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  1. Children must not be discriminated against on basis of religion

    Tue Sep 17, 2019 - 10:05 am - Senator Aodhán Ó Ríordáin Labour Party Education spokesperson, Senator Aodhán Ó Ríordáin, has called on the Minister to ensure children in publicly funded schools are not discriminated against on the basis of religion, and...
  2. Further delay of free GP care is cynical electioneering by FG

    Tue Sep 17, 2019 - 09:21 am - Alan Kelly TD Labour Health spokesperson, Alan Kelly TD, has said the Government’s proposals on free GP care are too little, too late.Deputy Kelly said:“It’s hard not to take Minister Harris’ announcement f...
  3. Labour Youth launches new campaign on decent housing for all

    Tue Sep 17, 2019 - 09:01 am - Labour Youth Labour Youth is launching a new campaign on the need for decent housing for all. Speaking about the campaign Chair of Labour Youth Patrick Ahern said:“For years now we’ve been in the grips of a wo...
  4. RTÉ Cork studio essential to regional balance

    Mon Sep 16, 2019 - 04:16 pm - Sean Sherlock TD Reacting to reports that RTÉ may consider selling the Cork studio in order to make savings, Labour Cork TD and Communications spokesperson Seán Sherlock said:“Selling off capital assets will not r...
  5. Mulvey-style initiative needed for North Dublin

    Mon Sep 16, 2019 - 09:15 am - Senator Aodhán Ó Ríordáin Responding to yesterday’s successful Garda operation in relation to the feud in North Dublin, Labour’s Aodhán Ó Ríordáin has called for a Mulvey-style report to deal with gang violence in Nort...
  6. Howlin calls on McDonald to donate inappropriate SF contribution to charity

    Sun Sep 15, 2019 - 01:50 pm - Brendan Howlin TD The leader of the Labour Party, Brendan Howlin TD, has described the €1.6m donation to Sinn Féin as “entirely inappropriate” and suggested that the party should donate it to char...
  7. Labour’s focus is on delivering equality not failed policies of FGFF

    Sat Sep 14, 2019 - 11:37 am - Brendan Howlin TD Speaking in response to the Taoiseach’s suggestion of an election in May 2020, the leader of the Labour Party said that this election will determine whether Ireland becomes an equal society like oth...
  8. Govt investment in all Irish ports needed- Howlin

    Fri Sep 13, 2019 - 12:14 pm - Brendan Howlin TD Ahead of the launch of the new traffic plan ‘Operation Purge’, Labour Party leader, Brendan Howlin TD, has called on the Government to invest in alternative ports rather than rely solely on Dublin...
  9. Parents must be told if their creche is under investigation

    Thu Sep 12, 2019 - 04:07 pm - Sean Sherlock TD Labour childcare spokesperson Seán Sherlock, responding to the revelation that the Minister was aware of complaints about the Hyde and Seek creche has said that there must be a mechanism put in place...
  10. Defence Forces Core Pay must be reviewed

    Thu Sep 12, 2019 - 09:52 am - Brendan Ryan TD Labour Spokesperson for Defence, Brendan Ryan TD, has again called for the Government to commit to a review of core pay for Defence Forces staff, and to recognise that it is the primary cause of the s...
  11. Rainy Day Fund Should be deployed in a No Deal Brexit

    Thu Sep 12, 2019 - 09:02 am - Joan Burton TD With the Budget due to be delivered on the basis of a No Deal Brexit, Labour Finance spokesperson Joan Burton TD has said there should be a commitment to using the money available in the Rainy Day Fun...
  12. Action needed on insurance cost crisis

    Wed Sep 11, 2019 - 10:54 am - Niall McNelis Labour spokesperson on Tourism, Cllr Niall McNelis, says urgent action is needed to address the spiralling insurance costs impacting community events, including the setting up of group insurance schem...
  13. We need to see Harris' winter health plan

    Tue Sep 10, 2019 - 01:38 pm - Alan Kelly TD Labour Party Health spokesperson, Alan Kelly TD, has called on the Minister for Health to publish the HSE Winter Initiative in light of worsening trolley numbers.Deputy Kelly said:“Analysing the tre...
  14. Cllr Donoghue calls on Minister to tackle threat to arts and culture in Dublin

    Tue Sep 10, 2019 - 01:08 pm - Kevin Donoghue Responding to the announcement the Bernard Shaw is set to close at the end of October. Newly elected Labour Party Councillor for the area Kevin Donoghue, has called on the Minister for Culture Jo...
  15. Penrose calls for all sides in beef dispute to step back from the brink and hold talks

    Tue Sep 10, 2019 - 10:40 am - Willie Penrose TD Labour spokesperson on Agriculture, Willie Penrose TD, has urged all sides in the beef crisis to step back from the brink as the threat of an all-out shutdown of the industry looms.Deputy Penrose said...