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  1. Home care packages need to play a central role in efficient use of hospital resources

    Thu Jun 13, 2019 - 12:15 pm - Willie Penrose TD The crisis we are discussing was readily predictable. Ireland, like other countries across Europe, is experiencing a rapid demographic change as our population ages. This ageing is set to increase ove...
  2. Mental health of Defence Forces personnel must be prioritised

    Wed Jun 12, 2019 - 04:42 pm - Brendan Ryan TD Labour Spokesperson for Defence Brendan Ryan TD has called on Government to establish a permanent body for the provision of physical and mental healthcare of members of the Defence Forces. In an ...
  3. Time for an All-Ireland Forum to discuss what a unitary Irish State might look like

    Wed Jun 12, 2019 - 11:36 am - Brendan Howlin TD Speaking in the Dáil on Tuesday 11th June during 'Statements on Northern Ireland' Labour Party Leader Brendan Howlin outlined his views on the need for an all-Ireland forum to discuss what a unitary ...
  4. Student accommodation should not be turned into co-living spaces

    Wed Jun 12, 2019 - 10:18 am - Rebecca Moynihan The Labour Party’s Rebecca Moynihan has called for the Department of Housing, Planning and Local Government, to issue stronger planning guidelines on student accommodation to stop purpose built stud...
  5. Failure to implement smoky coal ban is outrageous

    Wed Jun 12, 2019 - 09:47 am - Brendan Howlin TD Labour Party Leader, Brendan Howlin TD, has called the government's position on a smoky coal ban “outrageous” when he raised the issue with the Minister for Climate Action in the Dáil yesterday.D...
  6. Harris needs to give assurance regarding Manchester Lab's work and what actions HSE will now take

    Tue Jun 11, 2019 - 02:17 pm - Alan Kelly TD Responding the second Scally Report, Labour Health spokesperson, Alan Kelly TD, has said there are serious questions to be answered by the HSE and the Department of Health.Deputy Kelly said:...
  7. Action to ban microplastics welcome following Labour Bill

    Tue Jun 11, 2019 - 01:55 pm - Sean Sherlock TD Labour Spokesperson on Climate Change Seán Sherlock has welcomed the long overdue action of the Cabinet today to approve legislation to ban the use of microplastics in Ireland. This follows a commitm...
  8. Health benefits of banning smoky coal can’t be ignored

    Tue Jun 11, 2019 - 08:01 am - Alan Kelly TD Labour Party Health spokesperson Alan Kelly TD has said the Government can no longer continue to ignore the benefits of banning smoky coal.Deputy Kelly said:“A commitment was made in 2015 to impleme...
  9. Trump's politics are not welcome in Ireland

    Thu Jun 6, 2019 - 10:03 am - Senator Aodhán Ó Ríordáin Labour Senator Aodhán Ó Ríordáin has called on all progressives to join the protest against President Trump tonight in Dublin. Protesters are gathering at the Garden of Remembrance at 6 pm.Senator...
  10. Makhlouf appointment should be suspended

    Wed Jun 5, 2019 - 11:19 am - Joan Burton TD Following the announcement of an investigation into the actions of Gabriel Makhlouf while serving as Treasury Secretary in New Zealand, Labour Finance Spokesperson Joan Burton TD has called for the ap...
  11. Bankers pay caps must not be lifted

    Tue Jun 4, 2019 - 01:39 pm - Brendan Howlin TD Labour Party Leader, Brendan Howlin TD, has described the obvious desire of the Government and Minister Donohoe to lift the pay cap in the banks as an issue of ‘totemic’ importance that Labour wil...
  12. Coolock Garda Station photo-op an insult to local communities

    Tue Jun 4, 2019 - 11:09 am - Senator Aodhán Ó Ríordáin Labour Senator Aodhán Ó Ríordáin has described a visit by Minster Charlie Flannagan to Coolock Garda station as a 'self-serving photo opportunity'. Sen. Ó Ríordáin said:"Today's visit by t...
  13. Kelly Slams Crazy HSE Decision to Cap Home Help Hours

    Tue Jun 4, 2019 - 08:41 am - Alan Kelly TD Labour Health Spokesperson, Alan Kelly TD, has called on Minster Harris to find the resources to increase the number of home help assistance hours. This follows the refusal by the HSE to offer any inc...
  14. Statement from Brendan Howlin following meeting with Jeremy Corbyn

    Wed May 29, 2019 - 08:18 pm - Brendan Howlin TD Following a constructive meeting with the leader of the UK Labour Party Jeremy Corbyn, Labour Party Leader Brendan Howlin said he was assured that a no-deal Brexit is off the table.Deputy Howlin said:...
  15. OPW must further extend public consultation time on Phoenix Park Plans and engage with local community

    Wed May 29, 2019 - 02:47 pm - Joan Burton TD Dublin West TD Joan Burton has objected to the extraordinarily brief time allocated for the public consultation for the Phoenix Park Visitor Strategic Review and the limited opportunity for local comm...