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  1. Cabinet cannot overplay its hand on referendum Issued 10 January 2018 Labour Party Leader Brendan Howlin has said that the Cabinet has little or no freedom for manoeuvre on the nature of the abortion referendum it has committed to hold. He said …
  2. Howlin welcomes progress on Kenneally Inquiry Issued 10 January 2018 Labour Party Leader Brendan Howlin has welcomed the news that the Minister for Justice has held discussions with the Attorney General on progressing a Commission of Inquiry …
  3. Statement by Brendan Howlin on the death of Paddy Harte Issued 8 January 2018 Labour Party Leader Brendan Howlin has extended his sympathy to the family and friends of former Donegal North East TD Paddy Harte. "I was deeply saddened to hear today of …
  4. Time for McDonald to break silence on McElduff Issued 8 January 2018 Labour Party Leader and spokesperson on Northern Ireland, Brendan Howlin TD, has called on the Sinn Féin leader in waiting, Mary Lou McDonald to break her silence on the …
  5. McElduff will be first test for new SF leadership Issued 7 January 2018 Labour Party Leader Brendan Howlin said today that the fate of Tyrone MP Barry McElduff constituted the first test of the new Sinn Féin leadership of Mary Lou McDonald and …
  6. Statement by Brendan Howlin on death of Peter Sutherland Issued 7 January 2018 It is with deep sadness that I’ve learnt of the premature passing of Peter Sutherland. Peter was an Irish giant on the international stage but a man who never forgot where …
  7. Explanation needed on rushed visit by Taoiseach to Hungary Issued 4 January 2018 Labour Party Leader Brendan Howlin has called for an explanation as to why the last minute visit by the Taoiseach to visit the Hungarian leader Victor Orbán was kept secret …
  8. Statement by Brendan Howlin on delayed Kenneally Inquiry Issued 3 January 2018 Today Deputy Brendan Howlin met some of the victims of convicted paedophile Bill Kenneally. The victims have expressed their serious concern and dismay that the Commission of …
  9. Howlin says latest Justice proposals farcical Issued 28 December 2017 Labour Party Leader Brendan Howlin has described the Government’s response to the crisis in the Department of Justice as farcical and not a real separation, and that the …
  10. UN cannot be made subject to Trump financial threats – may be time to reconsider location Issued 26 December 2017 Labour Party Leader and spokesperson on foreign affairs Brendan Howlin has said today that the United Nations cannot be made subject to the financial threats by the current …
  11. Ireland must vote at UN against actions of US Government in Israel Issued 21 December 2017 Labour Party Leader Brendan Howlin has said the Irish Government must immediately make clear that they will vote to condemn at the UN the provocative decision of the US …
  12. Howlin calls for all-party approach to referendum bill Issued 19 December 2017 The Labour Party Leader, Brendan Howlin, has called for an all-party approach in the Oireachtas on the passage of the abortion referendum bill. Deputy Howlin said: "It is …
  13. British Government protecting DUP donors Issued 18 December 2017 Labour Party Leader Brendan Howlin TD, has described as 'scandalous' the decision by the British Government to only apply politcal funding transparency in Northern Ireland …
  14. Howlin expresses disappointment at Taoiseach's Austrian congratulations Issued 16 December 2017 Labour Party Leader and spokesperson on Foreign Affairs, Brendan Howlin TD has expressed his surprise and disappointment at the tweet from the Taoiseach Leo Varadkar …
  15. Ryanair should extend trade union recognition to other workers in company - Howlin Issued 16 December 2017 Labour Party Leader Brendan Howlin TD, has called on Ryanair to make early and generous concessions to other categories of workers at the company in their bids to secure …
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