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  1. Opportunity there to drive a Green New Deal for Ireland

    Thu Mar 28, 2019 - 07:44 pm - Sean Sherlock TD Speaking in relation to the report of the Climate Action Committee, the Labour Party’s member on the committee Seán Sherlock TD welcomed the strong cross-party co-operation in writing the Committee...
  2. FG need to change their ideological approach to housing

    Thu Mar 28, 2019 - 10:32 am - Brendan Howlin TD Speaking in relation to the shocking rise of homelessness beyond 10,000, the leader of the Labour Party, Brendan Howlin TD, challenged Minister Eoghan Murphy’s ideological rigidity.Deputy Howlin sai...
  3. Restoring Town Councils will be a local election issue

    Wed Mar 27, 2019 - 07:21 pm - Brendan Howlin TD Speaking in advance of the committee scrutiny of Labour’s Bill to restore Town Councils, leader of the Labour Party Brendan Howlin TD called on people in towns across Ireland to support the restorat...
  4. Over 10,000 Homeless - FG Housing Policy has failed

    Wed Mar 27, 2019 - 06:19 pm - Jan O'Sullivan TD Labour Housing Spokesperson Jan O'Sullivan TD, has expressed continued frustration at the record level of homelessness with over 10,000 people without a home, and the number of children homeless incre...
  5. HSE should not make CervicalCheck commitments if they can't keep them

    Wed Mar 27, 2019 - 04:17 pm - Alan Kelly TD Responding to the news that only 7% of re-submitted CervicalCheck smear test results have been carried out, Labour Health spokesperson Alan Kelly TD, has said that the HSE must honour their commitment...
  6. Time to reform the Leaving Certificate

    Wed Mar 27, 2019 - 11:17 am - Senator Aodhán Ó Ríordáin Labour Party Education spokesperson, Aodhán Ó Ríordáin, has called on the Government to consider and implement proposals to assess the Leaving Cert over two years.Senator Ó Ríordáin said:“Ane...
  7. Ireland falling behind when it comes to accessing new cancer medicines

    Tue Mar 26, 2019 - 04:25 pm - Alan Kelly TD Labour Party Health spokesperson, Alan Kelly TD, has said the Government must do more to end delays to cancer patients accessing new cancer drugs and treatments.Deputy Kelly said:“It is a disgrace t...
  8. €500 Million No Deal Brexit Jobs Fund Needed

    Mon Mar 25, 2019 - 03:56 pm - Brendan Howlin TD As the EU Commission prepares for a no deal Brexit, Labour Party Leader Brendan Howlin TD called on Fine Gael to allocate €500 million to a jobs fund if the UK crashes out of the EU without a deal i...
  9. Penalties in law needed to tackle bogus self-employment

    Mon Mar 25, 2019 - 03:32 pm - Senator Ged Nash Labour spokesperson on Employment Affairs, Senator Ged Nash has said it is essential that legislation to tackle bogus self-employment is progressed this week, and that the Fine Gael government can no ...
  10. NAMA properties should be transferred to Local Authorities

    Fri Mar 22, 2019 - 10:25 am - Jan O'Sullivan TD Labour Housing Spokesperson Jan O'Sullivan TD is calling for the 1300 houses currently leased by NAMA to local authorities and housing agencies to be transferred to local authorities an...
  11. Still waiting on Scally lab outsourcing report

    Fri Mar 22, 2019 - 10:19 am - Alan Kelly TD Responding to reports on the implementation review of the 50 recommendations from the Scally Inquiry, Labour Health spokesperson Alan Kelly has said there is still no sign of the report on the outsour...
  12. It is time to Fund the Future of Higher Education. 

    Thu Mar 21, 2019 - 12:35 pm - Senator Aodhán Ó Ríordáin Labour Spokesperson on Education Senator Aodhán Ó Ríordáin has called on Ministers for Education Joe McHugh and Mary Mitchell O'Connor to wake up to the ongoing funding crisis in Higher Educa...
  13. Hannigan challenges Brexiteers to join him on ‘Bike The Border’ project to show nonsense of Hard Border

    Thu Mar 21, 2019 - 11:04 am - Dominic Hannigan, Euro Candidate Labour’s Euro candidate in Midlands/North West, Dominic Hannigan has challenged Brexiteer MPs to join him on his ‘Bike the Border’ project to demonstrate the danger of imposing a hard border.Spe...
  14. Four Day working week should be examined

    Wed Mar 20, 2019 - 11:28 am - Senator Ged Nash Labour Party Employment spokesperson, Ged Nash has said we must examine the possibility of introducing a four day week and its relationship to productivity as the world of work changes.Senator Nash sa...
  15. Forum on Ireland’s Shared Future needed

    Tue Mar 19, 2019 - 11:25 am - Brendan Howlin TD Speaking in reaction to the vulgar sectarianism of Sinn Féin leader, Mary Lou McDonald, the leader of the Labour Party, Brendan Howlin TD, repeated his call for a Forum on Ireland’s Shared Future, ...