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  1. More questions than answers in Commission Report

    Wed Apr 17, 2019 - 11:23 am - Sean Sherlock TD Labour Spokesperson on Justice and Children & Youth Affairs Seán Sherlock TD has said that the fifth interim report and the response of Minister Zappone on Bessborough Mother and Baby Home in Cor...
  2. Costello calls for national plebiscite on directly elected Mayors

    Tue Apr 16, 2019 - 04:44 pm - Joe Costello, Local Candidate Highlighting the lost opportunity of not holding a plebiscite for a directly elected Mayor in Dublin, Labour candidate for the North Inner City Joe Costello has called for a national plebiscite instea...
  3. Government treating Community Employment Supervisors with contempt

    Tue Apr 16, 2019 - 04:39 pm - Senator Ged Nash Labour’s spokesperson on Employment Affairs & Social Protection Senator Ged Nash has accused the government of treating Community Employment Supervisors with contempt.The Minister for Public Exp...
  4. O'Sullivan calls for review of salary of directly elected Mayors

    Tue Apr 16, 2019 - 10:29 am - Jan O'Sullivan TD Limerick Labour T.D Jan O’Sullivan has called for a review of the salary and cost of the office of the directly elected mayors of Limerick, Waterford and Cork. Deputy O’Sullivan said:“The t...
  5. Major Promises, Little Delivery: A Government that has lost its way

    Tue Apr 16, 2019 - 10:18 am - Brendan Howlin TD Labour Party Leader Brendan Howlin TD has described the lack of a National Broadband Plan before Easter as further evidence of the ineffective management of domestic policy by this Government, alongsi...
  6. Fair deal reforms needed for farmers

    Tue Apr 16, 2019 - 09:59 am - Alan Kelly TD Labour Party Health spokesperson Alan Kelly TD, has raised concerns over the funds being allocated to the Fair Deal scheme and has called for reform to the way the scheme is being administered for far...
  7. New mothers need more breastfeeding supports

    Mon Apr 15, 2019 - 12:42 pm - Cllr Deirdre Kingston, Local Candidate Labour Equality Spokesperson Cllr. Deirdre Kingston has called on the Minister for Health and the HSE to redouble efforts and deliver on commitments made in the National Breastfeeding Strategy.&n...
  8. Ireland a laggard in approving cancer medicines for public patients

    Mon Apr 15, 2019 - 09:36 am - Alan Kelly TD Labour Party Health spokesperson Alan Kelly TD, has said that Ireland continues to be a laggard when it comes to providing oncology medicines to patients on public waiting lists.This comes as private ...
  9. New Binding EU Waste Recycling Targets Require Major Rethink on Ringaskiddy Incinerator

    Mon Apr 15, 2019 - 08:07 am - Sheila Nunan, Euro Candidate ‘As EU advises ‘caution’ on increasing incinerator capacity in Ireland, we must invest in recycling and green jobs’Ireland South Labour European election candidate, Sheila Nunan has warned tha...
  10. Howlin calls for a Legally Binding Overseas Aid Target of 0.7% GNI

    Fri Apr 12, 2019 - 10:29 am - Brendan Howlin TD Speaking at the debate on the Government’s overseas aid policy, Labour leader Brendan Howlin TD called for a law, like in the UK, to ensure all governments are obliged to meet Ireland’s target of ...
  11. Penrose calls for Killucan Station to be reopened

    Thu Apr 11, 2019 - 02:18 pm - Willie Penrose TD Labour Spokesperson for Rural Affairs, Willie Penrose TD has asked the Minister for Rural and Community Affairs, Michael Ring, to make funds available through the Rural Regeneration Fund to reopen Kil...
  12. Kingston welcomes Tusla's review of domestic violence accommodation

    Thu Apr 11, 2019 - 10:36 am - Cllr Deirdre Kingston, Local Candidate Labour Spokesperson for Equality, Cllr. Deirdre Kingston has welcomed the extension of Tulsa's review of the numbers of refuge spaces needed for domestic abuse victims. Cllr. Kingston said;"I wel...
  13. Humphreys welcomes announcement of homes for Poolbeg West

    Thu Apr 11, 2019 - 09:27 am - Senator Kevin Humphreys Labour Senator Kevin Humphreys has welcomed the news that An Bord Pleanála has approved a proposed housing development for Poolbeg West and has called on Minister Murphy to expedite th...
  14. Dominic Hannigan responds to Peter Casey announcement

    Wed Apr 10, 2019 - 04:55 pm - Dominic Hannigan, Euro Candidate Dominic Hannigan, the Labour Party’s European Election candidate in the Midlands North West constituency, has issued the following statement in response to Peter Casey’s announcement today (10.04....
  15. It is time for a state-led approach to housing

    Wed Apr 10, 2019 - 04:00 pm - Brendan Ryan TD Speech by Deputy Brendan Ryan in Dáil Éireann on Labour's housing motion 'Building Homes for the Future'. Deputy Ryan said;The time for a state-led approach to housing is long overdue...