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  1. Free contraception would be a game-changer in women's healthcare

    Fri Mar 9, 2018 - 04:14 pm - Martina Genockey, Cllr Labour spokesperson on Health Promotion and representative in Dublin South West, Cllr Martina Genockey, has welcomed plans mooted by the Health Minister today on the possible rollout of a free contrac...
  2. Dáil statement by Jan O'Sullivan TD on the Eighth Amendment Referendum Bill

    Fri Mar 9, 2018 - 03:10 pm - Jan O'Sullivan TD Aontaím leis an Teachta McDonald go bhfuil sé ceart an cheist seo a chur ar mhuintir na hÉireann arís.  Tá an t-am tagtha.  Tá mé cinnte nach é Bunreacht na hÉireann an áit cheart don ábh...
  3. Credit Unions have served Ireland well

    Thu Mar 8, 2018 - 07:50 pm - Sean Sherlock TD Speech by Séan Sherlock TD in the Dail debate on the report on the 'Review of the Credit Union Sector with specific reference to the Credit Union Advisory Committee Review of Implementation of the Re...
  4. Time to Close the Gender Pay Gap

    Thu Mar 8, 2018 - 03:50 pm - Senator Ivana Bacik As International Women’s Day is marked around the world, Labour Senator Ivana Bacik has called for the progression of Labour’s Gender Pay Gap Information Bill.Senator Bacik said:“As of around no...
  5. LABOUR DISABILITY WELCOMES RATIFICATION OF UN TREATY

    Thu Mar 8, 2018 - 03:26 pm - Labour Disability has welcomed the final step taken in Dáil Éireann last night to ratify the UN Convention on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities. Ireland will now join 175 countries around the ...
  6. Greater efforts must be made to encourage girls to take up STEM

    Thu Mar 8, 2018 - 12:46 pm - Senator Aodhán Ó Ríordáin Labour Party Education spokesperson, Senator Aodhán Ó Ríordáin, has called for greater efforts to be made to encourage women and girls to study and teach STEM subjects in schools.Senator Ó Ríord...
  7. Immediate Inquiry needed into treatment of Garda Homicide Analysts

    Thu Mar 8, 2018 - 12:02 pm - Alan Kelly TD Labour TD for Tipperary and Vice Chair of the Public Accounts Committee, Alan Kelly has said that following the evidence given to the Justice Committee yesterday by the two Garda civilian analysts on ...
  8. Scandal of homeless expectant & new mothers must be addressed

    Thu Mar 8, 2018 - 10:52 am - Jan O'Sullivan TD Following the report on Morning Ireland on the number of expectant and new mothers living in emergency accommodation with their children, Labour spokesperson of Housing Jan O'Sullivan has said that th...
  9. Give legal basis to UN Treaty

    Thu Mar 8, 2018 - 10:43 am - Kathleen Lynch Labour spokesperson on Disability and representative in Cork North Central, Kathleen Lynch, has called for the Government to swiftly progress the Disability (Miscellaneous Provisions) Bill to give ful...
  10. Contribution to Dáil Statements on Northern Ireland

    Wed Mar 7, 2018 - 08:50 pm - Brendan Howlin TD Check against delivery 7th March 2018As of this time last year there were 37,611 people on the housing waiting list in Northern Ireland.23,694 deemed to be in housing stress.11,889 of those are deemed...
  11. Ireland has much more to do on gender equality

    Wed Mar 7, 2018 - 05:00 pm - Deirdre Kingston, Cllr On the eve of International Women’s Day, Labour spokesperson on Equality and representative for Dún Laoghaire, Cllr Deirdre Kingston, has said that while improvements have been made, Ireland still ...
  12. Hard Border cannot be avoided if UK remain on current path

    Wed Mar 7, 2018 - 04:14 pm - Brendan Howlin TD Questioning the Taoiseach at Leader's Questions in the Dáil today, Labour Party Leader Brendan Howlin has called for a clear statement of Ireland's view that the path chosen by the UK will result in ...
  13. O'Sullivan welcomes clarity provided by Supreme Court ruling

    Wed Mar 7, 2018 - 11:09 am - Jan O'Sullivan TD Labour representative on the Committee on the Eighth Amendment of the Constitution, Jan O'Sullivan TD, has welcomed the clarity provided by the Supreme Court in its ruling regarding the constitutional...
  14. Race to the bottom must be avoided in restaurants

    Wed Mar 7, 2018 - 10:07 am - Senator Kevin Humphreys Labour Senator Kevin Humphreys has said the lifting of employment restrictions in the restaurant industry shouldn’t be used to create a race to the bottom in employment standards across the sector.I...
  15. Omission of investment in Rosslare in national plan must be reversed- Howlin

    Tue Mar 6, 2018 - 04:12 pm - Brendan Howlin TD Labour Party leader and Wexford TD Brendan Howlin has said the omission of investment in Rosslare Europort in the National Plan has to be reversed.Deputy Howlin raised the issue with the Taoiseach in ...