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  1. Taoiseach must stand up for Ireland's national interest

    Fri Jul 20, 2018 - 06:36 pm - Brendan Howlin TD Responding to today's speech by British Prime Minister, Theresa May, Labour Leader Brendan Howlin called on the Taoiseach to stand up for Ireland's national interest.Deputy Howlin said:"Following the ...
  2. A real strategy is needed to deliver social and affordable housing

    Fri Jul 20, 2018 - 11:33 am - Jan O'Sullivan TD Jan O'Sullivan TD, Labour Party spokesperson on Housing, Planning and Local Government. commented today that "Various commentators have concluded that Rebuilding Ireland is failing. Labour agrees. But...
  3. Labour LGBT welcomes gender recognition report

    Thu Jul 19, 2018 - 04:23 pm - Labour Lgbt Labour LGBT welcomes the recommendations of the Gender Recognition Review Report, with its emphasis on equality and self-determination.Co-chair of Labour LGBT Karl Hayden said:“The report is importa...
  4. Exhibition celebrates the lives of revolutionary women

    Thu Jul 19, 2018 - 02:12 pm - Senator Ivana Bacik Commenting on the launch of the exhibition 'Votes for Women: Suffrage and Citizenship' today, Chairperson of the Vótáil 100 Committee, Labour Senator Ivana Bacik encouraged young people to visit the...
  5. Extending HPV vaccine to boys is necessary

    Thu Jul 19, 2018 - 12:18 pm - Alan Kelly TD Labour Party Health spokesperson, Alan Kelly TD, has backed the Irish Cancer Society’s call to extend the HPV vaccine to teenage boys. Deputy Kelly said:“Earlier this year, the Dáil passed my mo...
  6. We need to show leadership on waste reduction

    Thu Jul 19, 2018 - 10:48 am - Senator Ivana Bacik Labour Party Environment spokesperson, Senator Ivana Bacik, has called on the Government to ban non-compostable coffee cups in tandem with introducing the latte levy.This comes as a Recycling List Ire...
  7. Minimum wage must be transformed to a real living wage

    Wed Jul 18, 2018 - 11:51 am - Senator Ged Nash Labour spokesperson on Employment Affairs & Social Protection, Senator Ged Nash, has said that that the National Minimum Wage must be transformed to a real Living Wage of €11.90 per hour.Senator...
  8. Facebook Dispatches proves need for Digital Safety Commissioner

    Wed Jul 18, 2018 - 09:54 am - Sean Sherlock TD Labour Party Justice and Children and Youth Affairs spokesperson, Seán Sherlock TD has urged the Government to reconsider its decision not to appoint a Digital Safety Commissioner in light of the Cha...
  9. Petition launched calling for Citizens' Assembly on religious control of Education

    Tue Jul 17, 2018 - 11:30 am - Senator Aodhán Ó Ríordáin Labour Education spokesperson, Sen. Aodhán Ó Ríordáin has launched a petition seeking support for a Citizens' Assembly to be reconvened to consider changes to our Constitution to address religious...
  10. Rainy Day Fund undermined again

    Mon Jul 16, 2018 - 03:29 pm - Joan Burton TD Labour Finance spokesperson Joan Burton TD has said the news that IBEC also opposes the Government's Rainy Day Fund shows it lacks economic coherence and credibility.Deputy Burton said:"The Labour Par...
  11. IDA must invest in Mullingar and the Midlands

    Mon Jul 16, 2018 - 02:01 pm - Willie Penrose TD Labour TD for Longford Westmeath, Willie Penrose has called on the IDA to ensure it invests in the Midlands as he joined a protest outside their Headquarters at Wilton Place today. Deputy Penrose said...
  12. Thousands of children still waiting for support under Affordable Childcare Scheme

    Fri Jul 13, 2018 - 02:10 pm - Joanna Tuffy Labour local representative Joanna Tuffy has highlighted that an estimated 9,000 children promised support under the Affordable Childcare Scheme nearly two years ago are still waiting, with no confirm...
  13. O’Connor pledges solidarity with Bray Wanderers players and calls on FAI to intervene to ensure wages are paid

    Fri Jul 13, 2018 - 01:34 pm - Jack O'Connor Labour Party Chair and Dáil Candidate for Wicklow, Jack O’Connor has expressed his solidarity with the players of Bray Wanderers in their bid to be paid by the club’s management, and pledged his ...
  14. Labour Party confirms support for re-election of President Michael D Higgins

    Thu Jul 12, 2018 - 05:30 pm - Brendan Howlin TD At a meeting of the Labour Party Executive Board this evening, on the recommendation of the Party Leader it was unanimously agreed that the Party would support the re-election of Michael D Higgins as ...
  15. Ryan calls on Minister to increase qualification thresholds for social housing applicants

    Thu Jul 12, 2018 - 05:10 pm - Brendan Ryan TD Labour TD for Dublin Fingal, Brendan Ryan, has today called on Minister for Housing and Local Government, Eoghan Murphy TD, to increase income thresholds for social housing and to immediately put a ha...