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  1. Mercosur deal not in the interest of Irish farmers

    Mon Jul 1, 2019 - 04:29 pm - Willie Penrose TD Labour Party Agriculture spokesperson, Willie Penrose TD, has called for the Mercosur deal to be rejected by Ireland.Deputy Penrose said:"This is a bad deal for Irish farmers. It will be bad for the e...
  2. Action overdue on outpatient waiting lists

    Mon Jul 1, 2019 - 02:57 pm - Alan Kelly TD Labour Party Health spokesperson, Alan Kelly TD, has expressed his concern at the high levels of women waiting for gynaecological appointments in Ireland.Deputy Kelly said:“Through the launch of the...
  3. EPP Commission candidates don't have Ireland's best Brexit interests at heart

    Mon Jul 1, 2019 - 11:33 am - Brendan Howlin TD Speaking in response to news reports of the Taoiseach’s opposition to Frans Timmermans for European Commission President, the leader of the Labour Party, Brendan Howlin TD, criticised Leo Varadkar f...
  4. Minister must release funding and autonomy to DCC to implement Vienna Housing Model

    Mon Jul 1, 2019 - 11:16 am - Alison Gilliland Labour Party Dublin City Councillor for Artane – Whitehall, Alison Gilliland, has called on the Minister for Housing to release funding to implement the Vienna model of housing in Dublin City.Counci...
  5. FG must change tact on reducing homelessness

    Fri Jun 28, 2019 - 11:13 am - Jan O'Sullivan TD Responding the May homeless figures, Labour Housing Spokesperson, Jan O'Sullivan TD, has called on Fine Gael to change tact on reducing homelessness.Deputy O'Sullivan said:"It is completely unacceptab...
  6. Pride is a reminder of unfinished business when it comes to equality

    Fri Jun 28, 2019 - 10:09 am - Brendan Howlin TD Speaking in advance of Dublin Pride this weekend and the series of LGBT Pride events coming up around Ireland, the leader of the Labour Party, Brendan Howlin TD, reflected on unfinished business to en...
  7. FF betray Carers in Dáil Vote

    Thu Jun 27, 2019 - 02:30 pm - Alan Kelly TD Labour Health spokesperson Alan Kelly has slammed Fianna Fáil for betraying carers in a Dáil vote today on the Labour Party motion calling for increased supports for family carers. Despite pledging ...
  8. Minister must respond to findings on incoming Central Bank Governor

    Thu Jun 27, 2019 - 11:40 am - Joan Burton TD Labour Finance Spokesperson Joan Burton TD has called for the Minster for Finance to make a statement to the Dáil regarding the findings in New Zealand against the incoming Central bank Governor, Mr ...
  9. Murphy still dragging his feet on short term lets

    Thu Jun 27, 2019 - 09:17 am - Senator Kevin Humphreys Labour Senator Kevin Humphreys has criticised the Minister for Housing, and his Department, accusing them of dragging their feet on implementing new regulations around short term lets.Senator Humphrey...
  10. Strategic Agenda of the European Council fails to address inequality

    Wed Jun 26, 2019 - 02:23 pm - Brendan Howlin TD Remarks in the Dáil on post-EU Council meeting statements by Brendan Howlin TD, Leader of the Labour Party.I want to focus my remarks on the publication by the European Council of its New Strategic A...
  11. Engineers Ireland report shows retrofitting of homes can't be delayed

    Wed Jun 26, 2019 - 01:55 pm - Jan O'Sullivan TD Commenting on the Engineers Ireland ‘State of Ireland 2019’ report, Labour Housing spokesperson, Jan O’Sullivan TD, has called for a cross-departmental plan to urgently respond to the concerns r...
  12. Dáil to debate Labour motion on carers

    Tue Jun 25, 2019 - 05:07 pm - The Labour Party  Dáil Éireann:recalls that –Ireland has ratified both the United Nations Convention on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities and the United Nations Convention on the Rights of the Child,the...
  13. SES devoid of detail on disorderly Brexit Budget plan

    Tue Jun 25, 2019 - 03:22 pm - Joan Burton TD Labour Finance spokesperson Joan Burton has criticised the Summer Economic Statement for being devoid of detail on what approach the Government will take in the event of a no deal Brexit on 31st Octob...
  14. Means-test for carers must be tackled

    Tue Jun 25, 2019 - 01:51 pm - Willie Penrose TD Labour Party Spokesperson for Social Protection, Willie Penrose TD, has called on Minster Doherty to address the issue of means-testing for recipients of carers allowance. This is just one of the prop...
  15. FG stoking healthcare strike rather than seeking resolution

    Tue Jun 25, 2019 - 10:54 am - Alan Kelly TD Labour Party Health spokesperson, Alan Kelly TD, has accused Fine Gael of letting down healthcare workers.Deputy Kelly said:“Healthcare workers with their union SIPTU signed up to a transparent proc...