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#Brendan Howlin

# brendan-howlin - Sunday 3 May, 2020

Threat of claims against businesses as a result of contracting Covid-19 on the premises to be examined

Finance Minister Paschal Donohoe has asked for an examination of the issue.

# brendan-howlin - Thursday 30 April, 2020

Businesses will not reopen if they can't get Covid-19 insurance, says Howlin

Labour’s Brendan Howlin said businesses fear being held liable for their employees or their customers becoming victims of Covid-19.

# brendan-howlin - Friday 3 April, 2020

Labour Party to elect Howlin's replacement as postal vote closes today

Tipperary TD Alan Kelly and Dublin TD Aodhán O’Riordáin are in the running for it.

# brendan-howlin - Tuesday 18 February, 2020

Alan Kelly v Aodhán Ó Ríordáin: Two TDs set to compete for Labour leadership

Labour members will vote on a new leader at the beginning of April.

# brendan-howlin - Saturday 15 February, 2020

The Labour Party leadership contest will kick off this morning

The executive board of the Labour Party will meet at 11am.

# brendan-howlin - Thursday 13 February, 2020

'The next generation': Who is likely to put their name forward as the next Labour leader?

There are four main contenders for the job to replace Brendan Howlin, but the task ahead for the winner is immense.

# brendan-howlin - Wednesday 12 February, 2020

Brendan Howlin to step down as leader of the Labour Party

Howlin has led the party since 2016, when he took over from Joan Burton.

# brendan-howlin - Friday 7 February, 2020

'Strength together': Eamon Ryan says Greens, Soc Dems and independents will talk first after election

Green Party leader Eamon Ryan talked to The Candidate Podcast.

# brendan-howlin - Sunday 2 February, 2020

Googling the general election: Sinn Féin is the most searched for political party

Google Trends has released an analysis of the questions people have been typing into Google about the general election.

# brendan-howlin - Wednesday 29 January, 2020

Poll: Should the Irish government push for an end to the US military use of Shannon Airport? Your Say This post contains a poll

Poll: Should the Irish government push for an end to the US military use of Shannon Airport?

Labour leader Brendan Howlin said he would insist on ending the use of Shannon for US military operations if in government.

The Candidate Podcast: Brendan Howlin answers your election questions

The Candidate puts TheJournal.ie readers’ questions to the party leaders.

'Ireland can't be a nodding duck': Howlin says Labour will push for end to US military use of Shannon

The Labour leader said inspections of US aircraft should be carried out.

# brendan-howlin - Monday 27 January, 2020

What's your big election question for Brendan Howlin? It's YOUR chance to ask

We want to put your questions to all the party leaders before 8 February.

# brendan-howlin - Wednesday 18 December, 2019

Ireland can't wait forever to ban the sale of cheap alcohol, says Varadkar

The government wants to introduce minimum pricing at the same time as the North.

# brendan-howlin - Thursday 12 December, 2019

'Chronic pain is particularly acute for children': Issue of children's consultant stepping down raised in Dáil

The issue was raised by TD Dara Calleary in the Dail today.

# brendan-howlin - Sunday 10 November, 2019

Labour Party leader says 'new toxic racism' has entered Irish politics

Howlin made the comments during a speech at the party’s annual conference in Mullingar.

# brendan-howlin - Thursday 3 October, 2019

Labour's alternate Budget: No income tax credits on €100k+ incomes and raising levy on the banks

Opposition parties were out outlining their Budget 2020 proposals today.

# brendan-howlin - Monday 9 September, 2019

Government cuts during Labour's time in power were 'awful', says party leader

The Labour Party’s terms for entering government in the future will be discussed at today’s think-in.

# brendan-howlin - Sunday 4 August, 2019

Interview: Brendan Howlin on green housing, the SocDems and Labour's 'rough time' in government

Howlin gave a lukewarm verdict on the recent local elections, so what next?

# brendan-howlin - Sunday 26 May, 2019

Brendan Howlin dismisses leadership concerns and says he wants to 'work together' with the Greens

The Labour leader said he is ‘not at all disappointed’ with his party’s result.

# brendan-howlin - Wednesday 1 May, 2019

Ireland set to make revenge porn and 'upskirting' illegal under new legislation

It will also be an offence to send obscene messages using any form of online communications.

# brendan-howlin - Sunday 10 February, 2019

'Deeply misleading': Howlin clarifies his opposition to Big Tobacco following report

The Labour leader reportedly wrote to the Finance Minister asking if it was appropriate his officials had refused to meet with tobacco industry representatives.

# brendan-howlin - Monday 31 December, 2018

Brendan Howlin says Labour would provide a home for SDLP members unhappy with FF merger

Talk of an SDLP-FF merger is increasing ahead of elections next year.

# brendan-howlin - Sunday 4 November, 2018

Labour members asked to allow senators run as party leader

If passed, senators such as Ivana Bacik and Aodhán Ó Ríordáin would be eligible for election.

# brendan-howlin - Thursday 18 October, 2018

'Unacceptable': Minister told Illness Benefit delays means some people have no money to buy food

Howlin said calls to the Social Protection helpline have been going unanswered.

# brendan-howlin - Tuesday 16 October, 2018

'I don't know where he's getting his information': Coveney denies Howlin claims on Brexit backstop deferral

Tánaiste Simon Coveney said solidarity with Ireland is as strong as ever.

# brendan-howlin - Thursday 4 October, 2018

Simon Coveney says the government's 'hugely ambitious' social housing programme is working

Coveney was standing in for Taoiseach Leo Varadkar, who is in Brussels to meet the EU’s chief Brexit negotiator Michel Barnier.

# brendan-howlin - 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.

Howlin backs second referendum, says there's 'no such thing as a good Brexit for Ireland'

Jeremy Corbyn has said he’s open to the idea of a second vote.

# brendan-howlin - Friday 21 September, 2018

'Brendan Howlin was wrong: civil disobedience is a valid weapon in the fight for a better Ireland'

Those who benefit from the way Ireland is organised would love us to believe we have no power, that we can’t win, that there’s no reason to act, writes Siobhan O’Donoghue.

# brendan-howlin - Monday 17 September, 2018

Labour's Brendan Howlin says Take Back The City is something 'he wouldn't be associated with'

Howlin yesterday faced down members of his own party at Labour’s think-in in Drogheda.

# brendan-howlin - Sunday 16 September, 2018

Howlin's leadership under the spotlight as Labour think-in gets underway

Alan Kelly’s recent comments about Howlin’s leadership will be a topic of conversation today in Drogheda.

# brendan-howlin - Wednesday 5 September, 2018

Labour and Green Party to hold rally for 'democracy and decency' to coincide with visit of Donald Trump

The US President will visit Europe to mark the 100th anniversary of the end of World War I.

# brendan-howlin - Saturday 1 September, 2018

What would need to happen for a new Labour leader to be elected?

Alan Kelly has thrown his leader down the gauntlet and called for a change of leadership.

'Cancel this visit': Opposition parties call for protests over Trump visit to Ireland

The White House announced last night that US President Donald Trump will visit Ireland in November.

# brendan-howlin - Friday 31 August, 2018

'I thought we had a good working relationship': Brendan Howlin calls Alan Kelly's comments 'unhelpful'

The Tipperary TD said the Labour Party needs “radical change”.

# brendan-howlin - Wednesday 29 August, 2018

Calls to move Presidential Inauguration date as it will clash with Armistice Day memorial

Labour and Sinn Féin said the date should be changed.

# brendan-howlin - Saturday 4 August, 2018

'We don't feel it's the right time': 16 Labour councillors dismiss calls for new party leader

The councillors said that efforts should be focused on issues such as housing, childcare and free education.

# brendan-howlin - Tuesday 19 June, 2018

'Indefensible, immoral, shocking': Coveney on the separation of children at US borders

Official data shows more than 2,000 children have been separated from their parents or guardians since early May.

# brendan-howlin - Saturday 5 May, 2018

Alan Kelly is no longer gunning for Howlin's job as leader of the Labour Party

Six months ago, the Tipperary TD put his party leader on notice.

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