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  1. Record tax take but Government is failing to solve problems

    Fri Jan 3, 2020 - 05:25 pm - Joan Burton Responding to the end of year Exchequer returns, Labour Finance spokesperson Joan Burton said:“The government has taken in a record amount of tax in 2019.“It’s hard to contemplate this as the sa...
  2. Trinity Docks Development must include housing

    Fri Jan 3, 2020 - 02:32 pm - Senator Kevin Humphreys Labour Senator Kevin Humphreys while welcoming the proposals from Trinity College that would develop a new tech innovation hub at their Grand Canal Dock site, warned that it must include provision for...
  3. Gov and HSE fail to provide promised beds for UHL

    Fri Jan 3, 2020 - 11:35 am - Alan Kelly TD Labour Party Health spokesperson, Alan Kelly TD has described further delays to the provision of 60 extra beds in University Hospital Limerick as unacceptable.Deputy Kelly said:“According to media r...
  4. We will miss Marian Finucane

    Fri Jan 3, 2020 - 10:28 am - Joan Burton Expressing her sadness on the sudden death of broadcaster Marian Finucane, Joan Burton said:"Polite, intelligent, determined interviewers like Marian Finucane are without doubt the most challenging an...
  5. Failure of weak FG rules on Airbnb short term lets no surprise

    Thu Jan 2, 2020 - 01:01 pm - Senator Kevin Humphreys Labour Senator Kevin Humphreys has said the revelations in today's Irish Independent shows the failure so far of new rules to limit short term 'AirBnB' type lets but warned it was no surprise as probl...
  6. Labour Leader welcomes idea of Civil War Commemoration Monument

    Thu Jan 2, 2020 - 12:55 pm - Brendan Howlin TD Labour Party Leader Brendan Howlin has welcomed the idea of a national monument or memorial to commemorate all those killed in the Civil War as proposed by the Chair of Government’s expert advisory ...
  7. Government must act on Smoky Coal Dáil vote

    Thu Dec 19, 2019 - 10:31 am - Brendan Howlin TD Following the overwhelming Dáil vote last night in favour of a nationwide ban on smoky coal, Labour Party Leader Brendan Howlin has called on the Government to act.Deputy Howlin said:“Last night th...
  8. Public rent register needed to bring greater transparency to the market

    Wed Dec 18, 2019 - 12:25 pm - Jan O'Sullivan Labour spokesperson on Housing, Jan O’Sullivan TD, has called for a residence-specific register to be made public for all new tenants to bring more transparency to the private rental market.It comes...
  9. Tiff over election date distracting from real issues

    Wed Dec 18, 2019 - 10:32 am - Brendan Howlin TD With the ongoing exchanges between Micheál Martin and Leo Varadkar over the election date, Brendan Howlin TD said that both men should stop trying to rewrite the Constitution and focus on dealing wit...
  10. Immediate ban on Smoky Coal Needed to save Lives

    Tue Dec 17, 2019 - 11:30 am - Brendan Howlin TD Speaking on the launch of our motion on the environment and pollution, Labour Party Leader Brendan Howlin said there is a need for an immediate ban on smoky coal, and action from the Government to pro...
  11. Senior Ministers must now address high insurance costs

    Mon Dec 16, 2019 - 06:51 pm - Joan Burton Responding to the publication by the Central Bank of their analysis of the motor insurance sector, Labour Finance spokesperson Joan Burton TD has called for the intervention of the Taoiseach and Minis...
  12. Cormac will be deeply missed by all who knew him

    Sun Dec 15, 2019 - 08:34 pm - Mary Freehill Labour Councillor Mary Freehill has expressed her deep sadness on the death of her Director of Elections and Labour Youth Chair Cormac Ó Braonáin. Cllr Freehill paid tribute to Cormac, saying:"Corma...
  13. Statement on the death of Labour Youth Chair Cormac Ó Braonáin

    Sun Dec 15, 2019 - 05:50 pm - Brendan Howlin TD Labour Party Leader, Brendan Howlin TD, has expressed his deep sadness and grief on hearing of the tragic and untimely death of recently elected Labour Youth Chairperson, Cormac Ó Braonáin, who died...
  14. Labour Deliver for Waterford

    Fri Dec 13, 2019 - 02:39 pm - Mayor John Pratt Commenting on the passing of the Waterford Council Budget, Mayor of Waterford City and County Council and Labour General Election candidate for Waterford, Cllr John Pratt said:"In June 2019, the Labou...
  15. We need to protect our most vulnerable children- O'Sullivan

    Thu Dec 12, 2019 - 02:42 pm - Jan O'Sullivan Responding to today's report on homeless families by the Mercy Law Resource Centre, Labour spokesperson on Housing Deputy Jan O’Sullivan said:“It is shocking to read that a woman who had given bir...