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  1. Urgent response needed to psychiatric unit conditions in Waterford

    Fri Nov 1, 2019 - 09:54 am - Alan Kelly TD Labour Party Health spokesperson Alan Kelly TD has called on the HSE to urgently respond to appalling conditions in the psychiatric unit in University Hospital Waterford.Deputy Kelly said:“As report...
  2. Govt failing to get to grips with housing and homelessness crisis

    Thu Oct 31, 2019 - 01:24 pm - Jan O'Sullivan TD Reacting to the latest homelessness figures, Labour Housing spokesperson, Jan O’Sullivan TD, said:"Unfortunately, today’s homelessness figures , which show another 25 children are now living in em...
  3. Bespoke plan needed to tackle trolley chaos in University Hospital Limerick

    Thu Oct 31, 2019 - 01:13 pm - The Labour Party Labour TDs for the Mid West region, Alan Kelly TD and Jan O’Sullivan TD have said Fine Gael are doing the people of the Midwest a disservice when it comes to dealing with overcrowding at University ...
  4. Auto-enrolment Pension Scheme must remain in State control

    Thu Oct 31, 2019 - 12:36 pm - Joan Burton TD Labour Finance spokesperson, Joan Burton TD,  has called on the Government to ensure the newly announced auto-enrolment pension scheme remains in State control.Deputy Burton raised concern that p...
  5. Rail carriage order delay pushed up cost

    Wed Oct 30, 2019 - 04:59 pm - Senator Kevin Humphreys Reacting to the announcement today that the Government has approved the purchase of 41 extra rail carriages, Labour Transport spokesperson Kevin Humphreys highlighted the 50% increase in cost, and the...
  6. Maher slams Fine Gael opposition to Cork social housing

    Wed Oct 30, 2019 - 03:00 pm - John Maher Labour Cork City Cllr John Maher has criticised comments by a Fine Gael Councillor against a social housing development in Montenotte as stereotypical of a party out of touch with the reality on the g...
  7. Payment for patient advocates issue must be resolved

    Wed Oct 30, 2019 - 12:15 pm - Alan Kelly TD Labour Party Health spokesperson, Alan Kelly TD, has pressed the Minister for Health to deliver on payments for patient advocates.Deputy Kelly said:“Minister Harris must make good on his promise to ...
  8. Smith stands with Swords SK Biotek workers

    Wed Oct 30, 2019 - 11:59 am - Cllr Duncan Smith Labour Party by-election candidate for Fingal, Councillor Duncan Smith, has called for meaningful engagement in the SK Biotek dispute.Councillor Smith said:“This morning I visited the SK Biotek pick...
  9. Strategic Housing Development rules must be scrapped

    Wed Oct 30, 2019 - 09:56 am - Jan O'Sullivan TD Labour Housing spokesperson Jan O’Sullivan TD has called on the Minister to admit that the removal of planning functions from Councils to An Bord Pleanála for strategic housing developments of 100 ...
  10. A November election will focus on FG policy failures

    Tue Oct 29, 2019 - 04:38 pm - Brendan Howlin TD Reacting to the likely general election in the UK, the leader of the Labour Party, Brendan Howlin TD, said that Leo Varadkar will feel that this gives him the opportunity to seek a general election in...
  11. Free contraception scheme must benefit all not just a chosen few

    Tue Oct 29, 2019 - 02:16 pm - Jan O'Sullivan TD Labour Party TD for Limerick City, Jan O’Sullivan has said only providing free contraception to young women aged 17-24 is the wrong approach.Deputy O’Sullivan said:“I welcome that a report has f...
  12. Dún Laoghaire needs a public bike scheme

    Mon Oct 28, 2019 - 10:59 am - Cllr Juliet O'Connell Labour Cllr for Dún Laoghaire, Juliet O’Connell has said the recent failure of the Bleeper bike scheme in the town and county shows the urgent need for a public bike scheme as Labour pioneered in D...
  13. Howlin Calls on Macron to Allow a Long Extension of the UK’s EU Membership

    Sat Oct 26, 2019 - 11:10 am - Brendan Howlin TD Speaking in relation to the pending decision by European leaders to extend the UK’s membership of the EU, the leader of the Labour Party, Brendan Howlin TD, called on President Macron of France to r...
  14. Minister for Justice must act to resolve Go Safe strike

    Fri Oct 25, 2019 - 04:20 pm - Brendan Howlin TD With a planned 72-hour strike action by staff operating Go Safe speed camera vans starting tomorrow morning, Labour Party leader, Brendan Howlin TD has called on the Minister for Justice to clarify if...
  15. More action needed to address human trafficking

    Fri Oct 25, 2019 - 01:18 pm - Senator Ivana Bacik Labour Party Senator Ivana Bacik has called for stronger Government action to address human trafficking.It comes as investigations continue into the discovery of the bodies of 39 people in the back of...