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  1. Dublin City Cllrs seek no change to LPT and €13.2m investment in services

    Mon Sep 23, 2019 - 03:49 pm - Dermot Lacey Labour Dublin City Councillors have tabled a motion tonight, alongside the Green Party and Social Democrats seeking to ensure that the rate of local property tax is not varied for 2020, and for the ad...
  2. €94 million Agency spend shows HSE can’t control spending

    Mon Sep 23, 2019 - 11:54 am - Alan Kelly TD Figures obtained by the Labour Health spokesperson, Alan Kelly TD, show that the HSE have spent close to €94 million on agency staff from January to July 2019.Deputy Kelly said:“The fact that the ...
  3. Howlin calls on DUP to back another Brexit referendum

    Mon Sep 23, 2019 - 11:21 am - Brendan Howlin TD Speaking at the UK Labour Conference in Brighton, the Leader of the Labour Party, Brendan Howlin TD, called on the DUP to adopt UK Labour’s approach to holding another Brexit referendum rather than ...
  4. Carbon Fund must prioritise retrofitting following FG U-turn

    Mon Sep 23, 2019 - 10:44 am - Jan O'Sullivan TD No figures available on how many council homes will be retrofitted in 2019Labour Housing spokesperson Jan O’Sullivan TD has said that the retrofitting of local authority homes must be prioritised by...
  5. Kathleen Lynch steps back for new generation in Cork North Central

    Mon Sep 23, 2019 - 06:59 am - The Labour Party Cllr John Maher will seek the Labour nomination for Cork North Central.Kathleen Lynch has announced that she will not put her name forward for selection as the Labour Party candidate in the Cork North...
  6. Strong State response led by Flanagan needed to QIH attacks

    Sun Sep 22, 2019 - 12:58 pm - Sean Sherlock TD Labour Justice spokesperson Seán Sherlock has called on Minister Flanagan to outline in detail the strong response that he will lead to the outrageous attack on Kevin Lunney, what additional Garda re...
  7. Labour expresses support for 'This is Me!' rally

    Sun Sep 22, 2019 - 08:57 am - Labour Lgbt On Saturday at the Labour Party Central Council a motion in support of the campaign by Trans activist group ‘This Is Me!’ was passed unanimously.The motion, tabled by Party Vice-Chair Sinead Ahern...
  8. Building a Progressive Alternative to FG and FF

    Sat Sep 21, 2019 - 11:30 am - Brendan Howlin TD Speaking in advance of the Labour Party’s quarterly meeting of its Central Council, the leader Brendan Howlin TD, spoke about potential government formation after the next general election.Brendan s...
  9. School Secretaries must be treated with respect

    Thu Sep 19, 2019 - 11:14 am - Senator Aodhán Ó Ríordáin Labour Party Education spokesperson, Aodhán Ó Ríordáin has said the Labour Party fully supports school secretaries who are taking part in industrial action tomorrow.Senator Ó Ríordáin said:“A...
  10. O Connell calls for Dun Laoghaire Harbour Accounts to be sent to Minister

    Thu Sep 19, 2019 - 10:57 am - Cllr Juliet O'Connell Labour Party Councillor in Dún Laoghaire, Juliet O Connell has requested the CEO of Dún Laoghaire Rathdown County Council to deliver the financial accounts of the dissolved Harbour Company to the Mi...
  11. Budget must address high childcare costs

    Thu Sep 19, 2019 - 09:52 am - Sean Sherlock TD Reacting to the latest ESRI report on Ireland’s high childcare costs, Labour spokesperson on Children and Youth Affairs, Seán Sherlock, called for the Government to address the issue n the Budget. ...
  12. Howlin calls for strong action to protect jobs if there’s a hard Brexit

    Wed Sep 18, 2019 - 04:37 pm - Brendan Howlin TD Speaking in the Dáil in relation to the withdrawal of the UK from the European Union, the leader of the Labour Party, Brendan Howlin TD, has said Ireland must do whatever it takes to preserve jobs an...
  13. Dáil statement on Current Issues in the Beef Sector

    Wed Sep 18, 2019 - 01:22 pm - Willie Penrose TD September 17th  2019I thought I was in Rip van Winkle land for a while. I am the longest serving current member of the Oireachtas agriculture committee - I went on it in 1993, a long time ago. I ...
  14. Future of Irish beef industry at stake

    Tue Sep 17, 2019 - 03:53 pm - Willie Penrose TD Speaking ahead of this evening's Dáil statements on the beef crisis, Labour Agriculture spokesperson Willie Penrose TD has said:“What is needed now is for cool heads to prevail and all sides to ref...
  15. Children must not be discriminated against on basis of religion

    Tue Sep 17, 2019 - 10:05 am - Senator Aodhán Ó Ríordáin Labour Party Education spokesperson, Senator Aodhán Ó Ríordáin, has called on the Minister to ensure children in publicly funded schools are not discriminated against on the basis of religion, and...