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  1. 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 …
  2. 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 …
  3. 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 …
  4. 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 …
  5. 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 …
  6. LABOUR CENTRAL COUNCIL EXPRESSES SUPPORT FOR BUS EIREANN WORKERS Issued 25 March 2017 The Central Council of the Labour Party has today unanimously passed a motion in support of Bus Éireann workers. The motion reads: The Labour Party stands in solidarity with …
  7. Statement by Labour Party Leader and spokesperson for Justice, Brendan Howlin, T.D. Issued 23 March 2017 "Today we have seen that more than 14,500 traffic convictions are to be quashed, and almost a million breath tests were falsely logged by Gardaí. "What has been revealed …
  8. GOV MUST PUBLISH SUBSTANTIAL BREXIT PLAN Issued 21 March 2017 Labour Party Leader, Brendan Howlin has called on the Government to publish a substantial plan for Brexit before the special EU Council meeting on Brexit on April 29th. "Last …
  9. HOWLIN CALLS FOR AIB SALE TO BE PUT ON HOLD Issued 12 March 2017 The Government is pressing ahead with plans to sell-off 25% of AIB. Labour leader Brendan Howlin has called on those plans to be put on hold until guarantees are secured that …
  10. LABOUR BILL TO CLOSE THE GENDER PAY GAP Issued 9 March 2017 The Labour Party has today published legislation that aims to drive efforts towards closing the gender pay gap in Ireland. The Gender Pay Gap Information Bill 2017 requires …
  11. FULL CRIMINAL INVESTIGATION MUST PROCEED ALONGSIDE INQUIRY Issued 7 March 2017 Speech by Brendan Howlin TD, Leader of the Labour Party in Dáil Éireann on the motion re. Commission of Investigation (Grace case) 7th March 2017 I said this afternoon, and …
  12. TERMS OF REFERENCE MUST BE AMENDED BEFORE THURSDAY Issued 7 March 2017 Conor Dignam SC recommended, under the heading ‘Care and Decision Making in respect of Others’, that the commission should investigate a range of matters broader than the …
  13. OUR BILL MAY BE BIGGEST SINGLE IMPROVEMENT TO EMPLOYMENT LAW SINCE 1972 Issued 28 February 2017 This is a genuinely important measure. And not just because it may well be the first Opposition Bill to be passed into law by this Dáil. The Bill has been a long time …
  14. WHERE OTHERS TALK, LABOUR ACTS ON WORKERS' RIGHTS - Speech at Labour Trade Unionists AGM Issued 25 February 2017 Good afternoon, and thank you all for being here. This is my first time speaking to the Trade Unionists as a group. As a lifelong trade unionist, it is an honour to be here, …
  15. We need a Europe that allows people to believe once more Issued 21 February 2017 Introduction Brexit represents a challenge as great to our nation as the economic crisis from which we are just emerging. We face the prospect of a border being reintroduced …
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