Left Field | Labour News
October 2019

Update from Brendan

The next challenge for Labour will be the four Dáil by-elections, scheduled for the 29 th November. Four excellent candidates have stepped forward, and I look forward to campaigning with Duncan, George, Joanna and John over the coming weeks.

Brendan Howlin TD, Leader of the Labour Party

Recruitment Round Up

Labour Youth have been very busy recruiting lots of new members in colleges and schools over the last few weeks.

Aideen Blackwood, Membership Development Manager


Budget 2020 Analysis

This is a “do nothing” budget by Fine Gael that won’t protect many of the people most vulnerable to a no deal Brexit. And there is little for carers, for people with a disability or to lower high childcare costs.

Nat O’Connor, Political Director

Third level participation discussed at Clondalkin/Rathcoole Branch meeting

Newly elected Cllr Angela Feeney addressed the Clondalkin/Rathcoole Branch on Education held this week. Angela is Head of the School of Law, Languages and Social Sciences at the Technological University Dublin and she talked about how education opens doors and leads to a better quality of life for those who succeed in gaining a third level qualification.

Angela Feeney

Labour Women at March for Choice

Saturday 28 th September was the 8th annual March for Choice, organised by the Abortion Rights Campaign. As in previous years, Labour Women, along with Labour Youth and other party colleagues joined the march to highlight the difficulties faced for people seeking abortion.

Ellen O’Sullivan, Labour Women Chair

Gearing up for bye-elections

As a result of the European Elections in May this year, there are four vacant Dáil seats which need to be filled. The Labour Party has selected three of our by-election candidates, with the fourth candidate to be selected tonight. Our by-elections candidates are…..

Billie Sparks, National Organiser

Delegates to gather in Mullingar for Party Conference in November

A one day National Conference will be held on Saturday 9 th November 2019 in the Lir Suite, Mullingar Park Hotel, Mullingar, County Westmeath.

Brian McDowell, General Secretary

Labour’s Next Manifesto: Building an Equal Society

Work is well underway on our next manifesto, whether the general election is early next year or even as soon as November. Loraine Mulligan chairs the party’s Policy Research Unit and Nat O’Connor is the Political Director. Together they set out how members have shaped the next manifesto, and what it is likely to contain.

Loraine Mulligan, Chair of Policy Unit and Nat O’Connor, Political Director