Heather Humphreys, TD

Minister of Social Protection, Community and Rural Development and the Islands, Cavan-Monaghan

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Minister Heather Humphreys speaking at the Launch of “Protestant and Irish:  the minority’s search for place in independent Ireland” at the Royal Irish Academy

The huge contribution of the Protestant community to the political, economic, sporting and cultural development of independent Ireland is a historical fact, and this publication tells that story in an accessible and appealing way.The early decades of independence were certainly turbulent - and sometimes precarious - for Irish Protestants, and it is true that many chose to keep themselves to themselves.

Speech on the Thirty-First Amendment of the Constitution (Children) Bill

It is a long awaited and much needed initiative and I commend the Minister, Deputy Frances Fitzgerald, the Taoiseach and the Cabinet on bringing it forward within 18 months of coming to office. I also welcome the cross-party support for the proposal in the House and the broader universal support from agencies working in the area of child welfare. Such a consensus is probably unique in the history of the State.

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