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  1. HOWLIN SPEECH AT LAUNCH OF HARASSMENT, HARMFUL COMMUNICATIONS AND RELATED OFFENCES BILL 2017

    Tue Apr 4, 2017 - 11:00 am - Brendan Howlin TD Speech by Brendan Howlin, T.D., Leader of the Labour PartyAt the launch of the Harassment, Harmful Communications and Related Offences Bill 2017CHECK AGAINST DELIVERYGood morning,Martina and Margaret ...
  2. BRENDAN HOWLIN HEALTH COMMITTEE REMARKS ON ROGUE CRISIS PREGNANCY AGENCY BILL

    Thu Mar 30, 2017 - 02:25 pm - Brendan Howlin TD Oireachtas Joint Committee on HealthHEALTH AND SOCIAL CARE PROFESSIONALS (AMENDMENT) BILL 2016Detailed ScrutinyOpening statement of Brendan Howlin TD AGREED APPROACH IN TACKLING ROGUE CRISIS PREGNANC...
  3. CRAFT DRINKS BILL WILL HAVE DRAMATIC IMPACT ON MICROBREWING AND DISTILLING INDUSTRY

    Fri Mar 24, 2017 - 10:40 am - Alan Kelly TD I thank the Deputies who are here for the debate on this Bill. It is a small Bill but it is very important legislation that will have a dramatic impact on the microbrewing and distilling industry. I w...
  4. TRUTH OF WHAT HAPPENED BEHIND GREY WALLS MUST BE REVEALED

    Thu Mar 9, 2017 - 03:56 pm - Jan O'Sullivan TD Speech by Jan O'Sullivan TD in Dáil Éireann on Thursday 9th March 2017 on 'Statements on the announcement by the Commission of Investigation confirming human remains on the site of the former Tuam M...
  5. FULL CRIMINAL INVESTIGATION MUST PROCEED ALONGSIDE INQUIRY

    Tue Mar 7, 2017 - 06:45 pm - Brendan Howlin TD Speech by Brendan Howlin TD, Leader of the Labour Party in Dáil Éireann on the motion re. Commission of Investigation (Grace case)7th March 2017I said this afternoon, and I am happy to repeat, that ...
  6. LET'S LOOK FORWARD WITH OPTIMISM

    Mon Feb 27, 2017 - 08:15 pm - Brendan Howlin TD Good evening, and thank you for being here this evening.I think it is important to take some time to give members some insight into what I am thinking.Because Irish politics is in a strange place.And ...
  7. WHERE OTHERS TALK, LABOUR ACTS ON WORKERS' RIGHTS

    Sat Feb 25, 2017 - 10:29 am - Brendan Howlin TD Good afternoon, and thank you all for being here.This is my first time speaking to the Trade Unionists as a group.As a lifelong trade unionist, it is an honour to be here, and an honour to be leading ...
  8. We need a Europe that allows people to believe once more

    Tue Feb 21, 2017 - 07:04 pm - Brendan Howlin TD IntroductionBrexit represents a challenge as great to our nation as the economic crisis from which we are just emerging.We face the prospect of a border being reintroduced on this island.Some suggest ...
  9. LABOUR IS NOW ON AN ELECTION FOOTING

    Sat Feb 18, 2017 - 12:42 pm - Brendan Howlin TD Speech by Brendan Howlin to the Central Council of the Labour Party. Last September, I spoke in the Mansion House about how the Labour Rebuild was underway.That night, I said that:“Through hard wor...
  10. WE MUST WORK TO FIND CONSTRUCTIVE SOLUTIONS TO BREXIT

    Fri Feb 17, 2017 - 12:10 pm - Brendan Howlin TD It is nearly four months since we first met in plenary.Since November, we have received some clarity as to what Brexit will mean.Our closest neighbour will leave the Single Market, and in all likeliho...
  11. STATEMENT ON THE ESTABLISHMENT OF THE CHARLETON TRIBUNAL

    Thu Feb 16, 2017 - 01:56 pm - Brendan Howlin TD CHECK AGAINST DELIVERYThank you, Ceann Comhairle.The events that have lead us to this point have exposed Irish society in a way that few others issues could have done.All of this began with the relati...
  12. WE NEVER HAD CONFIDENCE IN THIS GOVERNMENT

    Wed Feb 15, 2017 - 07:15 pm - Brendan Howlin TD Check against delivery - on Government Confidence motion.Ceann Comhairle,Since this Government was formed, I have had no confidence in it.I didn’t vote for this Government, and I have been dismayed ...
  13. THE CHALLENGE OF BREXIT AND NORTHERN IRELAND

    Wed Feb 15, 2017 - 06:00 pm - Brendan Howlin TD Speech on Private members debate on Northern Ireland and BrexitThis week, we have a Government in crisis - while the UK is just weeks away from triggering Article 50.It doesn’t bode well for Ireland...
  14. Address to IIEA : Brexit and the implications for Ireland and the EU

    Thu Feb 2, 2017 - 12:45 pm - Brendan Howlin TD IntroductionI think we are all getting weary of speeches that begin by emphasising the gravity of the challenges we face.Yet Brexit and the upheaval facing the EU have brought about another series of ...
  15. WITH EQUALITY AS OUR WATCHWORD, WE WILL CAMPAIGN AGAINST ANY INJUSTICE WE SEE - WE WILL BUILD AN IRELAND WE CAN ALL BE PROUD OF

    Thu Jan 19, 2017 - 04:30 pm - Brendan Howlin TD Address by Brendan Howlin, T.D.Leader of the Labour PartyTo a meeting of the Labour Party Executive BoardLeinster House19th January, 2017 As we enter 2017, a cold wind is blowing.Theresa May has deci...