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  1. Labour Bill to ban Bogus Self Employment passes second stage in the Seanad

    Wed Feb 28, 2018 - 02:23 pm - Senator Ged Nash Speech by Labour Senator Ged Nash on the second stage passage of the Labour Party's Protection of Employment (Measures to Counter False Self Employment) Bill 2018.Seanad Éireann, February 28thEmploym...
  2. We must cut out the nonsense for suckler cow farmers

    Thu Feb 22, 2018 - 11:42 am - Willie Penrose TD I will concentrate on the importance of the Mercosur negotiations. If their outcome and that of Brexit are not successful from our perspective, it is conceivable that our beef industry will be obliter...
  3. Statement by Labour Party spokesperson on Housing and Local Government, Jan O'Sullivan TD on the National Planning Framework

    Wed Feb 21, 2018 - 03:28 pm - Jan O'Sullivan TD Dáil Éireann, February 21st, 2018CHECK AGAINST DELIVERYPage 16 of the 177-page-long National Planning Framework has a section entitled Learning from the Past and it refers to the 2002 National Plann...
  4. Speech by Willie Penrose TD on the Employment (Miscellaneous Provisions) Bill 2017

    Thu Feb 15, 2018 - 11:51 am - Willie Penrose TD On behalf of the Labour Party, I welcome the opportunity to contribute on Second Stage of the Employment (Miscellaneous Provisions) Bill 2017. Like the Minister, I acknowledge the commitment, drive an...
  5. Speech by Jan O'Sullivan TD on Labour's Online Harassment Bill

    Wed Jan 31, 2018 - 03:56 pm - Jan O'Sullivan TD CHECK AGAINST DELIVERYJoni O’Sullivan is the mother of a 17-year-old girl who attempted suicide twice because of on-line bullying.  Joni took the brave decision to go public, first on Facebook and ...
  6. Labour Bill to outlaw revenge porn

    Wed Jan 31, 2018 - 03:55 pm - Brendan Howlin TD I believe the internet is a public space.And I believe that, as with all public spaces, our people deserve protection there.Some will disagree - some see the internet as a great libertarian or anarchi...
  7. Advancing the cause of Working People

    Sat Jan 27, 2018 - 03:00 pm - Brendan Howlin TD Address by Labour Party Leader Brendan Howlin TD to the Labour Trade Unionist ConferenceSaturday 27th January 2018, Wynn's Hotel, Dublin 1.Check against delivery.Since I became Leader we have engaged ...
  8. Proposed approval for EU Directive on standards for the reception of applicants for international protection

    Tue Jan 23, 2018 - 06:12 pm - Brendan Howlin TD Speech by Brendan Howlin TDLabour Party LeaderMotion re: Proposed approval for EU Directive on standards for the reception of applicants for international protection23rd January 2018CHECK AGAINST DELI...
  9. Speech by Ivana Bacik on Eighth Amendment Committee Report

    Wed Jan 17, 2018 - 06:18 pm - Senator Ivana Bacik I welcome the Minister to the House, and welcome this important and historic debate. First - I, and my party, Labour, fully support the report’s recommendations, in particular the recommendation tha...
  10. Speech by Brendan Howlin TD on the Report of the 8th Amendment Committee

    Wed Jan 17, 2018 - 05:50 pm - Brendan Howlin TD  On Wednesday 4th May 1983, then Senator, Mary Robinson moved an amendment in Seanad Eireann. It said that Seanad Eireann refuses to give a second reading to the Eighth Amendment to the Constitution...
  11. The 8th Amendment is dangerous and oppressive - Ó Ríordáin

    Wed Jan 17, 2018 - 04:27 pm - Senator Aodhán Ó Ríordáin I am an Irishman.Son of a woman forced to leave the Civil Service when she got married.Grandson to women who were born with no right to vote.Brother to a woman born the year the 8th amendment passed ...
  12. Statement by Labour leader Brendan Howlin TD, post European Council, Brussels, 14-15 December 2017

    Tue Jan 16, 2018 - 04:51 pm - Brendan Howlin TD It is now nearly a month on since the December EU Council meeting.Significant progress was made on Brexit and on the EU leader’s agenda.It is unfortunate that debate in Ireland on many of the change...
  13. Dáil statement by Jan O'Sullivan TD on Child Homelessness

    Fri Dec 15, 2017 - 12:48 pm - Jan O'Sullivan TD Statements on Child HomelessnessSpeech by Jan O'Sullivan TD, Labour Party spokesperson on HousingDáil Éireann, 15 December 2017I wish the Ceann Comhairle and other Members a happy Christmas and join...
  14. Statement by Labour leader Brendan Howlin TD, ahead of European Council, Brussels, 14-15 December 2017

    Wed Dec 13, 2017 - 03:51 pm - Brendan Howlin TD Dáil Éireann, December 13th, 201713th December 2017Taoiseach,As you will recall this will be the third time I requested a briefing from your officials in advance of the EU CouncilI hope in future th...
  15. Dáil statement by Joan Burton TD on the Paradise Papers

    Fri Dec 8, 2017 - 02:11 pm - Joan Burton TD Speech by Joan Burton TDLabour Party spokesperson on Finance and Public Expenditure and ReformDáil Éireann, Statements on Paradise Papers8th December 2017In the context of this discussion and the br...