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  1. Wexford home help waiting lists totally unacceptable

    Wed Nov 14, 2018 - 02:40 pm - Brendan Howlin TD Labour Party Leader, and TD for Wexford Brendan Howlin has called on the Department of Health and HSE to ensure sufficient resources are put in place to clear the waiting lists for home help supports....
  2. Zappone must act on findings of HIQA reports on special care units for children.

    Wed Nov 14, 2018 - 12:56 pm - Sean Sherlock TD Labour Spokesperson on Children, Sean Sherlock TD, has called on Minister Katherine Zappone to outline what actions will be taken to address the issues raised in reports by HIQA into special care unit...
  3. Labour Youth marks Gender Pay Gap Day

    Tue Nov 13, 2018 - 04:12 pm - Labour Youth Today, Labour Youth marks Ireland’s Gender Pay Gap day - the day after which women effectively stop earning due to Ireland’s 13.9% gender pay gap.  Speaking on the significance of this day, Labo...
  4. Gender Pay Gap means women working for free until Jan 2019

    Tue Nov 13, 2018 - 09:12 am - Senator Ivana Bacik The Labour Party Seanad Leader Ivana Bacik, has called on the Government to use Labour Party legislation which has already passed all stages in the Seanad to introduce Gender Pay Gap reporting mechani...
  5. Rent Pressure Zones are clearly not working

    Mon Nov 12, 2018 - 10:13 am - Jan O'Sullivan TD Labour spokesperson on Housing Jan O'Sullivan TD, has called for nationwide control on rents which are linked to the cost of living. Speaking today Deputy O'Sullivan;"Two years on from the legislatio...
  6. NTA making city center travel more inaccessible.

    Fri Nov 9, 2018 - 12:29 pm - Senator Kevin Humphreys Labour Spokesperson on Transport, Senator Kevin Humphreys has accused the NTA of making public transport more expensive at a time when we need to encourage public transport use. Speaking today Senator...
  7. Bacik calls on Tanaiste to raise issue of Journalists’ Arrest

    Fri Nov 9, 2018 - 10:56 am - Senator Ivana Bacik Labour Senator Ivana Bacik today called on the Tanaiste Simon Coventry to raise with the British government the case of the arrest in Belfast in August of two journalists and members of the NUJ, B...
  8. Newbridge must be included in short hop zone

    Thu Nov 8, 2018 - 07:45 pm - Mark Wall, Cllr Speaking following the receipt of an answer from the NTA in relation to train fares from Newbridge station, Labour general election candidate, Cllr Mark Wall has once again called for Newbridge to be ...
  9. HSE decision on Our Lady of Lourdes X-Ray room must be reversed

    Thu Nov 8, 2018 - 04:12 pm - Senator Ged Nash Senator Ged Nash has told the Minister for Health that the HSE’s decision to ditch longstanding plans to include an additional x-ray room in the newly expanded Emergency Department at Our Lady of Lo...
  10. Statement by Brendan Howlin on selection of Timmermans as PES Common Candidate for Commission President

    Thu Nov 8, 2018 - 02:28 pm - Brendan Howlin TD Speaking in relation to the selection by the Party of European Socialists (PES) of Frans Timmermans as a Common Candidate to seek to succeed Jean-Claude Junker as President of the European Commission,...
  11. Overcrowding of Irish Rail commuter routes needs to be sorted

    Thu Nov 8, 2018 - 11:00 am - Brendan Ryan TD Brendan Ryan, Labour Party TD for Dublin Fingal, has called on Minister Ross to review a plan that will alleviate the overcrowding of main commuter routes on the Irish Rail.Proposing this in the Dáil...
  12. If and When arrangements will be the weapon of choice for bad employers if Employment Bill isn't amended

    Thu Nov 8, 2018 - 10:55 am - Senator Ged Nash Labour Party Employment Spokesperson, Senator Ged Nash, has said ‘if and when’ contracts should be outlawed.Speaking at the launch of the TASC report on ‘Precarious Work, Precarious Lives’ he ...
  13. Waiting periods for Waterford University Hospital are beyond acceptable.

    Thu Nov 8, 2018 - 10:49 am - John Pratt, Cllr  Labour Party General Election candidate, Cllr. John Pratt has called for action on extraordinary waiting lists for outpatients in Waterford, with some patients now waiting up to 4 years. Cllr. Prat...
  14. Waiting periods for patients in the South East are wholly unacceptable

    Thu Nov 8, 2018 - 09:57 am - Brendan Howlin TD Labour Party Leader, Brendan Howlin TD, has criticised the government for extraordinary waiting lists for outpatients in the South East, with some patients now waiting up to 4 years. Deputy Howlin ...
  15. Micheál Ó’Súilleabháin will be greatly missed for his huge contribution to Irish music

    Thu Nov 8, 2018 - 09:51 am - Jan O'Sullivan TD Labour TD, Jan O'Sullivan, has paid tribute to musician and academic Mícheál Ó SúilleabháinSpeaking today Deputy O'Sullivan said:"Micheál Ó’Súilleabháin will be greatly missed for his huge ...