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Labour to outline plans for An Equal Society

8 November 2019

Statement by Brendan Howlin TD
Party Leader and Spokesperson on Foreign Affairs and Northern Ireland

The Labour Party’s annual national conference takes place in Mullingar tomorrow and will focus on the party’s commitment to Building an Equal Society.

The conference will also see the official launch of Labour’s By-Election campaign and the intensification of preparation for the next General Election.

Labour’s five key policy areas of Jobs, Housing, Health, Children and Climate will be up for discussion, with a range of speakers throughout the day.

The one-day event will conclude with an address by the party leader, Brendan Howlin TD, on Saturday night.

Speaking ahead of the conference, Deputy Howlin said:

“I look forward to welcoming delegates from across the country to Mullingar and discussing with them our political priorities for the months ahead.

“It's also a chance for the public to hear real alternatives to the failures of the current government.

“We will discuss the detail of how Labour would build 80,000 homes and Labour’s plan to ensure good, sustainable jobs are created alongside fighting climate change.

“With four By-Elections at the end of the month, I will be asking party members to work with us over the next three weeks to ensure the Labour message is heard in Cork, Dublin and Wexford.

“We know that there is no substantial difference between Fine Gael and Fianna Fáil when it comes to national politics, and that is why I have called for unity among progressive opposition parties in the by-elections to ensure a genuine voice for change is elected in each of the four constituencies.

“If people want change from soaring rents, long hospital waiting lists, low wages and unaffordable childcare costs they should vote Labour for real change.”