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  1. Government failure and UK backsliding mean risk of disastrous Brexit rising

    Sat Jun 23, 2018 - 03:21 pm - Brendan Howlin TD Labour Party Leader Brendan Howlin TD has warned that the failure of the Government to deliver on the backstop, and the latest demand by Boris Johnson for a full British Brexit mean the risk of a disa...
  2. Labour expresses solidarity with workers in industrial disputes

    Sat Jun 23, 2018 - 03:05 pm - Jack O'Connor At a meeting of the Executive Board of the Labour Party today, members expressed solidarity and support to the Lloyds pharmacy workers seeking recognition from their employer, and the members of Fórs...
  3. More information needed on City Council proposals to dispose of depots across Dublin

    Sat Jun 23, 2018 - 11:11 am - Mary Freehill, Cllr Commenting on the report to Councillors on the proposal to consolidate depot sites and sell key sites, Labour Cllr Mary Freehill for the Rathmines Rathgar ward and former Lord Mayor of Dublin has said...
  4. Exam crisis entirely of Government’s own making

    Fri Jun 22, 2018 - 04:34 pm - Senator Aodhán Ó Ríordáin Labour spokesperson on Education, Aodhán Ó Ríordáin has said that the current controversy regarding examination marking is a crisis of the governments own making.Senator Ó Ríordáin said:“The ...
  5. More proactive approach on false self-employment needed after RTÉ revelations

    Fri Jun 22, 2018 - 02:56 pm - Senator Ged Nash Labour Employment Affairs spokesperson Senator Ged Nash has said the revelations that 157 workers at RTÉ were misclassified as self-employed shows the need for the Government to more pro-actively tac...
  6. Dedicated transport police now needed

    Fri Jun 22, 2018 - 01:28 pm - Senator Kevin Humphreys Labour Transport spokesperson Sen. Kevin Humphreys has welcomed the move by Irish Rail to put on extra security staff at certain north Dublin stations but said there was still a need for a dedicated t...
  7. Engagement with unions needed to solve Lloyd's dispute - Nash

    Thu Jun 21, 2018 - 03:45 pm - Senator Ged Nash Ahead of tomorrow’s planned industrial action by Lloyd’s Pharmacy staff, Labour Party spokesperson on Employment and Social Affairs, Ged Nash, has urged the company to accept the recent Labour Cou...
  8. Increase rush hour services and stop messing with Free Travel Scheme

    Thu Jun 21, 2018 - 02:37 pm - Senator Kevin Humphreys Labour transport spokesperson Sen. Kevin Humphreys has called for an increase in rush hour public transport services, saying we can no longer tolerate silly debates about the free travel scheme, and t...
  9. Labour Youth calls for more funding to the Rape Crisis Network Ireland

    Wed Jun 20, 2018 - 06:03 pm - Labour Youth Labour Youth has today called for the restoration of funding to the Rape Crisis Network Ireland (RCNI), the recipient of this year’s Jim Kemmy Thirst for Justice Award last weekend in Limerick.Speak...
  10. Time has come to regulate AirBnB short term lets

    Wed Jun 20, 2018 - 02:48 pm - Senator Kevin Humphreys The Seanad will tonight debate a bill introduced by Senator Kevin Humphreys to finally regulate 'AirBnB' type short term lets. The bill would ensure that these lets are classed as a commercial enterpr...
  11. Howlin calls for funding to be restored to Rape Crisis Network

    Wed Jun 20, 2018 - 02:35 pm - Brendan Howlin TD At Leader’s Questions today, Labour Party Leader Brendan Howlin raised with the Taoiseach the need to restore funding to the Rape Crisis Network and for better data collection.Deputy Howlin said:“...
  12. Reserving 1/4 school places for kids of past-pupils elitist & wrong

    Wed Jun 20, 2018 - 01:37 pm - Senator Aodhán Ó Ríordáin Labour Party Education spokesperson, Aodhán Ó Ríordáin has hit out at Fine Gael for reserving 25% of school places for the children and grandchildren of past-pupils in the Admissions to Schools Bi...
  13. Donohoe misleading public on up to €2.2 billion available for new measures in Budget 2019

    Tue Jun 19, 2018 - 05:58 pm - Joan Burton TD Labour Finance spokesperson Joan Burton has highlighted that there is actually up to €2.2 billion available in the fiscal space for new measures in Budget 2019 before any new revenue raising or savi...
  14. Build Social and Affordable Homes, Taoiseach

    Tue Jun 19, 2018 - 04:33 pm - Jan O'Sullivan TD Reacting to the Summer Economic Statement, Labour Party Housing spokesperson, Jan O’Sullivan TD, has said that it we are unlikely to see an affordable housing scheme from Fine Gael in the upcoming b...
  15. No mention of childcare sector in Summer Economic Statement

    Tue Jun 19, 2018 - 04:25 pm - Sean Sherlock TD Labour Spokesperson on Children and Youth Affairs has expressed his disappointment that there is no mention of the childcare sector in the Summer Economic Statement published today despite the strain ...