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  1. Funding must be provided for sexual abuse and violence study

    Thu Oct 19, 2017 - 12:52 pm - Deirdre Kingston, Cllr -->Following the news that the Rape Crisis Network will not be able to provide statistics on 2016, and that the Government has pulled funding for a new Sexual Abuse and Violence Study, Labour spokespe...
  2. Commitment needed on €45 million for Beaumont building work

    Thu Oct 19, 2017 - 11:22 am - Senator Aodhán Ó Ríordáin Beaumont A&E gets funding for design work in 2018 but NOT for building.Senator Aodhán Ó Ríordáin has cautiously welcomed the announcement that the design stage for a new Emergency Department i...
  3. Sherlock calls for action on foreign fraud calls

    Wed Oct 18, 2017 - 05:45 pm - Sean Sherlock TD Labour spokesperson on Justice, Sean Sherlock TD has called on the Ministers for Justice and Communications respectively to take action on the huge number of fraudulent calls that are plaguing people ...
  4. Government should heed advice of medical professionals on rogue agencies

    Wed Oct 18, 2017 - 04:07 pm - Jan O'Sullivan TD Labour Party member of the Eighth Amendment Committee, Jan O’Sullivan TD has criticised the Government’s lack of clarity on regulating rogue crisis pregnancy agenciesDeputy O’Sullivan commented:...
  5. Irish Women's Rugby team deserve full time coaching

    Wed Oct 18, 2017 - 03:27 pm - Deirdre Kingston, Cllr Labour Party Equality spokesperson Councillor Deirdre Kingston has said the decision to downgrade the position of Head Coach to the Irish Women’s Rugby team to a part-time role is a disappointing on...
  6. Timeline needed for compensation of customers affected by Tracker Mortgage Scandal- Howlin

    Wed Oct 18, 2017 - 02:59 pm - Brendan Howlin TD Labour leader, Brendan Howlin TD has said the thousands of bank customers affected by the tracker mortgage scandal should be given a clear timeline as to when the issue will be fixed and they’ll be ...
  7. Dail Statements in advance of EU Council

    Wed Oct 18, 2017 - 02:00 pm - Brendan Howlin TD Speech by Party Leader Brendan Howlin in advance of the EU Council, 18th October.Taoiseach,When we last discussed this issue in June I flagged, as did others, the need for appropriate briefing materia...
  8. Proper back-up planning needed for Dublin transport- Humphreys

    Wed Oct 18, 2017 - 11:49 am - Senator Kevin Humphreys Labour Transport spokesperson, Dublin Senator Kevin Humphreys, has expressed concern over reports that disruption to Luas services caused by Hurricane Ophelia was exacerbated due to the co-location of...
  9. Moves must be made to reinstate funding to OCI – Wall

    Wed Oct 18, 2017 - 11:13 am - Mark Wall, Cllr Labour Party spokesperson on Sport, Councillor Mark Wall has said the decision of the Olympic Council of Ireland to terminate their contract with THG is welcome.Councillor Wall said:“It is good news...
  10. Speech by Brendan Howlin TD at the campaign launch for Cllr. Andrew Montague Labour Party candidate Dublin North-West

    Tue Oct 17, 2017 - 07:30 pm - Brendan Howlin TD It is a real pleasure to be here to help launch Andrew Montague’s campaign.There are few councillors who can claim to have the impact Andrew has had during his time on the council.In 2004, he was fi...
  11. Red-alert guidelines needed for employers- Howlin

    Tue Oct 17, 2017 - 04:05 pm - Brendan Howlin TD Labour leader Brendan Howlin TD has welcomed committment from the Taoiseach today on the issuing guidelines for the private sector in the event of another national red alert situation.The Taoiseach wa...
  12. Government must provide certainty to SNAs

    Sun Oct 15, 2017 - 03:32 pm - Senator Aodhán Ó Ríordáin Labour Party Education spokesperson Senator Aodhán Ó Ríordáin has called on the government to assure Special Needs Assistants receive timely and proper assurances surrounding job security.It follo...
  13. Government’s nursing recruitment drive failing

    Sun Oct 15, 2017 - 12:11 pm - Alan Kelly TD Labour Party Health spokesperson Alan Kelly TD has criticised the low numbers of nursing staff being recruited by the HSE.Deputy Kelly said:“HSE figures show that there has been a net increase of ju...
  14. Labour Women welcome Howlin's strong statement on Repeal the 8th proposals

    Sat Oct 14, 2017 - 02:00 pm - Labour Women Labour Women are today welcoming Brendan Howlin's strong statement on the repeal of the 8th amendment.Commenting Labour Women Chair Sinead Ahern said"For over 30 years the Labour Party has said that ...
  15. Howlin calls on Taoiseach to make Dáil statement on Brexit progress

    Fri Oct 13, 2017 - 04:31 pm - Brendan Howlin TD Labour Party Leader Brendan Howlin has today called on Taoiseach Leo Varadkar to make a Dáil statement on the progress of the Brexit talks.Deputy Howlin said:"Reports from yesterday’s negotiation s...