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  1. Labour calls for Brexit Jobs Fund

    Wed Feb 27, 2019 - 12:17 pm - Brendan Howlin TD Speaking in response to debate on the Withdrawal of the UK from the EU Bill 2019, Labour Party Leader and spokesperson on Brexit, Brendan Howlin TD, called on Fine Gael to publish the amount of EU fin...
  2. Gangs run riot as Drogheda denied policing resources

    Wed Feb 27, 2019 - 10:23 am - Senator Ged Nash Labour Senator Ged Nash has hit out at the low levels of policing cover in Drogheda in the wake of the latest gangland attack in the town, calling on the Minister for Justice to act, saying: “There ...
  3. Housing Rules for Older People should not be watered down

    Wed Feb 27, 2019 - 10:12 am - Jan O'Sullivan TD Speaking in advance of the launch of the Government’s policy statement on housing options for older people, Jan O’Sullivan TD has warned that the regulations, standards and quality of housing for ...
  4. Howlin welcomes row back on 23% Health Tax

    Tue Feb 26, 2019 - 07:07 pm - Brendan Howlin TD Labour Party Leader Brendan Howlin has welcomed the last minute row back by the Revenue Commissioners to delay plans to charge VAT on food supplements until November. This follows the Taoiseach tellin...
  5. Howlin outlines concerns on no deal Brexit Omnibus Bill

    Tue Feb 26, 2019 - 06:04 pm - Brendan Howlin TD Speaking on the Government's no deal Brexit Omnibus bill, Labour Party Leader Brendan Howlin TD outlined a number of technical concerns with the bill as drafted, and the economic and political ramific...
  6. Sherlock questions CRA grading on Affordable Childcare

    Tue Feb 26, 2019 - 03:18 pm - Sean Sherlock TD Labour spokesperson on Children & Youth Affairs Seán Sherlock has queried the grading given to the Government on the Affordable Childcare Scheme, saying that the progress to date is still mired i...
  7. Minister Murphy receives another failing grade on Childhood Homelessness

    Tue Feb 26, 2019 - 12:02 pm - Jan O'Sullivan TD Labour Housing spokesperson Jan O'Sullivan has described as 'damning, yet unsurprising' the news that the Child and Family Homelessness has been downgraded from an E grade to an F grade, by the Childr...
  8. Decision to disband CervicalCheck Steering Committee insensitive

    Tue Feb 26, 2019 - 10:00 am - Alan Kelly TD Labour Party Health spokesperson, Alan Kelly TD, has described the Department of Health as insensitive to the needs of women and their families at the centre of the CervicalCheck scandal.This comes as...
  9. Fine Gael must halt the Vitamin Tax hike.

    Tue Feb 26, 2019 - 08:55 am - Alan Mangan Labour General Election candidate, Alan Mangan has called on Fine Gael to halt the 23% VAT increase on food supplements they are introducing from the 1st March that was sneaked in without any debate i...
  10. Delay to ruling concerning for LGBT community in Kenya

    Mon Feb 25, 2019 - 02:25 pm - Labour Lgbt Labour LGBT has expressed concern regarding the delay to the court ruling on the criminality of homosexuality in Kenya.   Executive member Karl Hayden said; "Labour LGBT notes with concern the del...
  11. Where is Scally’s Second Report? Minister Must Make Statement

    Fri Feb 22, 2019 - 01:11 pm - Alan Kelly TD Labour Health spokesperson Alan Kelly has called on the Minister for Health to make a statement to clarify where the second report by Dr Gabriel Scally is, and when it will be released.Deputy Kelly sa...
  12. Hynes to campaign for housing, safer roads, community and sport facilities

    Fri Feb 22, 2019 - 12:45 pm - Denis Hynes, Local Candidate At the Labour Party convention in Castlecomer Community Hall on Tuesday night, Denis Hynes was selected to contest the local elections, pledging to continue the good work of Cllr Maurice Shortall, and...
  13. 'A Girl from Mogadishu' an inspiration to us all

    Fri Feb 22, 2019 - 11:49 am - Joe Costello Labour representative for Dublin Central, Joe Costello has said the film 'A Girl from Mogadishu' is an inspiration to us all. He said:"The film “A Girl from Mogadishu” is being premiered tonight, ...
  14. Certainty needed on State Aid support in No Deal Brexit

    Fri Feb 22, 2019 - 10:47 am - Joan Burton TD Labour Finance spokesperson Joan Burton TD has called on the Government to clarify the specifics of state aid support that will be available in the event of a no deal Brexit.Deputy Burton said:“The ...
  15. Permanent School sites needed not more Government Press Releases

    Fri Feb 22, 2019 - 08:13 am - Cllr Deirdre Kingston, Local Candidate Labour representative for Dun Laoghaire, Cllr Deirdre Kingston has welcomed the announcement of An Foras Pátrúnachta as the new patron for an eight-classroom school in Booterstown and Blackrock, but...