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  1. Action needed to tackle high rents

    Wed Mar 4, 2020 - 11:15 am - Duncan Smith TD Labour TD Duncan Smith has said today’s Tasc report on Household Debt in Ireland highlights the financial burden faced by many within the private rental sector.Deputy Smith said:“This report highl...
  2. A Labour Party we can be proud of

    Mon Mar 2, 2020 - 08:00 pm - Aodhán Ó Ríordáin TD Speech to Labour Party Leadership Hustings, Clayton Silver Springs Hotel, Cork, Monday 2nd March 2020.When I joined the Labour Party as a young teacher, I was teaching ten-year-old girls in Sheriff St...
  3. LABOUR MUST BE A COMPETENT AGENCY OF PROGRESS FOR 21ST CENTURY IRELAND – KELLY

    Mon Mar 2, 2020 - 07:49 pm - Alan Kelly TD Party has failed to seize key moments and opportunities recentlyRebuild has to be based on constructive honesty with membersBeing relevant is the starting point to growthWe need to align our policies ...
  4. Kelly proposing emergency legislation to protect workers in self-isolation

    Mon Mar 2, 2020 - 02:24 pm - Alan Kelly TD Labour Party Health spokesperson, Alan Kelly TD, will this week bring emergency legislation before the Dáil to deal with immediate issues around the Coronavirus.Deputy Kelly said:“I have asked the ...
  5. Media should respect privacy and public health in Coronavirus coverage

    Mon Mar 2, 2020 - 11:41 am - Aodhán Ó Ríordáin TD Labour education spokesperson Aodhán Ó Ríordáin TD today (Monday) called on the media and others to respect the privacy of the person who has tested positive for the Covid19 Coronavirus. He said i...
  6. Community involvement crucial to combatting climate change

    Fri Feb 28, 2020 - 12:46 pm - Sean Sherlock TD Commenting on the publication of the Terms and Conditions for the first Renewable Electricity Support Scheme auction, Labour TD Seán Sherlock said:“Communities across the country have a vital role ...
  7. Howlin calls for national social dialogue for regional jobs growth and quality public services

    Thu Feb 27, 2020 - 02:10 pm - Brendan Howlin TD Responding to IBEC’s call for social dialogue and a new Commission on Taxation, the leader of the Labour Party, Brendan Howlin TD, called for social dialogue to include a pathway towards universal h...
  8. Latest shooting shows need for Northside crime task force

    Thu Feb 27, 2020 - 09:35 am - Aodhán Ó Ríordáin TD Labour Party TD for Dublin Bay North, Aodhán Ó Ríordáin, has once again called for a Northside crime task force.This comes as a shooting took place in Kilmore, Dublin 5 late last night.Deputy Ó R...
  9. Drug addiction is a health issue, not a legal matter

    Wed Feb 26, 2020 - 02:57 pm - Aodhán Ó Ríordáin TD Labour TD Aodhán Ó Ríordáin today (Wednesday) called for drug addiction to be treated as a health issue, not a legal matter. Attending the Drugs Decriminalisation Conference at Dunboyne Castle Hot...
  10. State needs to respond to concerns of medical profession on Covid-19

    Mon Feb 24, 2020 - 01:52 pm - Alan Kelly TD Labour Party Health spokesperson, Alan Kelly TD, has called on the HSE to outline how exactly they plan to deal with capacity issues in light of stark warnings from Irish doctors and consultants of a ...
  11. Changes to SNA allocation must be postponed

    Mon Feb 24, 2020 - 01:32 pm - Aodhán Ó Ríordáin TD Labour Party Education spokesperson, Aodhán Ó Ríordáin, has called on the Department of Education and Skills to postpone reforms to SNA supports.Deputy Ó Ríordáin said:“I fully agree with AsI...
  12. Next Government must restore Section 39 workers' pay

    Fri Feb 21, 2020 - 11:31 am - Alan Kelly TD Labour Party Health spokesperson, Alan Kelly has said it is beyond time for Section 39 workers to have their pay restored.This comes as thousands of workers in Section 39 organisations are taking indu...
  13. All Party Committee on Future of Childcare Needed

    Thu Feb 20, 2020 - 06:07 pm - Sean Sherlock TD Labour TD for Cork East Seán Sherlock, speaking on the first sitting day of the 33rd Dáil has called for the establishment of an all party committee on the future of childcare and the early years se...
  14. Pension Provision for CE Supervisors is Government’s Duty

    Fri Feb 14, 2020 - 10:31 am - Ged Nash TD Ged Nash, Labour TD for Louth, spoke out in support of Community Employment Supervisors who are on strike today.Deputy Nash said: “Labour supports the strike action by CE supervisors today. While we...
  15. Brendan Howlin announces his intention to stand down as leader of The Labour Party

    Wed Feb 12, 2020 - 03:46 pm - Brendan Howlin TD Speaking to his colleagues in the Parliamentary Labour Party this afternoon (12th February), Brendan Howlin informed them of his intention to stand down as leader once the process to elect a successor...