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  1. Duncan Smith to be Labour Candidate in Fingal By-Election

    Tue Oct 1, 2019 - 04:26 pm - Cllr Duncan Smith The Labour Party will tonight hold its first convention for the four by-elections, selecting Councillor Duncan Smith as the candidate for Dublin Fingal.Speaking ahead of the convention, Councillor Smi...
  2. Humphreys calls for more supports for breastfeeding mothers

    Tue Oct 1, 2019 - 02:57 pm - Senator Kevin Humphreys Speaking as the HSE launches National Breastfeeding Week, Labour Senator Kevin Humphreys has called for more supports for women who breastfeed.Senator Humphreys, who raised the issue in the Seanad tod...
  3. Trolley Watch figures cause of concern for patients and staff

    Tue Oct 1, 2019 - 10:05 am - Alan Kelly TD Reacting to the INMO trolley watch figures which show 610 patients on trolleys today, Labour Party Health spokesperson, Alan Kelly TD, has called on the Minister for Health to publish his winter plan ...
  4. Keep food supplements tax free

    Tue Oct 1, 2019 - 08:00 am - Brendan Howlin TD Speaking in relation to the issue of VAT on food supplements, the leader of the Labour Party, Brendan Howlin TD, reiterated his support for no change in the zero rating of food supplements in Budget 2...
  5. HPV vaccine catch up programme needed for boys

    Mon Sep 30, 2019 - 02:18 pm - Alan Kelly TD Labour Party Health spokesperson, Alan Kelly TD, has called for the HPV vaccine catch up programme to be extended to boys.Deputy Kelly said:“In the upcoming budget, the Minister for Health needs to ...
  6. Child homelessness figures unacceptable

    Mon Sep 30, 2019 - 10:10 am - Jan O'Sullivan TD Reacting to today’s homelessness figures, Labour Housing spokesperson, Jan O’Sullivan TD, said:“Today’s figures show that an extra 70 children became homeless in August, bringing the total num...
  7. O'Sullivan concerned over wait times in Warmer Homes Scheme

    Sun Sep 29, 2019 - 01:47 pm - Jan O'Sullivan TD Labour Housing spokesperson Jan O’Sullivan TD has expressed concern about the long waiting times being faced by those on low incomes looking to retrofit their homes under the Better Energy Warmer Ho...
  8. Donohoe must publish NZ report on Central Bank Governor

    Sat Sep 28, 2019 - 12:41 pm - Brendan Howlin TD The leader of the Labour Party, Brendan Howlin TD, has accused the Minister for Finance, Paschal Donohoe, of being ‘less than forthcoming’ in his dealings around the appointment of the n...
  9. Penrose concerned over possible job losses at Bórd na Móna

    Fri Sep 27, 2019 - 05:42 pm - Willie Penrose TD Labour TD for Longford-Westmeath, Willie Penrose, has said every effort must be made to avoid job cuts at Bórd na Móna.Deputy Penrose said:“I’m extremely concerned to hear from the Group of Unio...
  10. Justice Minister must ensure speed cameras are in operation this weekend

    Fri Sep 27, 2019 - 01:17 pm - Brendan Howlin TD Speaking ahead of the planned 24-hour strike action by staff operating speed camera vans tomorrow morning, Labour Party leader, Brendan Howlin TD has said the Minister for Justice is responsible for d...
  11. Unaffordable childcare failing families

    Fri Sep 27, 2019 - 07:41 am - Sean Sherlock TD Commenting on the latest official figures on the cost of childcare here, Labour spokesperson on Children and Youth Affairs, Deputy Sean Sherlock said:“These figures highlight how working families ar...
  12. Green light needed for purchase of additional InterCity rail carriages

    Thu Sep 26, 2019 - 02:25 pm - Senator Kevin Humphreys Labour spokesperson on Transport, Senator Kevin Humphreys, has called on Cabinet to urgently approve of the purchase of additional InterCity railcar carriages for Iaranród Éireann.Senator Humphreys ...
  13. Huge Brexit risks for Ireland over coming weeks

    Thu Sep 26, 2019 - 11:10 am - Brendan Howlin TD Returning after four days at the UK Labour Conference in Brighton, during another dramatic week in British politics, the leader of the Labour Party, Brendan Howlin TD, welcomed the solidarity of the B...
  14. No relief for hard-pressed renters

    Thu Sep 26, 2019 - 09:42 am - Jan O'Sullivan TD Responding to the latest rental report from the RTB, Labour Housing spokesperson, Jan O’Sullivan TD, commented:“These latest figures show the cost of rent in parts of the country has now gone way ...
  15. Stardust families deserve a swift & thorough inquest

    Wed Sep 25, 2019 - 07:48 pm - Senator Aodhán Ó Ríordáin Labour Party representative for Dublin Bay North, Aodhán Ó Ríordáin, has welcomed the Government’s decision to hold fresh inquests for the 48 victims of the 1981 Stardust fire tragedy.Senator Ó...