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  1. Dáil statement by Jan O'Sullivan TD on the Eighth Amendment Referendum Bill

    Fri Mar 9, 2018 - 03:10 pm - Jan O'Sullivan Aontaím leis an Teachta McDonald go bhfuil sé ceart an cheist seo a chur ar mhuintir na hÉireann arís.  Tá an t-am tagtha.  Tá mé cinnte nach é Bunreacht na hÉireann an áit cheart don ábh...
  2. Credit Unions have served Ireland well

    Thu Mar 8, 2018 - 07:50 pm - Seán Sherlock TD Speech by Séan Sherlock TD in the Dail debate on the report on the 'Review of the Credit Union Sector with specific reference to the Credit Union Advisory Committee Review of Implementation of the Re...
  3. Contribution to Dáil Statements on Northern Ireland

    Wed Mar 7, 2018 - 08:50 pm - Brendan Howlin TD Check against delivery 7th March 2018As of this time last year there were 37,611 people on the housing waiting list in Northern Ireland.23,694 deemed to be in housing stress.11,889 of those are deemed...
  4. Labour Bill to ban Bogus Self Employment passes second stage in the Seanad

    Wed Feb 28, 2018 - 02:23 pm - Ged Nash TD Speech by Labour Senator Ged Nash on the second stage passage of the Labour Party's Protection of Employment (Measures to Counter False Self Employment) Bill 2018.Seanad Éireann, February 28thEmploym...
  5. We must cut out the nonsense for suckler cow farmers

    Thu Feb 22, 2018 - 11:42 am - Willie Penrose I will concentrate on the importance of the Mercosur negotiations. If their outcome and that of Brexit are not successful from our perspective, it is conceivable that our beef industry will be obliter...
  6. Statement by Labour Party spokesperson on Housing and Local Government, Jan O'Sullivan TD on the National Planning Framework

    Wed Feb 21, 2018 - 03:28 pm - Jan O'Sullivan Dáil Éireann, February 21st, 2018CHECK AGAINST DELIVERYPage 16 of the 177-page-long National Planning Framework has a section entitled Learning from the Past and it refers to the 2002 National Plann...
  7. Speech by Willie Penrose TD on the Employment (Miscellaneous Provisions) Bill 2017

    Thu Feb 15, 2018 - 11:51 am - Willie Penrose On behalf of the Labour Party, I welcome the opportunity to contribute on Second Stage of the Employment (Miscellaneous Provisions) Bill 2017. Like the Minister, I acknowledge the commitment, drive an...
  8. Speech by Jan O'Sullivan TD on Labour's Online Harassment Bill

    Wed Jan 31, 2018 - 03:56 pm - Jan O'Sullivan CHECK AGAINST DELIVERYJoni O’Sullivan is the mother of a 17-year-old girl who attempted suicide twice because of on-line bullying.  Joni took the brave decision to go public, first on Facebook and ...
  9. Labour Bill to outlaw revenge porn

    Wed Jan 31, 2018 - 03:55 pm - Brendan Howlin TD I believe the internet is a public space.And I believe that, as with all public spaces, our people deserve protection there.Some will disagree - some see the internet as a great libertarian or anarchi...
  10. Advancing the cause of Working People

    Sat Jan 27, 2018 - 03:00 pm - Brendan Howlin TD Address by Labour Party Leader Brendan Howlin TD to the Labour Trade Unionist ConferenceSaturday 27th January 2018, Wynn's Hotel, Dublin 1.Check against delivery.Since I became Leader we have engaged ...
  11. Proposed approval for EU Directive on standards for the reception of applicants for international protection

    Tue Jan 23, 2018 - 06:12 pm - Brendan Howlin TD Speech by Brendan Howlin TDLabour Party LeaderMotion re: Proposed approval for EU Directive on standards for the reception of applicants for international protection23rd January 2018CHECK AGAINST DELI...
  12. Speech by Ivana Bacik on Eighth Amendment Committee Report

    Wed Jan 17, 2018 - 06:18 pm - Senator Ivana Bacik I welcome the Minister to the House, and welcome this important and historic debate. First - I, and my party, Labour, fully support the report’s recommendations, in particular the recommendation tha...
  13. Speech by Brendan Howlin TD on the Report of the 8th Amendment Committee

    Wed Jan 17, 2018 - 05:50 pm - Brendan Howlin TD  On Wednesday 4th May 1983, then Senator, Mary Robinson moved an amendment in Seanad Eireann. It said that Seanad Eireann refuses to give a second reading to the Eighth Amendment to the Constitution...
  14. The 8th Amendment is dangerous and oppressive - Ó Ríordáin

    Wed Jan 17, 2018 - 04:27 pm - Aodhán Ó Ríordáin TD I am an Irishman.Son of a woman forced to leave the Civil Service when she got married.Grandson to women who were born with no right to vote.Brother to a woman born the year the 8th amendment passed ...
  15. Statement by Labour leader Brendan Howlin TD, post European Council, Brussels, 14-15 December 2017

    Tue Jan 16, 2018 - 04:51 pm - Brendan Howlin TD It is now nearly a month on since the December EU Council meeting.Significant progress was made on Brexit and on the EU leader’s agenda.It is unfortunate that debate in Ireland on many of the change...