Left Field | Labour News
January 2018

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Advancing the cause of Working People

Last weekend I spoke to the Labour Trade Unionist conference and it is fantastic to see so many now engaged in our political project to shape the future of work.

Brendan Howlin TD, Leader of the Labour

Building from our Trade Union Foundations

Last Saturday the Labour Trade Union Conference took place in Wynn’s Hotel in Dublin. Topics discussed included the future of Decent Income with presentations from Cllr. Alison Gilliland and Michael Taft.

Brian McDowell, General Secretary

Final call for Rose Ball tickets

More than half the tables are now sold for the 2018 Rose Ball. Thank you to the stalwart supporters and party members who once the canvassing is done, also like to kick of their shoes for a good night out.

Mags Murphy, Head of Campaigns, Communications and Fundraising

Let’s cut the crap

I love Christmas. As a parent, the wonder and joy that my children bring is just awesome. The fact that I’m not the one trying to fall asleep so Santa will visit really seems profound to me.

Eric Nolan, Cork East

Calling all Campaigners: Training Day February 24

Over the next 18 months there will be a number of electoral contests, including a referendum to Repeal the 8th amendment, the local & European elections of 2019, and a potential General Election.

Hannah Deasy, Chair Campaigns Unit

Labour LGBT holds AGM and passes important motions

Saturday 20th January last saw the Labour LGBT group hold its AGM to discuss issues of interest to the LGBT community and elect a new executive for the coming year.

Karl Hayden, Campaigns Officer

Bandon ‘Road’ Open for Business

The Labour Party offices on the Bandon Road in Cork City are back open again for business following an extensive refurbishment carried out over recent months.

Ciarán Lynch, Cork North Central

Public Bike Scheme for Fingal a Step Closer

Duncan Smith has welcomed the announcement by Fingal County Council that they are to seek expressions of interest for the introduction of Bike Sharing Scheme in the Fingal area.

Cllr Duncan Smith