Each of our TDs has been given responsibility for Government Departments that will remain a central focus for us. Our Senators were given full Government Departments to shadow, and tasked with devising some new and radical policy and campaigning ideas around those areas. I have also added to our team, with our councillors who are new candidates for the next general election given responsibility for some key policy areas for Labour.
Brendan Howlin TD, Labour Leader
Cast into the Labour leadership in very difficult political circumstances in 1982, appointed Tánaiste just eight months later at the age of 32, and deputy leader of a number of Irish governments during the worst days of the Northern troubles, Dick Spring has never been one to shirk a challenge.
Tony Heffernan, Dublin Rathdown
Earlier this week, our national broadcaster revealed that despite the wealth of female talent at RTÉ just three of its top-ten earning presenters are women.
Cllr. Deirdre Kingston, General Election candidate for Dún Laoghaire
At a time when the Paris Agreement on climate change is under threat from President Trump, it’s timely to focus on who exactly carries the can now and into the future when it comes to ignoring scientific realities. Climate change is no different to any other challenge that any country faces in the 21st century. Those that are well resourced will fare better than those that are poorer.
Joe Ryan, Area representative on volunteering with Zamda
The International Affairs Unit of the Party is now up and running and wants your views!
Loraine Mulligan writes about her breastfeeding experience and why the launch of the Labour Party's new breastfeeding policy document, that she helped develop with Senator Kevin Humphreys to mark World Breastfeeding week is so important.
Loraine Mulligan, Dublin Central
The Labour Party Richard O’Carroll Empowerment Bursary is named in memory of Councillor Richard O’Carroll. It was launched last year by the Labour Party to mark the centenary of his death during the 1916 Easter Rising.
Marty O'Prey, Dublin Central
Waterford City South Labour Local Area Rep Seamus Ryan hosted a very successful evening of music and conversation last week at the Parlour Vintage Tea Rooms in Waterford.
Seamus Ryan, Local Area Rep, Waterford
On Saturday 8th July, 40 intrepid Labour members, supporters and friends gathered for a fun-filled, educational afternoon on a special Labour Women guided tour of Glasnevin Cemetery.
Aideen Blackwood, Dublin Central
A campaign to promote disability awareness in the city of Dublin was launched by the Lord Mayor of Dublin, Brendan Carr and Dublin City Council. The initiative aims to make the people of Dublin aware that their simple everyday actions can unconsciously create major difficulties for people with visual and mobility disabilities on the streets of Dublin.
Mick Keegan, Chair Labour Disability
The re-development of Páirc Uí Chaoimh is one to be warmly welcomed by all in Cork city and county and the wider region. The weekend of two days of top billings hurling championship matches shows the benefit of strategic planning for traffic that can bring peace of mind to visitors and residents alike.
Peter Horgan, Cork South Central Local Area Representative
Left Field - August 2017
- Refreshing the Labour team
- Former Labour leader spearheads Ireland's plan to land Rugby World Cup by 2023
- Closing the Gender Pay Gap
- From Wexford town to Zambia
- The International Affairs Unit wants your views
- World Breastfeeding week
- 2017 Labour Party Richard O’Carroll Empowerment Bursary
- Come into the Parlour
- Labour Women guided tour of Glasnevin Cemetery
- Awareness campaign aims to highlight major obstacles people with disabilities face in Dublin City
- We must look beyond the traditional programmes for hosting events in cities