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  1. Petition launched calling for Citizens' Assembly on religious control of Education

    Tue Jul 17, 2018 - 11:30 am - Senator Aodhán Ó Ríordáin Labour Education spokesperson, Sen. Aodhán Ó Ríordáin has launched a petition seeking support for a Citizens' Assembly to be reconvened to consider changes to our Constitution to address religious...
  2. Rainy Day Fund undermined again

    Mon Jul 16, 2018 - 03:29 pm - Joan Burton TD Labour Finance spokesperson Joan Burton TD has said the news that IBEC also opposes the Government's Rainy Day Fund shows it lacks economic coherence and credibility.Deputy Burton said:"The Labour Par...
  3. IDA must invest in Mullingar and the Midlands

    Mon Jul 16, 2018 - 02:01 pm - Willie Penrose TD Labour TD for Longford Westmeath, Willie Penrose has called on the IDA to ensure it invests in the Midlands as he joined a protest outside their Headquarters at Wilton Place today. Deputy Penrose said...
  4. Thousands of children still waiting for support under Affordable Childcare Scheme

    Fri Jul 13, 2018 - 02:10 pm - Joanna Tuffy Labour local representative Joanna Tuffy has highlighted that an estimated 9,000 children promised support under the Affordable Childcare Scheme nearly two years ago are still waiting, with no confirm...
  5. O’Connor pledges solidarity with Bray Wanderers players and calls on FAI to intervene to ensure wages are paid

    Fri Jul 13, 2018 - 01:34 pm - Jack O'Connor Labour Party Chair and Dáil Candidate for Wicklow, Jack O’Connor has expressed his solidarity with the players of Bray Wanderers in their bid to be paid by the club’s management, and pledged his ...
  6. White Paper welcome but UK can't cherry pick single market

    Thu Jul 12, 2018 - 06:52 pm - Brendan Howlin TD Speaking on Dáil statements on Northern Ireland and Brexit, Labour Party Leader Brendan Howlin welcomed the publication at last of the White Paper by the UK Government, but warned that the UK can't c...
  7. Labour Party confirms support for re-election of President Michael D Higgins

    Thu Jul 12, 2018 - 05:30 pm - Brendan Howlin TD At a meeting of the Labour Party Executive Board this evening, on the recommendation of the Party Leader it was unanimously agreed that the Party would support the re-election of Michael D Higgins as ...
  8. Ryan calls on Minister to increase qualification thresholds for social housing applicants

    Thu Jul 12, 2018 - 05:10 pm - Brendan Ryan TD Labour TD for Dublin Fingal, Brendan Ryan, has today called on Minister for Housing and Local Government, Eoghan Murphy TD, to increase income thresholds for social housing and to immediately put a ha...
  9. Dedicated transport police needed

    Thu Jul 12, 2018 - 05:09 pm - Senator Kevin Humphreys Labour Transport spokesperson Senator Kevin Humphreys, has welcomed the Minister's comments to work to ensure An Garda Síochána have the adequate resources to tackle the issue of anti-social behavio...
  10. Means test for carer's allowance should be abolished - Penrose

    Thu Jul 12, 2018 - 03:35 pm - Willie Penrose TD On behalf of the Labour Party, I am delighted to have the opportunity to support this Bill. I thank Deputy Alan Kelly for allowing me to replace him in doing so. Most Deputies will know that I have be...
  11. Government clearly unable to provide adequate, affordable student housing

    Thu Jul 12, 2018 - 01:45 pm - Senator Aodhán Ó Ríordáin Labour Education spokesperson, Senator Aodhán Ó Ríordáin, has called on the government to commit to affordable student accommodation development.Senator Ó Ríordáin said:“Reports today of the ...
  12. FF Health spokesperson out of touch on healthcare staff pay

    Wed Jul 11, 2018 - 03:58 pm - Alan Kelly TD Reacting to out of touch comments made by the Fianna Fáil Health spokesperson Stephen Donnelly today, on the pay of nurses and doctors, Labour’s Health spokesperson, Alan Kelly TD, has said that Fi...
  13. Howlin calls for Rosslare Europort to become a Tier One port

    Wed Jul 11, 2018 - 03:43 pm - Brendan Howlin TD Labour Party Leader, Brendan Howlin TD has called for Rosslare Europort to be upgraded to a tier one port in the context of Brexit.Speaking in the Dáil, Deputy Howlin said:“Rosslare Europort is par...
  14. The time has come to end two-tier pay system in our hospitals

    Wed Jul 11, 2018 - 12:58 pm - Alan Kelly TD Labour Party Health spokesperson, Alan Kelly TD, has said ending the two tier pay system in our health system must be a priority in the upcoming budget. Deputy Kelly said: “Ending the two-tier pay...
  15. Advisory Council for Online Safety another ‘Talking Shop’

    Wed Jul 11, 2018 - 10:58 am - Sean Sherlock TD Government has abandoned appointment of Digital Safety Commissioner - SherlockLabour Spokesperson on Children & Youth Affairs Seán Sherlock TD has slammed the Government for failing to appoint a ...