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  1. Gov being irresponsible on smoky coal delay

    Mon Apr 22, 2019 - 09:39 am - Alan Kelly TD Labour Party Health spokesperson Alan Kelly has described the Government’s lack of planning around the proposed smoky coal ban as irresponsible.This comes as Parliamentary Questions show that key Go...
  2. Killing of journalist McKee a shocking and reckless act

    Fri Apr 19, 2019 - 08:13 am - Brendan Howlin TD Labour Party Leader Brendan Howlin has condemned the violence in Derry last night, and described the indiscriminate shooting that led to the death of journalist Lyra McKee as a shocking and reckless a...
  3. Labour election candidates vow to tap into ‘Mayo’s proud history of progressive leadership

    Thu Apr 18, 2019 - 04:02 pm - Dominic Hannigan Dominic Hannigan, the Labour Party’s European election candidate for the Midlands North West constituency, has spoken of his desire to tap into “Mayo’s proud history of progressive leadership”...
  4. Our vision for a Social Europe

    Thu Apr 18, 2019 - 03:53 pm - Brendan Howlin TD Speaking during Dáil statements on Ireland's position on the future of Europe, Labour Party Leader Brendan Howlin outlined the views of the Labour Party. He said:"As we approach European Parliament e...
  5. Penrose raises issue of development of Columb Barracks

    Thu Apr 18, 2019 - 03:20 pm - Willie Penrose TD Labour Spokesperson for Rural and Community Affairs Willie Penrose TD has raised the issue of Columb Barracks, Mullingar, with the Minister for Defence and has asked for clarity on the future plans fo...
  6. Bacik marks the 70th Anniversary of Ireland becoming a Republic

    Thu Apr 18, 2019 - 02:47 pm - Senator Ivana Bacik Labour Senator Ivana Bacik was speaking in the Seanad today as the Taoiseach addressed the House. Senator Bacik marked the 70th Anniversary of Ireland becoming a Republic following the passa...
  7. Thousands of children will bear the psychological scars of homelessness

    Thu Apr 18, 2019 - 09:32 am - Jan O'Sullivan TD Reacting to the damning report from the Ombudsman for Children on ‘Family Hub’ Accommodation for Homeless Families, Labour’s Housing spokesperson,  Jan O’Sullivan TD, called on the Govern...
  8. 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...
  9. Costello calls for national plebiscite on directly elected Mayors

    Tue Apr 16, 2019 - 04:44 pm - Joe Costello 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...
  10. 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...
  11. 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...
  12. 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...
  13. 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...
  14. New mothers need more breastfeeding supports

    Mon Apr 15, 2019 - 12:42 pm - Cllr Deirdre Kingston 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...
  15. 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 ...