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  1. Better work-life balance for workers is possible

    Thu Nov 22, 2018 - 12:53 pm - Senator Ged Nash Labour Party Employment spokesperson, Ged Nash, has said we must examine working time legislation and its relationship to productivity as the world of work changes.This follows the Fórsa Trade Union ...
  2. New Maternity Hospital must be in public ownership

    Thu Nov 22, 2018 - 11:16 am - Alan Kelly TD Labour Spokesperson on Health, Alan Kelly TD, has reiterated his opposition to the National Maternity Hospital being run with a Catholic ethos, or under the influence of any religious order.Commenting...
  3. Speech by Brendan Howlin TD on Dail Brexit motion

    Wed Nov 21, 2018 - 04:44 pm - Brendan Howlin TD Brexit revealed the very serious inability of our public discourse to deal with complex issues, such as what is entailed by membership of the EU. Looking back over the last five decades, the British ...
  4. Traffic chaos in urban areas in lead up to Christmas.

    Wed Nov 21, 2018 - 10:59 am - Senator Kevin Humphreys Labour Transport spokesperson, Senator Kevin Humphreys has said that the city centre traffic chaos over the last few days shows once again the urgent need for the reinstatement of Operation Freeflow.S...
  5. Welcome the review of sex offence trials

    Wed Nov 21, 2018 - 10:14 am - Senator Ivana Bacik Labour Senator Ivana Bacik has welcomed the publication of the Gillen Review into the trial of serious sexual offences in Northern Ireland.Speaking today Senator Bacik said: “It is very positive ...
  6. Lack for decency for renters

    Mon Nov 19, 2018 - 02:38 pm - Jan O'Sullivan TD Labour spokesperson on Housing Jan O’Sullivan TD has expressed horror at landlords expecting tenants to share a bed with a stranger.Commenting today Deputy O’Sullivan said;“Stories in the news ...
  7. We must do more to tackle stigma around men's mental heath

    Mon Nov 19, 2018 - 02:01 pm - Alan Kelly TD Speaking on International Men’s Day, Labour Party Health spokesperson, Alan Kelly TD, has said we must do more to tackle the stigma around men’s mental health.Deputy Kelly said:"Rates of young men...
  8. Government should implement report recommendations on childhood obesity

    Thu Nov 15, 2018 - 02:28 pm - Sean Sherlock TD Labour spokesperson on Children, Sean Sherlock TD, has called on the government to implement the recommendations of the Oireachtas Committee on Children report into Childhood obesity. Speaking today ...
  9. Wexford home help waiting lists totally unacceptable

    Wed Nov 14, 2018 - 02:40 pm - Brendan Howlin TD Labour Party Leader, and TD for Wexford Brendan Howlin has called on the Department of Health and HSE to ensure sufficient resources are put in place to clear the waiting lists for home help supports....
  10. Zappone must act on findings of HIQA reports on special care units for children.

    Wed Nov 14, 2018 - 12:56 pm - Sean Sherlock TD Labour Spokesperson on Children, Sean Sherlock TD, has called on Minister Katherine Zappone to outline what actions will be taken to address the issues raised in reports by HIQA into special care unit...
  11. Labour Youth marks Gender Pay Gap Day

    Tue Nov 13, 2018 - 04:12 pm - Labour Youth Today, Labour Youth marks Ireland’s Gender Pay Gap day - the day after which women effectively stop earning due to Ireland’s 13.9% gender pay gap.  Speaking on the significance of this day, Labo...
  12. Gender Pay Gap means women working for free until Jan 2019

    Tue Nov 13, 2018 - 09:12 am - Senator Ivana Bacik The Labour Party Seanad Leader Ivana Bacik, has called on the Government to use Labour Party legislation which has already passed all stages in the Seanad to introduce Gender Pay Gap reporting mechani...
  13. Rent Pressure Zones are clearly not working

    Mon Nov 12, 2018 - 10:13 am - Jan O'Sullivan TD Labour spokesperson on Housing Jan O'Sullivan TD, has called for nationwide control on rents which are linked to the cost of living. Speaking today Deputy O'Sullivan;"Two years on from the legislatio...
  14. NTA making city center travel more inaccessible.

    Fri Nov 9, 2018 - 12:29 pm - Senator Kevin Humphreys Labour Spokesperson on Transport, Senator Kevin Humphreys has accused the NTA of making public transport more expensive at a time when we need to encourage public transport use. Speaking today Senator...
  15. Bacik calls on Tanaiste to raise issue of Journalists’ Arrest

    Fri Nov 9, 2018 - 10:56 am - Senator Ivana Bacik Labour Senator Ivana Bacik today called on the Tanaiste Simon Coventry to raise with the British government the case of the arrest in Belfast in August of two journalists and members of the NUJ, B...