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  1. Moves to strengthen tenants' rights welcome but do they go far enough?

    Tue Apr 17, 2018 - 10:38 am - Jan O'Sullivan TD Labour spokesperson on Housing, Jan O’Sullivan, has said reports of Government legislation to strengthen the rights of tenants are positive, but that the devil will be in the detail of the plans.Dep...
  2. Voices of those with disabilities must be heard in Repeal campaign

    Mon Apr 16, 2018 - 02:30 pm - Kathleen Lynch Labour Party spokesperson on Disability, Kathleen Lynch, has welcomed Inclusion Ireland joining the Together for Yes civil society group to repeal the eighth amendment.Ms Lynch commented:“It is welc...
  3. Affordable homes urgently needed to help tackle housing crisis

    Mon Apr 16, 2018 - 11:52 am - Jan O'Sullivan TD Labour spokesperson on Housing, Jan O’Sullivan TD, has said the Government cannot rely on the private sector to provide homes that are genuinely affordable for people on normal incomes.It comes as n...
  4. FF giving Government free pass on school building

    Fri Apr 13, 2018 - 01:40 pm - Senator Aodhán Ó Ríordáin Commenting on today’s new schools announcement, Labour spokesperson on Education, Senator Aodhán Ó Ríordáin, said:“While welcoming today’s announcement of 42 new schools, some of which will ...
  5. Schools waiting for refurbishments shouldn't be pushed to the back of the queue

    Fri Apr 13, 2018 - 11:39 am - Joan Burton TD Labour Finance spokesperson, Joan Burton TD, has called on the Minister for Education to explain whether plans for new schools will impact existing school refurbishment projects, and whether extra cap...
  6. Government accused of tolerating bogus self-employment fraud

    Thu Apr 12, 2018 - 04:30 pm - Senator Ged Nash Labour Senator Ged Nash has accused the government of tolerating high levels of bogus self-employment which he says represents nothing but the perpetration of a mass fraud on the State. The Labour Par...
  7. Minister Bruton needs to rule out student loan schemes

    Thu Apr 12, 2018 - 04:18 pm - Senator Aodhán Ó Ríordáin Labour Party Education spokesperson, Senator Aodhán Ó Ríordáin, has said that the Minister for Education, Richard Bruton, needs to rule out student loan schemes.Senator Ó Ríordáin said:“The G...
  8. Playing pitches across the country in danger because of Bord Pleanála decision

    Wed Apr 11, 2018 - 04:20 pm - Senator Aodhán Ó Ríordáin Labour Party representative for Dublin Bay North, Senator Aodhán Ó Ríordáin, has warned that An Bord Pleanála has put many playing pitches across the country in danger with their recent granting ...
  9. Banks must be compelled to engage with Mortgage to Rent Scheme

    Wed Apr 11, 2018 - 12:57 pm - Joan Burton TD With Central Bank figures showing over 14,000 households in long term arrears and at risk of repossession, Labour spokesperson on Finance Joan Burton has said it is essential that banks engage pro-act...
  10. Small donors show strength of grassroots support for Yes campaign

    Wed Apr 11, 2018 - 09:08 am - Deirdre Kingston, Cllr Labour Party Equality spokesperson, Deirdre Kingston, has congratulated Together For Yes for exceeding their own fundraising targets three times in twenty four hours saying that the huge organic respo...
  11. House Hunter Queuing must be tackled by Minister & PRSA

    Tue Apr 10, 2018 - 05:50 pm - Andrew Montague, Cllr Labour spokesperson on Community Affairs Cllr. Andrew Montague said it is unacceptable that people should have to consider waiting for days outside a new housing development in order to secure a place...
  12. Brexit underscores importance of Good Friday Agreement

    Tue Apr 10, 2018 - 04:10 pm - Brendan Howlin TD Speaking on the 20th anniversary of the Good Friday Agreement, Labour Party Leader Brendan Howlin has said that the impact Brexit will have underscores the importance of the settlement reached after d...
  13. Howlin calls on Coveney to raise latest Gaza tragedy at European Council

    Sat Apr 7, 2018 - 03:21 pm - Brendan Howlin TD Labour Party Leader and spokesperson on Foreign Affairs, Brendan Howlin TD, has called on the Minister for Foreign Affairs, Simon Coveney, to raise the latest Israeli actions at the Gaza border at EU ...
  14. SDLP have role to play in future of Good Friday Agreement

    Sat Apr 7, 2018 - 02:18 pm - Brendan Howlin TD On the eve of the twentieth anniversary of the signing of the Good Friday Agreement, Labour Party Leader and spokesperson on Northern Ireland, Brendan Howlin TD, has said the role of the SDLP cannot b...
  15. Bord Pleanála decision on St.Anne’s Park disappointing

    Fri Apr 6, 2018 - 11:38 am - Senator Aodhán Ó Ríordáin Labour representative for Dublin Bay North, Senator Aodhán Ó Ríordáin, expressed his bitter disappointment at the decision of An Bord Pleanála to grant planning permission for a large scale housi...