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  1. 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...
  2. 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...
  3. 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...
  4. 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...
  5. 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 ...
  6. LABOUR SUPPORTS BILL ON NEUTRALITY & PROPOSES IMPROVEMENTS

    Thu Nov 24, 2016 - 07:13 pm - Willie Penrose TD Speech by Willie Penrose TD in  Dáil Éireann on proposed Thirty-Fifth Amendment of the Constitution (Neutrality) Bill 2016Labour supports Irish military neutrality. More importantly, we also believ...
  7. We stand at a crossroads - Howlin

    Sat Nov 19, 2016 - 02:00 pm - Brendan Howlin TD Speech by Brendan Howlin, T.D.Leader of the Labour Party#LabourRebuild regional meeting - CorkIt is, I think, no understatement to say we stand at a cross roads.Brexit, the election of the new US Pres...
  8. The abuse of women by rogue agencies must be brought to a stop - Howlin

    Thu Nov 17, 2016 - 05:50 pm - Brendan Howlin TD Ceann Comhairle,I move that the Health and Social Care Professionals (Amendment) Bill 2016 be read a second time.About 10 years ago, a small organisation came into existence called Choice Ireland.It w...
  9. Can we take 200 young people from Calais? Yes we can

    Wed Nov 2, 2016 - 08:59 pm - Jan O'Sullivan TD No-one can be untouched by the plight of the 1500 children who were left to fend for themselves when the Calais ‘jungle’ camp was dismantled. There is something deeply disturbing about seeing youn...
  10. CHILD REFUGEE CRISIS NEEDS AMBITIOUS, COHERENT AND SUSTAINED RESPONSE

    Wed Nov 2, 2016 - 08:45 pm - Brendan Howlin TD I very much welcome the initiative of this debate. I applaud the motive and the actions of those who have been seeking to build all-party support for the motion on this matter, a motion which my party...
  11. EUROPEAN GLOBALISATION FUND SHOULD BE DEPLOYED FOR BREXIT

    Wed Nov 2, 2016 - 11:40 am - Brendan Howlin TD Remarks by Brendan Howlin TD at the All-Island Civil DialogueThis forum presents a unique opportunity for those of us involved in the political space to hear from civic society - the sectors both econ...
  12. FF JUDICIAL APPOINTMENTS BILL A WELCOME IMPROVEMENT ON ABSURD SHANE ROSS PROPOSALS

    Thu Oct 27, 2016 - 10:44 am - Willie Penrose TD I warmly welcome this Bill and I have no hesitation in offering Labour Party support for its passage into law. This is a sensible, constructive and balanced proposal. In that respect, it contrasts s...
  13. OUR TAX LAWS FAVOUR THE DONALD TRUMPS

    Wed Oct 26, 2016 - 04:05 pm - Joan Burton TD Speech by Labour Finance Spokesperson Joan Burton on the 2016 Finance Bill. Key points include:Wealthy investors have been able to manipulate our tax laws.Corporate tax losses worth €1.24bn lost to ...
  14. Brendan Howlin address to the Wexford Chamber of Commerce

    Fri Oct 21, 2016 - 03:16 pm - Brendan Howlin TD It’s always a pleasure to be here with members of the Chamber of Commerce.Firstly, and briefly, I want to talk about how we can begin to build a shared prosperity in Ireland.And perhaps a little mor...
  15. 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 ...