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  1. Speech by Jan O'Sullivan TD on Labour's Online Harassment Bill

    Wed Jan 31, 2018 - 03:56 pm - Jan O'Sullivan TD 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 ...
  2. 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...
  3. 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 ...
  4. 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...
  5. 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...
  6. 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...
  7. The 8th Amendment is dangerous and oppressive - Ó Ríordáin

    Wed Jan 17, 2018 - 04:27 pm - Senator Aodhán Ó Ríordáin 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 ...
  8. 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...
  9. Dáil statement by Jan O'Sullivan TD on Child Homelessness

    Fri Dec 15, 2017 - 12:48 pm - Jan O'Sullivan TD Statements on Child HomelessnessSpeech by Jan O'Sullivan TD, Labour Party spokesperson on HousingDáil Éireann, 15 December 2017I wish the Ceann Comhairle and other Members a happy Christmas and join...
  10. Statement by Labour leader Brendan Howlin TD, ahead of European Council, Brussels, 14-15 December 2017

    Wed Dec 13, 2017 - 03:51 pm - Brendan Howlin TD Dáil Éireann, December 13th, 201713th December 2017Taoiseach,As you will recall this will be the third time I requested a briefing from your officials in advance of the EU CouncilI hope in future th...
  11. Dáil statement by Joan Burton TD on the Paradise Papers

    Fri Dec 8, 2017 - 02:11 pm - Joan Burton TD Speech by Joan Burton TDLabour Party spokesperson on Finance and Public Expenditure and ReformDáil Éireann, Statements on Paradise Papers8th December 2017In the context of this discussion and the br...
  12. Naughten Sleeps through another Wake-Up Call on Climate Change

    Thu Dec 7, 2017 - 07:40 pm - Brendan Ryan TD *Embargoed until 7.40pmSpeech by Brendan Ryan TDLabour Party Whip and Spokesman on DefenceNaughten Sleeps through another Wake-Up Call on Climate ChangeDáil Éireann, Statements on Climate Change7th ...
  13. Dáil Éireann Speech by Brendan Ryan TD, on Ireland's participation in Permanent Structured Cooperation (PESCO)

    Thu Dec 7, 2017 - 05:10 pm - Brendan Ryan TD Speech by Brendan Ryan TDLabour Party Whip and Spokesman on DefenceMotion on the proposed approval by Dail Éireann of Ireland's participation in Permanent Structured Cooperation (PESCO)Dáil Éireann...
  14. Syrian Civil War a Proxy Conflict between Superpowers

    Tue Dec 5, 2017 - 09:00 pm - Brendan Howlin TD *Embargoed until 9pm, December 5th, 2017Speech by Brendan Howlin TDLabour Party Leader and Spokesman on Foreign AffairsSyrian Civil War a Proxy Conflict between SuperpowersDáil Éireann, Motion re. S...
  15. Ireland Deserves Better: Address by Brendan Howlin at the Labour Party Executive Board

    Thu Nov 30, 2017 - 04:36 pm - Brendan Howlin TD Address by Brendan HowlinLeader of the Labour PartyAt the Labour Party Executive Board, 30th November 2017 Dublin‘Ireland Deserves Better’Good evening to you all,Thank you for being here to discus...