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Why we want to restore Town Councils

Brendan Howlin writes below about why the Labour Party wants to restore town councils so that people can have a real democratic say in the future of their local town. On Thursday 28th March, the Dáil...

Young people’s opinions sought on the future of Ireland

The Labour Party is looking for submissions from young people all over Ireland on our project to rewrite the ‘Democratic Programme’ for the 21 st Century.  // What are the guiding principles ...

Time to separate Church and State in Education

Originally published on the Journal.ie, Senator Aodhán Ó Ríordáin writes asking, if the constitution is the problem, then the models previously used such as the Citizens' Assembly should be utilis...

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Killing of journalist McKee a shocking and reckless act

Fri Apr 19, 2019 - 08:13 am - Brendan Howlin TD Labour Party Leader Brendan Howlin has condemned the violence in Derry last night, and described the indiscriminate shooting that led to the death of journalist Lyra McKee as a shocking and reckless a...

Labour election candidates vow to tap into ‘Mayo’s proud history of progressive leadership

Thu Apr 18, 2019 - 04:02 pm - Dominic Hannigan, Euro Candidate Dominic Hannigan, the Labour Party’s European election candidate for the Midlands North West constituency, has spoken of his desire to tap into “Mayo’s proud history of progressive leadership”...

Our vision for a Social Europe

Thu Apr 18, 2019 - 03:53 pm - Brendan Howlin TD Speaking during Dáil statements on Ireland's position on the future of Europe, Labour Party Leader Brendan Howlin outlined the views of the Labour Party. He said:"As we approach European Parliament e...

Penrose raises issue of development of Columb Barracks

Thu Apr 18, 2019 - 03:20 pm - Willie Penrose TD Labour Spokesperson for Rural and Community Affairs Willie Penrose TD has raised the issue of Columb Barracks, Mullingar, with the Minister for Defence and has asked for clarity on the future plans fo...

Bacik marks the 70th Anniversary of Ireland becoming a Republic

Thu Apr 18, 2019 - 02:47 pm - Senator Ivana Bacik Labour Senator Ivana Bacik was speaking in the Seanad today as the Taoiseach addressed the House. Senator Bacik marked the 70th Anniversary of Ireland becoming a Republic following the passa...