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  1. Labour fully supports school secretaries

    Fri Jan 10, 2020 - 09:50 am - Aodhán Ó Ríordáin TD Labour Party Education spokesperson, Aodhán Ó Ríordáin has said the Labour Party fully supports school secretaries who are taking part in industrial action today.Senator Ó Ríordáin said:“As a...
  2. School book funding announcement doesn't go far enough

    Thu Jan 9, 2020 - 01:49 pm - Aodhán Ó Ríordáin TD Responding to the announcement of €1m in State funding for free books at primary level, Labour spokesperson on Education, Senator Aodhán Ó Ríordáin said:“Obviously I welcome any initiative to ...
  3. Real investment needed in Waterford Hospital capacity

    Thu Jan 9, 2020 - 01:35 pm - Mayor John Pratt Waterford Mayor, and Labour General Election candidate, Cllr John Pratt has called for better planning, and a commitment to invest in public heath services instead of relying on short term extra beds ...
  4. Howlin accuses FG of wasting public money in Data Commissioner feud

    Thu Jan 9, 2020 - 12:14 pm - Brendan Howlin TD Brendan Howlin TD, Leader of the Labour Party, has accused the Government of throwing good money away in its dispute with the Data Protection Commission.Deputy Howlin said:“I had hoped that we had g...
  5. Statement by Brendan Ryan TD on General Election

    Wed Jan 8, 2020 - 08:30 pm - Brendan Ryan At a meeting of the Labour constituency executive in Dublin Fingal tonight, Brendan Ryan TD has announced that he will not be contesting the upcoming General Election.Deputy Ryan said:“It has been a...
  6. An Bord Pleanála decision on Brady's a planning disaster

    Wed Jan 8, 2020 - 06:27 pm - Joan Burton Decision on Brady’s a disaster which dismantles responsible planning and promotes substandard housingDecision caused by Minister Murphy’s new planning rules which facilitate developersJoan Burton ...
  7. Government failing Midlands as Enterprise Ireland supported jobs lost

    Wed Jan 8, 2020 - 02:06 pm - Alan Mangan Labour candidate for Longford-Westmeath Alan Mangan has criticised the Fine Gael Government, for its ongoing failure to deliver jobs and investment in the Midlands, with the latest report from Enterpr...
  8. National Conversation needed on the future direction of Childcare Policy

    Wed Jan 8, 2020 - 11:10 am - Sean Sherlock TD Speaking in relation to the current looming crisis in the childcare sector, and the possibility of a 24-hour strike, Labour Party spokesperson on Children and Youth Affairs, Seán Sherlock TD,  h...
  9. Coveney takes unprecedented vow of silence on Iranian crisis – not the stuff of a country aspiring to security council membership

    Wed Jan 8, 2020 - 10:43 am - Brendan Howlin TD Labour Party Leader Brendan Howlin has described the Government and Minister Simon Coveney’s failure to make any meaningful comment on events unfolding in the Gulf as extremely disappointing for a G...
  10. Planning Application real cause of concern for Iveagh Markets

    Mon Jan 6, 2020 - 03:16 pm - Rebecca Moynihan Labour Party representative for Dublin South Central. Rebecca Moynihan, has said it is time for Dublin City Council to make moves on the ownership of the Iveagh Markets.Councillor Moynihan said:“It ...
  11. O’Sullivan says opening of 60 bed unit in 2020 can’t be just a pre-election stunt

    Mon Jan 6, 2020 - 12:31 pm - Jan O'Sullivan Limerick Labour T.D Jan O'Sullivan is calling on the Health Minister to be crystal clear on the timeline for the opening of the 60 bed modular unit at UHL.Deputy O’Sullivan said:“Minister Harris m...
  12. Time for Fine Gael to end hospital recruitment ban

    Mon Jan 6, 2020 - 12:08 pm - Alan Kelly TD Labour Party Health spokesperson, Alan Kelly TD, has said it is time for the Government to end their recruitment ban in our hospitals.This comes as 760 patients have been reported to be on trolleys by...
  13. New Climate Law is a pre-election PR effort

    Mon Jan 6, 2020 - 11:53 am - Sean Sherlock TD Labour Climate spokesperson Seán Sherlock TD has criticised the latest Government PR effort on climate as failing to provide real powers to the re-jigged Climate Council, or take the strong action ne...
  14. Budget could have increased SW payments

    Sun Jan 5, 2020 - 04:06 pm - Brendan Howlin TD Howlin says denial of cost of living increase for pensioners revealed as ‘mean’ in light of budget surplus increase in Exchequer ReturnsLabour Party Leader, Brendan Howlin TD, said today that the ...
  15. Howlin condemns US assassinations of Iranian and Iraqi Leaders

    Sat Jan 4, 2020 - 12:44 pm - Brendan Howlin TD Reacting to the assassination by US air strike of Iranian commander Qasem Soleimani and Iraqi paramilitary chief Abu Mahdi al-Muhandis, the leader of the Labour Party, Brendan Howlin TD, condemned the...