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  1. Implementing Labour’s Democratic Programmes

    Sat Jan 19, 2019 - 03:18 pm - Brendan Howlin TD Speech by Brendan Howlin TD, leader of the Labour PartyOn the occasion of the Centenary of the Democratic Programme, Gresham Hotel, Dublin, 19th January 2019  We are here to remember.But not out of h...
  2. Nothing can be taken for granted on Brexit

    Thu Jan 17, 2019 - 02:56 pm - Brendan Howlin TD Speech by Labour Party Leader Brendan Howlin on Government's Brexit Preparedness The British Parliament has voted overwhelmingly against the Withdrawal Agreement.We are now in a period of acute unce...
  3. Speech by Brendan Howlin TD on post- European Council Statements 19-12-2018

    Wed Dec 19, 2018 - 02:39 pm - Brendan Howlin TD Many important discussions took place at the EU Council meeting last week.There are a host of policies that need to be advanced. On economic policy, we need the next seven-year financial framework an...
  4. Election 1918 and the 'Cause of Ireland'

    Thu Dec 13, 2018 - 12:58 pm - Brendan Howlin TD December 1918 was a time of great change in the world, and in Ireland.The ‘Great War’ had just ended.19 million dead, and more again injured.There had never before been warfare on this scale, or w...
  5. Speech by Brendan Howlin TD on pre European Council Meeting 13-14 December

    Wed Dec 12, 2018 - 03:02 pm - Brendan Howlin TD Technology is advancing relentlessly.Every year, workers, businesses and consumers have to adjust to new ways of working.Some jobs decline and new occupations emerge.Businesses have to adapt.The downs...
  6. Speech by Brendan Howlin TD to Labour Youth Conference

    Fri Nov 30, 2018 - 07:00 pm - Brendan Howlin TD I’d like to start by telling you an old story that illustrates the Labour perspective:A young girl asks her father, "Why is it so cold in the house?""We don't have any coal", he says."But why is the...
  7. Remarks by Brendan Howlin on Labour’s Irish Human Rights and Equality Commission (Gender Pay Gap Information) Bill 2017

    Wed Nov 28, 2018 - 04:12 pm - Brendan Howlin TD I want to thank parties on all sides of this house for assisting Labour’s Bill to pass through all stages in the Seanad: the Irish Human Rights and Equality Commission (Gender Pay Gap Information) B...
  8. Advancing a New Republic - Remembering Brendan Corish

    Sat Nov 24, 2018 - 03:45 pm - Brendan Howlin TD Brendan Corish was my political mentor.He shaped my earlier political years, sitting at our own kitchen table in William Street here in Wexford.My father, John, was Brendan Corish’s adviser and elec...
  9. Speech by Joan Burton to the Oxford Union on Irish Unity.

    Thu Nov 22, 2018 - 06:00 pm - Joan Burton Speech by Joan Burton TD, addressing the Oxford Union on the motion 'The House Believes Ireland is Ready for Reunification'. 22nd November 2018;The United States has Mount Rushmore in the legendary Bl...
  10. A New Republic - keynote address to Labour Party Conference 2018

    Sat Nov 3, 2018 - 08:45 pm - Brendan Howlin TD Wexford last year, Now Dublin.The last Wexford-Dublin fixture I was at, Wexford did some lovely hurling, with 22 points over Dublin’s 2 goals, 14.But, I’m willing to concede a small victory to Dub...
  11. Policing Authority must be retained

    Wed Oct 17, 2018 - 04:55 pm - Seán Sherlock TD Speaking in the Dáil on Statements on the Disclosures Tribunal, Labour Justice spokesperson Séan Sherlock made three key points:Ministers must account fully and accurately to the Dáil.That the Trib...
  12. Speech by Brendan Howlin TD on pre European Council Meeting 17-18 October

    Tue Oct 16, 2018 - 04:38 pm - Brendan Howlin TD Ireland has three demands in relation to Brexit:· Certainty that we will retain an open border with Northern Ireland,· Guarantees for the rights of all Irish citizens in the UK,· And a close East-W...
  13. We can achieve an equal, feminist republic - Speech by Brendan Howlin to 2018 Labour Women Conference

    Sat Oct 13, 2018 - 11:57 am - Brendan Howlin TD I am always delighted to speak at events hosted by Labour Women.Labour Women is one of the dynamic core sections of the Party.It plays an important role in connecting Party members across the country ...
  14. Housing Budget? A con job!

    Wed Oct 10, 2018 - 07:15 pm - Jan O'Sullivan There was much fanfare from Fianna Fáil that the budget this week was going to be a Housing Budget. It wasn’t.The amount of extra money announced was minuscule in the context of what is needed and ...
  15. Remarks by Brendan Howlin TD on Budget 2019

    Wed Oct 10, 2018 - 02:03 pm - Brendan Howlin TD Yesterday, what we heard from Minister Paschal Donohoe was a budget without a purpose.We heard a weak, spiritless and conservative budget.There was no vision.And there should have been one.Budget 2019...