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  1. Action needed to restore trust of patients in waiting list system

    Fri Nov 10, 2017 - 01:42 pm - Alan Kelly TD Labour Health spokesperson Alan Kelly TD, has said action is needed to ensure best practice is observed in the management of hospital waiting lists to restore the trust of patients in the system that ...
  2. Full Dail debate needed on Paradise Papers

    Thu Nov 9, 2017 - 05:35 pm - Joan Burton TD The revelations from the Paradise Papers highlight once again the need for a Standing Commission on Taxation in order to tackle tax avoidance, according to Labour Finance spokesperson Joan Burton as s...
  3. Arts funding must be contingent on harassment training

    Thu Nov 9, 2017 - 04:18 pm - Rebecca Moynihan, Cllr Labour Party spokesperson on Community Arts, Councillor Rebecca Moynihan, has welcomed measures to tackle harassment in the Arts industry announced by the Minister for Arts.Councillor Moynihan said:â€...
  4. Government must show positive action on rural post offices - Penrose

    Thu Nov 9, 2017 - 12:04 pm - Willie Penrose TD Labour Party spokesperson on Rural and Community Affairs, Willie Penrose TD, has said that the Government must give clarity around the future of the Post Office network.Deputy Penrose said:“There is...
  5. Women should be on equal footing with men in the workplace- Kingston

    Thu Nov 9, 2017 - 11:53 am - Deirdre Kingston, Cllr Labour spokesperson on Equality, Councillor Deirdre Kingston, has said the controversy surrounding John Halligan’s interview questions highlights that despite some progress, there is still a level o...
  6. Part time Detective Inspector for ODCE not good enough

    Thu Nov 9, 2017 - 09:00 am - Brendan Howlin TD Following questions to the Taoiseach in the Dáil it was confirmed to Labour Party Leader Brendan Howlin that the vacancy in a position of Garda Detective Inspector in the Office of the Director of Co...
  7. Taoiseach's confidence on Brexit tough to explain- Howlin

    Wed Nov 8, 2017 - 05:38 pm - Brendan Howlin TD Labour leader and party spokesperson on Foreign Affairs, Brendan Howlin TD, has queried the basis for the Taoiseach’s assertion that the Brexit talks could progress beyond the initial stage followin...
  8. Minister Halligan should consider his position

    Wed Nov 8, 2017 - 05:13 pm - Sean Sherlock TD Speaking ahead of the debate this evening in the Dáil on the Equality (Miscellaneous Provisions) Bill 2017, Labour spokesperson on Justice, Seán Sherlock TD, has called on Minister John Halligan to ...
  9. Portlaoise A&E must not be downgraded - Wall

    Wed Nov 8, 2017 - 04:31 pm - Mark Wall, Cllr Labour Party General Election candidate for Kildare South Councillor Mark Wall, has called on the Minister for Health to ensure that there is no downgrading of Accident and Emergency services in the M...
  10. Taoiseach should respond to elderly woman on hunger strike without delay

    Wed Nov 8, 2017 - 01:26 pm - Joe Costello Kathryn Nelson, an elderly woman living in Clough, Ballacolla, Co Laois, has been on hunger strike since the 24th October. She is a former teacher and successful international businesswoman.Some days ...
  11. CSO figures highlight need for affordable housing scheme

    Wed Nov 8, 2017 - 01:16 pm - Jan O'Sullivan TD Labour Housing spokesperson, Jan O’Sullivan TD, has said the latest CSO figures that show a 13% jump in house prices nationally over the past year, highlight the need for a national affordable housi...
  12. Time to pass Public Health Alcohol Bill

    Wed Nov 8, 2017 - 01:11 pm - Martina Genockey, Cllr Labour Health Promotion and Drugs Strategy spokesperson, Cllr Martina Genockey, has called for the passing of the Public Health Alcohol Bill in the Seanad today.Cllr Genockey said:“Today the Public ...
  13. Action needed on staff shortages in primary schools- Ó Ríordáin

    Tue Nov 7, 2017 - 03:26 pm - Senator Aodhán Ó Ríordáin Labour spokesperson on Education, Senator Aodhán Ó Ríordáin, has said action needs to be taken to address staff shortages in the primary school sector.It comes after a survey from the Catholic Pri...
  14. Irish Rail CEO has questions to answer- Humphreys

    Tue Nov 7, 2017 - 12:04 pm - Senator Kevin Humphreys Labour Transport spokesperson, Senator Kevin Humphreys has criticised the recent conduct of the Irish Rail CEO, saying he has questions to answer about the collapse of recent talks at the WRC, his let...
  15. National pronouncements of support for traveller rights must be matched by local action

    Tue Nov 7, 2017 - 10:23 am - Deirdre Kingston, Cllr Progression of traveller site voted down in Dun LaoghaireLabour Party Spokesperson on Equality Cllr. Deirdre Kingston has expressed disappointment at the lack of support for the progression of a trave...