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  1. Brendan Howlin's Opening Speech to 69th Labour Party Conference

    Fri Apr 21, 2017 - 07:30 pm - Brendan Howlin TD Check against deliveryDelegates and friends,Good evening, and welcome to Wexford.Here in 1911, workers faced the first lock-out after demanding decent terms and conditions.Two hundred metres from here...
  2. GOVERNMENT PARALYSIS MEANS LABOUR MUST BE PREPARED FOR ELECTION

    Wed Apr 19, 2017 - 07:12 pm - Brendan Howlin TD This is my fourth selection convention in the past week. And it has been genuinely encouraging to see so many members turn out at every meeting, in support of our fine party candidates. Ged Nash in ...
  3. WHENEVER AN ELECTION COMES, LABOUR WILL BE READY

    Tue Apr 18, 2017 - 07:05 pm - Brendan Howlin TD It’s great to see so many of you here this evening, in support of two fine party candidates.The last twelve months have been pretty lacklustre in Irish politics.Far from seeing the dawn of a ‘new ...
  4. LAST 12 MONTHS HAVE NOT REPRESENTED IRISH POLITICS FINEST HOUR

    Wed Apr 12, 2017 - 08:00 pm - Brendan Howlin TD It’s great to see such a turnout here to support our lad from Drogheda!The last twelve months have not represented Irish politics finest hour.Having squabbled for 70 days, Fianna Fáil and Fine Gael...
  5. GARDA SÍOCHÁNA “AN INEFFECTIVE STRUCTURE, STRUGGLING TO COPE WITH MODERN DEMANDS”

    Tue Apr 11, 2017 - 08:42 pm - Brendan Howlin TD Speech on Motion re Garda Síochána, Dáil Éireann, 11th April 2017I move the amendment in my name and that of my Labour Party colleagues.In doing so, I want to concentrate on the many areas on whic...
  6. WE NEED TO STOP RACE TO THE BOTTOM ON T&Cs IN BUS SECTOR

    Thu Apr 6, 2017 - 03:16 pm - Brendan Ryan TD I move:That leave be granted to introduce a Bill entitled “an Act to Amend the Public Transport Regulation Act 2009”Our bus network is an essential public service and if we are to have private com...
  7. IT IS TIME TO RECOGNISE OUR DEFENCE FORCES

    Tue Apr 4, 2017 - 08:45 pm - Brendan Ryan TD Speaking on Private Members Motion on the Defence Forces I would like to formally move the Labour Party addendum to the motion.This is a very welcome motion tonight with a lot of good things in it.How...
  8. BRENDAN HOWLIN STATEMENT ON BREXIT

    Tue Apr 4, 2017 - 07:40 pm - Brendan Howlin TD Speaking in Dáil Éireann on Statements on Brexit. With the formal Brexit process now underway, and no certainty on what the outcome will be, Ireland faces years of uncertainty. The exit of the Unit...
  9. 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 ...
  10. 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...
  11. 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...
  12. 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...
  13. 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 ...
  14. 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 ...
  15. 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 ...