Left Field | Labour News
March 2017


Article 50 has now been triggered

Article 50 has now been triggered, and the countdown to Brexit is underway. Yesterday, I was in Brussels to meet with colleagues from the Party of European Socialists.

Brendan Howlin TD

Lively policy debates set for Party Conference

On Saturday 25 th March I chaired the final meetings, prior to Conference, of the Executive Board and Central Council. When the Executive next convenes a new group of representatives will have been reappointed or newly elected, including a new party Chairperson

Loraine Mulligan, Party Chair

National Conference is only 21 days way. Be part of it.

Hundreds of members have registered as delegates and observers but there is always room for more.

Brian McDowell, General Secretary

Labour Stands with Bus Éireann Workers

A senior management decision to launch a unilateral attack on their terms and conditions has left Bus Éireann workers with no choice but to take serious action to defend themselves and the vital public service they provide.

Paddy Cole, Labour Party Executive Board Member

Safeguarding Area-Based Childhood Programmes for better, brighter futures

Crime is a complex social phenomenon that generally occurs against a backdrop of poverty and social exclusion.

Jane Mulcahy, Cork South Central

Labour Disability and Lord Mayor – fixing the Mansion House and Dublin City

Labour Disability has been working with Lord Mayor Brendan Carr over the past year to improve access to the Mansion House and Dublin city for all citizens.

Shane Hogan, Labour Disability

Labour assists at the difficult birth of a new Youth Centre in Limerick

The Northside Youth Space, developed by Limerick Youth Service in the shadow of Thomond Park was officially opened on 6th March.

Tom Shortt, Limerick City Councillor 2009-2014

"Faire battre le cour de la France"

France has been at the centre of the news and conversation in the Anglophone world for a little while now. This is especially so since the since the Brexit vote and the election of the new US President.

Karen McCormack, PS member in Le Havre, Labour Party member and PES Activist

Challenges of the past and present in Northern Ireland

In Northern Ireland's rapidly changing political crisis the funeral last week of Martin McGuinness offered a moment of reflection.

Dónal Lyons, SDLP Councillor for Balmoral

Labour Youth play host to Jusos, SPD youth wing

A group of young activists from Mecklenburg-Vorpommern, Germany visited Dublin last week. They are from Jusos, the youth wing of the SPD and sister organisation to Labour Youth. Last year, I took a delegation from Labour Youth visited them in Rostock for a seminar in August.

Declan Meenagh, International Officer of Labour Youth

Forty Local Area Reps

The Labour Party now has 40 Local Area Reps working hard across the country. These people have put themselves forward to represent the Labour Party in their neighbourhoods.

Billie Sparks, National Organiser

Clocked out by the pay gap

There has been huge public support, from across the political spectrum, for a trade union social media campaign in support of legislation to force large and medium-sized employers to publish details of their organisations’ gender pay gaps.

Bernard Harbour, Clonsilla Branch, Dublin West

Fundraising for local charity in Dublin Fingal

As part of an ongoing campaign to support the provision of housing and raise awareness of the homeless, Cllr Duncan Smith and the Swords Labour Branch hosted a folk music fundraiser in aid of Depaul Homeless charity.

Cllr. Duncan Smith

Tom Johnson Summer School 9-11 June Metropole Hotel, Cork

Labour Youth invites you to join them in Cork for this year’s Tom Johnson Summer School on 9-11 June!