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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.  ...