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  1. Restoring trust and confidence in An Garda Síochána Issued 19 July 2017 Speech by Brendan Howlin TD, Leader of the Labour Party to MacGill Summer School As our programme points out, reform of the Garda Síochána has featured several times over …
  2. Dail committee should have considered Operation Sophia motion Issued 13 July 2017 Labour Party Leader Brendan Howlin has expressed his concern at the limited debate on the Defence motion under the triple lock, seeking Dáil approval for Irish participation …
  3. Refreshed Frontbench unveiled by Howlin Issued 13 July 2017 Labour Party Leader Brendan Howlin today announced the refreshed Labour frontbench, incorporating those who have been selected as general election candidates, while giving …
  4. Summer Economic Statement promises little, and will deliver less Issued 12 July 2017 The publication of the Summer Economic Statement promises little to the people of Ireland, and will deliver even less, according to Labour leader Brendan Howlin: "Over recent …
  5. Dail Statements on 22nd anniversary of Srebrenica Issued 11 July 2017 Ceann Comhairle, I welcome the opportunity to speak on behalf of the Labour Party. These statements are in keeping with the European Parliament resolution of 2009. That …
  6. Labour and Greens join forces to reduce waste Issued 6 July 2017 Labour leader Brendan Howlin TD, has today announced that the Labour Party will co-sponsor the Green Party’s Waste Reduction Bill, and use its Private Members’ slot this …
  7. Measurement of national well-being and impact of budgets on equality at the heart of new Labour legislation- Howlin Issued 6 July 2017 Labour leader Brendan Howlin TD, has today published legislation that aims to give a better insight into our national well-being by measuring environmental and social factors …
  8. Howlin concern over future of Wexford Echo newspapers Issued 30 June 2017 Labour leader and Wexford TD Brendan Howlin, has expressed his concern that a provisional liquidator has been appointed to the published of Wexford’s four Echo newspapers. …
  9. Keynote Speech to the Public Affairs Conference on Whistleblowing Legislation Issued 29 June 2017 Remarks by Brendan Howlin TD, Leader of the Labour Party to the Public Affairs Ireland Conference Whistleblowing, Protected Disclosures and Public Sector organisations, …
  10. Ireland must debate future EU Co-operation on Defence Issued 28 June 2017 Speech by Labour Party Leader Brendan Howlin on Post-EU Council Statements. Check against delivery Taoiseach, I hope you enjoyed your first EU Council meeting. It appears …
  11. Speech by Brendan Howlin TD at Dublin Bay North selection convention Issued 27 June 2017 Good evening all. It’s great to see such a turnout here to support Aodhán. The last twelve months have not represented Irish politics finest hour. Having squabbled for 70 …
  12. Ross on Judges Just Pot-Shot Populist Bombast Issued 27 June 2017 A Cheann Comhairle, This is a poor measure. And it is promoted for shoddy motives. That it is being promoted by the party that prides itself above all on its adherence to the …
  13. Speech by Brendan Howlin TD on Statements on Appointments to the Court of Appeal Issued 21 June 2017 At the outset, I want to make one thing immensely clear. I have known Ms. Justice Máire Whelan for many, many years. She is a person of integrity and passion, with a steely …
  14. Speech by Brendan Howlin TD on pre European Council Meeting 22-23 June Issued 21 June 2017 Taoiseach,   This will be an important occasion for you, your first European Council, at a critical time in our country, and our European Union’s history.   It is …
  15. Taoiseach must clarify issue of unlawful payment to Minister, and outline who will be paid to attend Cabinet - Howlin Issued 20 June 2017 Labour Party Leader, Brendan Howlin TD has called on the Taoiseach to clarify whether he has confirmed that the payment to the Chief Whip of the Government over the last year …
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