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  1. Speech by Brendan Howlin TD at Dublin Bay North selection convention

    Tue Jun 27, 2017 - 08:00 pm - Brendan Howlin TD Good evening all.It’s great to see such a turnout here to support Aodhán.The last twelve months have not represented Irish politics finest hour.Having squabbled for 70 days, Fianna Fáil and Fine G...
  2. Ross on Judges Just Pot-Shot Populist Bombast

    Tue Jun 27, 2017 - 07:18 pm - Brendan Howlin TD A Cheann Comhairle,This is a poor measure.And it is promoted for shoddy motives.That it is being promoted by the party that prides itself above all on its adherence to the Constitution, constitutional...
  3. Leo Needs to Invigorate a Tired Administration

    Wed Jun 14, 2017 - 06:30 pm - Joan Burton TD Speech by Joan Burton in Dáil  Éireann on Leo Varadkar's election as Taoiseach"On my own behalf and on behalf of the people of Dublin West I want to express my congratulations and good wishes to Le...
  4. Speech by Brendan Howlin TD on election of Taoiseach

    Wed Jun 14, 2017 - 12:45 pm - Brendan Howlin TD Minister Varadkar,On a personal level, I want to wish you well today.While my party cannot support your election as Taoiseach on the basis of the existing programme for Government, it is a proud day f...
  5. College fees should not rise - they should go

    Sat Jun 10, 2017 - 07:55 pm - Brendan Howlin TD Good evening,It’s an honour to be here at Tom Johnson for my second time as Labour leader.And I’m particularly pleased that we’re gathering here in Cork.This city fell out of love with us a litt...
  6. Fair Deal causing great Stress and Anxiety for many Farm Families

    Thu Jun 1, 2017 - 12:51 pm - Willie Penrose TD Speech by Willie Penrose TD, Labour spokesperson on Agriculture on private members motion on the Fair Deal scheme and farmers."Fair Deal should provide for respite care and convalescense in own home."...
  7. Labour Secures Rights for Freelance Workers

    Wed May 31, 2017 - 07:32 pm - Brendan Howlin TD Speech by Labour Party Leader Brendan Howlin on Report & Final Stages of Competition Amendment Bill.First Opposition Bill to pass into law from 32nd Dáil and 25th Seanad.Provides collective barga...
  8. Statements on the Office of the Director of Corporate Enforcement

    Thu May 25, 2017 - 02:03 pm - Brendan Howlin TD CHECK AGAINST DELIVERYAnyone charged with investigating serious crime has two basic obligations.The first is to assemble all the information needed to persuade a jury that the accused person has commi...
  9. We campaign for Decency, for Justice and for Equality in Society

    Wed May 24, 2017 - 07:54 pm - Brendan Howlin TD Speech by Party Leader Brendan Howlin at the Labour Party Dublin South West selection convention.24th May 2017In just over a year and a half, on the 21st January 2019, we will be celebrating the cente...
  10. Speech by Jack O’Connor, General President, SIPTU, at Connolly Commemoration

    Mon May 15, 2017 - 10:59 am - We are assembled here today, in the centenary year of the Russian Revolution, to commemorate the heroic figure of James Connolly, trade unionist, labourite, socialist and revolutionary martyr.We are h...
  11. SPEECH BY BRENDAN HOWLIN TD AT LABOUR PARTY CONNOLLY COMMEMORATION

    Sun May 14, 2017 - 10:25 am - Brendan Howlin TD Introduction / James ConnollyWe are assembled here to pay homage to the memory of James Connolly.It is a deep honour for me to be here for the first time as Leader of the Labour Party.Connolly was a p...
  12. RESPONSE BY BRENDAN HOWLIN TO REMARKS BY MICHEL BARNIER

    Thu May 11, 2017 - 01:00 pm - Brendan Howlin TD Thank you, Ceann Comhairle.Mr. Barnier,You will appreciate that the Brexit negotiating mandate is about our vital national interests, and the vital interests of this island as a whole.We have many con...
  13. PROCEEDS OF AIB SALE COULD TACKLE INFRASTRUCTURAL BOTTLENECKS

    Wed May 10, 2017 - 12:12 pm - Sean Sherlock TD There is no attempt by the Labour Party to prevent the normalisation of the banking sector, as the Minister of State alleged. There is certainly no attempt to conflate two separate and discrete policy...
  14. ENTIRELY APPROPRIATE THAT SALE OF BANK SHARES SHOULD BE USED TO HOUSE THE VICTIMS OF RECKLESS BANKS

    Tue May 9, 2017 - 08:17 pm - Jan O'Sullivan TD My Party Leader Brendan Howlin has outlined the compelling reasons why we should postpone the sale of AIB shares until the fiscal rules are changed to allow us to use the capital that will accrue for ...
  15. DELAY AIB SALE UNTIL PROCEEDS CAN BE COMMITTED TO CAPITAL INVESTMENT- HOWLIN

    Tue May 9, 2017 - 08:00 pm - Brendan Howlin TD  This motion isn’t just about economics.About cautious fiscal plans and prudent public spending.This motion is also about some basic morality.It’s about an economic collapse, brought about by our...