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  1. Bad politics has destroyed the Ministry of Health

    Wed Feb 20, 2019 - 05:02 pm - Alan Kelly TD Usually at this stage when we stand up in here we commence by saying we welcome the opportunity to speak etc. Well on this occasion I don’t. In fact I think this motion, which will ultimately be def...
  2. FG need to change direction on ensuring each child has a fair start

    Wed Feb 6, 2019 - 03:26 pm - Brendan Howlin TD Decency, Justice and Equality are Labour’s core values.Today we are talking about what these values mean when it comes to children and young people.When Labour’s leader, Tom Johnson, wrote the 191...
  3. The future of Northern Ireland after Brexit and the Labour movement there

    Tue Jan 29, 2019 - 07:27 pm - Brendan Howlin TD Speaking at the Politics Society of Trinity College tonight, 29th January, Labour Party Leader Brendan Howlin outlined his views on the future of Northern Ireland after Brexit.In his remarks Deputy Ho...
  4. Labour Democratic Programmes - on the Centenary of the 1st Dáil

    Mon Jan 21, 2019 - 03:42 pm - Brendan Howlin TD Remarks at the Centenary of the First Dáil, Mansion House, Dublin21st January 2019. Brendan Howlin TD, Leader of the Labour PartyIreland is one of only a handful of countries that has sustained a dem...
  5. Implementing Labour’s Democratic Programmes

    Sat Jan 19, 2019 - 03:18 pm - Brendan Howlin TD Speech by Brendan Howlin TD, leader of the Labour PartyOn the occasion of the Centenary of the Democratic Programme, Gresham Hotel, Dublin, 19th January 2019  We are here to remember.But not out of h...
  6. Nothing can be taken for granted on Brexit

    Thu Jan 17, 2019 - 02:56 pm - Brendan Howlin TD Speech by Labour Party Leader Brendan Howlin on Government's Brexit Preparedness The British Parliament has voted overwhelmingly against the Withdrawal Agreement.We are now in a period of acute unce...
  7. Speech by Brendan Howlin TD on post- European Council Statements 19-12-2018

    Wed Dec 19, 2018 - 02:39 pm - Brendan Howlin TD Many important discussions took place at the EU Council meeting last week.There are a host of policies that need to be advanced. On economic policy, we need the next seven-year financial framework an...
  8. Election 1918 and the 'Cause of Ireland'

    Thu Dec 13, 2018 - 12:58 pm - Brendan Howlin TD December 1918 was a time of great change in the world, and in Ireland.The ‘Great War’ had just ended.19 million dead, and more again injured.There had never before been warfare on this scale, or w...
  9. Speech by Brendan Howlin TD on pre European Council Meeting 13-14 December

    Wed Dec 12, 2018 - 03:02 pm - Brendan Howlin TD Technology is advancing relentlessly.Every year, workers, businesses and consumers have to adjust to new ways of working.Some jobs decline and new occupations emerge.Businesses have to adapt.The downs...
  10. Speech by Brendan Howlin TD to Labour Youth Conference

    Fri Nov 30, 2018 - 07:00 pm - Brendan Howlin TD I’d like to start by telling you an old story that illustrates the Labour perspective:A young girl asks her father, "Why is it so cold in the house?""We don't have any coal", he says."But why is the...
  11. Remarks by Brendan Howlin on Labour’s Irish Human Rights and Equality Commission (Gender Pay Gap Information) Bill 2017

    Wed Nov 28, 2018 - 04:12 pm - Brendan Howlin TD I want to thank parties on all sides of this house for assisting Labour’s Bill to pass through all stages in the Seanad: the Irish Human Rights and Equality Commission (Gender Pay Gap Information) B...
  12. Advancing a New Republic - Remembering Brendan Corish

    Sat Nov 24, 2018 - 03:45 pm - Brendan Howlin TD Brendan Corish was my political mentor.He shaped my earlier political years, sitting at our own kitchen table in William Street here in Wexford.My father, John, was Brendan Corish’s adviser and elec...
  13. Speech by Joan Burton to the Oxford Union on Irish Unity.

    Thu Nov 22, 2018 - 06:00 pm - Joan Burton TD Speech by Joan Burton TD, addressing the Oxford Union on the motion 'The House Believes Ireland is Ready for Reunification'. 22nd November 2018;The United States has Mount Rushmore in the legendary Bl...
  14. A New Republic - keynote address to Labour Party Conference 2018

    Sat Nov 3, 2018 - 08:45 pm - Brendan Howlin TD Wexford last year, Now Dublin.The last Wexford-Dublin fixture I was at, Wexford did some lovely hurling, with 22 points over Dublin’s 2 goals, 14.But, I’m willing to concede a small victory to Dub...
  15. Policing Authority must be retained

    Wed Oct 17, 2018 - 04:55 pm - Sean Sherlock TD Speaking in the Dáil on Statements on the Disclosures Tribunal, Labour Justice spokesperson Séan Sherlock made three key points:Ministers must account fully and accurately to the Dáil.That the Trib...