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The Budget was in many ways remarkable

Posted on October 20, 2014

Minister Brendan Howlin and Minister Alan Kelly

This time last year, we estimated that to meet our budget deficit target would require further cuts of €1.3 billion on the spending side. That we are now in a position to increase expenditure, responsibly, indicates the progress we have made.To be forced to reduce expenditure for the past six years and seven budgets was unprecedented. It is the scale of the damage inflicted on the Irish people by Fianna Fáil in Government.We now have some flexibility to meet emerging demands and to invest in our public services. This is a further sign that we are normalising both politics and economics following the greatest economic crisis in our history.In this budget we have provided for a dramatic increase in investment in areas like social housing and we have rebalanced income taxes.

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Tánaiste rebuffs more Sinn Féin scaremongering and posturing

Posted on October 16, 2014

Leaders' Questions today saw the Tánaiste Joan Burton rebuff more Sinn Féin scaremongering and posturing during the debate which discussed water charges and taxation. You can watch the entire  debate back from the video. 

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Budget offers shared prosperity for our people

Posted on October 15, 2014

"Budget 2015 is evidence of an Irish Government shaping a vision not about our past, but about our future. It is evidence that Ireland, battered as it was by misfortune and mismanagement is rising again, growing again, charting a course towards a stronger, more sustainable and more compassionate future - the kind of future our people deserve," the Tánaiste Joan Burton told the Dáil today.

You can watch her entire speech back from the video.

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Budget invests in people and public services

Posted on October 14, 2014

 

Today Minister Brendan Howlin delivered his Budget speech. Budget 2015 will cement the recovery through shared prosperity, sustaining the economy and being fair whereby all Irish people will begin to feel the recovery in their everyday lives and in their standard of living.

You can watch Minister Howlin's speech back from the post and read his speech from our media centre.

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Minister Nash launches National Entrepreneurship Policy

Posted on October 10, 2014

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The Minister for Business and Employment Ged Nash has launched a new plan (the National Policy Statement on Entrepreneurship in Ireland) aimed at creating an extra 93,000 jobs from start-up companies.

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“Entrepreneurship is critical to the health of the Irish economy. We now have a comprehensive policy to support our existing entrepreneurs and to ensure a steady pipeline of future business founders… We need to encourage more people to start their own businesses and have the supports in place to assist more companies to survive the first difficult years - this strategy is the blueprint to do just that,” Minister Nash said.

The measures in the plan include:

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Leaders' Questions - October 9th 2014

Posted on October 09, 2014

Here is a video of Leaders' Questions with the Tánaiste Joan Burton. The debate centred around mental health funding and water charges. You can watch the entire debate back from the video.

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Major reform of planning process announced

Posted on October 02, 2014

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This afternoon, the Minister for the Environmment and Local Government Alan Kelly was with our Dublin South West byelection candidate Cllr Pamela Kearns, Cllr Mick Duff and Deputy Pat Rabbitte were in Tallaght village this morning to launch major reforms of the planning process which includes amendments to the Part V provisions on social and affordable housing as incorporated in the Planning Act of 2000.

Speaking at the launch on the proposed Part V changes Minister Kelly said: "If this policy had been in place since 2000, we estimate that there would be an additional 15,000 social housing units in Ireland today. Under these plans, we expect in the region of 4,000 additional social housing units built by 2020. 

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Leaders' Questions - October 2nd 2014

Posted on October 02, 2014

Today's Leaders' Questions in the Dáil were taken by the Tánaiste and Leader of the Labour Party Joan Burton TD. Today's debate saw questions on state board appointments process, and the economic recovery. 

You can watch the entire debate back from the video. If you're on Twitter, do follow Labour to keep up-to-date with all the latest news from the party. 

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We are recruiting

Posted on October 02, 2014

Joan Burton with UCD Labour Youth

 

Labour Youth has the fastest growing youth organisation in Ireland. The Leader of the Labour Party, Deputy Joan Burton, Tánaiste & Minister for Social Protection, is continuing to renew Labour in Ireland, and to build an active campaigning organisation in every constituency. Further development of youth membership is a key part of this renewal.

The Labour Party is now seeking to recruit a highly motivated person, with strong organisational skills to take on the role of The Labour Party - Youth & Development Officer.

Applications with CV and cover letter outlining relevant experience in writing to: General Secretary, 17 Ely Place, Dublin 2 or email: ita.mcauliffe@labour.ie Closing date for completed applications 12.00 noon Friday 17th October 2014.

The Labour Party is an equal opportunity employer

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Labour out in force at the Ploughing

Posted on September 23, 2014

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Labour Ministers, TDs, and Senators are decamping to Ratheniska this week for the National Ploughing Championships.

The Labour Party stand will host a series of events and meetings throughout the three days.

On the Tuesday, Minister for Rural Affairs, Ann Phelan, is teaming up with Bobby Kerr from Dragon’s Den and David Fitzsimons from Retail Excellence Ireland to launch a new report on boosting rural towns and villages. The report ‘A Strategy for Rural Retailing’, looks to bring citizens, businesses and customers together to reinvigorate their town or village.

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