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  1. We can deliver rural broadband without trapping future generations into excessive costs

    Wed Oct 23, 2019 - 05:16 pm - Brendan Howlin TD A well-regulated market economy requires a strong regulator and genuine competition among multiple enterprises.But when it comes to network infrastructure, whether an electricity grid or, as in this c...
  2. If we are investing €3bn in delivering rural broadband it should remain in public hands

    Wed Oct 23, 2019 - 05:13 pm - Seán Sherlock TD Ceann Comhairle,I move the motion.I am sharing time with my colleague Brendan Howlin.The Labour Party believes that if the Government is to spend over €2.9 billion of public money on a broadband net...
  3. CervicalCheck apology is beginning of a healing process

    Tue Oct 22, 2019 - 02:15 pm - Alan Kelly TD In April 2018, when Vicky Phelan stood outside the High Court following her decision not to sign a confidentiality agreement regarding her case, she changed Irish healthcare provision forever. Her cam...
  4. This is a do-nothing budget by Fine Gael

    Wed Oct 9, 2019 - 01:01 pm - Brendan Howlin TD  Yesterday, Fine Gael and the Independent Alliance, with their Fianna Fáil partners, delivered a depressing budget. Brexit is a real and present danger to our economy. But that does no...
  5. Brexit Budget fails to protect those on low and fixed incomes

    Tue Oct 8, 2019 - 03:28 pm - Joan Burton There will be a great deal of sadness, frustration and disappointment in hundreds of thousands of Irish homes tonight as older people in retirement and on pensions from the Department of Employment Af...
  6. Department must listen to schools and parents on special needs education

    Thu Sep 26, 2019 - 10:57 am - Joan Burton Contribution by Joan Burton TD to Dáil debate on special needs education:"I would like to especially thank parents in Dublin West who over the past year have mounted a series of public campaigns thro...
  7. Irish Labour want to see the UK remain in and fully engaged in the EU

    Tue Sep 24, 2019 - 09:01 am - Brendan Howlin TD Prepared remarks by Labour Party Leader Brendan Howlin TD for the annual Ulster Fry breakfast at UK Labour Party Conference. Thank you for the opportunity to speak to you today. I always enjoy attendi...
  8. Howlin calls for strong action to protect jobs if there’s a hard Brexit

    Wed Sep 18, 2019 - 04:37 pm - Brendan Howlin TD Speaking in the Dáil in relation to the withdrawal of the UK from the European Union, the leader of the Labour Party, Brendan Howlin TD, has said Ireland must do whatever it takes to preserve jobs an...
  9. Dáil statement on Current Issues in the Beef Sector

    Wed Sep 18, 2019 - 01:22 pm - Willie Penrose September 17th  2019I thought I was in Rip van Winkle land for a while. I am the longest serving current member of the Oireachtas agriculture committee - I went on it in 1993, a long time ago. I ...
  10. Economic inequality is Ireland’s great weakness

    Sun Sep 8, 2019 - 12:21 pm - Brendan Howlin TD ‘Building an Equal Society’, opening address by Brendan Howlin TD To the Parliamentary Labour Party Away Day In Nano Nagle Centre, Cork.We believe in the fundamental equality of every pe...
  11. Democratic Control over the Economy

    Sat Jul 13, 2019 - 06:17 pm - Brendan Howlin TD Speech by Brendan Howlin TD, Leader of the Labour PartyTom Johnson Summer School 2019, GalwayIt is important for all of us to be challenged by analysis and argument about our society’s problems and ...
  12. Opening address to the Tom Johnson Summer School

    Fri Jul 12, 2019 - 07:23 pm - Níall McNelis Opening address by Cllr Níall McNelis to the 25th Annual Tom Johnson summer schoolOn behalf of Galway City and the great Atlantic patchwork of the West of Ireland, let me thank you for the privilege ...
  13. Strategic Agenda of the European Council fails to address inequality

    Wed Jun 26, 2019 - 02:23 pm - Brendan Howlin TD Remarks in the Dáil on post-EU Council meeting statements by Brendan Howlin TD, Leader of the Labour Party.I want to focus my remarks on the publication by the European Council of its New Strategic A...
  14. EU Council will determine a shared vision for future of Europe

    Wed Jun 19, 2019 - 04:49 pm - Brendan Howlin TD Statement in advance of the EU Council meeting, 19 June 2019 by Brendan Howlin TD.The European Council meeting on Thursday will bring together the heads of government from across Europe to agree a sha...
  15. Home care packages need to play a central role in efficient use of hospital resources

    Thu Jun 13, 2019 - 12:15 pm - Willie Penrose The crisis we are discussing was readily predictable. Ireland, like other countries across Europe, is experiencing a rapid demographic change as our population ages. This ageing is set to increase ove...