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  1. 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 …
  2. 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, …
  3. 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 …
  4. 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 …
  5. 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 …
  6. 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, …
  7. 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 …
  8. 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 …
  9. 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 …
  10. 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 …
  11. 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 …
  12. 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 …
  13. 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 …
  14. 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 …
  15. 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 …
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