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  1. Ivana Bacik to take part in Parnell Summer School on Monday 13 August 2018

    Mon Aug 13, 2018 - 09:30 am - Senator Ivana Bacik As part of the Parnell Summer School which will take place from 12-16 August at Avondale House, Rathdrum, Co Wicklow, Senator Ivana Bacik will take part in a timely discussion on the centenary of wome...
  2. Why is government afraid of a hotel bedroom tax?

    Fri Aug 10, 2018 - 11:32 am - Mary Freehill, Cllr Labour Councillor and former Lord Mayor, Mary Freehill has asked why the Government is afraid of a hotel bedroom tax, which is the norm in cities across the world. It would raise €15 million a year ...
  3. Deeply disturbing that up to 8 homeless families spend night in Garda station

    Thu Aug 9, 2018 - 11:27 am - Jan O'Sullivan TD Labour Party Housing spokesperson, Jan O’Sullivan TD, has called on the Government to progress the Housing (Homeless Families) Bill in light of reports that up to 8 families were forced to self-acco...
  4. Ryan welcomes NTA commitment to additional service for 101 Bus Éireann route

    Wed Aug 8, 2018 - 04:32 pm - Brendan Ryan TD Labour Party TD for Dublin Fingal, Brendan Ryan TD has welcomed a commitment he has received from the National Transport Authority that a second bus would now be added to the 101X service, due in Balr...
  5. Timelines in rollout of HPV vax to boys must be adhered to

    Tue Aug 7, 2018 - 10:24 am - Alan Kelly TD Labour Party Health Spokesperson, Alan Kelly TD, has welcomed the decision to start the process of extending the HPV vaccine to boys. Deputy Kelly said:“The announcement that the Minister for Healt...
  6. Sport Ireland must refund Irish Women’s Hockey representational fees

    Sat Aug 4, 2018 - 04:37 pm - Peter Horgan Labour Party Local Area Representative Peter Horgan has called on Sport Ireland to refund all Irish Women’s Hockey Squad members their representational fee of €550 each as a gesture of goodwill th...
  7. CervicalCheck ‘roadblocks’ are entirely of Government’s own making

    Thu Aug 2, 2018 - 11:52 am - Alan Kelly TD Labour Health spokesperson, Alan Kelly TD, has criticised the Government for their handling of the Cervical Check scandal.Deputy Kelly said:“Despite assurances from the Taoiseach that cases would no...
  8. Extreme pressure being put on parents getting children back to school.

    Thu Aug 2, 2018 - 10:28 am - Senator Aodhán Ó Ríordáin Labour spokesperson on Education, Senator Aodhán Ó Ríordáin has reiterated his proposals of State provided school books at no cost to parents and bans on voluntary contributions. This follows toda...
  9. Granny Grant smacks of desperation from Independent Alliance

    Wed Aug 1, 2018 - 02:27 pm - Deirdre Kingston, Cllr Labour Party representative for Dún Laoghaire, Deirdre Kingston, has said the proposals for a ‘Granny Grant’ smacks of desperation from the Independent Alliance and it is clear that they do not h...
  10. Bus Éireann should be seeking to connect more rural communities, rather than isolate them

    Wed Aug 1, 2018 - 02:16 pm - Willie Penrose TD Labour’s spokesperson for Rural and Community Affairs, Deputy Willie Penrose has called on Bus Éireann to revisit their decision to axe totally ten stops on the No. 20 and 20X bus route.Deputy Penr...
  11. Bus Éireann must revisit decision to drop bus stops on Galway route

    Wed Aug 1, 2018 - 12:58 pm - Senator Kevin Humphreys Labour Transport spokesperson, Senator Kevin Humphreys has called on Bus Éireann to revisit their decision to axe totally ten stops on the No. 20 and 20X bus route, and has written to the NTA, Minist...
  12. Costello welcomes decision by An Bord Pleanala to reject development at St Paul's Cemetery Glasnevin

    Wed Aug 1, 2018 - 11:58 am - Joe Costello "The decision by An Bord Pleanala(ABP) to reject the proposed development in St Paul’s Cemetery , Glasnevin for a chapel, a service block, 74 carparking spaces and reflective pools on the lands wher...
  13. Real change on business boards requires a quota set out in law

    Mon Jul 30, 2018 - 12:25 pm - Deirdre Kingston, Cllr Labour Equality spokesperson Cllr Deirdre Kingston has said if we want to see better balance on the boards of listed companies, Ireland should introduce a legally binding quota of 30% as a first step,...
  14. The book stops with Minister for Education on the cost of back to school

    Mon Jul 30, 2018 - 10:57 am - Senator Aodhán Ó Ríordáin Labour spokesperson on Education, Senator Aodhán Ó Ríordáin has reiterated his proposals of State provided school books at no cost to parents and bans on voluntary contributions. This follows toda...
  15. Media manipulation a real concern in forthcoming presidential election campaign

    Sun Jul 29, 2018 - 04:46 pm - Joe Costello Former Labour Presidential Director of Elections and representative for Dublin Central, Joe Costello has warned that media manipulation is a real concern in the forthcoming presidential election camp...