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  1. Labour to vote against Enda Kenny as Taoiseach

    Fri May 6, 2016 - 12:41 pm - Joan Burton TD Ceann Comhairle,The Labour Party will be voting against the nomination of Enda Kenny as Taoiseach today.We do principally because this new government arrangement is a charade.Talking yesterday about t...
  2. International community must invest more in peacebuilding and conflict prevention

    Thu Apr 28, 2016 - 12:30 pm - Sean Sherlock TD I am very pleased to have this opportunity to address the House on the challenge of addressing the impact of the unprecedented combination of conflicts and humanitarian crises worldwide, but especiall...
  3. Fianna Fáil are guilty of environmental treason-Kelly

    Wed Apr 27, 2016 - 02:51 pm - Alan Kelly TD I thought I had seen it all but if the media reporting is accurate then we are going back to the past. If so, I believe politics is failing. The issue been a consistent blight on the political system ...
  4. The Stability Programme Update document tells a positive story of remarkable change-Burton

    Wed Apr 27, 2016 - 01:29 pm - Joan Burton TD Ceann Comhairle,In light of the current political situation and ongoing attempts to form a new government, this annual SPU update has been prepared on a technical, no policy change basis.Regardless, a...
  5. A long-term, non-partisan approach to mental health is needed-Ryan

    Wed Apr 27, 2016 - 10:57 am - Brendan Ryan TD  I made my maiden speech as a Deputy in the Thirty-first Dáil five years ago and it was on the matter of mental health. I am glad to have the opportunity to also discuss this important issue so earl...
  6. A Programme for Government deserving of progressive support must do more than simply use Labour’s language of building a strong economy for a decent society -O'Sullivan

    Thu Apr 14, 2016 - 06:27 pm - Jan O'Sullivan TD For 104 years, the Labour Party has been a voice for progress in Ireland.We are a smaller party now than we have been for many years, but our role is still vital to the progress of our nation.Over the...
  7. Labour party passionately believes in progressive politics

    Thu Apr 14, 2016 - 04:56 pm - Joan Burton TD When the Dáil last met to debate this issue, the Labour Party made very clear our position.The process around forming a Government has left a lot of people scratching their heads.The Dáil is meeting...
  8. Premature to vote for a candidate for Taoiseach today

    Wed Apr 6, 2016 - 04:01 pm - Joan Burton TD Ceann Comhairle,When the Dail last met to debate this issue, the Labour Party made very clear our position.We supported the nomination of Enda Kenny as Taoiseach on March 10 to complete the offer we m...
  9. Labour has never been afraid to take political risks

    Thu Mar 10, 2016 - 03:51 pm - Joan Burton TD Speaking in Dail Eireann on the Nomination of TaoiseachIn the general election, the Labour Party sought a mandate to continue implementing our policy in government – to continue the job of rebuildin...
  10. Only Labour will deliver progressive social change - White

    Wed Feb 24, 2016 - 04:37 pm - Alex White, Cllr Progressive and left-leaning voters have a choice to make on Friday.They can vote for the far left, or for parties who have adopted a left-wing stance as a flag of convenience. One of these, Sinn Fein...
  11. Labour is offering sensible and targeted tax reform - Howlin

    Wed Feb 24, 2016 - 04:31 pm - Brendan Howlin TD I’d like to focus my remarks on the next five years.This election is about the future.We’ve worked hard over the last five years to bring this country back from the brink.Back from the cliff Fiann...
  12. Now it's time to make a choice for the next five years - Burton

    Wed Feb 24, 2016 - 04:25 pm - Joan Burton TD This is the last Labour Party press conference at the end of a long and vital national debate.At the end of that debate, the choice facing the Irish people is still clear.They can vote Labour to retur...
  13. LABOUR HAS A PROVEN RECORD OF STANDING UP FOR EQUALITY IN EDUCATION – HUMPHREYS

    Mon Feb 22, 2016 - 10:35 am - Senator Kevin Humphreys I’m delighted to be master of ceremonies here today.The electorate now have a clear choice – do they want Labour back in Government to ensure a fairer, more equal and progressive Ireland or do the...
  14. ONLY THE LABOUR PARTY WILL DELIVER PROGRESSIVE CHANGE - BURTON

    Mon Feb 22, 2016 - 10:32 am - Joan Burton TD For the Labour Party, equality is the keystone of what we believe.Throughout this campaign, I have been making a clear point – only Labour will deliver greater equality.Achieving this must start wit...
  15. Labour’s USC & PRSI offering is distinct

    Sun Feb 21, 2016 - 03:07 pm - Senator Aodhán Ó Ríordáin In our lives before we were given the opportunity to serve in the Oireachtas, John and I were teachers. John taught for over a decade in St Vincent’s in Glasnevin.As he said earlier this week, I kno...