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  1. Remarks by Brendan Howlin TD at UK Labour Party Conference 2018

    Thu Sep 27, 2018 - 06:02 pm - Brendan Howlin TD Thank you for the invitation to speak today.As I’m coming from an Irish perspective,it won’t surprise anyone here that one of my main preoccupations at the moment is Brexit.Other than the United K...
  2. Lessons around proper governance have not been learned in Scouting Ireland

    Thu Sep 27, 2018 - 04:45 pm - Sean Sherlock TD Labour Spokesperson on Children and Youth Affairs has welcomed Minister for Children's decision to halt state funding of Scouting Ireland while the current board remains in place. Commenting toda...
  3. Time to deal with the stark reality that faces so many tenants

    Thu Sep 27, 2018 - 11:39 am - Rebecca Moynihan, Cllr Labour Cllr Rebecca Moynihan has today called on Fine Gael to establish a rent registry to ensure new tenants are not victims of price gouging.Cllr. Moynihan said:“Yet again today, we another report...
  4. Banker Pay Cap must stay in place

    Wed Sep 26, 2018 - 04:24 pm - Joan Burton TD Labour Finance spokesperson Joan Burton raised with the Minister for Finance today his plans to commission a report on bankers pay and bonuses as we approach the 10 year anniversary of the blanket ban...
  5. Time to bring back Town Councils

    Wed Sep 26, 2018 - 10:51 am - Brendan Howlin TD Labour Party Leader Brendan Howlin TD has moved a bill today to bring back town councils, as the Dáil will later today debate the Local Government (Restoration of Town Councils) Bill in private membe...
  6. Terrible assaults emphasise the need for educational campaigns surrounding consent.

    Tue Sep 25, 2018 - 06:21 pm - Sean Sherlock TD Labour spokesperson on Justice, and TD for Cork East, Seán Sherlock has called on Minister Mitchell O'Connor to lay out a timeline for the delivery of promised compulsory consent classes in Irish Uni...
  7. No clarity on level of Christmas Bonus from Minister

    Tue Sep 25, 2018 - 04:29 pm - Senator Ged Nash Labour spokesperson on Social Protection Ged Nash has called on Minister Regina Doherty to clarify immediately the level of Christmas Bonus that will be paid to those in receipt of social welfare paym...
  8. Proposal on teacher pay falls short of pay equity

    Tue Sep 25, 2018 - 03:59 pm - Senator Aodhán Ó Ríordáin Labour Party spokesperson on Education Aodhan Ó Ríordáin has criticised the government for their proposal on public sector pay.Commenting today Senator Ó Ríordáin said:“The proposal put forwar...
  9. Howlin engages with British Labour on Irish Brexit concerns

    Mon Sep 24, 2018 - 10:07 am - Brendan Howlin TD Speaking after the first day of his visit to the British Labour Party Conference in Liverpool, Brendan Howlin TD, Leader of the Irish Labour Party spoke about his hope that the British Labour Party wo...
  10. Second Referendum offers chance to limit damage

    Sun Sep 23, 2018 - 03:09 pm - Brendan Howlin TD Speaking in advance of his three-day visit to the British Labour Party Conference in Liverpool, Brendan Howlin TD, Leader of the Irish Labour Party spoke about his hope for a second referendum on the ...
  11. Labour Party optimistic, following Minister’s commitments on 24/7 cardiac care for the South East

    Fri Sep 21, 2018 - 04:04 pm - John Pratt, Cllr Labour Party public representatives in counties Carlow, Kilkenny, South Tipperary, Waterford and Wexford have been told by party leader Brendan Howlin that 24 hour, seven days a week Cardiology Cath L...
  12. Lack of legal clarity from the British with respect to the backstop

    Fri Sep 21, 2018 - 03:58 pm - Brendan Howlin TD Speaking in response to UK Prime Minister May's call for detailed, written counter-proposals from the EU, Labour Party Leader Brendan Howlin said: "The UK and EU agreed on a joint declaration in relat...
  13. Minister is asleep at the wheel on Bus Connects

    Fri Sep 21, 2018 - 09:27 am - Senator Kevin Humphreys Labour Spokesperson on Transport Kevin Humphreys has criticised Minister Ross’s comments in which he claims he has “nothing to do with Bus Connects”Commenting today Senator Humphreys said:“Min...
  14. DCC Cllrs back Moynihan's proposal to provide free sanitary products in DCC buildings

    Thu Sep 20, 2018 - 05:49 pm - Rebecca Moynihan, Cllr Labour Party GE candidate for Dublin South Central, Cllr Rebecca Moynihan, has secured agreement from Dublin City Councillors for Dublin City Council to provide free sanitary products in all DCC build...
  15. Tax Breaks for Developers are wrong

    Thu Sep 20, 2018 - 12:44 pm - Brendan Howlin TD On Leaders Questions in the Dáil, Labour Party Leader Brendan Howlin asked the Tánaiste if the Government plans to bring in special tax cuts for developers and speculators who have been hoarding vac...