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  1. Senior Health Officials can’t confirm Children’s Hospital spend will not exceed €2bn

    Thu Jan 31, 2019 - 12:17 pm - Alan Kelly TD Following his questioning at today’s meeting of the Public Accounts Committee, Labour Party Health spokesperson and Vice-Chair of the PAC, Alan Kelly TD, has expressed concern that top officials in ...
  2. Penrose welcomes funding for much-needed infrastructure at St. Columba College, Kilucan.

    Wed Jan 30, 2019 - 02:19 pm - Willie Penrose TD Labour Deputy for Longford Westmeath, has warmly welcomed the response by the Department of Education and Skills, to his question to the Minister on the funding required to effect major infrastructure...
  3. Safe staffing needed in our hospitals

    Wed Jan 30, 2019 - 02:00 pm - Alan Kelly TD After meeting nurses on the picket line in University Hospital Limerick, the country’s most consistently overcrowded hospital, Labour Party Health spokesperson, Alan Kelly TD, has called on the Gove...
  4. Dunbrody Famine Ship a worthy recipient of CIÉ Award of Excellence

    Wed Jan 30, 2019 - 11:31 am - Brendan Howlin TD Brendan Howlin, TD for Wexford and Labour Party Leader, has extended his congratulations to the team at the Dunbrody Famine Ship and Irish Immigrant Experience, Co. Wexford. Dunbrody Famine Ship was a...
  5. Taoiseach must hold firm on Backstop

    Wed Jan 30, 2019 - 11:16 am - Brendan Howlin TD Brendan Howlin TD, leader of the Labour Party, reacted to the latest developments in Westminster and called on the Taoiseach to hold firm on Ireland’s need for a legally-binding agreement to keep th...
  6. The future of Northern Ireland after Brexit and the Labour movement there

    Tue Jan 29, 2019 - 07:27 pm - Brendan Howlin TD Speaking at the Politics Society of Trinity College tonight, 29th January, Labour Party Leader Brendan Howlin outlined his views on the future of Northern Ireland after Brexit.In his remarks Deputy Ho...
  7. Referendum on divorce welcome -Bacik

    Tue Jan 29, 2019 - 06:47 pm - Senator Ivana Bacik Labour Justice Spokesperson, Senator Ivana Bacik, has welcomed the government’s decision to hold  a referendum on divorce.  The referendum will ask people to approve an amendment to Article 41....
  8. Students Need Objective and Comprehensive Sex Education

    Tue Jan 29, 2019 - 05:41 pm - Jan O'Sullivan TD Labour TD and Chair of the All Party Oireachtas Group on Sexual and Reproductive Health has described as 'essential' the delivery of objective Sexual Education.Deputy O'Sullivan said;"The recommendati...
  9. Burton introduces Bill to provide legal certainty for informal adoptions

    Tue Jan 29, 2019 - 05:29 pm - Joan Burton TD Labour TD for Dublin West, Joan Burton TD today introduced in the Dáil her Informal Adoptions (Regularisation) Bill 2018 which if passed into law would provide legal certainty following the illegal r...
  10. Minister for Health can't continue to be evasive on NCH overspend

    Tue Jan 29, 2019 - 04:15 pm - Alan Kelly TD Following his questioning at today’s Health Committee, Labour Party Health spokesperson Alan Kelly TD, said that despite layers of oversight, it’s difficult to understand how the overspend of the ...
  11. Small changes to public documentation could have a huge impact on so many lives

    Tue Jan 29, 2019 - 11:09 am - Senator Aodhán Ó Ríordáin Labour Party Education spokesperson Aodhán Ó Ríordáin has launched the Public Sector (Plain Language) Bill 2019 which will require all government departments and public bodies to revert to plain a...
  12. Labour Party selects Dominic Hannigan as MNW European Candidate

    Sun Jan 27, 2019 - 04:59 pm - Dominic Hannigan The Labour Party has selected Dominic Hannigan to contest the Midlands North West constituency in this May’s European ParliamentSpeaking after the convention Hannigan said:"I am delighted to have be...
  13. Labour to select Midlands North West Euro candidate – Sunday 2pm

    Fri Jan 25, 2019 - 05:30 pm - The Labour Party will hold our European Parliament selection convention for the Midlands North West constituency on Sunday 27th January at 2pm in Mullingar Park Hotel, Co Westmeath.One candidate will ...
  14. Questions need to be answered on prioritisation of at-risk women in CervicalCheck testing

    Fri Jan 25, 2019 - 12:03 pm - Alan Kelly TD Vice-Chairperson of the Public Accounts Committee and the Labour Party Health spokesperson, Alan Kelly TD, has said that HSE needs to answer questions on the prioritisation of at-risk women when it co...
  15. Revenue should stop Vitamin Tax

    Fri Jan 25, 2019 - 10:31 am - Brendan Howlin TD Labour Leader Brendan Howlin has called on the Revenue Commissioners to defer the implementation of a 23% increase on food supplements, planned for March 1st until a full review of the decision is...