News & Media

Press Archive

  1. Government must direct funding to airlines to stave off job losses

    Tue May 18, 2021 - 05:38 pm - Duncan Smith TD Labour transport spokesperson Duncan Smith said the Government must act now to stave off further job losses in the aviation sector. There are 324 families who don't want tweets from the Government par...
  2. Affordable Housing Bill incentivises investors rather than taking a State led approach

    Tue May 18, 2021 - 12:06 pm - Senator Rebecca Moynihan Speaking on the Affordable Housing Bill, Labour housing spokesperson Senator Rebecca Moynihan said that Minister O’Brien now has the opportunity to institute a fundamental change in how we approach ...
  3. Workers should be given time off for vaccination

    Tue May 18, 2021 - 12:00 pm - Aodhán Ó Ríordáin TD Labour enterprise spokesperson Aodhán Ó Ríordáin has called on businesses to provide paid time off for workers to get vaccinated. As well as an opportunity to encourage vaccine uptake, Deputy Ó R...
  4. Sherlock calls for Driver Theory Test reclassifications

    Tue May 18, 2021 - 11:24 am - Seán Sherlock TD Minister must do better for Theory Test applicants and move online.Labour Spokesperson on Rural and Community Affairs Seán Sherlock TD has called on Minister for Transport Eamon Ryan to do better for...
  5. Speech by Ivana Bacik at Dublin Bay South selection convention

    Mon May 17, 2021 - 07:33 pm - Ivana Bacik TD Check Against Delivery - Embargoed to 8.30pmComrades and FriendsIt is an honour to have been selected as your candidate – our candidate – to contest the forthcoming bye-election here in Dublin Bay...
  6. Vacant Home Tax tool in the armoury to tackle housing crisis

    Mon May 17, 2021 - 09:57 am - Senator Rebecca Moynihan Labour housing spokesperson Rebecca Moynihan has urged the Government to consider a Vacant Home Tax to bring empty housing stock into use for those who need it.People are rightly outraged at the degre...
  7. The social contract should be a given in Ireland, but it is not

    Sun May 16, 2021 - 10:34 am - Alan Kelly TD Speech by Labour Party Leader Alan Kelly TD at the Annual James Connolly Commemoration where he addressed the housing crisis, the impact of Covid-19 on young people and the need for a new social contr...
  8. Minister can ringfence homes for first time buyers immediately

    Sat May 15, 2021 - 09:05 am - Senator Rebecca Moynihan Labour housing spokesperson Rebecca Moynihan said the Minister for Housing can resolve issue of investment funds devouring opportunities for first time home owners immediately through issuing guidelin...
  9. Disruption to Health Services from cyber-attack seriously concerning

    Fri May 14, 2021 - 03:06 pm - Alan Kelly TD Investment in IT infrastructure and security essential.Back up plans for patient appointments and services needed.Weaknesses in HSE IT systems previously highlighted.With much detail of the HSE ransom...
  10. Duncan Smith appointed Labour Party Director of Elections

    Fri May 14, 2021 - 01:01 pm - The Labour Party Leader of the Labour Party Alan Kelly TD has appointed Duncan Smith TD as Director of Elections for the party in the by-election that will be held later this year in Dublin Bay South.The Labour Party ...
  11. Statement regarding Portobello Harbour

    Fri May 14, 2021 - 11:57 am - Ivana Bacik TD Speaking today in response to the Dublin City Council announcement that Portobello plaza/harbour will be closed this weekend following extensive anti-social behaviour, local Labour Councillor Kevin Do...
  12. Cohabiting families must have social welfare supports and legal recognition

    Thu May 13, 2021 - 11:31 am - Alan Kelly TD No Widow’s/Widower’s Pension for surviving partner if one dies.Constitution only recognises the marital family.Laws and social protection payments must be changed to protect cohabiting couples.Lab...
  13. Labour Trade Unionists encourage real dialogue on a Common Left Platform

    Wed May 12, 2021 - 01:32 pm - Statement by Labour Trade Unionists marking the anniversary of the execution of our founder, James Connolly.Labour Trade Union representatives have today encouraged real dialogue on Common Left Platfo...
  14. Bacik calls for greater provision of playing fields and recreational space in Dublin Bay South

    Wed May 12, 2021 - 01:13 pm - Ivana Bacik TD Minister for Defence refuses request for transfer of playing pitch at Cathal Brugha BarracksSenator Ivana Bacik, prospective Labour candidate in the Dublin Bay South Bye-Election, reacted today to new...
  15. Facebook content moderators’ work under shameful conditions - Government must act

    Wed May 12, 2021 - 12:31 pm - Senator Marie Sherlock Facebook content moderators’ continue to work under shameful conditions.Labour employment affairs spokesperson Marie Sherlock said there is an urgent need to extend health and safety legislation to ...