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  1. Zappone Must Clarify Tusla Accommodation Guidelines

    Mon Apr 1, 2019 - 12:40 pm - Cllr Deirdre Kingston, Local Candidate Labour Spokesperson on Equality Cllr. Deirdre Kingston has called for Minister Zappone to instruct Tusla to use the correct European guidelines for the establishment of accommodation for domestic viol...
  2. National Maternity Strategy too important to be stalled

    Mon Apr 1, 2019 - 11:32 am - Alan Kelly TD Labour Party Health Spokesperson, Alan Kelly TD, has said that the National Maternity Spokesperson must be prioritised by Government.This comes as reports in today’s Irish Times state that the fundi...
  3. CervicalCheck delays forcing women to get private tests

    Sun Mar 31, 2019 - 11:41 am - Alan Kelly TD Labour Party Health spokesperson Alan Kelly TD, has called on Minister Simon Harris to explain to women who have been waiting over 28 weeks for smear test results why women who are paying privately ca...
  4. Metro plans to demolish 8 homes who have not been consulted

    Fri Mar 29, 2019 - 01:48 pm - Senator Kevin Humphreys Labour Senator Kevin Humphreys has declared the planned eviction of eight families and the demolition of eight Local Authority homes on Townsend Street as 'a disgrace' and has called on the Ministers ...
  5. Opportunity there to drive a Green New Deal for Ireland

    Thu Mar 28, 2019 - 07:44 pm - Sean Sherlock TD Speaking in relation to the report of the Climate Action Committee, the Labour Party’s member on the committee Seán Sherlock TD welcomed the strong cross-party co-operation in writing the Committee...
  6. FG need to change their ideological approach to housing

    Thu Mar 28, 2019 - 10:32 am - Brendan Howlin TD Speaking in relation to the shocking rise of homelessness beyond 10,000, the leader of the Labour Party, Brendan Howlin TD, challenged Minister Eoghan Murphy’s ideological rigidity.Deputy Howlin sai...
  7. Restoring Town Councils will be a local election issue

    Wed Mar 27, 2019 - 07:21 pm - Brendan Howlin TD Speaking in advance of the committee scrutiny of Labour’s Bill to restore Town Councils, leader of the Labour Party Brendan Howlin TD called on people in towns across Ireland to support the restorat...
  8. Over 10,000 Homeless - FG Housing Policy has failed

    Wed Mar 27, 2019 - 06:19 pm - Jan O'Sullivan TD Labour Housing Spokesperson Jan O'Sullivan TD, has expressed continued frustration at the record level of homelessness with over 10,000 people without a home, and the number of children homeless incre...
  9. We are facing the real prospect of a ‘no deal’ Brexit

    Wed Mar 27, 2019 - 04:36 pm - Brendan Howlin TD Dáil Statement by Brendan Howlin on post-EU Council Statement, 27 March 2019When it comes to our statements on EU Council business, we might be better served in having separate Brexit statements and ...
  10. HSE should not make CervicalCheck commitments if they can't keep them

    Wed Mar 27, 2019 - 04:17 pm - Alan Kelly TD Responding to the news that only 7% of re-submitted CervicalCheck smear test results have been carried out, Labour Health spokesperson Alan Kelly TD, has said that the HSE must honour their commitment...
  11. Time to reform the Leaving Certificate

    Wed Mar 27, 2019 - 11:17 am - Senator Aodhán Ó Ríordáin Labour Party Education spokesperson, Aodhán Ó Ríordáin, has called on the Government to consider and implement proposals to assess the Leaving Cert over two years.Senator Ó Ríordáin said:“Ane...
  12. Ireland falling behind when it comes to accessing new cancer medicines

    Tue Mar 26, 2019 - 04:25 pm - Alan Kelly TD Labour Party Health spokesperson, Alan Kelly TD, has said the Government must do more to end delays to cancer patients accessing new cancer drugs and treatments.Deputy Kelly said:“It is a disgrace t...
  13. €500 Million No Deal Brexit Jobs Fund Needed

    Mon Mar 25, 2019 - 03:56 pm - Brendan Howlin TD As the EU Commission prepares for a no deal Brexit, Labour Party Leader Brendan Howlin TD called on Fine Gael to allocate €500 million to a jobs fund if the UK crashes out of the EU without a deal i...
  14. Penalties in law needed to tackle bogus self-employment

    Mon Mar 25, 2019 - 03:32 pm - Senator Ged Nash Labour spokesperson on Employment Affairs, Senator Ged Nash has said it is essential that legislation to tackle bogus self-employment is progressed this week, and that the Fine Gael government can no ...
  15. NAMA properties should be transferred to Local Authorities

    Fri Mar 22, 2019 - 10:25 am - Jan O'Sullivan TD Labour Housing Spokesperson Jan O'Sullivan TD is calling for the 1300 houses currently leased by NAMA to local authorities and housing agencies to be transferred to local authorities an...