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#Brendan Howlin

# 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.

# brendan-howlin - Monday 30 April, 2018

Carillion construction fallout: Wexford principal fearful new school may not be able to open in time

As the end of the term approaches, Loreto’s board of management and principal are getting increasingly worried.

# brendan-howlin - Sunday 22 April, 2018

Poll: Who is your favourite political party leader? Your Say This post contains a poll

Poll: Who is your favourite political party leader?

Fine Gael remains the most popular party in the country.

# brendan-howlin - Tuesday 27 March, 2018

Varadkar says Coveney's call for two-thirds majority lock in abortion law is unconstitutional

The Cabinet is discussing potential abortion legislation today.

# brendan-howlin - Thursday 15 March, 2018

Opposition hit out at Taoiseach over phone call with Trump about Doonbeg wind farm four years ago

The Taoiseach said he inquired with Clare County Council about the planning permission after Trump raised concerns with him.

# brendan-howlin - Wednesday 31 January, 2018

'Ireland is behind the times in tackling revenge porn'

Labour’s Brendan Howlin said other countries have legislated against revenge porn and secured convictions.

# brendan-howlin - Tuesday 16 January, 2018

Taoiseach to make his own views known on abortion in a 'couple of weeks'

The were calls for the Taoiseach to put his views on abortion on the record today.

# brendan-howlin - Thursday 7 December, 2017

'We're being asked to sell out our neutrality': Government accused of trying to rush EU defence deal vote

Some argue Pesco is the first step towards an EU army.

# brendan-howlin - Monday 13 November, 2017

Harris says he's not in the job to be popular - but what did former health ministers make of it?

As 45% of people say they don’t have confidence in Harris as health minister, we ask former office holders to reflect on their time in the job.

# brendan-howlin - Monday 6 November, 2017

'We need to see a dramatic change': Alan Kelly throws down gauntlet to Brendan Howlin

It was put to Kelly that he was putting Labour leader Brendan Howlin “on notice” by calling for such rapid change.

# brendan-howlin - Sunday 29 October, 2017

'A bizarre choice': Labour says the new children's hospital shouldn't be called Phoenix

Leader Brendan Howlin said the word had “no linkage to Irish history or culture”.

# brendan-howlin - Tuesday 17 October, 2017

Should employees go to work during a red weather alert? Leo agrees to issue guidelines

Brendan Howlin said employers were confused yesterday as to whether to close for the day or not.

# brendan-howlin - Thursday 12 October, 2017

Brendan Howlin writes to political standards watchdog over Leo Varadkar's 'spin unit'

Howlin questioned whether Budget day videos represented an improper use of public funds.

# brendan-howlin - Sunday 10 September, 2017

Labour wants the HPV vaccine to be rolled out to boys sooner rather than later

The plan was originally to roll the free vaccine out to boys – but this has yet to happen.

# 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”.

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