Labour Blog

Share

Blog Archive

#Brexit is likely to impact those who can least afford it - Brendan Howlin

Posted on June 16, 2016

Today Deputy Brendan Howlin and Seán Sherlock TD are in Liverpool campigning against a potential #Brexit - here is the speech our Party Leader gave to the Remain Campaign in Liverpool.

Leinster winner of the Labour Party 1916 Primary School Art competition 'My Republic' - Gorey Educate Together

Posted on June 16, 2016

We were delighted recently to welcome pupils from Gorey Educate Together with winning student Yasmine to the Dáil. Yasmine was the Leinster winner of the Labour Party 1916 Primary School Art competition 'My Republic'.

 

The class enjoyed a tour of the House after meeting the Party Leader and local TD Brendan Howlin - well done Yasmine!

Permanent link | Categories:

We must do more for women affected by domestic abuse

Posted on June 15, 2016

Today during Leaders' Questions Party Leader Brendan Howlin brought up the harrowing statistics of violent abuse against women in Women's Aid 2015 Report. Deputy Howlin called on the Taoiseach to enact legislation to protect women against domestic violence and called on the Dáil to do more than just debate the Report and set up a 24/7 helpline for women affected by domestic abuse to receive support.

 

Permanent link | Categories: Justice#Dáil#BrendanHowlin#LeadersQuestions

We will make a significant impact on Oireachtas Committees

Posted on June 15, 2016

Earlier today our Party Leader Brendan Howlin announced what committee memberships our TDs will be taking on as part of our work in the Dáil.

Under the new d'Hondt system Seán Sherlock will chair the Committee on Public Sector Oversight and Petitions as well as being a member of the Joint Committee on Finance, Public Expenditure and Reform.

Deputy Joan Burton will sit on the newly established Budgetary Arrangements Committee as well as the Joint Committee on Education and Skills.

As our Spokesperson on Health, Deputy Alan Kelly will sit on the Health Committee as well as sitting on the Public Accounts Committee.

Our Spokesperson on Children and Youth Affairs, Deputy Jan O'Sullivan will sit on the Joint Committee on Children and Youth Affairs

Read the full entry »

Permanent link | Categories: #Dáil

Deputy Brendan Howlin tabled questions on funding for housing today during Leaders Questions..

Posted on June 14, 2016

During Leaders Question today in the Dáil, the Labour Leader Brendan Howlin welcomed the Government's decision of an infrastructural fund of €250 million to be used for housing. However Deputy Howlin questioned how Local Authorities were to match the funding and when the money would be drawn down. You can watch the full exchange below.

 

Permanent link | Categories:

Let's Defeat the Cynics - Brendan Howlin addressing Tom Johnson Summer School 2016

Posted on June 14, 2016

At the annual Tom Johnson Summer School, Brendan Howlin gave his first address to Labour Party members as Labour Party Leader. Deputy Howlin spoke about the gains Labour made in Government and how we will highlight issues rooted in core Labour values in opposition.

 

Deputy Howlin spoke about whilst others on the left talk, the Labour Party do the hard yards. "But alone on the left Labour realises the link between social progress and economic success. In our last two periods in office we have left the economy and the public finances in better condition than we found them. Who else can say that?"

Read the full entry »

Permanent link | Categories:

Munster winner of the Labour Party 1916 Primary School Art competition 'My Republic' - Gaelscoil Mhainitir Na Corann

Posted on June 13, 2016

Labour Party 1916 Primary School Art competition 'My Republic'

We were delighed recently to welcome pupils from Gaelscoil Mhainitir Na Corann (Midletown) with winning student Abbie Foley (10 years old) to the Dáil. Abbie was the Munster winner of the Labour Party 1916 Primary School Art competition 'My Republic'. The class enjoyed a tour of the House after meeting the Party Leader Brendan Howlin TD and their local Labour Oireachtas member Deputy Sean Sherlock.

Here's Abbie with her winning entry and you can check out more photographs from their day on our Flickr account

Permanent link | Categories:

We Need Young People to Rebuild the Labour Party - Brendan Ryan

Posted on June 10, 2016

Opening the Labour Youth Tom Johnson Summer School, Labour Party Whip and TD for Fingal Brendan Ryan emphasised the key role young people will have in the rebuild of the Labour Party.

 

 

Deputy Ryan spoke about the role young people will play in upcoming campaigns for the Labour Party and Labour Youth's record in campaigning for workers' rights. 

Follow all the action for the weekend on Twitter, Facebook and Snapchat (thelabourparty)

Permanent link | Categories: #TJ16

We need an All-Party Pledge to tackle crime and inequality in North Inner City Dublin

Posted on June 09, 2016

Today during Leaders' Questions Brendan Howlin called on the Government to to establish a robust task force dedicated to tackling crime and deprivation in Dublin’s North Inner City. 

 

Deputy Howlin stressed that it is essential the task force carries real weight and has a cross government department approach in tackling the root causes of crime and deprivation. It must include representation from the North Inner City community. The people who understand most the problems in the area are the people who live and work in the community. 

Permanent link | Categories: #LeadersQuestions

We've announced our Spokespeople

Posted on June 08, 2016

Today our Party Leader Brendan Howlin announced our spokespeople line up on Kildare Street.

 

In the Dáil, in the Seanad, and in society at large, they will lead the work of rebuilding our party. And fighting for progressive change in Ireland. The group of 19 spokespersons announced today will begin this important work working with our 50 councillors.

Our councillors and spokespersons, along with members across the length and breadth of the country will begin working to revive a radical policy agenda for the Labour Party;

 

Brendan Howlin TD

  • Labour Party Leader
  • Spokesperson on Justice and Northern Ireland

 

Joan Burton TD

  • Spokesperson on the Arts
  • Spokesperson on Education and Skills
  • Spokesperson on Finance

 

Alan Kelly TD

  • Spokesperson on Health
  • Spokesperson on Jobs, Enterprise and Innovation

 

Jan O’Sullivan TD

Read the full entry »

Permanent link | Categories:

1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 13 14 15 ...
(1369 blog posts)

Blog Archive

Latest Entries

Blog Categories