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My first week as Labour leader has been great.- Brendan Howlin on Sunday with Miriam

Posted on May 30, 2016

Brendan Howlin was on Sunday with Miriam yesterday. You can listen back by clicking here .

Brendan spoke to Miriam about his Wexford childhood and the life-long influence his late father has had on his political career.

 

 

 Brendan spoke to Miriam about the buzz that the Wexford Opera and Light Opera Festivals bring to Wexford and while the current Government has neglected the Arts community - Labour in opposition will be vocal on the side of the art's community.

 

Offering our solidarity with the people of Inner City Dublin

Posted on May 25, 2016

Today during Leaders' Questions our Party Leader, Brendan Howlin TD offered his and the Labour Party's full solidarity and support to the people of Inner City Dublin who are under siege because of criminal activity in the area.

 

Deputy Howlin said it was important that the Dáil and every Member in it not only stands with the people in the Inner City but is determined to solve the problems they face. 

Deputy Howlin called on the Taoiseach to set up a a multi-agency task force to combat the rise of gangland crime in Dublin’s North Inner City - which the Taoiseach responded positively too and assured Deputy Howlin that all sides of the House will have input into the terms of reference.

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Will the Lansdowne & Haddington Road agreements will be carried out in full - Howlin asks the Taoiseach

Posted on May 24, 2016

During Leaders' Questions today the Labour Leader Brendan Howlin asked the Taoiseach if the Lansdowne Road and Haddington Road agreements will be carried out in full.

Deputy Howlin said: "As our economy is improving we can see a fall in unemployment and we can see grave concerns rising within our public services.

"So could I ask if the Lansdowne and Haddington Road agreements will be fully implemented both in terms of in pay restoration but also in the time frame set out in those agreements."

You can watch the full exchange from the video.

 

 

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#MarRefMemories - One Year on from #MarRef

Posted on May 23, 2016

 This time last year you said Yes to equality but the fight is not over yet. Join us as we continue to work for a more equal Ireland for all -You can get involved here, Like us on Facebook, follow us on Twitter and see what we are up to on Instagram 

 

 

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Brendan Howlin elected 12th Labour Party Leader

Posted on May 20, 2016

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Today, Brendan Howlin was elected the 12 th Leader of the Labour Party.

Speaking at the announcement of his Leadership, Brendan Howlin thanked his parliamentary colleagues fot their support and spoke about what Labour has to offer for the Irish people.

Deputy Howlin said: "Labour doesn't offer theatrics. We offer real change. This is uniquely Labour’s space. Democracy is predicated on a contract with the people. And that contract is based on improving people’s standard of living and quality of life."

 You can watch Brendan's full speech below and read what he said from our media centre

 

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Labour launch Bill to ensure assets and services are maintained in public ownership

Posted on May 19, 2016

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Today Deputy Willie Penrose with members of the Parliamentary Labour Party (PLP) pubished a Bill which seeks to amend the Constitution to provide for the retention of certain public utilities in public ownership by stipulating there can be no sale of the assets without a referendum.

Speaking at the launch deputy Penrose said: "If the amendment is approved at a referendum, it will not possible for the Oireachtas to pass legislation to approve the privatisation of the companies that own our gas or electricity transimission adn distrubition networks or the public water supply and waste water treatement infrastructure.

Tom Johnson Summer School 2016 - register now

Posted on May 18, 2016

Tom Johnson 2016

Registration is now open for the annual Tom Johnson Summer school which takes place in Dublin on June 10th to 12th. The theme for this year's summer school is 'Rexamining the Republic' and is one of the key Labour Party 1916 Centenary Commemoration being held this year. 

Early Bird rates are available until TOMORROW – purchase your online ticket for the Tom Johnson Summer School 2016 here.

Among the speakers over the weekend are Women for Election’s Hannah Deasy, General Secretary of ICTU Patricia King, General President of SIPTU Jack O’Connor, Senator Aodhán Ó Ríordáin and Chairperson of TENI Sara Phillips.

The full weekend programme will be announced soon, check our website for further details.

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Celebrating the life of James Connolly

Posted on May 16, 2016

Yesterday, the Labour Party and SIPTU celebrated the life of James Connolly with members of the extended Connolly family.

We began the day with a service in the Capuchin Friary on Church Street where special guest President Michael D. Higgins addressed a combined group of trade unionists, members of the Connolly family and Labour Party Members.

We were then led by the Irish Citizen's Army and the Dublin Fire Brigade Band from Church Street to Arbour Hill.

 

Party Leader, Joan Burton made her annual oration to members of Labour, trade unionists and the Connolly family.

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Labour Leadership and Deputy Leadership contest now open

Posted on May 14, 2016

Today the Executive Board of the Labour Party opened up nominations for the Labour Party Leadership and Deputy Leadership.

General Secretary Brian McDowell has made the following arrangements which the Executive Board has approved at their meeting on Saturday May 14th 2016.

 

"In light of the the Party Leader's statement on Tuessday 10th May I am now proceeding to make arrangements for an election for Leader and Deputy Leader.

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We want to guarantee those who have paid for water get a refund

Posted on May 12, 2016

Earlier today our Parliamentary Party Chairperson, Willie Penrose launched the Labour Water Charges (Fair Treatment of Customers Bill) 2016. This Bill will ensure that, in the event of water charges being suspended, there should be fair treatment as between the majority who paid their water charges and those who did not. This Bill provides for the full refund of monies paid by customers who had complied with the law within 6 months.

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