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Blog Archive | February 2017

When others talk, Labour acts on workers' rights

Posted on February 27, 2017

This week in the Dáil, Labour will yet again be advancing workers' rights.

On Tuesday evening, we will be using our Private Members' Business to advance our Competition (Amendment) Bill. 

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Opposition to Enda Kenny’s visit to Trump chimes with Labour values

Posted on February 08, 2017

In the Irish Times, Brendan Howlin has written about why Labour will continue to oppose Trump.

Five years ago, Fianna Fáil was struggling. They were attracting less support than they had received even in the 2011 election, and they were riven with internal divisions that resulted in Eamon Ó Cuív being sacked from the Fianna Fáil frontbench.

That a party which so spectacularly mismanaged our economy and oversaw the arrival of the troika has once more gain significant public support is encouraging for those of us in the Labour Party who worked to undo that damage, and who believe the the values of social democracy endure.

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What have we been up to this week?

Posted on February 05, 2017

We've had a busy week - Brendan Howlin has called on Enda Kenny not to attend the White House to visit Donald Trump on Paddy's Day-keep up to date with what Brendan has to say over on Twitter ( ) We joined Labour Youth and Labour Women at the American Embassy to protest Trump's Muslim Ban. UCD Labour were at UCD Refresher's Day. We joined SIPTU to celebrate the life of James Larkin. Senator Ged Nash 's bill to apologise to and exonerate gay man convicted of homosexuality received cross-party support in the Seanad. Brendan addressed the IIEA on the implications of Brexit on Ireland and the EU (read his full speech here ➡️ ‪‬ )


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Time to get real on Brexit, Enda

Posted on February 04, 2017

Joan Burton TD held a seminar in the Mansion House on the spring economic outlook. In this very well attended meeting we heard speakers from ESRI, IBEC and UCD. Joan also made the case for Ireland to have a special status in Brexit negotations.


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Brendan Howlin on the Irish Times podcast

Posted on February 02, 2017

 Listen below to the The Irish Times podcast with Brendan Howlin. In the podcast, Brendan chats to Hugh Linehan and Fiach Kelly about #LabourRebuild, our upcoming party conference and the state of social democracy in these changing times. Have a listen below,



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