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  1. Howlin says latest Justice proposals farcical

    Thu Dec 28, 2017 - 03:55 pm - Brendan Howlin TD Labour Party Leader Brendan Howlin has described the Government’s response to the crisis in the Department of Justice as farcical and not a real separation, and that the latest remarks from the Taoi...
  2. Government inviting industrial chaos in vital care sector as it denies legitimate pay restoration for workers

    Thu Dec 28, 2017 - 10:01 am - Joan Burton TD Labour Finance spokesperson Joan Burton has said it is beyond time that the Minister for Public Expenditure Paschal Donohoe responded to the concerns of Section 39 workers before a strike becomes inev...
  3. UN cannot be made subject to Trump financial threats – may be time to reconsider location

    Tue Dec 26, 2017 - 04:46 pm - Brendan Howlin TD Labour Party Leader and spokesperson on foreign affairs Brendan Howlin has said today that the United Nations cannot be made subject to the financial threats by the current US administration, or any o...
  4. Ireland must vote at UN against actions of US Government in Israel

    Thu Dec 21, 2017 - 03:33 pm - Brendan Howlin TD Labour Party Leader Brendan Howlin has said the Irish Government must immediately make clear that they will vote to condemn at the UN the provocative decision of the US President, Donald Trump, to rel...
  5. Scale of tracker mortgage scandal must be addressed with independent investigation

    Wed Dec 20, 2017 - 05:08 pm - Joan Burton TD Labour Party spokesperson on Finance, Joan Burton TD, has said the revised figure of those affected by the tracker mortgage scandal shows how widespread the issue actually was, and that the scale of c...
  6. An Post gets special Christmas delivery of petition with over 3000 signatures to save Phibsborough Post Office

    Wed Dec 20, 2017 - 02:53 pm - Joe Costello An Post got their own special Christmas delivery this morning as Joe Costello, local Area Representatives Declan Meenagh and Marie Sherlock, local business man Richard Collis and local resident Marian...
  7. Action needed to curb rising rents- O'Sullivan

    Wed Dec 20, 2017 - 01:08 pm - Jan O'Sullivan TD Commenting on the latest figures from the Residential Tenancies Board (RTB), Labour Housing spokesperson, Jan O’Sullivan TD, has said that the issue of rising rents must be addressed to prevent more...
  8. Time for Irish people to have their say on the Eighth Amendment

    Wed Dec 20, 2017 - 11:46 am - Jan O'Sullivan TD Welcoming the publication of the final report of the Committee on the Eighth Amendment, Labour’s representative on the committee, Jan O’Sullivan TD, has said it is time for the Irish people to hav...
  9. Howlin calls for all-party approach to referendum bill

    Tue Dec 19, 2017 - 05:48 pm - Brendan Howlin TD The Labour Party Leader, Brendan Howlin, has called for an all-party approach in the Oireachtas on the passage of the abortion referendum bill.Deputy Howlin said:"It is clear that whatever views indiv...
  10. Downgrading of Portlaoise Hospital must be stopped

    Tue Dec 19, 2017 - 04:16 pm - Alan Kelly TD Labour spokesperson on Health, Alan Kelly TD, has said any downgrading of Portlaoise Hospital must be stopped and that the Minister should make his intentions clear.Deputy Kelly said:"Any downgrading ...
  11. Passage of Electoral Bill is a victory for democracy

    Tue Dec 19, 2017 - 12:17 pm - Joe Costello Speaking after the hearing in the High Court this morning, former TD and Minister, Joe Costello stated:“I am happy to discontinue my proceedings against the Oireachtas, The Minister for Housing, Pla...
  12. British Government protecting DUP donors

    Mon Dec 18, 2017 - 03:37 pm - Brendan Howlin TD Labour Party Leader Brendan Howlin TD, has described as 'scandalous' the decision by the British Government to only apply politcal funding transparency in Northern Ireland from 1st July 2017.Deputy Ho...
  13. Serious questions to be answered in Kerry Hospital

    Mon Dec 18, 2017 - 10:16 am - Alan Kelly TD Labour Health spokesperson Alan Kelly TD has said this morning that serious questions remain to be answered in Kerry Hospital, including why the public are only finding out about it now. This follows ...
  14. Howlin expresses disappointment at Taoiseach's Austrian congratulations

    Sat Dec 16, 2017 - 05:41 pm - Brendan Howlin TD Labour Party Leader and spokesperson on Foreign Affairs, Brendan Howlin TD has expressed his surprise and disappointment at the tweet from the Taoiseach Leo Varadkar congratulating the new Austrian Pr...
  15. Ryanair should extend trade union recognition to other workers in company - Howlin

    Sat Dec 16, 2017 - 02:16 pm - Brendan Howlin TD Labour Party Leader Brendan Howlin TD, has called on Ryanair to make early and generous concessions to other categories of workers at the company in their bids to secure union recognition and to move ...