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  1. 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 ...
  2. 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...
  3. Dublin's cultural spaces should not be sacrificed for more hotels

    Wed Sep 25, 2019 - 03:59 pm - Rebecca Moynihan Labour Party spokesperson on Community Arts, Rebecca Moynihan, has said that cultural spaces in Dublin should not be sacrificed for more hotels.Councillor Moynihan said:“There has been way too many ...
  4. Govt failing to act on air pollution

    Wed Sep 25, 2019 - 02:42 pm - Joan Burton TD Labour TD for Dublin West, Joan Burton, has accused the Government of being all talk and no action when it comes to tackling air pollution.The comments come as the latest report from the EPA said part...
  5. Game changer for a People’s Vote on Brexit

    Tue Sep 24, 2019 - 06:59 pm - Brendan Howlin TD Speaking at the UK Labour Conference in Brighton, the leader of the Labour Party, Brendan Howlin TD welcomed the change in British Labour policy that may prevent the UK exit from the EU. Deputy H...
  6. Minister must legislate for Exclusion Zones at hospitals and clinics

    Tue Sep 24, 2019 - 02:35 pm - Senator Ivana Bacik Labour Party Senator Ivana Bacik has called for Exclusion Zones around hospitals and clinics to be prioritised in the upcoming Dáil term.The comments come ahead of six weeks of planned protests by an...
  7. 4 day week campaign gains momentum

    Tue Sep 24, 2019 - 01:23 pm - Senator Ged Nash Commenting from the UK Labour Party Conference, Labour Party Employment Affairs spokesperson, Ged Nash, has welcomed the British Labour Party’s proposals on a four day working week. Senator Nash sai...
  8. Broadband network must be publicly owned

    Tue Sep 24, 2019 - 10:45 am - Sean Sherlock TD Labour Communications spokesperson Seán Sherlock has today published a bill that would ensure the national broadband network that the state will fund with €2.9 billion of public funds would remain ...
  9. Dublin City Cllrs seek no change to LPT and €13.2m investment in services

    Mon Sep 23, 2019 - 03:49 pm - Dermot Lacey Labour Dublin City Councillors have tabled a motion tonight, alongside the Green Party and Social Democrats seeking to ensure that the rate of local property tax is not varied for 2020, and for the ad...
  10. €94 million Agency spend shows HSE can’t control spending

    Mon Sep 23, 2019 - 11:54 am - Alan Kelly TD Figures obtained by the Labour Health spokesperson, Alan Kelly TD, show that the HSE have spent close to €94 million on agency staff from January to July 2019.Deputy Kelly said:“The fact that the ...
  11. Howlin calls on DUP to back another Brexit referendum

    Mon Sep 23, 2019 - 11:21 am - Brendan Howlin TD Speaking at the UK Labour Conference in Brighton, the Leader of the Labour Party, Brendan Howlin TD, called on the DUP to adopt UK Labour’s approach to holding another Brexit referendum rather than ...
  12. Carbon Fund must prioritise retrofitting following FG U-turn

    Mon Sep 23, 2019 - 10:44 am - Jan O'Sullivan TD No figures available on how many council homes will be retrofitted in 2019Labour Housing spokesperson Jan O’Sullivan TD has said that the retrofitting of local authority homes must be prioritised by...
  13. Kathleen Lynch steps back for new generation in Cork North Central

    Mon Sep 23, 2019 - 06:59 am - The Labour Party Cllr John Maher will seek the Labour nomination for Cork North Central.Kathleen Lynch has announced that she will not put her name forward for selection as the Labour Party candidate in the Cork North...
  14. Strong State response led by Flanagan needed to QIH attacks

    Sun Sep 22, 2019 - 12:58 pm - Sean Sherlock TD Labour Justice spokesperson Seán Sherlock has called on Minister Flanagan to outline in detail the strong response that he will lead to the outrageous attack on Kevin Lunney, what additional Garda re...
  15. Labour expresses support for 'This is Me!' rally

    Sun Sep 22, 2019 - 08:57 am - Labour Lgbt On Saturday at the Labour Party Central Council a motion in support of the campaign by Trans activist group ‘This Is Me!’ was passed unanimously.The motion, tabled by Party Vice-Chair Sinead Ahern...