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Leaders' Questions January 17th 2013

Posted on January 17, 2013

Leaders' Questions today was taken by Minister Brendan Howlin. The issues discussed were food safety and standards, household budgets and unemployment. You can watch the entire proceedings back from the accompanying video.

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Leaders' Questions June 28th 2012

Posted on June 28, 2012

Leaders' Questions this morning focused on last night's flooding, the Croke Park Agreement and banking. You can watch the full exchange on the accompanying video.

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One week to go

Posted on May 24, 2012

Canvassing in Finglas with Minister Brendan Howlin, Deputy Ciara Conway and Deputy John Lyons

With a week to go canvassing is continuing throughout the country for a YES vote in the forthcoming Stability Treaty. Earlier today our Labour senators teamed up with other members of the Seanad to canvas on Dublin's Grafton Street and last night Minister Brendan Howlin along with Deputy Ciara Conway canvassed in Finglas with Deputy John Lyons.

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Leaders' Questions - March 29th 2012

Posted on March 29, 2012

Leaders' Questions this morning was taken by Minister Brendan Howlin and the topics debated were the Household charge, Tribunals and crime. You can see the exchange on the accompanying video and read the exchange on the Oireachtas website.

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Minister Brendan Howlin speaking about the Government's first year

Posted on March 13, 2012

Minister Brendan Howlin is the latest Labour minister to talk to us about the Government's first year in office, the work he has been doing and what is happening in the coming months. Watch what he said in the video.

The previous video from the Tánaiste Eamon Gilmore is available at this link and the video from Minister Kathleen Lynch at this link, Minister Joe Costello at this link and Minister Ruairi Quinn at this link. Do check back over the coming days for the next videos.

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Steps to protect whistleblowers announced

Posted on February 28, 2012

Minister Brendan Howlin

A key part of the Government's political reform agenda has been announced with the publication of the heads of the Protected Disclosure in the Public Interest Bill 2012. The whistleblower legislation, announced by Minister Brendan Howlin, will protect 'whistleblowers who speak out against wrongdoing, or cover-ups, whether in the public or private sector'.

"This is a huge advancement from the previous piecemeal approach where the patchwork of protections resulted in a fragmented and confusing standards of protection," Minister Howlin said.

Among the measures contained in the whistleblowers' legislation include:

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Call out for ideas - Minister Howlin asks public to engage on how Government can spend better

Posted on June 24, 2011

Minister Brendan Howlin

Just like many householders across the country, the Government has to continue to do more with less. Minister for Public Expenditure & Reform, Brendan Howlin TD, is calling on the public to engage with his department, and submit creative and constructive proposals on how the Government can best save money and make smarter spending choices.

As part of the ongoing Comprehensive Review of Expenditure, a review set up to identify savings in each government department, it is hoped that the people of Ireland can also come onboard and contribute their opinions on how efficiencies and savings can be obtained.

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