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  1. FF conversion on affordable housing welcome but too late

    Fri Jan 12, 2018 - 12:23 pm - Joanna Tuffy Labour spokesperson on Affordable Housing, Joanna Tuffy, has said that a report in today's Irish Times that Fianna Fáil will pursue an affordable housing plan in their manifesto is welcome, but has c...
  2. Possible Return of Sugar Beet good news for rural Ireland

    Thu Jan 11, 2018 - 03:15 pm - Mark Wall, Cllr Labour representative for Kildare South, Cllr Mark Wall has welcomed the news as reported on RTE this morning that plans are underway for the possible construction of a sugar beet plant on the Kildare...
  3. Time for Government to ban non-compostable cups

    Thu Jan 11, 2018 - 12:42 pm - 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 major retailer, Argo...
  4. Microbeads in cosmetic products harmful and unnecessary- Sherlock

    Thu Jan 11, 2018 - 11:26 am - Sean Sherlock TD Labour TD Seán Sherlock has said Ireland must follow in the footsteps of the UK and swiftly move to ban the use of microbeads and other micro-plastics in cosmetic and personal products.Deputy Sherloc...
  5. Young scientist competition shows potential for girls in STEM

    Thu Jan 11, 2018 - 10:15 am - Deirdre Kingston, Cllr Labour spokesperson on Equality, Cllr Deirdre Kinsgton, has said the high proportion of girls participating in this year’s BT Young Scientist and Technology Exhibition shows the enormous potential f...
  6. Howlin welcomes progress on Kenneally Inquiry

    Wed Jan 10, 2018 - 08:00 pm - Brendan Howlin TD Labour Party Leader Brendan Howlin has welcomed the news that the Minister for Justice has held discussions with the Attorney General on progressing a Commission of Inquiry on Bill Kenneally, but said...
  7. Cabinet cannot overplay its hand on referendum

    Wed Jan 10, 2018 - 04:35 pm - Brendan Howlin TD Labour Party Leader Brendan Howlin has said that the Cabinet has little or no freedom for manoeuvre on the nature of the abortion referendum it has committed to hold.He said media reports on the views...
  8. Roadmap to pay equality in teaching is urgently needed

    Wed Jan 10, 2018 - 11:40 am - Senator Aodhán Ó Ríordáin Labour Party spokesperson on Education, Senator Aodhán Ó Ríordáin, has said the only way to solve the teacher shortage is by ending pay inequality to make it more attractive.Senator Ó Ríordáin ...
  9. Time to close the gender pay gap

    Wed Jan 10, 2018 - 12:01 am - Senator Ivana Bacik -->Ahead of today’s symposium, ‘Rising to the challenge- addressing Ireland’s gender pay gap’, Labour Senator Ivana Bacik, who is speaking at the event, said:“Today’s symposium on the gend...
  10. Explanation needed for new document dump and statements at Tribunal

    Tue Jan 9, 2018 - 11:49 am - Alan Kelly TD Labour TD Alan Kelly has said an urgent explanation is needed from An Garda Síochana and the Department of Justice for the volume of documents provided to the Disclosures Tribunal in recent weeks.The...
  11. Statement by Brendan Howlin on the death of Paddy Harte

    Mon Jan 8, 2018 - 03:48 pm - Brendan Howlin TD Labour Party Leader Brendan Howlin has extended his sympathy to the family and friends of former Donegal North East TD Paddy Harte."I was deeply saddened to hear today of the death of former Fine Gael...
  12. Minister for Education is overseeing the collapse of teaching as we know it

    Mon Jan 8, 2018 - 03:22 pm - Senator Aodhán Ó Ríordáin Labour Party spokesperson on Education, Senator Aodhán Ó Ríordáin has criticised the Minister for Education for the collapse in numbers for those applying to be teachers.This comes as a report has...
  13. Time for Ross to appoint advocate for cyclists to Road Safety Authority

    Mon Jan 8, 2018 - 02:49 pm - Senator Kevin Humphreys Welcoming the appointment today of road safety advocates to the RSA Board, Labour spokesperson on Transport, Senator Kevin Humphreys has called on Minister Ross to continue this approach and appoint a...
  14. More action needed on Affordable Housing

    Mon Jan 8, 2018 - 01:16 pm - Andrew Montague, Cllr Welcoming the move to develop a further 39 affordable homes in Ballymun by a housing cooperative, Labour spokesperson on Community Affairs and representative for Dublin North West, Cllr Andrew Montagu...
  15. Time for McDonald to break silence on McElduff

    Mon Jan 8, 2018 - 12:10 pm - Brendan Howlin TD Labour Party Leader and spokesperson on Northern Ireland, Brendan Howlin TD, has called on the Sinn Féin leader in waiting, Mary Lou McDonald to break her silence on the video posted by West Tyrone M...