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  1. McElduff will be first test for new SF leadership

    Sun Jan 7, 2018 - 06:40 pm - Brendan Howlin TD Labour Party Leader Brendan Howlin said today that the fate of Tyrone MP Barry McElduff constituted the first test of the new Sinn Féin leadership of Mary Lou McDonald and Michelle O’Neill. He said...
  2. Statement by Brendan Howlin on death of Peter Sutherland

    Sun Jan 7, 2018 - 02:21 pm - Brendan Howlin TD It is with deep sadness that I’ve learnt of the premature passing of Peter Sutherland.Peter was an Irish giant on the international stage but a man who never forgot where he came from.While we may h...
  3. Labour Youth condemns reappointment of Conor Skehan as Chair of Housing Agency

    Sat Jan 6, 2018 - 04:52 pm - Labour Youth Labour Youth has today condemned the reappointment of Conor Skehan as Chair of the Housing Agency.  Commenting, Labour Youth Chairperson, Chloe Manahan expressed extreme concern over the appointment ...
  4. Timeline needed for Sláintecare implementation

    Sat Jan 6, 2018 - 02:00 pm - Alan Kelly TD Labour spokesperson on Health and member of the Oireachtas committee on the Future of Healthcare, Alan Kelly TD, has said the Government must set a clear timeline for the implementation of Sláintecar...
  5. Midlands being left behind by the IDA

    Fri Jan 5, 2018 - 03:09 pm - Willie Penrose TD Labour TD for Longford Westmeath, Willie Penrose, has called on the Minister for Business, Enterprise and Innovation and the IDA, to redouble efforts to secure jobs for the Midlands.It comes as last y...
  6. Low Pay Commission should be re-tooled to target Living Wage for all workers

    Fri Jan 5, 2018 - 02:34 pm - Senator Ged Nash Labour Party spokesperson on Employment and Social Protection, Ged Nash, has said that the Low Pay Commission should now be re-tooled and given a target for all workers to be paid a Living Wage by 202...
  7. Give Nama central housing role

    Fri Jan 5, 2018 - 01:54 pm - Joe Costello Commenting on the end of year summary of the National Asset Management Agency (NAMA), Labour spokesperson on Urban Regeneration Joe Costello, said:"NAMA’s end of year statement provides much food fo...
  8. Department advice needed for schools on flu outbreak

    Fri Jan 5, 2018 - 10:32 am - Alan Kelly TD As schools across the country prepare to re-open next week following the Christmas break, Labour Party spokesperson on Health, Alan Kelly TD, has said that the Departments of Health and Education need...
  9. Explanation needed on rushed visit by Taoiseach to Hungary

    Thu Jan 4, 2018 - 12:01 am - Brendan Howlin TD Labour Party Leader Brendan Howlin has called for an explanation as to why the last minute visit by the Taoiseach to visit the Hungarian leader Victor Orbán was kept secret until now, and why the Dá...
  10. Statement by Brendan Howlin on delayed Kenneally Inquiry

    Wed Jan 3, 2018 - 05:18 pm - Brendan Howlin TD Today Deputy Brendan Howlin met some of the victims of convicted paedophile Bill Kenneally.The victims have expressed their serious concern and dismay that the Commission of Inquiry into the handling ...
  11. Exchequer surplus shows ability to increase investment

    Wed Jan 3, 2018 - 04:49 pm - Joan Burton TD Labour Finance spokesperson Joan Burton has welcomed the Exchequer surplus but said it highlights the urgent need to increase targeted investment to tackle the crises in health and housing.Deputy Burt...
  12. Freehill calls for restoration of bus routes via St Stephen's Green

    Wed Jan 3, 2018 - 03:21 pm - Mary Freehill, Cllr Dublin Labour Cllr Mary Freehill who represents Rathmines and Terenure has called for the urgent restoration of the No 14, 15 and 140 bus routes via St. Stephens Green following the completion of LUAS...
  13. Action needed to improve safety for cyclists

    Wed Jan 3, 2018 - 12:46 pm - Senator Kevin Humphreys Labour spokesperson on Transport, Senator Kevin Humphreys, has said that the 50 per cent rise in the number of cyclists’ deaths on Irish roads last year shows more needs to be done to make cycling s...
  14. Rising trolley figures not sustainable for patients or staff in hospitals – Kelly

    Wed Jan 3, 2018 - 11:41 am - Alan Kelly TD Commenting on the trolley crisis Labour Party Health spokesperson, Alan Kelly TD, has said that we need to see a recalibration in our health service from acute care to community-based care.Deputy Kell...
  15. Foot dragging on School Admissions Bill must end

    Wed Jan 3, 2018 - 11:32 am - Senator Aodhán Ó Ríordáin Labour spokesperson on Education, Senator Aodhán Ó Ríordáin has called on the Government to stop delaying proposals on school admissions and bring forward it's legislative proposals as soon as pos...