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  1. Admissions to Schools law serves the elite

    Wed Oct 3, 2018 - 11:43 am - Senator Aodhán Ó Ríordáin Labour Party Education spokesperson, Aodhán Ó Ríordáin, has said the Education (Admissions to Schools) Act 2018 which commenced today gives with one hand and takes with another in terms of equalit...
  2. Minister Ross needs to clear up ambiguity over Dún Laoghaire Harbour Company costs

    Wed Oct 3, 2018 - 10:54 am - Labour Party General Elections candidates for Dún Laoghaire and Dublin Rathdown, Councillor Deirdre Kingston and Councillor Lettie McCarthy, have expressed their concern at Minister Shane Ross’ pla...
  3. For the city to grow and become more accessible Galway City Ring Road is an absolute necessity. - McNelis

    Tue Oct 2, 2018 - 05:05 pm - Niall McNelis, Cllr Mayor of Galway Cllr Niall McNelis has welcomed today's Cabinet announcement of €600 million for the development of the Galway City Ring Road.Speaking today Mayor McNelis said:"This is a very welcom...
  4. Defence has become an afterthought for the Taoiseach - Ryan

    Tue Oct 2, 2018 - 04:32 pm - Brendan Ryan TD Labour spokesperson for Defence, Brendan Ryan TD, has called on the Taoiseach and Minister for Defence Leo Varadkar to share the pending report into the inability of two Irish naval ships to launch th...
  5. HIQA have to be held accountable for lack of referrals of abuse allegations

    Mon Oct 1, 2018 - 11:36 am - Alan Kelly TD Labour Health Spokesperson Alan Kelly TD, has called on Ministers Harris and McGrath to investigate HIQA's handling of abuse allegations. Commenting today Deputy Kelly said:"HIQA have serious questio...
  6. Questions need to be answered over wasteful Health spend

    Fri Sep 28, 2018 - 02:08 pm - Alan Kelly TD Labour Party Health spokesperson and Vice Chair of the Public Accounts Committee, Alan Kelly TD has said serious questions need to be answered about wasteful spend in the Department of Health.Commenti...
  7. "Yet again this government has failed to deliver on housing.

    Fri Sep 28, 2018 - 10:49 am - Senator Kevin Humphreys Labour Senator Kevin Humphreys has criticised Housing Minister and his cabinet colleagues for the failure to get a promised 'fast-track' housing plan off the ground in Poolbeg.Commenting Senator Humph...
  8. Lessons around proper governance have not been learned in Scouting Ireland

    Thu Sep 27, 2018 - 04:45 pm - Sean Sherlock TD Labour Spokesperson on Children and Youth Affairs has welcomed Minister for Children's decision to halt state funding of Scouting Ireland while the current board remains in place. Commenting toda...
  9. Time to deal with the stark reality that faces so many tenants

    Thu Sep 27, 2018 - 11:39 am - Rebecca Moynihan, Cllr Labour Cllr Rebecca Moynihan has today called on Fine Gael to establish a rent registry to ensure new tenants are not victims of price gouging.Cllr. Moynihan said:“Yet again today, we another report...
  10. Banker Pay Cap must stay in place

    Wed Sep 26, 2018 - 04:24 pm - Joan Burton TD Labour Finance spokesperson Joan Burton raised with the Minister for Finance today his plans to commission a report on bankers pay and bonuses as we approach the 10 year anniversary of the blanket ban...
  11. Time to bring back Town Councils

    Wed Sep 26, 2018 - 10:51 am - Brendan Howlin TD Labour Party Leader Brendan Howlin TD has moved a bill today to bring back town councils, as the Dáil will later today debate the Local Government (Restoration of Town Councils) Bill in private membe...
  12. Terrible assaults emphasise the need for educational campaigns surrounding consent.

    Tue Sep 25, 2018 - 06:21 pm - Sean Sherlock TD Labour spokesperson on Justice, and TD for Cork East, Seán Sherlock has called on Minister Mitchell O'Connor to lay out a timeline for the delivery of promised compulsory consent classes in Irish Uni...
  13. No clarity on level of Christmas Bonus from Minister

    Tue Sep 25, 2018 - 04:29 pm - Senator Ged Nash Labour spokesperson on Social Protection Ged Nash has called on Minister Regina Doherty to clarify immediately the level of Christmas Bonus that will be paid to those in receipt of social welfare paym...
  14. Proposal on teacher pay falls short of pay equity

    Tue Sep 25, 2018 - 03:59 pm - Senator Aodhán Ó Ríordáin Labour Party spokesperson on Education Aodhan Ó Ríordáin has criticised the government for their proposal on public sector pay.Commenting today Senator Ó Ríordáin said:“The proposal put forwar...
  15. Howlin engages with British Labour on Irish Brexit concerns

    Mon Sep 24, 2018 - 10:07 am - Brendan Howlin TD Speaking after the first day of his visit to the British Labour Party Conference in Liverpool, Brendan Howlin TD, Leader of the Irish Labour Party spoke about his hope that the British Labour Party wo...