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Blog Archive | 2018

Young people’s opinions sought on the future of Ireland

Posted on August 30, 2018

The Labour Party is looking for submissions from young people all over Ireland on our project to rewrite the ‘Democratic Programme’ for the 21 st Century.


What are the guiding principles that should steer our nation as we enter our second century?

What do young people today hope Ireland will be like by the time they get to retirement age?

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Time to separate Church and State in Education

Posted on July 27, 2018

lf-dec17-aorOriginally published on the, Senator Aodhán Ó Ríordáin writes asking, if the constitution is the problem, then the models previously used such as the Citizens' Assembly should be utilised to address how we end religious control of education in Ireland

You can take action here by signing our petition calling for the Citizens' Assembly to be reconvened.


After the resounding success of the ‘Repeal the 8th’ campaign, the question is already being asked: what next?

Housing, education, poverty and health are constant struggles for Irish political life to get to grips with. For me the cause of overhauling our drug policy is central to how we show compassion and end stigma for some of our most vulnerable citizens.

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Apply for the 2018 Richard O'Carroll Empowerment Bursary

Posted on June 08, 2018

Now in its third year, the Labour Party’s Richard O’Carroll Empowerment Bursary is named in memory of the leader of the Labour Group on Dublin Corporation who was killed in the 1916 Easter Rising, Councillor Richard O’Carroll.

In addition to his involvement in the Dublin Labour Party, Richard O’Carroll was an official of the Brick and Stonelayers Trade Union. During the Rising, Richard was shot by a British officer on Camden Street on the 26th of April 1916. Despite being rescued by a passing bread van and brought to hospital, Richard died nine days later in Portobello Military Hospital, leaving behind his widow, Annie, and seven children.

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Have your say on #aNewRepublic

Posted on May 24, 2018

The Labour Party’s current project ‘A New Republic’ invites people across Ireland to take a step back and look at the big picture of where we as a society want to be in 100 years’ time, and what changes we need to make to get there.

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Sherlock - Why I am voting Yes on May 25th

Posted on May 23, 2018

Our TD for Cork East, tell's us why he is voting Yes on May 25th. 

For me, it’s simple: Like it or not, Ireland already has abortion. The question is not whether we want abortion here, it’s whether we want safe abortion here. I want my country to have a public health system where no woman or girl is ever again forced to travel abroad in sorrow or shame, or made to endanger her life in silence or secrecy.

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