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  1. 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...
  2. 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...
  3. Brexit Budget fails to protect those on low and fixed incomes

    Tue Oct 8, 2019 - 03:28 pm - Joan Burton TD There will be a great deal of sadness, frustration and disappointment in hundreds of thousands of Irish homes tonight as older people in retirement and on pensions from the Department of Employment Af...
  4. Department must listen to schools and parents on special needs education

    Thu Sep 26, 2019 - 10:57 am - Joan Burton TD Contribution by Joan Burton TD to Dáil debate on special needs education:"I would like to especially thank parents in Dublin West who over the past year have mounted a series of public campaigns thro...
  5. Irish Labour want to see the UK remain in and fully engaged in the EU

    Tue Sep 24, 2019 - 09:01 am - Brendan Howlin TD Prepared remarks by Labour Party Leader Brendan Howlin TD for the annual Ulster Fry breakfast at UK Labour Party Conference. Thank you for the opportunity to speak to you today. I always enjoy attendi...
  6. Howlin calls for strong action to protect jobs if there’s a hard Brexit

    Wed Sep 18, 2019 - 04:37 pm - Brendan Howlin TD Speaking in the Dáil in relation to the withdrawal of the UK from the European Union, the leader of the Labour Party, Brendan Howlin TD, has said Ireland must do whatever it takes to preserve jobs an...
  7. Dáil statement on Current Issues in the Beef Sector

    Wed Sep 18, 2019 - 01:22 pm - Willie Penrose TD September 17th  2019I thought I was in Rip van Winkle land for a while. I am the longest serving current member of the Oireachtas agriculture committee - I went on it in 1993, a long time ago. I ...
  8. Economic inequality is Ireland’s great weakness

    Sun Sep 8, 2019 - 12:21 pm - Brendan Howlin TD ‘Building an Equal Society’, opening address by Brendan Howlin TD To the Parliamentary Labour Party Away Day In Nano Nagle Centre, Cork.We believe in the fundamental equality of every pe...
  9. Democratic Control over the Economy

    Sat Jul 13, 2019 - 06:17 pm - Brendan Howlin TD Speech by Brendan Howlin TD, Leader of the Labour PartyTom Johnson Summer School 2019, GalwayIt is important for all of us to be challenged by analysis and argument about our society’s problems and ...
  10. Opening address to the Tom Johnson Summer School

    Fri Jul 12, 2019 - 07:23 pm - Niall McNelis Opening address by Cllr Níall McNelis to the 25th Annual Tom Johnson summer schoolOn behalf of Galway City and the great Atlantic patchwork of the West of Ireland, let me thank you for the privilege ...
  11. Strategic Agenda of the European Council fails to address inequality

    Wed Jun 26, 2019 - 02:23 pm - Brendan Howlin TD Remarks in the Dáil on post-EU Council meeting statements by Brendan Howlin TD, Leader of the Labour Party.I want to focus my remarks on the publication by the European Council of its New Strategic A...
  12. EU Council will determine a shared vision for future of Europe

    Wed Jun 19, 2019 - 04:49 pm - Brendan Howlin TD Statement in advance of the EU Council meeting, 19 June 2019 by Brendan Howlin TD.The European Council meeting on Thursday will bring together the heads of government from across Europe to agree a sha...
  13. Home care packages need to play a central role in efficient use of hospital resources

    Thu Jun 13, 2019 - 12:15 pm - Willie Penrose TD The crisis we are discussing was readily predictable. Ireland, like other countries across Europe, is experiencing a rapid demographic change as our population ages. This ageing is set to increase ove...
  14. Time for an All-Ireland Forum to discuss what a unitary Irish State might look like

    Wed Jun 12, 2019 - 11:36 am - Brendan Howlin TD Speaking in the Dáil on Tuesday 11th June during 'Statements on Northern Ireland' Labour Party Leader Brendan Howlin outlined his views on the need for an all-Ireland forum to discuss what a unitary ...
  15. FG cannot be trusted with national industries or major public investment

    Sun May 12, 2019 - 09:21 am - Brendan Howlin TD Remarks at the Annual James Connolly Commemoration at Arbour Hill, 12th May 2019 by Brendan Howlin TD, Leader of the Labour Party.Howlin says broadband should be publicly owned; and FG is opposed to S...