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  1. Our global challenges of Migration, Climate Change, and Economic Inequality

    Fri Nov 22, 2019 - 06:49 pm - Brendan Howlin TD ­Speaking at the annual Labour Youth conference in Waterford city tonight, Labour Party Leader Brendan Howlin outlined his views on the major international issues impacting on the world outside the E...
  2. Remarks by Brendan Howlin TD on Direct Provision

    Wed Nov 13, 2019 - 06:20 pm - Brendan Howlin TD According to a Spending Review, published by the Department of Justice in August of this year, there are presently 39 Direct Provision centres in operation. Seven of them are State-owned but all the c...
  3. Together we can build an Equal Society

    Sat Nov 9, 2019 - 08:27 pm - Brendan Howlin TD Address by Party Leader Brendan Howlin TD to Labour Party Annual Conference 2019.Our country is at a crossroads again.Labour wants everyone to share our country’s wealth, but others do not.The choic...
  4. We must make our voice heard for those who need us

    Sat Nov 9, 2019 - 10:30 am - Alan Mangan Good morning fellow delegatesOn behalf of the Longford Westmeath Labour Party I want to thank you for coming to this year’s National Labour Conference here in MullingarBut I hope to see you again ne...
  5. National Broadband Plan has been dogged by confusion and underestimation of costs

    Thu Oct 24, 2019 - 10:29 am - Willie Penrose TD I am from the heart of rural Ireland, Ballynacargy, and I am acutely aware of the vital importance of the delivery of broadband to many hundreds of people who reside in areas like Rathowen, Legan, Bal...
  6. We can deliver rural broadband without trapping future generations into excessive costs

    Wed Oct 23, 2019 - 05:16 pm - Brendan Howlin TD A well-regulated market economy requires a strong regulator and genuine competition among multiple enterprises.But when it comes to network infrastructure, whether an electricity grid or, as in this c...
  7. If we are investing €3bn in delivering rural broadband it should remain in public hands

    Wed Oct 23, 2019 - 05:13 pm - Sean Sherlock TD Ceann Comhairle,I move the motion.I am sharing time with my colleague Brendan Howlin.The Labour Party believes that if the Government is to spend over €2.9 billion of public money on a broadband net...
  8. CervicalCheck apology is beginning of a healing process

    Tue Oct 22, 2019 - 02:15 pm - Alan Kelly TD In April 2018, when Vicky Phelan stood outside the High Court following her decision not to sign a confidentiality agreement regarding her case, she changed Irish healthcare provision forever. Her cam...
  9. This is a do-nothing budget by Fine Gael

    Wed Oct 9, 2019 - 01:01 pm - Brendan Howlin TD  Yesterday, Fine Gael and the Independent Alliance, with their Fianna Fáil partners, delivered a depressing budget. Brexit is a real and present danger to our economy. But that does no...
  10. Brexit Budget fails to protect those on low and fixed incomes

    Tue Oct 8, 2019 - 03:28 pm - Joan Burton TD There will be a great deal of sadness, frustration and disappointment in hundreds of thousands of Irish homes tonight as older people in retirement and on pensions from the Department of Employment Af...
  11. Department must listen to schools and parents on special needs education

    Thu Sep 26, 2019 - 10:57 am - Joan Burton TD Contribution by Joan Burton TD to Dáil debate on special needs education:"I would like to especially thank parents in Dublin West who over the past year have mounted a series of public campaigns thro...
  12. Irish Labour want to see the UK remain in and fully engaged in the EU

    Tue Sep 24, 2019 - 09:01 am - Brendan Howlin TD Prepared remarks by Labour Party Leader Brendan Howlin TD for the annual Ulster Fry breakfast at UK Labour Party Conference. Thank you for the opportunity to speak to you today. I always enjoy attendi...
  13. Howlin calls for strong action to protect jobs if there’s a hard Brexit

    Wed Sep 18, 2019 - 04:37 pm - Brendan Howlin TD Speaking in the Dáil in relation to the withdrawal of the UK from the European Union, the leader of the Labour Party, Brendan Howlin TD, has said Ireland must do whatever it takes to preserve jobs an...
  14. Dáil statement on Current Issues in the Beef Sector

    Wed Sep 18, 2019 - 01:22 pm - Willie Penrose TD September 17th  2019I thought I was in Rip van Winkle land for a while. I am the longest serving current member of the Oireachtas agriculture committee - I went on it in 1993, a long time ago. I ...
  15. Economic inequality is Ireland’s great weakness

    Sun Sep 8, 2019 - 12:21 pm - Brendan Howlin TD ‘Building an Equal Society’, opening address by Brendan Howlin TD To the Parliamentary Labour Party Away Day In Nano Nagle Centre, Cork.We believe in the fundamental equality of every pe...