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  1. Reckless €20m cut by FG to School Building is wrong

    Thu Oct 10, 2019 - 11:22 am - Senator Aodhán Ó Ríordáin Labour Education spokesperson Aodhán Ó Ríordáin has criticised the cut of €20m to the Education capital programme which will directly impact on children who will now have to spend more time in p...
  2. Government should seek EU sanctions against Turkey

    Thu Oct 10, 2019 - 10:18 am - Brendan Howlin TD Reacting to the situation in North Syria, and to yesterday’s statement by the Minister for Foreign Affairs, the leader of the Labour Party, Brendan Howlin TD, called on the government to seek sancti...
  3. Labour Bill to scrap voluntary contributions up for debate in Seanad

    Wed Oct 9, 2019 - 02:09 pm - Senator Aodhán Ó Ríordáin The Labour Party’s Bill to scrap voluntary contributions is being debated at Committee Stage in the Seanad this evening.Speaking ahead of the debate, Labour’s Education spokesperson, Senator Aodh...
  4. Explanation needed on FG U-turn over 800 Gardaí

    Wed Oct 9, 2019 - 01:44 pm - Sean Sherlock TD Labour Justice spokesperson Seán Sherlock has called on the Minister for Justice to clarify why he has resiled from his own Programme for Government commitment to recruit 800 garda trainees a year an...
  5. FG leading parents down garden path on free dental care for kids

    Wed Oct 9, 2019 - 10:23 am - Alan Kelly TD Labour Party Health spokesperson, Alan Kelly TD, has questioned the Government’s ability to deliver free dental care for children under 6.Deputy Kelly said:“Like many measures announced by Fine Ga...
  6. Budget should have increased Bank Levy

    Tue Oct 8, 2019 - 06:47 pm - Brendan Howlin TD Reacting to Budget 2020, the leader of the Labour Party, Brendan Howlin TD, said that Fine Gael’s failure to raise the Bank Levy means that banks are making massive profits while the government has ...
  7. Budget 2020 will not solve the day to day crises in Health

    Tue Oct 8, 2019 - 04:15 pm - Alan Kelly TD Labour Party Health spokesperson Alan Kelly TD has said that the Health budget will do little to solve to main crises in our health services.Deputy Kelly said:“Today’s budget will do absolutely no...
  8. Investment abandoned in Education for token measures

    Tue Oct 8, 2019 - 03:20 pm - Senator Aodhán Ó Ríordáin Responding to the lack of policy announcements about Education in Budget 2020, Labour Education spokesperson, Senator Aodhán Ó Ríordáin said:“I’m really disappointed to see that there has been...
  9. Renters no better off in Budget 2020

    Tue Oct 8, 2019 - 03:15 pm - Jan O'Sullivan TD Labour spokesperson on Housing, Deputy Jan O’Sullivan, has said the Government has failed to deliver a housing budget that will radically address the ongoing crisis.Deputy O’Sullivan said:“The h...
  10. Budget fails Social Welfare Recipients and those on Low Incomes

    Tue Oct 8, 2019 - 02:17 pm - Senator Ged Nash Labour spokesperson on Employment Affairs and Social Protection Senator Ged Nash has blasted the Government and Fianna Fáil for failing in Budget 2020 to support those on low and fixed incomes.No inc...
  11. Labour not supporting O’Devaney proposal

    Mon Oct 7, 2019 - 04:48 pm - Alison Gilliland Labour Party Dublin City Councillor and chair of Dublin City Council Housing SPC, Alison Gilliland has said that Labour will not support the O’Devaney Gardens proposal at this evening’s DCC meetin...
  12. FG threat to delay minimum wage hike a kick in the teeth for low paid workers

    Mon Oct 7, 2019 - 01:53 pm - Senator Ged Nash Responding to reports that the planned National Minimum Wage increase to €10.10 is to be deferred to March, Labour Party Employment Affairs and Social Protection, Ged Nash, has accused Fine Gael of ...
  13. Taoiseach is out of touch says Howlin

    Sun Oct 6, 2019 - 04:13 pm - Brendan Howlin TD Reacting to the speech by Taoiseach Leo Varadkar at the Fine Gael presidential dinner, the leader of the Labour Party, Brendan Howlin TD, said that the Taoiseach had shown himself to be out of to...
  14. Budget 2020 must deliver for teachers

    Sat Oct 5, 2019 - 12:22 pm - Senator Aodhán Ó Ríordáin On World Teachers’ Day, Labour Party Education spokesperson, Aodhán Ó Ríordáin has said Budget 2020 must deliver measures for teaching staff.Senator Ó Ríordáin said:“I want to wish all Iris...
  15. Full employment has not been achieved by Fine Gael

    Sat Oct 5, 2019 - 11:26 am - Brendan Howlin TD Speaking in advance of Budget 2020, the leader of the Labour Party, Brendan Howlin TD, noted that unemployment is over 6% in four regions, including over 8% in the South East, and called for more...