Conservation is important... water comes at a cost.
Ireland cannot become the collector general for the world. We can only tax on profits generated in the country here.
Down the country, people in rural areas are struggling to get a speed of even 1 MB, not much better than the old dial-up system we used to have when the system was in relative infancy.
We'll look after the people who create jobs and business and give them that opportunity to grow in the time ahead.
We have a very long legal system with the European Union, and we're English speaking.
I've often said it: that it is seen to be a place of energy, of excitement, of enthusiasm. That there's something about Ireland.
It is about time county councils got back into the business of providing houses.
Irish research will contribute to global progress and have the potential to help all countries realise the potential of their land sectors in addressing climate change - this means reducing emissions, adapting to impacts, and enhancing and improving carbon sinks.
By far, the greatest contribution Ireland can make is to lead by example, by actively pursuing its own transition to a sustainable, low-carbon economy.
The decision of a majority of people in the United Kingdom to vote to leave the European Union is profoundly disappointing.
I just think that the older you get, the more you appreciate the responsibility of politics.
I think - whether it's music, literature, sport, art, whatever you want - there's nobody who can stop us if we only apply ourselves with the singular objective of being the best in the world.
The revelations of the Cloyne report have brought the government, Irish Catholics, and the Vatican to an unprecedented juncture.
We've got enormous potential, phenomenal potential on our doorstep, which requires politics that makes that work, and that's what we try to show here in Ireland: that while there's a lot of pain, the reward at the end of this is career opportunities, prosperity, and brighter days for everybody.
Foreign investors like decisiveness; they like clarity. There isn't any confusion about Ireland's corporate tax rate: it is 12.5%. End of story.
I intend to serve a full term as Taoiseach.
COP 21 provides a unique opportunity for the political leaders of this generation to provide lasting foundations for the preservation and sustainability of generations of the future.
You need to talk to people, and you need to hear what it is they have to say.
For me, it is all about people having jobs, and that is why I make no apology for having focused relentlessly on employment and job creation.
People put dates on any kind of comment that you make.
The Seanad question was one element of a process of change and reform to politics that government has been pursuing.