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  1. 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...
  2. 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...
  3. 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...
  4. 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...
  5. 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...
  6. 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...
  7. 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 ...
  8. Restoring trust and confidence in An Garda Síochána

    Wed Jul 19, 2017 - 04:00 pm - Brendan Howlin TD Speech by Brendan Howlin TD, Leader of the Labour Party to MacGill Summer SchoolAs our programme points out, reform of the Garda Síochána has featured several times over recent years at MacGill.As s...
  9. Dáil speech by Willie Penrose on the second stage of the Social Welfare and Pensions Bill

    Fri Jul 14, 2017 - 05:05 pm - Willie Penrose TD I am glad to have the opportunity to contribute to the debate on the Social Welfare, Pensions and Civil Registration Bill 2017.  I congratulate the Minister, Deputy Regina Doherty, on her elevation....
  10. More facilities needed on the ground for mental health

    Fri Jul 14, 2017 - 11:49 am - Alan Kelly TD Speaking on the Mental Health (Amendment) Bill, Labour Party spokesperson on Health, Alan Kelly TD, raised concerns about the level of resources being provided to A Vision for Change."I congratulate D...
  11. Dáil speech by Willie Penrose TD on the establisment of the Department of Community and Rural Affairs

    Wed Jul 12, 2017 - 02:52 pm - Willie Penrose TD " I am delighted to be here to speak on behalf of the Labour Party on the establishment of this important portfolio.  Unlike others, I will not play party political games.  My party and I believe th...
  12. Dail Statements on 22nd anniversary of Srebrenica

    Tue Jul 11, 2017 - 06:05 pm - Brendan Howlin TD Ceann Comhairle,I welcome the opportunity to speak on behalf of the Labour Party.These statements are in keeping with the European Parliament resolution of 2009.That resolution called on the Council a...
  13. Judicial Appt Bill has clearly been rushed to accommodate the crusade Deputy Ross has embarked on

    Thu Jun 29, 2017 - 03:44 pm - Willie Penrose TD I welcome the opportunity to contribute to the debate on this Bill. On 27 October last I contributed to the debate on Deputy O'Callaghan's judicial appointments Bill, which was a significant and welco...
  14. The controversy around Lariam does not exist in a vacuum-Ryan

    Thu Jun 29, 2017 - 11:33 am - Brendan Ryan TD This issue has dominated parliamentary questions on defence since this Dáil came into being last year and, indeed, during the previous Dáil. It has been the primary issue during every oral parliamen...
  15. Keynote Speech to the Public Affairs Conference on Whistleblowing Legislation

    Thu Jun 29, 2017 - 09:15 am - Brendan Howlin TD CHECK AGAINST DELIVERYRemarks by Brendan Howlin TD, Leader of the Labour Party to the Public Affairs Ireland ConferenceWhistleblowing, Protected Disclosures and Public Sector organisations,‘The Poli...