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  1. Taoiseach fails to secure deadline on backstop at EU Council

    Wed Jul 4, 2018 - 02:27 pm - Brendan Howlin TD Howlin calls for special summit of EU Heads of Government in September to copper-fasten the Irish border agreement before the October Council meetingSpeech by Brendan Howlin TD on Post- EU Council Sta...
  2. We cannot underestimate the challenges that come with changing our approach to drug addiction

    Thu Jun 28, 2018 - 05:03 pm - Alan Kelly TD Speaking on the National Drugs Strategy, Labour Party Health spokesperson, Alan Kelly has said that we must take a health-led approach to the drugs issue.Speaking in the Dáil, Deputy Kelly said:“We...
  3. Gov must insist on a deadline for UK to resolve backstop at EU Council

    Wed Jun 27, 2018 - 03:37 pm - Brendan Howlin TD Taoiseach, this will mark your fifth EU Council meeting.It will also mark two years since the UK voted to leave the European Union. Unfortunately, we can report that little progress has been made on ...
  4. Time for a Marshall Plan for Europe's neighbourhood to solve migration crisis

    Thu Jun 21, 2018 - 11:55 am - Brendan Howlin TD Remarks by Labour Party Leader Brendan Howlin TD in response to the address by Jean-Claude Juncker to the joint sitting of the houses of the Oireachtas, 21 June 2018When the Irish economy collapsed in...
  5. We must maintain a minimum threshold of decency and human rights

    Wed Jun 20, 2018 - 06:05 pm - Brendan Howlin TD Remarks by Labour Party Leader Brendan Howlin on the Dáil motion condemning US immigration policy, 20 June 2018At least 50 million people died in the Second World War.Entire towns and cities were red...
  6. Persistence in Pursuing Equality Agenda Does Eventually Pay Off

    Tue Jun 19, 2018 - 06:14 pm - Brendan Howlin TD Speech by Labour Party Leader on Dáil motion on 25th Anniversary of the Decriminalisation of HomosexualityDáil Éireann, 19th June 2018We have moved within a generation from a time when gay men and ...
  7. Speech by Brendan Howlin TD to the 2018 Tom Johnson Summer School

    Sat Jun 16, 2018 - 08:00 pm - Brendan Howlin TD I want to start by thanking everyone in Labour Youth for all of their work in support of the Labour values of equality and justice.Thanks in particular to Labour Youth’s chairperson, Chloe Manahan, ...
  8. Address by Brendan Howlin to members of the Scottish and Welsh Parliamentary Labour Party

    Thu Jun 14, 2018 - 05:15 pm - Brendan Howlin TD Remarks by Brendan Howlin TD, Leader of the Labour Party (Ireland)Addressing the Scottish and Welsh Parliamentary Labour Party Meeting, 11.30am, Thursday 14th June 2018A few years ago, it was fair to ...
  9. Address to 2018 James Connolly Commemoration

    Sun May 13, 2018 - 12:00 pm - Brendan Howlin TD Comrades,James Connolly’s path to establish our party was not an easy one.For nearly twenty years, the Irish Trades Union Congress debated whether to establish a separate Irish Labour Party or combi...
  10. Time for Ireland to ban microbeads and microplastics

    Thu Apr 19, 2018 - 05:10 pm - Sean Sherlock TD Statements on Plastic and Packaging PollutionDáil Éireann, April 19th 2018I welcome the opportunity to speak to this issue.  As we speak, I have a Bill before the House on the prohibition of microb...
  11. Dáil speech by Jan O'Sullivan on the Provision of Objective Sex Education Bill 2018

    Wed Apr 18, 2018 - 05:36 pm - Jan O'Sullivan TD Provision of Objective Sex Education Bill 2018Dáil Éireann, April 18th 2018CHECK AGAINST DELIVERYThe objectives of this Bill are broadly in line with the recommendation on Sex Education of the Oirea...
  12. Speech by Seán Sherlock TD on Data Protection Bill 2017

    Wed Apr 18, 2018 - 09:38 am - Sean Sherlock TD The first issue I wish to raise relates to the complexity of the data protection code. In Ireland we have chosen to retain most of the Data Protection Acts 1988 and 2003, although we will in the futur...
  13. Dáil speech by Willie Penrose on the fodder crisis

    Wed Apr 18, 2018 - 09:33 am - Willie Penrose TD Motion on the fodder crisisDáil Éireann, April 17th 2018I am pleased to have the opportunity to speak in this important debate pertaining to the fodder crisis in the Dáil this evening.  I do so on...
  14. Speech by Brendan Howlin at the launch of #aNewRepublic

    Thu Mar 29, 2018 - 06:24 pm - Brendan Howlin TD Speech by Brendan HowlinLeader of the Labour Party at the launch of  #aNewRepublicGood evening,99 years ago, the Democratic Programme of the first Dáil was published.On 21 January 1919 Tom Johnson p...
  15. Speech by Jan O'Sullivan TD on Affordable Housing

    Thu Mar 29, 2018 - 04:29 pm - Jan O'Sullivan TD We need to see a sense of urgency from Government on this issue and I did not detect that in the Minister's speech today or in any of his contributions in the many housing debates we have had in this ...