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  1. Speech by Brendan Howlin TD at Dublin Bay North selection convention Issued 27 June 2017 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 …
  2. Ross on Judges Just Pot-Shot Populist Bombast Issued 27 June 2017 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 …
  3. Speech by Brendan Howlin TD on Statements on Appointments to the Court of Appeal Issued 21 June 2017 At the outset, I want to make one thing immensely clear. I have known Ms. Justice Máire Whelan for many, many years. She is a person of integrity and passion, with a steely …
  4. Speech by Brendan Howlin TD on pre European Council Meeting 22-23 June Issued 21 June 2017 Taoiseach,   This will be an important occasion for you, your first European Council, at a critical time in our country, and our European Union’s history.   It is …
  5. Taoiseach must clarify issue of unlawful payment to Minister, and outline who will be paid to attend Cabinet - Howlin Issued 20 June 2017 Labour Party Leader, Brendan Howlin TD has called on the Taoiseach to clarify whether he has confirmed that the payment to the Chief Whip of the Government over the last year …
  6. Government must set out clear timeline for cardiac care in the South East Issued 20 June 2017 Labour Party Leader and TD for Wexford, Brendan Howlin, has called on the Taoiseach, Leo Varadkar and Minister for Health, Simon Harris to ensure a mobile cath lab is in …
  7. Statement by Brendan Howlin on the appointment of Máire Whelan to the Court of Appeal Issued 16 June 2017 "Máire Whelan is a woman of immense ability. I have no doubt that she would sail through any objective process. "Unfortunately, it seems that no objective test has been …
  8. How will the new Taoiseach fix a problem of his own making? Issued 16 June 2017 Labour Leader Brendan Howlin TD, has called on the new Taoiseach Leo Varadkar, to outline how he will address issues surrounding the increased number of 'super-junior' …
  9. Speech by Brendan Howlin TD on election of Taoiseach Issued 14 June 2017 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 …
  10. Speech by Brendan Howlin TD on the resignation of Enda Kenny Issued 13 June 2017 Taoiseach, I want to wish you well on your retirement as Taoiseach. Others, I have no doubt, will use the opportunity provided by this debate to attack you and your legacy. I …
  11. College fees should not rise - they should go Issued 10 June 2017 Good evening, It’s an honour to be here at Tom Johnson for my second time as Labour leader. And I’m particularly pleased that we’re gathering here in Cork. This city …
  12. Statement from Labour Party Leader on London Attack Issued 4 June 2017 Statement from Brendan Howlin TD, Leader of the Labour Party, on London attack. “My thoughts, and those of the Labour Party, are with the women and men impacted by the …
  13. Statement on the election of Leo Varadkar as leader of Fine Gael Issued 2 June 2017 "On behalf of the Labour Party, I would like to extend my personal congratulations to Leo Varadkar on his election as leader of Fine Gael - today is a day that I’m sure …
  14. Labour Secures Rights for Freelance Workers Issued 31 May 2017 Speech by Labour Party Leader Brendan Howlin on Report & Final Stages of Competition Amendment Bill. First Opposition Bill to pass into law from 32nd Dáil and 25th …
  15. Government should commit AIB proceeds to Future of Health Issued 30 May 2017 Labour Leader Brendan Howlin has again called on the Cabinet and Michael Noonan to postpone the sale of AIB shares. The decision of the Minister for Finance to proceed with …
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