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  1. A New Approach Needed on School Patronage

    Fri Apr 5, 2019 - 05:01 pm - Senator Aodhán Ó Ríordáin Labour Spokesperson for Education Senator Aodhán Ó Ríordáin has reiterated his call for a Citizens' Assembly to be reconvened to consider changes to our Constitution to address religious control o...
  2. Dublin should be investing in Electric Taxis

    Thu Apr 4, 2019 - 02:29 pm - Senator Kevin Humphreys Labour Transport spokesperson Senator Kevin Humphreys calls for legislative action to incentivise for completely electric taxi fleets in Dublin by 2025. This proposal requires the insta...
  3. Flimsy excuses from Government on return of Irish soldiers not good enough

    Thu Apr 4, 2019 - 02:00 pm - Brendan Howlin TD Labour Party Leader, Brendan Howlin TD, has said that the Minister for Defence must take responsibility when it comes to the safe return of Irish soldiers after a six month tour in the Golan Heights.D...
  4. Rebuilding Ireland Home Loan scheme should be funded and restarted now

    Thu Apr 4, 2019 - 01:47 pm - Jan O'Sullivan TD Labour Housing spokesperson Jan O’Sullivan TD, has called on the Government to provide the funding and give the direction to Local Authorities to re-activate the Rebuilding Ireland Home Loan Scheme ...
  5. EP vote for new Work-Life Balance Directive is good news for working parents and carers in Ireland

    Thu Apr 4, 2019 - 11:38 am - Sheila Nunan, Euro Candidate Sheila Nunan, Labour’s candidate for the Ireland South constituency in the May 24th European elections, has welcomed today’s European Parliament vote to adopt the new EU directive on work-lif...
  6. Europe must focus on the issues that matter to Ireland South

    Thu Apr 4, 2019 - 11:19 am - Sheila Nunan, Euro Candidate Sheila Nunan to speak at #EuropeTogether event in Limerick Ireland South European election candidate, Sheila Nunan, is in Limerick today where she will speak alongside local TD Jan O'Sullivan and...
  7. HPV study can be used to tackle misinformation

    Thu Apr 4, 2019 - 10:23 am - Alan Kelly TD Labour Party Health spokesperson, Alan Kelly, has welcomed a study that shows the HPV vaccine has been linked with a drop in Cervical Cancer.Commenting on the Glasgow Caledonian University Study, Depu...
  8. Penrose keeps up pressure for secondary school in Kinnegad

    Wed Apr 3, 2019 - 03:32 pm - Willie Penrose TD Labour Party TD for Westmeath, Willie Penrose has once again raised the issue of the provision of a secondary school in Kinnegad.Deputy Penrose said:“Kinnegad is the third largest town in Westmeath ...
  9. University Hospital Limerick trolley numbers demand a crisis response

    Wed Apr 3, 2019 - 02:13 pm - Jan O'Sullivan TD Labour TD for Limerick City, Jan O’Sullivan says the trolley numbers at UHL requires a crisis response after 81 people, were waiting on trolleys at the hospital today.Deputy O'Sullivan said:“I am ...
  10. Costello welcomes decision on Liffey Cycle Route

    Wed Apr 3, 2019 - 02:08 pm - Joe Costello, Local Candidate Labour local election candidate for Dublin's North Inner City, and spokesperson on Regeneration Joe Costello has welcomed the long awaited decision on the Liffey Cycle route.Mr Costello said:“The an...
  11. FG Should Support Local Communities Fight Graffiti

    Wed Apr 3, 2019 - 12:41 pm - The Labour Party Senator Humphreys has called for the reinstatement of the Community Graffiti Reduction Programme which ceased in 2009. The aims of the programme were to fund the removal of any graffiti within a publi...
  12. Outrageous school shooting demands strong Government response

    Tue Apr 2, 2019 - 06:04 pm - Joan Burton TD Labour TD for Dublin West, Joan Burton has called on the Fine Gael Government to respond urgently to the outrageous shooting incident that occurred outside the Riversdale Community College this aftern...
  13. Europe must look after its citizens

    Tue Apr 2, 2019 - 03:16 pm - Sheila Nunan, Euro Candidate Sheila Nunan meets with EU Commission Vice President in Brussels and lead candidate for the Party of European Socialists.Labour European election candidate for Ireland South, Sheila Nunan, travelled t...
  14. Questions need to be answered on smear tests being recalled

    Tue Apr 2, 2019 - 03:12 pm - Alan Kelly TD Labour Party Health spokesperson, Alan Kelly TD, has said that it is not right that women who are going through the CervicalCheck programme are having their smear tests expire while those who can affo...
  15. Private meeting for politicians with Zuckerberg not good enough

    Tue Apr 2, 2019 - 01:59 pm - Sean Sherlock TD Labour spokesperson on Communications Seán Sherlock TD has questioned why three TDs agreed to a private meeting today with Facebook founder Mark Zuckerberg rather than hold a public appearance at a p...