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  1. Radical re-orientation of policing cannot be delivered by Gardaí or Department of Justice alone

    Wed May 25, 2016 - 05:36 pm - Brendan Howlin TD Speaking in the Dáil on Statements on Report of the O’Higgins Commission of InvestigationCHECK AGAINST DELIVERY I want first to join with others in thanking Mr Justice Kevin O’Higgins for this r...
  2. Immensely proud to be come leader of the Labour Party

    Fri May 20, 2016 - 01:17 pm - Brendan Howlin TD I learnt my politics from two great Wexford men: the former leader of this party Brendan Corish, and my own Dad, John. Each, in his own way, taught me simple and powerful truths about what is right an...
  3. Reform must involve the rebalancing of power in a fundamental way

    Thu May 19, 2016 - 03:37 pm - Brendan Howlin TD Speaking in Dáil ÉireannI am glad to have an opportunity to speak in this debate.  The issue of reform has been talked about since I was first elected to this House nearly 30 years ago.  Like drai...
  4. Sherlock encourages broadening of debate on Irish language

    Wed May 18, 2016 - 04:02 pm - Sean Sherlock TD Speaking in the Dáil Deputy Sherlock remarked: “Let us get away from hackneyed debate and encourage more to speak Irish.”Gabhaim buíochas as an deis labhairt anseo inniu.  Níl mo chuid Gaeilge...
  5. Connolly lit the flame for independence

    Sun May 15, 2016 - 12:00 pm - Joan Burton TD Speaking at the James Connolly Commemoration Arbour Hill,It is a privilege to be here as Labour Party Leader at this event.I’m here too on a more personal level as the grand- daughter of James Burto...
  6. The opportunity may now be lost to invest in services and our citizens- O'Sullivan

    Fri May 6, 2016 - 07:15 pm - Jan O'Sullivan TD Firstly can I convey my very sincere congratulations to Richard Bruton on his appointment as Minister for Education and Skills. It was the privilege of my political career to serve as Minister for Ed...
  7. Labour to vote against Enda Kenny as Taoiseach

    Fri May 6, 2016 - 12:41 pm - Joan Burton TD Ceann Comhairle,The Labour Party will be voting against the nomination of Enda Kenny as Taoiseach today.We do principally because this new government arrangement is a charade.Talking yesterday about t...
  8. International community must invest more in peacebuilding and conflict prevention

    Thu Apr 28, 2016 - 12:30 pm - Sean Sherlock TD I am very pleased to have this opportunity to address the House on the challenge of addressing the impact of the unprecedented combination of conflicts and humanitarian crises worldwide, but especiall...
  9. Fianna Fáil are guilty of environmental treason-Kelly

    Wed Apr 27, 2016 - 02:51 pm - Alan Kelly TD I thought I had seen it all but if the media reporting is accurate then we are going back to the past. If so, I believe politics is failing. The issue been a consistent blight on the political system ...
  10. The Stability Programme Update document tells a positive story of remarkable change-Burton

    Wed Apr 27, 2016 - 01:29 pm - Joan Burton TD Ceann Comhairle,In light of the current political situation and ongoing attempts to form a new government, this annual SPU update has been prepared on a technical, no policy change basis.Regardless, a...
  11. A long-term, non-partisan approach to mental health is needed-Ryan

    Wed Apr 27, 2016 - 10:57 am - Brendan Ryan TD  I made my maiden speech as a Deputy in the Thirty-first Dáil five years ago and it was on the matter of mental health. I am glad to have the opportunity to also discuss this important issue so earl...
  12. A Programme for Government deserving of progressive support must do more than simply use Labour’s language of building a strong economy for a decent society -O'Sullivan

    Thu Apr 14, 2016 - 06:27 pm - Jan O'Sullivan TD For 104 years, the Labour Party has been a voice for progress in Ireland.We are a smaller party now than we have been for many years, but our role is still vital to the progress of our nation.Over the...
  13. Labour party passionately believes in progressive politics

    Thu Apr 14, 2016 - 04:56 pm - Joan Burton TD When the Dáil last met to debate this issue, the Labour Party made very clear our position.The process around forming a Government has left a lot of people scratching their heads.The Dáil is meeting...
  14. Premature to vote for a candidate for Taoiseach today

    Wed Apr 6, 2016 - 04:01 pm - Joan Burton TD Ceann Comhairle,When the Dail last met to debate this issue, the Labour Party made very clear our position.We supported the nomination of Enda Kenny as Taoiseach on March 10 to complete the offer we m...
  15. Labour has never been afraid to take political risks

    Thu Mar 10, 2016 - 03:51 pm - Joan Burton TD Speaking in Dail Eireann on the Nomination of TaoiseachIn the general election, the Labour Party sought a mandate to continue implementing our policy in government – to continue the job of rebuildin...