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Sunday 23 September, 2018

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

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

Friday 6 October, 2017

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

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

Tuesday 1 December, 2015

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

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

Friday 3 May, 2013

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

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.