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  1. Restoration of Executive essential for addressing Brexit fallout

    Mon Feb 12, 2018 - 06:09 pm - Brendan Howlin TD Labour Party Leader and spokesperson on Northern Ireland, Brendan Howlin TD has welcomed the progress made towards restoring a power sharing Executive in Northern Ireland, and has said it is essential...
  2. N59 upgrade must be a priority in National Development Plan

    Mon Feb 12, 2018 - 05:12 pm - Niall McNelis, Cllr Labour spokesperson on Tourism and representative for Galway West, Cllr Níall McNelis has said that the upgrade of the atrocious N59 must be a priority in the National Development Plan to be publishe...
  3. Intervention needed from Health Minister in Versatis debacle

    Mon Feb 12, 2018 - 03:07 pm - Alan Kelly TD Labour spokesperson on Health, Alan Kelly TD, has called on the Minister for Health to intervene in the controversy over patient access to Versatis pain patches.Late last year the HSE added a second l...
  4. Clarity needed on HSE review into foetal monitors

    Mon Feb 12, 2018 - 01:07 pm - Alan Kelly TD Labour spokesperson on Health, Alan Kelly TD, has expressed concern about a HSE review into the use of specific foetal monitors being used at a number of Irish maternity hospitals.Deputy Kelly said:â€...
  5. Blasé comments by Taoiseach on Brexit disappoint

    Sun Feb 11, 2018 - 05:43 pm - Brendan Howlin TD Labour Party Leader Brendan Howlin TD has described today’s interview by the Taoiseach with RTE This Week on Brexit as ‘blasé’ and disappointing.Deputy Howlin said:“"The Taoiseach has been reduce...
  6. O'Sullivan calls for rollout of Deposit Protection Scheme

    Sun Feb 11, 2018 - 02:00 pm - Jan O'Sullivan TD Labour spokesperson on Housing, Jan O’Sullivan TD, has criticised the continued delay in rolling out a deposit protection scheme, which is aimed at protecting tenants and landlords.It was revealed t...
  7. Statement on the retirement of Gerry Adams

    Sat Feb 10, 2018 - 01:19 pm - Brendan Howlin TD Speaking on the retirement of Sinn Féin President Gerry Adams, Leader of the Labour Party Brendan Howlin has said we must never forgot the atrocities that the Provisional IRA perpetrated and that Sin...
  8. Lack of new Irish Strategy on Brexit and Border worrying

    Fri Feb 9, 2018 - 04:24 pm - Brendan Howlin TD Labour Party Leader Brendan Howlin has said the Irish Government must now respond strongly to the growing unease at recent UK Brexit developments. Speaking after the comments today by Michel Barnier, ...
  9. DART Underground should not be abandoned by FG & FF

    Fri Feb 9, 2018 - 01:58 pm - Senator Kevin Humphreys The reports that the DART underground will be left out of the National Development Plan has been criticised by Labour Transport spokesperson Senator Kevin Humphreys who said it is an essential piece o...
  10. New work rules for asylum seekers will undermine Supreme Court Judgement

    Fri Feb 9, 2018 - 12:58 pm - Senator Aodhán Ó Ríordáin Labour Senator Aodhán Ó Ríordáin has welcomed the unanimous decision of the Supreme Court today that the ban on asylum seekers working is unconstitutional, however said the recent rules introduced...
  11. 'Ask for Angela' scheme should be rolled out in Dublin

    Thu Feb 8, 2018 - 10:11 am - Rebecca Moynihan, Cllr Labour General Election candidate in Dublin South Central, Cllr Rebecca Moynihan, has said that Dublin should follow Cork’s lead and roll out the ‘Ask for Angela’ scheme in city pubs and nightcl...
  12. Children working in the arts must be protected- Burton

    Wed Feb 7, 2018 - 05:27 pm - Joan Burton TD Labour TD and spokesperson on the Arts, Joan Burton, has called on the Department of Justice, Minister for Arts and the Arts Council to ensure all those who work with children in the sector receive ad...
  13. Penrose says certainty needed for those who wish to work beyond 65

    Wed Feb 7, 2018 - 02:55 pm - Willie Penrose TD Labour spokesperson on Rural and Community Affairs, Willie Penrose TD, has called for the speedy introduction of legislation to raise the mandatory retirement age of public servants to 70 years, to pr...
  14. Workers irrelevant to Action Plan Man

    Wed Feb 7, 2018 - 02:11 pm - Senator Aodhán Ó Ríordáin Commenting on the 2018 Action Plan for Education, Labour Education spokesperson, Senator Aodhán Ó Ríordáin, has said that Minister Bruton’s latest Action Plan doesn’t take education staff into...
  15. Labour Bill to tackle infant school absenteeism

    Tue Feb 6, 2018 - 11:52 am - Senator Aodhán Ó Ríordáin Labour Party legislation to tackle infant school absenteeism will be debated during Private Members’ time in the Seanad this afternoon.The Bill aims to amend the Education Welfare Act 2000 that es...