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  1. HSE must introduce HPV vaccine catch up programme for boys

    Fri Oct 25, 2019 - 11:35 am - Alan Kelly TD Labour Party Health spokesperson, Alan Kelly TD, has that parents are shouldering an unfair cost burden for boys to receive the HPV vaccine and that a catch up programme must be implementedDeputy Kell...
  2. Rail users fall victim to Ross' indecision on carriages

    Fri Oct 25, 2019 - 11:18 am - Senator Kevin Humphreys Labour Transport spokesperson Kevin Humphreys has criticised the Government for continuously stalling the decision to purchase 41 extra rail car carriages for Irish Rail.Senator Humphreys said:“As t...
  3. FG MEPs wrong to vote against search and rescue motion

    Fri Oct 25, 2019 - 11:03 am - Senator Aodhán Ó Ríordáin Labour Senator Aodhán Ó Ríordáin has criticised the decision by Fine Gael MEPs to vote against a Socialists and Democrats resolution in the European Parliament to ramp up search and rescue efforts...
  4. European approval welcome on Ireland's bid to ban microbeads

    Thu Oct 24, 2019 - 02:05 pm - Sean Sherlock TD Reacting to the announcement that the European Commission has given approval for Ireland to ban microbeads in personal care and cleaning products, Labour TD Seán Sherlock said:“I welcome news from ...
  5. Govt must now honour Labour motion to keep broadband in public ownership

    Thu Oct 24, 2019 - 01:25 pm - Sean Sherlock TD Labour TD Seán Sherlock has welcomed the overwhelming majority given to the party's motion to keep Ireland's broadband network in public ownership.The motion, which was debated during Private Members...
  6. National Broadband Plan has been dogged by confusion and underestimation of costs

    Thu Oct 24, 2019 - 10:29 am - Willie Penrose TD I am from the heart of rural Ireland, Ballynacargy, and I am acutely aware of the vital importance of the delivery of broadband to many hundreds of people who reside in areas like Rathowen, Legan, Bal...
  7. We can deliver rural broadband without trapping future generations into excessive costs

    Wed Oct 23, 2019 - 05:16 pm - Brendan Howlin TD A well-regulated market economy requires a strong regulator and genuine competition among multiple enterprises.But when it comes to network infrastructure, whether an electricity grid or, as in this c...
  8. If we are investing €3bn in delivering rural broadband it should remain in public hands

    Wed Oct 23, 2019 - 05:13 pm - Sean Sherlock TD Ceann Comhairle,I move the motion.I am sharing time with my colleague Brendan Howlin.The Labour Party believes that if the Government is to spend over €2.9 billion of public money on a broadband net...
  9. Montague welcomes award for Strive Ballymun

    Wed Oct 23, 2019 - 03:47 pm - Andrew Montague Labour spokesperson on Community Affairs, Andrew Montague has welcomed the recognition given to Strive Ballymun where they will receive the Public Protection award from the Confederation of European P...
  10. Howlin concern at double jobs blow in under 48 hours

    Wed Oct 23, 2019 - 12:04 pm - Brendan Howlin TD Labour Party leader Brendan Howlin TD, has expressed serious concern about the major job losses announced in the South-West in the past 48 hours at Novartis and Molex.Deputy Howlin, who raised the iss...
  11. Moynihan appalled at brazen attack on tourists

    Wed Oct 23, 2019 - 11:53 am - Rebecca Moynihan Labour Councillor in Dublin's South West Inner-City Rebecca Moynihan has expressed her shock at the appalling attack on two tourists near the Guinness Storehouse.Cllr Moynihan said: “Like anyon...
  12. 13% increase in October trolley numbers is a worrying trend for winter months

    Wed Oct 23, 2019 - 10:55 am - Alan Kelly TD Labour Party Health spokesperson, Alan Kelly TD, has said Minister Harris needs to make it his business to publish the Winter Initiative this week.Deputy Kelly said:“While Brexit and other issues ha...
  13. Novartis Job Losses Huge Shock for Cork Pharma Sector

    Wed Oct 23, 2019 - 07:45 am - Sean Sherlock TD Cork T.D. Seán Sherlock said the decision by Novartis to half the number of jobs at their Ringaskiddy Plant is a ‘hammer blow’ for the Cork region and following the Movil announcement in Shannon ...
  14. Molex workers collateral damage in US China Trade War

    Tue Oct 22, 2019 - 04:11 pm - Jan O'Sullivan TD Reacting to the announcement that up to 500 jobs will go at Molex Ireland in Shannon by the end of 2020, Labour TD for Limerick Jan O’Sullivan said:“This news is a devastating blow to the hundreds...
  15. CervicalCheck apology is beginning of a healing process

    Tue Oct 22, 2019 - 02:15 pm - Alan Kelly TD In April 2018, when Vicky Phelan stood outside the High Court following her decision not to sign a confidentiality agreement regarding her case, she changed Irish healthcare provision forever. Her cam...