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  1. REDUCING WATERFORD ACUTE PSYCHIATRIC UNIT TO ONLY 6 BEDS WOULD BE UNACCEPTABLE Issued 17 February 2017 The proposal to reduce the current 14 bed Acute Psychiatric Unit in Waterford Regional Hospital to only six beds is unacceptable Labour leader Brendan Howlin has today said. …
  2. STATEMENT ON THE ESTABLISHMENT OF THE CHARLETON TRIBUNAL Issued 16 February 2017 Thank you, Ceann Comhairle. The events that have lead us to this point have exposed Irish society in a way that few others issues could have done. All of this began with the …
  3. THE CHALLENGE OF BREXIT AND NORTHERN IRELAND Issued 15 February 2017 Speech on Private members debate on Northern Ireland and Brexit This week, we have a Government in crisis - while the UK is just weeks away from triggering Article 50. It …
  4. WE NEVER HAD CONFIDENCE IN THIS GOVERNMENT Issued 15 February 2017 Ceann Comhairle, Since this Government was formed, I have had no confidence in it. I didn’t vote for this Government, and I have been dismayed by its performance over the …
  5. I fully support calls for a public inquiry by the McCabe family - Brendan Howlin Issued 13 February 2017 Labour Party Leader and spokesperson on Justice, Brendan Howlin has supported calls by Maurice and Lorraine McCabe for a full public tribunal of inquiry into the damaging and …
  6. STATEMENT ON PROPOSED TERMS OF REFERENCE FOR COMMISSION OF INQUIRY ON PROTECTED DISCLOSURES Issued 9 February 2017 Thank you Ceann Comhairle. I have sent to the Tánaiste a proposed amendment to the published terms of reference. I hope that it will be accepted, as I believe it covers …
  7. COMMISSIONER MUST NOW STAND ASIDE Issued 8 February 2017 Brendan Howlin, T.D., Leader of the Labour Party has commented on the announcement this afternoon of the establishment of a Commission of Investigation under the chairmanship …
  8. NO ANSWER FROM TAOISEACH ON CHILDREN'S HOSPITAL FUNDING Issued 7 February 2017 Today at Leader's Questions, Labour Party leader Brendan Howlin asked the Taoiseach where the extra €350 million for the Children's Hospital would come from. The Taoiseach …
  9. Enda Kenny should not be boarding a plane to Washington - Howlin Issued 29 January 2017 Labour Leader Brendan Howlin has today called on the Taoiseach to confirm that he will not visit the White House on St. Patrick’s Day.   "For decades, Irish Governments …
  10. GOVERNMENT HAS DROPPED THE BALL ON FREE GP CARE FOR UNDER-12s Issued 26 January 2017 The Minister for Education and Skills today confirmed to Labour Party Leader, Brendan Howlin that providing free GP care to under-12s is no longer a priority for this …
  11. BYPASSING OF ESTIMATES PROCESS DENIGRATES DÁIL - HOWLIN Issued 17 January 2017 The mystery surrounding the funding of accelerated pay restoration makes a mockery of the estimates process, according to Labour Party leader, Brendan Howlin, T.D. …
  12. DÁIL STATEMENT ON NORTHERN IRELAND - Brendan Howlin Issued 17 January 2017 Speaking in the Dáil on 'Statements on Northern Ireland' Tuesday 17th January 2017. Taoiseach, Last evening, the Assembly in Northern Ireland fell, and elections are now …
  13. HOWLIN PLEDGES LABOUR SUPPORT TO SDLP IN ASSEMBLY ELECTIONS Issued 16 January 2017 Labour leader Brendan Howlin has today pledged the support of the Labour Party to our colleagues in the SDLP, as they begin an election campaign that will conclude on March …
  14. We need to prevent Brexit contagion from spreading across this continent Issued 14 December 2016 Taoiseach, In advance of the European Council, I have a small number of concrete proposals that I hope you will take on board. The first couple relate to Brexit. Last night, …
  15. ADDRESS BY BRENDAN HOWLIN TO LABOUR BREXIT SEMINAR Issued 13 December 2016 Good evening. Thank you all for being here tonight, and thanks to the speakers who have shared their differing perspectives. Brexit will impact on all of us: It will define …
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