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    Address to the Irish Dail

    Prime Minister Tony Blair spoke about issues of importance to Ireland and Great Britain. Prime Minister Blair was the first Prime Minister to address the Irish Parliament.

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    Opening of Parliament with Newly Elected Prime Minister Enda Kenny

    Newly-elected Ireland Prime Minister Enda Kenny outlined his government program at the opening of the Irish Parliament. His Fine Gail party won the most seats in recent parliamentary…

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    Irish Prime Minister Question Time

    Irish Prime Minister Brian Cowen faced leaders of the opposition parties in the Irish Parliament to answer questions about a financial assistance from the European Union and International…

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    Irish Catholic Church Sexual Abuse Allegations

    Prime Minister Enda Kenny spoke about allegations that Catholic priests were involved in several instances of child sexual abuse.

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    Irish Parliament Examining Current Abortion Law

    The Irish Parliament held a three-day public hearing to examine their current abortion law. Committee members heard testimony from medical and legal experts, religious leaders and…

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    Irish Parliament Debate on Abortion, Day 1

    Members of the Irish Dial (Parliament) debated the country’s abortion laws.
    This portion of the debate took place on November 20, 2012.

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    Irish Dail Debate on Budget

    Irish Finance Minister presented the new budget in a speech before members of the Irish Dail. He outlined the government’s plan to restore and renew the Irish economy by…

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    Ireland's Financial Situation and Budget Plan

    Irish Prime Minister Brian Cowen released his government’s four-year economic recovery plan. The plan calls for $20.1 billion in savings, $13.3 billion from spending cuts and…

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    Ireland's Budget Plan

    Ireland’s Finance Minister unveiled details of the government’s budget proposal. The Prime Minister was under pressure to come up with a four-year plan to drastically…

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    Farewell Address by Brian Cowen

    Outgoing Irish Prime Minister Brian Cowen gave a farewell address to the Irish Parliament. He had recently resigned as party leader, and elections were scheduled for February 25, 2011.…

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    Irish Parliament Debate on Abortion, Day 2

    Members of the Irish Dial (Parliament) debated the country’s abortion laws.
    This portion of the debate took place on November 21, 2012.

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    Northern Ireland Governing Agreement

    An RTE newscast regarding the Northern Ireland governance agreement was aired. It was followed by footage of speeches from the Irish parliament regarding the agreement.

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    Irish Prime Minister Selection

    Members of the Irish Dail nominated candidates and then voted to elect John Bruton of the Fine Gael Party as the new prime minister. He defeated Bertie Ahern, leader of the Fianna Fail…

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    Selection of Irish Prime Minister

    In excerpts from a session of the Irish Dail, members proposed and voted on nominees for Irish prime minister. After three hours of debate, the Irish Dail was unable to determine a…

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    Violence in Northern Ireland

    Government officials discussed the recent violence in Northern Ireland and Great Britain between the Catholic-based Irish Republican Army and the Protestant-based Ulster Defense…

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    New Government Ministers

    Prime Minister Ahern announced his selections for various government ministers to the Dail. Oppostion leaders then commented on his choices.

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    Prime Minister's Question Period

    In the Irish Dail, members asked Prime Minister Bertie Ahern about the Northern Ireland peace process. Prime Minister Ahern had met with British Prime Minister Tony Blair and other…

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    I.R.A. Bombing

    Prime Minister Bruton and other members spoke about the I.R.A. bomb that exploded in London on 9 February. They examined its impact on the difficult peace negotiations and how these…

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    IRA Cease-Fire

    Mr. Reynolds spoke to the Irish parliament about the Irish Republican Army’s promise for a cessation of hostilities in achieving its objectives.

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    Presidential Speech to Irish Parliament

    President Clinton spoke about the Irish commitment to peace in Northern Ireland. He promised to continue to support this effort. The president also paid tribute to Irish…

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