Louise Richardson, Vice Chancellor, Oxford University gave this year's Michael Littleton Memorial Lecture, which was aired on RTE Radio 1 at lunchtime yesterday.
UK Prime Minister Theresa May gave a four minute talk to the nation. She spoke of the importance of a united nation and the possibilities of greatness ahead.
Angela Merkel spoke for seven minutes, addressing the German nation. She spoke of the importance of the European Union and finished her address wishing God's blessing on all those listening.
She stressed the good health of German industry and how Germany leads the world in its social welfare programmes.
The Richardson lecture is availbale on the RTE Radio Player and the Merkel and May talks are available on Twitter. The Merkel talk has English sub-titles.