Brendan Griffin

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Brendan Griffin added : "I have been pressing the case for a rescue package for the Tourism sector since 25 February when I first wrote to Minister Donohoe. Tourism is the single biggest indigenous employer in this country, employing people in every town and village. In some rural areas, there are very few other places of employment. I, along with Minister Ross, am acutely aware of unprecedented challenges in the sector. We will continue to work with our Government colleagues to finalise specific recovery measures as soon as possible. We must save livelihoods as well as lives" External link

polandsun Saturday, March 14, 2020 9:26:00 PM EAT

Brendan Griffin added : "I have been pressing the case for a rescue package for the Tourism sector since 25 February when I first wrote to Minister Donohoe. Tourism is the single biggest indigenous employer in this country, employing people in every town and village. In some rural areas, there are very few other places of employment. I, along with Minister Ross, am acutely aware of unprecedented challenges in the sector. We will continue to work with our Government colleagues to finalise specific recovery measures as soon as possible. We must save livelihoods as well as lives" External link

irishsun Saturday, March 14, 2020 9:07:00 PM EAT

Brendan Griffin said : "John Brassil was a very, very good colleague and a good TD who worked hard and I feel very sorry for him and his family. He was a person I was very glad to have worked with over the last four years and, before that, on Kerry County Council. I'm sure he'll be back, but it's a hard day for him. I'd always be thinking about people like that on days like today," "As I said, count centres are not nice places" External link

independent-ie-regional Saturday, February 15, 2020 3:45:00 AM EAT

Brendan Griffin added ( about Finn Harps ) : “In other words, while we didn't recommend a grant for Finn Harps last week, they are at the same stage of the process as the successful applicants. I have no doubt that SRAD will raise queries/concerns and we will have some back and forth with the club before a grant could be recommended but that is not unusual” External link

donegaldemocrat Tuesday, January 21, 2020 4:07:00 AM EAT

Brendan Griffin explained : “The main focus of the meeting was the discussion between Uefa and government, and we felt it was advantageous to have Roy there,” “He has gone in relatively recently and he has a big task on his hands, but he has got off to a very good start, he has got stuck in. We feel he has a huge role to play into the future, so we felt it important that he would be there” External link

irishexaminer Wednesday, January 15, 2020 1:32:00 AM EAT

Brendan Griffin said : “This is a very good day for Irish sport. Our priority remains to get as many people participating in sport as possible. The successful projects announced today include a mix of sports stadia which will be graced by our elite athletes but also swimming pools and other sports facilities which will be used by all ages and abilities. "Of course, seeing their sporting heroes competing at iconic venues also inspires young people to participate in sport” External link

dundalkdemocrat Friday, January 10, 2020 6:21:00 PM EAT

Brendan Griffin said : “Both Mikey and I were elected to public office on the same weekend in 2009 and we have worked closely together for the people of Kerry since. I look forward to working with Mikey and his team to help win two Dáil seats for Fine Gael in Kerry. I wish him and his family all the very best in the exciting times that lie ahead,” External link

finegael Friday, January 10, 2020 4:23:00 PM EAT

Brendan Griffin said : "Our meeting with the new Chairman and Directors today was very positive. It is clear that the new Board has the determination to bring about the change that is needed in the FAI. " External link

independent-ie Thursday, January 9, 2020 9:59:00 PM EAT

Brendan Griffin said : "Tralee oozes potential and this is very, very positive news for the town," "There are many places around the country that might not be tourism hotspots but that have huge potential to develop," External link

independent-ie-regional Saturday, December 14, 2019 3:45:00 AM EAT

Brendan Griffin said : "This funding will help build on and enhance the great work - such as the redevelopment of The Mall - which has already been done in Tralee," External link

independent-ie-regional Saturday, December 14, 2019 3:45:00 AM EAT

Brendan Griffin said : "I am delighted to have turned the sod to mark the commencement of construction on these vital projects which have been supported by my Department and which have enormous potential for the county," "These greenways will offer locals and visitors alike the opportunity to enjoy walking and cycling in a safe off-road environment in beautiful and picturesque surroundings," External link

independent-ie-regional Saturday, December 7, 2019 3:46:00 AM EAT

Brendan Griffin said : “While it remains the position that funding to the FAI is suspended, the Government is continuing to support the development of football in Ireland, as evidenced by today’s decision and the recent announcement of over €4.5 million in Sports Capital Programme grants to football clubs throughout the country” External link

irishexaminer Wednesday, December 4, 2019 9:59:00 PM EAT

Brendan Griffin said ( about Team ) : "I welcome the decision by the Board to approve this payment which will support the Women’s National Football Team programme and assist in further improving the standard of playing and training environments. " External link

independent-ie Wednesday, December 4, 2019 7:58:00 PM EAT

Brendan Griffin said : “This is further good news for Irish sport. The benefits of sport and physical activity are clear and the availability of quality sports facilities is key to encouraging more active participation for all. The Government is determined to increase investment in sports projects in the years ahead and will continue to work with all stakeholders to improve facilities for all sports in Ireland” External link

offalyexpress Wednesday, November 20, 2019 3:07:00 PM EAT

Brendan Griffin said ( about Kerry County Council ) : "This funding will deliver significant benefits for those living in Listowel and North Kerry. " External link

independent-ie-regional Saturday, November 16, 2019 3:29:00 AM EAT

Brendan Griffin said : “Congratulations to the Irish Showjumping Team on winning the Nations Cup Final in Barcelona and also on qualifying for the Olympics. "It is the first time since Athens in 2004 that Ireland has qualified a show jumping team for the Games and is a huge boost to everyone involved in the sport. "The team of Peter Moloney, Paul O’Shea, Darragh Kenny and Cian O’Connor and manager Rodrigo Pessoa can feel very proud of their performance and I would like to wish them all the best in their preparations for Tokyo. Pessoa’s team finished with just one time fault in their win. The result means that for the first time in history, Ireland will be represented at an Olympic Games by teams in Eventing, Dressage and Show Jumping. Waterford’s Peter Moloney and the Team Harmony-owned Chianti's Champion got Ireland off to a good start, when they finished with just one fence down, which was the best round of the competition at that stage. Moloney admitted it was the team's goal to qualify for the Olympics. He said: "I am very lucky to have a very good horse in Chianti’s Champion and that makes it a little bit easier. We are very fortunate to have great backing from all the guys on the team and from Rodrigo and from Horse Sport Ireland and all the High Performance Committee” External link

eecho Monday, October 7, 2019 6:15:00 PM EAT

Brendan Griffin said : “Congratulations to the Irish Showjumping Team on winning the Nations Cup Final in Barcelona and also on qualifying for the Olympics. "It is the first time since Athens in 2004 that Ireland has qualified a show jumping team for the Games and is a huge boost to everyone involved in the sport. "The team of Peter Moloney, Paul O’Shea, Darragh Kenny and Cian O’Connor and manager Rodrigo Pessoa can feel very proud of their performance and I would like to wish them all the best in their preparations for Tokyo. Pessoa’s team finished with just one time fault in their win. The result means that for the first time in history, Ireland will be represented at an Olympic Games by teams in Eventing, Dressage and Show Jumping. Waterford’s Peter Moloney and the Team Harmony-owned Chianti's Champion got Ireland off to a good start, when they finished with just one fence down, which was the best round of the competition at that stage. Moloney admitted it was the team's goal to qualify for the Olympics. He said: "I am very lucky to have a very good horse in Chianti’s Champion and that makes it a little bit easier. We are very fortunate to have great backing from all the guys on the team and from Rodrigo and from Horse Sport Ireland and all the High Performance Committee” External link

irishexaminer Monday, October 7, 2019 5:43:00 PM EAT

Brendan Griffin said : “The licence will only be granted in areas where there isn’t existing commercial services,” External link

irishexaminer Saturday, October 5, 2019 10:21:00 AM EAT

Brendan Griffin said : “the beauty of it is the driver doesn’t need a PSV licence” External link

irishexaminer Saturday, October 5, 2019 10:21:00 AM EAT

Brendan Griffin said : “This scheme is operating really, really well, it’s a great success story. Each volunteer gives up one night in the month — myself included, I am one of the 20 — we all enjoy doing our night and we also benefit from the service on the nights that we aren’t working if we want to avail of it, the same as everyone else in the community,” External link

irishexaminer Saturday, October 5, 2019 10:21:00 AM EAT

Brendan Griffin added : “It may not be the answer for every community, but where there are no commercial services, I think this is a very, very good way of filling that gap,” External link

irishexaminer Saturday, October 5, 2019 10:21:00 AM EAT

Brendan Griffin said ( about Sam Maguire ) : "Kerry are up for the challenge of bringing Sam back to the Kingdom. " External link

independent-ie Saturday, September 14, 2019 3:22:00 PM EAT

Brendan Griffin said ( about Sam Maguire ) : "Kerry are up for the challenge of bringing Sam back to the Kingdom. " External link

herald-ie Saturday, September 14, 2019 4:59:00 AM EAT

Brendan Griffin added : "It has been a wonderful week for Irish Rowing with Sanita Puspure, Fintan McCarthy, Paul O'Donovan, Philip Doyle and Ronan Byrne all achieving fantastic medal wins and qualifying for the Tokyo Olympics. They can all feel very proud of their performances this week and I would like to wish them and all the team the best of luck in their preparations for Tokyo" External link

irishsun Tuesday, September 3, 2019 12:53:00 PM EAT

Brendan Griffin said : "Tourism is a vital indigenous economic sector and continued growth will help to sustain communities right across Ireland, particularly in rural areas. It is true that there are some challenges out there, not least Brexit. However, I am sure that the sector will overcome these as it has in the past and, allowing for short-term variation, the overall trend will remain positive," External link

independent-ie-regional Saturday, August 24, 2019 2:17:00 AM EAT

Brendan Griffin said : "It is a great opportunity to expand our tourism based on outdoor activities. We have seen the success of the Wild Atlantic Way and, more recently, Ireland's Hidden Heartland (in the Midlands). In essence, these two tourism products are about the outdoors, the environment and people wishing to engage with nature and outdoor activities. We now need to educate more people so that they can appreciate the wide range of opportunities that are in the outdoors," External link

independent-ie-regional Saturday, July 27, 2019 2:52:00 AM EAT

Brendan Griffin said ( about Sam Magee ) : "Each of them has represented Ireland with pride over the past week and they are fully deserving of their success. It is wonderful to see our athletes performing so well during these Games and reaping the rewards for all of their hard work in preparing for Minsk. I am delighted to congratulate Chloe and Sam Magee and each of the boxers on their medal wins," External link

irishsun Monday, July 1, 2019 9:51:00 PM EAT

Brendan Griffin added ( about Team ) : "These European Games gave us a fantastic display of the skill and commitment of all of the athletes who were part of Team Ireland" External link

irishsun Monday, July 1, 2019 9:51:00 PM EAT

Brendan Griffin said : “The five star classification from Fáilte Ireland will elevate Mount Juliet even further as a luxury destination to tourists for both the home and international markets. Mount Juliet continues to play a vital role as a contributor to the local economy, particularly for those industries linked to the tourism industry. It is a well-deserved accolade and recognition for the consistently excellent service from the team at the Mount Juliet Estate,” External link

kilkennypeople Thursday, June 20, 2019 9:37:00 PM EAT

Brendan Griffin said : “I’m delighted to announce Fáilte Ireland’s new festival, Púca. The Government is committed to investing in the development of new and compelling reasons for visitors to choose Ireland as a destination. I am confident that Púca is well-positioned to attract visitors from around the world to come and celebrate our ancient traditions” External link

meathchronicle Thursday, June 13, 2019 5:55:00 PM EAT

Brendan Griffin said : “once you get out on a public roadway that it is a very lethal space” External link

carlow-nationalist Friday, May 31, 2019 2:57:00 PM EAT

Brendan Griffin said : “once you get out on a public roadway that it is a very lethal space” External link

westernpeople Friday, May 31, 2019 2:47:00 PM EAT

Brendan Griffin said : “once you get out on a public roadway that it is a very lethal space” External link

waterford-news Friday, May 31, 2019 2:34:00 PM EAT

Brendan Griffin said ( about Wars ) : "The festival was a great success. The inclusion of iconic Irish landscapes in the Star Wars films has given the Wild Atlantic Way fantastic exposure around the world and the festival is a brilliant opportunity to promote the west Coast of Ireland and the country as a whole," External link

independent-ie-regional Saturday, May 11, 2019 3:07:00 AM EAT

Brendan Griffin said : "We are now looking forward to the construction commencement on June 24 with an expected completion towards the end of August. The astro turf pitch in the centre of the athletics track will be available to sports clubs and community groups. The athletics track likewise and together with the pitch will help to ensure it's sustainability into the future," External link

independent-ie-regional Saturday, May 11, 2019 2:39:00 AM EAT

Brendan Griffin said : "I'm delighted to announce an amazing programme of activity in Kerry for this year's 'May the 4th Be With You' festival. Following the success of the inaugural 'May the 4th Be With You' festival in May 2018, Fáilte Ireland has worked with local communities across Portmagee, Valentia Island and Ballyferriter to make this year's festival bigger and better," "As fans across the world celebrate May the 4th, the festival is a brilliant opportunity to promote Kerry and the Wild Atlantic Way to a global audience," External link

independent-ie-regional Saturday, April 6, 2019 2:50:00 AM EAT

Brendan Griffin said : “Once it’s peaceful and it’s not violent and once it’s not impacting on other people, I don’t think you can prevent people from smuggling tennis balls into a stadium,” External link

carlow-nationalist Wednesday, March 27, 2019 4:55:00 PM EAT

Brendan Griffin said : “Once it’s peaceful and it’s not violent and once it’s not impacting on other people, I don’t think you can prevent people from smuggling tennis balls into a stadium,” External link

beat102103 Wednesday, March 27, 2019 3:56:00 PM EAT

Brendan Griffin said : “With many challenges on the horizon for tourism, the announcement is a welcome start to 2019. Not only do festivals and events play an important role in delivering brilliant visitor experiences, they often encourage people to visit areas outside of traditional tourism hotspots and outside of peak times, helping to spread the benefits of tourism to communities throughout Ireland,” “I’m delighted to see Fáilte Ireland focusing on St Patrick’s Day across the country - there is massive opportunity there to attract overseas visitors to locations outside Dublin” External link

dublinpeople Saturday, March 16, 2019 6:37:00 PM EAT

Brendan Griffin added : "There is huge social and community benefit to facilities such as these," External link

independent-ie-regional Saturday, March 9, 2019 3:29:00 AM EAT

Brendan Griffin said : “I have asked officials to come back to me on it,” “I am happy to consider and look at proposals” External link

thejournal Tuesday, March 5, 2019 3:26:00 PM EAT

Brendan Griffin said : “I have asked officials to come back to me on it,” “I am happy to consider and look at proposals” External link

thejournal Tuesday, March 5, 2019 1:47:00 PM EAT

Brendan Griffin said ( about Wars ) : “Last year, we marked May the 4th with a wonderful celebration of the Wild Atlantic Way and the Star Wars Universe and this year’s festival promises to be bigger and better, with an amazing line up” External link

beat102103 Wednesday, February 27, 2019 9:54:00 PM EAT

Brendan Griffin said : "Most nights we carry over 10 passengers. It has proved to be a hit," External link

independent-ie-regional Saturday, February 23, 2019 3:37:00 AM EAT

Brendan Griffin said : “We’ve had early discussions with the National Transport Authority (NTA) and Local Link Kerry about this and I would be hopeful this can proceed to be taken up in communities across the country when alternative transport services are not always available,” “I will be compiling a detailed report for the Department of Transport and NTA at the end of February outlining the success of the scheme and will be considering all options to see how communities all over rural Ireland could easily implement this or similar schemes to serve the needs of the people” External link

agriland Sunday, February 17, 2019 1:05:00 PM EAT

Brendan Griffin said : “This is a free, fully-insured volunteer operated not-for-profit service. Under 18’s and vulnerable adults seeking the service must be accompanied by an adult. There is no charge whatsoever. It is funded through community donations and contributions. This is the Meitheal system that we’re all proud of in rural Ireland – neighbours helping neighbours, communities working for themselves,” External link

finegael Friday, February 15, 2019 3:36:00 PM EAT

Brendan Griffin said : “We’ve had early discussions with the NTA and Local Link Kerry about this and I would be hopeful this can proceed to be taken up in communities across the country when alternative transport services are not always available,” “I will be compiling a detailed report for the Department of Transport and NTA at the end of February outlining the success of the scheme and will be considering all options to see how communities all over rural Ireland could easily implement this or similar schemes to serve the needs of the people” External link

finegael Friday, February 15, 2019 3:36:00 PM EAT

Brendan Griffin said : "This is working really well for us. It’s a low-cost community-based model and I think a similar scheme can work in other rural areas across Ireland," "The scheme has been operating for just seven nights so far and already we have provided 80 lifts to people in a small rural parish," External link

RTERadio Wednesday, February 13, 2019 6:21:00 PM EAT

Brendan Griffin says : “I recall the fun, the energy, the collaboration, and the amazing moments on stage when I started my playwriting apprenticeship with the Cork Arts Theatre in the 1980s,” External link

eecho Sunday, February 10, 2019 1:31:00 PM EAT

Brendan Griffin says : “apart from your family, what would you save from a house fire?” External link

eecho Sunday, February 10, 2019 1:31:00 PM EAT

Brendan Griffin says : “As a playwright, you are always looking for interesting relationships to explore,” “You want to lock people together in a room and see what happens. In A Thousand Moments of Extraordinary Pleasure , I thought the relationship between two men, one a cross-dresser, would be interesting to explore” External link

eecho Sunday, February 10, 2019 1:31:00 PM EAT

Brendan Griffin says : “With age, comes an urgency to be sharper,” External link

eecho Sunday, February 10, 2019 1:31:00 PM EAT

Brendan Griffin says : “For four years, writing is my new occupation,” “I have the opportunity and the ability now to focus on writing, not like in previous years. I can be much more productive” External link

eecho Sunday, February 10, 2019 1:31:00 PM EAT

Brendan Griffin said : “Irish spectators will have a unique chance to see world-class athletes in action, and indeed might be inspired to take up tag-rugby or a similar sport and get active,” External link

irishtimes Thursday, February 7, 2019 12:03:00 AM EAT

Brendan Griffin said : "With many challenges on the horizon for tourism, today's announcement is a welcome start to 2019," External link

independent-ie-regional Saturday, February 2, 2019 3:22:00 AM EAT

Brendan Griffin added : "I'm delighted to see Fáilte Ireland focusing on St Patrick's Day across the country - there is massive opportunity there to attract overseas visitors to locations outside Dublin," External link

independent-ie-regional Saturday, February 2, 2019 3:22:00 AM EAT

Brendan Griffin said : “With many challenges on the horizon for tourism, it is hoped that this announcement will be considered a welcome start to 2019,” External link

dublinpeople Friday, February 1, 2019 9:15:00 PM EAT

Brendan Griffin said : "I commend the volunteers behind the clubs and groups receiving grants today," External link

independent-ie-regional Saturday, January 26, 2019 3:48:00 AM EAT

Brendan Griffin said : "With many challenges on the horizon for tourism, todays announcement is a welcome start to 2019. Not only do festivals and events play an important role in delivering brilliant visitor experiences, they often encourage people to visit areas outside of traditional tourism hotspots and outside of peak times, helping to spread the benefits of tourism to communities throughout Ireland," External link

irishsun Thursday, January 24, 2019 5:25:00 PM EAT

Brendan Griffin said : "Not only do festivals and events play an important role in delivering brilliant visitor experiences, they often encourage people to visit areas outside of traditional tourism hotspots and outside of peak times, helping to spread the benefits of tourism to communities throughout Ireland" External link

irishexaminer Wednesday, January 23, 2019 4:49:00 PM EAT

Brendan Griffin said : “The service is an important transport service for the southeast region. From a tourism perspective, while it mainly facilitates Irish tourists holidaying in France, it also brings French and other European tourists to the southeast region,” “Given the importance of these services, I have asked my officials to engage with the company,” External link

thejournal Wednesday, December 19, 2018 6:44:00 PM EAT

Brendan Griffin said : “The service is an important transport service for the southeast region. From a tourism perspective, while it mainly facilitates Irish tourists holidaying in France, it also brings French and other European tourists to the southeast region,” “Given the importance of these services, I have asked my officials to engage with the company,” External link

thejournal Wednesday, December 19, 2018 4:59:00 PM EAT

Brendan Griffin wrote : “As the minister with special responsibility for domestic tourism, I would support this request. I am particularly concerned that the existence of some smaller businesses, along with employment created by those businesses, could be threatened,” External link

thejournal Sunday, December 16, 2018 11:18:00 AM EAT

Brendan Griffin insisted : “This bid is still winnable. Ultimately, the decision rests with the council members of World Rugby. We can still do this” External link

carlow-nationalist Tuesday, October 31, 2017 10:29:00 PM EAT

Brendan Griffin insisted : “This bid is still winnable. Ultimately, the decision rests with the council members of World Rugby. We can still do this” External link

waterford-news Tuesday, October 31, 2017 8:20:00 PM EAT

Brendan Griffin insisted : "This bid is still winnable. Ultimately, the decision rests with the council members of World Rugby. We can still do this" External link

breakingnews-ie Tuesday, October 31, 2017 7:52:00 PM EAT

Brendan Griffin insisted : "This bid is still winnable. Ultimately, the decision rests with the council members of World Rugby. We can still do this" External link

belfasttelegraph Tuesday, October 31, 2017 7:25:00 PM EAT

Brendan Griffin told : "There's talk of throwing them out of the championship, but sport on the pitch is where you win or lose championships and I think that's where it should stay," External link

independent-ie Sunday, October 29, 2017 9:55:00 PM EAT

Brendan Griffin said : "I am pleased that we have been able to secure a 3pc increase in sports expenditure for 2018. " External link

herald-ie Thursday, October 12, 2017 6:10:00 AM EAT

Brendan Griffin added : "He will be sadly missed by sports fans throughout the country, but generations to come will continue to enjoy his contribution through the rich archive of sporting history that he is forever an integral part of" External link

breakingnews-ie Wednesday, September 20, 2017 4:07:00 PM EAT

Brendan Griffin said : “I think we have seen it has more than paid for itself over the years and it continues to pay for itself,” External link

irishexaminer Wednesday, September 13, 2017 4:30:00 AM EAT

Brendan Griffin said : "I must stress the critical importance of maintaining the overall competitiveness in our tourism industry at this time. Giving the tourist good value for money has been key to the turnaround in tourism performance and we cannot risk damaging our reputation in this regard," External link

independent-ie-regional Saturday, September 9, 2017 3:18:00 AM EAT

Brendan Griffin says : "The timing of these comebacks matches closely with the introduction of new attributes such as the most recent Diablo and Lukitus extensions for attached files and the use of new distribution techniques involving PDF documents or phishing links," External link

zdnet Thursday, September 7, 2017 11:21:00 PM EAT

Brendan Griffin says : "The timing of these comebacks matches closely with the introduction of new attributes such as the most recent Diablo and Lukitus extensions for attached files and the use of new distribution techniques involving PDF documents or phishing links," External link

zdnet Monday, September 4, 2017 4:57:00 PM EAT

Brendan Griffin said : "It's something I'm very supportive of and would like to see happening as Kerry would be a fitting place for William and Kate to visit. As a tourism minister, it's obviously something that I would support. It would also be fitting given the link with Queen Victoria and her visit to Killarney. This would certainly be relevant to any royal visit," External link

independent-ie-regional Friday, July 28, 2017 6:30:00 PM EAT

Brendan Griffin said : “I’m not aware of that” External link

irishexaminer Friday, July 28, 2017 3:58:00 PM EAT

Brendan Griffin said ( about Shane Ross ) : "We have a chance to resume our discussions with Minister Ross and put to him our concerns about how this proposed strike will affect the company, the staff, the public and the wider economy," External link

independent-ie-regional Thursday, March 9, 2017 11:51:00 AM EAT

Brendan Griffin said : "We are acutely aware that the financial situation of Bus Éireann is in a perilous position but the needs of tens of thousands of passengers around the country, who will be caught in the middle of this dispute, must also be represented," External link

independent-ie-regional Thursday, March 9, 2017 11:51:00 AM EAT

Brendan Griffin said : "A resolution, through engagement and dialogue, simply needs to be found and without delay," External link

independent-ie-regional Thursday, March 9, 2017 11:51:00 AM EAT

Brendan Griffin said : "If we are to pass legislation, surely it should be evidence-based" External link

RTERadio Wednesday, February 8, 2017 6:47:00 PM EAT

Brendan Griffin said : “We need to hear where the system is failing and we need to address that,” External link

irishexaminer Tuesday, January 24, 2017 5:10:00 AM EAT

Brendan Griffin said : “People should get their money, there is no question about that” External link

irishexaminer Friday, December 2, 2016 6:27:00 AM EAT

Brendan Griffin said : “People should get their money, there is no question about that” External link

irishexaminer Friday, December 2, 2016 6:27:00 AM EAT

Brendan Griffin said : “The savagery being unleashed in Aleppo at present rivals anything in the history of human conflict,” “As a nation, we cannot allow such actions to occur without repercussion and I hope that the Dáil will give this matter full attention at the earliest possible time” External link

thejournal Friday, September 30, 2016 2:42:00 PM EAT

Brendan Griffin said : “The key issue here is the lack of election preparedness,” “In the event of a snap election occurring the first thing Fine Gael will have to do is get its own house in order” External link

thejournal Tuesday, September 13, 2016 6:11:00 PM EAT

Brendan Griffin said ( about Irish Examiner ) : “After the Games and the Paralympic Games conclude I would like to see the Irish Sports Council and the Olympic Council of Ireland, and other relevant parties, come before the Sports Committee to review performances at the 2016 Olympics,” External link

irishexaminer Friday, August 12, 2016 4:17:00 AM EAT

Brendan Griffin said : "At the moment we have a serious challenge within Fine Gael in that we have a leadership position that we're not certain about, that we don't have a timeline about. " External link

RTERadio Tuesday, July 12, 2016 1:06:00 PM EAT

Brendan Griffin told : "We are rudderless and we are drifting and that needs to be addressed," External link

herald-ie Tuesday, July 12, 2016 11:42:00 AM EAT

Brendan Griffin told : "We are rudderless and we are drifting and that needs to be addressed," External link

herald-ie Tuesday, July 12, 2016 4:56:00 AM EAT

Brendan Griffin said : “I wouldn’t be saying names, but if people, ministers, are saying off the record that he should leave, then they should have the courage to say the same on the record,” “There is a lot more at stake here than being held in high esteem by the current Taoiseach. What this requires now is for people who want to be leader to make their views known publicly” External link

irishexaminer Tuesday, July 12, 2016 3:36:00 AM EAT

Brendan Griffin said : “I wouldn’t be saying names, but if people, ministers, are saying off the record that he should leave then they should have the courage to say the same on the record,” External link

irishexaminer Tuesday, July 12, 2016 3:36:00 AM EAT

Brendan Griffin said : "At the moment we have a serious challenge within Fine Gael in that we have a leadership position that we're not certain about, that we don't have a timeline about. " External link

RTERadio Monday, July 11, 2016 9:25:00 PM EAT

Brendan Griffin said : "I don't think that's good for the current set-up, it's not good for stability, and we've a lot of issues that need addressing," "I don't think they will be addressed as long as this uncertainty remains" External link

bbc Monday, July 11, 2016 5:29:00 PM EAT

Brendan Griffin said : "At the moment we have a serious challenge within Fine Gael in that we have a leadership position that we're not certain about, that we don't have a timeline about. " External link

RTERadio Monday, July 11, 2016 4:11:00 PM EAT

Brendan Griffin said : "At the moment we have a serious challenge within Fine Gael in that we have a leadership position that we're not certain about, that we don't have a timeline about. " External link

RTERadio Monday, July 11, 2016 3:35:00 PM EAT

Brendan Griffin said : "This is a great boost on the jobs front for Killarney and Kerry and I praise the role of the IDA and Department of Jobs in landing this investment," External link

independent-ie-regional Saturday, July 9, 2016 3:03:00 AM EAT

Brendan Griffin said : “The Taoiseach himself should consider all the options there and not there. Obviously, the timing of the Dáil recess presents an opportunity as a party to see us get together to have a conversation” External link

irishexaminer Friday, July 8, 2016 4:15:00 AM EAT

Brendan Griffin said : "I spoke to the Minister about Kerry's need to move on from the days of getting one or two visitors a year, if any, but with required developments on the way, particularly improvements in transport and the advancements at Kerry Technology Park, we have a fighting chance of doing just that," External link

independent-ie-regional Saturday, June 18, 2016 2:11:00 AM EAT

Brendan Griffin said : “Really the main force driving the bill from my point of view was to change the system of election as distinct from the numbers,” External link

thejournal Thursday, February 12, 2015 11:42:00 AM EAT



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Shane Ross said ( about Brendan Griffin ) : "Over the Christmas period Minister Brendan Griffin and I have been moving with other stakeholders to find a solution to the crisis that includes an acceleration in the pace of reform, the future of government funding, above all, a more secure outlook for FAI staff and certainty that grassroots football does not suffer. " External link

eecho Sunday, December 29, 2019 11:33:00 PM EAT

John McGahon added ( about Brendan Griffin ) : "The Sports Capital Programe was re-introduced by the last Fine Gael Government in 2012 after it had been cut by Fianna Fail in wake of the economic crash. This funding represents an excellent value for money. It is crucial that we invest in the sport and health of our population, particularly with obesity on the rise. Minister of State with responsibility for Sport and Tourism Brendan Griffin said: “Since being appointed Minister with responsibility for Sport I have had the pleasure of seeing the huge difference the Sports Capital Grant had made throughout the country. " External link

dundalkdemocrat Friday, November 15, 2019 2:09:00 PM EAT

Sean O explained ( about Brendan Griffin ) : “We met with Griffin and asked if a restriction on a person’s licence can be placed if they are caught under the new drink driving law. We asked the current legislation be amended which would allow a curfew be placed on their licence so it would allow people to drive to and from home and during work” External link

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Brendan Griffin added : "I have been pressing the case for a rescue package for the Tourism sector since 25 February when I first wrote to Minister Donohoe. Tourism is the single biggest indigenous employer in this country, employing people in every town and village. In some rural areas, there are very few other places of employment. I, along with Minister Ross, am acutely aware of unprecedented challenges in the sector. We will continue to work with our Government colleagues to finalise specific recovery measures as soon as possible. We must save livelihoods as well as lives" External link

polandsun Saturday, March 14, 2020 9:26:00 PM EAT

Brendan Griffin added : "I have been pressing the case for a rescue package for the Tourism sector since 25 February when I first wrote to Minister Donohoe. Tourism is the single biggest indigenous employer in this country, employing people in every town and village. In some rural areas, there are very few other places of employment. I, along with Minister Ross, am acutely aware of unprecedented challenges in the sector. We will continue to work with our Government colleagues to finalise specific recovery measures as soon as possible. We must save livelihoods as well as lives" External link

irishsun Saturday, March 14, 2020 9:07:00 PM EAT

Brendan Griffin said : "John Brassil was a very, very good colleague and a good TD who worked hard and I feel very sorry for him and his family. He was a person I was very glad to have worked with over the last four years and, before that, on Kerry County Council. I'm sure he'll be back, but it's a hard day for him. I'd always be thinking about people like that on days like today," "As I said, count centres are not nice places" External link

independent-ie-regional Saturday, February 15, 2020 3:45:00 AM EAT

Brendan Griffin added ( about Finn Harps ) : “In other words, while we didn't recommend a grant for Finn Harps last week, they are at the same stage of the process as the successful applicants. I have no doubt that SRAD will raise queries/concerns and we will have some back and forth with the club before a grant could be recommended but that is not unusual” External link

donegaldemocrat Tuesday, January 21, 2020 4:07:00 AM EAT

Brendan Griffin explained : “The main focus of the meeting was the discussion between Uefa and government, and we felt it was advantageous to have Roy there,” “He has gone in relatively recently and he has a big task on his hands, but he has got off to a very good start, he has got stuck in. We feel he has a huge role to play into the future, so we felt it important that he would be there” External link

irishexaminer Wednesday, January 15, 2020 1:32:00 AM EAT

Brendan Griffin said : “This is a very good day for Irish sport. Our priority remains to get as many people participating in sport as possible. The successful projects announced today include a mix of sports stadia which will be graced by our elite athletes but also swimming pools and other sports facilities which will be used by all ages and abilities. "Of course, seeing their sporting heroes competing at iconic venues also inspires young people to participate in sport” External link

dundalkdemocrat Friday, January 10, 2020 6:21:00 PM EAT

Brendan Griffin said : “Both Mikey and I were elected to public office on the same weekend in 2009 and we have worked closely together for the people of Kerry since. I look forward to working with Mikey and his team to help win two Dáil seats for Fine Gael in Kerry. I wish him and his family all the very best in the exciting times that lie ahead,” External link

finegael Friday, January 10, 2020 4:23:00 PM EAT

Brendan Griffin said : "Our meeting with the new Chairman and Directors today was very positive. It is clear that the new Board has the determination to bring about the change that is needed in the FAI. " External link

independent-ie Thursday, January 9, 2020 9:59:00 PM EAT

Brendan Griffin said : "Tralee oozes potential and this is very, very positive news for the town," "There are many places around the country that might not be tourism hotspots but that have huge potential to develop," External link

independent-ie-regional Saturday, December 14, 2019 3:45:00 AM EAT

Brendan Griffin said : "This funding will help build on and enhance the great work - such as the redevelopment of The Mall - which has already been done in Tralee," External link

independent-ie-regional Saturday, December 14, 2019 3:45:00 AM EAT

Brendan Griffin said : "I am delighted to have turned the sod to mark the commencement of construction on these vital projects which have been supported by my Department and which have enormous potential for the county," "These greenways will offer locals and visitors alike the opportunity to enjoy walking and cycling in a safe off-road environment in beautiful and picturesque surroundings," External link

independent-ie-regional Saturday, December 7, 2019 3:46:00 AM EAT

Brendan Griffin said : “While it remains the position that funding to the FAI is suspended, the Government is continuing to support the development of football in Ireland, as evidenced by today’s decision and the recent announcement of over €4.5 million in Sports Capital Programme grants to football clubs throughout the country” External link

irishexaminer Wednesday, December 4, 2019 9:59:00 PM EAT

Brendan Griffin said ( about Team ) : "I welcome the decision by the Board to approve this payment which will support the Women’s National Football Team programme and assist in further improving the standard of playing and training environments. " External link

independent-ie Wednesday, December 4, 2019 7:58:00 PM EAT

Brendan Griffin said : “This is further good news for Irish sport. The benefits of sport and physical activity are clear and the availability of quality sports facilities is key to encouraging more active participation for all. The Government is determined to increase investment in sports projects in the years ahead and will continue to work with all stakeholders to improve facilities for all sports in Ireland” External link

offalyexpress Wednesday, November 20, 2019 3:07:00 PM EAT

Brendan Griffin said ( about Kerry County Council ) : "This funding will deliver significant benefits for those living in Listowel and North Kerry. " External link

independent-ie-regional Saturday, November 16, 2019 3:29:00 AM EAT

Brendan Griffin said : “Congratulations to the Irish Showjumping Team on winning the Nations Cup Final in Barcelona and also on qualifying for the Olympics. "It is the first time since Athens in 2004 that Ireland has qualified a show jumping team for the Games and is a huge boost to everyone involved in the sport. "The team of Peter Moloney, Paul O’Shea, Darragh Kenny and Cian O’Connor and manager Rodrigo Pessoa can feel very proud of their performance and I would like to wish them all the best in their preparations for Tokyo. Pessoa’s team finished with just one time fault in their win. The result means that for the first time in history, Ireland will be represented at an Olympic Games by teams in Eventing, Dressage and Show Jumping. Waterford’s Peter Moloney and the Team Harmony-owned Chianti's Champion got Ireland off to a good start, when they finished with just one fence down, which was the best round of the competition at that stage. Moloney admitted it was the team's goal to qualify for the Olympics. He said: "I am very lucky to have a very good horse in Chianti’s Champion and that makes it a little bit easier. We are very fortunate to have great backing from all the guys on the team and from Rodrigo and from Horse Sport Ireland and all the High Performance Committee” External link

eecho Monday, October 7, 2019 6:15:00 PM EAT

Brendan Griffin said : “Congratulations to the Irish Showjumping Team on winning the Nations Cup Final in Barcelona and also on qualifying for the Olympics. "It is the first time since Athens in 2004 that Ireland has qualified a show jumping team for the Games and is a huge boost to everyone involved in the sport. "The team of Peter Moloney, Paul O’Shea, Darragh Kenny and Cian O’Connor and manager Rodrigo Pessoa can feel very proud of their performance and I would like to wish them all the best in their preparations for Tokyo. Pessoa’s team finished with just one time fault in their win. The result means that for the first time in history, Ireland will be represented at an Olympic Games by teams in Eventing, Dressage and Show Jumping. Waterford’s Peter Moloney and the Team Harmony-owned Chianti's Champion got Ireland off to a good start, when they finished with just one fence down, which was the best round of the competition at that stage. Moloney admitted it was the team's goal to qualify for the Olympics. He said: "I am very lucky to have a very good horse in Chianti’s Champion and that makes it a little bit easier. We are very fortunate to have great backing from all the guys on the team and from Rodrigo and from Horse Sport Ireland and all the High Performance Committee” External link

irishexaminer Monday, October 7, 2019 5:43:00 PM EAT

Brendan Griffin said : “The licence will only be granted in areas where there isn’t existing commercial services,” External link

irishexaminer Saturday, October 5, 2019 10:21:00 AM EAT

Brendan Griffin said : “the beauty of it is the driver doesn’t need a PSV licence” External link

irishexaminer Saturday, October 5, 2019 10:21:00 AM EAT

Brendan Griffin said : “This scheme is operating really, really well, it’s a great success story. Each volunteer gives up one night in the month — myself included, I am one of the 20 — we all enjoy doing our night and we also benefit from the service on the nights that we aren’t working if we want to avail of it, the same as everyone else in the community,” External link

irishexaminer Saturday, October 5, 2019 10:21:00 AM EAT

Brendan Griffin added : “It may not be the answer for every community, but where there are no commercial services, I think this is a very, very good way of filling that gap,” External link

irishexaminer Saturday, October 5, 2019 10:21:00 AM EAT

Brendan Griffin said ( about Sam Maguire ) : "Kerry are up for the challenge of bringing Sam back to the Kingdom. " External link

independent-ie Saturday, September 14, 2019 3:22:00 PM EAT

Brendan Griffin said ( about Sam Maguire ) : "Kerry are up for the challenge of bringing Sam back to the Kingdom. " External link

herald-ie Saturday, September 14, 2019 4:59:00 AM EAT

Brendan Griffin added : "It has been a wonderful week for Irish Rowing with Sanita Puspure, Fintan McCarthy, Paul O'Donovan, Philip Doyle and Ronan Byrne all achieving fantastic medal wins and qualifying for the Tokyo Olympics. They can all feel very proud of their performances this week and I would like to wish them and all the team the best of luck in their preparations for Tokyo" External link

irishsun Tuesday, September 3, 2019 12:53:00 PM EAT

Brendan Griffin said : "Tourism is a vital indigenous economic sector and continued growth will help to sustain communities right across Ireland, particularly in rural areas. It is true that there are some challenges out there, not least Brexit. However, I am sure that the sector will overcome these as it has in the past and, allowing for short-term variation, the overall trend will remain positive," External link

independent-ie-regional Saturday, August 24, 2019 2:17:00 AM EAT

Brendan Griffin said : "It is a great opportunity to expand our tourism based on outdoor activities. We have seen the success of the Wild Atlantic Way and, more recently, Ireland's Hidden Heartland (in the Midlands). In essence, these two tourism products are about the outdoors, the environment and people wishing to engage with nature and outdoor activities. We now need to educate more people so that they can appreciate the wide range of opportunities that are in the outdoors," External link

independent-ie-regional Saturday, July 27, 2019 2:52:00 AM EAT

Brendan Griffin said ( about Sam Magee ) : "Each of them has represented Ireland with pride over the past week and they are fully deserving of their success. It is wonderful to see our athletes performing so well during these Games and reaping the rewards for all of their hard work in preparing for Minsk. I am delighted to congratulate Chloe and Sam Magee and each of the boxers on their medal wins," External link

irishsun Monday, July 1, 2019 9:51:00 PM EAT

Brendan Griffin added ( about Team ) : "These European Games gave us a fantastic display of the skill and commitment of all of the athletes who were part of Team Ireland" External link

irishsun Monday, July 1, 2019 9:51:00 PM EAT

Brendan Griffin said : “The five star classification from Fáilte Ireland will elevate Mount Juliet even further as a luxury destination to tourists for both the home and international markets. Mount Juliet continues to play a vital role as a contributor to the local economy, particularly for those industries linked to the tourism industry. It is a well-deserved accolade and recognition for the consistently excellent service from the team at the Mount Juliet Estate,” External link

kilkennypeople Thursday, June 20, 2019 9:37:00 PM EAT

Brendan Griffin said : “I’m delighted to announce Fáilte Ireland’s new festival, Púca. The Government is committed to investing in the development of new and compelling reasons for visitors to choose Ireland as a destination. I am confident that Púca is well-positioned to attract visitors from around the world to come and celebrate our ancient traditions” External link

meathchronicle Thursday, June 13, 2019 5:55:00 PM EAT

Brendan Griffin said : “once you get out on a public roadway that it is a very lethal space” External link

carlow-nationalist Friday, May 31, 2019 2:57:00 PM EAT

Brendan Griffin said : “once you get out on a public roadway that it is a very lethal space” External link

westernpeople Friday, May 31, 2019 2:47:00 PM EAT

Brendan Griffin said : “once you get out on a public roadway that it is a very lethal space” External link

waterford-news Friday, May 31, 2019 2:34:00 PM EAT

Brendan Griffin said ( about Wars ) : "The festival was a great success. The inclusion of iconic Irish landscapes in the Star Wars films has given the Wild Atlantic Way fantastic exposure around the world and the festival is a brilliant opportunity to promote the west Coast of Ireland and the country as a whole," External link

independent-ie-regional Saturday, May 11, 2019 3:07:00 AM EAT

Brendan Griffin said : "We are now looking forward to the construction commencement on June 24 with an expected completion towards the end of August. The astro turf pitch in the centre of the athletics track will be available to sports clubs and community groups. The athletics track likewise and together with the pitch will help to ensure it's sustainability into the future," External link

independent-ie-regional Saturday, May 11, 2019 2:39:00 AM EAT

Brendan Griffin said : "I'm delighted to announce an amazing programme of activity in Kerry for this year's 'May the 4th Be With You' festival. Following the success of the inaugural 'May the 4th Be With You' festival in May 2018, Fáilte Ireland has worked with local communities across Portmagee, Valentia Island and Ballyferriter to make this year's festival bigger and better," "As fans across the world celebrate May the 4th, the festival is a brilliant opportunity to promote Kerry and the Wild Atlantic Way to a global audience," External link

independent-ie-regional Saturday, April 6, 2019 2:50:00 AM EAT

Brendan Griffin said : “Once it’s peaceful and it’s not violent and once it’s not impacting on other people, I don’t think you can prevent people from smuggling tennis balls into a stadium,” External link

carlow-nationalist Wednesday, March 27, 2019 4:55:00 PM EAT

Brendan Griffin said : “Once it’s peaceful and it’s not violent and once it’s not impacting on other people, I don’t think you can prevent people from smuggling tennis balls into a stadium,” External link

beat102103 Wednesday, March 27, 2019 3:56:00 PM EAT

Brendan Griffin said : “With many challenges on the horizon for tourism, the announcement is a welcome start to 2019. Not only do festivals and events play an important role in delivering brilliant visitor experiences, they often encourage people to visit areas outside of traditional tourism hotspots and outside of peak times, helping to spread the benefits of tourism to communities throughout Ireland,” “I’m delighted to see Fáilte Ireland focusing on St Patrick’s Day across the country - there is massive opportunity there to attract overseas visitors to locations outside Dublin” External link

dublinpeople Saturday, March 16, 2019 6:37:00 PM EAT

Brendan Griffin added : "There is huge social and community benefit to facilities such as these," External link

independent-ie-regional Saturday, March 9, 2019 3:29:00 AM EAT

Brendan Griffin said : “I have asked officials to come back to me on it,” “I am happy to consider and look at proposals” External link

thejournal Tuesday, March 5, 2019 3:26:00 PM EAT

Brendan Griffin said : “I have asked officials to come back to me on it,” “I am happy to consider and look at proposals” External link

thejournal Tuesday, March 5, 2019 1:47:00 PM EAT

Brendan Griffin said ( about Wars ) : “Last year, we marked May the 4th with a wonderful celebration of the Wild Atlantic Way and the Star Wars Universe and this year’s festival promises to be bigger and better, with an amazing line up” External link

beat102103 Wednesday, February 27, 2019 9:54:00 PM EAT

Brendan Griffin said : "Most nights we carry over 10 passengers. It has proved to be a hit," External link

independent-ie-regional Saturday, February 23, 2019 3:37:00 AM EAT

Brendan Griffin said : “We’ve had early discussions with the National Transport Authority (NTA) and Local Link Kerry about this and I would be hopeful this can proceed to be taken up in communities across the country when alternative transport services are not always available,” “I will be compiling a detailed report for the Department of Transport and NTA at the end of February outlining the success of the scheme and will be considering all options to see how communities all over rural Ireland could easily implement this or similar schemes to serve the needs of the people” External link

agriland Sunday, February 17, 2019 1:05:00 PM EAT

Brendan Griffin said : “This is a free, fully-insured volunteer operated not-for-profit service. Under 18’s and vulnerable adults seeking the service must be accompanied by an adult. There is no charge whatsoever. It is funded through community donations and contributions. This is the Meitheal system that we’re all proud of in rural Ireland – neighbours helping neighbours, communities working for themselves,” External link

finegael Friday, February 15, 2019 3:36:00 PM EAT

Brendan Griffin said : “We’ve had early discussions with the NTA and Local Link Kerry about this and I would be hopeful this can proceed to be taken up in communities across the country when alternative transport services are not always available,” “I will be compiling a detailed report for the Department of Transport and NTA at the end of February outlining the success of the scheme and will be considering all options to see how communities all over rural Ireland could easily implement this or similar schemes to serve the needs of the people” External link

finegael Friday, February 15, 2019 3:36:00 PM EAT

Brendan Griffin said : "This is working really well for us. It’s a low-cost community-based model and I think a similar scheme can work in other rural areas across Ireland," "The scheme has been operating for just seven nights so far and already we have provided 80 lifts to people in a small rural parish," External link

RTERadio Wednesday, February 13, 2019 6:21:00 PM EAT

Brendan Griffin says : “I recall the fun, the energy, the collaboration, and the amazing moments on stage when I started my playwriting apprenticeship with the Cork Arts Theatre in the 1980s,” External link

eecho Sunday, February 10, 2019 1:31:00 PM EAT

Brendan Griffin says : “apart from your family, what would you save from a house fire?” External link

eecho Sunday, February 10, 2019 1:31:00 PM EAT

Brendan Griffin says : “As a playwright, you are always looking for interesting relationships to explore,” “You want to lock people together in a room and see what happens. In A Thousand Moments of Extraordinary Pleasure , I thought the relationship between two men, one a cross-dresser, would be interesting to explore” External link

eecho Sunday, February 10, 2019 1:31:00 PM EAT

Brendan Griffin says : “With age, comes an urgency to be sharper,” External link

eecho Sunday, February 10, 2019 1:31:00 PM EAT

Brendan Griffin says : “For four years, writing is my new occupation,” “I have the opportunity and the ability now to focus on writing, not like in previous years. I can be much more productive” External link

eecho Sunday, February 10, 2019 1:31:00 PM EAT

Brendan Griffin said : “Irish spectators will have a unique chance to see world-class athletes in action, and indeed might be inspired to take up tag-rugby or a similar sport and get active,” External link

irishtimes Thursday, February 7, 2019 12:03:00 AM EAT

Brendan Griffin said : "With many challenges on the horizon for tourism, today's announcement is a welcome start to 2019," External link

independent-ie-regional Saturday, February 2, 2019 3:22:00 AM EAT

Brendan Griffin added : "I'm delighted to see Fáilte Ireland focusing on St Patrick's Day across the country - there is massive opportunity there to attract overseas visitors to locations outside Dublin," External link

independent-ie-regional Saturday, February 2, 2019 3:22:00 AM EAT

Brendan Griffin said : “With many challenges on the horizon for tourism, it is hoped that this announcement will be considered a welcome start to 2019,” External link

dublinpeople Friday, February 1, 2019 9:15:00 PM EAT

Brendan Griffin said : "I commend the volunteers behind the clubs and groups receiving grants today," External link

independent-ie-regional Saturday, January 26, 2019 3:48:00 AM EAT

Brendan Griffin said : "With many challenges on the horizon for tourism, todays announcement is a welcome start to 2019. Not only do festivals and events play an important role in delivering brilliant visitor experiences, they often encourage people to visit areas outside of traditional tourism hotspots and outside of peak times, helping to spread the benefits of tourism to communities throughout Ireland," External link

irishsun Thursday, January 24, 2019 5:25:00 PM EAT

Brendan Griffin said : "Not only do festivals and events play an important role in delivering brilliant visitor experiences, they often encourage people to visit areas outside of traditional tourism hotspots and outside of peak times, helping to spread the benefits of tourism to communities throughout Ireland" External link

irishexaminer Wednesday, January 23, 2019 4:49:00 PM EAT

Brendan Griffin said : “The service is an important transport service for the southeast region. From a tourism perspective, while it mainly facilitates Irish tourists holidaying in France, it also brings French and other European tourists to the southeast region,” “Given the importance of these services, I have asked my officials to engage with the company,” External link

thejournal Wednesday, December 19, 2018 6:44:00 PM EAT

Brendan Griffin said : “The service is an important transport service for the southeast region. From a tourism perspective, while it mainly facilitates Irish tourists holidaying in France, it also brings French and other European tourists to the southeast region,” “Given the importance of these services, I have asked my officials to engage with the company,” External link

thejournal Wednesday, December 19, 2018 4:59:00 PM EAT

Brendan Griffin wrote : “As the minister with special responsibility for domestic tourism, I would support this request. I am particularly concerned that the existence of some smaller businesses, along with employment created by those businesses, could be threatened,” External link

thejournal Sunday, December 16, 2018 11:18:00 AM EAT

Brendan Griffin insisted : “This bid is still winnable. Ultimately, the decision rests with the council members of World Rugby. We can still do this” External link

carlow-nationalist Tuesday, October 31, 2017 10:29:00 PM EAT

Brendan Griffin insisted : “This bid is still winnable. Ultimately, the decision rests with the council members of World Rugby. We can still do this” External link

waterford-news Tuesday, October 31, 2017 8:20:00 PM EAT

Brendan Griffin insisted : "This bid is still winnable. Ultimately, the decision rests with the council members of World Rugby. We can still do this" External link

breakingnews-ie Tuesday, October 31, 2017 7:52:00 PM EAT

Brendan Griffin insisted : "This bid is still winnable. Ultimately, the decision rests with the council members of World Rugby. We can still do this" External link

belfasttelegraph Tuesday, October 31, 2017 7:25:00 PM EAT

Brendan Griffin told : "There's talk of throwing them out of the championship, but sport on the pitch is where you win or lose championships and I think that's where it should stay," External link

independent-ie Sunday, October 29, 2017 9:55:00 PM EAT

Brendan Griffin said : "I am pleased that we have been able to secure a 3pc increase in sports expenditure for 2018. " External link

herald-ie Thursday, October 12, 2017 6:10:00 AM EAT

Brendan Griffin added : "He will be sadly missed by sports fans throughout the country, but generations to come will continue to enjoy his contribution through the rich archive of sporting history that he is forever an integral part of" External link

breakingnews-ie Wednesday, September 20, 2017 4:07:00 PM EAT

Brendan Griffin said : “I think we have seen it has more than paid for itself over the years and it continues to pay for itself,” External link

irishexaminer Wednesday, September 13, 2017 4:30:00 AM EAT

Brendan Griffin said : "I must stress the critical importance of maintaining the overall competitiveness in our tourism industry at this time. Giving the tourist good value for money has been key to the turnaround in tourism performance and we cannot risk damaging our reputation in this regard," External link

independent-ie-regional Saturday, September 9, 2017 3:18:00 AM EAT

Brendan Griffin says : "The timing of these comebacks matches closely with the introduction of new attributes such as the most recent Diablo and Lukitus extensions for attached files and the use of new distribution techniques involving PDF documents or phishing links," External link

zdnet Thursday, September 7, 2017 11:21:00 PM EAT

Brendan Griffin says : "The timing of these comebacks matches closely with the introduction of new attributes such as the most recent Diablo and Lukitus extensions for attached files and the use of new distribution techniques involving PDF documents or phishing links," External link

zdnet Monday, September 4, 2017 4:57:00 PM EAT

Brendan Griffin said : "It's something I'm very supportive of and would like to see happening as Kerry would be a fitting place for William and Kate to visit. As a tourism minister, it's obviously something that I would support. It would also be fitting given the link with Queen Victoria and her visit to Killarney. This would certainly be relevant to any royal visit," External link

independent-ie-regional Friday, July 28, 2017 6:30:00 PM EAT

Brendan Griffin said : “I’m not aware of that” External link

irishexaminer Friday, July 28, 2017 3:58:00 PM EAT

Brendan Griffin said ( about Shane Ross ) : "We have a chance to resume our discussions with Minister Ross and put to him our concerns about how this proposed strike will affect the company, the staff, the public and the wider economy," External link

independent-ie-regional Thursday, March 9, 2017 11:51:00 AM EAT

Brendan Griffin said : "We are acutely aware that the financial situation of Bus Éireann is in a perilous position but the needs of tens of thousands of passengers around the country, who will be caught in the middle of this dispute, must also be represented," External link

independent-ie-regional Thursday, March 9, 2017 11:51:00 AM EAT

Brendan Griffin said : "A resolution, through engagement and dialogue, simply needs to be found and without delay," External link

independent-ie-regional Thursday, March 9, 2017 11:51:00 AM EAT

Brendan Griffin said : "If we are to pass legislation, surely it should be evidence-based" External link

RTERadio Wednesday, February 8, 2017 6:47:00 PM EAT

Brendan Griffin said : “We need to hear where the system is failing and we need to address that,” External link

irishexaminer Tuesday, January 24, 2017 5:10:00 AM EAT

Brendan Griffin said : “People should get their money, there is no question about that” External link

irishexaminer Friday, December 2, 2016 6:27:00 AM EAT

Brendan Griffin said : “People should get their money, there is no question about that” External link

irishexaminer Friday, December 2, 2016 6:27:00 AM EAT

Brendan Griffin said : “The savagery being unleashed in Aleppo at present rivals anything in the history of human conflict,” “As a nation, we cannot allow such actions to occur without repercussion and I hope that the Dáil will give this matter full attention at the earliest possible time” External link

thejournal Friday, September 30, 2016 2:42:00 PM EAT

Brendan Griffin said : “The key issue here is the lack of election preparedness,” “In the event of a snap election occurring the first thing Fine Gael will have to do is get its own house in order” External link

thejournal Tuesday, September 13, 2016 6:11:00 PM EAT

Brendan Griffin said ( about Irish Examiner ) : “After the Games and the Paralympic Games conclude I would like to see the Irish Sports Council and the Olympic Council of Ireland, and other relevant parties, come before the Sports Committee to review performances at the 2016 Olympics,” External link

irishexaminer Friday, August 12, 2016 4:17:00 AM EAT

Brendan Griffin said : "At the moment we have a serious challenge within Fine Gael in that we have a leadership position that we're not certain about, that we don't have a timeline about. " External link

RTERadio Tuesday, July 12, 2016 1:06:00 PM EAT

Brendan Griffin told : "We are rudderless and we are drifting and that needs to be addressed," External link

herald-ie Tuesday, July 12, 2016 11:42:00 AM EAT

Brendan Griffin told : "We are rudderless and we are drifting and that needs to be addressed," External link

herald-ie Tuesday, July 12, 2016 4:56:00 AM EAT

Brendan Griffin said : “I wouldn’t be saying names, but if people, ministers, are saying off the record that he should leave, then they should have the courage to say the same on the record,” “There is a lot more at stake here than being held in high esteem by the current Taoiseach. What this requires now is for people who want to be leader to make their views known publicly” External link

irishexaminer Tuesday, July 12, 2016 3:36:00 AM EAT

Brendan Griffin said : “I wouldn’t be saying names, but if people, ministers, are saying off the record that he should leave then they should have the courage to say the same on the record,” External link

irishexaminer Tuesday, July 12, 2016 3:36:00 AM EAT

Brendan Griffin said : "At the moment we have a serious challenge within Fine Gael in that we have a leadership position that we're not certain about, that we don't have a timeline about. " External link

RTERadio Monday, July 11, 2016 9:25:00 PM EAT

Brendan Griffin said : "I don't think that's good for the current set-up, it's not good for stability, and we've a lot of issues that need addressing," "I don't think they will be addressed as long as this uncertainty remains" External link

bbc Monday, July 11, 2016 5:29:00 PM EAT

Brendan Griffin said : "At the moment we have a serious challenge within Fine Gael in that we have a leadership position that we're not certain about, that we don't have a timeline about. " External link

RTERadio Monday, July 11, 2016 4:11:00 PM EAT

Brendan Griffin said : "At the moment we have a serious challenge within Fine Gael in that we have a leadership position that we're not certain about, that we don't have a timeline about. " External link

RTERadio Monday, July 11, 2016 3:35:00 PM EAT

Brendan Griffin said : "This is a great boost on the jobs front for Killarney and Kerry and I praise the role of the IDA and Department of Jobs in landing this investment," External link

independent-ie-regional Saturday, July 9, 2016 3:03:00 AM EAT

Brendan Griffin said : “The Taoiseach himself should consider all the options there and not there. Obviously, the timing of the Dáil recess presents an opportunity as a party to see us get together to have a conversation” External link

irishexaminer Friday, July 8, 2016 4:15:00 AM EAT

Brendan Griffin said : "I spoke to the Minister about Kerry's need to move on from the days of getting one or two visitors a year, if any, but with required developments on the way, particularly improvements in transport and the advancements at Kerry Technology Park, we have a fighting chance of doing just that," External link

independent-ie-regional Saturday, June 18, 2016 2:11:00 AM EAT

Brendan Griffin said : “Really the main force driving the bill from my point of view was to change the system of election as distinct from the numbers,” External link

thejournal Thursday, February 12, 2015 11:42:00 AM EAT



Key Titles and Phrases Count Lang Last Seen
minister31.03%EN10/18/201718/10/2017
tourism minister3.45%EN10/12/201712/10/2017
sports minister10.34%EN09/12/201712/09/2017
tourism and sports minister3.45%EN09/12/201712/09/2017
colleague6.90%EN09/05/201705/09/2017
chairman6.90%EN01/18/201718/01/2017
committee chairman3.45%EN01/18/201718/01/2017
deputy10.34%EN12/17/201617/12/2016
member3.45%EN09/30/201630/09/2016
lawmaker3.45%EN07/21/201621/07/2016
legislator13.79%EN07/11/201611/07/2016
farmer3.45%EN03/21/201421/03/2014
Names Lang Count
Brendan GriffinEN100.00%


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Shane Ross said ( about Brendan Griffin ) : "Over the Christmas period Minister Brendan Griffin and I have been moving with other stakeholders to find a solution to the crisis that includes an acceleration in the pace of reform, the future of government funding, above all, a more secure outlook for FAI staff and certainty that grassroots football does not suffer. " External link

eecho Sunday, December 29, 2019 11:33:00 PM EAT

John McGahon added ( about Brendan Griffin ) : "The Sports Capital Programe was re-introduced by the last Fine Gael Government in 2012 after it had been cut by Fianna Fail in wake of the economic crash. This funding represents an excellent value for money. It is crucial that we invest in the sport and health of our population, particularly with obesity on the rise. Minister of State with responsibility for Sport and Tourism Brendan Griffin said: “Since being appointed Minister with responsibility for Sport I have had the pleasure of seeing the huge difference the Sports Capital Grant had made throughout the country. " External link

dundalkdemocrat Friday, November 15, 2019 2:09:00 PM EAT

Sean O explained ( about Brendan Griffin ) : “We met with Griffin and asked if a restriction on a person’s licence can be placed if they are caught under the new drink driving law. We asked the current legislation be amended which would allow a curfew be placed on their licence so it would allow people to drive to and from home and during work” External link

thejournal Monday, December 17, 2018 11:23:00 PM EAT