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# brendan-howlin - Wednesday 19 July, 2017

'The optics are bad': Criticism levelled at Garda Commissioner for taking five-week holiday

Labour and Sinn Féin described the timing of the break as ‘strange’.

# brendan-howlin - Tuesday 11 July, 2017

Scheme to give you 10c back for each bottle and can could cost €120m to roll-out

In a rare move, the Labour Party announced last week that it would co-sponsor the Green Party’s Waste Reduction Bill.

# brendan-howlin - Thursday 29 June, 2017

Man ready to leave National Rehab Hospital, but HSE says there's no money to support him at home

The Liveline Effect: Brendan Howlin says families feel they have to go public with their tragic stories to see action.

# brendan-howlin - Tuesday 20 June, 2017

Regina Doherty may have to repay €15,829 of Chief Whip allowance if it was unlawful

Taoiseach Leo Varadkar said introducing new laws to boost ministers’ pay is not a priority.

# brendan-howlin - Sunday 18 June, 2017

'The millennial vote is key' - Can Corbynmania be harnessed by Ireland's Labour party?

The systems may be different but does the message translate?

# brendan-howlin - Friday 16 June, 2017

Fianna Fáil says there 'will be consequences' over judge's appointment

The party has called on the Attorney General to not accept her new Court of Appeal role.

# brendan-howlin - Friday 19 May, 2017

'Contempt for Dáil Éireann': Government still plans to sell AIB shares despite vote against it

The Government yesterday forgot to vote against a motion delaying the sale.

# brendan-howlin - Sunday 23 April, 2017

Brendan Howlin hits out at 'sham' government and 'racist' Trump

The Labour leader also accused Shane Ross of “sitting in his office hiding”.

# brendan-howlin - Thursday 13 April, 2017

Gardaí are monitoring a small number of individuals 'who do not have this country's interests at heart'

Taoiseach Enda Kenny has called a security meeting following recent terrorist attacks in Europe.

# brendan-howlin - Friday 7 April, 2017

'More cock-up than conspiracy': Shatter defends gardaí, but hits out at Kenny

The former Justice Minister said the Taoiseach and Attorney General’s actions might be “a resigning matter”.

# brendan-howlin - Wednesday 5 April, 2017

Facebook is bringing in new measures to crack down on revenge porn

The social media platform can now prevent intimate images from being shared on Facebook, Messenger, and Instagram.

# brendan-howlin - Saturday 25 March, 2017

There's a small bit of good news for Labour in the latest opinion poll

The independents also do well in the latest Red C-Sunday Business Post survey.

# brendan-howlin - Sunday 12 March, 2017

Brendan Howlin has called for the sale of AIB to be put on hold

Howlin wants assurances that the money will be spent on building new homes, schools and hospitals.

# brendan-howlin - Wednesday 22 February, 2017

FactCheck: How many new social housing units does the government plan to build?

Richard Bruton made the claim, and a FactCheck reader asked us to step in, so we did.

# brendan-howlin - Wednesday 15 February, 2017

Ming Flanagan: 'Unless you come from the old guard, you are irrelevant in the eyes of mainstream media'

Mainstream Irish media tends to focus on the very limited political spectrum that is Fianna Fáil, Fine Gael and Labour, writes Luke Ming Flanagan.

# brendan-howlin - Thursday 9 February, 2017

Howlin says whistleblower Maurice McCabe 'expressed gratitude' for his intervention yesterday

Pressure is mounting on the Garda Commissioner to step aside while the inquiry is ongoing.

# brendan-howlin - Wednesday 8 February, 2017

Labour and Sinn Féin call for Nóirín O'Sullivan to 'stand aside' until new whistleblower inquiry is complete

Brendan Howlin said that, in light of the establishment of a new inquiry, the Garda Commissioner’s current position is “untenable”.

Nóirín O'Sullivan refutes Dáil claims about her treatment of Maurice McCabe

O’Sullivan strongly refutes the claims made by Labour leader Brendan Howlin under Dáil privilege today.

# brendan-howlin - Tuesday 22 November, 2016

Brendan Howlin has described Shane Ross as 'Donald Trumpesque'

Labour’s Brendan Howlin says this government is a “do nothing Dáil”.

# brendan-howlin - Tuesday 15 November, 2016

Government will not block opposition bill on rogue crisis pregnancy agencies

The bill is to be debated in the Dáíl on Thursday.

# brendan-howlin - Wednesday 19 October, 2016

'Women right now are being lied to in the most grotesque fashion. Enough is enough'

Today, the Labour Party is introducing to the Dáil legislation that will require those who provide counselling services to women experiencing crisis pregnancies to be registered and regulated.

Labour bill aims to clamp down on rogue crisis pregnancy agencies operating in Ireland

The issue of these clinics operating in Ireland was highlighted in an undercover report last month.

# brendan-howlin - Wednesday 28 September, 2016

Enda Kenny won't say if the social welfare Christmas bonus will be paid this December

Taoiseach Enda Kenny said the matter is being discussed ahead of October’s Budget.

# brendan-howlin - Sunday 25 September, 2016

Brendan Howlin: 'Clearly, the whole water charges issue was a mistake'

After a crushing defeat in the last election, Labour’s Brendan Howlin talks about water charges, Alan Kelly and how the government nearly collapsed a number of times.

# brendan-howlin - Wednesday 7 September, 2016

Dáil approves government plan to appeal Apple tax ruling

The Taoiseach said it’s not true Apple was provided with more favourable treatment than others companies in terms of taxes.

# brendan-howlin - Thursday 1 September, 2016

FactCheck: How many people actually work for foreign companies in Ireland?

We heard all kinds of numbers from several politicians this week. FactCheck gets to the truth.

# brendan-howlin - Sunday 12 June, 2016

Joan Burton has a lot to say about Enda Kenny's 'cop-out' on abortion

The former Tánaiste talks abortion, rent supplement and why women have to be tough to be in Irish politics.

# brendan-howlin - Monday 23 May, 2016

'Brash, opinionated' Kelly says he must be the country's most psychoanalysed politician

But Kelly says he will be staying in the party.

# brendan-howlin - Saturday 21 May, 2016

'Alan Kelly will work with Brendan Howlin to rebuild Labour'

Sources say that Kelly will stay in the party.

# brendan-howlin - Friday 20 May, 2016

Power outage: Today was as much about Alan Kelly as it was Brendan Howlin

Alan Kelly failed to turn up at the leadership announcement after failing to garner support from his party colleagues.

Brendan Howlin is the new leader of the Labour Party

Alan Kelly did not turn up to the announcement this afternoon.

# brendan-howlin - Tuesday 17 May, 2016

There's no mood for a leadership contest in the Labour Party

While Alan Kelly has put his name forward, it appears support is leaning towards Brendan Howlin.

Poll: Who would you prefer as the next Labour leader? Head To Head This post contains a poll

Poll: Who would you prefer as the next Labour leader?

The field is narrowing.

# brendan-howlin - Wednesday 11 May, 2016

Howlin 'hasn't made up his mind' about running for the Labour leadership

The Wexford TD denied that he looked for a precondition of an uncontested leadership, saying “certainly not” and that he’s “absolutely” up for a contest.

# brendan-howlin - Tuesday 10 May, 2016

The next leader of Labour - ranked from most to least likely

Joan is stepping down, so who’s in the mix to replace her? We rank the contenders…

# brendan-howlin - Thursday 31 March, 2016

It looks like this man could be the next Labour leader

Brendan Howlin is emerging as the clear favourite to succeed Joan Burton.

# brendan-howlin - Wednesday 30 March, 2016

Joan Burton will decide her fate as Labour leader after a government is formed

Meanwhile, Alan Kelly apologised for comments he made about power being a drug that suited him.

# brendan-howlin - Monday 15 February, 2016

Alan Kelly: What Labour has achieved is astonishing

The party also called plans to abolish Irish Water “farcical”.

# brendan-howlin - Saturday 30 January, 2016

Labour reckons its incredibly fabulous candidates can win 36 seats

Ministers are in confident mood as the party’s one-day conference gets underway in Mullingar.

# brendan-howlin - Monday 25 January, 2016

'I'm most certainly not a Tory myself' Fine Gael-ness This post contains videos

'I'm most certainly not a Tory myself'

Paschal Donohoe dropped by TheJournal.ie today to discuss Labour’s latest attack on Fine Gael and other matters.

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