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  1. Delays in Home Help and Fair Deal Unacceptable

    Mon Jul 29, 2019 - 10:13 am - Alan Kelly TD Labour Health spokesperson Alan Kelly has said it is unacceptable that a cap on sufficient funding for home help supports and the Fair Deal scheme means older people are bearing the brunt of Governmen...
  2. HSE must take heed of safe staffing warnings

    Fri Jul 26, 2019 - 01:09 pm - Alan Kelly TD Labour Health spokesperson, Alan Kelly TD, has said the HSE must take heed of warnings from hospital consultants on safe staffing at the National Children’s Hospital.Deputy Kelly said:“The warning...
  3. FG need to take political ownership of drug injecting centres

    Fri Jul 26, 2019 - 12:15 pm - Alan Kelly TD Labour Party Health spokesperson, Alan Kelly, has called on Fine Gael to take political ownership of ensuring a drug injecting centre is delivered.Deputy Kelly said:“It is disappointing that plannin...
  4. Labour Party Leader calls on Government to spell out EU ‘no deal’ support to Ireland

    Fri Jul 26, 2019 - 11:07 am - Brendan Howlin TD Reacting to comments by the hard line UK Conservative European Research Group MPs, who have threatened to block any revival of the withdrawal agreement negotiated by Theresa May even without the Irish...
  5. OPW decision to reinstate visitor books welcome

    Fri Jul 26, 2019 - 10:08 am - Joe Costello Labour Dublin City Councillor Joe Costello has welcomed the decision by the OPW to reinstate visitor books and said:“The decision by the OPW to reinstate Visitor Books to heritage sites is most welc...
  6. Govt now must appeal injecting centre decision

    Fri Jul 26, 2019 - 10:05 am - Senator Aodhán Ó Ríordáin Labour Party Senator, Aodhán Ó Ríordáin has said the rejection of planning permission for a drug injecting centre is devastating.Senator Ó Ríordáin said:“The news today that planning permissi...
  7. Retrofitting plan a step in right direction

    Thu Jul 25, 2019 - 09:53 am - Jan O'Sullivan TD Labour Party Housing spokesperson, Jan O’Sullivan has welcomed plans to retrofit local authority homes across the country but has said more has to be done to reduce fuel poverty.Deputy O’Sullivan ...
  8. Parents must be reassured and new approach needed on childcare

    Thu Jul 25, 2019 - 09:43 am - Sean Sherlock TD Labour Children & Youth Affairs spokesperson Seán Sherlock has called for urgent action by the Minister, and Tusla, to address the shocking revelations on RTE Investigates last night, and said it...
  9. Planned hospital for Swords will not help waiting lists

    Tue Jul 23, 2019 - 03:48 pm - Cllr Duncan Smith Duncan Smith, Labour Councillor for Swords, has stated that the new proposed day hospital planned for Swords will be a private hospital and will not assist in tackling the long waiting lists for much ...
  10. Bord na Móna must treat staff with respect

    Tue Jul 23, 2019 - 01:27 pm - Willie Penrose TD Labour TD for Longford-Westmeath, Willie Penrose has called on Bord Na Móna and the Government to ensure workers affected by plant closures are treated with respect and for it to engage with unions, ...
  11. Free travel for homeless families should be extended nationwide

    Tue Jul 23, 2019 - 12:12 pm - Jan O'Sullivan TD Labour Party Housing spokesperson and TD for Limerick City, Jan O’Sullivan TD has called on Minister Eoghan Murphy to extend free travel to homeless families outside of Dublin.Deputy O’Sullivan sa...
  12. 100 days to hold firm on the border backstop

    Tue Jul 23, 2019 - 10:50 am - Brendan Howlin TD Reacting to the announcement that Boris Johnson MP has been elected as leader of the Conservative party and presumptive UK Prime Minister, the leader of the Labour Party, Brendan Howlin TD, called on ...
  13. Minister must confirm he will appeal citizenship judgement

    Thu Jul 18, 2019 - 03:45 pm - Sean Sherlock TD Labour Justice spokesperson Seán Sherlock has called on the Minister for Justice to confirm without delay that he will appeal the High Court ruling on citizenship, and provide clarification on the im...
  14. FF position on student loans problematic

    Thu Jul 18, 2019 - 09:09 am - Senator Aodhán Ó Ríordáin Labour Party Education spokesperson, Aodhán Ó Ríordáin has criticised the Fianna Fáil Leader’s position on student loans.Senator Ó Ríordáin said:“After over three years of humming and hawi...
  15. Recess announcement of regional health reforms raises multiple questions

    Wed Jul 17, 2019 - 05:50 pm - Alan Kelly TD Responding to the announcement of new HSE regional structures, Labour Health spokesperson Alan Kelly asked why was this announcement delayed until the Dáil was in recess, expressed surprise at the Mi...