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  1. Labour’s Pay Gap Bill could be law by summer with FG support

    Tue Mar 5, 2019 - 11:08 am - Senator Ivana Bacik Labour Party Seanad Leader Ivana Bacik, has called on the Government as it seeks to mark International Women’s Day on Friday to use Labour legislation which is already well on its way through the Oi...
  2. Has Gov Home Loan Scheme run out of cash?

    Mon Mar 4, 2019 - 04:03 pm - Jan O'Sullivan TD Labour Housing Spokesperson Jan O’Sullivan TD, has called on Minister Murphy to clarify immediately if there has been a directive issued to Local Authorities telling them to stop considering applica...
  3. Electrification of commuter lines essential for future of rail

    Mon Mar 4, 2019 - 10:36 am - Senator Kevin Humphreys Labour Transport Spokesperson Senator Kevin Humphreys has welcomed the tendering for the additional fleet in Irish Rail to address serious overcrowding. He has also called for the electrification of b...
  4. Nunan secures nomination for Ireland South Constituency

    Sun Mar 3, 2019 - 05:37 pm - Sheila Nunan, Euro Candidate Today, in Cork City, Sheila Nunan was selected as the Labour Party candidate to stand in the forthcoming European Parliament elections due to take place in May 2019.Sheila has been a trade union activ...
  5. EU Legal Assurances on Backstop are Ireland’s Moment of Peril

    Sat Mar 2, 2019 - 04:00 pm - Brendan Howlin TD Speaking in advance of the selection convention for Labour’s European Parliament candidate for Ireland South, in Cork on Sunday, and reacting to the news that the EU is ready to give the UK more leg...
  6. Fishing grounds must be protected from unregulated access

    Fri Mar 1, 2019 - 10:49 am - Senator Ged Nash Reacting to the controversy over the detainment of two Northern Ireland fishing vessels, Labour Senator from Louth, Ged Nash has said that the roots of this lie in the unregulated access, and resultin...
  7. Clarity needed from Government on Scouting Ireland

    Thu Feb 28, 2019 - 02:54 pm - Brendan Howlin TD Speaking in response to the remarks of Minister Katherine Zappone and Tánaiste Simon Coveney in relation to Scouting Ireland, leader of the Labour Party, Brendan Howlin TD, says that the Government n...
  8. Cycling Commissioner needed for Cork

    Thu Feb 28, 2019 - 01:02 pm - Peter Horgan, Local Candidate Labour Cork City local election candidate Peter Horgan has called for the establishment of a cycling commissioner in Cork city and County that would have a statutory footing to push forward alternativ...
  9. National Programme needed to improve school attendance

    Thu Feb 28, 2019 - 12:53 pm - Senator Aodhán Ó Ríordáin Labour Party Education spokesperson Aodhán Ó Ríordáin, has called on the Department for Education to roll out a national initiative to improve school attendance.This follows a successful pilot to ...
  10. Minister Murphy's failure to act has resulted in homeless figures increase

    Wed Feb 27, 2019 - 04:43 pm - Jan O'Sullivan TD Labour Housing Spokesperson Jan O'Sullivan TD, has expressed continued frustration at the rising homeless figures published today. There was an increase of 234 people nationally presenting as homeless...
  11. Labour calls for Brexit Jobs Fund

    Wed Feb 27, 2019 - 12:17 pm - Brendan Howlin TD Speaking in response to debate on the Withdrawal of the UK from the EU Bill 2019, Labour Party Leader and spokesperson on Brexit, Brendan Howlin TD, called on Fine Gael to publish the amount of EU fin...
  12. Gangs run riot as Drogheda denied policing resources

    Wed Feb 27, 2019 - 10:23 am - Senator Ged Nash Labour Senator Ged Nash has hit out at the low levels of policing cover in Drogheda in the wake of the latest gangland attack in the town, calling on the Minister for Justice to act, saying: “There ...
  13. Housing Rules for Older People should not be watered down

    Wed Feb 27, 2019 - 10:12 am - Jan O'Sullivan TD Speaking in advance of the launch of the Government’s policy statement on housing options for older people, Jan O’Sullivan TD has warned that the regulations, standards and quality of housing for ...
  14. Howlin welcomes row back on 23% Health Tax

    Tue Feb 26, 2019 - 07:07 pm - Brendan Howlin TD Labour Party Leader Brendan Howlin has welcomed the last minute row back by the Revenue Commissioners to delay plans to charge VAT on food supplements until November. This follows the Taoiseach tellin...
  15. Howlin outlines concerns on no deal Brexit Omnibus Bill

    Tue Feb 26, 2019 - 06:04 pm - Brendan Howlin TD Speaking on the Government's no deal Brexit Omnibus bill, Labour Party Leader Brendan Howlin TD outlined a number of technical concerns with the bill as drafted, and the economic and political ramific...