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5 Key Commitments for Change

Posted on February 09, 2007

Pat RabbitteToday Labour Party leader, Pat Rabbitte TD, announced all of his five key Commitments for Change. These are five clear commitments which Pat Rabbitte TD and the Labour Party promise to deliver in government.

"The Labour Party is going to bring about change in this election. People have rightly been asking me what difference change will make- these 5 commitments for change will make that clear. I am committing to voters that if the Labour Party is elected to government, we will introduce these set of changes that will have a positive impact on their quality of life.

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Ireland can do better with Labour - Conference 2007

Posted on February 09, 2007

Preparing for Government  - Pat at the end of his Leader's Speech at the 2006 party conference.
Pat at the end of his Leader's Speech at the 2006 party conference.

Labour's pre-election conference kicks off with a major session on climate change tonight (Friday February 8th). Broadcaster and environmentalist Duncan Stewart will inform a joint meeting of Labour's National Executive Committee, it's Parliamentary Party and candidates of the challenges facing the globe. Eamon Gilmore, Labour's far-sighted spokesperson on the environment will set out some of responses which Labour in Government would offer. The setting of this item at the start of Labour's pre-election event indicates the seriousness of the issue and the extent to which the Government's failure on this issue creates a serious vulnerability in the coming months.

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Reform and Investment in the Health Service

Posted on January 30, 2007

Healthcare Survey

Earlier today, we joined with Fine Gael to outline what we would do in the area of healthcare when in government.

This joint policy document tackles head-on the main causes for concern that people have when they and their families are ill. Through more beds, prioritising the patient and better investment of money to where it really is needed, we believe that we can build the health service that the people of Ireland deserve. more

To help us develop some further practical solutions that we will implement in government, we are asking you to take a few minutes to give us your views on the health service. Click here to take survey

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Leader on Tour

Posted on January 17, 2007

Pat chatting with shoppers - Pat chatting with shoppers on Dublin's Meath Street during a Dublin South Central constituency visit.
Pat chatting with shoppers on Dublin's Meath Street during a Dublin South Central constituency visit.

Labour Party Leader, Pat Rabbitte TD, is set to visit twelve Dublin Constituencies in a four-day tour of the capital city. Starting tomorrow, the Party Leader will conduct a series of three-constituency-a-day tours where he will canvass with Labour election candidates in each constituency, along with a series of planned media engagements and meetings with key people in the area.

This tour is the start of a larger programme of weekly visits which the Party Leader will undertake across the country. The next two months will see Pat Rabbitte TD conduct over 30 target constituencies visits, with particular focus on areas where we are hoping to make key seat gains in the forthcoming general election.

The dates for the Pat's visits are as follows:

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What Pat Actually Said

Posted on January 15, 2007

Regarding the story in today's Irish Independent, the following is the text of the questions submitted by the Irish Independent to the Party Leader last Tuesday (9 January) and the replies submitted by him on the same day.

Questions submitted from Irish Independent

1) Will Pat Rabbitte recommend to a Labour special conference after the next election that the party should enter coalition with Fianna Fail if no Rainbow alternative is available?

2) Would he not have an obligation to do so, in the national interest, if the likely outcome otherwise was an early general election?

3) In the event of a Labour special conference endorsing coalition with FF, will Mr Rabbitte resign as leader?

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Pat on Q+A

Posted on January 09, 2007

Party Leader on Questions and Answers - The Labour Party Leader Deputy Pat Rabbitte speaking on Questions and Answers.
The Labour Party Leader Deputy Pat Rabbitte speaking on Questions and Answers.

In the first Questions and Answers of the New Year, Labour Leader Pat Rabbitte joined Minister Dermot Ahern, Ian Paisley Jnr MLA, Professor Brigid Laffan and Irish Times journalist Lara Marlowe to discuss some of the latest issues to hit the headlines.

The Party Leader spoke on the range of issues up for discussion - from Northern Ireland, to the execution of Saddam Hussein and the war on Iraq. There were also some lively discussions on the forthcoming general election and the options that are being presented to the voters.

If you want to check out what he said, please click on this link to watch the show. (To view this, you will need Real Player or another suitable media player for your computer).

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