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  1. Our vision for a Social Europe

    Thu Apr 18, 2019 - 03:53 pm - Brendan Howlin TD Speaking during Dáil statements on Ireland's position on the future of Europe, Labour Party Leader Brendan Howlin outlined the views of the Labour Party. He said:"As we approach European Parliament e...
  2. It is time for a state-led approach to housing

    Wed Apr 10, 2019 - 04:00 pm - Brendan Ryan TD Speech by Deputy Brendan Ryan in Dáil Éireann on Labour's housing motion 'Building Homes for the Future'. Deputy Ryan said;The time for a state-led approach to housing is long overdue...
  3. Fine Gael must admit their housing policies are not working

    Wed Apr 10, 2019 - 03:02 pm - Willie Penrose TD Speech by Deputy Willie Penrose in Dáil Éireann on Labour's housing motion 'Building Homes for the Future'. Deputy Penrose said;I am proud that Labour has brought forward this motion, based on ...
  4. Divorce Referendum an Opportunity for Practical and Compassionate Reform of the Constitution

    Tue Apr 9, 2019 - 08:25 pm - Senator Ivana Bacik I welcome the Minister to the House and welcome the opportunity to speak in support of this Bill. I am really delighted to see this important, practical and compassionate reform of the Constitution pr...
  5. Labour supports military neutrality

    Tue Apr 9, 2019 - 07:25 pm - Jan O'Sullivan TD Remarks on the Thirty-Eighth Amendment of the Constitution (Neutrality) Bill 20189 April 2019The policy of the Labour Party is unambiguously to support Ireland’s longstanding policy of military neut...
  6. We are facing the real prospect of a ‘no deal’ Brexit

    Wed Mar 27, 2019 - 04:36 pm - Brendan Howlin TD Dáil Statement by Brendan Howlin on post-EU Council Statement, 27 March 2019When it comes to our statements on EU Council business, we might be better served in having separate Brexit statements and ...
  7. Bad politics has destroyed the Ministry of Health

    Wed Feb 20, 2019 - 05:02 pm - Alan Kelly TD Usually at this stage when we stand up in here we commence by saying we welcome the opportunity to speak etc. Well on this occasion I don’t. In fact I think this motion, which will ultimately be def...
  8. FG need to change direction on ensuring each child has a fair start

    Wed Feb 6, 2019 - 01:00 pm - Brendan Howlin TD Decency, Justice and Equality are Labour’s core values.Today we are talking about what these values mean when it comes to children and young people.When Labour’s leader, Tom Johnson, wrote the 191...
  9. The future of Northern Ireland after Brexit and the Labour movement there

    Tue Jan 29, 2019 - 07:27 pm - Brendan Howlin TD Speaking at the Politics Society of Trinity College tonight, 29th January, Labour Party Leader Brendan Howlin outlined his views on the future of Northern Ireland after Brexit.In his remarks Deputy Ho...
  10. Labour Democratic Programmes - on the Centenary of the 1st Dáil

    Mon Jan 21, 2019 - 03:42 pm - Brendan Howlin TD Remarks at the Centenary of the First Dáil, Mansion House, Dublin21st January 2019. Brendan Howlin TD, Leader of the Labour PartyIreland is one of only a handful of countries that has sustained a dem...
  11. Implementing Labour’s Democratic Programmes

    Sat Jan 19, 2019 - 03:18 pm - Brendan Howlin TD Speech by Brendan Howlin TD, leader of the Labour PartyOn the occasion of the Centenary of the Democratic Programme, Gresham Hotel, Dublin, 19th January 2019  We are here to remember.But not out of h...
  12. Nothing can be taken for granted on Brexit

    Thu Jan 17, 2019 - 02:56 pm - Brendan Howlin TD Speech by Labour Party Leader Brendan Howlin on Government's Brexit Preparedness The British Parliament has voted overwhelmingly against the Withdrawal Agreement.We are now in a period of acute unce...
  13. Speech by Brendan Howlin TD on post- European Council Statements 19-12-2018

    Wed Dec 19, 2018 - 02:39 pm - Brendan Howlin TD Many important discussions took place at the EU Council meeting last week.There are a host of policies that need to be advanced. On economic policy, we need the next seven-year financial framework an...
  14. Election 1918 and the 'Cause of Ireland'

    Thu Dec 13, 2018 - 12:58 pm - Brendan Howlin TD December 1918 was a time of great change in the world, and in Ireland.The ‘Great War’ had just ended.19 million dead, and more again injured.There had never before been warfare on this scale, or w...
  15. Speech by Brendan Howlin TD on pre European Council Meeting 13-14 December

    Wed Dec 12, 2018 - 03:02 pm - Brendan Howlin TD Technology is advancing relentlessly.Every year, workers, businesses and consumers have to adjust to new ways of working.Some jobs decline and new occupations emerge.Businesses have to adapt.The downs...