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  1. FG need to show political leadership to drive change in an Garda Síochána

    Tue Jun 26, 2018 - 04:28 pm - Sean Sherlock TD Commenting on the appointment of Mr Drew Harris as Garda Commissioner, Labour spokesperson on Justice Seán Sherlock TD welcomed Mr Harris's appointment.Deputy Sherlock said:"I wish Mr Harris well in ...
  2. External Garda Commissioner is an opportunity to inject new thinking into Gardaí

    Tue Jun 26, 2018 - 04:24 pm - Brendan Howlin TD Commenting on the appointment of Mr Drew Harris as Garda Commissioner, Labour Leader Brendan Howlin said:"The recruitment of an external person into the role of Garda Commissioner is an opportunity to...
  3. Efforts by FG & FF election candidates to delay building of social housing in Dun Laoghaire unacceptable

    Tue Jun 26, 2018 - 01:26 pm - Deirdre Kingston, Cllr Labour candidate for Dun Laoghaire, Cllr. Deirdre Kingston has expressed outrage at attempts by two general elections candidates to delay the building of social housing in Dún Laoghaire. At a local a...
  4. Further delays in gender pay gap legislation disappointing

    Tue Jun 26, 2018 - 08:34 am - Senator Ivana Bacik Labour Seanad Leader, Ivana Bacik has welcomed the move by the Government to finally approve and publish their own gender pay gap reporting bill, but said she was disappointed at the delays to date an...
  5. Sherlock welcomes commitment to return state funding to Scouting Ireland

    Mon Jun 25, 2018 - 12:16 pm - Sean Sherlock TD Labour spokesperson on Children & Youth Affairs Seán Sherlock TD has welcomed the commitment made today by Minister Katherine Zappone to return funding to Scouting Ireland.Deputy Sherlock said:...
  6. Zero tolerance approach needed after over 700 assaults take place in hospitals in 18 months

    Mon Jun 25, 2018 - 11:40 am - Alan Kelly TD Commenting on the publication of figures documenting the number of assaults on staff in HSE run hospitals, Labour spokesperson on Health, Alan Kelly TD has said that there needs to be a zero tolerance...
  7. Government failure and UK backsliding mean risk of disastrous Brexit rising

    Sat Jun 23, 2018 - 03:21 pm - Brendan Howlin TD Labour Party Leader Brendan Howlin TD has warned that the failure of the Government to deliver on the backstop, and the latest demand by Boris Johnson for a full British Brexit mean the risk of a disa...
  8. Labour expresses solidarity with workers in industrial disputes

    Sat Jun 23, 2018 - 03:05 pm - Jack O'Connor At a meeting of the Executive Board of the Labour Party today, members expressed solidarity and support to the Lloyds pharmacy workers seeking recognition from their employer, and the members of Fórs...
  9. More information needed on City Council proposals to dispose of depots across Dublin

    Sat Jun 23, 2018 - 11:11 am - Mary Freehill, Cllr Commenting on the report to Councillors on the proposal to consolidate depot sites and sell key sites, Labour Cllr Mary Freehill for the Rathmines Rathgar ward and former Lord Mayor of Dublin has said...
  10. Exam crisis entirely of Government’s own making

    Fri Jun 22, 2018 - 04:34 pm - Senator Aodhán Ó Ríordáin Labour spokesperson on Education, Aodhán Ó Ríordáin has said that the current controversy regarding examination marking is a crisis of the governments own making.Senator Ó Ríordáin said:“The ...
  11. More proactive approach on false self-employment needed after RTÉ revelations

    Fri Jun 22, 2018 - 02:56 pm - Senator Ged Nash Labour Employment Affairs spokesperson Senator Ged Nash has said the revelations that 157 workers at RTÉ were misclassified as self-employed shows the need for the Government to more pro-actively tac...
  12. Dedicated transport police now needed

    Fri Jun 22, 2018 - 01:28 pm - Senator Kevin Humphreys Labour Transport spokesperson Sen. Kevin Humphreys has welcomed the move by Irish Rail to put on extra security staff at certain north Dublin stations but said there was still a need for a dedicated t...
  13. Engagement with unions needed to solve Lloyd's dispute - Nash

    Thu Jun 21, 2018 - 03:45 pm - Senator Ged Nash Ahead of tomorrow’s planned industrial action by Lloyd’s Pharmacy staff, Labour Party spokesperson on Employment and Social Affairs, Ged Nash, has urged the company to accept the recent Labour Cou...
  14. Increase rush hour services and stop messing with Free Travel Scheme

    Thu Jun 21, 2018 - 02:37 pm - Senator Kevin Humphreys Labour transport spokesperson Sen. Kevin Humphreys has called for an increase in rush hour public transport services, saying we can no longer tolerate silly debates about the free travel scheme, and t...
  15. Time for a Marshall Plan for Europe's neighbourhood to solve migration crisis

    Thu Jun 21, 2018 - 11:55 am - Brendan Howlin TD Remarks by Labour Party Leader Brendan Howlin TD in response to the address by Jean-Claude Juncker to the joint sitting of the houses of the Oireachtas, 21 June 2018When the Irish economy collapsed in...