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  1. Statement by Brendan Howlin on selection of Timmermans as PES Common Candidate for Commission President

    Thu Nov 8, 2018 - 02:28 pm - Brendan Howlin TD Speaking in relation to the selection by the Party of European Socialists (PES) of Frans Timmermans as a Common Candidate to seek to succeed Jean-Claude Junker as President of the European Commission,...
  2. Overcrowding of Irish Rail commuter routes needs to be sorted

    Thu Nov 8, 2018 - 11:00 am - Brendan Ryan TD Brendan Ryan, Labour Party TD for Dublin Fingal, has called on Minister Ross to review a plan that will alleviate the overcrowding of main commuter routes on the Irish Rail.Proposing this in the Dáil...
  3. If and When arrangements will be the weapon of choice for bad employers if Employment Bill isn't amended

    Thu Nov 8, 2018 - 10:55 am - Senator Ged Nash Labour Party Employment Spokesperson, Senator Ged Nash, has said ‘if and when’ contracts should be outlawed.Speaking at the launch of the TASC report on ‘Precarious Work, Precarious Lives’ he ...
  4. Waiting periods for Waterford University Hospital are beyond acceptable.

    Thu Nov 8, 2018 - 10:49 am - John Pratt, Cllr  Labour Party General Election candidate, Cllr. John Pratt has called for action on extraordinary waiting lists for outpatients in Waterford, with some patients now waiting up to 4 years. Cllr. Prat...
  5. Waiting periods for patients in the South East are wholly unacceptable

    Thu Nov 8, 2018 - 09:57 am - Brendan Howlin TD Labour Party Leader, Brendan Howlin TD, has criticised the government for extraordinary waiting lists for outpatients in the South East, with some patients now waiting up to 4 years. Deputy Howlin ...
  6. Micheál Ó’Súilleabháin will be greatly missed for his huge contribution to Irish music

    Thu Nov 8, 2018 - 09:51 am - Jan O'Sullivan TD Labour TD, Jan O'Sullivan, has paid tribute to musician and academic Mícheál Ó SúilleabháinSpeaking today Deputy O'Sullivan said:"Micheál Ó’Súilleabháin will be greatly missed for his huge ...
  7. Sherlock welcomes the announcement of new standards for children in care

    Wed Nov 7, 2018 - 04:44 pm - Sean Sherlock TD Labour Spokesperson on Children Sean Sherlock TD, has welcomed the announcement from HIQA of National Standards for Children’s Residential Centres.Speaking today Deputy Sherlock said:“I welcome th...
  8. Ó Riordáin calls on Govt to tackle period poverty in our schools.

    Wed Nov 7, 2018 - 03:34 pm - Senator Aodhán Ó Ríordáin Labour Party Education spokesperson, Aodhán Ó Ríordáin, has called on the Government to roll out a free sanitary product scheme in all schools.Speaking in the Seanad, Senator Ó Ríordain said:“...
  9. Taoiseach’s comments show FG tone deaf on industrial relations

    Wed Nov 7, 2018 - 11:53 am - Senator Ged Nash Labour Party spokesperson on Employment, Ged Nash, has said the latest comments by the Taoiseach on healthcare workers shows how fatally inept Fine Gael is when it comes to industrial relations.Senato...
  10. Taoiseach's inexperience coming to the fore

    Wed Nov 7, 2018 - 10:36 am - Alan Kelly TD Labour Party Health spokesperson has said that the Taoiseach is out of touch when it comes to the work nurses do during crisis periods in our health services.Deputy Kelly said:“The comments by the T...
  11. Kingston secures free sanitary product pilot in Dun Laoghaire-Rathdown

    Tue Nov 6, 2018 - 09:08 pm - Deirdre Kingston, Cllr Labour Spokesperson for Equality and Councillor in Dun Laoghaire Rathdown, Deirdre Kingston has welcomed the decision by Dun Laoghaire Rathdown County Council to provide free sanitary products in coun...
  12. Burton asks for Inquiry into school building issues

    Tue Nov 6, 2018 - 06:09 pm - Joan Burton TD At the Oireachtas Education Committee today, Labour TD for Dublin West Joan Burton asked the Minister for Education to agree to hold an inquiry into how the situation with Western Building Systems aro...
  13. State must do better on women's mental health

    Tue Nov 6, 2018 - 03:40 pm - Alan Kelly TD Following publication of the NWCI’s ‘Out of Silence’ report into women’s mental health, Labour Party Health spokesperson, Alan Kelly TD, has said we must use the Scally Report approach as a te...
  14. Housing Ministers should be demanding more CPOs from Councils

    Tue Nov 6, 2018 - 01:49 pm - Deirdre Kingston, Cllr Labour Spokesperson on Equality, and General Election Candidate for Dún Laoghaire,Councillor Deirdre Kingston has called on Ministers Eoghan Murphy and Damien English to issue a circular to local cou...
  15. Labour will strive for best outcomes from brexit dangers

    Sun Nov 4, 2018 - 10:38 am - Brendan Howlin TD Speaking in advance of the Labour Party Conference’s panel discussion on Brexit, involving Claire Hanna MLA (SDLP), Stephen Pound MP (UK Labour), Loraine Mulligan (Labour), Dominic Hannigan (Labour)...