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  1. Labour Cllrs call for special City Council meeting on alleged protection payments

    Sun Oct 13, 2019 - 12:55 pm - Joe Costello Labour Councillors on Dublin City Council have written to the Lord Mayor requesting him to convene a special meeting of the Council, under the terms of Standing Orders 6.1.c, to receive a report from ...
  2. Government accountability needed on DCC intimidation payments

    Sat Oct 12, 2019 - 08:30 am - Brendan Howlin TD Reacting to the government’s response to the revelations of payments being made by Dublin City Council to deal with intimidation, the leader of the Labour Party, Brendan Howlin TD, said that this is...
  3. ESRI shows FG & FF have delivered a regressive budget

    Fri Oct 11, 2019 - 01:04 pm - Joan Burton TD Labour Finance spokesperson Joan Burton responded to the ESRI analysis of Budget 2020 saying it confirmed the Labour Party view that this budget is regressive and fails those on low and fixed incomes,...
  4. Education Minister must produce roadmap to pay equality for teachers

    Thu Oct 10, 2019 - 07:42 pm - Senator Aodhán Ó Ríordáin Reacting to the decision of secondary school teachers in the TUI to take industrial action over pay inequality, Labour Senator Aodhán Ó Ríordáin has called on the Government to act on their promis...
  5. Tuffy to be Labour candidate in Dublin Mid-West by-election

    Thu Oct 10, 2019 - 03:36 pm - Cllr Joanna Tuffy Cllr Joanna Tuffy will tonight be selected as the Labour Party candidate for the Dublin Mid-West by-election.Speaking ahead of this evening’s convention, Cllr Tuffy said:"I’m honoured to be select...
  6. Indecision by Minister prolonging commuters' misery

    Thu Oct 10, 2019 - 02:52 pm - Senator Kevin Humphreys Labour spokesperson on Transport, Senator Kevin Humphreys, has again called on Cabinet to urgently approve the purchase of additional railcar carriages for Irish Rail to deal with overcrowding on comm...
  7. Local Government Audit Service must investigate extortion payments

    Thu Oct 10, 2019 - 02:33 pm - Sean Sherlock TD Commenting on the revelations about payments to deal with intimidation on Dublin City Council building sites, Labour Justice Spokesperson Seán Sherlock said the Local Government Audit Service must in...
  8. Labour LGBT welcomes HIV PrEP programme

    Thu Oct 10, 2019 - 02:11 pm - Labour Lgbt The confirmation today that the Government has finally moved on a HIV PrEP programme is welcome and builds on a long campaign that has sought improved and free access to PrEP to combat the transmissio...
  9. Investment needed in City Bike Scheme

    Thu Oct 10, 2019 - 12:46 pm - Senator Kevin Humphreys Labour spokesperson on Transport, Senator Kevin Humphreys, has said the Government has missed a trick by not outlining plans to expand and extend the hugely successful public bike scheme in Budget 202...
  10. Reckless €20m cut by FG to School Building is wrong

    Thu Oct 10, 2019 - 11:22 am - Senator Aodhán Ó Ríordáin Labour Education spokesperson Aodhán Ó Ríordáin has criticised the cut of €20m to the Education capital programme which will directly impact on children who will now have to spend more time in p...
  11. Government should seek EU sanctions against Turkey

    Thu Oct 10, 2019 - 10:18 am - Brendan Howlin TD Reacting to the situation in North Syria, and to yesterday’s statement by the Minister for Foreign Affairs, the leader of the Labour Party, Brendan Howlin TD, called on the government to seek sancti...
  12. Labour Bill to scrap voluntary contributions up for debate in Seanad

    Wed Oct 9, 2019 - 02:09 pm - Senator Aodhán Ó Ríordáin The Labour Party’s Bill to scrap voluntary contributions is being debated at Committee Stage in the Seanad this evening.Speaking ahead of the debate, Labour’s Education spokesperson, Senator Aodh...
  13. Explanation needed on FG U-turn over 800 Gardaí

    Wed Oct 9, 2019 - 01:44 pm - Sean Sherlock TD Labour Justice spokesperson Seán Sherlock has called on the Minister for Justice to clarify why he has resiled from his own Programme for Government commitment to recruit 800 garda trainees a year an...
  14. FG leading parents down garden path on free dental care for kids

    Wed Oct 9, 2019 - 10:23 am - Alan Kelly TD Labour Party Health spokesperson, Alan Kelly TD, has questioned the Government’s ability to deliver free dental care for children under 6.Deputy Kelly said:“Like many measures announced by Fine Ga...
  15. Budget should have increased Bank Levy

    Tue Oct 8, 2019 - 06:47 pm - Brendan Howlin TD Reacting to Budget 2020, the leader of the Labour Party, Brendan Howlin TD, said that Fine Gael’s failure to raise the Bank Levy means that banks are making massive profits while the government has ...