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  1. Questions still outstanding from Naughten meetings

    Mon Oct 15, 2018 - 04:07 pm - Sean Sherlock TD Labour Dáil Communications spokesperson Séan Sherlock has said there are still outstanding questions about the numerous meetings of a government Minister with the remaining bidder in the National Br...
  2. Explanation needed for delays in Illness Benefit

    Mon Oct 15, 2018 - 03:58 pm - Senator Ged Nash Labour Social Protection spokesperson Ged Nash has called on the Minister for Social Protection to explain the reasons for the major delays people are encountering in illness benefit payments.Sen. Nas...
  3. New Minister for Education must make fees funding decision

    Mon Oct 15, 2018 - 02:52 pm - Senator Aodhán Ó Ríordáin Labour Party Education spokesperson, Senator Aodhán Ó Ríordáin, has said that the new Minister for Education, Joe McHugh, needs to rule out student loan schemes. Senator Ó Ríordáin said:“The...
  4. Tánaiste must demand answers on Khashoggi disappearance

    Sat Oct 13, 2018 - 12:46 pm - Brendan Howlin TD Labour Party Leader and Foreign Affairs spokesperson Brendan Howlin TD has called on the Tánaiste to seek answers from Saudi Arabia about what happened the journalist Jamal Khashoggi.Deputy Howlin sa...
  5. Government Unstable, Time for an Election

    Fri Oct 12, 2018 - 05:13 pm - Brendan Howlin TD Labour Party Leader Brendan Howlin has said the loss of guaranteed support from two TDs in the last fortnight has destabilised the Government and that now is the time for a general election.Deputy How...
  6. NBP in chaos, Smyth review a smokescreen

    Fri Oct 12, 2018 - 04:11 pm - Sean Sherlock TD Labour Dáil Communications spokesperson Seán Sherlock TD has said the National Broadband Plan is now in chaos, and that the Smyth review announced by the Taoiseach is a smokescreen for the decisions...
  7. Significant rise in VAT will have disproportionate effect on rural businesses.

    Thu Oct 11, 2018 - 02:52 pm - Willie Penrose TD Deputy Penrose stated in response to the increase of the special 9% rate of VAT to 13.5% that the impact of same will be clearly felt in rural based hotels and rural pubs who have restaurants which al...
  8. Minister sowing confusion on Affordable Childcare Scheme

    Wed Oct 10, 2018 - 12:49 pm - Sean Sherlock TD Labour Children spokesperson Séan Sherlock has criticised the failure of the Minister for Children to clearly outline to parents what the changes in Budget 2019 on Affordable Childcare Scheme will me...
  9. Labour proposed providing €3 million to provide free access to counselling for young people up to the age of 25

    Wed Oct 10, 2018 - 11:44 am - Alan Kelly TD Labour Spokesperson on Health, Alan Kelly TD has called on the Minister to provide free access to counselling for young people under 25.Speaking today Deputy Kelly Said:"Today is World Mental Health D...
  10. Government negates responsibility to act on climate change - Sherlock

    Tue Oct 9, 2018 - 06:26 pm - Sean Sherlock TD Labour Spokesperson on Climate Action Seán Sherlock TD has slammed the Government for negating its responsibility to act on Climate Change.“This was a missed opportunity to tackle the scourge of si...
  11. Rosslare Port neglected by Government in Budget

    Tue Oct 9, 2018 - 05:42 pm - Brendan Howlin TD Labour Party Leader Brendan Howlin has said that the Government have completely ignored Rosslare Port in Budget 2019.Deputy Howlin said:“Giving his Budget 2019 speech, Paschal Donohoe managed to nam...
  12. Education left behind in Budget 2019

    Tue Oct 9, 2018 - 04:00 pm - Senator Aodhán Ó Ríordáin Labour Education spokesperson Aodhán Ó Ríordáin has criticised the failure of FG and FF to commit to investing in education. There is only an additional €119m in new funding or less than 1% out ...
  13. Clarity on Affordable Childcare Scheme needed as Budget fails to address system deficits

    Tue Oct 9, 2018 - 03:52 pm - Sean Sherlock TD Labour Childcare Spokesperson Seán Sherlock, TD has called for clarity on the widening of Affordable Childcare Scheme thresholds as to who will be entitled to additional support and criticised the Go...
  14. Budget Bonanza for landlords and developers

    Tue Oct 9, 2018 - 09:42 am - Jan O'Sullivan TD Labour Housing spokesperson, Jan O’Sullivan TD, has said today’s housing proposals as part of Budget 2019, show no imagination on behalf of the Government parties Fianna Fáil and Fine Gael and wi...
  15. Will FG get the sums wrong again in Budget 2019?

    Mon Oct 8, 2018 - 01:07 pm - Joan Burton TD Labour Finance spokesperson Joan Burton TD has advised the Minister for Finance to ensure he double checks his figures this year to avoid the mistake he made with commercial stamp duty in Budget 2018,...