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  1. Women on boards: legally binding quotas needed

    Wed Dec 11, 2019 - 02:37 pm - Senator Ivana Bacik Responding to today’s ‘Balance for Better Business’ report showing there is still a serious imbalance for women at leadership levels in Irish companies, Labour Senator Ivana Bacik said:“This r...
  2. More community policing needed in Dublin South Central

    Wed Dec 11, 2019 - 02:15 pm - Rebecca Moynihan Following the publication of the University of Limerick report into criminal behaviour networks in Dublin South Central, Labour Party representative for the South West Inner City, Rebecca Moynihan, ha...
  3. Drug report: Community voices need to be heard

    Wed Dec 11, 2019 - 11:56 am - Senator Aodhán Ó Ríordáin Responding to today’s report on organised crime and drug dealing in Dublin’s South Inner City, Dublin Labour Senator Aodhán Ó Riordáin commented: “Sadly it doesn’t come as a major surp...
  4. Time for HSE senior officials to see conditions at UHL first-hand

    Wed Dec 11, 2019 - 11:25 am - Alan Kelly TD Following today’s Oireachtas Health committee, Alan Kelly TD, has ensured the Chief Executive of the HSE will visit University Hospital Limerick with members of the Health Committee to see the condi...
  5. Urgent response needed on mumps outbreak

    Tue Dec 10, 2019 - 12:22 pm - Alan Kelly TD Labour Party Health spokesperson, Alan Kelly TD, has said an urgent response is needed to the large scale outbreak of the mumps.Deputy Kelly said:“So far in 2019, we have seen a 436% increase in rep...
  6. Action needed to reduce fuel poverty

    Tue Dec 10, 2019 - 11:44 am - Sean Sherlock TD Responding to today’s St. Vincent de Paul report, 'Growing up in the Cold', Labour spokesperson on Children, Seán Sherlock T.D, said:“Families today are already faced with massive outgoings, such...
  7. 1.5% pay rise offer an insult to school secretaries

    Mon Dec 9, 2019 - 04:10 pm - Senator Ged Nash Labour’s Employment Spokesperson Ged Nash has described a 1.5% pay rise offered by the Department of Education & Skills to school secretaries as “insulting and derisory”.He said;“School se...
  8. Dublin City Council has run out of money to refurbish vacant social units

    Fri Dec 6, 2019 - 10:55 am - Alison Gilliland Cllr Alison Gilliland, Labour Party Councillor and Chairperson of DCC Strategic Policy Committee for Housing said:"At Thursdays meeting of the Dublin City Council's Strategic Policy Committee for Hous...
  9. Further Questions need to be answered following RCOG review

    Tue Dec 3, 2019 - 05:54 pm - Alan Kelly TD Labour Party Health spokesperson, Alan Kelly TD, has said that the HSE, Department of Health and RCOG have further questions to answer following the publication of the Report of the Independent Expert...
  10. Homelessness figures: Govt not delivering on housing

    Tue Dec 3, 2019 - 05:41 pm - Jan O'Sullivan TD Reacting to the official homelessness figures for October which have just been released, Labour spokesperson on Housing, Jan O’Sullivan T.D, said:"For the first time ever, we now have over 10,500 pe...
  11. More Gardai needed in Dublin

    Tue Dec 3, 2019 - 04:00 pm - Senator Kevin Humphreys Labour Dublin Senator Kevin Humphreys has said that more Gardai are needed to deal with crime in the capital.It follows the publication of CSO crime statistics today, for the first time since 2016.Sen...
  12. Harris fails St Joseph’s Care Home

    Sun Dec 1, 2019 - 09:26 am - Senator Kevin Humphreys Responding to reports of the planned closure of Saint Joseph’s Dementia residential Care home in Shankill in Dublin, Labour Senator and member of the All Party Oireachtas Group on Dementia, Kev...
  13. Extension welcome for childcare providers

    Fri Nov 29, 2019 - 10:53 am - Sean Sherlock TD Labour spokesperson on Children and Youth Affairs, Deputy Seán Sherlock, has welcomed an extension given to childcare providers to submit certain documentation to Tusla as part of the re-registration...
  14. Tomorrow's By-Elections a chance to call for a change in direction

    Thu Nov 28, 2019 - 02:57 pm - Brendan Howlin TD Speaking in advance of tomorrow’s four By- Elections, the leader of the Labour Party, Brendan Howlin TD, said that voters have a unique opportunity to call for a change of direction on the issues th...
  15. Real action needed on DEIS class sizes

    Thu Nov 28, 2019 - 12:57 pm - Senator Aodhán Ó Ríordáin Labour Party Education spokesperson, Aodhán Ó Ríordáin, has called for the Minister for Education to take on board the asks of the INTO #TimeForDEIS campaign.Senator Ó Ríordáin said:“The Labo...