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Ireland can reiterate commitment to children - O'Sullivan

Posted on September 27, 2012

On November 10th the country will vote on the Children's Referendum and this week the corresponding legislation has been making its way through the House. A number of Labour TDs have made contributions to the debate and you can find links to the speeches below.

In her speech Minister Jan O'Sullivan pointed out that through this referendum, Ireland can at last reiterate its commitment to children, both legally and symbolically. "It is about enshrining in the Constitution a vision of children as citizens recognised as having an entitlement to inherent rights that must be vindicated. The principle that the voice of children should be heard is very important."

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Wisdom and Youth for a Yes vote

Posted on May 22, 2012

Wisdom and Youth for Yes

This afternoon we had our Wisdom meets Youth for a Yes vote in the Stability Treaty launch with Fine Gael. Deputy Derek Nolan was one of those who took part and here he talks about why he is voting Yes.

It was great to do the joint Labour/Fine Gael event with both new and former Oireachtas members today. I think it was a good way to show the broad support within both parties for the Stability Treaty and the different generations of Irish citizens who will be affected by the vote.

From canvassing hundreds of doors in Galway over the last weeks, it is remarkable to see that peoples' everyday concerns are often not about themselves, but others.

Wisdom and Youth for YES

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Green light for €4m Galway transport investment

Posted on March 06, 2012


Galway City got a boost today with news that it's to receive over €4 million in funding for transport projects in the city. Using funds under the Regional Cities programme, Minister for Public & Commuter Transport, Alan Kelly, said the funding will allow a number of transport projects to go ahead - making life easier and safer for drivers, cyclists and pedestrians alike.

With just 4 per cent of work trips in Galway city made using public transport, this funding will crucially help give people alternative options to the car. Other cities will be announced shortly as part of the Regional Cities programme; Deputy Ciaran Lynch yesterday welcomed a €7m investment for Cork which you can read in our media centre here.

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Labour turn the heat up on Sinn Féin

Posted on September 22, 2011

Speaking on the Dáil motion on the sale of a minority stake in the ESB, Labour deputies highlighted the utter hypocrisy of Sinn Féin.

In typical Sinn Fein 'doublespeak' they claim that this proposed minority sale, which we are committed to by way of a sovereign commitment in the EU/IMF deal, will result in the State losing its majority ownership of ESB. This is utter nonsense and is deliberately attempting to mislead the public.

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