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  1. Exclusion Zones needed to ensure safe access to abortion

    Tue Jan 8, 2019 - 08:11 am - Senator Ivana Bacik Labour Senator Ivana Bacik has called for swift action by the Minister for Health to tackle the issue of Exclusion Zones to protect vulnerable women who seek access to legal abortion services.Senator ...
  2. Government can't continue to ignore period poverty

    Mon Jan 7, 2019 - 03:26 pm - Rebecca Moynihan, Cllr Labour Party candidate for Dublin South Central, Rebecca Moynihan, has said period poverty is a very real issue for Irish women that needs to be tackled.Councillor Moynihan said:“We know that period...
  3. New Year, same old pressures in our health service

    Mon Jan 7, 2019 - 11:09 am - Alan Kelly TD Reacting to news that 541 people are on trolleys today, Labour Party Health spokesperson Alan Kelly TD, has said that high trolley numbers are a symptom of the Government and HSE being ill-prepared fo...
  4. Former Mayor of Waterford Jack Walsh will be sadly missed

    Mon Jan 7, 2019 - 09:01 am - Brendan Howlin TD Labour Party Leader Brendan Howlin TD has expressed his sadness on the death of former Mayor of Waterford and local representative Jack Walsh following a very short illness, and expressed his condolen...
  5. Scandalous Gender Pay Gap must be tackled in 2019

    Sun Jan 6, 2019 - 09:29 am - Deirdre Kingston, Cllr Speaking on Nollaig na mBan, Labour spokesperson on Equality, Deirdre Kingston has urged the Government to finally do more to tackle the scandalous gender pay gap of 14% in 2019 as another year passes...
  6. Lack of affordable housing destroying communities in Dublin

    Sat Jan 5, 2019 - 10:19 am - Rebecca Moynihan, Cllr Average Dublin price of €436,787 totally out of reachLand speculation adding to pricesAverage national price above Gov's own affordability thresholdLabour representative for Dublin South Central, Cl...
  7. Minister Bruton Should Support Opposition Party's Legislation on Climate Action.

    Fri Jan 4, 2019 - 12:04 pm - Sean Sherlock TD Labour Spokesperson for Climate Action Sean Sherlock TD, has called on Minister Bruton to take greater action on Climate Change and support opposition party's legislation already before the Dail. De...
  8. Revenue Surplus Should Be Used To Deliver First Class Public Services

    Thu Jan 3, 2019 - 04:06 pm - Joan Burton TD Labour Finance Spokesperson, Joan Burton TD, has welcomed the Exchequer surplus but has said this Government is squandering the hard-won recovery by failing to invest in essential public services.Depu...
  9. As Irish nurses go back abroad, pay inequality must end

    Wed Jan 2, 2019 - 02:17 pm - Alan Kelly TD As many Irish nurses who returned home for the Christmas season return to England, Dubai and Australia, Labour Party Health spokesperson, Alan Kelly said pay equality must be high on the Government’...
  10. Ross must reconsider his abandonment of cyclist safety

    Wed Jan 2, 2019 - 01:40 pm - Peter Horgan Labour Cork City representative Peter Horgan has slammed the decision by Shane Ross to abandon plans to protect cyclists in law with the minimum passing distance legislation that he had promised.Mr Ho...
  11. 2019 must be the year of the living wage

    Tue Jan 1, 2019 - 01:15 pm - Senator Ged Nash Labour Spokesperson on Employment Affairs, Senator Ged Nash, has called on the government to make 2019 the year of the Living Wage. The rapid increase in the cost of living over the last four years wa...
  12. Labour Party Chair calls for flexibility on retirement and re-introduction of State Pension (Transition) at 65

    Mon Dec 31, 2018 - 01:42 pm - Jack O'Connor The Chairperson of the Labour Party, Jack O’Connor, is calling on the Government to  re-introduce the State Pension, (Transition), for workers who have to leave their employment because they have a...
  13. Legacy of Hume must be respected and preserved

    Mon Dec 31, 2018 - 12:39 pm - Brendan Howlin TD Labour will support those who continue to fly the flag of Labour politics and social democracy in Northern Ireland.Reacting to the latest indication of a possible alliance between parts of the SDLP an...
  14. Government must secure more ferry links for Hard Brexit Scenario

    Sat Dec 29, 2018 - 02:33 pm - Brendan Howlin TD Reacting to the news that the UK will commit over £100m chartering ferries in preparation for a no deal Brexit, Labour Party Leader Brendan Howlin TD has called on the Irish Government to immediately...
  15. Gov approach to Brexit needs to be less wait-and-see and more strategic

    Thu Dec 20, 2018 - 11:31 am - Brendan Howlin TD Labour Party Leader, Brendan Howlin TD, has reacted to the Government’s contingency plan for the UK leaving the EU on 29th March with no agreement.Deputy Howlin said:“The Government has at last pu...