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  1. Investing in education is key to eradicating child poverty

    Thu Oct 17, 2019 - 02:06 pm - Senator Aodhán Ó Ríordáin On UN International Day for the Eradication of Poverty, Labour spokesperson on Education, Senator Aodhán Ó Ríordáin has said that Labour wants to give every child a fair start when it comes to the...
  2. Developer greed on show again at St. Anne's Park

    Thu Oct 17, 2019 - 11:08 am - Senator Aodhán Ó Ríordáin Labour Senator for Dublin Bay North Aodhán Ó Ríordáin has said the latest planning application for St. Anne’s Park in Raheny is another example of developer greed taking priority over the needs ...
  3. Delivery of Brexit deal now up to Johnson

    Thu Oct 17, 2019 - 09:49 am - Brendan Howlin TD Speaking in Brussels, following a meeting with Michel Barnier and the Article 50 Taskforce, Brendan Howlin, leader of the Labour Party, said that the Brexit deal was now moving from diplomacy to domes...
  4. Will October trolley figures shock Harris into taking action on University Hospital Limerick?

    Thu Oct 17, 2019 - 09:17 am - Alan Kelly TD Labour Party Health spokesperson, Alan Kelly TD, has called for the Minister for Health to produce a plan to alleviate the trolley crisis in University Hospital Limerick.This comes as 904 people were ...
  5. Ó Ríordáin statement on blaze at Scoil Chaitríona Cailíní

    Wed Oct 16, 2019 - 02:23 pm - Senator Aodhán Ó Ríordáin Commenting on this morning's fire at Scoil Chaitríona Cailíní in Coolock, Labour Senator in Dublin Bay North, Aodhán Ó Ríordáin commented:“This was a very serious incident and we’re all rea...
  6. Clarity need on access to National Childcare Scheme

    Wed Oct 16, 2019 - 11:11 am - Sean Sherlock TD Labour spokesperson on Children and Youth Affairs, Deputy Seán Sherlock, has called on Minister Zappone to clarify whether parents can access the new National Childcare Scheme without having a Public...
  7. Opt-out organ donation proposal is right call

    Wed Oct 16, 2019 - 10:49 am - Alan Kelly TD Labour Party Health spokesperson, Alan Kelly TD, has said opt-out organ donation is the right call.Deputy Kelly said:“I welcome that proposals have been brought in front of the Health Committee to m...
  8. Government have not just postponed a Minimum Wage increase - they have cancelled it

    Tue Oct 15, 2019 - 05:45 pm - Willie Penrose TD Labour Party Spokesman on Social Protection Willie Penrose TD said he was outraged by the double-dealing and duplicity of Minister Regina Doherty on the National Minimum Wage. “The Minister either d...
  9. Minister must give clarity on free contraception plan

    Tue Oct 15, 2019 - 03:33 pm - Jan O'Sullivan TD Labour Party TD, Jan O’Sullivan, has called on the Minister for Health to give clarity on his proposals for free contraception.Deputy O’Sullivan said:“I welcome soundings from Government that th...
  10. Decision to block Minimum Wage increase should be reversed

    Tue Oct 15, 2019 - 02:45 pm - Senator Ged Nash Labour spokesperson on Employment Affairs and Social Protection Sen. Ged Nash has called on the Government to reverse their decision to block an increase in the minimum wage and proceed with a 30 cent...
  11. Cork homeless crisis demands Government response

    Tue Oct 15, 2019 - 02:27 pm - John Maher Following the violent killing of Timothy Hourihane, Labour Cork City Councillor John Maher has called for the Government to respond to the homelessness crisis in Cork which has seen a 30% rise over th...
  12. Humphreys concern over soaring road costs

    Tue Oct 15, 2019 - 01:16 pm - Senator Kevin Humphreys Labour Transport spokesperson Senator Kevin Humphreys has questioned whether any building projects will be delayed as a result of a reported cost overrun on the planned construction of the N5 Westport...
  13. Labour's Homeless Families Bill to proceed to Committee Stage

    Mon Oct 14, 2019 - 02:35 pm - Jan O'Sullivan TD The Labour Party’s proposed legislation to legally oblige housing authorities to recognise homeless families as family units, with specific regard to the best interests of children, will now proceed...
  14. Rough sleepers vulnerable to attack – more Winter supports needed

    Mon Oct 14, 2019 - 01:39 pm - Jan O'Sullivan TD Reacting to the shocking killing of a homeless man in Cork on Sunday, Labour Housing spokesperson Deputy Jan O’Sullivan said:"This is a shocking incident that the Gardaí are investigating, and I ec...
  15. Time for a comprehensive National Autism Strategy

    Mon Oct 14, 2019 - 12:15 pm - Senator Aodhán Ó Ríordáin Labour Party Education spokesperson, Aodhán Ó Ríordáin, has said it is time for the Government to do more to implement a National Autism Strategy.Senator Ó Ríordáin said:“It is time for us to...