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  1. Education should focus on the needs of students, not big business

    Tue Dec 18, 2018 - 03:03 pm - Senator Aodhán Ó Ríordáin Labour Spokesperson for Education Senator Aodhán Ó Riordan has criticised government education strategy which is too concerned with the will of corporate bodies.Commenting today Senator Ó Riordan s...
  2. Time for Harris and Donohoe to intervene to prevent industrial action

    Tue Dec 18, 2018 - 02:36 pm - Alan Kelly TD Labour Party Health spokesperson Alan Kelly TD has said that the Ministers for Public Expenditure and Health need to urgently produce a road map for pay equality to prevent further staff shortages in ...
  3. Taoiseach needs to produce Brexit legislation this week

    Mon Dec 17, 2018 - 01:04 pm - Brendan Howlin TD Leader of the Labour Party, Brendan Howlin TD responded to a report that the Taoiseach intends to pass 45 pieces of legislation next year in advance of Brexit.Deputy Howlin said:“I have been asking ...
  4. Scope is there to reform the Leaving Cert

    Mon Dec 17, 2018 - 09:53 am - Senator Aodhán Ó Ríordáin Responding to a report by the ESRI on the Leaving Certificate curriculum, Labour Party Eduction spokesperson, Aodhán Ó Ríordáin has said that there needs to be significant reforms to the Leaving C...
  5. Tipping should be an honest and transparent transaction.

    Sun Dec 16, 2018 - 08:31 am - Niall McNelis, Cllr Mayor of Galway, and Labour spokesperson for Tourism, Cllr. Niall McNelis has been supporting the ONE Galway “My Tip, My Reward” campaign. Significant numbers of workers in the food service indust...
  6. Children's Hospital Budget out of control - Minister must take responsibility

    Fri Dec 14, 2018 - 09:28 am - Alan Kelly TD Labour Health spokesperson Alan Kelly TD has slammed the Minister for Health for losing control of the construction budget of the National Children's Hospital, and questioned the impact of this on oth...
  7. Election 1918 and the 'Cause of Ireland'

    Thu Dec 13, 2018 - 12:58 pm - Brendan Howlin TD December 1918 was a time of great change in the world, and in Ireland.The ‘Great War’ had just ended.19 million dead, and more again injured.There had never before been warfare on this scale, or w...
  8. Confidence and Supply documents should be released

    Wed Dec 12, 2018 - 04:32 pm - Brendan Howlin TD Labour Party Leader, Brendan Howlin TD, has called for the Fine Gael Government and Fianna Fáil to commit to releasing all the documentation prepared by public servants for use during recent talks to...
  9. Speech by Brendan Howlin TD on pre European Council Meeting 13-14 December

    Wed Dec 12, 2018 - 03:02 pm - Brendan Howlin TD Technology is advancing relentlessly.Every year, workers, businesses and consumers have to adjust to new ways of working.Some jobs decline and new occupations emerge.Businesses have to adapt.The downs...
  10. Westmeath Student awarded Richard O’Carroll Empowerment Bursary

    Wed Dec 12, 2018 - 12:30 pm - Willie Penrose TD The Labour Party is delighted to announce that Emmanuella Jagha, of Westmeath, is the recipient of the 2018 Richard O’Carroll Empowerment Bursary which was first awarded in 2016 as part of the Labou...
  11. Less than half of promised social houses have been delivered.

    Wed Dec 12, 2018 - 10:55 am - Jan O'Sullivan TD Labour's Housing Spokesperson Jan O'Sullivan is calling on the Minister for Housing to explain why less than half of the social housing promised for 2018 has been delivered by the end of the 3rd qua...
  12. Half-Baked housing proposals from Minister Murphy

    Tue Dec 11, 2018 - 05:39 pm - Jan O'Sullivan TD Labour Party Housing spokesperson, Jan O’Sullivan TD, has said the Residential Tenancies (Amendment) Bill approved by Cabinet today is a weak attempt at solving the issues that are prevalent in the ...
  13. Scouting Ireland revelations demand coordinated government response

    Tue Dec 11, 2018 - 04:57 pm - Sean Sherlock TD Labour Spokesperson for Children and Youth Affairs, Sean Sherlock TD, has called for a coordinated response to the revelations of over 300 alleged victims of abuse within Scouting Ireland.Commenting t...
  14. Government must hold firm on Brexit

    Tue Dec 11, 2018 - 09:19 am - Brendan Howlin TD Speaking in response to the announcement by UK Prime Minister Theresa May to postpone Parliament’s vote on the Withdrawal Agreement, leader of the Labour Party called for Leo Varadkar and the Govern...
  15. Time for Brexit Plan B

    Mon Dec 10, 2018 - 03:13 pm - Brendan Howlin TD Speaking in reaction to the latest developments in the UK, leader of the Labour Party, Brendan Howlin TD said that the way is now open for a People’s Vote with the option to the remain in the EU.Dep...