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  1. Statement on the election of Leo Varadkar as leader of Fine Gael Issued 2 June 2017 "On behalf of the Labour Party, I would like to extend my personal congratulations to Leo Varadkar on his election as leader of Fine Gael - today is a day that I’m sure …
  2. Labour Secures Rights for Freelance Workers Issued 31 May 2017 Speech by Labour Party Leader Brendan Howlin on Report & Final Stages of Competition Amendment Bill. First Opposition Bill to pass into law from 32nd Dáil and 25th …
  3. Government should commit AIB proceeds to Future of Health Issued 30 May 2017 Labour Leader Brendan Howlin has again called on the Cabinet and Michael Noonan to postpone the sale of AIB shares. The decision of the Minister for Finance to proceed with …
  4. Howlin calls on Cabinet to Delay Sale of AIB Issued 26 May 2017 Labour leader Brendan Howlin has today questioned the legitimacy of Michael Noonan making a decision relating to the sale of AIB shares at his final Cabinet meeting next …
  5. Statements on the Office of the Director of Corporate Enforcement Issued 25 May 2017 Anyone charged with investigating serious crime has two basic obligations. The first is to assemble all the information needed to persuade a jury that the accused person has …
  6. We campaign for Decency, for Justice and for Equality in Society Issued 24 May 2017 Speech by Party Leader Brendan Howlin at the Labour Party Dublin South West selection convention. 24th May 2017 In just over a year and a half, on the 21st January 2019, we …
  7. Howlin criticises Varadkar dog-whistle on trade union recognition Issued 22 May 2017 Labour leader Brendan Howlin has today called on Leo Varadkar to abandon his election pledge to outlaw industrial action by swathes of public sector workers. “The notion of …
  8. 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, …
  9. 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 …
  10. 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 …
  11. 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 …
  12. 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 …
  13. 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, …
  14. 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 …
  15. 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 …
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