Left Field | Labour News
January 2019


Labour and the SDLP

Over the last few months, I have had a lot of communication from members who are concerned about the future of the SDLP. I have also been in contact with comrades in Northern Ireland and Britain, and in the Party of European Socialists.

Brendan Howlin, TD, Leader of the Labour Party

Labour Supports STAMP 3 Families of Non-EEA Expatriates

The Labour Party plays a significant role in supporting the campaign of Stamp 3 Association that has been launched last year to raise awareness and remove the barriers to employment to families of non-EEA expatriates.

Yulia Ghumman, Dublin Fingal

Have Your Say on Local Government Policy

If you would like to have your say on Labour’s local government policies, please click on the following link to answer a quick five-question survey: https://www.surveymonkey.com/r/B2GSD8G

Nat O’Connor, Political Director

New Chair elected to Labour Equality to re-energise section

I was delighted to be elected to Chair the Labour Equality executive at Saturday’s AGM. I stood on a platform of reinvigorating the section, engaging more with Party membership, and visibly campaigning on equality issues internally and externally.

Evanna Craig, Chair - Labour Equality

Building a modern organisation

It may sound obvious but the key to a modern forward looking Party organisation is its members and a well-run inclusive organisation. The Labour Party is presently organised around branch and constituency organisations.

Brian McDowell, General Secretary

Labour LGBT busy start to 2019

Labour LGBT began 2019 at a New Year's Day protest against the incoming Brazilian President Jair Bolsonaro. Labour LGBT co-chairs Karl Hayden and Aoife Leahy attended the protest in solidarity with Brazilians in Ireland who have fears that Bolsonaro will persecute LGBTQ people

Aoife Leahy, Co-Chair

Party Sections Update - Labour LGBT Conference and AGM

The Labour LGBT AGM and Conference will be held on Saturday 16 th February from 1pm-5pm in the Outhouse, 105 Capel Street, Dublin 1.

Aideen Blackwood, Membership Development Manager

The Real Capital should really be the Capital

For Ireland to succeed, we need our regional cities to grow twice as fast as Dublin. I have paraphrased, but that was the gist of the Taoiseach’s message in a November visit to Cork. It’s hard to fault the commentary.

Eric Nolan, candidate Midleton local electoral area

Rose Ball 2019

This year we will host the Rose Ball fundraising dinner after the summer break.

Mags Murphy