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  1. IDA investment in Marlinstown needed now

    Wed Jan 23, 2019 - 03:33 pm - Willie Penrose TD Labour Spokesperson for Rural Affairs, Deputy Willie Penrose, has again raised the issue of the need for greater IDA investment in Westmeath. Deputy Penrose said:"I have once again raised the issue o...
  2. Pembro announcement welcome

    Wed Jan 23, 2019 - 02:42 pm - Alan Kelly TD Labour Party Health spokesperson Alan Kelly TD has welcomed news that costs associated with the drug Pembro for cervical cancer patients will now be funded by the State.Deputy Kelly said:“I am delig...
  3. Statement by Labour LGBT on the RTÉ PrimeTime programme airing this evening on Trans Youth.

    Tue Jan 22, 2019 - 06:48 pm - Labour Lgbt Labour LGBT are concerned the producers of the RTÉ PrimeTime programme airing this evening have decided to go ahead with a programme on Trans Youth, despite the clear calls not to do so by those who ...
  4. Irish filmmaking is one of our greatest exports - Burton

    Tue Jan 22, 2019 - 03:13 pm - Joan Burton TD Labour Spokeswomen on Arts and Heritage, Joan Burton TD, has extended congratulations to Element Pictures, Louise Bagnall and Robbie Ryan for their Oscar nominations announced today. Deputy Burton als...
  5. Key timelines on cervical cancer prevention must be met

    Tue Jan 22, 2019 - 03:05 pm - Alan Kelly TD Labour Party health spokesperson Alan Kelly TD has said that this Cervical Cancer Prevention Week the Minister for Health must commit to setting out timelines on four key issues when it comes to cervi...
  6. Level of Homeless Children Presenting to Temple Street Betrays Vision of Democratic Programme

    Tue Jan 22, 2019 - 12:03 pm - Joe Costello Labour Spokesperson for Urban Regeneration, Joe Costello, has called on the government to act to tackle the sustained rise in childhood homeless. Mr. Costello said:"The sharp increase in the number o...
  7. The government should relaunch Local Area Hackney Scheme

    Tue Jan 22, 2019 - 11:57 am - Senator Kevin Humphreys Labour Transport Spokesperson Senator Kevin Humphreys has called on Minister Ross to reinvigorate and expand the 'Local Area Hackney' or 'Rural Hackney' license scheme, and expressed concerns about ...
  8. Solutions exist to avert nurses’ strike

    Mon Jan 21, 2019 - 06:47 pm - Alan Kelly TD Labour Party health spokesperson Alan Kelly TD has said the Minister for Health must honour their proposals passed by the Dáil on the nurses strike.Deputy Kelly said“According to the INMO, the HSE ...
  9. Labour sets out three key demands on centenary of 1st Dail

    Sun Jan 20, 2019 - 01:47 pm - Brendan Howlin TD Speaking on the occasion of the centenary of the Democratic Programme of the First Dáil, written by Labour’s then leader Tom Johnson, the leader of the Labour Party, Brendan Howlin TD set out Labou...
  10. Labour must come out fighting in May Elections

    Sat Jan 19, 2019 - 04:00 pm - Alex White, Cllr DUBLIN CANDIDATE WANTS GENEROUS CO-OPERATION BETWEEN PROGRESSIVE PARTIESThe Labour Party has selected former Minister Alex White to contest the Dublin constituency in this May’s European Parliament ...
  11. Coombe's refusal to provide abortion care is completely unacceptable

    Thu Jan 17, 2019 - 09:44 pm - Labour Women The Chair of the Labour Women Executive, Ellen O'Sullivan, has described the refusal of the Coombe hospital to provide termination in the case of fatal foetal abnormality as completely unacceptable....
  12. Why are we still seeing CervicalCheck cases going through the courts?

    Wed Jan 16, 2019 - 05:55 pm - Alan Kelly TD Labour Party Health spokesperson, Alan Kelly TD, has said that the fact that another CervicalCheck case has passed through the courts is not good enough. Deputy Kelly said: “Despite promise after ...
  13. Irish Government appear to have no Plan B for Brexit

    Wed Jan 16, 2019 - 05:07 pm - Brendan Howlin TD Leader of the Labour Party, Brendan Howlin TD, reacted to the latest developments in Westminster and the seeming paralysis of Leo Varadkar’s government on the risk of a ‘no deal’ Brexit and repe...
  14. Sherlock calls on all phone operators to work to ban scam calls

    Wed Jan 16, 2019 - 01:24 pm - Sean Sherlock TD Labour Communications Spokesperson Seán Sherlock TD has called on phone operators to actively take steps to block fraudulent calls to members of the public following Three’s announcement that premi...
  15. Serious questions to be asked about the governance of Public Boards.

    Wed Jan 16, 2019 - 12:19 pm - Senator Kevin Humphreys Labour’s Transport Spokesperson, Sen. Kevin Humphrys, has called for greater accountability for members of public boards who do not attend board meetings yet still pick up their salary.Senator Humph...