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Address by H.E. Ursula von der Leyen, President of the European Commission (1 Dec 2022)

Denis Naughten: Tá fíorfháilte roimh Uachtarán an Choimisiúin Eorpaigh go dtí Teach Laighean inniu. I thank the President of the Commission, Dr. von der Leyen, most sincerely for addressing the Oireachtas today marking our 50th year as a member of the European Union. Over those years, Ireland has developed both socially and economically with the assistance of the European...

Address by H.E. Ursula von der Leyen, President of the European Commission (1 Dec 2022)

Mattie McGrath: Tá fíorfháilte roimh Uachtarán an Choimisiúin go dtí Teach Laighean inniu. I welcome the President of the Commission and thank her for her address. Indeed, I thank Dr. von der Leyen for her acknowledgement of the benefits that Europe had to Ireland and, more importantly, the benefits that we brought and gave, and delivered to the European project. On 6...

Address by H.E. Ursula von der Leyen, President of the European Commission (1 Dec 2022)

Róisín Shortall: I warmly welcome President von der Leyen to this joint sitting of the Houses of the Oireachtas. On behalf of the Social Democrats, I am delighted to have the opportunity to speak on what is an historic occasion. In exactly one month, we will mark the 50th anniversary of Ireland joining what was then the European Economic Community. We do so as the region faces one of its greatest perils,...

Address by H.E. Ursula von der Leyen, President of the European Commission (1 Dec 2022)

Richard Boyd Barrett: I welcome President von der Leyen to the Dáil and to Ireland. I appreciate her comments about Europe's commitment to ensuring that there will be no hard Border on the island of Ireland or that the exit of Britain from the EU should not in any way adversely impact on the peace on this island. To be honest, nobody out there in the world would thank me if we used this opportunity just to...

Address by H.E. Ursula von der Leyen, President of the European Commission (1 Dec 2022)

Ivana Bacik: Cuirim fáilte roimh an Uachtarán. It is my honour, on behalf of the Labour Party, to welcome her here to address our Oireachtas. I express our appreciation for her warm and optimistic words by way of address to us today. I also thank her for not only quoting our iconic first woman President, Mary Robinson, but also that iconic band the Saw Doctors. We all appreciated her quoting...

Address by H.E. Ursula von der Leyen, President of the European Commission (1 Dec 2022)

Mary Lou McDonald: Ireland is a proud, ancient European nation. In the new year, we will mark 50 years since becoming a member of what was then the European Communities in 1973. Since then, it has been quite a journey. There have been so many positive advances in areas such as equality, workers’ rights, environmental standards and economic progress. There have been many challenges too, including...

Address by H.E. Ursula von der Leyen, President of the European Commission (1 Dec 2022)

Matt Carthy: Hear, hear.

Address by H.E. Ursula von der Leyen, President of the European Commission (1 Dec 2022)

Mary Lou McDonald: Ireland has changed and is changing. Brexit is responsible for some of that. The EU took a significant decision when it stated to our then Taoiseach, Enda Kenny, at the outset of Brexit that, in the context of Irish reunification, the North will automatically rejoin the EU and the North’s citizens will become full EU citizens once again. That is a very important statement...

Address by H.E. Ursula von der Leyen, President of the European Commission (1 Dec 2022)

Eamon Ryan: President von der Leyen, go raibh maith agat for your leadership during the Covid pandemic. Danke schön for your strength in our response to the war in Ukraine. Merci beaucoup for standing up for the Good Friday Agreement and the Irish protocol. On behalf of the European Green Party, I thank you for putting the European Green Deal at the centre of the whole economic strategy and...

Address by H.E. Ursula von der Leyen, President of the European Commission (1 Dec 2022)

Seán Ó Fearghaíl: Thank you. It was remiss of me at the outset not to welcome members of the diplomatic corps from across the world who are joining us here today, and in particular to make mention of H.E Larysa Gerasko, our great friend and the champion of Ukraine here in Ireland, who does so much work for her people and her country. The ambassador is very welcome. On behalf of An Tánaiste, I call...

Address by H.E. Ursula von der Leyen, President of the European Commission (1 Dec 2022)

Simon Coveney: Is mór an onóir dom a bheith anseo ar an ócáid ​​stairiúil seo. On behalf of the Fine Gael party, as you know, a proud member of the European People's Party, I am privileged to join with the Ceann Comhairle and the Taoiseach to welcome you to the Oireachtas today - there is a Cork thing going on today. Your leadership as President of the European...

Address by H.E. Ursula von der Leyen, President of the European Commission (1 Dec 2022)

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Address by H.E. Ursula von der Leyen, President of the European Commission (1 Dec 2022)

Seán Ó Fearghaíl: Madame President, that was both uplifting and inspirational. Thank you very much.

Address by H.E. Ursula von der Leyen, President of the European Commission (1 Dec 2022)

Micheál Martin: A Cheann Chomhairle, a Chathaoirligh, a Bhaill an Oireachtais agus a Uachtaráin von der Leyen, cuirim céad míle fáilte romhaibh chuig an gcomhshuí speisialta seo de Dháil agus de Sheanad Éireann tráthnóna inniu. Is pribhléid agus onóir mhór dúinn, a Uachtaráin, go bhfuil tú anseo linn ag ceiliúradh 50 bliain de...

Comhshuí de Dháil Éireann agus de Sheanad Éireann - Joint Sitting of the Houses of the Oireachtas (1 Dec 2022)

Comhshuí de Dháil Éireann agus de Sheanad Éireann - Joint Sitting of the Houses of the Oireachtas (1 Dec 2022)

Tar éis do Dháil Éireann agus do Sheanad Éireann rún a rith, tháinig an dá Theach le chéile i Seomra na Dála ar 2 p.m., an Ceann Comhairle i gceannas. Pursuant to Resolutions passed by Dáil Éireann and by Seanad Éireann both Houses met in the Dáil Chamber at 2 p.m., the Ceann Comhairle presiding.

Address by H.E. Ursula von der Leyen, President of the European Commission (1 Dec 2022)

Address by H.E. Ursula von der Leyen, President of the European Commission (1 Dec 2022)

Seán Ó Fearghaíl: What a special day. A Oirircis, Ursula von der Leyen, Uachtarán ar an gCoimisiún Eorpach, thar ceann Chomhaltaí an dá Theach agus thar mo cheann féin, cuirim fáilte romhat chuig an gcomhshuí seo de Thithe an Oireachtais. Your Excellency, Ursula von der Leyen, President of the European Commission, on behalf of the Members of both Houses and on my own behalf...

Address by H.E. Ursula von der Leyen, President of the European Commission (1 Dec 2022)

H.E. Ursula von der Leyen: Thank you so much. Dear Speaker, Taoiseach, honourable Members of the Dáil and Seanad, ladies and gentlemen, a dhaoine uaisle.

Address by H.E. Ursula von der Leyen, President of the European Commission (1 Dec 2022)

Seán Ó Fearghaíl: Excellent.

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