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  1. Referendum on divorce welcome -Bacik

    Tue Jan 29, 2019 - 06:47 pm - Senator Ivana Bacik Labour Justice Spokesperson, Senator Ivana Bacik, has welcomed the government’s decision to hold  a referendum on divorce.  The referendum will ask people to approve an amendment to Article 41....
  2. Students Need Objective and Comprehensive Sex Education

    Tue Jan 29, 2019 - 05:41 pm - Jan O'Sullivan TD Labour TD and Chair of the All Party Oireachtas Group on Sexual and Reproductive Health has described as 'essential' the delivery of objective Sexual Education.Deputy O'Sullivan said;"The recommendati...
  3. Burton introduces Bill to provide legal certainty for informal adoptions

    Tue Jan 29, 2019 - 05:29 pm - Joan Burton TD Labour TD for Dublin West, Joan Burton TD today introduced in the Dáil her Informal Adoptions (Regularisation) Bill 2018 which if passed into law would provide legal certainty following the illegal r...
  4. Minister for Health can't continue to be evasive on NCH overspend

    Tue Jan 29, 2019 - 04:15 pm - Alan Kelly TD Following his questioning at today’s Health Committee, Labour Party Health spokesperson Alan Kelly TD, said that despite layers of oversight, it’s difficult to understand how the overspend of the ...
  5. Small changes to public documentation could have a huge impact on so many lives

    Tue Jan 29, 2019 - 11:09 am - Senator Aodhán Ó Ríordáin Labour Party Education spokesperson Aodhán Ó Ríordáin has launched the Public Sector (Plain Language) Bill 2019 which will require all government departments and public bodies to revert to plain a...
  6. Labour Party selects Dominic Hannigan as MNW European Candidate

    Sun Jan 27, 2019 - 04:59 pm - Dominic Hannigan The Labour Party has selected Dominic Hannigan to contest the Midlands North West constituency in this May’s European ParliamentSpeaking after the convention Hannigan said:"I am delighted to have be...
  7. Labour to select Midlands North West Euro candidate – Sunday 2pm

    Fri Jan 25, 2019 - 05:30 pm - The Labour Party will hold our European Parliament selection convention for the Midlands North West constituency on Sunday 27th January at 2pm in Mullingar Park Hotel, Co Westmeath.One candidate will ...
  8. Questions need to be answered on prioritisation of at-risk women in CervicalCheck testing

    Fri Jan 25, 2019 - 12:03 pm - Alan Kelly TD Vice-Chairperson of the Public Accounts Committee and the Labour Party Health spokesperson, Alan Kelly TD, has said that HSE needs to answer questions on the prioritisation of at-risk women when it co...
  9. Revenue should stop Vitamin Tax

    Fri Jan 25, 2019 - 10:31 am - Brendan Howlin TD Labour Leader Brendan Howlin has called on the Revenue Commissioners to defer the implementation of a 23% increase on food supplements, planned for March 1st until a full review of the decision is...
  10. Legal Certainty needed for Illegally registered adoptions

    Thu Jan 24, 2019 - 11:00 am - Joan Burton TD Labour TD for Dublin West Joan Burton has published a proposed new law that would provide legal certainty for those whose adoptions were illegally registered, and she was joined at the launch by some ...
  11. Trust will be further eroded in CervicalCheck without clear comms

    Thu Jan 24, 2019 - 09:18 am - Alan Kelly TD Labour Party Health spokesperson Alan Kelly TD, has said that news that up to 6,000 women will need to have their smears rechecked will be a worrying development for many women.Deputy Kelly said:“Co...
  12. Residential Tenancies Bill could do so much more to keep people in their homes

    Wed Jan 23, 2019 - 05:48 pm - Jan O'Sullivan TD Labour Party Housing spokesperson, Jan O’Sullivan TD, speaking in the Dáil on the Residential Tenancies Amendment Bill, called it a missed opportunity to make real change to the insecurity facing s...
  13. Plan needed to make teaching more attractive to grads

    Wed Jan 23, 2019 - 05:17 pm - Senator Aodhán Ó Ríordáin Reacting to results of a survey into staff recruitment by the Teachers’ Union of Ireland Labour Party education spokesperson, Aodhán Ó Ríordáin has called on the government to take measures to m...
  14. IDA investment in Marlinstown needed now

    Wed Jan 23, 2019 - 03:33 pm - Willie Penrose TD Labour Spokesperson for Rural Affairs, Deputy Willie Penrose, has again raised the issue of the need for greater IDA investment in Westmeath. Deputy Penrose said:"I have once again raised the issue o...
  15. Pembro announcement welcome

    Wed Jan 23, 2019 - 02:42 pm - Alan Kelly TD Labour Party Health spokesperson Alan Kelly TD has welcomed news that costs associated with the drug Pembro for cervical cancer patients will now be funded by the State.Deputy Kelly said:“I am delig...