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  1. Labour Women Conference 2014 07 January 2014 | The National Bi-Annual Conference of Labour Women is taking place on Saturday 1st February 2014 in the Oak Room of the Mansion House, Dawson Street from 11am until 5pm.  From 11am-1pm we will have a panel discussion on Women in Public Life with guest speakers, ...
  2. Labour Women welcomes commencement of the Protection of Life During Pregnancy Act 2013 20 December 2013 | Labour Women welcomes the announcement that the Commencement Order and Regulations for the Protection of Life During Pregnancy Act 2013 has been signed, with the provisions in the Act to take effect from 1st January 2014. The Protection of Life During Pregnancy Act  allows for a ...
  3. LabWomen Christmas sliderHere's to getting more Labour Women elected in 2014 18 December 2013 | Labour Women wish you and yours a very Merry Christmas and all the best for the New Year. When we look back at the 12 months just passed, 2013 has been a good year for Labour Women.  We held numerous events from Training Days for ...
  4. Support Urged for International Day for Elimination of Violence Against Women 25 November 2013 | Speaking on International Day for the Elimination of Violence against Women, Sinead Ahern, Chair of Labour Women said: “Nearly one in five women will experience domestic abuse in their lifetime. Domestic violence is one of the few crimes which has become more common over the ...
  5. EU vote to get more women on company boards is welcome 21 November 2013 | Labour Women welcomes the news that the European Parliament voted overwhelmingly in favour of gender quotas for the boards of publicly listed members in Strasbourg yesterday. Speaking on the vote, Labour Women Chair Sinead Ahern said, “Today in Ireland, in terms of publicly listed companies, ...
  6. Labour Women reacts to Budget 2014 15 October 2013 | Labour Women welcomes the introduction of free GP care for under 5s in Budget 2014.  Commenting on the Budget, Labour Women Chair, Sinead Ahern said “The introduction of free GP care for those aged 5 and under will go some way towards reducing the financial ...
  7. Labour Women Dialogue on Women and the Unemployment Crisis with Minister Joan Burton TD 14 September 2013 | Labour Women to engage in dialogue with Minister Joan Burton Minister on labour market activation, the unemployment crisis and how it has affected women on Saturday 14th September.   Commenting Minister Burton said “It gives me great pleasure today to engage in reflection and debate ...
  8. Labour Women welcomes Rosie Hackett Bridge 03 September 2013 | Labour Women welcomes the decision of Dublin City Council last night to name the new bridge over the Liffey after local woman, Rosie Hackett. This will be the first bridge over the Liffey in Dublin named after a woman. Labour Women Chair, Sinead Ahern said, ...
  9. Allow Pupils to wear Generic School Uniforms 27 August 2013 | Statement from Labour Women on School Uniform Costs Labour Women is launching a campaign today calling on all parents to contact their school principals about the high cost of school uniforms.  Labour Women have drafted a letter to school principals asking them to allow pupils ...
  10. Protection of Life During Pregnancy Act 16 August 2013 | Labour Women is proud that the Labour Party has delivered on its commitment to legislate for X during the lifetime of this government and make this country a safer place for pregnant women.  On 30th July last, President Michael D Higgins signed the Protection of ...
  11. Co-options to Labour Women Executive 16 August 2013 | There are two vacancies on the Labour Women Executive.  These vacancies have arisen due to a variety of circumstances: Katherine Dunne has moved back to the UK to live and work there and Sinead Ni Chulachain was recently appointed as a District Court Judge.  Both ...
  12. Labour Woman: Cllr. Carrie Smyth 16 August 2013 | I was very interested and active in politics from a young age through community campaigning on issues relating to planning and the environment.   My late father Frank Smyth joined the Labour Party in the late 60’s and became a Councillor in 1979.  I think ...
  13. Women and the Unemployment Crisis: A Dialogue with Minister Joan Burton 16 August 2013 | Women and the Unemployment Crisis: A Dialogue with Minister Joan Burton Labour Women are delighted to invite you along to a Dialogue with Minister Joan Burton.  Minister Burton will give a presentation on labour market activation, the unemployment crisis and how it has affected women.  ...
  14. Labour Women Statement on the the Aja Teehan Hearing today 31 July 2013 | Labour Women supports the rights of women in Ireland to determine decisions about their own maternity care.  Speaking earlier today, Chair of Labour Women, Sinead Ahern said, ““Labour Women is watching the case of Aja Teehan with great interest today as she seeks to overturn ...
  15. The Protection of Life During Pregnancy Bill becomes Law 30 July 2013 | Labour Women welcome the fact that earlier today, President Michael D Higgins signed the Protection of Life During Pregnancy Bill into Law. Commenting earlier, Labour Women Chair Sinead Ahern said, “Today marks a momentous day for Irish women.  Finally, 21 years after the X Case ...
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