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  1. Speech by Brendan Howlin TD to the 2018 Tom Johnson Summer School

    Sat Jun 16, 2018 - 08:00 pm - Brendan Howlin TD I want to start by thanking everyone in Labour Youth for all of their work in support of the Labour values of equality and justice.Thanks in particular to Labour Youth’s chairperson, Chloe Manahan, ...
  2. Address by Brendan Howlin to members of the Scottish and Welsh Parliamentary Labour Party

    Thu Jun 14, 2018 - 05:15 pm - Brendan Howlin TD Remarks by Brendan Howlin TD, Leader of the Labour Party (Ireland)Addressing the Scottish and Welsh Parliamentary Labour Party Meeting, 11.30am, Thursday 14th June 2018A few years ago, it was fair to ...
  3. Address to 2018 James Connolly Commemoration

    Sun May 13, 2018 - 12:00 pm - Brendan Howlin TD Comrades,James Connolly’s path to establish our party was not an easy one.For nearly twenty years, the Irish Trades Union Congress debated whether to establish a separate Irish Labour Party or combi...
  4. Time for Ireland to ban microbeads and microplastics

    Thu Apr 19, 2018 - 05:10 pm - Seán Sherlock TD Statements on Plastic and Packaging PollutionDáil Éireann, April 19th 2018I welcome the opportunity to speak to this issue.  As we speak, I have a Bill before the House on the prohibition of microb...
  5. Dáil speech by Jan O'Sullivan on the Provision of Objective Sex Education Bill 2018

    Wed Apr 18, 2018 - 05:36 pm - Jan O'Sullivan Provision of Objective Sex Education Bill 2018Dáil Éireann, April 18th 2018CHECK AGAINST DELIVERYThe objectives of this Bill are broadly in line with the recommendation on Sex Education of the Oirea...
  6. Speech by Seán Sherlock TD on Data Protection Bill 2017

    Wed Apr 18, 2018 - 09:38 am - Seán Sherlock TD The first issue I wish to raise relates to the complexity of the data protection code. In Ireland we have chosen to retain most of the Data Protection Acts 1988 and 2003, although we will in the futur...
  7. Dáil speech by Willie Penrose on the fodder crisis

    Wed Apr 18, 2018 - 09:33 am - Willie Penrose Motion on the fodder crisisDáil Éireann, April 17th 2018I am pleased to have the opportunity to speak in this important debate pertaining to the fodder crisis in the Dáil this evening.  I do so on...
  8. Speech by Brendan Howlin at the launch of #aNewRepublic

    Thu Mar 29, 2018 - 06:24 pm - Brendan Howlin TD Speech by Brendan HowlinLeader of the Labour Party at the launch of  #aNewRepublicGood evening,99 years ago, the Democratic Programme of the first Dáil was published.On 21 January 1919 Tom Johnson p...
  9. Speech by Jan O'Sullivan TD on Affordable Housing

    Thu Mar 29, 2018 - 04:29 pm - Jan O'Sullivan We need to see a sense of urgency from Government on this issue and I did not detect that in the Minister's speech today or in any of his contributions in the many housing debates we have had in this ...
  10. Post EU Council statement by Brendan Howlin TD

    Wed Mar 28, 2018 - 04:53 pm - Brendan Howlin TD Speech by Brendan Howlin TDPost- EU Council StatementsDáil Éireann28th March 2017A Ceann Comhairle,In the run up to the EU Council meeting last week the overwhelming focus was on Brexit and the prop...
  11. Brexit is a tragedy not a farce

    Wed Mar 21, 2018 - 07:00 pm - Brendan Howlin TD Keynote Address by Brendan Howlin, Leader of the Labour Party at  public meeting on Brexit, 21st March, 2018Good evening.It is a pleasure to welcome you all here to the Gresham Hotel to discuss the i...
  12. The 8th Amendment is barbaric, insensitive & goes against all common decency - Kelly

    Wed Mar 21, 2018 - 10:05 am - Alan Kelly TD For me, repealing the eighth amendment is about trusting women. It is also about trusting men. I might also say that it is about trusting the electorate and legislators. That is what we are here to do...
  13. Speech by Brendan Howlin on Referendum Bill to repeal the 8th amendment

    Tue Mar 20, 2018 - 07:19 pm - Brendan Howlin TD “Our Opportunity to change an Amendment that fulfilled the worst fears of those who opposed it and never fulfilled the dreams of those that supported it”Speech by Brendan Howlin TD, Leader of the ...
  14. Speech by Aodhán Ó Ríordáin to Irish Stand, Riverside Church, NYC

    Sat Mar 17, 2018 - 12:00 am - Aodhán Ó Ríordáin TD Speaking at tonight’s ‘Irish Stand’ event in the iconic Riverside Church in New York City, Labour Party Senator Aodhán Ó Ríordáin has condemned Taoiseach Leo Varadkar’s invitation to Presi...
  15. Dáil statement by Joan Burton on the Eighth Amendment Referendum Bill

    Fri Mar 9, 2018 - 04:51 pm - Joan Burton Cuirim fáilte roimh an mBille seo chun Airteagal 40 den Bhunreacht a leasú agus téacs nua a chur ann ionas gur féidir socrú a dhéanamh le dlí chun foirceannadh toirchis a rialáil.  Beidh cead...