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Speeches archive

December

Symposium to Celebrate 60 Years of Ireland at the United Nations

17/12/15

Symposium to Celebrate 60 Years of Ireland at the United Nations “Learning from the Past, Preparing for the Future” Remarks by the Minister of Foreign Affairs and Trade, Charles Flanagan TD Thursday 17 December 2015

Dáil Statement by Minister Charlie Flanagan on "Fresh Start"

9/12/15

Dáil Statement by Minister for Foreign Affairs and Trade, Charlie Flanagan TD, on the “Fresh Start Agreement and Legacy Issues"

Address by Minister Flanagan at Irish Council for Prisoners Overseas Conference

1/12/15

Address by Minister Flanagan at Irish Council for Prisoners Overseas Conference

November

Speech by Minister Flanagan “What Brexit Means For Northern Ireland"

26/11/15

Remarks by the Minister for Foreign Affairs and Trade, Mr. Charlie Flanagan T.D. “What Brexit Means for Northern Ireland” – Seminar at Queen’s University Belfast

Statements on Northern Ireland: Statement by the Minister for Foreign Affairs, Mr Charlie Flanagan

25/11/15

Statements on Northern Ireland: Statement by the Minister for Foreign Affairs, Mr Charlie Flanagan

Minister Flanagan briefs Oireachtas Foreign Affairs Committee on Paris attacks, Migration, Syria

25/11/15

Minister Flanagan briefs Oireachtas Foreign Affairs Committee on Paris attacks, Migration, Syria and Tunisia Agenda also includes: the Middle East Peace Process, Iran, Libya, EU plan on Human Rights and Democracy, EU-ACP Relations, Eastern Partnership.

Minister Deenihan speech to Global Irish Economic Forum

23/11/15

Minister Deenihan speech to the Global Irish Economic Forum

Minister Flanagan speech to the Global Irish Economic Forum

23/11/15

Minister Flanagan speech to the Global Irish Economic Forum

Minister Flanagan addresses business and community leaders at the Custom House in Derry

18/11/15

Minister Flanagan addresses business and community leaders at the Custom House in Derry

30 years since the Anglo-Irish Agreement - Minister Flanagan

12/11/15

30 years since the Anglo-Irish Agreement - Minister Flanagan

Remarks by Minister Deenihan at IIBN Conference reception

12/11/15

Remarks by Minister Deenihan at IIBN Conference reception

Deenihan remarks at Emigrant Support Programme Reception

12/11/15

Minister Deenihan remarks at Emigrant Support Programme Reception, London

Minister Sherlock Addresses the 8th Dublin Platform for Human Rights Defenders

3/11/15

Minister Sherlock Addresses Human Rights Defenders

October

Speech by Minister for Foreign Affairs & Trade, Charlie Flanagan TD on Budget 2016

14/10/15

Speech by Minister for Foreign Affairs & Trade, Charlie Flanagan TD on Budget 2016

Launch of the Trinity Centre for Asian Studies

7/10/15

Launch of the Trinity Centre for Asian Studies

Speech by Minister Flanagan at the 70th UN General Assembly

1/10/15

Speech by Minister for Foreign Affairs and Trade, Charlie Flanagan TD at the 70th UN General Assembly 1 October 2015

September

Speech by Minister Flanagan at the 70th UN General Assembly

1/10/15

Speech by Minister for Foreign Affairs and Trade, Charlie Flanagan TD at the 70th UN General Assembly 1 October 2015

Minister Flanagan hosts Iveagh House Lecture by OECD Secretary-General Angel Gurrìa

15/9/15

Minister Flanagan hosts Iveagh House Lecture by OECD Secretary-General Angel Gurrìa

Minister Flanagan addresses Chatham House in London on "Brexit"

7/9/15

Minister Flanagan addresses Chatham House in London on "Brexit" - Reflects on implications for Northern Ireland & his experience of Irish referendums

Address by Minister Charlie Flanagan at the British Irish Association Conference

7/9/15

Address by Minister Charlie Flanagan at British Irish Association Conference, Queens College, Cambridge

August

Minister Flanagan on the anniversary of the arrest of Ibrahim Halawa

17/8/15

Today will mark two years since Irish citizen Ibrahim Halawa was arrested at a protest in Cairo. Ibrahim has been detained in various prisons since, and is now being sent to mass trial with 493 others. Three of his sisters, Omaima, Fatima, and Somaia, were also detained by the Egyptian authorities but were subsequently released.

July

We need politics in Belfast to inspire again – Minister Flanagan

16/7/15

Statements on Northern Ireland Dáil Éireann, 15 July 2015 Statement by Minister for Foreign Affairs and Trade, Charlie Flanagan T.D.

Minister speech to the Diplomatic Corps

12/7/15

Address by the Minister for Foreign Affairs and Trade to the diplomatic corps on the National Day of Commemoration

Minister Flanagan urges Irish businesses to seek new growth opportunities in Asia

10/7/15

Minister Flanagan urges Irish businesses to seek new growth opportunities in Asia

Speech by Minister Flanagan at Irish Aid Annual Report launch

8/7/15

Minister for Foreign Affairs and Trade, Charlie Flanagan, T.D., Launch of Irish Aid Annual Report 2014, 8th July 2015

Speech by Minister Sherlock at Irish Aid Annual Report launch

8/7/15

Remarks by Minister Seán Sherlock Launch of Irish Aid Annual Report 2014 8th July 2015

Speech by Minister Flanagan at Irish Humanitarian Summit

2/7/15

Speech by Minister Flanagan at Irish Humanitarian Summit

Speech by Minister of State Sean Sherlock at Irish Humanitarian Summit

2/7/15

Speech by Minister of State Sean Sherlock at Irish Humanitarian Summit

June

Speech by Minister Deenihan at the launch of the Ireland 2016 Global & Diaspora Programme

29/6/15

Speech by Minister Deenihan at the launch of the Ireland 2016 Global & Diaspora Programme

Minister Flanagan welcomes World Bank President, Dr Jim Yong Kim, to Dublin for Iveagh House Lecture

26/6/15

Opening remarks by Minister Flanagan at the Iveagh House lecture “Building the new global agenda for shared prosperity” delivered by Dr. Jim Yong Kim, President of the World Bank

Minister Flanagan’s Speech to EU Heads of Mission Meeting

18/6/15

Minister Flanagan’s Speech to EU Heads of Mission Meeting

Iveagh lecture to commemorate the 150th anniversary of the American Civil War

15/6/15

Iveagh lecture to commemorate the 150th anniversary of the American Civil War. Opening remarks by Minister Charles Flanagan T.D.

Minister Flanagan highlights opportunities for returning emigrants

4/6/15

Minister Flanagan highlights opportunities for returning emigrants at inaugural Global Irish Civic Forum

Minister Sherlock addresses UN Committee on Economic, Social and Cultural Rights

8/6/15

Statement by Minister of State for Development, Trade Promotion and North-South Co-operation, Mr Seán Sherlock T.D. to the UN Committee on Economic, Social and Cultural Rights on the occasion of Ireland’s review

Speech by Minister Flanagan at the launch of the Ireland 2016 Global & Diaspora Programme

29/6/15

Speech by Minister Flanagan at the launch of the Ireland 2016 Global & Diaspora Programme

May

Address by Minister Deenihan at opening of the first Global Irish Civic Forum

3/6/15

Address by Minister Deenihan at opening of the first Global Irish Civic Forum, Dublin Castle

Speech by Minister Deenihan at the Fulbright Awards Ceremony

3/6/15

Speech by Minister for the Diaspora, Jimmy Deenihan, TD, at the Fulbright Awards Ceremony, Iveagh House

Remarks by Minister Flanagan: Visit of TRH the Prince of Wales and the Duchess of Cornwall to Sligo

20/5/15

Remarks by Minister Flanagan: Visit of TRH the Prince of Wales and the Duchess of Cornwall to Sligo

Seanad address on the effect of the repeal of the UK Human Rights Act on the Good Friday Agreement

14/5/15

Minister Flanagan addresses the Seanad on the effect of the repeal of the UK Human Rights Act on the Good Friday Agreement

Address by Minister Jimmy Deenihan TD at the Benevolent Irish Society Premises, Newfoundland

4/5/15

Address by Minister Jimmy Deenihan TD at the Benevolent Irish Society Premises, Newfoundland

Peace is not a finish line, it is more than the absence of war – Minister Flanagan

25/5/15

Minister highlights Ireland’s role in promoting international peace

April

Address by Minister Flanagan at the Non-Proliferation Treaty Review Conference in New York

27/4/15

Minister Flanagan addresses Non-Proliferation Treaty Review Conference in New York

Speech by Minister Deenihan - J1 Orientation session for J1 visa applicants

22/4/15

Minister Deenihan launches new J1 guide

Speech at the Irish Exporters Association Asia Trade Forum Launch

1/4/15

Speech at the Irish Exporters Association Asia Trade Forum Launch

March

President Michael D. Higgins at a National Tricolour Presentation Ceremony

12/3/15

President Michael D. Higgins at a National Tricolour Presentation Ceremony

Speech by Minister Flanagan to highlight job creation potential

11/3/15

Minister and ConnectIreland highlight job creation potential of St. Patrick’s Day

Minister Deenihan address to the Seanad on Global Irish: Ireland’s Diaspora Policy

10/3/15

Minister Deenihan address to the Seanad on Global Irish: Ireland’s Diaspora Policy

Minister of State Sherlock addresses St Patricks Day reception in Houses of Parliament

10/3/15

Minister Seán Sherlock calls for respectful dialogue to resolve Stormont disagreement in address to British Houses of Parliament

Launch of ‘Global Irish: Ireland’s Diaspora Policy’

3/3/15

Remarks by Minister of State for Diaspora Affairs, Jimmy Deenihan TD at the launch of Global Irish: Ireland’s Diaspora Policy

Launch of ‘Global Irish: Ireland’s Diaspora Policy’

3/3/15

Remarks by Minister Flanagan at the launch of Global Irish: Ireland’s Diaspora Policy

Minister Flanagan’s address to the UN Human Rights Council

4/3/15

Minister Flanagan’s address to the UN Human Rights Council

Minister Flanagan’s address at 2015 UN Conference on Disarmament

4/3/15

Speech by Minister for Foreign Affairs & Trade, Charlie Flanagan TD, at 2015 UN Conference on Disarmament

Minister Flanagan launches American Chamber of Commerce Ireland - US Economic Report

5/3/15

The Minister for Foreign Affairs and Trade, Charlie Flanagan, TD, this morning (Thursday) launched the American Chamber of Commerce Ireland - US Economic Report for 2015 at Amazon's Dublin HQ. The launch, which featured a roundtable discussion with the Minister, was attended by senior management from a number of US firms - including Airbnb, Google, Horizon Pharma, and Intel.

February

Minister Flanagan highlights potential for increased trade with Scotland

5/2/15

Minister for Foreign Affairs and Trade, Charlie Flanagan TD, today highlighted the potential for increased trade between Ireland and Scotland and set out the Government’s position on the UK’s EU membership in a keynote address to the Europa Institute in Edinburgh.

Statement to the Seanad by Minister of State Sherlock 4th February 2015

4/2/15

Statement to the Seanad by Minister of State for Overseas Development, Trade Promotion and North-South Cooperation, Seán Sherlock 4th February 2015

Remarks by Minister Flanagan at the Launch of the 2015 Greening Campaign

11/2/15

World Landmarks to go Green for Global Greenings 2015

Peace and reconciliation is a collective investment, with a collective return - Minister Sherlock

24/2/15

The Minister of State for Development, Trade Promotion, and North South Co-Operation, Seán Sherlock, TD, today highlighted the collective benefits of peace, stability and cooperation on this island.

January

Keynote address by Minister Flanagan at DFAT Conference: Representing the Global Island

13/1/15

Keynote Address by the Minister for Foreign Affairs and Trade, Charles Flanagan TD at The Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade Conference: Representing the Global Island 13 January 2015