Left Field | Labour News
February 2017


We have much work to do - but we will do it together

I have instructed the General Secretary to put the Labour Party on an election footing. We are campaigning in communities. We are fundraising. We are selecting candidates. And we are devising new policies to put before the people.

Brendan Howlin TD

What’s going on with Dublin Fire Brigade Ambulance Service?

The emergency ambulance service in Dublin City and Country is, in the main, provided by Dublin Fire Brigade (DFB) Emergency Medical Services (EMS). This unique fire-based service fronts 14 ambulances and supports them with local fire appliances and fire officers.

Cllr. Alison Gilliland

And the North votes again

Just ten months on from the last Assembly Election, Stormont hopefuls find themselves once again knocking on doors across the North. After ten years of successive Northern Executives being dominated by two parties, a surprised electorate has been asked to go to the polls to vote for their MLAs, and elect a government.

Marty O'Prey

Labour Women Maternity Care Campaign Continues

It is now nearly a year since the launch of the National Maternity Strategy and yet major inequalities exist across Ireland in terms of access to quality maternity services.

Sinead Ahern, Chair Labour Women

Rethinking the Public Meeting Format

In politics, there is a fairly long-established approach to holding public meetings. You book a room to host a meeting on a particular topic. You get a couple of speakers to address the room from the top table, with the local public representative acting as compère.

Luke Field, Area Rep for Cork City South West

Make your voice heard at Conference

Labour’s delegate conference will take place from the 21-23rd April and is an important opportunity for members to shape the party’s direction and to bolster our rebuild. Good attendance will signal that Labour’s voice remains strong and that we will not allow our message to be obscured or misrepresented by other political forces.

Loraine Mulligan

The Nuts and Bolts: How to canvass effectively

Canvassing and field operations are the backbone of any effective political operation. With the large number of new members and the unveiling of all the new Labour Party Representatives in constituencies throughout the Country, canvassing is something that anyone who is involved with the party should become familiar with.

Scott Redenbaugh

Jigsaw, providing free, confidential, mental health supports for young people

Jigsaw, which provides free, confidential, mental health supports for young people aged 12 to 25, is to open in Cork in 2017.

Aoife Whitford, a One Young World Ambassador

Labour Trade Unionists Conference

The Labour Trade Unionists National Conference took place last Saturday in the Mansion House. It was very well attended and Lord Mayor of Dublin Cllr Brendan Carr and Party Leader Brendan Howlin gave the opening addresses.

Local Area Rep Update

The Labour Party is in the process of appointing Local Area Reps as part of the #LabourRebuild. Over the past few months we have appointed 31 people to the position of Local Area Rep in 16 different constituencies.

Billie Sparks, Labour National Organiser

Thank you Rose Ballers

Fair Hotel Riu Gresham on Dublin’s O’Connell Street was the venue for the 2017 #LabourRebuild Rose Ball. Over two hundred people turned out in style while many more who could not attend, bought tickets to support our fundraising event.

Mags Murphy