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  1. Ó Ríordáin welcomes Seanad agreement on Labour SNA motion

    Wed Dec 13, 2017 - 05:56 pm - Senator Aodhán Ó Ríordáin Labour spokesperson on Education, Senator Aodhán Ó Ríordáin, has welcomed agreement by the Seanad this afternoon of Labour’s motion to protect the employment rights of Special Needs Assistants, ...
  2. Statement by Labour leader Brendan Howlin TD, ahead of European Council, Brussels, 14-15 December 2017

    Wed Dec 13, 2017 - 03:51 pm - Brendan Howlin TD Dáil Éireann, December 13th, 201713th December 2017Taoiseach,As you will recall this will be the third time I requested a briefing from your officials in advance of the EU CouncilI hope in future th...
  3. Clarity urgently needed on future of Portlaoise A&E - Wall

    Wed Dec 13, 2017 - 10:53 am - Mark Wall, Cllr Labour Party General Election candidate for Kildare South Councillor Mark Wall, has called on the Minister for Health to ensure that there is no downgrading of Accident and Emergency services in the M...
  4. Labour motion to recognise vital role of SNAs in our school system

    Wed Dec 13, 2017 - 10:52 am - Senator Aodhán Ó Ríordáin The Labour Party will today bring a motion before the Seanad that seeks to protect the employment rights of Special Needs Assistants, and recognise the vital role they play in our schools system.Speak...
  5. High salary no substitute for political leadership in Gardai

    Tue Dec 12, 2017 - 02:40 pm - Brendan Howlin TD The Labour Party Leader, Brendan Howlin, has questioned the Government decision to potentially offer the new Garda Commission a salary of in excess of €250,000.Deputy Howlin said:“The idea that ou...
  6. Kelly welcomes money motion to advance Labour Craft Beer Bill

    Tue Dec 12, 2017 - 02:25 pm - Alan Kelly TD Welcoming today’s Government motion on the Labour Party’s Craft Brewers Bill, Alan Kelly TD has said the move signifies that the proposed legislation is moving in the right direction.A Financial R...
  7. Talks needed to avert travel disruption for air passengers flying home for Christmas

    Tue Dec 12, 2017 - 02:19 pm - Senator Kevin Humphreys Labour spokesperson on Transport, Senator Kevin Humphreys, has urged all sides in the Ryanair dispute to hold talks to avert travel disruption for air passengers later this month.Senator Humphreys sai...
  8. Clare Co-Op scheme a rare good news story in Housing

    Tue Dec 12, 2017 - 09:38 am - Jan O'Sullivan TD Labour Housing spokesperson, Jan O’Sullivan TD, has said the Co-op social housing scheme in County Clare highlighted on Morning Ireland today, in which up to 51 families are to be housed before Chri...
  9. Lack of drink-driving prosecutions not good enough

    Mon Dec 11, 2017 - 04:38 pm - Sean Sherlock TD Labour Justice spokesperson Sean Sherlock TD has said that is not acceptable that only 58% of drink driving cases resulted in a conviction and that the failure to follow up on many other cases is disa...
  10. Stronger assurances needed on 'Gentleman's Agreement'

    Mon Dec 11, 2017 - 04:18 pm - Brendan Howlin TD Labour Party Leader Brendan Howlin TD, has expressed reservations about the vacillation by UK Cabinet members in recent days over the UK-EU agreement and said that the Irish Government must now seek s...
  11. City Traffic Gridlock shows need for Operation Freeflow

    Mon Dec 11, 2017 - 12:51 pm - Senator Kevin Humphreys Labour Transport spokesperson, Sen. Kevin Humphreys has said that the city centre traffic chaos this morning due to a signals failure shows once again the urgent need for the reinstatement of Operatio...
  12. Oireachtas must stop dragging feet on Constituencies bill

    Sun Dec 10, 2017 - 01:05 pm - Joe Costello Labour spokesperson and candidate for Dublin Central, Joe Costello has called on the Dáil to stop dragging its feet on the Electoral (Amendment) (Dail Constituencies) Bill 2017 and ensure it is passe...
  13. British Cabinet politicing suggests we have a long way to go on soft Brexit

    Sun Dec 10, 2017 - 11:20 am - Brendan Howlin TD Labour Leader Brendan Howlin has warned that the internal politics of the British Conservative Party could derail the prospects of a ‘soft’ Brexit with the advantages that would bring for Ireland....
  14. Howlin warns against complacency as poll reveals support for 8th repeal

    Sat Dec 9, 2017 - 11:17 am - Brendan Howlin TD Labour Party Leader Brendan Howlin TD, has welcomed the findings of an Ipsos/Mori opinion poll showing strong support for repealing the 8th amendment to the constitution.Deputy Howlin said:"While thes...
  15. Labour investment in Luas pays dividend- Humphreys

    Sat Dec 9, 2017 - 12:01 am - Senator Kevin Humphreys Embargoed 00.01, Saturday, December 9th Welcoming the launch of the Luas Cross City Line today, Dublin Labour Senator and Spokesperson on Transport, Kevin Humphreys has called on the Government to pri...