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  1. SYRIA BECOMING A COLD WAR PROXY CONFLICT

    Thu Oct 20, 2016 - 05:23 pm - Joan Burton TD Speaking on Dáíl Éireann statements on the conflict in Syria, with particular reference to the ongoing crisis in Aleppo.The now six year-old conflict in Syria is the world’s gravest humanitarian ...
  2. BUILDING A SHARED PROSPERITY: LABOUR’S ALTERNATIVE BUDGET

    Thu Oct 6, 2016 - 11:22 am - Brendan Howlin TD Labour Party leader, Brendan Howlin TD, along with Finance Spokesperson, Joan Burton TD, and Spokesperson on Public Expenditure and Reform, Seán Sherlock TD, have launched the party’s alternative b...
  3. Irish music quota Bill- Willie Penrose's speech to Irish musicians

    Thu Sep 29, 2016 - 02:46 pm - Willie Penrose TD “If a nation is defined by its culture – and it is – it’s hard to grasp why we Irish have allowed one of our greatest cultural assets – our music and song – to be banished from our primeti...
  4. Our motion seeks to provide a route map towards the satisfactory resolution of the Dublin Bus dispute-Nash

    Wed Sep 28, 2016 - 05:39 pm - Senator Ged Nash I am pleased to move this motion on behalf of the Labour Party. The motion seeks to provide a route map towards the satisfactory resolution of the Dublin Bus dispute. It also seeks the introduction of...
  5. Building a shared prosperity - speech by Brendan Howlin at the Dublin Economic Workshop

    Fri Sep 23, 2016 - 07:30 pm - Brendan Howlin TD Welcome to Wexford!It is a clear sign of progress to see the Dublin economic workshop leave the august surroundings of Kenmare to visit the Sunny South East.As Dublin prepare for their second effort a...
  6. Proudly Labour - Speech by Brendan Howlin

    Fri Sep 23, 2016 - 02:00 pm - Brendan Howlin TD Good afternoon.I hope you all enjoyed the morning session, and welcome to the councillors who have joined us for the afternoon.Last night, I spoke about the rebuilding of the Labour Party. I spoke abo...
  7. Rebuilding Labour-Speech by Brendan Howlin to Labour Think-In

    Thu Sep 22, 2016 - 05:44 pm - Brendan Howlin TD   Good evening, and welcome back after what I hope was a relaxing summer break.My job is a simple one – to rebuild the Labour Party.To do so, I will rely on the talents of all those gathered here t...
  8. ‘The rebuilding of Labour is underway’-Brendan Howlin

    Sat Sep 17, 2016 - 12:31 pm - Brendan Howlin TD It’s an honour to be here today to address the Labour Women Conference for my first time as Leader of the Labour Party.The work of Labour Women will be central to the rebuilding of the Labour Party....
  9. Labour Party amendments today will move us from lip service towards action to deliver tax justice.- Howlin

    Wed Sep 7, 2016 - 10:54 am - Brendan Howlin TD Ceann Comhairle, The Labour Party will seek to amend the Government motion before the House today. My party supports in principle the decision of the Government to appeal this case. At one level, i...
  10. Labour remains best vehicle to deliver a better society-Brendan Howlin

    Fri Jul 22, 2016 - 08:30 pm - Brendan Howlin TD When Susan O’Keeffe asked me to read a Yeats poem in public for Yeats 2015 last year (the 150th anniversary of the poet’s birth), I picked Easter 1916.The line that stands out for me is “too lon...
  11. Penrose calls for more Irish music on radio stations

    Wed Jul 20, 2016 - 12:41 pm - Willie Penrose TD Speaking in Dáil on Broadcasting (Amendment) Bill 2016: First StageThat leave be granted to introduce a Bill entitled an Act to provide for a minimum percentage of Irish works in radio music programm...
  12. Housing plan lacks deterrent to the hoarding of land for future profit

    Tue Jul 19, 2016 - 06:35 pm - Jan O'Sullivan TD Speaking in Dail during Statements on Housing StrategyIt is welcome that the Government has published an Action Plan for Housing and Homelessness and that it has taken on board many of the recommendat...
  13. Labour Bill builds on progress made in Government

    Tue Jun 28, 2016 - 08:11 pm - Jan O'Sullivan TD Labour bill builds on progress made in governmentSpeaking in Dail Eireann on Equal Status (Admission To Schools Bill)The Bill being debated this evening builds on progress the Labour Party has made on...
  14. Admissions policy in state-funded schools must reflect constitutional requirements

    Tue Jun 28, 2016 - 08:03 pm - Joan Burton TD Dáil Éireann, Equal Status (Admission to Schools) Bill 2016, Second Stage Ceann Comhairle, Education policy can throw up many opinions and preferences, some of them contradictory. But most of us a...
  15. More needs to be done to promote positive mental health

    Wed Jun 22, 2016 - 01:39 pm - Senator Ged Nash I welcome the Minister of State at the Department of Health, Deputy McEntee, to the House and congratulate her on her appointment. She is passionate about this area of work. Her passion and commitment...