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  1. An election Budget that fails families

    Tue Oct 9, 2018 - 04:14 pm - Joan Burton TD If it looks like an election budget, if it sings like an election budget, if Leos’s choir cheers it like an election budget, well then it is an election budget.As I listened today I couldn’t help ...
  2. Education left behind in Budget 2019

    Tue Oct 9, 2018 - 04:00 pm - Senator Aodhán Ó Ríordáin Labour Education spokesperson Aodhán Ó Ríordáin has criticised the failure of FG and FF to commit to investing in education. There is only an additional €119m in new funding or less than 1% out ...
  3. Clarity on Affordable Childcare Scheme needed as Budget fails to address system deficits

    Tue Oct 9, 2018 - 03:52 pm - Sean Sherlock TD Labour Childcare Spokesperson Seán Sherlock, TD has called for clarity on the widening of Affordable Childcare Scheme thresholds as to who will be entitled to additional support and criticised the Go...
  4. Budget Bonanza for landlords and developers

    Tue Oct 9, 2018 - 09:42 am - Jan O'Sullivan TD Labour Housing spokesperson, Jan O’Sullivan TD, has said today’s housing proposals as part of Budget 2019, show no imagination on behalf of the Government parties Fianna Fáil and Fine Gael and wi...
  5. Will FG get the sums wrong again in Budget 2019?

    Mon Oct 8, 2018 - 01:07 pm - Joan Burton TD Labour Finance spokesperson Joan Burton TD has advised the Minister for Finance to ensure he double checks his figures this year to avoid the mistake he made with commercial stamp duty in Budget 2018,...
  6. Senator Ivana Bacik nominated for Innovation in Politics Award

    Mon Oct 8, 2018 - 10:33 am - Senator Ivana Bacik Labour Senator Ivana Bacik has been nominated for an Innovation in Politics Award, 2018 for the Competition (Amendment) Act 2017 which restored to low-paid, vulnerable freelance workers, including fre...
  7. Cllr. Montague nominated for Innovation in Politics Award

    Mon Oct 8, 2018 - 10:31 am - Andrew Montague, Cllr Dublin City Cllr. Andrew Montague has been nominated for an Innovation in Politics award for his work on the Dublin Bike Scheme. Commenting on the nomination today Cllr. Montague said:"It is an honour...
  8. More supports needed for women who wish to breastfeed

    Fri Oct 5, 2018 - 02:26 pm - Deirdre Kingston, Cllr Speaking during National Breastfeeding Week, Labour Party Equality spokesperson, Councillor Deirdre Kingston, has called on more supports to be made available to women who wish to breastfeed. Council...
  9. Gov must not miss opportunity to build national primary care system in Budget

    Fri Oct 5, 2018 - 01:45 pm - Alan Kelly TD Labour Party Health spokesperson, Alan Kelly TD, has said that the Government must not miss the opportunity to build a national primary care system in next week’s Budget.Deputy Kelly said:The Labour...
  10. Labour Mid West Representatives Meet to Demand 60 Bed Unit at University Hospital Limerick

    Fri Oct 5, 2018 - 12:09 pm - Alan Kelly TD This afternoon, Labour Party Health spokesperson, Alan Kelly TD will be joined by Jan O’Sullivan TD, Councillors Elena Secas, Joe Leddin, Fiona Bonfield, former Clare TD Michael McNamara and local a...
  11. Budget must address issues teachers face in classroom

    Fri Oct 5, 2018 - 11:52 am - Senator Aodhán Ó Ríordáin On World Teacher’s Day, Labour Education spokesperson, Aodhán Ó Ríordáin, has said more must be done to address issues that teachers face in the classroom such as class size, in Tuesday’s budg...
  12. Howlin demands Rosslare Port be upgraded to Tier 1 in next week's Budget

    Fri Oct 5, 2018 - 11:01 am - Brendan Howlin TD In Labour’s Alternative Budget 2019, Labour Party Leader and TD for Wexford, Brendan Howlin, has demanded that the money be made available to upgrade Rosslare to a Tier One Port at a cost of €92 m...
  13. An Taoiseach has questions to answer on services for retired members of the armed services

    Fri Oct 5, 2018 - 10:50 am - Brendan Ryan TD Labour Spokesperson for Defence Brendan Ryan has described reports relating to former Private Terry O'Reilly as 'deeply troubling'. Speaking today Deputy Ryan said:"This situation is deeply troubling....
  14. Everyone deserves affordable, quality childcare

    Fri Oct 5, 2018 - 10:04 am - Sean Sherlock TD Labour Spokesperson on Children Seán Sherlock, TD outlines Labour’s ambitious plan for affordable childcare for all, as part of Labour’s alternative budget for 2019. Measures include halving the ...
  15. The choice in Budget 2019 is a social recovery or tax cuts

    Thu Oct 4, 2018 - 04:23 pm - Brendan Howlin TD Speaking today at the launch of Labour’s alternative proposals for Budget 2019, Building A New Republic, Party Leader Brendan Howlin spoke about the need for a full social recovery to follow the eco...