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  1. SES devoid of detail on disorderly Brexit Budget plan

    Tue Jun 25, 2019 - 03:22 pm - Joan Burton TD Labour Finance spokesperson Joan Burton has criticised the Summer Economic Statement for being devoid of detail on what approach the Government will take in the event of a no deal Brexit on 31st Octob...
  2. Means-test for carers must be tackled

    Tue Jun 25, 2019 - 01:51 pm - Willie Penrose TD Labour Party Spokesperson for Social Protection, Willie Penrose TD, has called on Minster Doherty to address the issue of means-testing for recipients of carers allowance. This is just one of the prop...
  3. FG stoking healthcare strike rather than seeking resolution

    Tue Jun 25, 2019 - 10:54 am - Alan Kelly TD Labour Party Health spokesperson, Alan Kelly TD, has accused Fine Gael of letting down healthcare workers.Deputy Kelly said:“Healthcare workers with their union SIPTU signed up to a transparent proc...
  4. Change of direction in EU economic policy needed

    Sat Jun 22, 2019 - 01:29 pm - Brendan Howlin TD Reacting to the outcomes of the European Council meeting on Thursday and Friday, leader of the Labour Party, Brendan Howlin TD, said that the new four-party coalition in the European Parliament needs ...
  5. Rollout out of HPV vaccine for boys must be guaranteed

    Fri Jun 21, 2019 - 05:12 pm - Alan Kelly TD Labour Health spokesperson Alan Kelly TD has called on the Minister for Health to guarantee that the HPV vaccine for first year second level boys will be rolled out in September, and that the HSE recr...
  6. Taoiseach must champion a Brexit extension within the EU

    Fri Jun 21, 2019 - 03:06 pm - Brendan Howlin TD Responding to comments by Taoiseach Leo Varadkar that there is “enormous hostility” among European leaders to a Brexit extension, the leader of the Labour Party, Brendan Howlin TD, has called on t...
  7. Time for less talk and more action from FG on climate change

    Fri Jun 21, 2019 - 10:50 am - Brendan Ryan TD Labour TD for Fingal, Brendan Ryan, has called for prioritisation of public transport routes in North County Dublin. Following the publication of government environmental action plan this week, Deputy...
  8. EU Council will determine a shared vision for future of Europe

    Wed Jun 19, 2019 - 04:49 pm - Brendan Howlin TD Statement in advance of the EU Council meeting, 19 June 2019 by Brendan Howlin TD.The European Council meeting on Thursday will bring together the heads of government from across Europe to agree a sha...
  9. Government must honour commitment to healthcare staff

    Tue Jun 18, 2019 - 12:21 pm - The Labour Party The Labour Party’s Alan Kelly TD and Senator Ged Nash have called on the Government to honour their ‘solemn commitment’ to hospital support staff as the country’s acute hospitals prepare for s...
  10. Dublin Agreement tackles main issues Dubliners face

    Mon Jun 17, 2019 - 06:38 pm - The Labour Party Labour Party Councillors have welcomed the publication of the Dublin Agreement.Leader of the Labour group on Dublin City Council, Dermot Lacey said:“The publication of the Dublin agreement is the be...
  11. FG's climate proposals do not add up

    Mon Jun 17, 2019 - 04:25 pm - Sean Sherlock TD Giving an initial reaction to the Government’s climate action plan, the Labour Party member on the Oireachtas committee on climate action, Seán Sherlock TD, said that Fine Gael’s numbers simply d...
  12. Handling of Morrissey case raises serious moral issues for Harris & Varadkar

    Mon Jun 17, 2019 - 11:30 am - Alan Kelly TD Labour Party Health spokesperson, Alan Kelly TD, has criticised the Government over State Claims Agency’s handling of their appeal of the Ruth Morrissey case.Deputy Kelly said:“The handling of the...
  13. FG must stop acting reckless with public finances

    Sun Jun 16, 2019 - 10:21 am - Brendan Howlin TD Speaking in response to Taoiseach Leo Varadkar’s comments on the forthcoming Budget, the leader of the Labour Party, Brendan Howlin TD, called on Fine Gael to stop acting recklessly with the public ...
  14. UK's contradictory position on trade is barrier to orderly Brexit not Ireland

    Fri Jun 14, 2019 - 10:49 am - Brendan Howlin TD Making a further response to the remarks made by Jeffrey Donaldson MP of the DUP, the leader of the Labour Party, Brendan Howlin TD, pointed out that the Brexit dilemma is not the Irish backstop ...
  15. Howlin responds to Donaldson – time to accept responsibility for your own failings

    Thu Jun 13, 2019 - 06:51 pm - Brendan Howlin TD The Leader of the Labour Party, Brendan Howlin TD, has responded to comments made by the DUP’s Jeffrey Donaldson MP at the IIEA this evening.Deputy Howlin said:“The Taoiseach’s position on the b...