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  1. State should purchase and refurbish O'Casey House on North Circular Road

    Tue Jun 23, 2020 - 12:31 pm - Joe Costello The decision by Dublin City Council not to proceed with the purchase of 422 North Circular Road is most disappointing.  It is a semi-derelict house and has been in a poor state of repair for a co...
  2. Sherlock calls for driving tests to be restarted on June 29th

    Fri Jun 19, 2020 - 07:49 pm - Sean Sherlock TD Labour Cork East TD Seán Sherlock has called for driving tests to be restarted on June 29th as part of the acceleration measures announced today. Approximately 30,000 learner drivers remain in limbo....
  3. Aer Lingus job cuts show total disregard for workers’ rights

    Fri Jun 19, 2020 - 04:32 pm - Duncan Smith TD Labour TD for Dublin Fingal, Duncan Smith, has called the cutting of 500 jobs by Aer Lingus a hammer blow for workers and their families and has called the conduct of Aer Lingus as absolutely disgrace...
  4. Decision on number of Junior Ministers must be revisited

    Fri Jun 19, 2020 - 10:39 am - Alan Kelly TD Labour Party Leader, Alan Kelly TD, has said the decision to have 20 ministers of State should be revisited in this economic climate.Deputy Kelly said:“As we face into more uncertain times post-Covi...
  5. Clarification on M20 now needed from Government parties

    Fri Jun 19, 2020 - 09:03 am - Sean Sherlock TD Labour TD for Cork East Sean Sherlock has called on Fine Gael, Fianna Fáil and the Green Party to clarify whether the M20 will proceed over the lifetime of the next Government.Deputy Sherlock was spe...
  6. Government should heed OECD advice and stop cut to €350 PUP

    Thu Jun 18, 2020 - 02:35 pm - Ged Nash TD Responding to the OECD’s Economic Outlook report which shows that the Pandemic Unemployment Payment should not be cut, Labour TD Ged Nash has called on the Government to stop its plans to slash the ...
  7. Statement by Alan Kelly TD on the death of Detective Garda Colm Horkan

    Thu Jun 18, 2020 - 09:38 am - Alan Kelly TD Commenting on the death of Detective Garda Colm Horkan, Labour Party Leader, Alan Kelly TD, said:“Firstly my thoughts are with the family, friends and colleagues of Detective Colm Horkan.“The news...
  8. Shooting of Garda in Roscommon an attack on the community

    Thu Jun 18, 2020 - 06:51 am - Sean Sherlock TD Extending his sympathy to the family, friends and colleagues of the Garda Detective shot in Roscommon last night, Labour Justice spokesperson Seán Sherlock said:“I am shocked, and deeply saddened t...
  9. Ireland must use Security Council to hold powerful to account

    Wed Jun 17, 2020 - 08:39 pm - Brendan Howlin TD Congratulating the Irish Government and all those who contributed to the effort on their successful campaign to win a Security Council seat, Labour spokesperson on Foreign Affairs Brendan Howlin said:...
  10. New Mental Health Policy must be fully resourced

    Wed Jun 17, 2020 - 02:16 pm - Senator Annie Hoey Responding to the publication of the new national mental health policy, Labour Senator Annie Hoey has said that the proposals must be fully resourced to ensure the implementation roadmap is delivered ...
  11. Aer Lingus must reverse job cut proposals

    Tue Jun 16, 2020 - 05:57 pm - Duncan Smith TD Labour TD for Dublin Fingal, Duncan Smith, has called on Aer Lingus to reverse the decision to unilaterally withdraw proposals which were aimed at stopping pay reductions and job losses describing the...
  12. Irish School Meals should be extended over the summer too

    Tue Jun 16, 2020 - 01:01 pm - Aodhán Ó Ríordáin TD Labour Education spokesperson Aodhán Ó Ríordáin has repeated his call for the Government to fund the provision of school meals throughout the summer until schools return in the autumn.It follows t...
  13. Senior Minister needed for Department of Children and Youth Affairs

    Tue Jun 16, 2020 - 12:42 pm - Sean Sherlock TD With ongoing reports that the next Government will combine the Department of Children Youth Affairs with the Department of Education under the control of one Minister, Labour spokesperson Seán Sherlo...
  14. A Shared Future contains good ideas but has many repackaged policies and vague commitments

    Mon Jun 15, 2020 - 04:01 pm - Alan Kelly TD Responding to the publication of a draft Programme for Government called a Shared Future, Labour Party Leader Alan Kelly TD welcomed the significant movement by the two main parties on environmental i...
  15. Our elder population need their own roadmap

    Mon Jun 15, 2020 - 12:21 pm - Senator Mark Wall On World Elder Abuse Awareness Day, Labour Senator Mark Wall has urged the Government to outline in detail a road map for our older population as we all continue to look forward to the easing of the r...