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  1. The time has come to end two-tier pay system in our hospitals

    Wed Jul 11, 2018 - 12:58 pm - Alan Kelly TD Labour Party Health spokesperson, Alan Kelly TD, has said ending the two tier pay system in our health system must be a priority in the upcoming budget. Deputy Kelly said: “Ending the two-tier pay...
  2. Advisory Council for Online Safety another ‘Talking Shop’

    Wed Jul 11, 2018 - 10:58 am - Sean Sherlock TD Government has abandoned appointment of Digital Safety Commissioner - SherlockLabour Spokesperson on Children & Youth Affairs Seán Sherlock TD has slammed the Government for failing to appoint a ...
  3. Justice reforms not radical enough

    Tue Jul 10, 2018 - 06:34 pm - Sean Sherlock TD Labour Justice spokesperson, Sean Sherlock TD has said that a truly radical reform of Justice would have seen it split into two separate Departments of State.Deputy Sherlock said:"What the Minister ha...
  4. Housing Market has failed our people too many times

    Tue Jul 10, 2018 - 11:05 am - Brendan Howlin TD Labour Party Leader Brendan Howlin has said it is time for a new direction in Irish housing policy that recognises the historical failure of the private housing market in Ireland and the central role ...
  5. State must deliver affordable housing for all

    Tue Jul 10, 2018 - 11:00 am - Jan O'Sullivan TD Labour Housing spokesperson, Jan O’Sullivan today published a comprehensive policy document outlining Labour’s proposals for state led action to fix the housing system and deliver affordable housi...
  6. Irish interests must be protected from UK Brexit instability

    Mon Jul 9, 2018 - 04:14 pm - Brendan Howlin TD Speaking today about the high-level resignations of Boris Johnson and David Davis in the UK, Labour leader Brendan Howlin TD spoke about the absolute necessity for Ireland's interests to be protected ...
  7. FF conversion on tax cuts two years too late

    Mon Jul 9, 2018 - 03:38 pm - Joan Burton TD Labour Finance spokesperson Joan Burton TD has said that the announcement by the Fianna Fáil Public Expenditure spokesperson not to seek any tax cuts in this year's budget is welcome but two years to...
  8. Howlin congratulates Cahill on co-option as Councillor

    Mon Jul 9, 2018 - 02:05 pm - Brendan Howlin TD Labour Party Leader Brendan Howlin has congratulated former Senator Máiría Cahill on her co-option by the SDLP to a Council seat in Lisburn and Castlereagh, and wished her success in her future posi...
  9. Before a Border Poll a New Ireland Forum should happen

    Sat Jul 7, 2018 - 01:03 pm - Brendan Howlin TD Speaking at a party seminar commemorating the 50th anniversary of the civil rights movement in Northern Ireland, in a keynote speech, Labour Party Leader Brendan Howlin outlined his views on the futur...
  10. Practicalities of permanently avoiding a hard border still unclear

    Fri Jul 6, 2018 - 10:06 pm - Brendan Howlin TD Labour Party Leader, Brendan Howlin, reacting to the Chequers statement from the UK Government, has said that while the practicalities are still unclear, finally having a position paper from the UK is...
  11. Seanad should pass Road Traffic Bill before summer recess

    Fri Jul 6, 2018 - 03:47 pm - Senator Kevin Humphreys Labour Transport Spokesperson Kevin Humphreys has welcomed the passage of the Road Traffic Bill through the Dáil after weeks of delays and said Labour Senators will be seeking to have it passed throu...
  12. Alan Mangan selected as Labour Party candidate for Longford Westmeath

    Thu Jul 5, 2018 - 08:00 pm - Alan Mangan Alan Mangan has been selected to contest the next general election as the Labour Party candidate in Longford Westmeath.At the convention in the Mullingar Park Hotel, he said health, housing, jobs and ...
  13. Home building bill must not be allowed to line the pockets of private developers

    Thu Jul 5, 2018 - 04:35 pm - Joan Burton TD Commenting on the Home Building Finance Ireland Bill 2018, Labour’s Spokesperson on Finance, Joan Burton TD said:“The Government's new housing finance bill must be used for the development of mor...
  14. Labour look to reintroduce Town Councils

    Thu Jul 5, 2018 - 11:16 am - Brendan Howlin TD Labour Party Leader Brendan Howlin will today introduce a new bill to the Dáil aimed at reintroducing town councils.The Local Government (Restoration of Town Councils) Bill 2018 would provide for def...
  15. Lack of clarity on Cervical Check review unacceptable

    Thu Jul 5, 2018 - 10:42 am - Alan Kelly TD Labour Health spokesperson and Vice-Chair of the Public Accounts Committee, Alan Kelly TD, has said that the lack of clarity from the HSE on Cervical Check smears is not acceptable.Deputy Kelly said:...