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  1. Irish interests must be protected from UK Brexit instability

    Mon Jul 9, 2018 - 04:14 pm - Brendan Howlin TD Speaking today about the high-level resignations of Boris Johnson and David Davis in the UK, Labour leader Brendan Howlin TD spoke about the absolute necessity for Ireland's interests to be protected ...
  2. FF conversion on tax cuts two years too late

    Mon Jul 9, 2018 - 03:38 pm - Joan Burton TD Labour Finance spokesperson Joan Burton TD has said that the announcement by the Fianna Fáil Public Expenditure spokesperson not to seek any tax cuts in this year's budget is welcome but two years to...
  3. Howlin congratulates Cahill on co-option as Councillor

    Mon Jul 9, 2018 - 02:05 pm - Brendan Howlin TD Labour Party Leader Brendan Howlin has congratulated former Senator Máiría Cahill on her co-option by the SDLP to a Council seat in Lisburn and Castlereagh, and wished her success in her future posi...
  4. Before a Border Poll a New Ireland Forum should happen

    Sat Jul 7, 2018 - 01:03 pm - Brendan Howlin TD Speaking at a party seminar commemorating the 50th anniversary of the civil rights movement in Northern Ireland, in a keynote speech, Labour Party Leader Brendan Howlin outlined his views on the futur...
  5. Practicalities of permanently avoiding a hard border still unclear

    Fri Jul 6, 2018 - 10:06 pm - Brendan Howlin TD Labour Party Leader, Brendan Howlin, reacting to the Chequers statement from the UK Government, has said that while the practicalities are still unclear, finally having a position paper from the UK is...
  6. Seanad should pass Road Traffic Bill before summer recess

    Fri Jul 6, 2018 - 03:47 pm - Senator Kevin Humphreys Labour Transport Spokesperson Kevin Humphreys has welcomed the passage of the Road Traffic Bill through the Dáil after weeks of delays and said Labour Senators will be seeking to have it passed throu...
  7. Alan Mangan selected as Labour Party candidate for Longford Westmeath

    Thu Jul 5, 2018 - 08:00 pm - Alan Mangan Alan Mangan has been selected to contest the next general election as the Labour Party candidate in Longford Westmeath.At the convention in the Mullingar Park Hotel, he said health, housing, jobs and ...
  8. Home building bill must not be allowed to line the pockets of private developers

    Thu Jul 5, 2018 - 04:35 pm - Joan Burton TD Commenting on the Home Building Finance Ireland Bill 2018, Labour’s Spokesperson on Finance, Joan Burton TD said:“The Government's new housing finance bill must be used for the development of mor...
  9. Labour look to reintroduce Town Councils

    Thu Jul 5, 2018 - 11:16 am - Brendan Howlin TD Labour Party Leader Brendan Howlin will today introduce a new bill to the Dáil aimed at reintroducing town councils.The Local Government (Restoration of Town Councils) Bill 2018 would provide for def...
  10. Lack of clarity on Cervical Check review unacceptable

    Thu Jul 5, 2018 - 10:42 am - Alan Kelly TD Labour Health spokesperson and Vice-Chair of the Public Accounts Committee, Alan Kelly TD, has said that the lack of clarity from the HSE on Cervical Check smears is not acceptable.Deputy Kelly said:...
  11. Labour law on rent pressures needed to curb the rising cost of living

    Wed Jul 4, 2018 - 04:41 pm - Jan O'Sullivan TD Commenting on today's recommendation of the Living Wage Technical Group Labour Party spokesperson on Housing, Jan O’Sullivan has said that the Government urgently needs to link rent to the cost of l...
  12. FF help Government put elitism at the heart of school admissions

    Wed Jul 4, 2018 - 03:50 pm - Senator Aodhán Ó Ríordáin Labour Party Education spokesperson, Aodhán Ó Ríordáin, has criticised the cosy relationship between Fianna Fáil and Fine Gael which has ensured the passing of the Admissions to School Bill.Senat...
  13. Taoiseach fails to secure deadline on backstop at EU Council

    Wed Jul 4, 2018 - 02:27 pm - Brendan Howlin TD Howlin calls for special summit of EU Heads of Government in September to copper-fasten the Irish border agreement before the October Council meetingSpeech by Brendan Howlin TD on Post- EU Council Sta...
  14. Government must legislate for hate crimes

    Wed Jul 4, 2018 - 02:20 pm - Labour Lgbt Labour LGBT has reiterated its call for the introduction of hate crime legislation following a report published today where Ireland is shown to be seriously deficient in addressing hate crime.Co-Chair...
  15. Housing is largest factor behind Living Wage hike

    Wed Jul 4, 2018 - 11:51 am - Senator Ged Nash Low Pay Commission’s should be given remit by government to reach a real Living WageLabour spokesperson on Employment, Senator Ged Nash is calling on the government to act on the recommendation of t...