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# Budget 2014
Telephone allowance, maternity benefit and medical cards hit hard in Budget
Brendan Howlin’s announcement of a review of all medical cards was greeted with jeers from members of the opposition parties.
# National address
‘You know something, there’s a change happening’: Kenny confirms bailout exit in December
Enda Kenny was speaking at the Fine Gael national conference in Limerick tonight where he also outlined plans to extend the franchise for Seanad elections.
# superjam
Brothers make 80s music video as alternative to best man speech
Apparently it’s the only thing they know how to do.
# British-Irish relations
Eamon Gilmore: There is nothing normal about British-Irish relations
The Tánaiste is to give a wide-ranging speech on British-Irish relations in Cambridge later today.
# bravery
'I don't want to be the girl who was shot by the Taliban - I want to be the girl who fought for the rights of every child'
IN FULL: Malala Yousafzai’s speech in Tipperary last night.
# In Pictures
Seán Quinn tells supporters he will be vindicated
Ireland’s one-time richest man believes the current government is anti-Seán Quinn because it has been “sold a pup”.
# no credit
Senator admits 'Playboy' speech was taken from Sunday Times column
Senator Mary Ann O’Brien urged the government to examine proposals to block online pornography yesterday but her speech was largely taken from a column by the Sunday Times columnist Eleanor Mills.
# kicked out
Denis Naughten: 'It would have been common courtesy to inform me I was being expelled'
Independent TD Denis Naughten has been removed from the Oireachtas Committee on Health and Children.
# real slim shady
VIDEO: Gangsta-rapping bridesmaid spits some rhymes
Giving it to you raw from the top table.
# Anglo Tapes
President Higgins: Anglo Tapes “are not the voices of the people of Ireland”
Michael D reassures Irish people they will be recognised internationally for their spirit and hard work.
# Higgins
President Higgins: ‘Lack of public confidence in the EU cannot go unchecked’
Speaking at a conference today, President Higgins said it was time to go back to the values that were central to the establishment of the European Union.
Column: Obama's speech was an insight into the current state of politics in Northern Ireland
Speaking directly to the next generation of Northern Ireland, like Obama did, is what we need, says David McCann, who writes that it is the duty of younger people to get ready, take charge and drive the agenda forward.
# Politics
In full: Micheál Martin's speech to the Fianna Fáil Ard Fheis
The full text of the Fianna Fáil leader’s speech to his annual party conference – including his support for public sector workers (but without any mention of abortion).
Micheál Martin's keynote speech at the Fianna Fáil Ard Fheis
The Fianna Fáil leader will be delivering his address to his party from 8.30pm. Join us to see what happens.
# speech
Stephen Colbert pays tribute to the Boston Marathon victims
He highlighted the generosity of several of the marathon runners, who went on to donate blood right after finishing the race.
# Commonwealth
Kenny asked if Ireland will rejoin Commonwealth
The Taoiseach described his visit to London to meet Prime Minister David Cameron as “a symbolic and important day”.
# speech
VIDEO: TD Niall Collins says Adams's apology 'makes him sick'
The Fianna Fáil spokesperson on justice and equality said that his apology to the family of Jerry McCabe was “an act of hypocrisy”.
# Taxis
I won’t choose taxis driven by a foreign driver, says Fianna Fáil Senator
Pascal Mooney apologised for his comments after he told the Seanad that “obvious non-national” drivers often don’t know directions around Dublin city.
Aaron McKenna: Our nearest neighbour may leave the EU. Here’s why.
The bureaucracy, waste and profligacy of the EU repulses many people, writes Aaron McKenna – so is it any surprise the UK might want to exit?
# European Parliament
Kenny: Irish have borne weight of bank debt with "courage, patience and dignity"
The Taoiseach said that Ireland is “taking steps on the road to recovery”, while speaking at the European Parliament today.
# Britain
Cameron's deputy warns of uncertainty over Europe
The British Prime Minister hopes to negotiate fundamental changes in his country’s membership of the European Union.
# Palestinian
PHOTOS: Hamas allows huge Fatah rally in Gaza - the first since 2007
Hundreds of thousands of supporters of Fatah attended the mass rally – the first since Hamas seized control of Gaza in 2007.
# Budget 2013
Budget 2013: the main points from today's announcements
Here are the most notable measures announced by Ministers Howlin and Noonan today.
# Pep Talk
VIDEO: 'We take care of our business, and then we go home to deal with the dark'
Coach Victor Nazario delivered this inspirational pep talk to a high school football team hit hard by Hurricane Sandy.
# Four more years
Video: President Barack Obama's victory speech in full
Watch the full acceptance speech delivered by Obama in Chicago earlier today AND Mitt Romney’s concession speech just before that.
# battle cry
'It's already beat!' Fighting leukaemia, Chuck Pagano gives inspirational post-match speech
A tearful Pagano told the Indianapolis Colts: “I’m dancing at two more weddings and we’re hoisting that trophy together.”
# besties
Hollande and Merkel buddy up for anniversary talks as Euro, EADS loom
The European leaders met today to mark the seminal 1962 speech made by Charles de Gaulle famed for opening a new chapter in relations between France and Germany.
# Catholic Church
No comment from Taoiseach after meeting with Pope Benedict
It was the first meeting of the pair since Kenny’s landmark speech in the Dáil last July.
Read Me: 'I'm unique' - Joanne O'Riordan on a life without limbs
Joanne O’Riordan, who has Total Amelia, wants the world to know that people with disabilities can achieve their goals just like anyone else.
# Famous words
My favourite speech: CEO of The Jack and Jill Foundation Jonathan Irwin
Continuing our summer series on of public figures’ favourite speeches, Jonathan Irwin picks a speech by a former Senator who was influential during the Northern Ireland peace process.
Column: I'm not just from Cloyne, not just from Cork, not just a hurler. Not just a gay man.
One of Ireland’s few openly gay sports stars, Dónal Óg Cusack delivered this speech to launch the Foyle Pride Festival 2012 this week.
# Famous words
My favourite speech: Tánaiste and Minister for Foreign Affairs and Trade Eamon Gilmore
Continuing our summer series on of public figures’ favourite speeches, Tánaiste Eamon Gilmore picks a speech by a former US president.
# Famous words
My favourite speech: Minister for Education and Skills Ruairí Quinn
Continuing our summer series on of public figures’ favourite speeches, Ruairí Quinn picks the last public speech by perhaps the most famous civil rights leader of all time.
# Padraig Pearse
"But the fools, the fools, the fools!" - Pearse funeral oration re-enacted at Glasnevin
Pádraig Pearse speech at O’Donovan Rossa’s graveside ended: “Ireland unfree shall never be at peace.”
# Eamon Gilmore
Tanaiste: "There are still difficulties to confront"
Labour leader Gilmore spoke about the early days of the coalition government at the McGill summer school, saying he feared for the financial survival of the State.
# Aung San Suu Kyi
Aung San Suu Kyi arrives in Europe
The General Secretary of the National League for Democracy in Burma will arrive in Ireland on 18 June. Today, she will speak in Geneva at the UN’s International Labour Organisation.
# Your Say
Poll: Will you watch Micheál Martin's speech tonight?
The Fianna Fáil leader’s keynote address at the party’s Ard Fhéis is being broadcast live on RTÉ.
# You're kidding
Goats "have accents"
Goats are like humans and dolphins in their ability to develop unique accents, according to new research.
# Memories
Six Nations golden moments: Paulie’s ‘manic aggression’ speech, 2007
In BOD’s absence, Paul O’Connell will lead Ireland out against Wales on Sunday. He’s pretty good at the pre-match words of encouragement.
# Work Can Wait
YouTube Top 10: because Ray Lewis is one hell of a motivator
Goalkeeping howlers, bizarre three-pointers, and some powerful words of consolation. It’s all in this week’s YouTube Top 10.