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  1. Schools most in need should receive sports funding

    Sun Mar 18, 2018 - 03:21 pm - Senator Kevin Humphreys Dublin Labour Senator Kevin Humphreys has expressed his concern at today’s article in the Sunday Business Post regarding the allocation of school sports grants.Senator Kevin Humphreys commented:“I...
  2. 'Gerry Adams Day' proclamation an insult to victims

    Sun Mar 18, 2018 - 02:18 pm - Brendan Howlin TD Labour Party Leader, Brendan Howlin, has said it was both unfortunate and inappropriate for the Mayor of New York, Bill de Blasio, to proclaim a Gerry Adams day in New York.Mr Howlin said it was even ...
  3. Privitisation of bus routes very worrying

    Sat Mar 17, 2018 - 09:31 am - Labour Youth  Labour Youth is extremely alarmed to hear that Bus Éireann has lost the right to operate on six routes on the Kildare-Dublin corridor to Go Ahead, a British operator.Chairperson Chloe Manahan comme...
  4. Optional protocol in the UN Convention is a must - Labour Disability

    Fri Mar 16, 2018 - 02:33 pm - Labour Disability has called on Minister for Disability Issues Finian McGrath to ensure that the Optional Protocol to the United Nations Convention on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities is ratifi...
  5. Taoiseach should not be meddling in planning at Doonbeg

    Thu Mar 15, 2018 - 05:13 pm - Brendan Howlin TD Labour Party Leader and spokesperson for Foreign Affairs, Brendan Howlin TD has expressed concern at reports that the Taoiseach has made political representations to Clare County Council on behalf of ...
  6. Bacik welcomes success of #TakeBackTrinity campaign

    Thu Mar 15, 2018 - 04:00 pm - Senator Ivana Bacik Speaking today in the Front Square of Trinity College Dublin by invitation of the TCD Students’ Union at the conclusion of the students’ occupation of Trinity, Labour Senator for Dublin University...
  7. Writing is on the wall for micro-plastics

    Thu Mar 15, 2018 - 03:42 pm - Sean Sherlock TD Labour TD Seán Sherlock has said the announcement by the World Health Organisation that it will review the potential risks of microplastics in bottled water highlights the importance of progressing L...
  8. Loss of Filmbase will be sorely felt by creative community

    Thu Mar 15, 2018 - 02:37 pm - Rebecca Moynihan, Cllr Labour Party spokesperson on Community Arts, Councillor Rebecca Moynihan has expressed disappointment in the closure of Filmbase.Councillor Moynihan said:“It’s a sad day for the film-making commun...
  9. Luas issues a concern ahead of St. Patrick's Day weekend

    Thu Mar 15, 2018 - 10:07 am - Senator Kevin Humphreys Responding to reports of continued delays and severe overcrowding on the Luas line, Labour Transport spokesperson Senator Kevin Humphreys has backed calls for Luas operator Transdev to appear before t...
  10. Statement from Joan Burton on death of Liam O’Flynn

    Wed Mar 14, 2018 - 07:44 pm - Joan Burton TD Labour Party spokesperson on the Arts, Joan Burton TD has expressed sadness on the passing of piper, Liam O’Flynn. Deputy Burton said:“I'm very sad to hear of the passing of Liam O’Flynn, one o...
  11. Ó Ríordáin slams Trump invitation

    Wed Mar 14, 2018 - 04:05 pm - Senator Aodhán Ó Ríordáin Ahead of his Irish Stand event, Labour Party Senator Aodhán Ó Ríordáin has condemned the Taoiseach for extending an invitation to Donald Trump to visit Ireland.Senator Ó Ríordáin said:“Taoise...
  12. New apartment guidelines will squeeze out families

    Wed Mar 14, 2018 - 12:10 pm - Jan O'Sullivan TD Labour Housing spokesperson, Jan O’Sullivan TD, has expressed concern that new apartment guidelines will further squeeze out families, couples and others struggling to find homes in the current hous...
  13. More support must be provided for victims of sexual violence - Kingston

    Tue Mar 13, 2018 - 04:37 pm - Deirdre Kingston, Cllr Labour Party Equality spokesperson, Councillor Deirdre Kingston, has called on TUSLA to provide emergency funding to help clear counselling waiting lists for victims of sexual violence.Councillor King...
  14. TCD should reverse repeat fee decision

    Tue Mar 13, 2018 - 04:33 pm - Senator Aodhán Ó Ríordáin Labour Party Education spokesperson, Senator Aodhán Ó Ríordáin, has called on Trinity College Dublin to reverse the decision to introduce a fee of €450 to repeat exams.Senator Ó Ríordáin said...
  15. Fianna Fáil all talk no action on Health

    Tue Mar 13, 2018 - 03:29 pm - Alan Kelly TD Despite warning in January 2017 that Fianna Fáil would not tolerate another trolley crisis this winter, Labour spokesperson on Health, Alan Kelly TD, has said they are all talk but no action on red l...