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# Brendan Howlin

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October 2023
Former Labour leader Brendan Howlin says he will not run in next general election
He has been a TD for the Wexford constituency since 1987.
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McEntee wants image-based abuse to be illegal by the end of the year
People could face up to seven years in prison if they publish intimate images without consent.
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.
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.
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.
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.
The Labour Party leadership contest will kick off this morning
The executive board of the Labour Party will meet at 11am.
'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 to step down as leader of the Labour Party
Howlin has led the party since 2016, when he took over from Joan Burton.
'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.
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.
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 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.
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.
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.
'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.
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.
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.
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.
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 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.
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.
'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 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.
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.
'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.
'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.
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.
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 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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
'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”.
Calls to move Presidential Inauguration date as it will clash with Armistice Day memorial
Labour and Sinn Féin said the date should be changed.
'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.