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  1. The only solution to the ongoing housing crisis is State-led action

    Tue Aug 28, 2018 - 11:48 am - Brendan Howlin TD Reacting to the report by The Economist that House prices in Dublin are 25 per cent over-valued against income (Irish Times, ‘The 'Economist' says Dublin house prices are 25% over-valued', 27 August...
  2. Minister Murphy avoiding realities of the housing crisis

    Tue Aug 28, 2018 - 11:03 am - Jan O'Sullivan TD Labour Party Housing spokesperson, Jan O’Sullivan TD, has accused Minister Murphy of avoiding the harsh realities of the housing crisis.Deputy O’Sullivan said: “This morning on RTÉ Radio, Mini...
  3. Presidential candidates cannot ignore HPV vaccine facts

    Mon Aug 27, 2018 - 03:58 pm - Alan Kelly TD Labour Party Health Spokesperson, Alan Kelly TD, has called on potential Presidential candidates to be more responsible when commenting on vaccinations.Deputy Kelly said:“This week, thousands of you...
  4. RSCA recommendations welcome but must not be privately contracted

    Fri Aug 24, 2018 - 12:33 pm - Senator Kevin Humphreys Labour spokesperson for Transport, Senator Kevin Humphries has welcomed the Railway Safety Advisory Committee recommendation for a dedicated policing unit for railways in Ireland. Commenting today S...
  5. Labour Chairperson rejects any idea of merging into FF/SDLP” tie-up”

    Fri Aug 24, 2018 - 12:17 pm - Jack O'Connor Commenting on speculation by columnist Noel Whelan in today’s Irish Times, The Labour Party Chairperson, Jack O'Connor has rejected absolutely out of hand any suggestion of Labour merging into what ...
  6. Minister Halligan has again failed to fix school bus system

    Mon Aug 20, 2018 - 04:38 pm - John Pratt, Cllr Labour Councillor, and General Election Candidate for Waterford, John Pratt has called on Minister John Halligan to address the broken school bus transport system as parents receive refusal emails on ...
  7. FG don’t get it when it comes to climate change

    Mon Aug 20, 2018 - 01:45 pm - Senator Kevin Humphreys Labour Party Transport spokesperson, Kevin Humphreys, has called on Fine Gael to stop trying to spin away Ireland’s failings when it comes to climate change.Senator Humphreys said:“Two years into ...
  8. Labour calls for urgent Government action on Rent hikes

    Fri Aug 17, 2018 - 01:01 pm - Jan O'Sullivan TD Labour Housing spokesperson Jan O'Sullivan TD has called for urgent government action on spiralling rent hikes including action to cap the rate of rent increases and changes to the eviction rules that...
  9. Humphreys calls on Airbnb to release the number of Irish properties listed on site.

    Fri Aug 17, 2018 - 11:04 am - Senator Kevin Humphreys Labour Senator Kevin Humphreys has welcomed today’s decision from Minister Murphy to bring proposals for a clampdown on Airbnb rentals to Cabinet and has called for Airbnb to release the number of I...
  10. Sherlock again calls for Government to Fix broken school bus system

    Tue Aug 14, 2018 - 04:03 pm - Sean Sherlock TD Labour Spokesperson on Children Sean Sherlock TD has called again for the Government to fix the broken school bus transport system as parents receive refusal emails on concessionary tickets over the w...
  11. Minister Murphy must act now to curb the worst excesses of Airbnb

    Tue Aug 14, 2018 - 03:30 pm - Senator Kevin Humphreys Figures released today by Airbnb show that 640,000 people used short-term rentals that were operated in Ireland over this last summer period alone. Labour Senator Kevin Humphreys is calling on the Min...
  12. Reforms needed to equip LC students for further education

    Tue Aug 14, 2018 - 02:28 pm - Senator Aodhán Ó Ríordáin On the eve of the Leaving Certificate results being announced, Labour Party Education spokesperson, Aodhán Ó Ríordáin, has called on the Department of Education and Skills to consider adding eleme...
  13. Radical State-led action needed to provide citizens with homes - Moynihan

    Mon Aug 13, 2018 - 04:44 pm - Rebecca Moynihan, Cllr Labour Party representative for Dublin South-Central, Councillor Rebecca Moynihan, has called on Dublin City Council to put together a compulsory purchase order to acquire the Player Wills’ site on ...
  14. State should purchase Industrial Lands in Dublin City for Housing

    Mon Aug 13, 2018 - 03:24 pm - Andrew Montague, Cllr Labour spokesperson for Community Affairs, Cllr Andrew Montague, and chair of the Dublin City Council Planning Committee has welcomed the proposal to rezone tracts of industrial land in Dublin City fo...
  15. Homes for People not Property for Investors

    Mon Aug 13, 2018 - 10:01 am - Joe Costello Labour spokesperson on Urban Regeneration Joe Costello responding to reports about NAMA has said:"Recent events and recent statistics demonstrate that the housing crisis is going from bad to worse."It...