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  1. DELAY SALE OF AIB SHARES UNTIL FUNDS CAN BE USED FOR CAPITAL SPENDING Issued 9 May 2017 Government plans to sell AIB shares should be put on hold, until the funds raised can be used to invest in vital State infrastructure. That’s according to the Labour Party, …
  2. CAPITAL EXPENDITURE MUST BE INCREASED Issued 3 May 2017 The Labour Party in a submission to the Government's Mid Term review of Capital Expenditure has called for an increase in the available budget. Labour Party Leader Brendan …
  3. DO-NOTHING GOVERNMENT DELAYING RIGHTS TO FREELANCE WORKERS Issued 3 May 2017 Labour Party Leader, Brendan Howlin TD, has criticised the Government for delaying progress on collective bargaining rights for freelance workers. “The Government have …
  4. Speech by Brendan Howlin TD at the 96 National Labour conference in Wexford Issued 22 April 2017 Fáilte romhaibh uilig go Loch Garman! Seasann Páirtí an Lucht Oibre ar trí bhunphriosabail: Daonnacht, cearta agus comhionannas. Geallaim daoibh anocht go mbeidh an …
  5. Brendan Howlin's Opening Speech to 69th Labour Party Conference Issued 21 April 2017 Delegates 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 …
  6. GOVERNMENT PARALYSIS MEANS LABOUR MUST BE PREPARED FOR ELECTION Issued 19 April 2017 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 …
  7. WHENEVER AN ELECTION COMES, LABOUR WILL BE READY Issued 18 April 2017 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 …
  8. LITTLE PROGRESS BEING MADE BY GOVERNMENT Issued 14 April 2017 Labour Party Leader, Brendan Howlin has said the Government's latest progress report shows how little progress is being made. “The progress report published today shows how …
  9. LAST 12 MONTHS HAVE NOT REPRESENTED IRISH POLITICS FINEST HOUR Issued 12 April 2017 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 …
  10. GARDA SÍOCHÁNA “AN INEFFECTIVE STRUCTURE, STRUGGLING TO COPE WITH MODERN DEMANDS” Issued 11 April 2017 Speech on Motion re Garda Síochána, Dáil Éireann, 11th April 2017 I move the amendment in my name and that of my Labour Party colleagues. In doing so, I want to …
  11. FENNELLY REPORT HIGHLIGHTS SYSTEMIC FAILINGS OF GARDA MANAGEMENT Issued 6 April 2017 Commenting on the publication of the Fennelly Report from the Commission of Investigation (Certain Matters relative to An Garda Síochána and other persons), Labour Party …
  12. BRENDAN HOWLIN STATEMENT ON BREXIT Issued 4 April 2017 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 …
  13. LABOUR PARTY TABLES MOTION OF NO CONFIDENCE IN GARDA MANAGEMENT Issued 28 March 2017 The Parliamentary Labour Party has today agreed a motion proposed by Party Leader Brendan Howlin, which expresses no confidence in Garda management, and calls for changes to …
  14. Statement by Brendan Howlin on Garda controversy Issued 27 March 2017 “During her press conference today, the Garda Commissioner said that no deliberate distortion of facts or falsification of figures had yet been established. This is, quite …
  15. OUR POLICE AND OUR PEOPLE MUST ALSO HAVE CONFIDENCE IN THOSE WHO RUN THE FORCE Issued 26 March 2017 "As the Minister for Justice has said, the revelations about Garda breathalysing statistics and the wrongful summoning and conviction of 14,700 people are 'appalling' and …
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