News & Media

  1. Building a Progressive Alternative to FG and FF

    Sat Sep 21, 2019 - 11:30 am - Brendan Howlin TD Speaking in advance of the Labour Party’s quarterly meeting of its Central Council, the leader Brendan Howlin TD, spoke about potential government formation after the next general election.Brendan s...
  2. School Secretaries must be treated with respect

    Thu Sep 19, 2019 - 11:14 am - Senator Aodhán Ó Ríordáin Labour Party Education spokesperson, Aodhán Ó Ríordáin has said the Labour Party fully supports school secretaries who are taking part in industrial action tomorrow.Senator Ó Ríordáin said:“A...
  3. O Connell calls for Dun Laoghaire Harbour Accounts to be sent to Minister

    Thu Sep 19, 2019 - 10:57 am - Cllr Juliet O'Connell Labour Party Councillor in Dún Laoghaire, Juliet O Connell has requested the CEO of Dún Laoghaire Rathdown County Council to deliver the financial accounts of the dissolved Harbour Company to the Mi...
  4. Budget must address high childcare costs

    Thu Sep 19, 2019 - 09:52 am - Sean Sherlock TD Reacting to the latest ESRI report on Ireland’s high childcare costs, Labour spokesperson on Children and Youth Affairs, Seán Sherlock, called for the Government to address the issue n the Budget. ...
  5. Howlin calls for strong action to protect jobs if there’s a hard Brexit

    Wed Sep 18, 2019 - 04:37 pm - Brendan Howlin TD Speaking in the Dáil in relation to the withdrawal of the UK from the European Union, the leader of the Labour Party, Brendan Howlin TD, has said Ireland must do whatever it takes to preserve jobs an...
  6. Dáil statement on Current Issues in the Beef Sector

    Wed Sep 18, 2019 - 01:22 pm - Willie Penrose TD September 17th  2019I thought I was in Rip van Winkle land for a while. I am the longest serving current member of the Oireachtas agriculture committee - I went on it in 1993, a long time ago. I ...
  7. Future of Irish beef industry at stake

    Tue Sep 17, 2019 - 03:53 pm - Willie Penrose TD Speaking ahead of this evening's Dáil statements on the beef crisis, Labour Agriculture spokesperson Willie Penrose TD has said:“What is needed now is for cool heads to prevail and all sides to ref...
  8. Children must not be discriminated against on basis of religion

    Tue Sep 17, 2019 - 10:05 am - Senator Aodhán Ó Ríordáin Labour Party Education spokesperson, Senator Aodhán Ó Ríordáin, has called on the Minister to ensure children in publicly funded schools are not discriminated against on the basis of religion, and...
  9. Further delay of free GP care is cynical electioneering by FG

    Tue Sep 17, 2019 - 09:21 am - Alan Kelly TD Labour Health spokesperson, Alan Kelly TD, has said the Government’s proposals on free GP care are too little, too late.Deputy Kelly said:“It’s hard not to take Minister Harris’ announcement f...
  10. Labour Youth launches new campaign on decent housing for all

    Tue Sep 17, 2019 - 09:01 am - Labour Youth Labour Youth is launching a new campaign on the need for decent housing for all. Speaking about the campaign Chair of Labour Youth Patrick Ahern said:“For years now we’ve been in the grips of a wo...
  11. RTÉ Cork studio essential to regional balance

    Mon Sep 16, 2019 - 04:16 pm - Sean Sherlock TD Reacting to reports that RTÉ may consider selling the Cork studio in order to make savings, Labour Cork TD and Communications spokesperson Seán Sherlock said:“Selling off capital assets will not r...
  12. Mulvey-style initiative needed for North Dublin

    Mon Sep 16, 2019 - 09:15 am - Senator Aodhán Ó Ríordáin Responding to yesterday’s successful Garda operation in relation to the feud in North Dublin, Labour’s Aodhán Ó Ríordáin has called for a Mulvey-style report to deal with gang violence in Nort...
  13. Howlin calls on McDonald to donate inappropriate SF contribution to charity

    Sun Sep 15, 2019 - 01:50 pm - Brendan Howlin TD The leader of the Labour Party, Brendan Howlin TD, has described the €1.6m donation to Sinn Féin as “entirely inappropriate” and suggested that the party should donate it to char...
  14. Labour’s focus is on delivering equality not failed policies of FGFF

    Sat Sep 14, 2019 - 11:37 am - Brendan Howlin TD Speaking in response to the Taoiseach’s suggestion of an election in May 2020, the leader of the Labour Party said that this election will determine whether Ireland becomes an equal society like oth...
  15. Govt investment in all Irish ports needed- Howlin

    Fri Sep 13, 2019 - 12:14 pm - Brendan Howlin TD Ahead of the launch of the new traffic plan ‘Operation Purge’, Labour Party leader, Brendan Howlin TD, has called on the Government to invest in alternative ports rather than rely solely on Dublin...