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  1. Howlin seeks Dáil rule change on Department PR spend

    Tue Feb 27, 2018 - 04:28 pm - Brendan Howlin TD Labour Party Leader, Brendan Howlin has today written to Leaders and groups in Dáil Éireann seeking their support and input on a proposed change to Dáil committee rules to ensure TDs would pre-appr...
  2. Urgent action needed to tackle homelessness crisis- O'Sullivan

    Tue Feb 27, 2018 - 04:12 pm - Jan O'Sullivan TD Labour Housing spokesperson, Jan O’Sullivan TD, has said the Government is not doing enough to address the homelessness crisis, with the latest official figures showing a rise in the number of homel...
  3. Penrose backs calls for doubling of fuel allowance during cold weather

    Tue Feb 27, 2018 - 11:47 am - Willie Penrose TD Labour spokesperson on Rural and Community Affairs, Willie Penrose TD, has said older people in rural communities need assurances that they can heat their homes for the duration of the cold snap witho...
  4. Double fuel allowance for older people during cold snap

    Tue Feb 27, 2018 - 10:17 am - Senator Ged Nash Labour spokesperson on Social Protection, Senator Ged Nash, has called for the fuel allowance to be doubled for older people this week in light of the forecast snow and freezing temperatures.Senator N...
  5. Statement by Joe Costello on the verdict in Kehoe Vs RTE defamation case

    Mon Feb 26, 2018 - 07:48 pm - Joe Costello I note with interest the outcome of the case of Kehoe Vs RTE.I would like to express my disappointment that a specific level of responsibility has been apportioned to me. I am at loss to understand w...
  6. Corbyn decision on Customs Union welcome

    Mon Feb 26, 2018 - 05:56 pm - Brendan Howlin TD Labour Party Leader Brendan Howlin has welcomed the announcement today by Jeremy Corbyn, that the UK Labour Party would seek a permanent Customs Union with the EU, and called again for Sinn Féin MPs ...
  7. PTSB should provide more information on mortgage sell off

    Mon Feb 26, 2018 - 04:56 pm - Joan Burton TD Labour spokesperson on Finance, Joan Burton TD has called on PTSB, given its refusal to attend the Oireachtas Finance Committee, to provide more information on the mortgages it proposes to sell off, i...
  8. Time for Ireland to close the Gender Pay Gap

    Mon Feb 26, 2018 - 03:28 pm - Deirdre Kingston, Cllr Labour spokesperson on Equality and General Election candidate in Dun Laoghaire, Cllr Deirdre Kingston, has said that the gender pay gaps revealed at two major British banks over the past week highlig...
  9. Action needed following latest HIQA child services report

    Mon Feb 26, 2018 - 03:24 pm - Sean Sherlock TD Labour spokesperson on Children and Youth Affairs, Seán Sherlock TD, has called for the Minister for Children and Youth Affairs, Katherine Zappone to take action to address several major non-complian...
  10. Dept of Taoiseach should be brought before PAC on Ireland 2040 advertising

    Mon Feb 26, 2018 - 01:42 pm - Alan Kelly TD Vice Chairperson of the Public Accounts Committee, Alan Kelly TD has called on the Department of the Taoiseach to come before the Public Accounts Committee to face questioning on the spending by the S...
  11. UK Customs Union membership could hinge on SF support

    Sun Feb 25, 2018 - 05:30 pm - Brendan Howlin TD As the UK Labour Party prepares to commit to continued participation in a customs union with the EU, Labour Party Leader Brendan Howlin has highlighted that the vote in Westminister could hinge on the...
  12. Ó Riordáin to host second Irish Stand event in NYC

    Sun Feb 25, 2018 - 02:03 pm - Senator Aodhán Ó Ríordáin Senator Aodhán Ó Ríordáin is to lead another protest rally against President Donald Trump and his Irish-American support in the Riverside Church, New York City on March 16th in aid of the American...
  13. Picture Palace will help put Galway on the film tourism map

    Fri Feb 23, 2018 - 04:42 pm - Niall McNelis, Cllr Labour spokesperson on Tourism Cllr Niall McNelis has welcomed the opening tonight of the Picture Palace in Galway, saying thenew cultural infrastructure will be a great boost to the west of Ireland a...
  14. We must cut out the nonsense for suckler cow farmers

    Thu Feb 22, 2018 - 11:42 am - Willie Penrose TD I will concentrate on the importance of the Mercosur negotiations. If their outcome and that of Brexit are not successful from our perspective, it is conceivable that our beef industry will be obliter...
  15. Statement by Labour Party spokesperson on Housing and Local Government, Jan O'Sullivan TD on the National Planning Framework

    Wed Feb 21, 2018 - 03:28 pm - Jan O'Sullivan TD Dáil Éireann, February 21st, 2018CHECK AGAINST DELIVERYPage 16 of the 177-page-long National Planning Framework has a section entitled Learning from the Past and it refers to the 2002 National Plann...