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  1. Broadband Plan in shambles and citizens are bearing the brunt of government failure

    Sat Jul 28, 2018 - 07:39 pm - Sean Sherlock TD Labour spokesperson on Communications Seán Sherlock TD has slammed the Government's response to the National Broadband Plan as news emerged that SSE has withdrawn from its consortium with Enet as the...
  2. Taoiseach needs to come out of hiding & speak to nation today on Cervical Check Controversy

    Sat Jul 28, 2018 - 10:16 am - Alan Kelly TD Labour Health spokesperson Alan Kelly TD has said the Taoiseach needs to come out of hiding & speak to the nation today on Cervical Check Controversy.Deputy Kelly said:"The Taoiseach and his Gove...
  3. We should be working to make justice more accessible to victims of rape and sexual violence.

    Fri Jul 27, 2018 - 11:29 am - Deirdre Kingston, Cllr Labour Equality spokesperson Cllr. Deirdre Kingston has called for greater resources to be dedicated to services for victims of rape and sexual violence within the legal process, as the Law Commision ...
  4. Why is Morrissey Cervical Cancer case in court?

    Thu Jul 26, 2018 - 04:29 pm - Alan Kelly TD Labour Health spokesperson Alan Kelly has called on the Taoiseach, Minister for Health and State Claims Agency to explain why another woman impacted by the cervical cancer scandal has had to go to cou...
  5. Loophole in rent caps leaving renters open to price gouging must be closed

    Thu Jul 26, 2018 - 12:28 pm - Jan O'Sullivan TD Jan O’Sullivan TD, Labour Party Spokesperson on Housing, is calling on the government to close the ‘new build’ loophole for rent pressure zones which is being used by landlords to increase rents...
  6. Government has failed Section 39 workers

    Wed Jul 25, 2018 - 05:02 pm - Alan Kelly TD Labour Health spokesperson Alan Kelly TD, has repeated his call for the pay of Section 39 workers to be restored, and as workers confirmed they would now go on strike, said the Government had failed t...
  7. Ryanair protective notice designed to intimidate striking pilots

    Wed Jul 25, 2018 - 01:59 pm - Senator Ged Nash Labour Employment Affairs spokesperson Ged Nash said the actions by Ryanair to issue protective notice to crews in Dublin is clearly aimed at striking pilots, and called on the company to engage in go...
  8. Hynes calls for targeted investment in South East

    Wed Jul 25, 2018 - 01:00 pm - Denis Hynes Labour Candidate for Carlow/Kilkenny, Denis Hynes is calling on the Government to provide targeted investment in education, health care and job creation in the South East to ensure the working people ...
  9. Ross must act on latest anti-social Irish Rail figures

    Wed Jul 25, 2018 - 10:14 am - Senator Kevin Humphreys Labour Transport spokesperson, Senator Kevin Humphreys is calling on the Minister for Transport, Shane Ross to support the establishment of a dedicated transport police force to address the increase i...
  10. Resolution for subcontractors needed before September term begins

    Tue Jul 24, 2018 - 04:37 pm - Brendan Howlin TD Labour Party Leader and Wexford TD Brendan Howlin together with a delegation of subcontractors impacted by the liquidation of Sammon, attended a meeting he organised in Dublin with the Office of Gover...
  11. Ongoing monthly increase in homeless figures is shocking

    Tue Jul 24, 2018 - 04:30 pm - Jan O'Sullivan TD Reacting to the latest homelessness figures for June, Labour Housing spokesperson Jan O'Sullivan has said that the ongoing monthly increase is shocking, and that the Government has totally failed to g...
  12. Labour Party publishes 'A New Approach to Addiction'

    Tue Jul 24, 2018 - 02:00 pm - Martina Genockey, Cllr The Labour Party has published their submission to the national consultation on personal possession of illegal drugs.The submission prepared by Cllr Martina Genockey, Labour spokesperson on Health Pro...
  13. Public consultation on HPV vaccines for boys is welcome but must conclude quickly to facilitate rollout.

    Tue Jul 24, 2018 - 10:44 am - Alan Kelly TD Labour Party Health spokesperson, Alan Kelly TD, has welcomed HIQA’s announcement of a public consultation on extending HPV vaccination programme to include boys and is calling for a speedy conclusi...
  14. Fine Gael backtracking on Sláintecare and free GP care

    Mon Jul 23, 2018 - 12:38 pm - Alan Kelly TD Labour Health spokesperson, Alan Kelly TD has said the revelations today about discussions at last week's Cabinet Meeting show that the Fine Gael government is backtracking on commitments in the Slái...
  15. 200 jobs a welcome development for Westmeath but more needed

    Mon Jul 23, 2018 - 11:12 am - Willie Penrose TD 200 jobs a welcome development for Westmeath but more needed - PenroseLabour TD for Longford Westmeath, Willie Penrose has welcomed the announcement of 200 jobs with retailer Mr. Price, to be created ...