Brendan Howlin

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Labour Party leader Brendan Howlin: may not have to vastly improve party’s  Dáil standing to acquire again the position of post-election powerbroker.  Photograph:  Brian Lawless/PA

Brendan Howlin’s request to Labour supporters to continue their preferences to others on the centre left in coming elections serves two purposes. In (...)

Labour leader Brendan Howlin (right) greets the party’s spokesperson on health Alan Kelly at the party conference in Dublin on Saturday. Photograph: Brian Lawless/PA Wire

Labour leader Brendan Howlin has asked party supporters to give their next preferences after Labour candidates to the Green Party and Social Democrats(...)

 President Michael D Higgins and his wife Sabina after last weekend’s result was announced. Photograph: Tom Honan

So the dogs have the paws under the presidential table again and the sitting tenants have the lease renewed for another seven years. No doubt the mess(...)

Labour Party leader Brendan Howlin says he has written to SDLP leader Colum Eastwood asking him to outline his intentions regarding a potential merger with Fianna Fáil. Photograph: Brenda Fitzsimons

The Labour Party and the British Labour party will have to organise together to contest elections in Northern Ireland if the SDLP merges with Fianna F(...)

File photograph of Sgt Maurice McCabe outside  Leinster House. Photograph: Cyril Byrne/The Irish Times

Sgt Maurice McCabe has said he has “no plans yet at all” for his future following the announcement that he would retire from An Garda Síochána at midn(...)

President Michael D Higgins said during the election campaign that he would explain how the unaudited €317,000 allowance for his office is spent – but would only do so after the election. Photograph: Niall Carson/PA Wire

The presidential election may, for the most part, be best forgotten, but one theme of the campaign – the lack of transparency at Áras an Uachtaráin – (...)

Canvassers promoting a Yes vote for the upcoming referendum on blasphemy, in Dublin. Photograph: Clodagh Kilcoyne/Reuters

Blaasphemy. Sounds like a clever name for a hipster sandwich joint in Waterford. It could attract a crowd. But blasphemy? Who cares? Not too many i(...)

Brendan Howlin:  he said it was “amazing” that the government jet issue was persisting.

Labour leader Brendan Howlin has said it was “a danger” that turnout in the presidential election could be lower than 50 per cent. Appealing for vot(...)

Labour  leader Brendan Howlin TD.  Photograph: Cyril Byrne/The Irish Times.

Labour leader Brendan Howlin has claimed that the prospect of postponing the issue of the Irish “backstop” is being discussed in the Brexit talks as n(...)

Fine Gael Minister for Finance Paschal Donohue on budget day at Government Buildings, Dublin. Photograph: Dara Mac Donaill

Last week’s budget was described as an election budget without being a giveaway budget. Today’s poll findings suggest voters agree with this analysis.(...)

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