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16 December 2015
Topical Issue Debate,16 December 2015: The need for the Minister to ensure all supports and proposed supports are made available as quickly as possible to people and businesses affected by flooding in areas such as Athlone.
15 December 2015
Topical Issue - The urgent need for the Minister for Defence to amend the criteria of the small business compensation fund to assist businesses, landlords and farmers affected by flooding.
3 December 2015
Minister of State at the Department of Defence Mr. Paul Kehoe, T.D. Seanad Commencement Debate -The need for the Minister for Defence to outline the policy now being implemented by his Department in relation to security matters in the Middle East.
15 May 2015
Ministers Speech at the Symposium on the White Paper on Defence
26 March 2015
Speech by Minister of State for Defence, Mr. Paul Kehoe, T.D., at the review of the 48th Infantry Group leaving shortly for service with UNDOF Finner Camp, Donegal
12 February 2015
Speech by the Minister of State at the Department of An Taoiseach and the Department of Defence, Mr. Paul Kehoe, T.D., at the Commissioning Ceremony of the 90th Cadet Class, Curragh Camp, 12 February 2015
4 February 2015
Topical Issue Debate -To raise the matter of measures being taken by the Government to secure Justice for the family of the late Private Thomas Barrett and and Private Derek Smallhorne.
17 May 2014
Speech by the Taoiseach, Mr. Enda Kenny, T.D.,on the Occasion of the naming and Commissioning of the New naval Offshore Patrol Vessel L É Samuel Beckett
9 May 2014
Speech by the Minister of State for Defence, Mr Paul Kehoe, T.D., at the review of the 45th Infantry Group - leaving Ireland shortly for Peacekeeping Duty with UNIFIL in South Lebanon
10 April 2014
Topical Issues Debate Dáil Eireann 10th April 2014 The need for the Minister for Defence to make a statement on reports of exposure to asbestos on Naval Service vessels Deputy Seán Ó Fearghaíl
3 April 2014
Dáil Éireann Topical Issues Debate - The compulsory redundancy of enlisted Defence Force members based on an upper service limit of 21 years taken by Deputy Tom Hayes on behalf of Minister Alan Shatter
10 March 2014
Speech by the Minister for Justice, Equality and Defence, Mr. Alan Shatter, T.D., at the review of the 44th Infantry Group - leaving Ireland shortly for Peacekeeping Duty with UNDOF in Syria
5 March 2014
Statements on the Programme for Government Shatter’s Justice and Defence Priorities for 2014 - Major Legislative Programme of Reform. Announces new Defence Forces Recruitment Campaign
14 February 2014
Speech by the Minister of State at the Department of An Taoiseach and the Department of Defence, Mr. Paul Kehoe, T.D., at the Air Corps Commissioning Ceremony, Casement Aerodrome, Baldonnel, 14 February, 2014
29 January 2014
2014 ESTIMATES FOR DEFENCE AND ARMY PENSIONS - SPEECH BY THE MINISTER FOR JUSTICE, EQUALITY and DEFENCE, ALAN SHATTER, T.D., BEFORE THE SELECT COMMITTEE ON JUSTICE, EQUALITY AND DEFENCE
23 January 2014
Speech by the Minister of State at the Department of An Taoiseach and the Department of Defence, Mr. Paul Kehoe, T.D., at the Commissioning Ceremony of the 89th Cadet Class, Curragh Camp, 23 January 2014
16 January 2014
Speech by Minister for Defence, Mr. Alan Shatter, T.D., at the occasion of the launch online of the first phase of material from the Military Service (1916-1923) Pensions Collection GPO, 16th January 2014
3 December 2013
Address by Mr. Paul Kehoe T.D., Minister of State at Dept of Defence,Representative Association of Commissioned Officers’ Biennial Delegate Conference
26 November 2013
Speech by the Minister for Defence, Mr. Alan Shatter, T.D., at UNP 2-45 at Reception following Ceremony to mark the handover of Command of Battalion to Finland
20 November 2013
Statement by the Minister for Justice, Equality and Defence, Mr Alan Shatter T.D., on the Motion before Dáil Éireann seeking approval for the Report to Dáil Éireann regarding service by the Defence Forces with the United Nations in 2012
11 November 2013
Speech by the Minister for Justice, Equality and Defence, Mr. Alan Shatter TD, On the launch of the ‘Be Winter-Ready’ 2013-2104 Information Campaign
7 November 2013
Speech by the Minister for Justice, Equality and Defence, Mr. Alan Shatter, T.D.,at the review of the 42nd Infantry Group - leaving Ireland shortly for Peacekeeping Duty with UNIFIL in South Lebanon
17 October 2013
Topical Issues Debate 17th October 2013 REVISED TEXT - “The reason the report of the Working Group on Malaria Chemoprophylaxis is not being published.” Deputy Seán Ó Fearghaíl, T.D. Response by the Minister for Justice Equality and Defence, Mr. Alan Shatter, T.D.
2 October 2013
Address by the Minister for JUSTICE, EQUALITY & Defence Mr. Alan Shatter, T.D., at the 2013 Annual Delegate Conference of the Permanent Defence Force OTHER RANKS Repesentative Association (PDFORRA)
26 September 2013
Address by Alan Shatter TD Minister for Justice, Equality and Defence at the Institute of International and European Affairs “Green Paper on Defence”
5 September 2013
Speech by the Minister of State at the Department of An Taoiseach and the Department of Defence, Mr. Paul Kehoe, T.D., at the Naval Service Commissioning Ceremony - 5th September, 2013
3 September 2013
Speech by the Minister for Justice, Equality and Defence, Mr. Alan Shatter, T.D.,at the review of the 43th Infantry Group - leaving Ireland shortly for Peacekeeping Duty with UNDOF in Syria
26 June 2013
TOPICAL ISSUES DEBATE 26TH JUNE - RESPONSE BY MINISTER OF STATE PAUL KEHOE
26 June 2013
SPEECH BY THE MINISTER FOR JUSTICE, EQUALITY and DEFENCE MR. ALAN SHATTER, T.D.,2013 ESTIMATES FOR DEFENCE AND ARMY PENSIONS
17 May 2013
Seminar on the European Council on Defence 2013 Dublin Castle – 17th May, 2013 Address by the Minister for Justice, Equality and Defence, Alan Shatter, T.D.
7 May 2013
DEFENCE FORCES (SECOND WORLD WAR AMNESTY AND IMMUNITY) BILL 2012 REPORT STAGE – DAIL EIREANN CLOSING STATEMENT BY MINISTER FOR DEFENCE, MR. ALAN SHATTER T.D.
24 April 2013
Value for Money (VFM) Review of the Reserve Defence Force -Statement by Mr. Alan Shatter TD, Minister for Defence to the Joint Committee on Justice, Defence and Equality 24th April 2013
22 April 2013
SPEECH BY THE MINISTER OF STATE FOR DEFENCE, MR. PAUL KEHOE, T.D., AT THE REVIEW OF THE 108th INFANTRY BATTALION - LEAVING IRELAND SHORTLY FOR PEACEKEEPING DUTY WITH UNIFIL
16 April 2013
Opening Address by the Minister for Justice, Equality and Defence, Alan Shatter, T.D. at the CBRNe World Convergence – All Hazards Response 2013
8 April 2013
Challenges and Opportunities in Maritime Security and Surveillance for Effective Governance and Innovation in the EU’s Maritime Domain Dublin Castle – 8th and 9th April, 2013 - Minister for Justice, Equality and Defence, Mr Alan Shatter T.D.
25 March 2013
Address by the Minister for Justice, Equality and Defence Inter-Parliamentary Conference for the Common Foreign and Security Policy and the Common Security and Defence Policy
10 March 2013
Speech by the Minister for Justice, Equality and Defence, Mr. Alan Shatter, T.D., at UNP 2-45
6 March 2013
DEFENCE FORCES (SECOND WORLD WAR AMNESTY AND IMMUNITY) BILL 2012 SECOND STAGE-DÁIL ÉIREANN
6 February 2013
DEFENCE FORCES (SECOND WORLD WAR AMNESTY AND IMMUNITY) BILL 2012 SECOND STAGE-SEANAD EIREANN OPENING STATEMENT BY MINISTER FOR JUSTICE, EQUALITY AND DEFENCE, MR. ALAN SHATTER T.D.
1 February 2013
Opening Address by the Minister for Justice, Equality and Defence, Alan Shatter TD
25 January 2013
Speech by the Minister for Justice, Equality and Defence Mr Alan Shatter, T.D., at the Commissioning Ceremony of the 88th Cadet Class Defence Forces Training Centre, Curragh Camp
14 December 2012
Speech by the Minister for Justice, Equality and Defence,Mr. Alan Shatter, T.D., at the Air Corps Commissioning Ceremony, Casement Aerodrome, Baldonnel on 14 December, 2012.
27 November 2012
Topical Issues Debate Dáil Éireann 27th November 2012 Reply by the Minister of State for Defence, Mr. Paul Kehoe,TD. On behalf of Minister Alan Shatter TD.
9 November 2012
Speech by the Minister for Justice, Equality and Defence Mr. Alan Shatter at the launch of the ‘Be Winter-Ready ‘ 2012 – 2013 Information Campaign
4 November 2012
Speech by the Minister of State at the Department of Defence, Mr Paul Kehoe, TD, at the Reserve Defence Forces Commissioning Ceremony Curragh Camp
24 October 2012
SPEECH BY THE MINISTER OF STATE FOR DEFENCE, MR. PAUL KEHOE, T.D., AT THE REVIEW OF 107th INFANTRY BATTALION - LEAVING IRELAND SHORTLY FOR PEACEKEEPING DUTY IN LEBANON
3 October 2012
Address by the Minister of State for Defence Mr. Paul Kehoe, T.D., at the 2012 Annual Delegate Conference of the Permanent Defence Force Other Ranks Reresentative Association (PDFORRA)
12 September 2012
SPEECH BY MR. ALAN SHATTER, T.D., MINISTER FOR JUSTICE, EQUALITY AND DEFENCE AT THE SWEARING-IN CEREMONY FOR THE MILITARY JUDGE, COLONEL MICHAEL CAMPION
10 September 2012
Speech delivered by Alan Shatter TD, Minister for Justice, Equality and Defence at the John F Kennedy Summer School on Friday, 7th September 2012
8 September 2012
Address by the Minister of State for Defence Mr. Paul Kehoe, T.D., at the 18th Delegate Conference of the Reserve Defence Force Reresentative Association (RDFRA) in ceannt officers mess DFTC, Curragh Camp
6 September 2012
Speech by the Minister of State at the Department of Defence, Mr. Paul Kehoe, T.D., at the Naval Service Commissioning Ceremony.
18 July 2012
The Minister for Justice, Equality & Defence Topical Issues Debate Re-Organisation of the Defence Forces Dáil Éireann 18th July 2012
16 July 2012
Posthumous award of the Military Star to Private Patrick Kelly (RIP), Custume Barracks, Athlone, 16 July 2012
20 June 2012
Response by the Minister for Justice, Equality & Defence to the Topical Issues Debate Dáil Éireann, 20 June 2012 Topic: Emergency Aeromedical Service helicopter incident
14 June 2012
Topical Issues Debate Dáil Éireann 14 June 2012 The future of Custume Barracks, Athlone, County Westmeath
12 June 2012
Announcement in the Dáil by Minister for Justice, Equality and Defence, Alan Shatter T.D., on behalf of the Government, in relation to the matter of personnel who deserted the Defence Forces during World War II to serve with the Allied Forces.
23 May 2012
SPEECH BY THE MINISTER FOR JUSTICE, EQUALITY and DEFENCE MR. ALAN SHATTER, T.D.,BEFORE THE SELECT COMMITTEE ON JUSTICE, DEFENCE AND EQUALITY 2012 ESTIMATES FOR DEFENCE AND ARMY PENSIONS
21 May 2012
STATEMENT BY THE MINISTER FOR JUSTICE, EQUALITY AND DEFENCE, MR. ALAN SHATTER, T.D., AT THE PRESS LAUNCH OF THE PILOT EMERGENCY AEROMEDICAL SERVICE,
21 May 2012
Speech by the Minister for Justice, Equality & Defence at the formal hand over of Longford Barracks following its sale to Longford County Council.
16 May 2012
Statement by Mr. Alan Shatter TD, Minister for Defence to the Joint Committee on Justice, Defence and Equality on Review of the Reserve Defence Force
16 May 2012
Opening Statement of the Minister for Defence, Mr Alan Shatter T.D.RE: Frank Callinan SC report into the deaths of three soldiers in Lebanon on 21 March 1989
2 May 2012
SPEECH BY THE MINISTER FOR JUSTICE, EQUALITY AND DEFENCE, MR. ALAN SHATTER, T.D., AT THE REVIEW OF THE 106th INFANTRY BATTALION - LEAVING IRELAND SHORTLY FOR PEACEKEEPING DUTY WITH UNIFIL
8 March 2012
Speech by the Minister of State for Defence Mr. Paul Kehoe, T.D., on the occasion of Opening of the Conference “Military Education in the 21st Century” and the launch of the academic publication ‘Building a Better Future: Contributions by the Irish Defence Forces’
8 March 2012
Speech by the Minister of State at the Department of Defence, Mr Paul Kehoe, TD, at the Commissioning Ceremony of the 87th Cadet Class Defence Forces Training Centre, Curragh Camp
17 February 2012
Minister Opens the New Laois Civil Defence Premises at Mountmellick
7 February 2012
Statement by the Minister for Justice, Equality and Defence, Mr Alan Shatter T.D., on the Motion before Dáil Éireann seeking approval of Memorandum of Understanding regarding Ireland’s Participation in the Austro/German Battlegroup
7 December 2011
Minister for Justice, Equality & Defence Estimates Speech - Budget 2012
19 October 2011
Private Members Business (Fianna Fáil) Senad Re. Army Barracks - Minister of State for Defence Mr. Paul Kehoe, T.D.
4 October 2011
Private Member Business, 4 October 2011, Minister Alan Shatter, TD
3 October 2011
OPPORTUNITIES IN THE EUROPEAN SECURITY AND DEFENCE MARKETS, Monday 3rd October 2011 at O'Callaghan Davenport Hotel, Merrion Square, Dublin, Opening Address by Minister for Defence Mr. Alan Shatter T.D.
10 March 2011
Speech by the Minister for Justice, Equality and Defence, Mr. Alan Shatter, TD, at the Commissioning Ceremony for the 86th Cadet Class Military School, Curragh Camp
5 October 2010
Address by Minister Killeen at the PDFORRA ADC 5th Oct 2010.
2 October 2010
Speech by Minister Killeen at the opening of the new Irish Red Cross Centre in Ennis, Co. Clare 2nd Oct 2010
2 September 2010
Speech by the Minister at the Naval Service Commissioning Ceremony on 2nd September, 2010
30 June 2010
Minister Killeen launches the Organisation of National Ex-servicemen and women (ONE) annual fundraising event Fuchsia 2010
18 June 2010
SPEECH BY MR. TONY KILLEEN, T.D. MINISTER FOR DEFENCE AT THE OFFICIAL LAUNCH OF THE CIVIL DEFENCE BOARD’S STRATEGIC PLAN 2010 - 2013
17 June 2010
SPEECH BY THE MINISTER FOR DEFENCE MR. TONY KILLEEN, T.D., ON THE ESTIMATES 2010 BEFORE THE SELECT COMMITTEE ON JUSTICE, EQUALITY, DEFENCE AND WOMEN’S RIGHTS
15 May 2010
Address by Minister Killeen at the 16th Delegate Conference of RDFRA
13 May 2010
ADDRESS BY THE MINISTER FOR DEFENCE MR. TONY KILLEEN, T.D., AT THE SENIOR COMMAND AND STAFF COURSE IN THE DEFENCE FORCES TRAINING CENTRE ON THURSDAY 13TH MAY 2010
12 May 2010
Address by Minister for Defence Mr. Tony Killeen TD At the Ireland-Finland Seminar on the Modern Challenges in Peace Operations
21 January 2010
Speech by Minister for Defence Mr Willie O’Dea, TD, at the Commissioning Ceremony for the 85th Cadet Class
12 January 2010
SPEECH BY MR. WILLIE O’DEA, T.D., MINISTER FOR DEFENCE AT THE REVIEW OF 102nd INFANTRY BATTALION - LEAVING IRELAND SHORTLY FOR PEACEKEEPING DUTY IN CHAD.
17 December 2009
Speech by the Minister for Defence, Mr. Willie O’Dea, T.D. at the Commissioning Ceremony for the 27th Air Corps Cadet Class
25 November 2009
Speech by the Minister for Defence at the RACO Biennial Delegate Conference
15 October 2009
Speech by Minister for Defence - Defence (Miscellaneous Provisions) Bill 2009
7 October 2009
Speech by the Minister for Defence Mr. Willie O’ Dea, T.D. , at the PDFORRA Annual Delegate Conference
30 September 2009
SPEECH BY MR. WILLIE O’DEA, T.D., MINISTER FOR DEFENCE AT THE REVIEW OF 41st INFANTRY GROUP KFOR - LEAVING IRELAND SHORTLY FOR PEACEKEEPING DUTY IN KOSOVO.
10 September 2009
Speech by Minister O'Dea at the Commissioning Ceremony for the 47th Naval Service Cadet Class
8 September 2009
Speech by Minister O'Dea at the Review of the 101 Infantry Battalion - leaving Ireland shortly for Peacekeeping Duty in Chad
3 July 2009
Speech by Minister for Defence Willie O'Dea TD on Criminal Justice Amendment Bill 2009
1 July 2009
Speech by the Minister for Defence, Mr. Willie O’Dea T.D. at the launch of ONE’s FUCHSIA fundraising campaign
10 June 2009
Speech by the Minister for Defence, Mr Willie O’Dea, T.D., in the Dáil Debate on the Motion of Confidence
29 May 2009
Speech by the Minister for Defence Mr Willie O’Dea, TD at a Ceremony to mark International Day of the UN Peacekeeper at Sarsfield Barracks, Limerick, May 29th
27 May 2009
Speech by the Minister of Defence, Mr. Willie O’Dea, T.D., at the donation of an Alouette III to the Ulster Aviation Society and the Launch of “The Irish Air Corps – An Illustrated Guide”
14 May 2009
SPEECH BY MR. WILLIE O’DEA, T.D., MINISTER FOR DEFENCE AT THE REVIEW OF 100th INFANTRY BATTALION - LEAVING IRELAND SHORTLY FOR PEACEKEEPING DUTY IN CHAD.
2 April 2009
SPEECH BY MR. WILLIE O’DEA, T.D., MINISTER FOR DEFENCE AT THE REVIEW OF 40th INFANTRY GROUP KFOR - LEAVING IRELAND SHORTLY FOR PEACEKEEPING DUTY IN KOSOVO.
21 January 2009
Speech by Sean Power, Minister for State at the Department of Communications, Energy and Natural Resources at the Commissioning Ceremony for the 84th Cadet Class
14 January 2009
Mr.Willie O' Dea, Minister for Defence at the review of 99th Infantry Battalion
17 December 2008
Speech by Mr. Willie O’Dea, T.D., Minister for Defence, at the launch of the Independent Monitoring Group’s Second Report
23 November 2008
SPEECH BY MR. PAT CAREY, T. D., MINISTER OF STATE AT THE DEPARTMENT OF DEFENCE AT A COMMISSIONING CEREMONY FOR RESERVE DEFENCE FORCE OFFICERS
8 October 2008
Minister O' Dea Addresses PDFORRA Conference
25 September 2008
O' Dea Reviews Troops Travelling to Kosovo
11 September 2008
O' Dea Commissions New Naval Service Officers
10 September 2008
O'Dea Reviews Troops Bound for Chad in Kilkenny Castle
10 July 2008
Speech by the Minister for Defence,Mr Willie O' Dea,T.D on the Dail Motion concerning economic and budgetary matters
26 June 2008
Welcoming Remarks by the Minister for Defence Mr. Willie O’Dea, T.D., at the Ceremony to mark the 50th Anniversary of the Defence Forces’ Involvement in Peacekeeping
19 June 2008
Commissioning Ceremony for the 26th Air Corps Cadet Class and the Presentation of the Distinguished Service Medal, with Honour, posthumously to the crew members of the Dauphin DH 248.
10 June 2008
O'Dea Commissions New Officers
29 May 2008
O'Dea marks UN Peacekeeper Day
1 May 2008
Minister O' Dea reviews Chad Troops
1 May 2008
SPEECH BY MINISTER FOR DEFENCE, MR. WILLIE O’DEA, T.D., AT THE UNVEILING OF A MEMORIAL PLAQUE TO MEMBERS OF THE IRISH DEFENCE FORCES WHO LOST THEIR LIVES ON OVERSEAS MISSIONS.
29 April 2008
Speech by the Minister For Defence, Mr. Willie O’Dea T.D. on 50 Years Of Irish UN Peacekeeping at the Official Opening of the Refurbished IUNVA House
23 April 2008
Minister for Defence Willie O’Dea Pays Tribute to Irish Troops Serving in Kosovo
14 April 2008
Speech by Willie O’Dea T.D. Minister for Defence and Chairman of the Government Task Force on Emergency Planning, at the Launch of the National Public Information and Awareness Campaign on Emergency Planning
16 January 2008
Speech by Minister for Defence Willie O’Dea T.D. at the Commissioning Ceremony for the 83rd Cadet Class
13 December 2007
Address of Willie O’Dea TD, Minister for Defence on behalf of The Minister for Justice, Equality and Law Reform On the occasion of the Graduation of Reserve Members of the Garda Síochána
27 November 2007
ADDRESS BY WILLIE O' DEA, T.D., MINISTER FOR DEFENCE TO RACO’s BIENNIAL DELEGATE CONFERENCE 27th NOVEMBER 2007 Lyrath Estate Hotel, Kilkenny
21 November 2007
Speech by the Minister for Defence Mr Willie O’Dea, T.D. At the Launch of “Cuirrech Life – the Curragh of Kildare”
2 November 2007
Speech by Mr. Willie O’Dea, TD Minister for Defence At the opening of the Corbally Link Road (Pa Healy Road) 2nd November, 2007
24 October 2007
Speech by the Minister of Defence, Mr. Willie O’Dea, T.D., at the launch of a new publication “The Irish Brigades 1685 – 2006” compiled by Dr. David Murphy on behalf of the Military Heritage of Ireland Trust.National Museum of Ireland, Collins Barracks 24th October, 2007
10 October 2007
Speech by The Minister for Defence, Mr. Willie O’Dea, T.D., at the PDFORRA ADC Tralee - Wednesday October 10th
26 September 2007
SPEECH BY WILLIE O DEA, T.D., MINISTER FOR DEFENCE AT THE SWEARING-IN CEREMONY FOR MILITARY JUDGE COL ANTHONY MC COURT
21 September 2007
SPEECH BY MR. WILLIE O’DEA T.D., MINISTER FOR DEFENCE AT THE REVIEW OF 37th INFANTRY GROUP KFOR - LEAVING IRELAND SHORTLY FOR PEACEKEEPING DUTY IN KOSOVO.
6 September 2007
Speech by Mr Willie O’Dea T.D., Minister for Defence at the commissioning cermony for the 45th Naval Service Cadet Class
6 September 2007
Speech by Mr Willie O’Dea T.D., Minister for Defence at the official opening of the refurbished "Block 6" Naval Base Haulbowline
19 July 2007
Speech by the Minister for Defence, Willie O’Dea T.D. at the Launch of the Annual Report of the Department of Defence and Defence Forces for 2006
3 July 2007
Speech by Mr. Willie O’Dea T.D., Minister for Defence and Chairman of Coiste an Asgard at the offices of Dublin Port Company
18 April 2007
SPEECH BY MINISTER FOR DEFENCE AT THE REVIEW OF THE 36 INFANTRY GROUP FOR PEACEKEEPING DUTY WITH UNIFIL (United Nations Interim Force in Lebanon)
5 April 2007
Speech to Dáil Éireann - Approval of Memoranda of Understanding regarding Ireland’s Participation in the Nordic Battlegroup
5 April 2007
Speech by Minister for Defence Mr. Willie O’Dea T.D. at the launch of Reports on: · The issues affecting the recruitment and retention of women in the Defence Forces, and · A review of the implementation of the White Paper on Defence 2000 – 2005.
4 April 2007
SPEECH ON THE 2007 ESTIMATES FOR DEFENCE AND ARMY PENSIONS BY THE MINISTER FOR DEFENCE MR. WILLIE O’DEA T.D., TO THE SELECT COMMITTEE ON JUSTICE, EQUALITY, DEFENCE AND WOMEN’S RIGHTS.
29 March 2007
SPEECH BY MR. WILLIE O’DEA T.D., MINISTER FOR DEFENCE AT THE REVIEW OF 35 INFANTRY GROUP KFOR
16 February 2007
Speech by Minister for Defence Willie O’Dea T.D. at a Commissioning Ceremony for the 25th Air Corps Cadet Class
6 February 2007
OPENING STATEMENT on the DEFENCE (AMENDMENT) (NO.2) BILL 2006, SECOND STAGE by Minister for Defence, Mr. Willie O'Dea T.D. - Seanad Eireann, 6 Feb. 2007
18 January 2007
Speech by the Minister for Defence, Mr. Willie O’Dea, T.D., at the unveiling of a sculpture at the new Civil Defence Headquarters
17 January 2007
Speech by Minister for Defence Willie O’Dea T.D. at the Commissioning Ceremony for the 82nd Cadet Class
16 November 2006
Speech by Defence Minister at the Defence Forces United Nations Training School.
2 November 2006
Two speeches given by Defence Minister Willie O'Dea during a visit to Athlone today to review the 319 members of the Defence Forces shortly heading to Liberia to participate in the UNMIL peacekeeping mission. The second speech relates to the opening of new accommodation for ex-servicemen and women at Custume House, Athlone.
19 October 2006
Speech made by Minister O'Dea at a Review of the 34 Infantry Group shortly heading for duty with UNIFIL in Lebanon
11 October 2006
Statement by the Minister for Defence, Mr. Willie O’Dea, T.D., on the Motion seeking the approval of Dáil Éireann for the deployment of a contingent of the Permanent Defence Force for service with the United Nations Interim Force in Lebanon (UNIFIL)
10 October 2006
Statement made by Minister O'Dea to the Select Committee on Justice, Equality, Defence & Women's Rights on the Motion on the Protocol on Explosive Remnants of War (Protocol V)
4 October 2006
PDFORRA ADC Speech by Minister for Defence, Mr Willie O'Dea TD
13 September 2006
Speech by Mr. Willie O'Dea T.D.Minister for Defence at the review of 33rd Infantry Group shortly to leave Ireland for U.N Peacekeeping duty in Kosovo
12 September 2006
Speech by Minister for Defence Willie O’Dea T.D. at the opening of the New Civil Defence Headquarters at Benamore, Roscrea, Co. Tipperary.
6 September 2006
Speech by Minister for Defence Mr. Willie O'Dea at a Commissioning Ceremony for Naval Service Officers in the Naval Base, Haulbowline, on 6th September 2006
4 July 2006
Defence (Amendment) Bill 2006. Second Stage Speech by Minister for Defence, Mr Willie O’Dea T.D. Dail Eireann
3 July 2006
Speech by Willie O’Dea, T.D., Minister for Defence at the commissioning ceremony for the 81st Cadet Class.
2 July 2006
Minister for Defence, Willie O’Dea T.D. speech on army height requirement.
28 June 2006
Comments by the Minister for Defence, Willie O’Dea T.D. at the Launch of the Defence Forces Annual Report for 2005
28 June 2006
Defence (Amendment) Bill 2006. Second Stage Speech by Minister for Defence, Mr Willie O’Dea T.D. Seanad Eireann
18 June 2006
Speech by Mr. Willie O’Dea, T.D., Minister for Defence, at the laying of the annual commemorative wreaths at the statue of Commodore John Barry.
8 June 2006
Defence and Army Pensions Estimates 2006 - Speech by the Minister for Defence, Mr. Willie O’Dea.
29 May 2006
Statement by the Minister for Defence on the International Day of the Peacekeeper 2006, 29/05/06
19 May 2006
Statement by the Minister for Defence Adjournment Debate – Seanad Eireann, 17 MAY 2006.
11 May 2006
Presentation by the Minister for Defence, Mr Willie O’Dea T.D. to the Forum on Europe - Ireland and the EU Battlegroups
6 May 2006
Address by Mr. Sean Power, T.D., Minister of State to the RDFRA's 13th ADC, Curragh Camp, 06/05/06
5 May 2006
Address by the Minister for Defence, Mr Willie O’Dea, TD, at the Institutes of Technology Apprenticeship Committee Conference, 05/05/06
4 May 2006
Speech by Mr. Willie O’Dea, T.D., Minister for Defence at the review of 95th Infantry Battalion due to leave on peacekeeping duty with UNMIL, 04/05/06
28 April 2006
Speech by the Minister for Defence, Mr. Willie O’Dea, T.D., at the Conference on “EU Battlegroups - Perspectives from Neutral and Non-aligned states” 28/04/06
6 April 2006
Address by Minister Willie O'Dea at a 1916 monument unveiling ceremony. 06/04/06
23 March 2006
Presentation by Minister Willie O’Dea to the Joint Committee on European Affairs - “Ireland’s Participation in EU Battlegroups” 22/03/06
9 February 2006
Speech by Minister Willie O’Dea on Ireland’s Future Participation in UN Peace Support Missions, 09/02/05
6 February 2006
Speech given by Defence Minister Willie O’Dea on the Departure of the L.E. Eithne for Argentina, 06/02/06
6 February 2006
Speech by Minister Willie O’Dea - Adjournment Debate, 31/01/06
14 December 2005
Speech By Minister for Defence Willie O’Dea T.D. at a Ceremony to commemorate the 50th Anniversary of Ireland joining the United Nations
29 November 2005
Address by Mr. Willie O' Dea, T.D., Minister for Defence to RACO's Biennial Delegate Conference
25 November 2005
Speech By The Minister For Defence, Willie O’Dea T.D. At The Unveiling Of A Memorial to Commemorate the Events that Happened In Jadotville in 1961.
24 November 2005
Speech by Mr Willie O' Dea, T.D. Minister for Defence at the official launch of the Civil Defence Board's Strategic Plan
4 November 2005
Speech by Mr. Tom Kitt, T.D., Minister for State for Defence at the review of 94th Infantry Battalion Due to leave on peacekeeping duty with UNMILON
4 November 2005
Speech by Minister for Defence Mr. Willie O’Dea TD At the opening of the EUROMIL conference South Court Hotel Limerick
11 October 2005
SPEECH BY MR. WILLIE O’DEA T.D., MINISTER FOR DEFENCE AT A CEREMONY TO LAUNCH THE NEW RESERVE DEFENCE ORGANISATION
5 October 2005
Speech by Minister for Defence Mr. Willie O'Dea T.D., at the PDFORRA Annual Delegate Conference.
8 September 2005
Speech by Willie O'Dea, T.D., Minister for Defence at the Commissioning Ceremony for the 43rd Naval Service Cadet Class
5 August 2005
Siege at Jadotville - Book Launch Speech
4 July 2005
Speech by Willie O Dea, T.D., Minister for Defence at the commissioning ceremony for the 80th Cadet Class Monday, 4th July 2005
30 June 2005
Presentation by the Minister for Defence, Mr Willie O'Dea T.D.,to the OIREACHTAS SELECT COMMITTEE ON JUSTICE, EQUALITY, DEFENCE AND WOMEN’S RIGHTS Tuesday, 24 May 2005 Defence Estimates 2005:
30 June 2005
Statement by the Minister for Defence, Mr Willie O’Dea T.D., regarding service by the Defence Forces with the United Nations in 2003
21 June 2005
Launch of Defence Forces Annual Report for the year 2004
30 May 2005
Speech by the Minister for Defence, Mr. Willie O’Dea, T.D., at Camp Clarke, Kosovo, 30/5/05
29 May 2005
Remarks By Minister For Defence, Willie O’Dea, T.D. at the Unveiling Of A Monument To The 85 Irish Soldiers who Lost Their Lives On UN Missions Overseas, 29/05/2005
9 May 2005
Speech at the 12th Annual Delegate Conference of the Defence Forces Reserve
5 May 2005
SPEECH BY MR. WILLIE O'DEA, T.D., MINISTER FOR DEFENCE AT THE REVIEW OF 93rd INFANTRY BATTALION DUE TO LEAVE ON PEACEKEEPING DUTY WITH UNMIL, 5th MAY 2005
8 April 2005
SPEECH BY MR. WILLIE O’DEA T.D., MINISTER FOR DEFENCE REVIEW OF 30th INFANTRY GROUP SHORTLY TO LEAVE IRELAND FOR U. N. PEACEKEEPING DUTY IN KOSOVO
3 March 2005
Speech by the Minister for Defence, Mr. Willie O’Dea, T.D. during his visit to Curragh Camp, 03 March 2005
23 February 2005
Speech by the Minister for Defence, Mr. Willie O'Dea, T.D., on his visit to McKee Barracks, Dublin, 23rd February 2005
22 February 2005
Speech by the Minister for Defence, Mr. Willie O'Dea, T.D., at the opening of the new Military Museum and the refurbished Privates' Mess, Collins Barracks, Cork, 22nd February 2005
7 February 2005
Speech by Minister for Defence, Mr. Willie O’Dea, T.D. on his visit to Sarsfield Barracks, Limerick, 7 February 2005
25 November 2004
Statement by the Government Chief Whip & Minister of State at the Department of Defence, Mr Tom Kitt T.D. on the Motion seeking approval for the despatch of a Contingent of the Permanent Defence Force for service with EUFOR, the EU-led Mission/Operation in Bosnia and Herzegovina, Thursday, 25 November 2004
24 November 2004
Statement by the Minister for Defence, Mr. Willie O’Dea, T.D., on the Motion seeking approval for the despatch of a Contingent of the Permanent Defence Force for service with EUFOR, the EU-led Mission/Operation in Bosnia and Herzegovina, Wednesday, 24 November 2004
7 November 2004
Speech by Mr. Tom Kitt, T.D., Minister of State at the Department of Defence, at the Commissioning ceremony for Reserve Defence Force Officers, 7 November 2004
4 November 2004
Speech by Mr. Willie O'Dea, T.D., Minister for Defence at the Review of 92 Infantry Battalion due to leave on peacekeeping duty with UNMIL, 4 November 2004
4 November 2004
Speech by the Minister for Defence, Mr. Willie O'Dea, T.D. at the opening of the new Technical Stores Building at the Naval Base, 4th November 2004
21 October 2004
Speech by Mr. Willie O'Dea, T.D., Minister for Defence at the review of 29 Infantry Group that will leave Ireland shortly for peacekeeping duty with KFOR
7 October 2004
Address by Mr. Willie O’Dea, T.D., Minister for Defence, to the 13th Annual Delegate Conference of the Permanent Defence Force Other Ranks Representative Association at the Holiday Inn Hotel, Letterkenny on Thursday 7th October, 2004
6 October 2004
Ombudsman (Defence Forces) Bill 2002 Second Stage - Seanad Éireann, Opening Statement by the Minister for Defence Mr. Willie O'Dea, T.D., 6th October 2004
24 September 2004
Speech by Mr. Michael Smith T. D., Minister for Defence, at the launch of the 'Response to the Challenge of the Workplace' Report
23 September 2004
Speech by the Minister for Defence, Mr. Michael Smith, T.D. at the opening of a new NCOs Mess in Custume Barracks, Athlone, 23 September 2004
16 September 2004
Speech by the Minister for Defence, Mr. Michael Smith, T.D. at the commissioning ceremony of the 23rd Air Corps Cadet Class, 16 September 2004
9 September 2004
Speech by the Minister for Defence, Mr. Michael Smith, T.D., at the opening of two new buildings at the Naval Base, 9 September 2004
9 September 2004
Speech by the Minister for Defence, Mr. Michael Smith, T.D., at a commissioning ceremony for Naval Service Officers, 9 September 2004

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