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Response: 'I have concerns about Take Back the City, but Labour will stand among those who support it'
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Response: 'I have concerns about Take Back the City, but Labour will stand among those who support it'

Sep 23rd 2018, 5:30 PM 17,658 Views 101 Comments

I fully support peaceful protest and direct action as a legitimate form of democratic participation, writes Brendan Howlin.

'Are public broadcasting licenses being adhered to in Communicorp stations?'
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'Are public broadcasting licenses being adhered to in Communicorp stations?'

Oct 6th 2017, 7:30 PM 7,883 Views 36 Comments

Media outlets hold great power. The public interest requires that the use of such power be carefully regulated, writes Brendan Howlin.

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

Oct 19th 2016, 11:00 AM 231 Views 82 Comments

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.

'This is the only government... Fianna Fáil and Sinn Féin shouldn't even bother with manifestos'
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'This is the only government... Fianna Fáil and Sinn Féin shouldn't even bother with manifestos'

Dec 1st 2015, 8:30 PM 60 Views 146 Comments

The choice facing the electorate at the next election will be between this government and no government, argues Public Expenditure Minister Brendan Howlin.

Column: Lobbying has become 'a dirty word'. We want to change that
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Column: Lobbying has become 'a dirty word'. We want to change that

May 3rd 2013, 7:00 AM 132 Views 40 Comments

The Minister for Public Expenditure and Reform, Brendan Howlin, explains the reasoning behind the government’s new plans to regulate lobbying and restore public faith in a vital activity.