Press Release

  1. LABOUR PARTY LEADER STATEMENT ON AIB DÁIL VOTE Issued 18 May 2017 "The sequence of events today in relation to the Labour Party motion delaying the sale of AIB shares is an extraordinary one. "All parties were present in the Dáil chamber, …
  2. AIB SALE MUST NOW BE POSTPONED Issued 18 May 2017 A Labour Party motion to postpone the sale of AIB shares until the funds raised can be used to invest in vital State infrastructure, has been passed in the Dáil this …
  3. Statement by Brendan Howlin on Michael Noonan Issued 18 May 2017 Brendan Howlin TD, Leader of the Labour Party has said: “I note the announcement this morning by Minister of Finance Michael Noonan of his intention to stand down at next …
  4. Statement on the resignation of Enda Kenny Issued 17 May 2017 Statement by Brendan Howlin, Leader of the Labour Party. "I believe that Enda Kenny will be remembered as Taoiseach of the Government that brought our country back from the …
  5. SPEECH BY BRENDAN HOWLIN TD AT LABOUR PARTY CONNOLLY COMMEMORATION Issued 14 May 2017 Introduction / James Connolly We are assembled here to pay homage to the memory of James Connolly. It is a deep honour for me to be here for the first time as Leader of the …
  6. WORKERS ENTITLED TO DECENCY AND JUSTICE IN THE WORKPLACE Issued 14 May 2017 Labour Party Leader, Brendan Howlin TD, and Labour spokesperson on Workers’ Rights and Labour Affairs, Senator Ged Nash, have today launched Labour’s Workers’ Charter, …
  7. RESPONSE BY BRENDAN HOWLIN TO REMARKS BY MICHEL BARNIER Issued 11 May 2017 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 …
  8. DELAY AIB SALE UNTIL PROCEEDS CAN BE COMMITTED TO CAPITAL INVESTMENT- HOWLIN Issued 9 May 2017 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 …
  9. TIME FOR FOCUSSED ACTION ON BREXIT Issued 9 May 2017 Statements re. Ireland and the negotiations on the UK's withdrawal from the European Union Speech by Brendan Howlin TD CHECK AGAINST DELIVERY Taoiseach, On behalf of my party …
  10. 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, …
  11. 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 …
  12. 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 …
  13. 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 …
  14. 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 …
  15. 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 …
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