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  1. Policing Authority must be retained

    Wed Oct 17, 2018 - 04:55 pm - Sean Sherlock TD Speaking in the Dáil on Statements on the Disclosures Tribunal, Labour Justice spokesperson Séan Sherlock made three key points:Ministers must account fully and accurately to the Dáil.That the Trib...
  2. Speech by Brendan Howlin TD on pre European Council Meeting 17-18 October

    Tue Oct 16, 2018 - 04:38 pm - Brendan Howlin TD Ireland has three demands in relation to Brexit:· Certainty that we will retain an open border with Northern Ireland,· Guarantees for the rights of all Irish citizens in the UK,· And a close East-W...
  3. We can achieve an equal, feminist republic - Speech by Brendan Howlin to 2018 Labour Women Conference

    Sat Oct 13, 2018 - 11:57 am - Brendan Howlin TD I am always delighted to speak at events hosted by Labour Women.Labour Women is one of the dynamic core sections of the Party.It plays an important role in connecting Party members across the country ...
  4. Housing Budget? A con job!

    Wed Oct 10, 2018 - 07:15 pm - Jan O'Sullivan TD There was much fanfare from Fianna Fáil that the budget this week was going to be a Housing Budget. It wasn’t.The amount of extra money announced was minuscule in the context of what is needed and ...
  5. Remarks by Brendan Howlin TD on Budget 2019

    Wed Oct 10, 2018 - 02:03 pm - Brendan Howlin TD Yesterday, what we heard from Minister Paschal Donohoe was a budget without a purpose.We heard a weak, spiritless and conservative budget.There was no vision.And there should have been one.Budget 2019...
  6. An election Budget that fails families

    Tue Oct 9, 2018 - 04:14 pm - Joan Burton TD If it looks like an election budget, if it sings like an election budget, if Leos’s choir cheers it like an election budget, well then it is an election budget.As I listened today I couldn’t help ...
  7. There is a need to shift policy from hoping the private sector will do most of the heavy lifting on housing.

    Wed Oct 3, 2018 - 03:20 pm - Jan O'Sullivan TD Labour's spokesperson on Housing, Jan O'Sullivan TD was today speaking in Dáil Éireann in support of the cross-party motion to enact emergency measures aimed at addressing homelessness. This fol...
  8. Democratic Socialism means business

    Wed Oct 3, 2018 - 08:41 am - Brendan Howlin TD The Labour Party has a strong track record when it comes to supporting business, trade and enterprise in Ireland. Labour in the last Government provided a €500 million Jobs Fund, plus tens of thous...
  9. Remarks by Brendan Howlin TD at UK Labour Party Conference 2018

    Thu Sep 27, 2018 - 06:02 pm - Brendan Howlin TD Thank you for the invitation to speak today.As I’m coming from an Irish perspective,it won’t surprise anyone here that one of my main preoccupations at the moment is Brexit.Other than the United K...
  10. Opening Address by Labour Party Leader, Brendan Howlin TD to Party Away Day 2018

    Sun Sep 16, 2018 - 02:10 pm - Brendan Howlin TD Opening Address by Labour Party Leader, Brendan Howlin TD to Party Away Day 2018D Hotel, Drogheda, Co LouthGood afternoon,And thank you all for being here today.Over the course of today and tomorrow, ...
  11. Jack O'Connor to address Parnell Summer School - Thursday on 21st Century Democracy

    Thu Aug 16, 2018 - 11:30 am - Jack O'Connor Labour Party Chair, Jack O'Connor will address the Parnell Summer School, tomorrow Thursday 16th August from 11.30am on the subject of 21st Century Democracy.He will deliver the following paper, embar...
  12. Speech by Aodhán Ó Ríordáin to Metro Éireann and Kenan Institute for Ethics Writing Competition awardees

    Fri Aug 3, 2018 - 03:54 pm - Senator Aodhán Ó Ríordáin Ladies and gentlemen.To Metro Éireann and the Keynan Institure for Ethics of Duke University, thank you for inviting me to speak at your intercultural writing and photography award ceremony.My 13 wee...
  13. White Paper welcome but UK can't cherry pick single market

    Thu Jul 12, 2018 - 06:52 pm - Brendan Howlin TD Speaking on Dáil statements on Northern Ireland and Brexit, Labour Party Leader Brendan Howlin welcomed the publication at last of the White Paper by the UK Government, but warned that the UK can't c...
  14. Means test for carer's allowance should be abolished - Penrose

    Thu Jul 12, 2018 - 03:35 pm - Willie Penrose TD On behalf of the Labour Party, I am delighted to have the opportunity to support this Bill. I thank Deputy Alan Kelly for allowing me to replace him in doing so. Most Deputies will know that I have be...
  15. Taoiseach fails to secure deadline on backstop at EU Council

    Wed Jul 4, 2018 - 02:27 pm - Brendan Howlin TD Howlin calls for special summit of EU Heads of Government in September to copper-fasten the Irish border agreement before the October Council meetingSpeech by Brendan Howlin TD on Post- EU Council Sta...