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  1. Post EU Council Statement by Brendan Howlin

    Wed Oct 25, 2017 - 04:58 pm - Brendan Howlin TD Post EU Council Statement by Brendan Howlin in Dáil Éireann, 25th October 2017. The EU Council last week came to number of important conclusions on Migration, Digital Europe, Security & Defence,...
  2. Speech by Kathleen Lynch to UCC Autumn Conferring Ceremony 25th October 2017

    Wed Oct 25, 2017 - 09:56 am - Kathleen Lynch I want to begin by thanking you for the invitation to be here today, and by saying how honoured I was to have been asked. I see a lot of proud and happy faces in this audience and that is as it should...
  3. Catalonia Crisis must be Resolved through Dialogue- Dáil speech by Brendan Howlin

    Tue Oct 24, 2017 - 05:30 pm - Brendan Howlin TD CHECK AGAINST DELIVERYCatalonia Crisis must be Resolved through DialogueDáil Éireann, Statements on CataloniaTuesday 24th October 2017I want to start by quoting a statement from the Catalonian Presi...
  4. Dail Statements in advance of EU Council

    Wed Oct 18, 2017 - 02:00 pm - Brendan Howlin TD Speech by Party Leader Brendan Howlin in advance of the EU Council, 18th October.Taoiseach,When we last discussed this issue in June I flagged, as did others, the need for appropriate briefing materia...
  5. Speech by Brendan Howlin TD at the campaign launch for Cllr. Andrew Montague Labour Party candidate Dublin North-West

    Tue Oct 17, 2017 - 07:30 pm - Brendan Howlin TD It is a real pleasure to be here to help launch Andrew Montague’s campaign.There are few councillors who can claim to have the impact Andrew has had during his time on the council.In 2004, he was fi...
  6. Speech by Brendan Howlin TD at Labour Party Central Council

    Fri Oct 13, 2017 - 01:00 pm - Brendan Howlin TD Good afternoon,Since we last met in July, there has been plenty of political activity.But today, I want to focus my remarks on outlining Labour’s priorities for the months ahead:Priorities that will...
  7. Budget 2018 is a tribute to McCreevy economics

    Wed Oct 11, 2017 - 01:57 pm - Sean Sherlock TD This Coffee Cup Budget had no central message other than self-preservationBut it had no choice to do otherwiseBecause this Government is afraid to make choices.Beholden to Fianna Fail it ensured that ...
  8. Budget 2018: Much Ado About Nothing

    Tue Oct 10, 2017 - 04:05 pm - Joan Burton TD Speech by Joan Burton TD in response to Budget 2018IntroductionThe Minister might well have looked to Shakespeare’s plays to provide him with a title for his address today. ‘As You Like It’ wou...
  9. Speech by Brendan Howlin TD at ‘Ulster Fry’ event, British Labour Party Conference

    Tue Sep 26, 2017 - 09:13 am - Brendan Howlin TD Good morning,I want to thank the organisers for the invitation to be here with you this morning.A year ago, when I attended this Labour Conference, I was, like many Irish people, still reeling from th...
  10. Speech by Brendan Howlin TD at Kildare North Labour selection convention

    Thu Sep 21, 2017 - 09:13 pm - Brendan Howlin TD Good evening all.It’s great to see such a turnout here to support both Emmet and Fergus.The last twelve months have not represented Irish politics finest hour.Having squabbled for 70 days, Fianna F...
  11. Speech by Brendan Howlin TD to the Chartered Accountants Ireland Conference

    Thu Sep 21, 2017 - 04:10 pm - Brendan Howlin TD Good afternoon,Thank you for the invitation to be here with you this afternoon.Your theme of ‘Speaking Up’ is one that is particularly appropriate and timely in the context of affairs both foreign...
  12. Right to housing should be inserted in Constitution

    Thu Sep 21, 2017 - 11:38 am - Jan O'Sullivan TD I am on the side of those who say that enshrining such rights in the Constitution will make a difference. It will not solve all the problems but I believe it will make a difference, and I am not alone...
  13. Howlin proposes to hand full responsibility for property tax to local authorities

    Wed Sep 20, 2017 - 05:40 pm - Brendan Howlin TD Remarks by Brendan Howlin, T.D. Leader of the Labour Party at the launch of the journal, Administration, "The ‘Democratic Revolution? Evaluating the political and administrative reform landscape aft...
  14. Opening Address by Brendan Howlin to 2017 Labour Party Think In

    Sun Sep 10, 2017 - 02:10 pm - Brendan Howlin TD CHECK AGAINST DELIVERYOpening address by Brendan Howlin, T.D. Leader of the Labour Party at the Labour Party think-in, Athy, 10th September, 2017.IntroductionYou are all very welcome to Athy - Mark Wa...
  15. Remarks by Joan Burton to Kennedy Summer School

    Sat Sep 9, 2017 - 02:00 pm - Joan Burton TD Remarks by Joan Burton TD at Kennedy Summer School, New Ross, Saturday 9th September. Irish Politics Session: Budget, Brexit & Better Politics.JFK was lucky in his choice of speechwriters such as ...