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  1. We can't go back to business as usual post-Covid19

    Thu Apr 2, 2020 - 02:10 pm - Ged Nash TD I welcome this opportunity to place this statement on the record of the House.My first thoughts are with the loved ones of those who have sadly passed away.If this crisis has done anything, it has put...
  2. Kelly raises concerns around PPE availability

    Thu Apr 2, 2020 - 01:26 pm - Alan Kelly TD We as members of Dáil Éireann need to practice what we preach. The public health advice is to stay at home during this crisis. Our democratic institutions are central to everything we do and if the ...
  3. Politics has to work to deliver solutions during the COVID-19 crisis

    Thu Mar 19, 2020 - 04:02 pm - Alan Kelly TD Remarks by Alan Kelly on second stage of COVID-19 emergency legislation, Dáil Éireann, Thursday 19th March 2020.As somebody who has worked with the health service over the last four years in my role...
  4. Solidarity with all affected by Coronavirus

    Thu Mar 19, 2020 - 03:32 pm - Brendan Howlin TD Remarks by Brendan Howlin TD on second stage of the COVID-19 Emergency legislation, 19th March 2020.I would like to express my own solidarity – and that of the Labour Party – with everyone who is ...
  5. A Labour Party we can be proud of

    Thu Mar 5, 2020 - 08:00 pm - Aodhán Ó Ríordáin TD Speech by Aodhán Ó Ríordáin to Labour Party Leadership Hustings, Clayton Hotel Dublin Airport, Thursday 6th March 2020When I joined the Labour Party as a young teacher, I was teaching ten-year-old...
  6. Dáil must take Corona Virus risk seriously

    Thu Mar 5, 2020 - 04:32 pm - Sean Sherlock TD Statements on COVID-19Dáil Éireann, 5th March 2020Check against DeliveryCalls on Government to change the social protection rules so that workers can afford to stay at home if they need to self-isol...
  7. The European Union needs to present solutions

    Thu Mar 5, 2020 - 03:25 pm - Brendan Howlin TD Remarks by Brendan Howlin TD on Dáil statements after the European Council meeting of 20th-21st FebruaryThe European Council meeting on the 20th February failed.It failed to reach agreement on the Mu...
  8. A Labour Party we can be proud of

    Mon Mar 2, 2020 - 08:00 pm - Aodhán Ó Ríordáin TD Speech to Labour Party Leadership Hustings, Clayton Silver Springs Hotel, Cork, Monday 2nd March 2020.When I joined the Labour Party as a young teacher, I was teaching ten-year-old girls in Sheriff St...
  9. Only Labour has the Real Solutions for Change

    Wed Feb 5, 2020 - 02:30 pm - Brendan Howlin TD Remarks by Labour Party Leader Brendan Howlin as the General Election campaign enters the final 3 days. With 3 days to go in this Election the Labour Party has one central message to votersIf you want...
  10. A More European Ireland Post-Brexit?

    Fri Jan 31, 2020 - 11:30 am - Brendan Howlin TD Address by Labour Party Leader Brendan Howlin to the Institute of International and European Affairs on 31st January 2020.For centuries there has been a two-way movement of people between Ireland...
  11. Stop the Waste of Public Money, Build Homes and Fix Health

    Tue Jan 21, 2020 - 11:05 am - Brendan Howlin TD Speech by Brendan Howlin at the Labour Party Campaign Launch, Dublin, 21st January 2020Check against deliveryThe Labour Party's message in this general election is clear:Labour will end the waste...
  12. Clean air is essential to healthy human life- Burton

    Wed Dec 18, 2019 - 05:27 pm - Joan Burton Check against deliveryClean air and clean water are fundamental essentials to healthy, human life. The Labour Party motion tonight is to stress – not-with-standing that we are one of the most advanc...
  13. EU must provide global leadership on climate change

    Wed Dec 18, 2019 - 03:18 pm - Brendan Howlin TD Speaking on post European Council statements in the Dáil, Labour Party leader Brendan Howlin said that:"The single biggest economic challenge facing the European Union is to provide global leadership...
  14. Penrose Bill to address defined benefit pensions

    Thu Dec 12, 2019 - 05:26 pm - Willie Penrose I’m glad to be speaking today on Labour’s Pensions (Amendment) (No. 3) Bill 2017. I should say from the outset that the Labour Party will always support the right of every person to have dece...
  15. Toxic racism has entered our politics - Ryan

    Thu Dec 12, 2019 - 05:20 pm - Brendan Ryan Racism should not be allowed to take root in our society.It is not inevitable and we must take action to stamp it out, especially in our politics. Our equality laws prohibit discrimination of emp...