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#Brendan Howlin

From TheJournal.ie Brendan Howlin is the new leader of the Labour Party Power Outage

Brendan Howlin is the new leader of the Labour Party

Alan Kelly did not turn up to the announcement this afternoon.

From TheJournal.ie There's no mood for a leadership contest in the Labour Party Follow The Leader

There's no mood for a leadership contest in the Labour Party

While Alan Kelly has put his name forward, it appears support is leaning towards Brendan Howlin.

From TheJournal.ie Poll: Who would you prefer as the next Labour leader? Head To Head This post contains a poll

Poll: Who would you prefer as the next Labour leader?

The field is narrowing.

From TheJournal.ie Howlin 'hasn't made up his mind' about running for the Labour leadership Battle

Howlin 'hasn't made up his mind' about running for the Labour leadership

The Wexford TD denied that he looked for a precondition of an uncontested leadership, saying “certainly not” and that he’s “absolutely” up for a contest.

From TheJournal.ie The next leader of Labour - ranked from most to least likely The New Boss

The next leader of Labour - ranked from most to least likely

Joan is stepping down, so who’s in the mix to replace her? We rank the contenders…

From TheJournal.ie It looks like this man could be the next Labour leader After Joan

It looks like this man could be the next Labour leader

Brendan Howlin is emerging as the clear favourite to succeed Joan Burton.

From TheJournal.ie Joan Burton will decide her fate as Labour leader after a government is formed Calls To Step Aside

Joan Burton will decide her fate as Labour leader after a government is formed

Meanwhile, Alan Kelly apologised for comments he made about power being a drug that suited him.

From TheJournal.ie Alan Kelly: What Labour has achieved is astonishing Manifesto

Alan Kelly: What Labour has achieved is astonishing

The party also called plans to abolish Irish Water “farcical”.

From TheJournal.ie Labour reckons its incredibly fabulous candidates can win 36 seats Bullish

Labour reckons its incredibly fabulous candidates can win 36 seats

Ministers are in confident mood as the party’s one-day conference gets underway in Mullingar.

From TheJournal.ie 'I'm most certainly not a Tory myself' Fine Gael-ness This post contains videos

'I'm most certainly not a Tory myself'

Paschal Donohoe dropped by TheJournal.ie today to discuss Labour’s latest attack on Fine Gael and other matters.

From TheJournal.ie Noonan and Howlin banter about 'social democrat' Leo and 'much improved' health service Caught On Mic

Noonan and Howlin banter about 'social democrat' Leo and 'much improved' health service

The two finance ministers were in top form today.

From TheJournal.ie 'Fine Gael and Labour are trying to sell the biggest fairytale of them all' Opinion

'Fine Gael and Labour are trying to sell the biggest fairytale of them all'

Ireland is growing because of the skills and innovation of the Irish people developed over decades – not because of a spin-obsessed government, writes Fianna Fáil’s Billy Kelleher.

From TheJournal.ie Seán O'Rourke: Ministers did not threaten Budget phone-in walkout Advance Warning

Seán O'Rourke: Ministers did not threaten Budget phone-in walkout

The RTÉ presenter has moved to clarify matters this morning.

From TheJournal.ie RTÉ says it's 'standard practice' to give ministers questions before Budget phone-in Advance Warning This post contains a poll

RTÉ says it's 'standard practice' to give ministers questions before Budget phone-in

A story in The Times reports on the advance warning given to Ministers Noonan and Howlin yesterday morning.

From TheJournal.ie Did the government sweeten you enough to re-elect them? Analysis

Did the government sweeten you enough to re-elect them?

Analysis: There was good news for lots of people yesterday, but can it convince them when they go to the polls?

From TheJournal.ie Budget 2016 - here are all the main points Budget 2016

Budget 2016 - here are all the main points

Anything that affects you, you’ll find it here.

From TheJournal.ie WATCH: With the Dáil chamber nearly empty, Pearse Doherty lets rip Not Holding Back This post contains videos

WATCH: With the Dáil chamber nearly empty, Pearse Doherty lets rip

There was some criticism of the lack of government presence in the Dáil as the opposition parties responded to the Budget.

From TheJournal.ie WATCH: Noonan and Howlin's smackdowns got TDs all rowdy Budget 2016

WATCH: Noonan and Howlin's smackdowns got TDs all rowdy

“Who speaks of Syriza now?”

From TheJournal.ie BUDGET 2016: Here's how it all went down Liveblog

BUDGET 2016: Here's how it all went down

Cuts to the much-hated USC, extra government spending and a couple of surprises – we keep you across it all.

From TheJournal.ie IN FULL: Brendan Howlin's Budget speech Budget 2016

IN FULL: Brendan Howlin's Budget speech

“Today we reap the benefits of the hard work and resilience of the Irish people.”

From TheJournal.ie Here's everything we know about the Budget so far Budget 2016

Here's everything we know about the Budget so far

The announcement is not until tomorrow but details are already emerging.

From TheJournal.ie Poll: Are you concerned about tomorrow's Budget? Your Say This post contains a poll

Poll: Are you concerned about tomorrow's Budget?

Tax cuts and spending increases worth €3 billion will reportedly be unveiled – twice what was previously expected.

From TheJournal.ie It looks like the Irish economy is now taking off like a rocket On The Up

It looks like the Irish economy is now taking off like a rocket

Just as Michael Noonan said it could three years ago.

From TheJournal.ie Fancy a job as a public servant? The government is trying to fill 200 vacancies Now Hiring

Fancy a job as a public servant? The government is trying to fill 200 vacancies

A graduate recruitment campaign to fill the posts was launched yesterday.

From TheJournal.ie Your USC is being cut, but what else do we know about Budget 2016? The Leaks So Far

Your USC is being cut, but what else do we know about Budget 2016?

With a month to go, the Budget leaks have begun in earnest.

From TheJournal.ie Labour's next leader, from most to least likely After Joan

Labour's next leader, from most to least likely

Joan Burton is safe for now but who’s in the mix to replace her? We rank the contenders…

From TheJournal.ie Ministers don't have to explain most of their €1.4 million personal expenses Public Purse

Ministers don't have to explain most of their €1.4 million personal expenses

A new analysis of official figures by TheJournal.ie.

From TheJournal.ie The drive from Dublin to Wexford just got a whole lot quicker Goodbye Tailbacks

The drive from Dublin to Wexford just got a whole lot quicker

The M11 is now open for business.

From TheJournal.ie Cowen and Bertie under pressure to refuse 'disgusting' pension boosts Top-ups

Cowen and Bertie under pressure to refuse 'disgusting' pension boosts

Several former cabinet ministers are in line for pension increases under the new public sector pay deal.

From TheJournal.ie The government has been painting a too-rosy budget picture Money Worries

The government has been painting a too-rosy budget picture

Its fiscal advisory council has warned something will have to give.

From TheJournal.ie Most public servants will get €2,000 extra over the next two years Cash Money

Most public servants will get €2,000 extra over the next two years

The government has struck a deal with public sector unions this evening.

From TheJournal.ie Turns out no one wants a 21-year-old president No Country For Young Men This post contains videos

Turns out no one wants a 21-year-old president

Spare a thought for Niall Horan.

From TheJournal.ie Brendan Howlin: There are "really weird people" who attack others online Comedy Duo

Brendan Howlin: There are "really weird people" who attack others online

The minister also tells us how he feels about being compared to one half of Morecambe and Wise.

From TheJournal.ie 'The Dáil is full of men who will never need an abortion, we don't know what it's like' The 8th Amendment

'The Dáil is full of men who will never need an abortion, we don't know what it's like'

A very passionate debate has just taken place in the Dáil.

From TheJournal.ie Brendan Howlin thinks left-wing parties "thrive in chaos" Professional Agitators

Brendan Howlin thinks left-wing parties "thrive in chaos"

…and if those rumours of an €800 windfall for public servants are true.

From TheJournal.ie Michael Noonan is copping a lot of flak for saying some people are 'allergic to work' Jobphobia This post contains videos

Michael Noonan is copping a lot of flak for saying some people are 'allergic to work'

Brendan Howlin, for one, doesn’t agree.

From TheJournal.ie Public servants could be in for €800 windfall State Of The Nation

Public servants could be in for €800 windfall

Here’s everything you need to know about what’s happening in Irish politics right now…

From TheJournal.ie We have to wait another six months to see garda records Freedom Of Information

We have to wait another six months to see garda records

The FOI Act has extended the deadline for Irish Rail, the ESB and Eirgrid also.

From TheJournal.ie Irish people say what they really think about civil servants Satisfaction

Irish people say what they really think about civil servants

There seems to be a disparity between people’s experiences and what they feel.

From TheJournal.ie Howlin: I'm amazed people criticised the spring statement, it's full of 'real meat' State Of The Nation

Howlin: I'm amazed people criticised the spring statement, it's full of 'real meat'

Here’s everything you need to know about what’s happening in Irish politics right now…