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  1. Return of direct rule in the North coming at worst possible time - Howlin

    Mon Nov 13, 2017 - 04:45 pm - Brendan Howlin TD Labour Party Leader and Spokesperson on Northern Ireland, Brendan Howlin TD, has said that the effective return of direct rule in the North is coming at the worst possible time.Deputy Howlin said:“A...
  2. Gender Pay Gap must be addressed by Women's Commission

    Mon Nov 13, 2017 - 10:01 am - Senator Ivana Bacik Labour Senator Ivana Bacik has said that any blueprint to achieving greater gender equality in Ireland must include concrete measures to close the gender pay gap, such as implementing mandatory wage t...
  3. €600 million tax repayments show need for Standing Commission

    Sun Nov 12, 2017 - 02:16 pm - Joan Burton TD Labour Finance spokesperson Joan Burton TD has said that the revelations this week from the Paradise Papers, and the news today that €600 million in corporation tax has been repaid to multinationals...
  4. The Taoiseach Must Act Now on My Justice Questions

    Sun Nov 12, 2017 - 12:43 pm - Alan Kelly TD Labour TD Alan Kelly has today said:"I have been continuously asking questions regarding the Department of Justice and what they knew prior to the O’Higgins Commission commencing and particularly th...
  5. Pathway to City Status for Drogheda needed

    Sun Nov 12, 2017 - 09:00 am - Senator Ged Nash With submissions now closed to the National Planning Framework, Labour Senator Ged Nash has said that a pathway must now be set out by the Government to allow Drogheda to achieve city status, and that...
  6. Rent Deposit Protection Scheme should be implemented following Taoiseachs support

    Sat Nov 11, 2017 - 10:30 am - Andrew Montague, Cllr Labour Community Affairs spokesperson, Cllr Andrew Montague has called on the Government to implement the long delayed rent deposit protection scheme and ensure that the law is changed so that landlor...
  7. FG afraid to take on the Independent Alliance

    Sat Nov 11, 2017 - 08:00 am - Senator Kevin Humphreys After another week of national embarrassment, Labour Senator Kevin Humphreys said it has become clear that Fine Gael is afraid to take on the erratic and damaging behaviour of the Independent Alliance...
  8. A new democratic programme for a new generation

    Fri Nov 10, 2017 - 07:30 pm - Brendan Howlin TD Address by Brendan Howlin, T.D. Leader of the Labour Party at the Labour Youth National Conference, Portlaoise, 10th November, 2017IntroductionGood evening.It’s an honour to be back at Labour Youth ...
  9. Nash backs calls for Employer Red-Alert Guidelines

    Fri Nov 10, 2017 - 05:16 pm - Senator Ged Nash Echoing the call of the widow of one of the three people tragically killed in Storm Ophelia, Labour Senator Ged Nash has backed the proposals for clear guidelines for employers in status red situation...
  10. Varadkar and Coveney need to get their stories straight on Brexit

    Fri Nov 10, 2017 - 04:03 pm - Brendan Howlin TD Labour Leader Brendan Howlin has today called on Taoiseach Leo Varadkar and Minister Simon Coveney to put an end to confusion over Brexit, and clearly outline the progress being made in negotiations....
  11. Time to recognise rights of homeless children- O'Sullivan

    Fri Nov 10, 2017 - 03:54 pm - Jan O'Sullivan TD Five years to the day since the Children’s Referendum to guarantee the rights of children in our constitution, Labour Housing spokesperson Jan O’Sullivan has said it is now time to recognise the r...
  12. Action needed to restore trust of patients in waiting list system

    Fri Nov 10, 2017 - 01:42 pm - Alan Kelly TD Labour Health spokesperson Alan Kelly TD, has said action is needed to ensure best practice is observed in the management of hospital waiting lists to restore the trust of patients in the system that ...
  13. Full Dail debate needed on Paradise Papers

    Thu Nov 9, 2017 - 05:35 pm - Joan Burton TD The revelations from the Paradise Papers highlight once again the need for a Standing Commission on Taxation in order to tackle tax avoidance, according to Labour Finance spokesperson Joan Burton as s...
  14. Arts funding must be contingent on harassment training

    Thu Nov 9, 2017 - 04:18 pm - Rebecca Moynihan, Cllr Labour Party spokesperson on Community Arts, Councillor Rebecca Moynihan, has welcomed measures to tackle harassment in the Arts industry announced by the Minister for Arts.Councillor Moynihan said:...
  15. Government must show positive action on rural post offices - Penrose

    Thu Nov 9, 2017 - 12:04 pm - Willie Penrose TD Labour Party spokesperson on Rural and Community Affairs, Willie Penrose TD, has said that the Government must give clarity around the future of the Post Office network.Deputy Penrose said:“There is...