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  1. WHERE OTHERS TALK, LABOUR ACTS ON WORKERS' RIGHTS

    Sat Feb 25, 2017 - 10:29 am - Brendan Howlin TD Good afternoon, and thank you all for being here.This is my first time speaking to the Trade Unionists as a group.As a lifelong trade unionist, it is an honour to be here, and an honour to be leading ...
  2. We need a Europe that allows people to believe once more

    Tue Feb 21, 2017 - 07:04 pm - Brendan Howlin TD IntroductionBrexit represents a challenge as great to our nation as the economic crisis from which we are just emerging.We face the prospect of a border being reintroduced on this island.Some suggest ...
  3. LABOUR IS NOW ON AN ELECTION FOOTING

    Sat Feb 18, 2017 - 12:42 pm - Brendan Howlin TD Speech by Brendan Howlin to the Central Council of the Labour Party. Last September, I spoke in the Mansion House about how the Labour Rebuild was underway.That night, I said that:“Through hard wor...
  4. WE MUST WORK TO FIND CONSTRUCTIVE SOLUTIONS TO BREXIT

    Fri Feb 17, 2017 - 12:10 pm - Brendan Howlin TD It is nearly four months since we first met in plenary.Since November, we have received some clarity as to what Brexit will mean.Our closest neighbour will leave the Single Market, and in all likeliho...
  5. STATEMENT ON THE ESTABLISHMENT OF THE CHARLETON TRIBUNAL

    Thu Feb 16, 2017 - 01:56 pm - Brendan Howlin TD CHECK AGAINST DELIVERYThank you, Ceann Comhairle.The events that have lead us to this point have exposed Irish society in a way that few others issues could have done.All of this began with the relati...
  6. WE NEVER HAD CONFIDENCE IN THIS GOVERNMENT

    Wed Feb 15, 2017 - 07:15 pm - Brendan Howlin TD Check against delivery - on Government Confidence motion.Ceann Comhairle,Since this Government was formed, I have had no confidence in it.I didn’t vote for this Government, and I have been dismayed ...
  7. THE CHALLENGE OF BREXIT AND NORTHERN IRELAND

    Wed Feb 15, 2017 - 06:00 pm - Brendan Howlin TD Speech on Private members debate on Northern Ireland and BrexitThis week, we have a Government in crisis - while the UK is just weeks away from triggering Article 50.It doesn’t bode well for Ireland...
  8. Address to IIEA : Brexit and the implications for Ireland and the EU

    Thu Feb 2, 2017 - 12:45 pm - Brendan Howlin TD IntroductionI think we are all getting weary of speeches that begin by emphasising the gravity of the challenges we face.Yet Brexit and the upheaval facing the EU have brought about another series of ...
  9. WITH EQUALITY AS OUR WATCHWORD, WE WILL CAMPAIGN AGAINST ANY INJUSTICE WE SEE - WE WILL BUILD AN IRELAND WE CAN ALL BE PROUD OF

    Thu Jan 19, 2017 - 04:30 pm - Brendan Howlin TD Address by Brendan Howlin, T.D.Leader of the Labour PartyTo a meeting of the Labour Party Executive BoardLeinster House19th January, 2017 As we enter 2017, a cold wind is blowing.Theresa May has deci...
  10. DÁIL STATEMENT ON NORTHERN IRELAND

    Tue Jan 17, 2017 - 05:06 pm - Brendan Howlin TD Speaking in the Dáil on 'Statements on Northern Ireland' Tuesday 17th January 2017.Check against delivery.Taoiseach,Last evening, the Assembly in Northern Ireland fell, and elections are now underway...
  11. We need to prevent Brexit contagion from spreading across this continent

    Wed Dec 14, 2016 - 02:33 pm - Brendan Howlin TD Statement on pre European Council Meeting of 15th December 2016CHECK AGAINST DELIVERY Taoiseach,In advance of the European Council, I have a small number of concrete proposals that I hope you will ta...
  12. ADDRESS BY BRENDAN HOWLIN TO LABOUR BREXIT SEMINAR

    Tue Dec 13, 2016 - 07:05 pm - Brendan Howlin TD Labour Party Brexit Seminar, RIA, Dawson Street, Dublin.December 13th, 2016Good evening.Thank you all for being here tonight, and thanks to the speakers who have shared their differing perspectives.Br...
  13. COST OF RENTING CAN’T GO THROUGH THE ROOF WHILE WE WAIT FOR MORE HOUSES TO BE BUILT

    Thu Dec 8, 2016 - 06:47 pm - Jan O'Sullivan TD I am presenting the Social and Affordable Housing Bill to the House this evening on behalf of the Labour PartyIt sets out the urgent legislative actions needed to address what has become a crisis of s...
  14. GOVERNMENT & FF CONSPIRE TO BLOCK RENT CERTAINTY

    Thu Dec 8, 2016 - 05:21 pm - Brendan Howlin TD Speech by Brendan Howlin TD on Labour's Social & Affordable Housing BillOur Bill tonight sets out to address key problems in the housing market.The history of our state has been marked by the insi...
  15. A ROOF OVER YOUR HEAD: ACTION NEEDED NOW

    Wed Nov 30, 2016 - 03:46 pm - Jan O'Sullivan TD Speech by Labour Spokesperson on Housing, Planning and Local Government, Jan O'Sullivan, on the Secure Rents and Tenancies Bill.CHECK AGAINST DELIVERY"This Bill represents solidarity across left-wing ...