Daily Archives: October 14, 2014

Brendan Howlin’s Budget 2015 Speech

Minister for Public Expenditure’s speech in full. Introduction Today we are announcing this Government’s fourth Budget. It is a significant day, and it marks the end of an era of budgetary austerity. This time last year, we estimated that to … Continue reading

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Michael Noonan’s Budget 2015 speech

A Cheann Comhairle, When the Government took office in March 2011 we set out a plan to regain control of Ireland’s fiscal and economic policies, to grow the economy and to get people back to work. Many people both inside … Continue reading

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An Old Woman Of The Roads By Padraic Colum

I learned this poem as a child over 30 years ago and it is still one of my favourites. ❤ ❤ ❤ An Old Woman of the Roads O, to have a little house! To own the hearth and stool … Continue reading

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Mise Raifteirí an File by Antoine Ó Raifteirí

Mise Raifteirí an File Mise Raifteirí an file, Lán dóchas is grá, Le súile gan solas, Le ciúnas gan chrá. ‘Dul siar ar m’aistear Le solas mo chroí Fann agus tuirseach Go deireadh mo shlí. Féach anois mé Is mo … Continue reading

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Cúl an Tí by Seán Ó Ríordáin

Cúl an Tí Tá Tír na nÓg ar chúl an tí, Tír álainn trína chéile, Lucht cheithre chos ag súil na slí, Gan bróga orthu ná léine, Gan Béarla acu ná Gaeilge. Ach fásann clóca ar gach droím Sa tír … Continue reading

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Mise Eire By Padraic Pearse

Mise Éire: Sine mé ná an Chailleach* Bhéarra Mór mo ghlóir: Mé a rug Cú Chulainn cróga. Mór mo náir: Mo chlann féin a dhíol a máthair. Mór mo phian: Bithnaimhde do mo shíorchiapadh. Mór mo bhrón: D’éag an dream … Continue reading

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Hope By Emily Bronte

Hope by Emily Bronte Hope was but a timid friend; She sat without the grated den, Watching how my fate would tend, Even as selfish-hearted men. She was cruel in her fear; Through the bars, one dreary day, I looked … Continue reading

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