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  1. Statement by Brendan Ryan TD on General Election

    Wed Jan 8, 2020 - 08:30 pm - Brendan Ryan TD At a meeting of the Labour constituency executive in Dublin Fingal tonight, Brendan Ryan TD has announced that he will not be contesting the upcoming General Election.Deputy Ryan said:“It has been a...
  2. An Bord Pleanála decision on Brady's a planning disaster

    Wed Jan 8, 2020 - 06:27 pm - Joan Burton TD Decision on Brady’s a disaster which dismantles responsible planning and promotes substandard housingDecision caused by Minister Murphy’s new planning rules which facilitate developersJoan Burton ...
  3. Government failing Midlands as Enterprise Ireland supported jobs lost

    Wed Jan 8, 2020 - 02:06 pm - Alan Mangan Labour candidate for Longford-Westmeath Alan Mangan has criticised the Fine Gael Government, for its ongoing failure to deliver jobs and investment in the Midlands, with the latest report from Enterpr...
  4. National Conversation needed on the future direction of Childcare Policy

    Wed Jan 8, 2020 - 11:10 am - Sean Sherlock TD Speaking in relation to the current looming crisis in the childcare sector, and the possibility of a 24-hour strike, Labour Party spokesperson on Children and Youth Affairs, Seán Sherlock TD,  h...
  5. Coveney takes unprecedented vow of silence on Iranian crisis – not the stuff of a country aspiring to security council membership

    Wed Jan 8, 2020 - 10:43 am - Brendan Howlin TD Labour Party Leader Brendan Howlin has described the Government and Minister Simon Coveney’s failure to make any meaningful comment on events unfolding in the Gulf as extremely disappointing for a G...
  6. Planning Application real cause of concern for Iveagh Markets

    Mon Jan 6, 2020 - 03:16 pm - Rebecca Moynihan Labour Party representative for Dublin South Central. Rebecca Moynihan, has said it is time for Dublin City Council to make moves on the ownership of the Iveagh Markets.Councillor Moynihan said:“It ...
  7. O’Sullivan says opening of 60 bed unit in 2020 can’t be just a pre-election stunt

    Mon Jan 6, 2020 - 12:31 pm - Jan O'Sullivan TD Limerick Labour T.D Jan O'Sullivan is calling on the Health Minister to be crystal clear on the timeline for the opening of the 60 bed modular unit at UHL.Deputy O’Sullivan said:“Minister Harris m...
  8. Time for Fine Gael to end hospital recruitment ban

    Mon Jan 6, 2020 - 12:08 pm - Alan Kelly TD Labour Party Health spokesperson, Alan Kelly TD, has said it is time for the Government to end their recruitment ban in our hospitals.This comes as 760 patients have been reported to be on trolleys by...
  9. New Climate Law is a pre-election PR effort

    Mon Jan 6, 2020 - 11:53 am - Sean Sherlock TD Labour Climate spokesperson Seán Sherlock TD has criticised the latest Government PR effort on climate as failing to provide real powers to the re-jigged Climate Council, or take the strong action ne...
  10. Budget could have increased SW payments

    Sun Jan 5, 2020 - 04:06 pm - Brendan Howlin TD Howlin says denial of cost of living increase for pensioners revealed as ‘mean’ in light of budget surplus increase in Exchequer ReturnsLabour Party Leader, Brendan Howlin TD, said today that the ...
  11. Howlin condemns US assassinations of Iranian and Iraqi Leaders

    Sat Jan 4, 2020 - 12:44 pm - Brendan Howlin TD Reacting to the assassination by US air strike of Iranian commander Qasem Soleimani and Iraqi paramilitary chief Abu Mahdi al-Muhandis, the leader of the Labour Party, Brendan Howlin TD, condemned the...
  12. Record tax take but Government is failing to solve problems

    Fri Jan 3, 2020 - 05:25 pm - Joan Burton TD Responding to the end of year Exchequer returns, Labour Finance spokesperson Joan Burton said:“The government has taken in a record amount of tax in 2019.“It’s hard to contemplate this as the sa...
  13. Trinity Docks Development must include housing

    Fri Jan 3, 2020 - 02:32 pm - Senator Kevin Humphreys Labour Senator Kevin Humphreys while welcoming the proposals from Trinity College that would develop a new tech innovation hub at their Grand Canal Dock site, warned that it must include provision for...
  14. Gov and HSE fail to provide promised beds for UHL

    Fri Jan 3, 2020 - 11:35 am - Alan Kelly TD Labour Party Health spokesperson, Alan Kelly TD has described further delays to the provision of 60 extra beds in University Hospital Limerick as unacceptable.Deputy Kelly said:“According to media r...
  15. We will miss Marian Finucane

    Fri Jan 3, 2020 - 10:28 am - Joan Burton TD Expressing her sadness on the sudden death of broadcaster Marian Finucane, Joan Burton said:"Polite, intelligent, determined interviewers like Marian Finucane are without doubt the most challenging an...