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  1. Government should bid to host new European Labour Authority

    Mon Apr 8, 2019 - 07:40 am - Sheila Nunan, Euro Candidate Labour Party candidate for Ireland South, and President of the Irish Congress of Trade Unions Sheila Nunan has called on the Fine Gael Government to put together a proper bid for Ireland to host the n...
  2. Explanation needed for 3 month recruitment and OT freeze in HSE letter

    Sun Apr 7, 2019 - 08:11 am - Alan Kelly TD Labour Health spokesperson Alan Kelly has described the three month recruitment and overtime embargo introduced by the HSE so early into 2019 as extraordinary, and called for an urgent explanation on ...
  3. Government must increase numbers of local community Gardaí

    Sat Apr 6, 2019 - 12:08 pm - Alison Gilliland, Local Candidate Yesterday’s shooting in Belcamp shows the urgent need to increase the number of local community Gardaí. For too long low level anti-social behaviour has gone un-responded to due to lack of local Ga...
  4. Howlin calls for progressive transfers in Local & European elections

    Sat Apr 6, 2019 - 11:01 am - Brendan Howlin TD Speaking to the Labour Party Central Council, which will approve Labour’s policies for the local and European elections, Labour Leader, Brendan Howlin TD reiterated his call for progressive-minded v...
  5. Zappone Must Take Action to Keep Victims Safe

    Sat Apr 6, 2019 - 09:36 am - Cllr Deirdre Kingston, Local Candidate Labour Spokesperson for Equality Cllr. Deirdre Kingston has called once again for Minister Zappone to clarify if she has instructed Tusla to use the correct European guidelines for the establishment o...
  6. People power works as University Limerick to buy Dunnes site that lay vacant for 11 years

    Sat Apr 6, 2019 - 08:02 am - Anne Cronin, Local Candidate Labour local election candidate for Limerick City North, Anne Cronin has welcomed the great news that the University of Limerick will purchase the long vacant Dunnes Stores site on Sarsfield St.Anne s...
  7. A New Approach Needed on School Patronage

    Fri Apr 5, 2019 - 05:01 pm - Senator Aodhán Ó Ríordáin Labour Spokesperson for Education Senator Aodhán Ó Ríordáin has reiterated his call for a Citizens' Assembly to be reconvened to consider changes to our Constitution to address religious control o...
  8. Dublin should be investing in Electric Taxis

    Thu Apr 4, 2019 - 02:29 pm - Senator Kevin Humphreys Labour Transport spokesperson Senator Kevin Humphreys calls for legislative action to incentivise for completely electric taxi fleets in Dublin by 2025. This proposal requires the insta...
  9. Flimsy excuses from Government on return of Irish soldiers not good enough

    Thu Apr 4, 2019 - 02:00 pm - Brendan Howlin TD Labour Party Leader, Brendan Howlin TD, has said that the Minister for Defence must take responsibility when it comes to the safe return of Irish soldiers after a six month tour in the Golan Heights.D...
  10. Rebuilding Ireland Home Loan scheme should be funded and restarted now

    Thu Apr 4, 2019 - 01:47 pm - Jan O'Sullivan TD Labour Housing spokesperson Jan O’Sullivan TD, has called on the Government to provide the funding and give the direction to Local Authorities to re-activate the Rebuilding Ireland Home Loan Scheme ...
  11. EP vote for new Work-Life Balance Directive is good news for working parents and carers in Ireland

    Thu Apr 4, 2019 - 11:38 am - Sheila Nunan, Euro Candidate Sheila Nunan, Labour’s candidate for the Ireland South constituency in the May 24th European elections, has welcomed today’s European Parliament vote to adopt the new EU directive on work-lif...
  12. Europe must focus on the issues that matter to Ireland South

    Thu Apr 4, 2019 - 11:19 am - Sheila Nunan, Euro Candidate Sheila Nunan to speak at #EuropeTogether event in Limerick Ireland South European election candidate, Sheila Nunan, is in Limerick today where she will speak alongside local TD Jan O'Sullivan and...
  13. HPV study can be used to tackle misinformation

    Thu Apr 4, 2019 - 10:23 am - Alan Kelly TD Labour Party Health spokesperson, Alan Kelly, has welcomed a study that shows the HPV vaccine has been linked with a drop in Cervical Cancer.Commenting on the Glasgow Caledonian University Study, Depu...
  14. Penrose keeps up pressure for secondary school in Kinnegad

    Wed Apr 3, 2019 - 03:32 pm - Willie Penrose TD Labour Party TD for Westmeath, Willie Penrose has once again raised the issue of the provision of a secondary school in Kinnegad.Deputy Penrose said:“Kinnegad is the third largest town in Westmeath ...
  15. University Hospital Limerick trolley numbers demand a crisis response

    Wed Apr 3, 2019 - 02:13 pm - Jan O'Sullivan TD Labour TD for Limerick City, Jan O’Sullivan says the trolley numbers at UHL requires a crisis response after 81 people, were waiting on trolleys at the hospital today.Deputy O'Sullivan said:“I am ...