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Minimum wage rise 'hardly enough to lift a family out of poverty', says Brendan Howlin

Irish Examiner - ‎Jul 19, 2016‎
New plans to increase the minimum wage by just 10c will fail to lift struggling families out of poverty, according to Brendan Howlin. Mr Howlin also said it will mean that initial programme for government ambitions to address sub-standard salaries will ...
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Labour leader Howlin to criticise Corbyn's attitude

Irish Times - ‎Jul 21, 2016‎
Labour Party leader Brendan Howlin will today implicitly criticise his British counterpart Jeremy Corbyn, warning that Labour in the UK is now “riven by factions”.
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Fianna Fáil seeking to play footsie with lost love Labour

Irish Examiner - ‎15 hours ago‎
Since becoming leader, he has deliberately sought to move Fianna Fáil to the centre left and there are many issues that he and Brendan Howlin would agree strongly on. Well, with Fianna Fáil now polling at 30% plus in the polls and most likely to ...
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Joe Mulholland not ready to hand over reins of summer school just yet

Irish Times - ‎15 hours ago‎
There were Ministers and politicians aplenty - Leo Varadkar, Paschal Donohoe, Simon Harris, Heather Humphreys, Brendan Howlin, Eamon Ryan, Richard Boyd Barrett, Mairéad McGuinness, Noel Dempsey, Colum Eastwood and many more. There were ...

Fears for future of A&E despite soothing noises

Gorey Guardian - ‎Jul 22, 2016‎
The leaked draft report led to a chorus of angry protest in County Wexford, with former Minister Brendan Howlin, who opened Wexford Hospital's new showpiece Emergency Department in 2014, saying that any move to remove any services from town and ...
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It's time for my 2016 political awards: Who won coveted 'Plain Silly' gong?

Irish Independent - ‎Jul 23, 2016‎
It's 150 days today since the country went to the polls and produced the most fragmented, divided Dail since the Civil War. It took 70 of those days to finally elect a Taoiseach.

Leo? Simon? Does it matter a damn?

Irish Independent - ‎Jul 23, 2016‎
Think of a single policy difference guaranteed to keep Brendan Howlin from joining Simon in Government? Apart from occasional "moral" issues, which are usually dodged, there are no substantial differences between members of the major parties.

Howlin: Fine Gael internal wrangling and dysfunctional Dáil puts country at risk

Irish Examiner - ‎Jul 11, 2016‎
That was the view Labour Party leader Brendan Howlin gave in Cork yesterday. The former minister also said he was not even sure the current Government would last until the end of this week, never mind see out a full term in office.
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GDP surge leads to €280m EU bill hike for Ireland

Irish Examiner - ‎Jul 20, 2016‎
Last night, Labour leader and former Public Expenditure Minister Brendan Howlin was scathing in his criticism of the CSO, which he described as being “a law onto itself”, saying the figures should not have been published without addressing the major ...
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The 'Do Nothing Dáil' - Impotent Government happy to head for hills

Irish Examiner - ‎Jul 21, 2016‎
While it has been a bad term for Enda Kenny, it has been a good term for Brendan Howlin. Installed as Labour leader, in somewhat messy circumstances given Alan Kelly's unhappiness at the lack of a contest, Howlin and Labour have begun the road back ...

Tánaiste: Hiring staff to help tackle suicide crisis is proving difficult

Irish Examiner - ‎Jul 21, 2016‎
to ensure the system works properly. Ms McDonald and later Labour leader Brendan Howlin said it was disgraceful that children have to wait up to 18 months to see a child psychologist.
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'Minority' report called for higher wage hike than 10c

Irish Examiner - ‎Jul 19, 2016‎
Speaking during leader's questions, Labour leader Brendan Howlin said the rise will add “just €200 a year” to a low-paid worker, a rate he said is “hardly enough to lift a family out of poverty”.

Dáil observes minute's silence for Nice attack victims

Irish Times - ‎Jul 19, 2016‎
Labour leader Brendan Howlin said that the unity of the French nation would stand firm “in the face of this act of barbarism”.

KCLR Live Tuesday 19th July 2016 (Part One) - ‎Jul 19, 2016‎
Part 1: John Masterson interviews the Labour party leader Brendan Howlinas he settles into his new role. Listeners get involved and you give your reaction to Brendan Howlin's interview. The best driving songs… John and Eimear argue over their playlist!
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DUP support is not essential in post-Brexit dialogue - Martin

Irish Independent - ‎Jul 17, 2016‎
During the week, Labour Party leader Brendan Howlin said that no legislation had been passed in six months. Mr Martin expressed concern that the largest parties in the Dáil did not have proportionate speaking time.
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Taoiseach to 'beef up' his department in wake of Brexit

Irish Times - ‎Jul 13, 2016‎
Labour leader Brendan Howlin agreed, and said he did not want to sound in any way critical “but many of the very fine civil servants we have engaged in these matters, who are some of the finest public servants in Europe, come from a mindset that is ...
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BREAKING: Surge in FF support ratchets up pressure on Kenny

The Sunday Business Post - ‎Jul 16, 2016‎
Labour under new leader Brendan Howlin is unchanged at 6 per cent. But in a sign of the rebuilding challenge the party faces, this is still below the 7 per cent it got in the general election.
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Harris targets payments breaching public sector salary rules

Irish Times - ‎Jul 12, 2016‎
Labour leader Brendan Howlin suggested the Tánaiste could not confirm all the agencies were in full compliance with HSE requirements, and that they adhered now to Department of health pay scales.

Fianna Fáil consults grassroots for campaign suggestions

Irish Examiner - ‎Jul 14, 2016‎
It is understood the Taoiseach confirmed to Mr Martin, Sinn Féin leader Gerry Adams, Labour's Brendan Howlin, and representatives from the Social Democrats, Green Party, AAA-PBP and Independent groupings that he will set up a new unit with his ...