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  1. Statement by Alan Kelly on the death of Seán Treacy

    Sat Mar 24, 2018 - 02:21 pm - Alan Kelly TD Labour TD for Tipperary Alan Kelly has extended his sympathy to the family, friends and supporters of former Ceann Comhairle and TD for Tipperary South, Seán Treacy.Deputy Kelly said:"I am very sadde...
  2. Judicial Appointments Bill a shambles - Sherlock

    Sat Mar 24, 2018 - 02:18 pm - Sean Sherlock TD Labour Justice spokesperson Séan Sherlock has said that the comments of the Attorney General shows that the pet project of Minister Shane Ross is now a shambles and should be either scrapped or redra...
  3. Opposition must be briefed on Government position on Russia

    Sat Mar 24, 2018 - 01:15 pm - Brendan Howlin TD Labour Party Leader Brendan Howlin has called for a full briefing for Opposition parties of any security and defence review conducted into possible Russian activities on Irish soil, before any Irish d...
  4. Shocking figures show fire fighting equipment out of date and second hand

    Sat Mar 24, 2018 - 09:00 am - Senator Kevin Humphreys Dublin Labour Senator Kevin Humphreys has called for the equipment being used by firefighters across the country to be urgently updated to ensure the safety of workers and all members of the public th...
  5. Metro planners must go back to the drawing board- Costello

    Fri Mar 23, 2018 - 10:29 am - Joe Costello Commenting on the newly published plans for the MetroLink, Labour spokesperson on Urban Regeneration Joe Costello said:"The inclusion of the Metro Link Rail Line in the National Development Plan and i...
  6. Varadkar must abide by Dáil Vote on SCU

    Thu Mar 22, 2018 - 03:03 pm - Sean Sherlock TD Labour Party TD and Dáil spokesperson on Communications, Seán Sherlock TD, has called on the Taoiseach to abide by the vote taken in Dáil Éireann today to abolish the Strategic Communications Unit...
  7. Compulsory retirement age must be addressed

    Thu Mar 22, 2018 - 01:46 pm - Brendan Howlin TD Labour leader Brendan Howlin has called for the Government to publish the planned legislation abolishing the mandatory retirement age in the public sector, and to address similar issues for private se...
  8. Good governance is at the heart of a vibrant city

    Thu Mar 22, 2018 - 01:09 pm - Joe Costello Speaking at a public meeting in St Peter’s Hall, Phibsborough, Joe Costello said  that the Labour Party would establish the office of directly elected Mayor of Dublin at the earliest opportunity.Mr...
  9. Labour's Genuine Progress Indicators Bill to be debated during PMB today

    Thu Mar 22, 2018 - 10:46 am - Brendan Howlin TD The Labour Party’s Genuine Progress Indicators and National Distributional Accounts Bill 2017 will be debated during Private Members time in the Dáil today.The legislation aims to give deeper insig...
  10. Montague praises efforts of emergency service workers in Metro Hotel fire

    Thu Mar 22, 2018 - 09:49 am - Andrew Montague, Cllr Labour Councillor in Ballymun and representative in Dublin North West, Andrew Montague, has praised the emergency services for their swift reaction in dealing with last night’s fire at the Metro Hot...
  11. Patients being denied hot food another twist in trolley crisis - Kelly

    Wed Mar 21, 2018 - 04:43 pm - Alan Kelly TD Labour Spokesperson on Health, Alan Kelly TD, has expressed concern that people waiting on hospital trolleys are being denied hot food in some of Ireland’s largest hospitals.Deputy Kelly said:“It ...
  12. Vote marks significant staging post on journey to repeal 8th amendment

    Wed Mar 21, 2018 - 01:59 pm - Brendan Howlin TD Labour Party Leader, Brendan Howlin has welcomed the outcome of the second stage vote on the Referendum Bill to repeal the 8th amendment to the constitution.Deputy Howlin said:"This is undoubtedly a h...
  13. Comprehensive response needed from Government on rental crisis

    Wed Mar 21, 2018 - 12:06 pm - Jan O'Sullivan TD Commenting on the latest report from the Residential Tenancies Board, Labour Housing spokesperson Jan O’Sullivan TD has said tenants are still facing rising rents, with those outside the rent pressu...
  14. Vigilance needed on latest Brexit deal

    Mon Mar 19, 2018 - 03:26 pm - Brendan Howlin TD Labour Party Leader and spokesperson on Foreign Affairs, Brendan Howlin TD, has urged caution in response to today's agreement between the UK and EU on the transition period.Deputy Howlin said:“Whil...
  15. The Sinn Féin mask slips again - Howlin

    Mon Mar 19, 2018 - 02:20 pm - Brendan Howlin TD Commenting on the suspension of Senator Máire Devine from Sinn Féin, Labour Party Leader, Brendan Howlin TD, has said that it is clear that any hope that the new Sinn Féin leadership would herald t...