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November 2017

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College fees should go

At the Tom Johnson Summer School in July, I set out Labour's clear policy. College fees must not rise; they should go.

Brendan Howlin TD, Leader of the Labour Party

Irish Stand tickets selling fast – don’t miss out

This November 8th is the first anniversary of the election of Donald Trump as President of the United States of America.

Senator Aodhán Ó Ríordáin

The importance of Labour and the Trade Union

I travelled to Cork recently to attend the SIPTU Biennial National Delegate Conference. It happened to be the last conference of the outgoing President of SIPTU and our current Party chairperson, Jack O’Connor.

Brian McDowell, General Secretary

Canvassing for the Labour Party in Dublin Bay North

Many people have said to me that they don’t know what the Labour Party stands for any more, that it seems from listening to the media, that we’ve no longer got a coherent, solid message. To be honest, I can’t argue with that as I often ask myself the same question.

Cllr. Alison Gilliland

Labour Party Conference at Brighton

As Chair of the International Affairs Unit, I attended the Labour Party Annual Conference in Brighton in September. It was fresh and it was loud. I constantly heard people saying “this is my first conference”, a reflection of how much the party membership has grown in recent years.

Dominic Hannigan, Chair of the International Affairs Unit

Party Sections Update

This Saturday November 4 th Labour Disability will be holding their seminar and AGM.

Caroline Winston, Head of Membership Development and Party Sections

Zero tolerance regime on those who commit dog fouling

We're all aware of dog fouling to be fair. It's not exactly the sexiest thing to talk about in politics, but by gum does it irk a lot of people. And rightly so.

Peter Horgan , Labour Local Area Representative in the Cork South East Ward

Left Lives in Twentieth Century Ireland

In the introduction to Left Lives Francis Devine the well-known retired trade union tutor and author of note on trade union studies and history writes about the considerable recent output from the Irish labour History Society and Umiskin Press , Saothar 40-42 , 2015-17, were positively received.

Dr Kieran Jack McGinley