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  1. Labour Women disappointed at refusal of nuns to contribute to Magdalene Compensation Scheme 19 July 2013 | Labour Women notes with disappointment the refusal by the Catholic nuns who owned the Magdalene Laundries to contribute to the Government's multi-million euro compensation scheme for survivors of the institutions. Commenting on the decision, Chair of Labour Women, Sinead Ahern said, " It is absolutely ...
  2. Labour Women welcomes the Dáil Vote on the Protection of Life During Pregnancy Bill 12 July 2013 | Labour Women welcomes the result of the vote on the Protection of Life During Pregnancy Bill in the Dáil last night. Commenting on the vote Labour Women Chair Sinead Ahern said, “Labour Women is proud that the Labour Party has delivered on its commitment to ...
  3. Labour women welcome Justice Committee Recommendations on prostitution 01 July 2013 | Labour Women welcomes the recommendations of the Joint Oireachtas Committee on Justice, Defence and Equality following their recent review of Ireland's prostitution laws. The Committee have firmly endorsed calls to introduce laws which would target the purchase rather than the sale of sex, with the ...
  4. Labour Women congratulates new Labour Party Chair 28 June 2013 | Labour Women congratulates Loraine Mulligan on her recent appointment as Chairperson of the Labour Party. “Labour Women looks forward to working with Loraine in her new capacity, particularly in the run up to the Local and European elections next year,” said Sinead Ahern, Chair of ...
  5. LW announces details for Labour Women & PES Women Presidency Event in Dublin 07 March 2013 | To mark the current Irish Presidency of the EU Labour Women together with PES Women (European Labour Women) is hosting a 1-day Conference 'Are We There Yet? Women in 21 st Century Europe' in Dublin. This event discusses women's current role in Europe from three ...
  6. Cllr Dee Jacques a new woman on Waterford City Council 22 February 2013 | Dee Jacques was co-opted to take the seat to Waterford City Council following the resignation of former Lord Mayor Pat Hayes. Cllr Dee Jacques, Waterford City Council Dee campaigning for Mary Robinson in the presidential election campaign back in 1991, a fitting start for a ...
  7. LW welcomes Magdalene Report and urges for closure 05 February 2013 | Labour Women has today welcomed the publication of the Magdalene Report as part of the process to bring closure to the issue of the Magdalene Laundries. "Any benefit that the State received by the Magdalene Laundries, be it in the form of placing women in ...
  8. LW pays tribute to Inez McCormack 22 January 2013 | Labour Women have paid tribute to Inez McCormack, the first woman President of ICTU. 'Inez McCormack was a remarkable woman whose contribution to public life, women's rights and the trade union movement has left a lasting legacy', said Sinead Ahern Labour Women Chair. 'Women figures ...
  9. LW welcomes decision to legislate for x case 18 December 2012 | Labour Women has welcomed the announcement by Cabinet today to introduce legislation and regulations to allow women to access their existing right to access abortion in cases where her life is at risk. Commenting on today's decision, Labour Women Chair Sinead Ahern said: "Today, the ...
  10. LW supports taxing Child Benefit 03 December 2012 | LW supports an approach to Child Benefit which would keep the payment universal but include it in a household's taxable income. Universal payment means that everyone, no matter what the circumstances, receive a payment which supports families with children. However, we know that some households ...
  11. LW calls on FG to support legislation for x case 27 November 2012 | Labour Women welcome today's publication of the Expert Group report into the A, B and C judgement. We are now calling on our partners in Government to support the long time Labour Party policy to legislate for the X Case, as is clearly the strong ...
  12. LW takes part in Longford Women's Link & Women's Manifesto Conference : 'It has never been a better time for women to get involved in politics' 26 November 2012 | LW took part in the Longford Women's Link & Women's Manifesto event on women's participation in politics. LW were involved in the afternoon session which included political parties. The cross-party event focused on how the political parties support women both as members and as candidates, ...
  13. LW along with Labour Equality and Labour Youth call for an immediate timetable for legislation on the x case 21 November 2012 | Today, three Labour Party sections, Labour Youth, Labour Equality and Labour Women have called for the Government to provide a clear timetable of action to bring forth legislation to implement the X-Case judgement. They are also calling on the Government immediately address the European Court ...
  14. LW celebrates 100 years of women in the Labour Party 17 November 2012 | Today LW gathered in the Pillar Room in The Rotunda to celebrate 100 years of women in the Labour Party. LW Centenary Event took place in the beautiful Pillar Room, the Rotunda Hospital The Labour Party has held centenary celebrations around the country to look ...
  15. LW calls for legislation on the x case 14 November 2012 | Labour Women express their condolences to the loved ones of Savita Halappanavar who tragically lost her life in Galway. The tragic circumstances surrounding Savita's death reported in the media have once again highlighted the lack of clarity in the law around abortion in cases where ...
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