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  1. Speech by Jan O'Sullivan TD on the National Planning Framework

    Thu Oct 26, 2017 - 02:00 pm - Jan O'Sullivan TD I welcome the opportunity to participate in this debate.  I also took the opportunity to send in a submission, on behalf of my party, in the earlier consultation phase.  This has been going on since...
  2. Local community shocked by woman's killing in North Inner City

    Wed Oct 25, 2017 - 04:38 pm - Joe Costello Labour spokesperson on Urban Regeneration and resident of the North Inner city Joe Costello has said the local community is shocked by the violent killing of a woman in the area.Mr Costello said:"The ...
  3. Labour Gender Pay Gap Bill to be debated in the Seanad

    Wed Oct 25, 2017 - 02:30 pm - Senator Ivana Bacik The Labour Party’s Gender Pay Gap Information Bill 2017 will be debated at Committee Stage in the Seanad this evening, after passing second stage in May. The Bill seeks to drive down the existing ge...
  4. One Street shows the way on Housing Crisis

    Wed Oct 25, 2017 - 02:17 pm - Dermot Lacey, Cllr In advance of a sod turning ceremony for 19 new homes in Beech Hill, Dublin 4, Labour Leader on Dublin City Council, Councillor Dermot Lacey highlighted that it has taken several years and many obstac...
  5. No sign of scheme for mobility allowance in 2017

    Wed Oct 25, 2017 - 01:35 pm - Senator Aodhán Ó Ríordáin Labour Party General Election candidate for Dublin Bay North, Senator Aodhán Ó Ríordáin, has criticised Minister Finian McGrath on delays to establishing a new mobility scheme to assist those with...
  6. Water committee prevented from debating referendum proposal- O'Sullivan

    Wed Oct 25, 2017 - 01:26 pm - Jan O'Sullivan TD Labour member of the Oireachtas Water Committee Deputy Jan O’Sullivan has expressed her surprise and disappointment that two of her amendments to the Water Services Bill have been ruled out of order...
  7. Some coverage of Humphries' sentencing gives little thought to victims

    Wed Oct 25, 2017 - 11:51 am - Deirdre Kingston, Cllr Labour Party spokesperson on Equality, Councillor Deirdre Kingston, has expressed concern at the leniency of the sentencing of Tom Humphries and has criticised some of the coverage of the Tom Humphr...
  8. Howlin welcomes Halawa return

    Tue Oct 24, 2017 - 11:46 am - Brendan Howlin TD Labour Party Leader and spokesperson on Foreign Affairs, Brendan Howlin TD, has welcomed news that Ibrahim Halawa has finally returned home to Ireland.Deputy Howlin said:“I am delighted to hear that...
  9. Full transparency & schedule of compensation needed from Banks

    Mon Oct 23, 2017 - 03:40 pm - Joan Burton TD Labour Finance spokesperson Joan Burton TD has said that there must now be full transparency from those banks implicated in the tracker mortgage scandal and an urgency brought to efforts to compensate...
  10. Proper funding & coaching needed to help grow women's rugby

    Mon Oct 23, 2017 - 02:43 pm - Deirdre Kingston, Cllr Labour Party Equality spokesperson, Councillor Deirdre Kingston has rubbished claims by Fianna Fail Senator Terry Leyden that rugby is bad for women’s health.Councillor Kingston has also supported t...
  11. Fine Gael proposals to charge for Free GP Care wrong move

    Mon Oct 23, 2017 - 12:31 pm - Alan Kelly TD Following revelations over the weekend that Fine Gael plan to charge €5 a visit for children between 6 and 12 to visit their GP, Labour spokesperson on Health Alan Kelly TD has said that this move w...
  12. Costello says keep banks in State ownership

    Sun Oct 22, 2017 - 05:25 pm - Joe Costello "The tracker mortgage scandal demonstrates once again that the Irish banking system cannot be trusted to deal honestly with the Irish people. "Two of the main culprits are banks that are still substa...
  13. Cup of coffee budget falls flat for Taoiseach

    Sun Oct 22, 2017 - 02:29 pm - Alan Kelly TD Reacting to the latest comments of the Taoiseach at a private Fine Gael fundraiser in an exclusive hotel in one of Dublin's most expensive suburbs, Labour TD Alan Kelly has said:"Two weeks on it's cle...
  14. Government reneging on Budget transparency

    Sun Oct 22, 2017 - 01:55 pm - Brendan Howlin TD Labour Party Leader Brendan Howlin has accused the Government of reneging on commitments on budget transparency in Budget 2018 and making political debate about budgetary choices for the years ahead p...
  15. Progress needed on Irish issue if Brexit talks to move on in December

    Fri Oct 20, 2017 - 04:22 pm - Brendan Howlin TD Labour Leader Brendan Howlin has said today that Ireland will have to give real consideration to opposing Brexit discussions moving onto transition and trade related issues following the EU Council in...