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  1. Immediate ban on Smoky Coal Needed to save Lives

    Tue Dec 17, 2019 - 11:30 am - Brendan Howlin TD Speaking on the launch of our motion on the environment and pollution, Labour Party Leader Brendan Howlin said there is a need for an immediate ban on smoky coal, and action from the Government to pro...
  2. Senior Ministers must now address high insurance costs

    Mon Dec 16, 2019 - 06:51 pm - Joan Burton TD Responding to the publication by the Central Bank of their analysis of the motor insurance sector, Labour Finance spokesperson Joan Burton TD has called for the intervention of the Taoiseach and Minis...
  3. Cormac will be deeply missed by all who knew him

    Sun Dec 15, 2019 - 08:34 pm - Mary Freehill Labour Councillor Mary Freehill has expressed her deep sadness on the death of her Director of Elections and Labour Youth Chair Cormac Ó Braonáin. Cllr Freehill paid tribute to Cormac, saying:"Corma...
  4. Statement on the death of Labour Youth Chair Cormac Ó Braonáin

    Sun Dec 15, 2019 - 05:50 pm - Brendan Howlin TD Labour Party Leader, Brendan Howlin TD, has expressed his deep sadness and grief on hearing of the tragic and untimely death of recently elected Labour Youth Chairperson, Cormac Ó Braonáin, who died...
  5. Labour Deliver for Waterford

    Fri Dec 13, 2019 - 02:39 pm - Mayor John Pratt Commenting on the passing of the Waterford Council Budget, Mayor of Waterford City and County Council and Labour General Election candidate for Waterford, Cllr John Pratt said:"In June 2019, the Labou...
  6. Penrose Bill to address defined benefit pensions

    Thu Dec 12, 2019 - 05:26 pm - Willie Penrose TD I’m glad to be speaking today on Labour’s Pensions (Amendment) (No. 3) Bill 2017. I should say from the outset that the Labour Party will always support the right of every person to have dece...
  7. Toxic racism has entered our politics - Ryan

    Thu Dec 12, 2019 - 05:20 pm - Brendan Ryan TD Racism should not be allowed to take root in our society.It is not inevitable and we must take action to stamp it out, especially in our politics. Our equality laws prohibit discrimination of emp...
  8. We need to protect our most vulnerable children- O'Sullivan

    Thu Dec 12, 2019 - 02:42 pm - Jan O'Sullivan TD Responding to today's report on homeless families by the Mercy Law Resource Centre, Labour spokesperson on Housing Deputy Jan O’Sullivan said:“It is shocking to read that a woman who had given bir...
  9. Women on boards: legally binding quotas needed

    Wed Dec 11, 2019 - 02:37 pm - Senator Ivana Bacik Responding to today’s ‘Balance for Better Business’ report showing there is still a serious imbalance for women at leadership levels in Irish companies, Labour Senator Ivana Bacik said:“This r...
  10. More community policing needed in Dublin South Central

    Wed Dec 11, 2019 - 02:15 pm - Rebecca Moynihan Following the publication of the University of Limerick report into criminal behaviour networks in Dublin South Central, Labour Party representative for the South West Inner City, Rebecca Moynihan, ha...
  11. A UK Labour Government is best for Ireland

    Wed Dec 11, 2019 - 01:57 pm - Brendan Howlin TD Speaking on pre-European Council statements in the Dáil, Labour Leader Brendan Howlin said that a UK government led by the British Labour Party would be far better for Ireland because only Labour is ...
  12. Drug report: Community voices need to be heard

    Wed Dec 11, 2019 - 11:56 am - Senator Aodhán Ó Ríordáin Responding to today’s report on organised crime and drug dealing in Dublin’s South Inner City, Dublin Labour Senator Aodhán Ó Riordáin commented: “Sadly it doesn’t come as a major surp...
  13. Time for HSE senior officials to see conditions at UHL first-hand

    Wed Dec 11, 2019 - 11:25 am - Alan Kelly TD Following today’s Oireachtas Health committee, Alan Kelly TD, has ensured the Chief Executive of the HSE will visit University Hospital Limerick with members of the Health Committee to see the condi...
  14. Urgent response needed on mumps outbreak

    Tue Dec 10, 2019 - 12:22 pm - Alan Kelly TD Labour Party Health spokesperson, Alan Kelly TD, has said an urgent response is needed to the large scale outbreak of the mumps.Deputy Kelly said:“So far in 2019, we have seen a 436% increase in rep...
  15. Action needed to reduce fuel poverty

    Tue Dec 10, 2019 - 11:44 am - Sean Sherlock TD Responding to today’s St. Vincent de Paul report, 'Growing up in the Cold', Labour spokesperson on Children, Seán Sherlock T.D, said:“Families today are already faced with massive outgoings, such...