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  1. Extravagant Ballsbridge apartments highlight two tier society

    Thu Dec 7, 2017 - 02:50 pm - Senator Kevin Humphreys Labour Senator and spokesperson for Dublin, Kevin Humphreys has said the extravagant apartments being built and sold in Ballsbridge highlights our two tier society and the failure of the Government to...
  2. Ó Ríordáin supports calls for introduction of 'Fagin's Law'

    Thu Dec 7, 2017 - 02:34 pm - Senator Aodhán Ó Ríordáin Senator Aodhán Ó Ríordáin has welcomed the call in the tenth report by Special Rapporteur on Child Protection, Dr Geoffrey Shannon, for the introduction of a so-called 'Fagin's Law’.Fagin's Law ...
  3. Howlin calls for school competition to name new National Children’s Hospital

    Thu Dec 7, 2017 - 02:31 pm - Brendan Howlin TD Speaking in the Dáil today, Labour Party Leader, Brendan Howlin TD, asked the Minister for Health to consider running a competition in our schools to name the new National Children’s Hospital.Deput...
  4. Burton welcomes halt to planned changes to Early Childhood Care and Education scheme

    Thu Dec 7, 2017 - 01:42 pm - Joan Burton TD Labour TD Joan Burton has said that the needs of children with disabilities must take centre stage when any changes are being considered to the Early Childhood Care and Education scheme.Deputy Burton ...
  5. Constitution not the place to deal with abortion

    Wed Dec 6, 2017 - 04:38 pm - Jan O'Sullivan TD At today’s meeting of the Oireachtas Committee on the Eighth Amendment, the Labour Party’s Jan O’Sullivan has called for clarity around the proposed referendum on the Eighth Amendment.Deputy O...
  6. Trump should concentrate on restarting peace process in Middle East – Howlin

    Wed Dec 6, 2017 - 03:18 pm - Brendan Howlin TD Labour Party Leader and spokesperson on Foreign Affairs, Brendan Howlin TD, has said the decision by Donald Trump to recognise Jerusalem as Israel’s capital will damage long-term peace in the Middle...
  7. Burton welcomes planned rise in compulsory retirement age

    Wed Dec 6, 2017 - 11:50 am - Joan Burton TD Labour spokesperson for Finance, Pubic Expenditure and Reform, Joan Burton TD, has welcomed the move by Government to raise the compulsory retirement age in the public sector from 65 to 70.Deputy Burt...
  8. Syrian Civil War a Proxy Conflict between Superpowers

    Tue Dec 5, 2017 - 09:00 pm - Brendan Howlin TD *Embargoed until 9pm, December 5th, 2017Speech by Brendan Howlin TDLabour Party Leader and Spokesman on Foreign AffairsSyrian Civil War a Proxy Conflict between SuperpowersDáil Éireann, Motion re. S...
  9. Costello welcomes High Court decision

    Tue Dec 5, 2017 - 03:30 pm - Joe Costello Former Labour TD Joe Costello has welcomed the decision of the Government to set an urgent date for the passage of the Electoral (Amendment) (Dail Constituencies) Bill 2017.He was speaking today after...
  10. We must fight against precarious work - Labour Youth

    Tue Dec 5, 2017 - 11:52 am - Labour Youth Labour Youth has called on the Government to prioritise legislation that would end zero hour and ‘if and when’ work practices. This follows a report published by the Irish Congress of Trade Unions...
  11. We must strive for the total eradication of illiteracy in Irish society

    Tue Dec 5, 2017 - 11:41 am - Senator Aodhán Ó Ríordáin Labour Party spokesperson on Education, Senator Aodhán Ó Riordáin, has welcomed the publication of the Progress in International Reading Study, which shows Irish ten year olds are among the best in...
  12. Statement on Brexit Talks

    Mon Dec 4, 2017 - 06:10 pm - Brendan Howlin TD Labour Party Leader Brendan Howlin has said that the obvious solution to the Brexit talks impasse now is for the UK as a whole to accept the need to remain within the single market and customs union t...
  13. Exchequer returns show need for increased investment

    Mon Dec 4, 2017 - 04:53 pm - Joan Burton TD Responding to the latest Exchequer Returns, Labour Finance spokesperson Joan Burton TD, said:“As I have been predicting for a number of months, the tax returns for November have exceeded profile and...
  14. Roadmap to pay equality needed to address lack of teachers

    Mon Dec 4, 2017 - 03:53 pm - Senator Aodhán Ó Ríordáin Labour Party Education spokesperson, Senator Aodhán Ó Ríordáin, has called on the Minister for Education to publish a roadmap to pay equality in the teaching profession.Senator Ó Ríordáin said:...
  15. Ireland must move to ratify UN Convention on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities- Lynch

    Mon Dec 4, 2017 - 02:46 pm - Kathleen Lynch Labour spokesperson on Disability, Kathleen Lynch, has expressed concern at how long it's taking the Government to complete the necessary steps toward ratifying the UN Convention on the Rights of Pers...