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  1. Diana Johnson's important Bill being debated today in Westminster is timely and is badly needed in Northern Ireland

    Tue Oct 23, 2018 - 04:33 pm - Senator Ivana Bacik Labour Senator Ivana Bacik has called on the British government to endorse Diana Johnson's Bill providing access to abortion in Northern Ireland. Commenting today, Senator Bacik said:"Labour MP Diana ...
  2. Dept of Education & multi-nationals must do more to encourage girls to study STEM

    Tue Oct 23, 2018 - 02:51 pm - Senator Aodhán Ó Ríordáin Following the publication a survey of girls’ attitudes to Science, Technology, Engineering and Maths by iWish, Labour Education spokesperson, Aodhán Ó Ríordáin said more must be done to encourag...
  3. Labour call on FF to deliver in Confidence and Supply Talks

    Tue Oct 23, 2018 - 11:30 am - Labour representatives Jan O'Sullivan TD, Sen Aodhán Ó Ríordáin and Sen Ged Nash have called on Fianna Fáil to deliver for the people of Ireland in the negotiations on the Confidence and Supply a...
  4. We need a victim centered approach to judicial guidelines

    Tue Oct 23, 2018 - 11:21 am - Sean Sherlock TD Labour Spokesperson for Justice Sean Sherlock has called on Minister Flannagan to bring promised plan to review judicial processes for victims of sexual violence to the DáilSpeaking today Deputy She...
  5. Murphy and English have allowed accountability to fall by the wayside on social housing

    Mon Oct 22, 2018 - 03:03 pm - Jan O'Sullivan TD Labour Housing Spokesperson for Housing, Jan O'Sullivan has criticised some local councils, and the Department of Housing, following revelations that there are 3,600 vacant council properties currentl...
  6. Breen should address Dáil - FG must come clean on McCourt meetings

    Mon Oct 22, 2018 - 07:56 am - Sean Sherlock TD Labour Dáil Communications spokesperson Séan Sherlock has called on Minister of State Pat Breen to make a statement to the Dáil outlining the purpose and content of his meetings with David McCourt ...
  7. Ireland cannot agree to drop backstop

    Sun Oct 21, 2018 - 03:10 pm - Brendan Howlin TD Following the latest request from the UK for the backstop to be dropped in return for a longer transition, Leader of the Labour Party, Brendan Howlin TD said that Ireland cannot agree to such a demand...
  8. Labour to bring forward legislation to amend citizenship law

    Sat Oct 20, 2018 - 12:00 pm - Brendan Howlin TD At a meeting of the Labour Party Executive Board today, it was agreed that the Party would bring forward legislation to provide for citizenship of children born here to non-nationals.This follows the ...
  9. Chaotic breakdown in the delivery of Illness Benefit

    Fri Oct 19, 2018 - 04:50 pm - Willie Penrose TD Labour Party Spokesperson for Social Protection has said the delays in processing illness benefit payments are unacceptable, and that the responsible Minister for Social Protection and her Department ...
  10. Authentic Foods have treated workers disgracefully

    Fri Oct 19, 2018 - 04:29 pm - Senator Ged Nash Responding to the news that Authentic Foods in Dundalk is set to close, local Senator and Labour Employment Affairs spokesperson Ged Nash said;“Since the rumours started some time ago that the compa...
  11. Growing Risk of No Deal Brexit

    Fri Oct 19, 2018 - 03:56 pm - Brendan Howlin TD Speaking in reaction to the EU summit and the speech by British Prime Minster Theresa May, Leader of the Labour Party, Brendan Howlin TD said that the risk of a damaging conclusion to the talks is gro...
  12. Price increases bad news for Dublin commuters

    Fri Oct 19, 2018 - 11:14 am - Senator Kevin Humphreys Labour's Transport Spokesperson Kevin Humphreys has described  Luas and Dublin Bus fares increases as bad news for commuters.Senator Humphreys commented:“At a time where we are trying to encourage ...
  13. Illness Benefit delays unacceptable

    Thu Oct 18, 2018 - 02:03 pm - Brendan Howlin TD Labour Party Leader Brendan Howlin has said the delays in processing illness benefit payments are unacceptable, and that the responsible Minister for Social Protection and her Department must ensure a...
  14. FG Ministers speaking out of both sides of their mouth on child deportations

    Thu Oct 18, 2018 - 12:22 pm - Jack O'Connor In response to the campaign to allow Eric Zhi Ying Zhu stay in his own country, Labour Party Chair and candidate for Wicklow, Jack O'Connor who is strongly supporting the campaign, has accused Fine Ga...
  15. Tomorrow never comes on short term lets legislation

    Thu Oct 18, 2018 - 11:49 am - Senator Kevin Humphreys Labour Senator Kevin Humphreys has criticised the government for the continued delay on Airbnb legislation.Speaking today Kevin Humphreys said:“It seems tomorrow never comes on short-term lets (Airb...