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  1. 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...
  2. 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...
  3. 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...
  4. 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...
  5. 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...
  6. 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 ...
  7. 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...
  8. 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...
  9. Radical re-orientation of policing cannot be delivered by Gardaí or Department of Justice alone

    Wed May 25, 2016 - 05:36 pm - Brendan Howlin TD Speaking in the Dáil on Statements on Report of the O’Higgins Commission of InvestigationCHECK AGAINST DELIVERY I want first to join with others in thanking Mr Justice Kevin O’Higgins for this r...
  10. Immensely proud to be come leader of the Labour Party

    Fri May 20, 2016 - 01:17 pm - Brendan Howlin TD I learnt my politics from two great Wexford men: the former leader of this party Brendan Corish, and my own Dad, John. Each, in his own way, taught me simple and powerful truths about what is right an...
  11. Reform must involve the rebalancing of power in a fundamental way

    Thu May 19, 2016 - 03:37 pm - Brendan Howlin TD Speaking in Dáil ÉireannI am glad to have an opportunity to speak in this debate.  The issue of reform has been talked about since I was first elected to this House nearly 30 years ago.  Like drai...
  12. Sherlock encourages broadening of debate on Irish language

    Wed May 18, 2016 - 04:02 pm - Sean Sherlock TD Speaking in the Dáil Deputy Sherlock remarked: “Let us get away from hackneyed debate and encourage more to speak Irish.”Gabhaim buíochas as an deis labhairt anseo inniu.  Níl mo chuid Gaeilge...
  13. Connolly lit the flame for independence

    Sun May 15, 2016 - 12:00 pm - Joan Burton TD Speaking at the James Connolly Commemoration Arbour Hill,It is a privilege to be here as Labour Party Leader at this event.I’m here too on a more personal level as the grand- daughter of James Burto...
  14. The opportunity may now be lost to invest in services and our citizens- O'Sullivan

    Fri May 6, 2016 - 07:15 pm - Jan O'Sullivan TD Firstly can I convey my very sincere congratulations to Richard Bruton on his appointment as Minister for Education and Skills. It was the privilege of my political career to serve as Minister for Ed...
  15. Labour to vote against Enda Kenny as Taoiseach

    Fri May 6, 2016 - 12:41 pm - Joan Burton TD Ceann Comhairle,The Labour Party will be voting against the nomination of Enda Kenny as Taoiseach today.We do principally because this new government arrangement is a charade.Talking yesterday about t...