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  1. We must fight against precarious work - Labour Youth

    Tue Dec 5, 2017 - 11:52 am - Labour Youth Labour Youth has called on the Government to prioritise legislation that would end zero hour and ‘if and when’ work practices. This follows a report published by the Irish Congress of Trade Unions...
  2. We must strive for the total eradication of illiteracy in Irish society

    Tue Dec 5, 2017 - 11:41 am - Senator Aodhán Ó Ríordáin Labour Party spokesperson on Education, Senator Aodhán Ó Riordáin, has welcomed the publication of the Progress in International Reading Study, which shows Irish ten year olds are among the best in...
  3. Statement on Brexit Talks

    Mon Dec 4, 2017 - 06:10 pm - Brendan Howlin TD Labour Party Leader Brendan Howlin has said that the obvious solution to the Brexit talks impasse now is for the UK as a whole to accept the need to remain within the single market and customs union t...
  4. Exchequer returns show need for increased investment

    Mon Dec 4, 2017 - 04:53 pm - Joan Burton TD Responding to the latest Exchequer Returns, Labour Finance spokesperson Joan Burton TD, said:“As I have been predicting for a number of months, the tax returns for November have exceeded profile and...
  5. Roadmap to pay equality needed to address lack of teachers

    Mon Dec 4, 2017 - 03:53 pm - Senator Aodhán Ó Ríordáin Labour Party Education spokesperson, Senator Aodhán Ó Ríordáin, has called on the Minister for Education to publish a roadmap to pay equality in the teaching profession.Senator Ó Ríordáin said:...
  6. Ireland must move to ratify UN Convention on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities- Lynch

    Mon Dec 4, 2017 - 02:46 pm - Kathleen Lynch Labour spokesperson on Disability, Kathleen Lynch, has expressed concern at how long it's taking the Government to complete the necessary steps toward ratifying the UN Convention on the Rights of Pers...
  7. Government foot-dragging on zero hours contracts legislation must end - Nash

    Mon Dec 4, 2017 - 10:47 am - Senator Ged Nash Labour Party spokesperson on Employment and Social Protection, Senator Ged Nash, has called on the Government to stop dragging its feet on legislation that would guarantee the right to a minimum range...
  8. Government must act on Defence Forces Terms & Conditions

    Thu Nov 30, 2017 - 04:25 pm - Brendan Howlin TD Today at Leader's Questions in the Dáil, Labour Party Leader Brendan Howlin raised the terms and conditions of personnel in our Defence Forces and the need for the Government to act.The full transcri...
  9. Kelly asks why Minister Flanagan hasn't acted on Charleton Liaison Committee Concerns?

    Wed Nov 29, 2017 - 01:52 pm - Alan Kelly TD Labour TD for Tipperary, and Vice Chair of the Public Accounts Committee Deputy Alan Kelly has today said:"I have been asking the former Minister for Justice and the current Minister for Justice numer...
  10. Flanagan to attend Seanad over Garda overtime ban- Humphreys

    Wed Nov 29, 2017 - 12:29 pm - Senator Kevin Humphreys Labour Dublin Senator Kevin Humphreys has welcomed confirmation that the Minister for Justice Charlie Flanagan will attend the Seanad this evening in relation to concerns over cutbacks to Garda overti...
  11. Latest HIQA report into Áras Attracta disappointing - Kelly

    Wed Nov 29, 2017 - 12:21 pm - Alan Kelly TD Commenting on the latest HIQA report into Áras Attracta, Labour Party Health spokesperson, Alan Kelly TD, has said that it is clear that residents are still not receiving adequate care.Deputy Kelly:...
  12. O'Sullivan statement on Dublin homeless deaths

    Wed Nov 29, 2017 - 12:03 pm - Jan O'Sullivan TD Commenting on the tragic deaths of two people sleeping rough in Dublin this week, Labour Housing spokesperson Deputy Jan O’Sullivan said:"Sadly this week alone we have seen the deaths of two more ho...
  13. Humphreys concern over cutbacks to Garda overtime in Dublin this Christmas

    Wed Nov 29, 2017 - 10:54 am - Senator Kevin Humphreys Labour Dublin Senator Kevin Humphreys has expressed concern that cutbacks to Garda overtime in Dublin this Christmas period may leave the capital particularly vulnerable to an increase in crime.Senato...
  14. Statement from Brendan Howlin, Leader of the Labour Party

    Tue Nov 28, 2017 - 05:01 pm - Brendan Howlin TD Labour leader Brendan Howlin today expressed his profound disappointment at news that the purchase of a new Wexford Campus site by the Institute of Technology Carlow has been cancelled.“It is profou...
  15. Statement on the resignation of Senator Denis Landy

    Tue Nov 28, 2017 - 03:31 pm - Brendan Howlin TD Labour leader Brendan Howlin has today paid tribute to Denis Landy following the announcement of his resignation as a member of Seanad Éireann.Deputy Howlin said:“Denis has been a loyal and faithfu...