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  1. Future is bleak for teachers unless pay equality is introduced

    Tue Apr 3, 2018 - 11:04 am - Senator Aodhán Ó Ríordáin Labour Party Education Spokesperson, Senator Aodhán Ó Ríordáin, has called on the Minister for Education, Richard Bruton to escalate plans to tackle the teaching shortage at both primary and secon...
  2. Coveney should initiate EU response to Gaza tragedy

    Mon Apr 2, 2018 - 02:14 pm - Brendan Howlin TD Labour Party Leader and Spokesperson on Foreign Affairs, Brendan Howlin TD, has supported the call of the UN Secretary General for an investigation into the death of a dozen or more Palestinian protes...
  3. Time for FF to walk the walk on Pay Inequality

    Mon Apr 2, 2018 - 10:06 am - Senator Aodhán Ó Ríordáin Labour spokesperson on Education Aodhán Ó RÍordáin has heavily criticised Fianna Fáil for speaking out of both side of their mouths on pay inequality. Senator Ó Ríordáin was speaking ahead of ...
  4. A New Republic - Ireland's next century

    Thu Mar 29, 2018 - 05:06 pm - Brendan Howlin TD Nearly 100 years since then Labour leader Tom Johnson presented the Democratic Programme to the first Dáil, the Labour Party will tonight begin a journey toward imagining a new vision for the Ireland...
  5. Social and affordable housing needed to prevent families becoming homeless

    Wed Mar 28, 2018 - 04:44 pm - Jan O'Sullivan TD Labour spokesperson on Housing, Deputy Jan O’Sullivan, has slammed the latest homeless figures as being ‘shocking’ and ‘unacceptable’ and says the Government needs to start supplying social ...
  6. Today's verdict should not deter victims from coming forward

    Wed Mar 28, 2018 - 04:09 pm - Deirdre Kingston, Cllr Labour Party Equality spokesperson, Councillor Deirdre Kingston, has said that the outcome and commentary surrounding the outcome of the Paddy Jackson/Stuart Olding trial should not deter victims from...
  7. Labour Youth commends the two victories of the Take Back Trinity movement

    Wed Mar 28, 2018 - 01:26 pm - Labour Youth Labour Youth welcomes the Board of Trinity College’s decision to make concessions on two of the Take Back Trinity Movement’s demands – to scrap the unfair €450 charge for supplemental exams an...
  8. Lois West and Laura Galligan Deserve Independent Investigation into Homicide Figures - Kelly

    Wed Mar 28, 2018 - 12:25 pm - Alan Kelly TD Commenting on the publication of the CSO's review of Garda Crime figures, Labour TD and Vice Chair of the Public Accounts Committee, Alan Kelly said:"The revelation that the number of homicides being ...
  9. Labour calls for HPV vaccine to be extended to boys

    Wed Mar 28, 2018 - 09:38 am - Alan Kelly TD The Labour Party will this evening use its Private Members time in the Dáil to call for unanimous support for the HPV vaccine programme to help protect against cervical cancer and to support the roll...
  10. Speech by Ivana Bacik Thirty-sixth Amendment of the Constitution Bill 2018

    Wed Mar 28, 2018 - 09:04 am - Senator Ivana Bacik I welcome the Minister and welcome this historic debate, in which at last after 35 years – if this Bill is passed - we are giving the Irish people the right to vote on whether or not to retain the E...
  11. No meaningful explanation for failure to search emails

    Wed Mar 28, 2018 - 08:49 am - Alan Kelly TD Labour TD for Tipperary Alan Kelly has said that it is not acceptable that no meaningful explanation has been provided by the Department of Justice for the failure to search the emails of the Policing...
  12. Dáil Committee to discuss Prohibition of Micro Plastics Bill

    Tue Mar 27, 2018 - 08:02 pm - Sean Sherlock TD The proposed law from Labour TD, Sean Sherlock that would ban the use of micoplastics in Ireland will be subject to detailed scrutiny at the Joint Oireachtas Committee on Housing, Planning and Local G...
  13. Student accommodation hikes unacceptable

    Tue Mar 27, 2018 - 04:33 pm - Senator Aodhán Ó Ríordáin Labour Party Education spokesperson, Senator Aodhán Ó Ríordáin has criticised student accommodation providers in Dublin for proposing sharp rent increases for student accommodation. Senator Ó R...
  14. Local art services as essential as proper housing and health services

    Tue Mar 27, 2018 - 10:57 am - Joe Costello The people of Dublin deserve a proper Arts Service like they deserve a proper housing service or health service”, said Joe Costello, spokesperson on Urban Regeneration, speaking at a Labour meeting ...
  15. Statement by Labour Party leader Brendan Howlin on the death of Seán Treacy

    Sat Mar 24, 2018 - 03:57 pm - Brendan Howlin TD Labour Party leader Brendan Howlin TD has expressed his sadness at the passing of former Labour TD and Ceann Comhairle Seán Treacy.Deputy Howlin said:"It is with great sadness that I learned of the p...