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Minister's Journal

THE MINISTER’S JOURNAL 01/11/16 – 05/11/16

Tuesday: My plans for Tuesday were turned upside down at 10am when I was informed that our scheduled cabinet meeting for Wednesday morning was now …

Minister's Journal

THE MINISTER’S JOURNAL 24/10/16 TO 28/10/16

Monday: Monday can only be described as novelty at this stage – an entire day in Cork North West!  I spent the early morning in …

Minister's Journal

THE MINISTER’S JOURNAL 16/10/16 – 23/10/16

Sunday Night: On landing in Paris, I received word that my old friend and loyal supporter Jack Murphy from Inchigeela had passed away.  Jack was …

Minister's Journal


Monday: It’s Budget week, and not having travelled this road before as a Minister, I am admittedly nervous as we depart Macroom early, Dublin bound.  …

Minister's Journal

THE MINISTER’S JOURNAL 03/10/16 – 09/10/16

Monday: The Monday morning papers brought little in the way of joy following the British PM’s confirmation that she intends to press ahead with the …

Minister's Journal

THE MINISTER’S JOURNAL 26/09/16 – 02/10/16

Since being appointed Minister for Agriculture Food & Marine on May 6th, I constantly find myself recounting details of my week to people I meet.  …