Left Field | Labour News
June 2019


Labour will continue to champion rights

Following steady progress in the local elections, there is no time for complacency. The law requires four Dáil by-elections to be held within six months to replace those TDs elected to the European Parliament.

Brendan Howlin, TD, Leader of the Labour Party

Diane Abbott MP keynote speaker at Tom Johnson Summer School, 12-14 July

The annual Tom Johnson Summer School will be taking place from Friday 12 th to Sunday 14 th of July in the National University of Ireland, Galway.

Patrick Ahern, Chair of Labour Youth

Pride in parades across the capital and country

Many thanks to everyone who joined Labour LGBT and all the Labour groups at Dublin LGBTQ Pride on June 29th! It was a sunny day and we enjoyed our return to the O’Connell Street route.

Aoife Leahy and James Joy

Seeking Local Area Reps!

The recent local elections saw 57 Labour Party councillors elected, this includes 15 first time candidates. Labour is now represented on 21/31 local councils and we regained representation on Cork City, Meath and Wicklow councils.

Billie Sparks, National Organiser

Save the Date – One Day National Conference

The Executive Board decided at its meeting of 22nd June last to hold a one day national conference on Saturday 9th November 2019 in the Mullingar Park Hotel.

Brian McDowell, General Secretary

Made of Athy

There is a project in the town of Athy in County Kildare that celebrates the working class contribution to the arts, not just in Ireland but in the world. It is called the Made of Athy Project.

Colm Walsh