 Comments

The US president made the unscheduled remarks at the White House this evening.

Emotional O'Shea pays tribute to lost clubmates as Breaffy end difficult year on a positive note
# Heartfelt
From The42
# Heartfelt

Emotional O'Shea pays tribute to lost clubmates as Breaffy end difficult year on a positive note

Oct 16th 2017, 3:27 PM 14,686 Views 1 Comment

The Mayo star held back the tears as he gave a powerful speech.

# speech - Saturday 14 October, 2017

Micheál Martin brands Fine Gael the 'out-of-touch elite' party that has moved to the right
# Ff Ard Fheis
# Ff Ard Fheis

Micheál Martin brands Fine Gael the 'out-of-touch elite' party that has moved to the right

Oct 14th 2017, 8:30 PM 16,189 Views 108 Comments

The Fianna Fáil leader has launched a blistering attack on the Taoiseach saying things have got worse since he took over.

# speech - Monday 9 October, 2017

Higgins compares today's refugees with those who left Ireland during the Famine
# Speech
# Speech

Higgins compares today's refugees with those who left Ireland during the Famine

Oct 9th 2017, 2:04 PM 11,664 Views 98 Comments

President Higgins is on the third day of his week-long State visit to Australia.

# speech - Friday 22 September, 2017

Taoiseach speaks to Theresa May ahead of her landmark Brexit speech
# Money Dominates
# Money Dominates

Taoiseach speaks to Theresa May ahead of her landmark Brexit speech

Sep 22nd 2017, 12:28 PM 13,022 Views 69 Comments

All eyes are on May as she prepares to spell out her key demands in a keynote Brexit speech.

# speech - Wednesday 20 September, 2017

'Ignorant hate speech belongs in medieval times': Iran strongly criticises Trump
# Divisive
# Divisive

'Ignorant hate speech belongs in medieval times': Iran strongly criticises Trump

Sep 20th 2017, 7:58 AM 22,607 Views 129 Comments

Trump took aim at countries who have been on his radar since he took up the presidency in January.

# speech - Wednesday 21 June, 2017

Queen Elizabeth might have given a subtle nod to the EU with her hat
# Yas Queen
# Yas Queen

Queen Elizabeth might have given a subtle nod to the EU with her hat

Jun 21st 2017, 1:30 PM 42,612 Views 72 Comments

We see what you did there.

# speech - Sunday 21 May, 2017

Trump to deliver 'high-risk' speech to Muslim world today promoting 'peaceful vision'
# High Stakes
# High Stakes

Trump to deliver 'high-risk' speech to Muslim world today promoting 'peaceful vision'

May 21st 2017, 8:40 AM 14,841 Views 62 Comments

The speech will come less than a day after Secretary of State Rex Tillerson called on Iran to ‘dismantle its network of terrorism’.

# speech - Wednesday 15 March, 2017

Line saying this will be Enda Kenny's last St Patrick's Day as Taoiseach removed from speech
# White House
# White House

Line saying this will be Enda Kenny's last St Patrick's Day as Taoiseach removed from speech

Mar 15th 2017, 9:32 PM 16,186 Views 60 Comments

Meanwhile, Kenny has said he will raise marriage equality with Mike Pence if he gets the chance.

# speech - Monday 6 March, 2017

'He’d be a massively proud man. It’s just unfortunate that he missed the biggest match of our lives'
# Heartfelt
From The42
# Heartfelt

'He’d be a massively proud man. It’s just unfortunate that he missed the biggest match of our lives'

Mar 6th 2017, 2:58 PM 6,207 Views 1 Comment

Eilís Ní Chaiside spoke of her late father Thomas following Slaughtneil’s magnificent AIB All-Ireland Camogie Senior Club final.

# speech - Wednesday 1 February, 2017

Dean Strang on Steven Avery: 'I'm very hopeful that they will discover new evidence and get him back in court'
# Making A Murderer
# Making A Murderer

Dean Strang on Steven Avery: 'I'm very hopeful that they will discover new evidence and get him back in court'

Feb 1st 2017, 7:29 PM 24,876 Views 13 Comments

Strang was speaking today in Dublin.

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