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  1. Howlin warns against complacency as poll reveals support for 8th repeal

    Sat Dec 9, 2017 - 11:17 am - Brendan Howlin TD Labour Party Leader Brendan Howlin TD, has welcomed the findings of an Ipsos/Mori opinion poll showing strong support for repealing the 8th amendment to the constitution.Deputy Howlin said:"While thes...
  2. Labour investment in Luas pays dividend- Humphreys

    Sat Dec 9, 2017 - 12:01 am - Senator Kevin Humphreys Embargoed 00.01, Saturday, December 9th Welcoming the launch of the Luas Cross City Line today, Dublin Labour Senator and Spokesperson on Transport, Kevin Humphreys has called on the Government to pri...
  3. The devil will be in the detail of future EU-UK discussions

    Fri Dec 8, 2017 - 07:36 am - Brendan Howlin TD The Leader of the Labour Party Brendan Howlin has said that today’s agreement between the EU and the UK marks the start of a process, not an end, and that the devil will be very much in the details ...
  4. Schulz federal proposals misguided

    Thu Dec 7, 2017 - 06:56 pm - Brendan Howlin TD Labour Party Leader and foreign affairs spokesperson, Brendan Howlin TD has described proposals made by SPD leader Martin Schulz on European integration as misguided and potentially dangerous to the w...
  5. Labour Youth Condemns Trump’s Jerusalem Statement

    Thu Dec 7, 2017 - 03:34 pm - Labour Youth Labour Youth has today condemned Donald Trump's recognition of Jerusalem, including occupied Palestinian territory, as Israel's capital.Speaking on the matter, Labour Youth Chairperson, Chloe Manahan ...
  6. New legislation silent on 'if & when' contracts

    Thu Dec 7, 2017 - 03:19 pm - Senator Ged Nash Senator Ged Nash has warned that new legislation published today by Minister Regina Doherty may not in fact cover the phenomenon of ‘if & when’ contracts.Senator Nash said:“During the proce...
  7. Penrose seeks redoubling of efforts to secure industry for Mullingar

    Thu Dec 7, 2017 - 02:53 pm - Willie Penrose TD Labour TD for Longford Westmeath, Willie Penrose, has called on the Minister for Business, Enterprise and Innovation and the IDA, to redouble their efforts to secure a significant industry for the 22....
  8. Extravagant Ballsbridge apartments highlight two tier society

    Thu Dec 7, 2017 - 02:50 pm - Senator Kevin Humphreys Labour Senator and spokesperson for Dublin, Kevin Humphreys has said the extravagant apartments being built and sold in Ballsbridge highlights our two tier society and the failure of the Government to...
  9. Ó Ríordáin supports calls for introduction of 'Fagin's Law'

    Thu Dec 7, 2017 - 02:34 pm - Senator Aodhán Ó Ríordáin Senator Aodhán Ó Ríordáin has welcomed the call in the tenth report by Special Rapporteur on Child Protection, Dr Geoffrey Shannon, for the introduction of a so-called 'Fagin's Law’.Fagin's Law ...
  10. Howlin calls for school competition to name new National Children’s Hospital

    Thu Dec 7, 2017 - 02:31 pm - Brendan Howlin TD Speaking in the Dáil today, Labour Party Leader, Brendan Howlin TD, asked the Minister for Health to consider running a competition in our schools to name the new National Children’s Hospital.Deput...
  11. Burton welcomes halt to planned changes to Early Childhood Care and Education scheme

    Thu Dec 7, 2017 - 01:42 pm - Joan Burton TD Labour TD Joan Burton has said that the needs of children with disabilities must take centre stage when any changes are being considered to the Early Childhood Care and Education scheme.Deputy Burton ...
  12. Constitution not the place to deal with abortion

    Wed Dec 6, 2017 - 04:38 pm - Jan O'Sullivan TD At today’s meeting of the Oireachtas Committee on the Eighth Amendment, the Labour Party’s Jan O’Sullivan has called for clarity around the proposed referendum on the Eighth Amendment.Deputy O...
  13. Trump should concentrate on restarting peace process in Middle East – Howlin

    Wed Dec 6, 2017 - 03:18 pm - Brendan Howlin TD Labour Party Leader and spokesperson on Foreign Affairs, Brendan Howlin TD, has said the decision by Donald Trump to recognise Jerusalem as Israel’s capital will damage long-term peace in the Middle...
  14. Burton welcomes planned rise in compulsory retirement age

    Wed Dec 6, 2017 - 11:50 am - Joan Burton TD Labour spokesperson for Finance, Pubic Expenditure and Reform, Joan Burton TD, has welcomed the move by Government to raise the compulsory retirement age in the public sector from 65 to 70.Deputy Burt...
  15. Costello welcomes High Court decision

    Tue Dec 5, 2017 - 03:30 pm - Joe Costello Former Labour TD Joe Costello has welcomed the decision of the Government to set an urgent date for the passage of the Electoral (Amendment) (Dail Constituencies) Bill 2017.He was speaking today after...