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  1. Labour Trade Unionists appalled at Fianna Fáil disregard for low-paid workers

    Thu Nov 28, 2019 - 11:49 am - The Labour Party In an outrageous response to a request for Seanad support on a Bill to support the most low-paid and vulnerable workers in the State, Fianna Fáil chose to support the government party, Fine Gael, whi...
  2. Humphreys welcomes return of Operation Open City

    Thu Nov 28, 2019 - 11:35 am - Senator Kevin Humphreys Labour spokesperson on Transport, Senator Kevin Humphreys, has welcomed confirmation from An Garda Síochána that Operation Open City will begin in Dublin next week.Senator Humphreys had previously c...
  3. Donohoe can no longer hide behind GDPR on Apple fees

    Thu Nov 28, 2019 - 10:11 am - Alan Kelly TD Labour Party TD for Tipperary and Vice-Chairperson of the Public Accounts Committee, Alan Kelly TD, has said the Government should now release the details of the legal fees paid out for the Apple case...
  4. Labour Bill to reform how wages are set in low paid sectors

    Tue Nov 26, 2019 - 12:18 pm - Ged Nash TD A Labour Party Bill designed to reform the way wages are set in low paid sectors of the economy will be debated in the Seanad tomorrow.The Industrial Relations (Joint Labour Committees) Bill 2019 seek...
  5. Moynihan secures €100K in DCC budget for free sanitary products

    Tue Nov 26, 2019 - 10:55 am - Rebecca Moynihan Following a successful pilot, the Labour Party's Rebecca Moynihan has secured €100,000 for period products to be made available for free in Dublin City Council. Councillor Moynihan said:“Last...
  6. Labour pledges support for Internet rights

    Mon Nov 25, 2019 - 05:07 pm - Brendan Howlin TD Speaking in response to the launch of a new Contract for the Web by Tim Berners-Lee, the inventor of the World Wide Web, the leader of the Labour Party, Brendan Howlin TD, signalled Labour’s full en...
  7. Labour Youth elects new Chairperson and Executive Committee

    Mon Nov 25, 2019 - 03:46 pm - Labour Youth Labour Youth elected its National Youth Executive over the weekend at their annual National Conference in Waterford City.Newly elected National Chairperson Cormac Ó Braonáin (19) said following his ...
  8. Stagg Welcomes Grant of Planning to Intel

    Mon Nov 25, 2019 - 03:39 pm - Emmet Stagg Labour's Emmet Stagg has welcomed the decision by An Bord Pleanála on November 21st to grant planning permission to Intel for an extended and revised manufacturing facility at their headquarters in L...
  9. Govt failing to act on poor air quality

    Mon Nov 25, 2019 - 01:35 pm - Senator Kevin Humphreys Labour spokesperson on Transport, Senator Kevin Humphreys, has criticised the Government for its record on tackling poor air quality.Senator Humphreys said:“We’re now reaping what the Government h...
  10. Urgent plan needed to tackle trolley crisis in University Hospital Limerick

    Mon Nov 25, 2019 - 12:16 pm - Alan Kelly TD Commenting on the INMO TrolleyWatch figures which show 85 patients on trolleys, the highest trolley figure for an Irish hospital on record, Labour Party Health spokesperson, Alan Kelly TD, has called ...
  11. Ó Ríordáin calls for action following Dublin gun attack

    Mon Nov 25, 2019 - 10:37 am - Aodhán Ó Ríordáin TD Dublin Labour Senator Aodhán Ó Ríordáin has again called for a Northside Commission to be set up following the latest fatal shooting in Coolock on Sunday.Senator Ó Ríordáin said:“This shockin...
  12. Stronger regulation needed around private healthcare advertising

    Thu Nov 21, 2019 - 04:00 pm - Alan Kelly TD Labour Party Health spokesperson, Alan Kelly TD, has called for stronger advertising regulation of private health providers.Deputy Kelly said:“As winter sets in we are beginning to be bombarded with...
  13. CUH Trolley figures unacceptable

    Thu Nov 21, 2019 - 01:22 pm - John Maher Labour By-Election candidate for Cork North Central, Cllr John Maher, has said the Government is consistently failing to get the trolley crisis in Cork under control, as the latest INMO figures show 5...
  14. Govt must prioritise Labour Bill to tackle school absenteeism.

    Thu Nov 21, 2019 - 09:39 am - Aodhán Ó Ríordáin TD Commenting on Túsla figures that show over 200 parents being issued with legal proceedings because of poor school attendance by their children, Labour Education spokesperson, Aodhán Ó Ríordáin, h...
  15. Action needed to tackle child homelessness

    Wed Nov 20, 2019 - 01:12 pm - Jan O'Sullivan Labour spokesperson on Housing, Jan O’Sullivan TD, has expressed deep concern about the findings of a Royal College of Physicians report on the impact of homelessness on children, and called on the ...