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  1. Only a Yes vote can change Irish law on abortion

    Thu May 17, 2018 - 03:52 pm - Brendan Howlin TD Speaking at the launch of the latest Labour posters in the referendum to repeal the 8th amendment, Labour Party Leader Brendan Howlin said that only a Yes vote on the 25th May can deliver a change to ...
  2. Voting Yes on May 25th is the only way to deal with so-called ‘hard cases’

    Tue May 15, 2018 - 04:16 pm - Senator Ivana Bacik With just ten days to go until Irish citizens will be voting on the removal of the eighth amendment from the Constitution, Labour Senator Ivana Bacik has said that voting Yes on May 25th is the only w...
  3. Howlin condemns violence and killings in Gaza

    Mon May 14, 2018 - 06:08 pm - Brendan Howlin TD Labour Party Leader Brendan Howlin TD has condemned outright the shocking scenes of violence and death in Gaza today that has seen live fire used by Israeli forces against Palestinians.Deputy Howlin s...
  4. Address to 2018 James Connolly Commemoration

    Sun May 13, 2018 - 12:00 pm - Brendan Howlin TD Comrades,James Connolly’s path to establish our party was not an easy one.For nearly twenty years, the Irish Trades Union Congress debated whether to establish a separate Irish Labour Party or combi...
  5. Women's health at the heart of repeal campaign

    Fri May 11, 2018 - 02:54 pm - Jan O'Sullivan TD With just two weeks to go to the referendum on repealing the eighth amendment, Labour TD Jan O’Sullivan, has said it is important that voters keep women’s health at the forefront of their minds.De...
  6. Affordable housing should be a requirement of any Strategic Development Zones

    Fri May 11, 2018 - 02:37 pm - Joanna Tuffy Labour spokesperson on Affordable Housing, Joanna Tuffy, has called on the Government to have explicit requirements for affordable housing in any future Strategic Development Zone (SDZ) Orders.Ms. Tuf...
  7. Spin on bogus self employment reflects lack of focus on decent jobs for young people

    Thu May 10, 2018 - 07:30 pm - Jack O'Connor Cynical exercise in spin on Bogus Self Employment reflects wider issue of lack of Government focus on “Decent Jobs” for young people.  Speaking at a meeting of the reactivated Liam Kavanagh/East ...
  8. Apple decision a blow for the West

    Thu May 10, 2018 - 11:04 am - Niall McNelis, Cllr Labour representative in Galway West, Cllr Níall McNelis has said that today's decision by Apple to scrap plans for a data centre in Athenry is a body blow for the west of Ireland.Cllr McNelis said:"...
  9. Costello to host Dublin Central Repeal Meeting

    Wed May 9, 2018 - 01:59 pm - Joe Costello Speaking in advance of a public meeting in Dalymount tonight on Repeal the 8th Joe Costello, Labour Party Spokesperson on Urban Regeneration, said that after 35 years it was high time that the 8th Ame...
  10. Anti-social behaviour on DART services needs to be tackled

    Wed May 9, 2018 - 01:45 pm - Senator Aodhán Ó Ríordáin Labour Party representative for Dublin Bay North, Senator Aodhán Ó Ríordáin has called for a Garda presence on DART services for a limited time to curb anti-social behaviour on evening services.Se...
  11. Time for action, not more announcements on baptism barrier

    Wed May 9, 2018 - 09:23 am - Senator Aodhán Ó Ríordáin Labour Party Education spokesperson, Aodhán Ó Ríordáin, has called on the Education Minister to present his legislation to the Oireachtas to end the baptism barrier as soon as possible.Senator Ó ...
  12. Other social media companies should follow suit on foreign ad ban

    Tue May 8, 2018 - 03:22 pm - Jane Horgan Jones, Cllr Labour Party Director of Elections for the Repeal Referendum, Jane Horgan Jones, has welcomed moves by Facebook Ireland to clamp down on foreign ads during the referendum campaign.Councillor Horgan Jo...
  13. Bill to close Gender Pay Gap already in the Oireachtas

    Mon May 7, 2018 - 02:04 pm - Senator Ivana Bacik Labour Seanad Leader, Senator Ivana Bacik has reminded the Government that there is already a bill progressing through the Oireachtas that can quickly be passed to kick start efforts to close the gend...
  14. Labour Chairperson dismisses Government initiative on Bogus Self Employment

    Mon May 7, 2018 - 01:20 pm - Jack O'Connor Speaking at the unveiling of a plaque to commemorate the Ballinasloe based Labour and Trade Union activist Stephen Connell, Labour Party Chairperson Jack O'Connor dismissed the Government’s initiati...
  15. Bacik launches Labour Yes Campaign in Galway

    Fri May 4, 2018 - 01:46 pm - Senator Ivana Bacik Today, Senator Ivana Bacik launched the Labour Party campaign for a Yes vote in Galway, with Labour representative for Galway West, Councillor Niall McNelis.Senator Bacik said:“I am delighted to be ...