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  1. Stop the Waste of Public Money, Build Homes and Fix Health

    Tue Jan 21, 2020 - 11:05 am - Brendan Howlin TD Speech by Brendan Howlin at the Labour Party Campaign Launch, Dublin, 21st January 2020Check against deliveryThe Labour Party's message in this general election is clear:Labour will end the waste...
  2. Clean air is essential to healthy human life- Burton

    Wed Dec 18, 2019 - 05:27 pm - Joan Burton TD Check against deliveryClean air and clean water are fundamental essentials to healthy, human life. The Labour Party motion tonight is to stress – not-with-standing that we are one of the most advanc...
  3. EU must provide global leadership on climate change

    Wed Dec 18, 2019 - 03:18 pm - Brendan Howlin TD Speaking on post European Council statements in the Dáil, Labour Party leader Brendan Howlin said that:"The single biggest economic challenge facing the European Union is to provide global leadership...
  4. Penrose Bill to address defined benefit pensions

    Thu Dec 12, 2019 - 05:26 pm - Willie Penrose TD I’m glad to be speaking today on Labour’s Pensions (Amendment) (No. 3) Bill 2017. I should say from the outset that the Labour Party will always support the right of every person to have dece...
  5. Toxic racism has entered our politics - Ryan

    Thu Dec 12, 2019 - 05:20 pm - Brendan Ryan TD Racism should not be allowed to take root in our society.It is not inevitable and we must take action to stamp it out, especially in our politics. Our equality laws prohibit discrimination of emp...
  6. A UK Labour Government is best for Ireland

    Wed Dec 11, 2019 - 01:57 pm - Brendan Howlin TD Speaking on pre-European Council statements in the Dáil, Labour Leader Brendan Howlin said that a UK government led by the British Labour Party would be far better for Ireland because only Labour is ...
  7. Our global challenges of Migration, Climate Change, and Economic Inequality

    Fri Nov 22, 2019 - 06:49 pm - Brendan Howlin TD ­Speaking at the annual Labour Youth conference in Waterford city tonight, Labour Party Leader Brendan Howlin outlined his views on the major international issues impacting on the world outside the E...
  8. Remarks by Brendan Howlin TD on Direct Provision

    Wed Nov 13, 2019 - 06:20 pm - Brendan Howlin TD According to a Spending Review, published by the Department of Justice in August of this year, there are presently 39 Direct Provision centres in operation. Seven of them are State-owned but all the c...
  9. Together we can build an Equal Society

    Sat Nov 9, 2019 - 08:27 pm - Brendan Howlin TD Address by Party Leader Brendan Howlin TD to Labour Party Annual Conference 2019.Our country is at a crossroads again.Labour wants everyone to share our country’s wealth, but others do not.The choic...
  10. We must make our voice heard for those who need us

    Sat Nov 9, 2019 - 10:30 am - Alan Mangan Good morning fellow delegatesOn behalf of the Longford Westmeath Labour Party I want to thank you for coming to this year’s National Labour Conference here in MullingarBut I hope to see you again ne...
  11. National Broadband Plan has been dogged by confusion and underestimation of costs

    Thu Oct 24, 2019 - 10:29 am - Willie Penrose TD I am from the heart of rural Ireland, Ballynacargy, and I am acutely aware of the vital importance of the delivery of broadband to many hundreds of people who reside in areas like Rathowen, Legan, Bal...
  12. We can deliver rural broadband without trapping future generations into excessive costs

    Wed Oct 23, 2019 - 05:16 pm - Brendan Howlin TD A well-regulated market economy requires a strong regulator and genuine competition among multiple enterprises.But when it comes to network infrastructure, whether an electricity grid or, as in this c...
  13. If we are investing €3bn in delivering rural broadband it should remain in public hands

    Wed Oct 23, 2019 - 05:13 pm - Sean Sherlock TD Ceann Comhairle,I move the motion.I am sharing time with my colleague Brendan Howlin.The Labour Party believes that if the Government is to spend over €2.9 billion of public money on a broadband net...
  14. CervicalCheck apology is beginning of a healing process

    Tue Oct 22, 2019 - 02:15 pm - Alan Kelly TD In April 2018, when Vicky Phelan stood outside the High Court following her decision not to sign a confidentiality agreement regarding her case, she changed Irish healthcare provision forever. Her cam...
  15. This is a do-nothing budget by Fine Gael

    Wed Oct 9, 2019 - 01:01 pm - Brendan Howlin TD  Yesterday, Fine Gael and the Independent Alliance, with their Fianna Fáil partners, delivered a depressing budget. Brexit is a real and present danger to our economy. But that does no...