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  1. O’Connor welcomes recommendation from the Living Wage Technical Group of increase to €11.90 per hour.

    Wed Jul 4, 2018 - 10:46 am - Jack O'Connor Labour Party Chairperson and Dáil Candidate for Wicklow, Jack O’Connor has welcomed the recommendation from the Living Wage Technical Group to increase the National Minimum Wage to €11.90 per hou...
  2. Taoiseach attack on media while on trade mission is inappropriate

    Wed Jul 4, 2018 - 07:09 am - Brendan Howlin TD Reacting to reports of the Taoiseach’s comments about the media while in New York, Labour Party Leader Brendan Howlin said:“The Taoiseach may believe that ‘a free, fair and balanced press is the...
  3. Exchequer returns show need to invest

    Tue Jul 3, 2018 - 05:16 pm - Joan Burton TD Labour Finance spokesperson Joan Burton TD has said that the half year exchequer returns show the need to continue to invest in social services and infrastructure to protect Ireland from the impact of...
  4. Nash slams IAC over treatment of archaeologists

    Tue Jul 3, 2018 - 04:52 pm - Senator Ged Nash Labour’s Employment Spokesperson Senator Ged Nash has slammed the Irish Archaeological Consultancy over its treatment of skilled archaeologists who are set to take strike action at the Macroom by-pa...
  5. Labour Youth calls on Ryanair to address concerns of pilots

    Tue Jul 3, 2018 - 04:47 pm - Labour Youth Labour Youth has today called on Ryanair to listen to its workers and act appropriately following pilots' overwhelming vote for industrial action.Speaking on the matter, Chairperson Chloe Manahan has ...
  6. Ryanair must act to prevent pilots strike

    Tue Jul 3, 2018 - 03:05 pm - Senator Kevin Humphreys Labour spokesperson on Transport Kevin Humphreys has called on Ryanair to take the concerns of pilots and the needs of passengers seriously following today’s ballot result of pilots who overwhelming...
  7. TK Maxx management in Arklow must accept Labour Court Recommendation

    Tue Jul 3, 2018 - 02:24 pm - Jack O'Connor Labour Party Chairperson and candidate for Wicklow, Jack O’Connor has called on management in TK Maxx in Arklow, to accept a Labour Court recommendation to engage with Mandate Trade Union in order t...
  8. Ireland needs a Standing Commission on Tax

    Tue Jul 3, 2018 - 11:30 am - Joan Burton TD Labour Finance spokesperson Joan Burton TD will today introduce a Bill to establish a Standing Commission on Taxation.The 'Tax Law Reform and Codification Advisory Committee Bill 2018' would be tasked...
  9. Dublin City Council pass Labour motion to secure depot sites for housing and community regeneration

    Mon Jul 2, 2018 - 09:40 pm - Mary Freehill, Cllr At a meeting of Dublin City Council tonight, a motion proposed by Cllr Mary Freehill, and seconded by Cllr Dermot Lacey was passed ensuring that City Council owned land is first prioritised for social...
  10. Bus Network changes must be affordable and efficient

    Mon Jul 2, 2018 - 02:20 pm - Senator Kevin Humphreys Labour Transport spokesperson Sen. Kevin Humphreys has tentatively welcomed the publication today of proposals from the NTA for radical changes to the bus network in Dublin but said there must a genui...
  11. Government missing a Brexit trick when it comes to nursing shortage

    Mon Jul 2, 2018 - 12:35 pm - Brendan Howlin TD Labour Party Leader and spokesperson on Foreign Affairs, Brendan Howlin TD, has criticised the HSE for failing to capitalise on Brexit concerns to attract nurses to Ireland.Deputy Howlin said:“It is...
  12. O'Connor expresses concern at the snail's pace progress on implementation of M11/N11 corridor report

    Sun Jul 1, 2018 - 12:27 pm - Jack O'Connor Labour’s Dáil Candidate for Wicklow, Jack O’Connor, has expressed his real concern over the lack of any meaningful progress on the much-needed M11/N11 improvement works. “I am deeply disappoint...
  13. Lloyds Pharmacy strike highlights need for referendum on collective bargaining

    Fri Jun 29, 2018 - 02:59 pm - Jack O'Connor The strike by workers in Lloyds Pharmacy stores across Ireland today (Friday 29th June) highlights the importance of  a constitutional referendum to ensure the right of workers to freely collectively...
  14. Ball in Lloyd's Pharmacy's court if further strike action is to be avoided

    Fri Jun 29, 2018 - 02:46 pm - Senator Ged Nash Speaking on the third day of industrial action at the multi-billion euro Lloyd’s Pharmacy chain, Labour’s Workers’ Rights spokesperson Senator Ged Nash said:“The Labour Party fully supports th...
  15. Long hot summer forecasts hard winter to come for Irish farmers

    Fri Jun 29, 2018 - 12:53 pm - Willie Penrose TD Labour Agriculture spokesperson Willie Penrose TD is calling on Government to provide assurances of assistance for farmers impacted by intense hot weather and drought conditions this summer, saying th...