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The Taoiseach is losing his authority both on #Brexit and within his own cabinet-Brendan Howlin

Posted on July 05, 2016

Today during Leaders' Questions Party Leader Brendan Howlin said that the Taoiseach is losing his authority after his idea for an All-Island Forum was publicly slapped down by First Minister Arlene Foster.

 

Deputy Howlin criticised the Government for their divided position on the Fatak Foetal Abnormalities Bill being voted on in the Dáil this week.

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Has the Oireachtas ever been asked by Government to legislate contrary to European law?

Posted on June 28, 2016

Today during Leaders' Questions our Party Leader Brendan Howlin asked the Tánaiste if Water Services Bill going through the Dáil this week is unconstitutional and against EU law.

Deputy Howlin outlined his concerns that the Government was now asking the Oireachtas to pass law that is contrary to European Law and if the passing of the Water Services Bill - essentially suspending water charges would leave us open to a massive legal challenge from the European Commission?

 

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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.

 

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This government remains fixed on the proper stewardship of the public finances.-Minister Brendan Howlin

Posted on December 03, 2015

Minister Brendan Howlin

 

Minister Brendan Howlin recently responded to an editorial in The Financial Times. Link to article here

Sir,

Your editorial “Ireland should beware a return to boom and bust (November 27) over-eggs the pudding somewhat. The current government, a coalition of the centre left and centre right, is more than aware of the risks of returning to the past. We have spent considerable energy cleaning up that mess.

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Working our way to recovery - Budget 2014

Posted on October 15, 2013

Over the last two and a half years Ireland has made enormous progress and at the end of this year we are poised to regain control of our economy. This is the last of the bailout budgets and the treatment has been tough. It has been hard to do what is necessary but it is working and it will work. The economy is growing and we are creating jobs and reducing unemployment. We are working our way to recovery.

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Leaders' Questions September 26th 2013

Posted on September 26, 2013

Leaders Questions today saw debate on the 9% VAT rate, the Anglo Tapes, and pension schemes. You can watch the entire proceedings back from the video. 

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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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