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  1. Restoring trust and confidence in An Garda Síochána

    Wed Jul 19, 2017 - 04:00 pm - Brendan Howlin TD Speech by Brendan Howlin TD, Leader of the Labour Party to MacGill Summer SchoolAs our programme points out, reform of the Garda Síochána has featured several times over recent years at MacGill.As s...
  2. Dáil speech by Willie Penrose on the second stage of the Social Welfare and Pensions Bill

    Fri Jul 14, 2017 - 05:05 pm - Willie Penrose TD I am glad to have the opportunity to contribute to the debate on the Social Welfare, Pensions and Civil Registration Bill 2017.  I congratulate the Minister, Deputy Regina Doherty, on her elevation....
  3. More facilities needed on the ground for mental health

    Fri Jul 14, 2017 - 11:49 am - Alan Kelly TD Speaking on the Mental Health (Amendment) Bill, Labour Party spokesperson on Health, Alan Kelly TD, raised concerns about the level of resources being provided to A Vision for Change."I congratulate D...
  4. Dáil speech by Willie Penrose TD on the establisment of the Department of Community and Rural Affairs

    Wed Jul 12, 2017 - 02:52 pm - Willie Penrose TD " I am delighted to be here to speak on behalf of the Labour Party on the establishment of this important portfolio.  Unlike others, I will not play party political games.  My party and I believe th...
  5. Dail Statements on 22nd anniversary of Srebrenica

    Tue Jul 11, 2017 - 06:05 pm - Brendan Howlin TD Ceann Comhairle,I welcome the opportunity to speak on behalf of the Labour Party.These statements are in keeping with the European Parliament resolution of 2009.That resolution called on the Council a...
  6. Judicial Appt Bill has clearly been rushed to accommodate the crusade Deputy Ross has embarked on

    Thu Jun 29, 2017 - 03:44 pm - Willie Penrose TD I welcome the opportunity to contribute to the debate on this Bill. On 27 October last I contributed to the debate on Deputy O'Callaghan's judicial appointments Bill, which was a significant and welco...
  7. The controversy around Lariam does not exist in a vacuum-Ryan

    Thu Jun 29, 2017 - 11:33 am - Brendan Ryan TD This issue has dominated parliamentary questions on defence since this Dáil came into being last year and, indeed, during the previous Dáil. It has been the primary issue during every oral parliamen...
  8. Keynote Speech to the Public Affairs Conference on Whistleblowing Legislation

    Thu Jun 29, 2017 - 09:15 am - Brendan Howlin TD CHECK AGAINST DELIVERYRemarks by Brendan Howlin TD, Leader of the Labour Party to the Public Affairs Ireland ConferenceWhistleblowing, Protected Disclosures and Public Sector organisations,‘The Poli...
  9. Speech by Joe Costello at Future of Work Public Meeting

    Wed Jun 28, 2017 - 06:03 pm - Joe Costello Good evening. Welcome to Dublin Central. Welcome to the new four seat constituency.Welcome also to O’Connell St., the heart of Dublin Central and the heart of our capital city.It was here that so mu...
  10. Ireland must debate future EU Co-operation on Defence

    Wed Jun 28, 2017 - 03:52 pm - Brendan Howlin TD Speech by Labour Party Leader Brendan Howlin on Post-EU Council Statements.Check against deliveryTaoiseach,I hope you enjoyed your first EU Council meeting. It appears from reports that you kept yours...
  11. Speech by Brendan Howlin TD at Dublin Bay North selection convention

    Tue Jun 27, 2017 - 08:00 pm - Brendan Howlin TD Good evening all.It’s great to see such a turnout here to support Aodhán.The last twelve months have not represented Irish politics finest hour.Having squabbled for 70 days, Fianna Fáil and Fine G...
  12. Labour must lead

    Tue Jun 27, 2017 - 08:00 pm - Senator Aodhán Ó Ríordáin It is one of the greatest honours of my life to be trusted to fly the Labour banner by members of this great party. Having fought successful local elections in 2004, 2009 and a General Election in 201...
  13. Ross on Judges Just Pot-Shot Populist Bombast

    Tue Jun 27, 2017 - 07:18 pm - Brendan Howlin TD A Cheann Comhairle,This is a poor measure.And it is promoted for shoddy motives.That it is being promoted by the party that prides itself above all on its adherence to the Constitution, constitutional...
  14. Leo Needs to Invigorate a Tired Administration

    Wed Jun 14, 2017 - 06:30 pm - Joan Burton TD Speech by Joan Burton in Dáil  Éireann on Leo Varadkar's election as Taoiseach"On my own behalf and on behalf of the people of Dublin West I want to express my congratulations and good wishes to Le...
  15. Speech by Brendan Howlin TD on election of Taoiseach

    Wed Jun 14, 2017 - 12:45 pm - Brendan Howlin TD Minister Varadkar,On a personal level, I want to wish you well today.While my party cannot support your election as Taoiseach on the basis of the existing programme for Government, it is a proud day f...