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Gilmore publishes Labour's 10,000th statement

Posted on September 21, 2010

Eamon publishing our 10,000th statement

Since 2006 the Labour press office has published more than 10,000 press statements and in the accompanying photograph from this afternoon the Party Leader Eamon Gilmore TD has the honour of publishing our 10,000th statement.

All of the 10,000 statements are available to view in the media section of the website.

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Eamon on Today with Pat Kenny

Posted on July 20, 2010

Yesterday morning the Labour Leader Eamon Gilmore TD was on Today with Pat Kenny (the interview is actually with Myles Dungan), in case you missed it and would like to hear the interview, you can catch up with RTE's podcasts. The interview with Eamon is at the very beginning of the podcast.

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Eamon on Newstalk

Posted on July 13, 2010

The Labour Leader Eamon Gilmore TD was on Newstalk this morning talking about a number of issues including the three-way contest in the forthcoming General Election, getting people back to work and how if we want the Irish economy to recover we need to solve the jobs crisis.

You can listen to the complete interview on Newstalk.

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Ireland has the worst bank in the world - Gilmore

Posted on July 01, 2010

Ireland has come first in the league tabled for having the worst bank in the world, the Labour Leader Eamon Gilmore told the House this morning.

"We are told today that Anglo Irish Bank is the biggest lose-maker of any bank in the world and that is on top of the fact that the Irish bank bailout is the most expensive in the world," he said.

Despite this revelation the Government proposed to guillotine the debate on the Central Bank Reform Bill, which deals with the regulatory matters governing banks.

You can see Eamon's full contribution on the accompanying video while the full exchange is available on the Oireachtas website while the Irish Times has an article on the proceedings at this link.

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Biggest crisis facing the country is unemployment

Posted on June 30, 2010

With the highest number of people ever unemployed in the State the Labour Leader Eamon Gilmore TD urged the Government to take unemployment seriously and get people back to work.

"That's 300,000 more than were on the live register when the general election took place in 2007. It is 100,000 jobs lost each year that the Government in its present form has been in office and 2,000 jobs lost each week," he said.

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Action needed on the cost of food

Posted on June 29, 2010

The cost of food in Ireland is almost 30 per cent more than the EU average and at a time when more and more people are losing their jobs, and when others are experiencing significant pay cuts, families are increasingly finding it difficult to make ends meet, the Labour Leader Eamon Gilmore TD told the Dáil today during Leaders Questions.

"There is no getting away from the fact that prices here are out of line with the rest of Europe," he said.

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Is the money gone?

Posted on June 22, 2010

"Is the money gone" Eamon Gilmore TD, Leader of the Labour Party, asked the Taoiseach this afternoon during Leaders' Questions. Eamon was referring to comments by the Chief Executive of Anglo Irish Bank who told a Dáil committee last week that most of the €22 billion of taxpayers' money paid into the bank will not be seen again.

Eamon pressed the Taoiseach about the comments adding that he was interested in proposals costing €5.5 billion put forward by IBEC, ICTU and the Construction Industry Council aimed at getting the 140,000 building workers who have lost their jobs back to work. Eamon added the €22 billion paid to Anglo would have funded those proposals for 4 years.

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When it comes to the poor in society they won't even give them the time of day - Gilmore

Posted on June 17, 2010

Opposing the guillotine on the Social Welfare Bill 2010, the Labour Leader Eamon Gilmore TD drew the house's attention to the contrasting ways in which different sections of society are treated by the Government.

He said: "Yesterday, the Government announced another €250million for the EBS and the chief executive of Anglo Irish Bank told an Oireachtas committee that the lion's share of the €22billion put into his bank will never be seen again.

"Its seems there is no end to the billions the Government will commit when it comes to the banks and the better off in our society but it will literally not give the poorest the time of day because it is guillotining the debate on issues of concern to them."

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Government has turned its back on the unemployed - Gilmore

Posted on June 16, 2010

Leaders' Questions today saw the Labour Leader Eamon Gilmore TD question the Government's action on jobs saying the Government has turned its back on the unemployed.

"Why is unemployment such a low priority for the Government? What can the Taoiseach say to people who are out of work about when they are likely to get a job again? What specific steps are being taken by the Government to get people back to work?

Earlier this month we saw for the 12th month more than 400,000 on the Live Register. A total of 41 per cent of those out of work are classified as long-term unemployed with one in three young men aged between 20 and 24 years old out of work.

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Has the Taoiseach no shame? - Gilmore

Posted on June 15, 2010

"Has the Taoiseach no shame?

"The Taoiseach has come in here today to ask the Dáil to vote confidence in him and in his Government.

"I have no hesitation in saying that the Labour party will not do so.

"We will not vote confidence in Brian Cowen, because, like the people of this country, we have long ago lost faith in him and in his Ministers.

"We want Fianna Fail and the Greens out of Government, we want a General Election, and we want a fresh start for the country."

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