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  1. Plastic beads in Grand Canal a risk to wildlife

    Wed Jul 17, 2019 - 09:26 am - Mary Freehill Labour Councillor for Kimmage Rathmines in Dublin City Council has outlined the lack of accountability and action from Waterways Ireland in responding to plastic pollution on the Grand Canal where sma...
  2. Who will take responsibility for Tracker Mortgage Scandal?

    Tue Jul 16, 2019 - 02:16 pm - Joan Burton TD Labour Finance spokesperson Joan Burton responding to the final examination report from the Central Bank on the tracker mortgage scandal said we still don’t know who will be held responsible for the...
  3. Backstop is not dead and Taoiseach must hold firm

    Tue Jul 16, 2019 - 11:24 am - Brendan Howlin TD Responding to the claim by both British Conservative leadership candidates that the border backstop is ‘dead’, the leader of the Labour Party, Brendan Howlin TD, called on the Taoiseach to hold fi...
  4. Climate Action Delivery Board devoid of outside voices

    Tue Jul 16, 2019 - 10:41 am - Sean Sherlock TD Labour Climate spokesperson, Seán Sherlock has said the absence of any outside voices on the Climate Action Delivery Board will limit the ability of it to deliver real results, and called for Ministe...
  5. Budget must address lowering back to school costs

    Tue Jul 16, 2019 - 09:26 am - Senator Aodhán Ó Ríordáin Labour spokesperson on Education, Senator Aodhán Ó Ríordáin has reiterated his proposals of State provided school books at no cost to parents and bans on voluntary contributions.This follows today...
  6. Token measures on bogus self-employment not enough

    Mon Jul 15, 2019 - 02:33 pm - Senator Ged Nash Labour Employment Affairs spokesperson Sen. Ged Nash has called on Minister Regina Doherty to do more than token gestures to tackle bogus self-employment but instead change the law to make employment ...
  7. Terms of reference for CervicalCheck rapid review a joke

    Mon Jul 15, 2019 - 01:53 pm - Alan Kelly TD Commenting on the terms of reference of they CervicalCheck rapid review, Labour Party Health spokesperson, Alan Kelly TD has branded the terms of reference a joke.Deputy Kelly said:“While a review o...
  8. Harris needs to come clean on what he, his Dept and HSE knew about recent CervicalCheck scandal

    Sun Jul 14, 2019 - 01:34 pm - Alan Kelly TD Labour Party Health spokesperson Alan Kelly has said the latest CervicalCheck IT glitch, is another example of who knew what and when for Minister Simon Harris.Deputy Kelly said:“This weekend, I hav...
  9. Democratic Control over the Economy

    Sat Jul 13, 2019 - 06:17 pm - Brendan Howlin TD Speech by Brendan Howlin TD, Leader of the Labour PartyTom Johnson Summer School 2019, GalwayIt is important for all of us to be challenged by analysis and argument about our society’s problems and ...
  10. Opening address to the Tom Johnson Summer School

    Fri Jul 12, 2019 - 07:23 pm - Niall McNelis Opening address by Cllr Níall McNelis to the 25th Annual Tom Johnson summer schoolOn behalf of Galway City and the great Atlantic patchwork of the West of Ireland, let me thank you for the privilege ...
  11. 25th Annual Tom Johnson Summer School begins today in Galway

    Fri Jul 12, 2019 - 11:11 am - Labour Youth The 25th Annual Tom Johnson Summer School, organised by Labour Youth, begins this evening 12th July in NUI Galway. Marking the centenary of the First Dáil the theme is "Defending Democracy" and will ...
  12. CervicalCheck IT glitch adds to anxiety

    Fri Jul 12, 2019 - 09:38 am - Alan Kelly TD Commenting on the CervicalCheck IT glitch, Labour Party Health spokesperson, Alan Kelly TD said:“How many ways can one screening programme cause so much undue stress and anxiety among Irish women?...
  13. FG must stop blocking Credit Unions investing in social housing

    Thu Jul 11, 2019 - 03:39 pm - Jan O'Sullivan TD Speaking in the Dáil today Labour's Housing spokesperson, Jan O'Sullivan TD raised the establishment of a Special Purpose Vehicle for Credit Unions to invest in social housing. Deputy O'Sullivan was ...
  14. Government must increase pay for Defence Forces

    Thu Jul 11, 2019 - 02:28 pm - Brendan Ryan TD Labour Spokesperson for Defence, Brendan Ryan TD, has described the level of staff turnover in the Defence Forces as 'unsustainable' and has criticised the government for not facing up the primary cau...
  15. Bord Na Móna workers must not be abandoned

    Thu Jul 11, 2019 - 11:41 am - Willie Penrose TD Labour TD for Longford Westmeath Willie Penrose has called on Government Ministers to direct resources to assist the 78 seasonal Bord Na Móna workers laid off this morning in Longford, and ensure tha...