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  1. Labour Youth welcomes progress on Bogus Self Employment Bill

    Thu Mar 1, 2018 - 02:07 pm - Labour Youth #EndBogusSelfEmploymentLabour Youth has welcomed the progress yesterday in the Seanad where Senator Ged Nash's proposed law to tackle Bogus Self Employment passed to committee stage.Labour Youth Chair...
  2. Department must make a decision now on school closures

    Wed Feb 28, 2018 - 11:40 am - Senator Aodhán Ó Ríordáin Labour Party Education spokesperson Aodhán Ó Ríordáin has called on the Department of Education to make a speedy response to latest weather warnings.Senator Ó Ríordáin said:“The hands-off app...
  3. Penrose welcomes doubling of fuel allowance

    Wed Feb 28, 2018 - 11:04 am - Willie Penrose TD Labour spokesperson on Rural and Community Affairs, Willie Penrose TD, has welcomed confirmation from the Social Protection Minister that the fuel allowance will be doubled this week due to the weathe...
  4. Humphreys praises public transport workers as Beast from the East hits Dublin

    Wed Feb 28, 2018 - 10:50 am - Senator Kevin Humphreys Labour spokesperson on Transport Senator Kevin Humphreys has paid tribute to Dublin Bus drivers and other public transport workers who are keeping the city moving during the snowy conditions.Senator H...
  5. Howlin seeks Dáil rule change on Department PR spend

    Tue Feb 27, 2018 - 04:28 pm - Brendan Howlin TD Labour Party Leader, Brendan Howlin has today written to Leaders and groups in Dáil Éireann seeking their support and input on a proposed change to Dáil committee rules to ensure TDs would pre-appr...
  6. Urgent action needed to tackle homelessness crisis- O'Sullivan

    Tue Feb 27, 2018 - 04:12 pm - Jan O'Sullivan TD Labour Housing spokesperson, Jan O’Sullivan TD, has said the Government is not doing enough to address the homelessness crisis, with the latest official figures showing a rise in the number of homel...
  7. Penrose backs calls for doubling of fuel allowance during cold weather

    Tue Feb 27, 2018 - 11:47 am - Willie Penrose TD Labour spokesperson on Rural and Community Affairs, Willie Penrose TD, has said older people in rural communities need assurances that they can heat their homes for the duration of the cold snap witho...
  8. Double fuel allowance for older people during cold snap

    Tue Feb 27, 2018 - 10:17 am - Senator Ged Nash Labour spokesperson on Social Protection, Senator Ged Nash, has called for the fuel allowance to be doubled for older people this week in light of the forecast snow and freezing temperatures.Senator N...
  9. Statement by Joe Costello on the verdict in Kehoe Vs RTE defamation case

    Mon Feb 26, 2018 - 07:48 pm - Joe Costello I note with interest the outcome of the case of Kehoe Vs RTE.I would like to express my disappointment that a specific level of responsibility has been apportioned to me. I am at loss to understand w...
  10. Corbyn decision on Customs Union welcome

    Mon Feb 26, 2018 - 05:56 pm - Brendan Howlin TD Labour Party Leader Brendan Howlin has welcomed the announcement today by Jeremy Corbyn, that the UK Labour Party would seek a permanent Customs Union with the EU, and called again for Sinn Féin MPs ...
  11. PTSB should provide more information on mortgage sell off

    Mon Feb 26, 2018 - 04:56 pm - Joan Burton TD Labour spokesperson on Finance, Joan Burton TD has called on PTSB, given its refusal to attend the Oireachtas Finance Committee, to provide more information on the mortgages it proposes to sell off, i...
  12. Time for Ireland to close the Gender Pay Gap

    Mon Feb 26, 2018 - 03:28 pm - Deirdre Kingston, Cllr Labour spokesperson on Equality and General Election candidate in Dun Laoghaire, Cllr Deirdre Kingston, has said that the gender pay gaps revealed at two major British banks over the past week highlig...
  13. Action needed following latest HIQA child services report

    Mon Feb 26, 2018 - 03:24 pm - Sean Sherlock TD Labour spokesperson on Children and Youth Affairs, Seán Sherlock TD, has called for the Minister for Children and Youth Affairs, Katherine Zappone to take action to address several major non-complian...
  14. Dept of Taoiseach should be brought before PAC on Ireland 2040 advertising

    Mon Feb 26, 2018 - 01:42 pm - Alan Kelly TD Vice Chairperson of the Public Accounts Committee, Alan Kelly TD has called on the Department of the Taoiseach to come before the Public Accounts Committee to face questioning on the spending by the S...
  15. UK Customs Union membership could hinge on SF support

    Sun Feb 25, 2018 - 05:30 pm - Brendan Howlin TD As the UK Labour Party prepares to commit to continued participation in a customs union with the EU, Labour Party Leader Brendan Howlin has highlighted that the vote in Westminister could hinge on the...