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  1. Action on AirBnB must be fast-tracked says Humphreys

    Sun Sep 9, 2018 - 10:27 am - Senator Kevin Humphreys Labour Senator Kevin Humphreys, who has been calling for action to regulate AirBnB for two years has welcomed the belated moves by the Minister for Housing to regulate the sector.Senator Kevin Humphre...
  2. Health Minister must publish Winter Initiative plans

    Fri Sep 7, 2018 - 03:44 pm - Alan Kelly TD Following the revelation by the Irish Midwives and Nurses Organisation that the HSE have no emergency department plan for Winter, Labour Party Health spokesperson, Alan Kelly TD, has called on Ministe...
  3. Minister well out of his depth and failing in his responsibilities

    Fri Sep 7, 2018 - 03:24 pm - Brendan Howlin TD Speaking today in response to Minister Eoghan Murphy's threat to cut the role of local authorities, Labour Leader Brendan Howlin called this either a hollow threat or a foolish suggestion, either of w...
  4. Flaws in the Fiscal Council's comparison of Ireland to other small open economies

    Fri Sep 7, 2018 - 02:55 pm - Joan Burton TD Responding to the Irish Fiscal Council's pre-budget statement, Labour Finance and Public Expenditure Spokesperson, Joan Burton TD, noted two important flaws in the Fiscal Council's comparison of Irela...
  5. Minister should utilise his own powers to curb the rental crisis

    Fri Sep 7, 2018 - 10:40 am - Senator Kevin Humphreys  Labour Senator Kevin Humphreys is calling on Minister Murphy to expedite promised recommendations to cabinet on regulating the short-term rental marketSpeaking today Senator Humphreys said“This we...
  6. Varadkar's proposed tax cuts will take money out of public services when they are needed most

    Thu Sep 6, 2018 - 05:07 pm - Brendan Howlin TD Responding to the Taoiseach's letter to Micheál Martin and the front page headline 'Tax cut of €600 for "average worker" key to Varadkar's wish-list' (Irish Independent, 5 September 2018), Labour L...
  7. Ongoing scoliosis crisis is a national disgrace

    Thu Sep 6, 2018 - 10:45 am - Alan Kelly TD Labour spokesperson on Health, Alan Kelly TD, has criticised the Minister for Health for his failure to address the lengthy waiting times for children in need of scoliosis surgery.This comes as parent...
  8. Howlin meets Green Party Leader on planned protest of the visit of US President Donald Trump

    Wed Sep 5, 2018 - 04:57 pm - Brendan Howlin TD Labour Party Leader Brendan Howlin TD today met with Eamon Ryan, Leader of the Green Party regarding the upcoming visit of US President Donald Trump to Ireland.Deputy Howlin said:“I have met with Ea...
  9. Cross-party approach needed on tax and fiscal policy

    Wed Sep 5, 2018 - 04:01 pm - Joan Burton TD Responding to the publication today of Ireland’s Corporation Tax Roadmap, remarks by the Governor of the Central Bank, as well as a report by the OECD on the convergence of corporation tax rates int...
  10. If Citizens' Assembly is to reconvene role of Church in Education must be a priority discussion

    Wed Sep 5, 2018 - 11:27 am - Senator Aodhán Ó Ríordáin Labour Party Education spokesperson, Senator Aodhán Ó Ríordáin, has said if the Government is to convene another Citizens’ Assembly, then it must examine the relationship of Church and State. S...
  11. Fianna Fáil’s landlord tax breaks won’t address the cause of our housing crisis

    Tue Sep 4, 2018 - 11:03 am - Jan O'Sullivan TD Labour spokesperson on Housing, Jan O’Sullivan TD, has criticised Fianna Fáil’s call for landlord tax breaks as part of budget negotiations. Speaking today Deputy O’Sullivan said:“Fianna Fá...
  12. Quotas for teacher training courses not the solution to teacher shortage in our schools

    Tue Sep 4, 2018 - 10:52 am - Senator Aodhán Ó Ríordáin Labour Party Education spokesperson, Senator Aodhán Ó Ríordáin, has said putting quotas in place in teacher-training courses are not the answer to help ease the crisis in our schoolsSenator Ó Rí...
  13. Budget must address high childcare costs

    Tue Sep 4, 2018 - 10:08 am - Sean Sherlock TD Labour spokesperson on Children and Youth Affairs, Sean Sherlock TD has said that the ESRI-Pobal study confirming high childcare costs are a barrier to women staying in the workplace won’t be a surp...
  14. Donohoe's approach to national debt is irresponsible

    Mon Sep 3, 2018 - 05:09 pm - Brendan Howlin TD Reacting to Minister for Finance and Public Expenditure, Paschal Donohoe’s remarks on the National Debt, Labour Leader, Brendan Howlin TD, questioned the use of unorthodox statistics and the argumen...
  15. New Commissioner must deliver on reforms

    Mon Sep 3, 2018 - 01:02 pm - Sean Sherlock TD Labour Justice spokesperson Sean Sherlock TD has said it is essential that the new Garda Commissioner Drew Harris deliver on a comprehensive programme of reforms to transform An Garda Síochána into ...