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  1. Minister should utilise his own powers to curb the rental crisis

    Fri Sep 7, 2018 - 10:40 am - Senator Kevin Humphreys  Labour Senator Kevin Humphreys is calling on Minister Murphy to expedite promised recommendations to cabinet on regulating the short-term rental marketSpeaking today Senator Humphreys said“This we...
  2. Varadkar's proposed tax cuts will take money out of public services when they are needed most

    Thu Sep 6, 2018 - 05:07 pm - Brendan Howlin TD Responding to the Taoiseach's letter to Micheál Martin and the front page headline 'Tax cut of €600 for "average worker" key to Varadkar's wish-list' (Irish Independent, 5 September 2018), Labour L...
  3. Ongoing scoliosis crisis is a national disgrace

    Thu Sep 6, 2018 - 10:45 am - Alan Kelly TD Labour spokesperson on Health, Alan Kelly TD, has criticised the Minister for Health for his failure to address the lengthy waiting times for children in need of scoliosis surgery.This comes as parent...
  4. Howlin meets Green Party Leader on planned protest of the visit of US President Donald Trump

    Wed Sep 5, 2018 - 04:57 pm - Brendan Howlin TD Labour Party Leader Brendan Howlin TD today met with Eamon Ryan, Leader of the Green Party regarding the upcoming visit of US President Donald Trump to Ireland.Deputy Howlin said:“I have met with Ea...
  5. Cross-party approach needed on tax and fiscal policy

    Wed Sep 5, 2018 - 04:01 pm - Joan Burton TD Responding to the publication today of Ireland’s Corporation Tax Roadmap, remarks by the Governor of the Central Bank, as well as a report by the OECD on the convergence of corporation tax rates int...
  6. If Citizens' Assembly is to reconvene role of Church in Education must be a priority discussion

    Wed Sep 5, 2018 - 11:27 am - Senator Aodhán Ó Ríordáin Labour Party Education spokesperson, Senator Aodhán Ó Ríordáin, has said if the Government is to convene another Citizens’ Assembly, then it must examine the relationship of Church and State. S...
  7. Fianna Fáil’s landlord tax breaks won’t address the cause of our housing crisis

    Tue Sep 4, 2018 - 11:03 am - Jan O'Sullivan TD Labour spokesperson on Housing, Jan O’Sullivan TD, has criticised Fianna Fáil’s call for landlord tax breaks as part of budget negotiations. Speaking today Deputy O’Sullivan said:“Fianna Fá...
  8. Quotas for teacher training courses not the solution to teacher shortage in our schools

    Tue Sep 4, 2018 - 10:52 am - Senator Aodhán Ó Ríordáin Labour Party Education spokesperson, Senator Aodhán Ó Ríordáin, has said putting quotas in place in teacher-training courses are not the answer to help ease the crisis in our schoolsSenator Ó Rí...
  9. Budget must address high childcare costs

    Tue Sep 4, 2018 - 10:08 am - Sean Sherlock TD Labour spokesperson on Children and Youth Affairs, Sean Sherlock TD has said that the ESRI-Pobal study confirming high childcare costs are a barrier to women staying in the workplace won’t be a surp...
  10. Donohoe's approach to national debt is irresponsible

    Mon Sep 3, 2018 - 05:09 pm - Brendan Howlin TD Reacting to Minister for Finance and Public Expenditure, Paschal Donohoe’s remarks on the National Debt, Labour Leader, Brendan Howlin TD, questioned the use of unorthodox statistics and the argumen...
  11. New Commissioner must deliver on reforms

    Mon Sep 3, 2018 - 01:02 pm - Sean Sherlock TD Labour Justice spokesperson Sean Sherlock TD has said it is essential that the new Garda Commissioner Drew Harris deliver on a comprehensive programme of reforms to transform An Garda Síochána into ...
  12. Labour Party Dublin City Cllrs working on delivering solutions to housing crisis

    Sun Sep 2, 2018 - 08:20 pm - Mary Freehill, Cllr The Labour Party will propose at Monday’s City council meeting to utilise a source of funding that will enable Dublin City Council to build family housing on their 32 Depot sites located throughout ...
  13. Trump is not welcome in Ireland

    Sun Sep 2, 2018 - 11:05 am - Brendan Howlin TD Speaking in reaction to the announcement of a visit by US President Donald Trump in November, Labour Leader Brendan Howlin spoke about the need for all democrats in Ireland, from left and right, to jo...
  14. Statement by Willie Penrose TD on Labour Leadership

    Fri Aug 31, 2018 - 01:02 pm - Willie Penrose TD Speaking today on the Labour Party Leadership, chairperson of the Labour Parliamentary Party, Willie Penrose said:"I was disappointed by Alan Kelly's interview this morning on Tipp FM. I have no probl...
  15. Mobile post offices could be a solution to post office closures - Mangan

    Fri Aug 31, 2018 - 11:08 am - Alan Mangan Speaking in relation to the announced closure of 159 rural post offices, Labour Party candidate for Longford–Westmeath Alan Mangan spoke about the need to find a sustainable solution that can meet t...