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  1. Time for Fine Gael to end hospital recruitment ban

    Mon Jan 6, 2020 - 12:08 pm - Alan Kelly TD Labour Party Health spokesperson, Alan Kelly TD, has said it is time for the Government to end their recruitment ban in our hospitals.This comes as 760 patients have been reported to be on trolleys by...
  2. New Climate Law is a pre-election PR effort

    Mon Jan 6, 2020 - 11:53 am - Sean Sherlock TD Labour Climate spokesperson Seán Sherlock TD has criticised the latest Government PR effort on climate as failing to provide real powers to the re-jigged Climate Council, or take the strong action ne...
  3. Budget could have increased SW payments

    Sun Jan 5, 2020 - 04:06 pm - Brendan Howlin TD Howlin says denial of cost of living increase for pensioners revealed as ‘mean’ in light of budget surplus increase in Exchequer ReturnsLabour Party Leader, Brendan Howlin TD, said today that the ...
  4. Howlin condemns US assassinations of Iranian and Iraqi Leaders

    Sat Jan 4, 2020 - 12:44 pm - Brendan Howlin TD Reacting to the assassination by US air strike of Iranian commander Qasem Soleimani and Iraqi paramilitary chief Abu Mahdi al-Muhandis, the leader of the Labour Party, Brendan Howlin TD, condemned the...
  5. Record tax take but Government is failing to solve problems

    Fri Jan 3, 2020 - 05:25 pm - Joan Burton TD Responding to the end of year Exchequer returns, Labour Finance spokesperson Joan Burton said:“The government has taken in a record amount of tax in 2019.“It’s hard to contemplate this as the sa...
  6. Trinity Docks Development must include housing

    Fri Jan 3, 2020 - 02:32 pm - Senator Kevin Humphreys Labour Senator Kevin Humphreys while welcoming the proposals from Trinity College that would develop a new tech innovation hub at their Grand Canal Dock site, warned that it must include provision for...
  7. Gov and HSE fail to provide promised beds for UHL

    Fri Jan 3, 2020 - 11:35 am - Alan Kelly TD Labour Party Health spokesperson, Alan Kelly TD has described further delays to the provision of 60 extra beds in University Hospital Limerick as unacceptable.Deputy Kelly said:“According to media r...
  8. We will miss Marian Finucane

    Fri Jan 3, 2020 - 10:28 am - Joan Burton TD Expressing her sadness on the sudden death of broadcaster Marian Finucane, Joan Burton said:"Polite, intelligent, determined interviewers like Marian Finucane are without doubt the most challenging an...
  9. Failure of weak FG rules on Airbnb short term lets no surprise

    Thu Jan 2, 2020 - 01:01 pm - Senator Kevin Humphreys Labour Senator Kevin Humphreys has said the revelations in today's Irish Independent shows the failure so far of new rules to limit short term 'AirBnB' type lets but warned it was no surprise as probl...
  10. Labour Leader welcomes idea of Civil War Commemoration Monument

    Thu Jan 2, 2020 - 12:55 pm - Brendan Howlin TD Labour Party Leader Brendan Howlin has welcomed the idea of a national monument or memorial to commemorate all those killed in the Civil War as proposed by the Chair of Government’s expert advisory ...
  11. Government must act on Smoky Coal Dáil vote

    Thu Dec 19, 2019 - 10:31 am - Brendan Howlin TD Following the overwhelming Dáil vote last night in favour of a nationwide ban on smoky coal, Labour Party Leader Brendan Howlin has called on the Government to act.Deputy Howlin said:“Last night th...
  12. Clean air is essential to healthy human life- Burton

    Wed Dec 18, 2019 - 05:27 pm - Joan Burton TD Check against deliveryClean air and clean water are fundamental essentials to healthy, human life. The Labour Party motion tonight is to stress – not-with-standing that we are one of the most advanc...
  13. EU must provide global leadership on climate change

    Wed Dec 18, 2019 - 03:18 pm - Brendan Howlin TD Speaking on post European Council statements in the Dáil, Labour Party leader Brendan Howlin said that:"The single biggest economic challenge facing the European Union is to provide global leadership...
  14. Public rent register needed to bring greater transparency to the market

    Wed Dec 18, 2019 - 12:25 pm - Jan O'Sullivan TD Labour spokesperson on Housing, Jan O’Sullivan TD, has called for a residence-specific register to be made public for all new tenants to bring more transparency to the private rental market.It comes...
  15. Tiff over election date distracting from real issues

    Wed Dec 18, 2019 - 10:32 am - Brendan Howlin TD With the ongoing exchanges between Micheál Martin and Leo Varadkar over the election date, Brendan Howlin TD said that both men should stop trying to rewrite the Constitution and focus on dealing wit...