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Kenny got help from 72k-a-year speechwriter for powerful Tuam speech

Miriam O’Callaghan has worked with the Taoiseach on many of his best known speeches

Michael Brennan

Political Editor

15th March, 2017

Taoiseach Enda Kenny got help from his €72,000-a-year speechwriter for his powerful Dáil address about the Tuam mother and baby home.

During his first term in government, Kenny worked with speechwriter Miriam O’Callaghan on many of his best known speeches. This included his condemnation of the Vatican’s failure to deal with clerical sexual abuse in 2011 and his state apology to the survivors of the Magdalene Laundries in 2013.


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