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Dublin's MEP Emer Costello - passionate and optimistic about Dublin's future

Posted on May 06, 2014


Speaking at her European campaign launch on Sunday, Dublin’s MEP Emer Costello spoke of being proud of Dublin saying there is nowhere she would rather live than ‘in this great city’.

“I have always championed the cause of Dublin and all the people of Dublin. I am passionate and optimistic about Dublin’s future, about Ireland’s future and about Ireland’s future in Europe,” Emer told a packed-out room in the Rotunda with standing room only after being introduced by Labour’s newest candidate for the Dublin West byelection Loraine Mulligan, as well as the Party Leader Eamon Gilmore and deputy Leader Joan Burton.

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Local and European campaigns launched

Posted on May 02, 2014

Launching our Euro and Local Election campaigns

Yesterday afternoon in Dublin the Tánaiste and Leader of the Labour Party Eamon Gilmore, the Labour Deputy Leader Minister Joan Burton launched our European and Local Elections campaign.

The event, which was attended by our three Euro candidates, Dublin’s MEP Emer Costello, our candidate in Ireland Midlands/North West Lorraine Higgins and Phil Prendergast our MEP in Ireland South. Candidates for the Local Elections from all over the country also attended.

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Here's two videos of Martina Genockey you should see

Posted on May 01, 2014

Here are two videos of Martina Genockey, our Local Election candidate in Tallaght South, you should see.

The first video highlights the work Martina has done in her community in Tallaght and the second video is one Martina made herself entitled 'Tallaght Is' which she made because she is "proud of where I'm from, and what Tallaght is to me".

Do take a few minutes to watch the videos. Thanks also to everyone for their support of Martina. You can follow Martina and her campaign on Twitter and do like her on Facebook

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President Schulz will put decent jobs and growth first

Posted on April 30, 2014

Martin Schulz

Last night Martin Schulz was in Dublin to launch his Irish campaign as PES candidate for European Commission President. Martin is President of the European Parliament, and Tánaiste Eamon Gilmore was joined by party candidates including our Euro candidates Dublin's MEP Emer Costello, Lorraine Higgins (Ireland Midlands/North West) and Phil Prendergast MEP (Ireland South), Labour Youth and party members in welcoming Martin to Dublin and launching his campaign.

Launching Martin’s campaign, the Tánaiste said Martin has been a great friend to the Labour Party and to Ireland: “During the course of these last difficult years Martin has been forthright and forceful in his support for our country. At a time when we have badly needed the solidarity of our European friends Martin has been constantly there to help us and to persuade others to do the same."

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Small businesses are essential to economic recovery - Gilmore

Posted on April 29, 2014

Eamon Gilmore

Today the Tánaiste Eamon Gilmore was in Mullingar at the National launch of Local Enterprise Offices where he spoke of how the Government's main objective when it came to office was economic recovery, but economic recovery was not an end in itself. "It was, and is, about repairing the lives of our fellow men and women, a quarter of a million of whom lost their jobs in the worst of the crisis".

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Dublin's MEP Emer Costello submits nomination papers

Posted on April 24, 2014


Earlier today Dublin's MEP Emer Costello launched her nomination papers for the forthcoming European Elections. In the Audioboo below you can hear what Emer said at a doorstep to journalists. We've also uploaded photographs from this morning to Flickr which you can see here.  

[You can keep up to date with Emer's campaign on her website or by following her on Twitter and adding her on Facebook.]


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On the canvas trail with Dublin's MEP Emer Costello

Posted on April 24, 2014

Canvassing in Ballyfermot

With posters on lamposts the elections are in full swing. Over the last few months Dublin's MEP Emer Costello has been busy canvassing steadily throughout the city. Yesterday morning her day started at the crack of dawn in Clonsilla train station with Councillor Michael O'Donovan and from there it was off to Terenure to meet Minister Joan Burton and Councillor Henry Upton.

You can see a selection of images from the day on Flickr.

[You can keep up to date with Emer's campaign on her website or by following her on Twitter and adding her on Facebook.] 



After a tour of the wonderful Primary Shapes Creche, it was time for a canvas of Terenure village. 

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€15m investment creating homes for 952 families

Posted on April 17, 2014


Today Minister Jan O'Sullivan announced that 952 homes will be provided through a scheme which will bring long-term vacant local authority units back into use. Speaking about the €15m scheme Minister O'Sullivan said: "There is significant pressure on social housing supply and I am determined that no suitable home will be left empty when there are families in need of housing."

Dublin's MEP Emer Costello welcomed the news which will see 135 vacant houses in Dublin returned into liveable homes. "It seems absurd that while we have thousands of families on the housing list, we also have houses lying idle. Boarded up houses benefit no one - especially the communities in which they stand."

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Friends of the Labour Party Spring draw

Posted on April 17, 2014

The Friends of the Labour Party Spring draw was held yesterday evening and the results are listed below. Congratulations to all the winners. 

1ST PRIZE: Miriam Mc Gillycuddy, Kerry North

2ND PRIZE: Fionn Ahern, C/O Geoff O Sullivan, Cork South Central

3RD PRIZE: C. Saville, C/O Timmy Saville, Cork North West

4th PRIZE: Brid Cahir, C/O Marie Louise Colbert, Dun Laoghaire/Rathdown

5th PRIZE: Janet O Donovan, Dublin South East

6th PRIZE: Mick Somers, C/O Ollie Somers, Wexford

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Working Together - A Day in the Life - Gary Honer

Posted on April 16, 2014

Gary Honer

Continuing our A Day in the life series , here's the latest post compiled by local election candidate for Dublin's Crumlin/Kimmage Gary Honer

Follow Gary and his campaign on Twitter ; you can also like Gary on Facebook .

This ongoing series will feature our candidates in the forthcoming Local and European elections, party staff and party members sharing their day in photos to give you a taste of a day in the life of a campaign from all different perspectives.

The images will be posted first on our Instagram account and then compiled here (follow this series online using Webstagram . If you use Instagram do follow us by searching for LabourParty.

Breakfast and the papers ready for some scrubbing at the Crumlin Village clean up

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