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Meet our Euro election candidates

Posted on April 15, 2014

Our euro candidates

Labour has three outstanding candidates running for the Euro Elections with Dublin's MEP Emer Costello, Ireland South's MEP Phil Prendergast and Senator Lorraine Higgins who is running in Ireland Midlands/North West.

All three of our euro candidates are on Twitter and you can find links to follow them below.

Emer Costello on Twitter and Facebook.

Phil Prendergast on Twitter and Facebook.

Lorraine Higgins on Twitter and Facebook.

You can also find out more about our euro team from the links below to blog posts on their selection conventions. We'll keep you posted over the coming weeks on their campaigns. 

Emer Costello - A tireless representative for Dublin

Lorraine Higgins - 'I'm standing in Europe to win'

Phil Prendergast - Prendergast will stand up for Ireland

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Leaders' Questions, April 10th 2014

Posted on April 10, 2014

Leaders' Questions was taken by Minister Brendan Howlin and the issues raised were Irish Water, ambulance response times, and social welfare. You can watch the entire debate back from the video.

If you're on Twitter do follow Labour, you can also like us on Facebook

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Working Together - A Day in the Life - Mags Murphy

Posted on April 09, 2014

Joe and Mags

Continuing our A Day in the life series , here's the latest post compiled by Mags Murphy. Mags is our Director of Internal Communications and Campaign Manager for Emer Costello MEP’s European election campaign.

Follow Emer and her campaign on Twitter; you can also like Emer 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.

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A Day in the Life - Declan Meenagh, Local Election candidate for Finglas/Cabra

Posted on April 07, 2014

Declan Meenagh canvassing

Continuing our A Day in the life series , here's the latest post compiled by Declan Meenagh. Declan is a first-time candidate and member of Labour Youth; he is running in Dublin's Cabra/Finglas ward.

Follow Declan and his campaign on Twitter; you can also like his page on Facebook and find out more about Declan from his Labour page.

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.

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Costello launches petition seeking retention of Dublin ambulance services

Posted on April 07, 2014

Emer Petition 1

Dublin's MEP Emer Costello has launched a petition today calling for plans to integrate the Dublin ambulance service into the HSE to be reconsidered.

[Fill in the petition on Change.org.]

"The Dublin Fire Brigade and Ambulance service is hugely respected in Dublin. There is a wealth of experience and tradition in the service. By placing the ambulance service into the HSE, we would be diminishing the shared experience that exists between the fire brigade and ambulance service," Costello said.

[Fill in the petition on Change.org.]

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Working Together - A Day in the Life - Cllr Rebecca Moynihan

Posted on April 01, 2014

Rebecca Moynihan

Continuing our A Day in the life series, here's the latest post compiled by Councillor Rebecca Moynihan. Rebecca is a Labour City Councillor for Crumlin/Kimmage in Dublin's South West Inner City. 

Follow Rebecca on Twitter and add her on Facebook. You can also find out more about Rebecca from her Labour page

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.

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Working Together - A Day in the Life - Marty O'Prey

Posted on March 31, 2014

Continuing our A Day in the life series, here's the latest post taken by our Youth and Development Officer Marty O'Prey. As well as working with Labour Youth, Marty has been out and about canvassing with many of our young candidates. 

You can follow Labour Youth on Twitter and add Labour Youth on Facebook

The 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.

  Lorraine's day started with canvassing commuters in Sallins

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Working Together - A Day in the Life - Lorraine Higgins

Posted on March 26, 2014

Lorraine Higgins

Over the next couple of weeks some of our candidates in the forthcoming Local and European elections, party staff and party members will be sharing their day in photos with us 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

First up is our euro candidate in Ireland Midlands/North West Lorraine Higgins. Lorraine is our representative from Galway East and was appointed as the Taoiseach’s nominee to the Seanad in 2011.

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€36m announced for school improvements

Posted on March 21, 2014

Summer Works Scheme 2014

Nearly 400 schools across every country in ireland will be able to undertake school improvements this summer thanks to Minister Ruairi Quinn who announced funding of €36m for the works today.

"Today's announcement is part of this Government's continued commitment to improve facilities in schools throughout the country. These works will be carried out in schools over the summer months, when the pupils are on holidays, so the disruption to schooling will be kept to a minimum."

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#IrelandInspires

Posted on March 12, 2014

If you haven't seen it yet do take a minute to watch this St Patrick's Day video which was developed by the Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade and Fáilte Ireland in coordination with the State agencies. 

The video was launched yesterday by the Tánaiste Eamon Gilmore who said it 'is about our people, our companies, our culture, our creativity and our country'.

"There's no better time to send a positive message about who we are," the Tánaiste added. 

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