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  1. Penrose concerned over possible job losses at Bórd na Móna

    Fri Sep 27, 2019 - 05:42 pm - Willie Penrose TD Labour TD for Longford-Westmeath, Willie Penrose, has said every effort must be made to avoid job cuts at Bórd na Móna.Deputy Penrose said:“I’m extremely concerned to hear from the Group of Unio...
  2. Justice Minister must ensure speed cameras are in operation this weekend

    Fri Sep 27, 2019 - 01:17 pm - Brendan Howlin TD Speaking ahead of the planned 24-hour strike action by staff operating speed camera vans tomorrow morning, Labour Party leader, Brendan Howlin TD has said the Minister for Justice is responsible for d...
  3. Unaffordable childcare failing families

    Fri Sep 27, 2019 - 07:41 am - Sean Sherlock TD Commenting on the latest official figures on the cost of childcare here, Labour spokesperson on Children and Youth Affairs, Deputy Sean Sherlock said:“These figures highlight how working families ar...
  4. Green light needed for purchase of additional InterCity rail carriages

    Thu Sep 26, 2019 - 02:25 pm - Senator Kevin Humphreys Labour spokesperson on Transport, Senator Kevin Humphreys, has called on Cabinet to urgently approve of the purchase of additional InterCity railcar carriages for Iaranród Éireann.Senator Humphreys ...
  5. Huge Brexit risks for Ireland over coming weeks

    Thu Sep 26, 2019 - 11:10 am - Brendan Howlin TD Returning after four days at the UK Labour Conference in Brighton, during another dramatic week in British politics, the leader of the Labour Party, Brendan Howlin TD, welcomed the solidarity of the B...
  6. Department must listen to schools and parents on special needs education

    Thu Sep 26, 2019 - 10:57 am - Joan Burton TD Contribution by Joan Burton TD to Dáil debate on special needs education:"I would like to especially thank parents in Dublin West who over the past year have mounted a series of public campaigns thro...
  7. No relief for hard-pressed renters

    Thu Sep 26, 2019 - 09:42 am - Jan O'Sullivan TD Responding to the latest rental report from the RTB, Labour Housing spokesperson, Jan O’Sullivan TD, commented:“These latest figures show the cost of rent in parts of the country has now gone way ...
  8. Stardust families deserve a swift & thorough inquest

    Wed Sep 25, 2019 - 07:48 pm - Senator Aodhán Ó Ríordáin Labour Party representative for Dublin Bay North, Aodhán Ó Ríordáin, has welcomed the Government’s decision to hold fresh inquests for the 48 victims of the 1981 Stardust fire tragedy.Senator Ó...
  9. Dublin's cultural spaces should not be sacrificed for more hotels

    Wed Sep 25, 2019 - 03:59 pm - Rebecca Moynihan Labour Party spokesperson on Community Arts, Rebecca Moynihan, has said that cultural spaces in Dublin should not be sacrificed for more hotels.Councillor Moynihan said:“There has been way too many ...
  10. Govt failing to act on air pollution

    Wed Sep 25, 2019 - 02:42 pm - Joan Burton TD Labour TD for Dublin West, Joan Burton, has accused the Government of being all talk and no action when it comes to tackling air pollution.The comments come as the latest report from the EPA said part...
  11. Game changer for a People’s Vote on Brexit

    Tue Sep 24, 2019 - 06:59 pm - Brendan Howlin TD Speaking at the UK Labour Conference in Brighton, the leader of the Labour Party, Brendan Howlin TD welcomed the change in British Labour policy that may prevent the UK exit from the EU. Deputy H...
  12. Minister must legislate for Exclusion Zones at hospitals and clinics

    Tue Sep 24, 2019 - 02:35 pm - Senator Ivana Bacik Labour Party Senator Ivana Bacik has called for Exclusion Zones around hospitals and clinics to be prioritised in the upcoming Dáil term.The comments come ahead of six weeks of planned protests by an...
  13. 4 day week campaign gains momentum

    Tue Sep 24, 2019 - 01:23 pm - Senator Ged Nash Commenting from the UK Labour Party Conference, Labour Party Employment Affairs spokesperson, Ged Nash, has welcomed the British Labour Party’s proposals on a four day working week. Senator Nash sai...
  14. Broadband network must be publicly owned

    Tue Sep 24, 2019 - 10:45 am - Sean Sherlock TD Labour Communications spokesperson Seán Sherlock has today published a bill that would ensure the national broadband network that the state will fund with €2.9 billion of public funds would remain ...
  15. Irish Labour want to see the UK remain in and fully engaged in the EU

    Tue Sep 24, 2019 - 09:01 am - Brendan Howlin TD Prepared remarks by Labour Party Leader Brendan Howlin TD for the annual Ulster Fry breakfast at UK Labour Party Conference. Thank you for the opportunity to speak to you today. I always enjoy attendi...