News & Media

  1. Statement on the death of John Hume

    Mon Aug 3, 2020 - 10:52 am - Alan Kelly TD Commenting after the death of John Hume, Labour Leader Alan Kelly said:“John Hume was an extraordinary man, a true Irish patriot and hero.“He dedicated his life to the pursuit of peace and reconci...
  2. Enhanced testing at airports welcome but remit should be wider than random

    Sun Aug 2, 2020 - 05:30 pm - Duncan Smith TD The Governments decision to put in a place an enhanced testing regime and begin random Covid-19 testing at airports has been welcomed by Labour’s Transport Spokesperson Duncan Smith who said that th...
  3. Ministers failure to acknowledge PUP foul up is a slap in the face for the self employed

    Fri Jul 31, 2020 - 06:05 pm - Aodhán Ó Ríordáin TD The Minister for Social Protections failure to acknowledge the foul up with the Pandemic Unemployment Payment is a slap in the face for the self-employed people affected by the anomaly according to La...
  4. Drop in homelessness shows eviction ban is working

    Fri Jul 31, 2020 - 03:02 pm - Senator Rebecca Moynihan The drop in the numbers presenting homeless shows the eviction ban and rent freeze introduced by the Government in March have worked according to Labour Housing Spokesperson, Senator Rebecca Moynihan....
  5. Government must step in to guarantee Aer Lingus jobs and routes in Cork and Shannon

    Fri Jul 31, 2020 - 02:39 pm - Duncan Smith TD The Government must step in to guarantee Aer Lingus jobs and routes in Cork and Shannon according to Labour Transport Spokesperson Duncan Smith.Deputy Smith was speaking after it was revealed that Aer...
  6. Smoky coal ban should be extended to all towns in Tipperary

    Fri Jul 31, 2020 - 12:09 pm - Alan Kelly TD Labour Party Leader and Health spokesperson Alan Kelly TD has said the Government can no longer continue to ignore the benefits of banning smoky coal in towns across Tipperary.Deputy Kelly said:“A c...
  7. Supreme Court Judgement finds 2017 climate plan is inadequate

    Fri Jul 31, 2020 - 11:52 am - Duncan Smith TD The Supreme Court Judgement quashing the 2017 National Mitigation Plan for Climate Change highlights the lack of specific commitments in the plan according to Labour Spokesperson on Climate Action, Co...
  8. Statement on death of Colm Ó Briain former General Secretary of the Labour Party

    Fri Jul 31, 2020 - 10:41 am - Alan Kelly TD Labour Party Leader Alan Kelly has expressed his sadness on the death of former General Secretary of the Labour Party Colm Ó Briain who had a distinguished career in the arts, media and politics.Depu...
  9. Dáil Reform ended tonight as Government took back control

    Thu Jul 30, 2020 - 10:36 pm - Duncan Smith TD new Taoiseach committed to end Government control of Dáil in 2016 but has now reversed the reforms he once sought.Labour Party whip Duncan Smith responding to the return of a majoritarian approach to...
  10. Massive concerns remain for workers in meat factories

    Thu Jul 30, 2020 - 09:43 pm - Senator Annie Hoey Massive concerns remain for workers in meat factories according to Labour Senator Annie Hoey who has described as extremely worrying reports that the significant rise in Covid-19 cases announced today...
  11. Dáil needs to be recalled to rectify PUP foul up

    Thu Jul 30, 2020 - 06:45 pm - Aodhán Ó Ríordáin TD The Dáil needs to be recalled in order to deal with a foul up in relation to the Pandemic Unemployment Payment according to Labour Spokesperson on Enterprise, Aodhán Ó Ríordáin. Deputy Ó Ríord...
  12. Children in Ireland are being "failed" by the State

    Thu Jul 30, 2020 - 01:11 pm - Senator Ivana Bacik The Labour Party’s Seanad group leader and party Spokesperson on Children, Disability, Equality & Integration has highlighted what she describes as the State’s “failure” in its duty of car...
  13. Deadline to apply for school transport needs to be extended until there is clarity on how social distancing will work in schools

    Thu Jul 30, 2020 - 11:09 am - Aodhán Ó Ríordáin TD The deadline to apply for school transport needs to be extended until there is clarity on how social distancing measures will work in schools according to Labour Education Spokesperson Aodhán Ó Río...
  14. Wall welcomes opening of applications for €70 million Covid-19 Sport Ireland fund

    Wed Jul 29, 2020 - 04:29 pm - Senator Mark Wall Labour Spokesperson on Sport, Senator Mark Wall has welcomed the opening of the application process for €70 million funding by Sport Ireland for sporting organisations through four different targete...
  15. Minister needs to guarantee that students with special needs won’t lose out under roadmap to reopen schools

    Wed Jul 29, 2020 - 04:02 pm - Aodhán Ó Ríordáin TD The Minister for Education needs to guarantee that students with special needs won’t lose out under the roadmap to reopen schools according to Labour Education Spokesperson Aodhán Ó Ríordáin.Und...