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  1. An election Budget that fails families

    Tue Oct 9, 2018 - 04:14 pm - Joan Burton If it looks like an election budget, if it sings like an election budget, if Leos’s choir cheers it like an election budget, well then it is an election budget.As I listened today I couldn’t help ...
  2. There is a need to shift policy from hoping the private sector will do most of the heavy lifting on housing.

    Wed Oct 3, 2018 - 03:20 pm - Jan O'Sullivan Labour's spokesperson on Housing, Jan O'Sullivan TD was today speaking in Dáil Éireann in support of the cross-party motion to enact emergency measures aimed at addressing homelessness. This fol...
  3. Democratic Socialism means business

    Wed Oct 3, 2018 - 08:41 am - Brendan Howlin TD The Labour Party has a strong track record when it comes to supporting business, trade and enterprise in Ireland. Labour in the last Government provided a €500 million Jobs Fund, plus tens of thous...
  4. Remarks by Brendan Howlin TD at UK Labour Party Conference 2018

    Thu Sep 27, 2018 - 06:02 pm - Brendan Howlin TD Thank you for the invitation to speak today.As I’m coming from an Irish perspective,it won’t surprise anyone here that one of my main preoccupations at the moment is Brexit.Other than the United K...
  5. Opening Address by Labour Party Leader, Brendan Howlin TD to Party Away Day 2018

    Sun Sep 16, 2018 - 02:10 pm - Brendan Howlin TD Opening Address by Labour Party Leader, Brendan Howlin TD to Party Away Day 2018D Hotel, Drogheda, Co LouthGood afternoon,And thank you all for being here today.Over the course of today and tomorrow, ...
  6. Jack O'Connor to address Parnell Summer School - Thursday on 21st Century Democracy

    Thu Aug 16, 2018 - 11:30 am - Jack O'Connor Labour Party Chair, Jack O'Connor will address the Parnell Summer School, tomorrow Thursday 16th August from 11.30am on the subject of 21st Century Democracy.He will deliver the following paper, embar...
  7. Speech by Aodhán Ó Ríordáin to Metro Éireann and Kenan Institute for Ethics Writing Competition awardees

    Fri Aug 3, 2018 - 03:54 pm - Aodhán Ó Ríordáin TD Ladies and gentlemen.To Metro Éireann and the Keynan Institure for Ethics of Duke University, thank you for inviting me to speak at your intercultural writing and photography award ceremony.My 13 wee...
  8. White Paper welcome but UK can't cherry pick single market

    Thu Jul 12, 2018 - 06:52 pm - Brendan Howlin TD Speaking on Dáil statements on Northern Ireland and Brexit, Labour Party Leader Brendan Howlin welcomed the publication at last of the White Paper by the UK Government, but warned that the UK can't c...
  9. Means test for carer's allowance should be abolished - Penrose

    Thu Jul 12, 2018 - 03:35 pm - Willie Penrose On behalf of the Labour Party, I am delighted to have the opportunity to support this Bill. I thank Deputy Alan Kelly for allowing me to replace him in doing so. Most Deputies will know that I have be...
  10. 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...
  11. 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...
  12. 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 ...
  13. 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...
  14. 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...
  15. 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 ...