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  1. RESPONSE BY BRENDAN HOWLIN TO REMARKS BY MICHEL BARNIER

    Thu May 11, 2017 - 01:00 pm - Brendan Howlin TD Thank you, Ceann Comhairle.Mr. Barnier,You will appreciate that the Brexit negotiating mandate is about our vital national interests, and the vital interests of this island as a whole.We have many con...
  2. PROCEEDS OF AIB SALE COULD TACKLE INFRASTRUCTURAL BOTTLENECKS

    Wed May 10, 2017 - 12:12 pm - Sean Sherlock TD There is no attempt by the Labour Party to prevent the normalisation of the banking sector, as the Minister of State alleged. There is certainly no attempt to conflate two separate and discrete policy...
  3. ENTIRELY APPROPRIATE THAT SALE OF BANK SHARES SHOULD BE USED TO HOUSE THE VICTIMS OF RECKLESS BANKS

    Tue May 9, 2017 - 08:17 pm - Jan O'Sullivan TD My Party Leader Brendan Howlin has outlined the compelling reasons why we should postpone the sale of AIB shares until the fiscal rules are changed to allow us to use the capital that will accrue for ...
  4. DELAY AIB SALE UNTIL PROCEEDS CAN BE COMMITTED TO CAPITAL INVESTMENT- HOWLIN

    Tue May 9, 2017 - 08:00 pm - Brendan Howlin TD  This motion isn’t just about economics.About cautious fiscal plans and prudent public spending.This motion is also about some basic morality.It’s about an economic collapse, brought about by our...
  5. TIME FOR FOCUSSED ACTION ON BREXIT

    Tue May 9, 2017 - 06:14 pm - Brendan Howlin TD Statements re. Ireland and the negotiations on the UK's withdrawal from the European Union Speech by Brendan Howlin TDCHECK AGAINST DELIVERYTaoiseach,On behalf of my party and our movement I want to w...
  6. WE MUST CONFRONT STIGMAS ATTACHED TO MENTAL HEALTH

    Wed May 3, 2017 - 12:54 pm - Alan Kelly TD I will speak in favour of this Bill on behalf of the Labour Party. I congratulate and thank Deputy Browne and his colleagues on bringing it forward. It is very good legislation and it is a matter in w...
  7. KEYNOTE SPEECH BY BRENDAN HOWLIN TD AT THE 69TH NATIONAL LABOUR CONFERENCE IN WEXFORD

    Sat Apr 22, 2017 - 08:20 pm - Brendan Howlin TD CHECK AGAINST DELIVERYI introduced Eamon Gilmore as leader in this room 10 years ago. So, Rebecca, you never know!Fáilte romhaibh uilig go Loch Garman!Seasann Páirtí an Lucht Oibre ar trí bhunphri...
  8. Brendan Howlin's Opening Speech to 69th Labour Party Conference

    Fri Apr 21, 2017 - 07:30 pm - Brendan Howlin TD Check against deliveryDelegates and friends,Good evening, and welcome to Wexford.Here in 1911, workers faced the first lock-out after demanding decent terms and conditions.Two hundred metres from here...
  9. GOVERNMENT PARALYSIS MEANS LABOUR MUST BE PREPARED FOR ELECTION

    Wed Apr 19, 2017 - 07:12 pm - Brendan Howlin TD This is my fourth selection convention in the past week. And it has been genuinely encouraging to see so many members turn out at every meeting, in support of our fine party candidates. Ged Nash in ...
  10. WHENEVER AN ELECTION COMES, LABOUR WILL BE READY

    Tue Apr 18, 2017 - 07:05 pm - Brendan Howlin TD It’s great to see so many of you here this evening, in support of two fine party candidates.The last twelve months have been pretty lacklustre in Irish politics.Far from seeing the dawn of a ‘new ...
  11. LAST 12 MONTHS HAVE NOT REPRESENTED IRISH POLITICS FINEST HOUR

    Wed Apr 12, 2017 - 08:00 pm - Brendan Howlin TD It’s great to see such a turnout here to support our lad from Drogheda!The last twelve months have not represented Irish politics finest hour.Having squabbled for 70 days, Fianna Fáil and Fine Gael...
  12. GARDA SÍOCHÁNA “AN INEFFECTIVE STRUCTURE, STRUGGLING TO COPE WITH MODERN DEMANDS”

    Tue Apr 11, 2017 - 08:42 pm - Brendan Howlin TD Speech on Motion re Garda Síochána, Dáil Éireann, 11th April 2017I move the amendment in my name and that of my Labour Party colleagues.In doing so, I want to concentrate on the many areas on whic...
  13. WE NEED TO STOP RACE TO THE BOTTOM ON T&Cs IN BUS SECTOR

    Thu Apr 6, 2017 - 03:16 pm - Brendan Ryan TD I move:That leave be granted to introduce a Bill entitled “an Act to Amend the Public Transport Regulation Act 2009”Our bus network is an essential public service and if we are to have private com...
  14. IT IS TIME TO RECOGNISE OUR DEFENCE FORCES

    Tue Apr 4, 2017 - 08:45 pm - Brendan Ryan TD Speaking on Private Members Motion on the Defence Forces I would like to formally move the Labour Party addendum to the motion.This is a very welcome motion tonight with a lot of good things in it.How...
  15. BRENDAN HOWLIN STATEMENT ON BREXIT

    Tue Apr 4, 2017 - 07:40 pm - Brendan Howlin TD Speaking in Dáil Éireann on Statements on Brexit. With the formal Brexit process now underway, and no certainty on what the outcome will be, Ireland faces years of uncertainty. The exit of the Unit...