News & Media

  1. Statement by Alan Kelly T.D following the death of Brendan Halligan

    Sun Aug 9, 2020 - 02:17 pm - Alan Kelly TD Speaking after the announcement of the death of Brendan Halligan, former T.D, M.E.P, Senator and General Secretary of the Labour Party, Labour Leader Alan Kelly said:Brendan Halligan was a committed S...
  2. Questions remain around Government decision to recommend teachers and students wear facemasks

    Sat Aug 8, 2020 - 11:33 am - Aodhán Ó Ríordáin TD Questions remain around the Government decision to recommend teachers and students wear facemasks according to Labour Education Spokesperson Aodhán Ó Ríordáin.The updated recommendations were publ...
  3. Lockdown fund needed to support businesses in Kildare, Laois and Offaly

    Sat Aug 8, 2020 - 08:32 am - Senator Mark Wall Kildare South based Labour Senator Mark Wall has called for the creation of a lockdown fund to support businesses and those who had booked staycations as the counties of Kildare, Laois and Offaly are ...
  4. Increased Covid cases highlight the need for social distancing wardens

    Fri Aug 7, 2020 - 06:41 pm - Cllr Joanna Tuffy Cllr. Joanna Tuffy, Labour Councillor on South Dublin County Council has repeated her call for social distancing wardens to be employed by City and County Councils. Cllr. Tuffy sai...
  5. Statement by Senator Mark Wall on special measures for Laois, Offaly and Kildare

    Fri Aug 7, 2020 - 03:15 pm - Senator Mark Wall Kildare South, Labour Senator Mark Wall has urged the public in Laois, Offaly and Kildare to heed the measures regarding the localised restrictions announced by Government today following a spike in t...
  6. Winter of hell awaits unless action taken on ED wait times

    Fri Aug 7, 2020 - 03:12 pm - Alan Kelly TD  A winter of hell awaits unless action is taken on wait times at Emergency Departments according to Labour Leader and Health Spokesperson Alan Kelly who was speaking after receiving a reply to a ...
  7. Urgent action needed to protect workers at meat factories

    Thu Aug 6, 2020 - 08:36 pm - Duncan Smith TD -Minister must establish a working groupUrgent action including the established of a working group to investigate the industry needs to be taken to protect workers at meat factories according to Dunca...
  8. O’Malley Report recommendations must now be implemented

    Thu Aug 6, 2020 - 01:04 pm - Senator Ivana Bacik Labour Senator and Party spokesperson on Children, Disability Equality & Integration Ivana Bacik has welcomed the publication of the review of the investigation and prosecution of sexual offences ...
  9. Minister needs to suspend co-living guidelines now

    Thu Aug 6, 2020 - 11:50 am - Senator Rebecca Moynihan The Minister for Housing needs to suspend the co-living guidelines while his department are conducting their review according to Labour Housing Spokesperson, Senator Rebecca Moynihan.Moynihan was spea...
  10. Minister for Health needs to get to grips with non-Covid healthcare crisis

    Thu Aug 6, 2020 - 10:42 am - Alan Kelly TD The Minister for Health needs to get to grips with the crisis in non-Covid healthcare according to Labour Leader and Health Spokesperson, Alan Kelly.Deputy Kelly was speaking after a Department of Hea...
  11. Urgent targeted response required for vulnerable populations

    Wed Aug 5, 2020 - 05:52 pm - Senator Ivana Bacik An urgent targeted response is required for vulnerable populations, according to Labour Spokesperson on Equality and Integration, Senator Ivana Bacik.Senator Bacik was speaking after the publication o...
  12. Increase in discretionary funding for social housing projects welcome

    Wed Aug 5, 2020 - 01:30 pm - Senator Rebecca Moynihan - Department needs to look at approval processThe increase in discretionary funding for social housing projects from €2m to €6m has been welcomed by Labour Housing Spokesperson, Senator Rebecca Mo...
  13. Government must reign in Bank of Ireland over redundancy plans

    Wed Aug 5, 2020 - 12:46 pm - Ged Nash TD The Government must immediately rein in Bank of Ireland management according to Labour Finance Spokesperson Ged Nash who was speaking after the announcement that the bank plans to slash 1,400 jobs ove...
  14. Changes to green list do not address travel concerns

    Tue Aug 4, 2020 - 08:51 pm - Duncan Smith TD The Government still hasn't adequately addressed concerns with foreign travel according to Labour Transport Spokesperson Duncan Smith who was speaking after the Government removed five countries from ...
  15. Cabinet needs to deal with PUP discrimation against self-employed

    Tue Aug 4, 2020 - 02:21 pm - Aodhán Ó Ríordáin TD The Cabinet needs to deal today with the PUP oversight whereby potentially thousands of workers have had their PUP cut from the higher rate of €350 to €203 a week, on foot of an anomaly that does ...