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  1. Directly Elected Mayor for Dublin needed now

    Fri Aug 31, 2018 - 10:05 am - Senator Kevin Humphreys Labour Senator Kevin Humphries has called today's announcement that the first directly elected Mayor in Ireland will be in Cork "an insult to Dublin". Speaking today Senator Humphries said:"The capi...
  2. Armistice Day clash can be avoided

    Thu Aug 30, 2018 - 04:17 pm - Brendan Howlin TD Labour Party Leader, Brendan Howlin TD has today written to the Taoiseach calling on him to change the date of the Presidential inauguration due to a clash with the centenary of Armistice Day.Deputy H...
  3. Gender Quotas needed for local elections

    Thu Aug 30, 2018 - 12:57 pm - Deirdre Kingston, Cllr Labour Spokesperson on Equality, Cllr. Deirdre Kingston is calling on government to link general election target to local elections.Commenting today, Cllr. Kingston said: “Orla O’Connor's op-ed to...
  4. Latest developments in Cervical Check scandal are doing nothing to restore confidence

    Thu Aug 30, 2018 - 10:44 am - Alan Kelly TD Reacting to the delay in processing Cervical Check smears, Labour Party Health spokesperson, Alan Kelly TD, has called on the Minister for Health and the HSE to confirm that all smears carried out sin...
  5. Ireland's interests cannot be compromised in any Brexit deal

    Thu Aug 30, 2018 - 09:59 am - Brendan Howlin TD Speaking today in response to recent reports on Brexit negotiations, Labour Party Leader, Brendan Howlin TD, asked whether the Government have completely lost any influence over the situation.Deputy H...
  6. Any rise in the number of children homeless is unacceptable

    Wed Aug 29, 2018 - 04:33 pm - Jan O'Sullivan TD Commenting on the July homeless figures, Labour Party Housing spokesperson, Jan O’Sullivan TD, has said the fact that 3,867 children are now homeless is unacceptable. Deputy O’Sullivan said: “...
  7. Unemployment figures do not represent full employment - Howlin

    Wed Aug 29, 2018 - 02:37 pm - Brendan Howlin TD Speaking in response to yesterday's Labour Force Survey findings, Labour leader Brendan Howlin said that it was welcome to see over 2.25 million people in employment in Ireland, but that there are sev...
  8. Scally Must Report This Friday as Promised - Too Many Deadlines Missed

    Wed Aug 29, 2018 - 01:08 pm - Alan Kelly TD Labour Party Health spokesperson, Alan Kelly TD, has called on the Scally report into Cervical Check to be provided to women at the centre of the controversy before its publication on Friday.Deputy Ke...
  9. Post Office closures detrimental to rural living

    Wed Aug 29, 2018 - 12:38 pm - Willie Penrose TD Following the announcement today of 159 Post Office closures over the next four months, Labour Spokesperson on Rural Affairs Willie Penrose has called on An Post to reexamine the issuing of licenses t...
  10. How will Government tackle issues in our hospitals without addressing pay?

    Tue Aug 28, 2018 - 02:55 pm - Alan Kelly TD Labour Party Health spokesperson, Alan Kelly TD, has questioned how the Government plans to increase capacity in our hospitals to tackle overcrowding without addressing the issue of pay in the health ...
  11. Gov should follow Scotland’s lead in tackling period poverty - Kingston

    Tue Aug 28, 2018 - 12:59 pm - Deirdre Kingston, Cllr Labour Party Equality spokesperson, Deirdre Kingston, has called on the Government to follow Scotland’s lead in providing free sanitary products to students.Councillor Kingston said:“Earlier this ...
  12. The only solution to the ongoing housing crisis is State-led action

    Tue Aug 28, 2018 - 11:48 am - Brendan Howlin TD Reacting to the report by The Economist that House prices in Dublin are 25 per cent over-valued against income (Irish Times, ‘The 'Economist' says Dublin house prices are 25% over-valued', 27 August...
  13. Minister Murphy avoiding realities of the housing crisis

    Tue Aug 28, 2018 - 11:03 am - Jan O'Sullivan TD Labour Party Housing spokesperson, Jan O’Sullivan TD, has accused Minister Murphy of avoiding the harsh realities of the housing crisis.Deputy O’Sullivan said: “This morning on RTÉ Radio, Mini...
  14. Presidential candidates cannot ignore HPV vaccine facts

    Mon Aug 27, 2018 - 03:58 pm - Alan Kelly TD Labour Party Health Spokesperson, Alan Kelly TD, has called on potential Presidential candidates to be more responsible when commenting on vaccinations.Deputy Kelly said:“This week, thousands of you...
  15. RSCA recommendations welcome but must not be privately contracted

    Fri Aug 24, 2018 - 12:33 pm - Senator Kevin Humphreys Labour spokesperson for Transport, Senator Kevin Humphries has welcomed the Railway Safety Advisory Committee recommendation for a dedicated policing unit for railways in Ireland. Commenting today S...