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Opposition to Enda Kenny’s visit to Trump chimes with Labour values

Posted on February 08, 2017

In the Irish Times, Brendan Howlin has written about why Labour will continue to oppose Trump.

Five years ago, Fianna Fáil was struggling. They were attracting less support than they had received even in the 2011 election, and they were riven with internal divisions that resulted in Eamon Ó Cuív being sacked from the Fianna Fáil frontbench.

That a party which so spectacularly mismanaged our economy and oversaw the arrival of the troika has once more gain significant public support is encouraging for those of us in the Labour Party who worked to undo that damage, and who believe the the values of social democracy endure.

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Brendan Howlin on the Irish Times podcast

Posted on February 02, 2017

 Listen below to the The Irish Times podcast with Brendan Howlin. In the podcast, Brendan chats to Hugh Linehan and Fiach Kelly about #LabourRebuild, our upcoming party conference and the state of social democracy in these changing times. Have a listen below,

 

 

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Day 21 : #GE16 Only Labour will deliver a Living Wage and Full Employment

Posted on February 23, 2016

This morning Party Leader Joan Burton and our candidate in Dublin South-Central visited Teeling Whiskey Distillery in Newmarket Dublin 8 to highlight our jobs plan.

[Read our Standing up for Jobs plan here]

The Labour Party is the party of work and opportunity, the party that stands up for working people. The recovery we’re driving has already created more than 135,000 new jobs and we will shortly have more than two million people at work.

 

Speaking at the visit of Teeling Whiskey Distillery, Tánaiste Joan Burton complimented the work of Jack and Stephen Teeling on making a real Irish success story.

 

Day 4 #GE16 : We're standing up for Rural Ireland

Posted on February 06, 2016

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Today we launched our plan for Rural Ireland in Athy with Tánaiste Joan Burton, Minister for Rural Affairs Ann Phelan, Senator John Whelan and Cllr Mark Wall. 

[Download our Standing up for Rural Ireland plan here]

We're committed to achieving a whole of Ireland recovery. Our vision is to build thriving hubs of economic activity across every region. Labour’s goal is to provide a job for everyone who wants one by 2018. We believe that every person should have the chance to work, which means investing in and supporting balanced regional development. By building up all of our regions, we can reverse the cycle of emigration and provide sustainable opportunities in rural communities.

 

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Day 2 #GE16 : A Job for Everyone Who Wants One

Posted on February 04, 2016

Today we launched our Standing up for Jobs Plan  - our plan is to reach full employment by 2018. There will be a job for everyone who wants one. Tánaiste Joan Burton and Minister Ged Nash launched the plan in the Boann Distillery in Drogehda. 

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Labour is the party of work. Work gives us dignity and purpose, as well as improving the quality of our lives. We are facing into a decade of opportunity, and our plans are based on delivering one simple, but powerful promise – a job for everyone who wants one.

[Download Standing up for Jobs from our policy section.]

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Dublin Action Plan for Jobs Launched

Posted on January 26, 2016

Dublin Action Plan for Jobs

Tánaiste Joan Burton and Minister Aodhán Ó Ríordáin launched the Dublin Action Plan for Jobs in Butlers Chocolate in Coolock. The Dublin Action Plan for Jobs, aimed at delivering 10-15% employment growth in the capital over the coming years which will result in 66,000 additional jobs by 2020.

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Labour is Standing Up for Workers

Posted on January 12, 2016

Ged Joan

Today Tánaiste Joan Burton and Minister for Busibness and Employment Ged Nash launched our Workers Charter.

[You can download our Workers' Charter here ]

The Workers Charter strikes the right balance between the needs of business and a worker's right to basic job security and a decent rate of pay. It will form a key plank of the party’s manifesto in the upcoming general election.

 

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Irish €16.2 Billion exporting success

Posted on April 19, 2013

The Tánaiste Eamon Gilmore

Ireland’s export markets continue to go from strength to strength with news that in 2012 over €16.2 billion worth of goods where exported from our shores.

Surpassing the €15.2bn record set in 2011 by Enterprise Ireland client companies, the 2012 figures have set a new record. Products from the Engineering, Software, Internationally Traded Services and Medical Devices sectors made up the majority of the exports, and reports show that there has been strong trade with the USA, as well as with countries in Asia Pacific and South America.

With the world economy predicted to grow slightly in 2013, it’s hoped that Ireland will be best placed to capitalise on this, and even further increase our export footfall across the globe.

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Action Plan for Jobs 2013 launched

Posted on February 22, 2013

the Tánaiste Eamon Gilmore at the launch of the Action Plan for Jobs 2013

Launched today, the Action Plan for Jobs 2013 offers a blue print of the Government's plans to get more people back to work this year. Containing a number of action focused initiatives, which are all geared to create much needed jobs, the Action Plan for Jobs 2013 includes a specific focus on helping to further stimulate profitable industries such as the it, Healthcare and energy sector.

Download the Action Plan for Jobs 2013 from our policy section , the table of contents can be  downloaded from here

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Minister Quinn announces his action plan on Patronage and Pluralism

Posted on June 20, 2012

Deputy Ruairi Quinn

The Minister for Education and Skills, Ruairi Quinn TD, has today outlined his response to the report of the Advisory Group to the Forum on Patronage and Pluralism in the primary sector saying 'there is a compelling need for the patronage of our schools to reflect the changes that have already taken place in wider society'.

The Forum, which was a commitment in the Programme for Government, published its findings in April and responding to the report Minister Quinn spoke of how Ireland has changed 'demographically and socially'.

"We now have a much more diverse population than we had even two decades ago. In addition, many people's views about the place of religion in society and in their own lives have undergone profound change.

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