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  1. Harris needs to get real on MenB vax

    Tue Jan 15, 2019 - 10:47 am - Alan Kelly TD Labour Party Health spokesperson, Alan Kelly TD, has repeated his calls for the State to make Meningitis B vaccinations more affordable.This comes as a 12th case of meningitis B has been confirmed.Dep...
  2. Minister needs to give clarity to Cervical Cancer patients receiving Pembro

    Mon Jan 14, 2019 - 03:01 pm - Alan Kelly TD Labour Party Health spokesperson, Alan Kelly TD, has said it is imperative that the Minister for Health, Simon Harris, must give official confirmation that all women with cervical cancer who are eligi...
  3. Government's lack of ambition on Climate Action is dissapointing

    Mon Jan 14, 2019 - 03:01 pm - Sean Sherlock TD Labour Spokesperson on Climate Action, Seán Sherlock TD, has recommended that government strengthen the power of the Climate Change Advisory Council.  Deputy Sherlock highlighted the slow rate ...
  4. Labour Westmeath candidate numbers surge ahead of Local Elections.

    Mon Jan 14, 2019 - 02:24 pm - The Labour Party in Westmeath has selected a further five candidates for the electoral areas of Moat, Mullingar, and Kinnegad, ahead of the upcoming local elections this May.The well-attended selectio...
  5. Fine Gael ignorant to issues around free education

    Mon Jan 14, 2019 - 01:10 pm - Senator Aodhán Ó Ríordáin Labour Party Education spokesperson, Aodhán Ó Ríordáin, has said Minister Regina Doherty’s interview in today’s Irish Times shows how ignorant her Party are to the realities of providing truly...
  6. Cervical Cancer patients should get equal treatment

    Mon Jan 14, 2019 - 11:58 am - Alan Kelly TD Labour Party Health spokesperson, Alan Kelly TD, has said the State needs to endure that all women who have seen diagnosed with Cervical Cancer due to potential negligence in their smears need to rece...
  7. FF speaking out of both sides of their mouth on nurses’ pay

    Sun Jan 13, 2019 - 11:35 am - Alan Kelly TD Labour Party Health spokesperson, Alan Kelly TD, has accused Fianna Fáil of speaking out of both sides of their mouth when it comes to nurses’ pay.Deputy Kelly’s comments come ahead of Fianna Fá...
  8. Is it time for Dublin to consider a Night Mayor?

    Sat Jan 12, 2019 - 01:02 pm - Rebecca Moynihan, Cllr Labour Party spokesperson on Community Arts and General Election candidate for Dublin South Central, Rebecca Moynihan, has said it is time to consider to follow London’s lead in introducing a ‘Nig...
  9. State intervention to deal with affordability of meningitis B vax needed

    Fri Jan 11, 2019 - 12:14 pm - Alan Kelly TD Labour Party Health spokesperson, Alan Kelly TD, has said that the fact that so many families are unable to afford vaccinations against meningitis speaks volumes about the class divide in Irish societ...
  10. Decision by PNA nurses to strike is justified

    Thu Jan 10, 2019 - 05:47 pm - Alan Kelly TD Labour Party Health spokesperson, Alan Kelly TD, has said the Labour Party fully backs the decision by the Psychiatric Nurses Association to take strike action next month.Commenting after the announce...
  11. Irish science students are charting the way forward

    Thu Jan 10, 2019 - 03:15 pm - Senator Aodhán Ó Ríordáin Labour Party Education spokesperson Aodhán Ó Ríordáin, has said the calibre of projects on show at the BT Young Scientist and Technology Exhibition demonstrate how far ahead young people are when ...
  12. Ryan congratulates Fingal schools for participating in BT Young Scientist Exhibition

    Thu Jan 10, 2019 - 02:27 pm - Brendan Ryan TD Labour Party TD for Dublin Fingal, Brendan Ryan, has congratulated local schools for their participation in the BT Young Young Scientist and Technology Exhibition at the RDS.Deputy Ryan said:“This w...
  13. Howlin Warns of No-Deal Brexit Risk as UK Parliament Fails to Agree a Way Forward

    Thu Jan 10, 2019 - 11:58 am - Brendan Howlin TD Following a visit to Rosslare Europort to learn about Brexit preparations, Leader of the Labour Party, Brendan Howlin TD, reacts to the latest chaotic developments in the Brexit process.Deputy Howlin ...
  14. Government yet to make good on Pembro Promises

    Thu Jan 10, 2019 - 11:45 am - Alan Kelly TD Labour Party Health spokesperson, Alan Kelly TD, has said that the Government has yet to provide State-funded access to the drug Pembro despite making promises to Cervical Cancer patients over six wee...
  15. Cases of gender-based violence are a worrying start to 2019

    Thu Jan 10, 2019 - 09:13 am - Deirdre Kingston, Cllr Labour Equality Spokesperson Cllr. Deirdre Kingston has said high profile cases of violence against women since the start of 2019 are a worrying trend.Cllr. Kingston said:"Since the beginning of the y...