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  1. Labour calls for HPV vaccine to be extended to boys

    Wed Mar 28, 2018 - 09:38 am - Alan Kelly TD The Labour Party will this evening use its Private Members time in the Dáil to call for unanimous support for the HPV vaccine programme to help protect against cervical cancer and to support the roll...
  2. Speech by Ivana Bacik Thirty-sixth Amendment of the Constitution Bill 2018

    Wed Mar 28, 2018 - 09:04 am - Senator Ivana Bacik I welcome the Minister and welcome this historic debate, in which at last after 35 years – if this Bill is passed - we are giving the Irish people the right to vote on whether or not to retain the E...
  3. No meaningful explanation for failure to search emails

    Wed Mar 28, 2018 - 08:49 am - Alan Kelly TD Labour TD for Tipperary Alan Kelly has said that it is not acceptable that no meaningful explanation has been provided by the Department of Justice for the failure to search the emails of the Policing...
  4. Dáil Committee to discuss Prohibition of Micro Plastics Bill

    Tue Mar 27, 2018 - 08:02 pm - Sean Sherlock TD The proposed law from Labour TD, Sean Sherlock that would ban the use of micoplastics in Ireland will be subject to detailed scrutiny at the Joint Oireachtas Committee on Housing, Planning and Local G...
  5. Student accommodation hikes unacceptable

    Tue Mar 27, 2018 - 04:33 pm - Senator Aodhán Ó Ríordáin Labour Party Education spokesperson, Senator Aodhán Ó Ríordáin has criticised student accommodation providers in Dublin for proposing sharp rent increases for student accommodation. Senator Ó R...
  6. Local art services as essential as proper housing and health services

    Tue Mar 27, 2018 - 10:57 am - Joe Costello The people of Dublin deserve a proper Arts Service like they deserve a proper housing service or health service”, said Joe Costello, spokesperson on Urban Regeneration, speaking at a Labour meeting ...
  7. Statement by Labour Party leader Brendan Howlin on the death of Seán Treacy

    Sat Mar 24, 2018 - 03:57 pm - Brendan Howlin TD Labour Party leader Brendan Howlin TD has expressed his sadness at the passing of former Labour TD and Ceann Comhairle Seán Treacy.Deputy Howlin said:"It is with great sadness that I learned of the p...
  8. Statement by Alan Kelly on the death of Seán Treacy

    Sat Mar 24, 2018 - 02:21 pm - Alan Kelly TD Labour TD for Tipperary Alan Kelly has extended his sympathy to the family, friends and supporters of former Ceann Comhairle and TD for Tipperary South, Seán Treacy.Deputy Kelly said:"I am very sadde...
  9. Judicial Appointments Bill a shambles - Sherlock

    Sat Mar 24, 2018 - 02:18 pm - Sean Sherlock TD Labour Justice spokesperson Séan Sherlock has said that the comments of the Attorney General shows that the pet project of Minister Shane Ross is now a shambles and should be either scrapped or redra...
  10. Opposition must be briefed on Government position on Russia

    Sat Mar 24, 2018 - 01:15 pm - Brendan Howlin TD Labour Party Leader Brendan Howlin has called for a full briefing for Opposition parties of any security and defence review conducted into possible Russian activities on Irish soil, before any Irish d...
  11. Shocking figures show fire fighting equipment out of date and second hand

    Sat Mar 24, 2018 - 09:00 am - Senator Kevin Humphreys Dublin Labour Senator Kevin Humphreys has called for the equipment being used by firefighters across the country to be urgently updated to ensure the safety of workers and all members of the public th...
  12. Metro planners must go back to the drawing board- Costello

    Fri Mar 23, 2018 - 10:29 am - Joe Costello Commenting on the newly published plans for the MetroLink, Labour spokesperson on Urban Regeneration Joe Costello said:"The inclusion of the Metro Link Rail Line in the National Development Plan and i...
  13. Varadkar must abide by Dáil Vote on SCU

    Thu Mar 22, 2018 - 03:03 pm - Sean Sherlock TD Labour Party TD and Dáil spokesperson on Communications, Seán Sherlock TD, has called on the Taoiseach to abide by the vote taken in Dáil Éireann today to abolish the Strategic Communications Unit...
  14. Compulsory retirement age must be addressed

    Thu Mar 22, 2018 - 01:46 pm - Brendan Howlin TD Labour leader Brendan Howlin has called for the Government to publish the planned legislation abolishing the mandatory retirement age in the public sector, and to address similar issues for private se...
  15. Good governance is at the heart of a vibrant city

    Thu Mar 22, 2018 - 01:09 pm - Joe Costello Speaking at a public meeting in St Peter’s Hall, Phibsborough, Joe Costello said  that the Labour Party would establish the office of directly elected Mayor of Dublin at the earliest opportunity.Mr...