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  1. Labour Bill to outlaw revenge porn Issued 31 January 2018 I believe the internet is a public space. And I believe that, as with all public spaces, our people deserve protection there. Some will disagree - some see the internet as a …
  2. Labour Bill to tackle online harassment Issued 31 January 2018 Labour Party legislation to tackle online harassment, stalking, cyber-bullying and so-called ‘revenge porn’ will be debated during Private Members’ time in the Dáil …
  3. Clear rationale needed from Government on departure from 8th Committee recommendations Issued 29 January 2018 Labour Party Leader, Brendan Howlin TD, has welcomed the Government decision to proceed with a referendum on the 8th amendment but has said that Government needs to provide …
  4. Advancing the cause of Working People Issued 27 January 2018 Address by Labour Party Leader Brendan Howlin TD to the Labour Trade Unionist Conference Saturday 27th January 2018, Wynn's Hotel, Dublin 1. Check against delivery. Since I …
  5. Carillion collapse: Howlin raises issue with Taoiseach in the Dáil Issued 24 January 2018 Labour Party leader and Wexford TD Brendan Howlin, has raised the urgent need to provide for the opening of Loreto College Wexford with the Taoiseach during Leaders’ …
  6. Proposed approval for EU Directive on standards for the reception of applicants for international protection Issued 23 January 2018 Speech by Brendan Howlin TD Labour Party Leader Motion re: Proposed approval for EU Directive on standards for the reception of applicants for international protection 23rd …
  7. Statement by Brendan Howlin on Northern Ireland Talks Issued 18 January 2018 Leader of the Labour Party and spokesperson on Foreign Affairs Brendan Howlin TD has said: "It is a matter of deep regret that 12 months on, Northern Ireland is still without …
  8. Speech by Brendan Howlin TD on the Report of the 8th Amendment Committee Issued 17 January 2018 On Wednesday 4th May 1983, then Senator, Mary Robinson moved an amendment in Seanad Eireann.   It said that Seanad Eireann refuses to give a second reading to the Eighth …
  9. Statement by Labour leader Brendan Howlin TD, post European Council, Brussels, 14-15 December 2017 Issued 16 January 2018 It is now nearly a month on since the December EU Council meeting. Significant progress was made on Brexit and on the EU leader’s agenda. It is unfortunate that debate in …
  10. Cabinet cannot overplay its hand on referendum Issued 10 January 2018 Labour Party Leader Brendan Howlin has said that the Cabinet has little or no freedom for manoeuvre on the nature of the abortion referendum it has committed to hold. He said …
  11. Howlin welcomes progress on Kenneally Inquiry Issued 10 January 2018 Labour Party Leader Brendan Howlin has welcomed the news that the Minister for Justice has held discussions with the Attorney General on progressing a Commission of Inquiry …
  12. Statement by Brendan Howlin on the death of Paddy Harte Issued 8 January 2018 Labour Party Leader Brendan Howlin has extended his sympathy to the family and friends of former Donegal North East TD Paddy Harte. "I was deeply saddened to hear today of …
  13. Time for McDonald to break silence on McElduff Issued 8 January 2018 Labour Party Leader and spokesperson on Northern Ireland, Brendan Howlin TD, has called on the Sinn Féin leader in waiting, Mary Lou McDonald to break her silence on the …
  14. McElduff will be first test for new SF leadership Issued 7 January 2018 Labour Party Leader Brendan Howlin said today that the fate of Tyrone MP Barry McElduff constituted the first test of the new Sinn Féin leadership of Mary Lou McDonald and …
  15. Statement by Brendan Howlin on death of Peter Sutherland Issued 7 January 2018 It is with deep sadness that I’ve learnt of the premature passing of Peter Sutherland. Peter was an Irish giant on the international stage but a man who never forgot where …
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