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  1. Labour Party amendments today will move us from lip service towards action to deliver tax justice.- Howlin

    Wed Sep 7, 2016 - 10:54 am - Brendan Howlin TD Ceann Comhairle, The Labour Party will seek to amend the Government motion before the House today. My party supports in principle the decision of the Government to appeal this case. At one level, i...
  2. Labour remains best vehicle to deliver a better society-Brendan Howlin

    Fri Jul 22, 2016 - 08:30 pm - Brendan Howlin TD When Susan O’Keeffe asked me to read a Yeats poem in public for Yeats 2015 last year (the 150th anniversary of the poet’s birth), I picked Easter 1916.The line that stands out for me is “too lon...
  3. Penrose calls for more Irish music on radio stations

    Wed Jul 20, 2016 - 12:41 pm - Willie Penrose TD Speaking in Dáil on Broadcasting (Amendment) Bill 2016: First StageThat leave be granted to introduce a Bill entitled an Act to provide for a minimum percentage of Irish works in radio music programm...
  4. Housing plan lacks deterrent to the hoarding of land for future profit

    Tue Jul 19, 2016 - 06:35 pm - Jan O'Sullivan TD Speaking in Dail during Statements on Housing StrategyIt is welcome that the Government has published an Action Plan for Housing and Homelessness and that it has taken on board many of the recommendat...
  5. Labour Bill builds on progress made in Government

    Tue Jun 28, 2016 - 08:11 pm - Jan O'Sullivan TD Labour bill builds on progress made in governmentSpeaking in Dail Eireann on Equal Status (Admission To Schools Bill)The Bill being debated this evening builds on progress the Labour Party has made on...
  6. Admissions policy in state-funded schools must reflect constitutional requirements

    Tue Jun 28, 2016 - 08:03 pm - Joan Burton TD Dáil Éireann, Equal Status (Admission to Schools) Bill 2016, Second Stage Ceann Comhairle, Education policy can throw up many opinions and preferences, some of them contradictory. But most of us a...
  7. More needs to be done to promote positive mental health

    Wed Jun 22, 2016 - 01:39 pm - Senator Ged Nash I welcome the Minister of State at the Department of Health, Deputy McEntee, to the House and congratulate her on her appointment. She is passionate about this area of work. Her passion and commitment...
  8. Independent parole board must be first step in comprehensive reforms

    Wed Jun 15, 2016 - 05:28 pm - Brendan Howlin TD Speaking in Dáil Éireann, second stage of Parole Bill 2016 I genuinely welcome this evening’s Bill and I commit my party to supporting it throughout its legislative process.And I congratulate Fian...
  9. Alone on left, Labour understands that social progress and economic success go hand in hand - 8pm embargo

    Sat Jun 11, 2016 - 08:01 pm - Brendan Howlin TD  Speaking at the Tom Johnson Summer School, Wynn’s Hotel, DublinEmbargo – 8pm Saturday 11 June It’s an honour to be here again at the Tom Johnson Summer School - my first opportunity as Leader...
  10. In government and opposition Labour unswerving in support workers

    Wed Jun 1, 2016 - 07:59 pm - Alan Kelly TD I want to begin by welcoming former Clerys workers including Susie McGowan who I met yesterday and also her trade union colleagues. I also want to recognise the SIPTU members in the security and contr...
  11. New politics tonight is about supporting #Yes4WorkersRights

    Wed Jun 1, 2016 - 07:55 pm - Joan Burton TD Just recently the economist Dan O’Brien noted that the Irish economy has increased employment more in the past four years that in the 70 years from 1926 to 1996. It would be really sad if as a peopl...
  12. SF & AAA-PBP choosing to play the man and not the ball on workers’ rights

    Tue May 31, 2016 - 08:02 pm - Brendan Ryan TD Worker’s Rights are at the core of what the Labour Party stands for and what the Labour movement is all about.  Only this morning I was out meeting workers in Oberstown youth detention centre who s...
  13. Women workers most at risk of low pay

    Tue May 31, 2016 - 07:19 pm - Jan O'Sullivan TD Speaking on the Labour Party Private Members MotionThis motion is tabled by Labour Party deputies to ensure that the rights of Workers remain on the political agenda. We need to maintain the progress ...
  14. Worker protection cannot become casualty of change of government

    Tue May 31, 2016 - 07:03 pm - Brendan Howlin TD  Dáil Éireann, Labour Party Motion on Protection of Employees’ RightsCHECK AGAINST DELIVERY Ceann Comhairle, I move Motion No. 18, on behalf of the Labour Party. I am sharing time. Ceann Comhai...
  15. Labour should be proud of its achievements

    Sat May 28, 2016 - 11:34 am - Brendan Howlin TD Addressing Labour Party public representatives If Bill Clinton had been right – and it was all about the economy stupid – we should have fared better at the last election. But economic statistics...