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  1. Housing Agency Claim that Crisis 'Completely Normal' beggars belief

    Fri Oct 20, 2017 - 04:10 pm - Joe Costello Labour spokesperson on Urban Regeneration, Joe Costello has said the remarks by the chairman of the Housing Agency that the housing crisis is 'completely normal' beggars belief.Mr Costello said: "The ...
  2. Irish Rail management and Minister Ross must step up to resolve dispute

    Fri Oct 20, 2017 - 03:45 pm - Senator Kevin Humphreys Following the overwhelming vote by trade unions in Irish Rail to take industrial action following a collapse in talks, Labour spokesperson on Transport, Senator Kevin Humphreys has called on Irish Rai...
  3. Progress on arts funding too slow

    Thu Oct 19, 2017 - 05:34 pm - Brendan Howlin TD Labour Party Leader Brendan Howlin has criticised the Government for the slow progress made in providing adequate funding to the arts sector following the promise of the Taoiseach to double funding. D...
  4. Construction Employment Order a major victory for workers & Labour movement

    Thu Oct 19, 2017 - 04:13 pm - Senator Ged Nash Senator Ged Nash has welcomed the enactment of the first sectoral employment order for construction workers today, based on legislation introduced by the Labour Party. This order sets legally binding ...
  5. Funding must be provided for sexual abuse and violence study

    Thu Oct 19, 2017 - 12:52 pm - Deirdre Kingston, Cllr -->Following the news that the Rape Crisis Network will not be able to provide statistics on 2016, and that the Government has pulled funding for a new Sexual Abuse and Violence Study, Labour spokespe...
  6. Commitment needed on €45 million for Beaumont building work

    Thu Oct 19, 2017 - 11:22 am - Senator Aodhán Ó Ríordáin Beaumont A&E gets funding for design work in 2018 but NOT for building.Senator Aodhán Ó Ríordáin has cautiously welcomed the announcement that the design stage for a new Emergency Department i...
  7. Sherlock calls for action on foreign fraud calls

    Wed Oct 18, 2017 - 05:45 pm - Sean Sherlock TD Labour spokesperson on Justice, Sean Sherlock TD has called on the Ministers for Justice and Communications respectively to take action on the huge number of fraudulent calls that are plaguing people ...
  8. Government should heed advice of medical professionals on rogue agencies

    Wed Oct 18, 2017 - 04:07 pm - Jan O'Sullivan TD Labour Party member of the Eighth Amendment Committee, Jan O’Sullivan TD has criticised the Government’s lack of clarity on regulating rogue crisis pregnancy agenciesDeputy O’Sullivan commented:...
  9. Irish Women's Rugby team deserve full time coaching

    Wed Oct 18, 2017 - 03:27 pm - Deirdre Kingston, Cllr Labour Party Equality spokesperson Councillor Deirdre Kingston has said the decision to downgrade the position of Head Coach to the Irish Women’s Rugby team to a part-time role is a disappointing on...
  10. Timeline needed for compensation of customers affected by Tracker Mortgage Scandal- Howlin

    Wed Oct 18, 2017 - 02:59 pm - Brendan Howlin TD Labour leader, Brendan Howlin TD has said the thousands of bank customers affected by the tracker mortgage scandal should be given a clear timeline as to when the issue will be fixed and they’ll be ...
  11. Proper back-up planning needed for Dublin transport- Humphreys

    Wed Oct 18, 2017 - 11:49 am - Senator Kevin Humphreys Labour Transport spokesperson, Dublin Senator Kevin Humphreys, has expressed concern over reports that disruption to Luas services caused by Hurricane Ophelia was exacerbated due to the co-location of...
  12. Moves must be made to reinstate funding to OCI – Wall

    Wed Oct 18, 2017 - 11:13 am - Mark Wall, Cllr Labour Party spokesperson on Sport, Councillor Mark Wall has said the decision of the Olympic Council of Ireland to terminate their contract with THG is welcome.Councillor Wall said:“It is good news...
  13. Red-alert guidelines needed for employers- Howlin

    Tue Oct 17, 2017 - 04:05 pm - Brendan Howlin TD Labour leader Brendan Howlin TD has welcomed committment from the Taoiseach today on the issuing guidelines for the private sector in the event of another national red alert situation.The Taoiseach wa...
  14. Government must provide certainty to SNAs

    Sun Oct 15, 2017 - 03:32 pm - Senator Aodhán Ó Ríordáin Labour Party Education spokesperson Senator Aodhán Ó Ríordáin has called on the government to assure Special Needs Assistants receive timely and proper assurances surrounding job security.It follo...
  15. Government’s nursing recruitment drive failing

    Sun Oct 15, 2017 - 12:11 pm - Alan Kelly TD Labour Party Health spokesperson Alan Kelly TD has criticised the low numbers of nursing staff being recruited by the HSE.Deputy Kelly said:“HSE figures show that there has been a net increase of ju...