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  1. Minister for Health is failing in his duty to seriously unwell children

    Wed Oct 31, 2018 - 10:18 am - Alan Kelly TD Labour Spokesperson on Health, Alan Kelly TD, has described as wholly unacceptable the waiting lists facing sick children. Deputy Kelly has called on Minister Harris to come before the Dáil to explai...
  2. DART Stabbing Reinforces Need for Dedicated Transport Police

    Wed Oct 31, 2018 - 08:02 am - Senator Aodhán Ó Ríordáin Labour Party General Election candidate for Dublin Bay North, Aodhán Ó Ríordáin, has said the latest violent incident on a DART shows the need for a dedicated transport police.Senator Ó Ríordái...
  3. Gov must heed IMO warning

    Tue Oct 30, 2018 - 02:59 pm - Alan Kelly TD Labour Party Health spokesperson, Alan Kelly, has said Simon Harris needs to take the prediction by the IMO that trolley numbers will exceed 1,000 this winter seriously. Deputy Kelly said:“The warn...
  4. €500,000 Banker Pay Cap must stay in place

    Sun Oct 28, 2018 - 01:37 pm - Joan Burton TD Labour Finance spokesperson Joan Burton has said that half a million euro is more than enough pay, and that the bankers pay cap must stay in place. Deputy Burton said:"We have just passed the 10 year ...
  5. Historic second term for Michael D Higgins

    Fri Oct 26, 2018 - 09:35 pm - Brendan Howlin TD Speaking in reaction to the exit polls on today's Presidential election, Labour Party Leader Brendan Howlin said:“While the votes still have to be counted, Michael D Higgins’s clearly apparent vic...
  6. Total confusion over voting in Tyrrelstown due to building issues

    Fri Oct 26, 2018 - 11:07 am - Joan Burton TD Labour TD for Dublin West Joan Burton has called on the Dublin Sheriff's Office to take immediate action to resolve confusion at the polling place in Tyrrelstown.Deputy Burton said:"There is complete ...
  7. Government should bring forward legislation on transport policing unit before next summer.

    Fri Oct 26, 2018 - 09:37 am - Senator Kevin Humphreys Labour spokesperson for Transport, Senator Kevin Humphreys has called on the government to bring forward legislation on a dedicated transport policy unit before next summer. Commenting today Senato...
  8. Where is the HSE winter plan?

    Thu Oct 25, 2018 - 02:40 pm - Alan Kelly TD Labour Party Health spokesperson, Alan Kelly TD, has called on the Minister for Health to publish the 2018-2019 Winter Initiative.Deputy Kelly said:“In the Dáil today, the Tánaiste made it quite c...
  9. Schools in Clonakilty, Carrigaline, Rochestown, Banduff, and Macroom are awaiting inspections

    Thu Oct 25, 2018 - 12:34 pm - Sean Sherlock TD Labour Spokesperson on Children, Seán Sherlock TD, has expressed concern over the five school buildings in Cork following the revelations surrounding Western Building Systems.Commenting today Deputy ...
  10. LABOUR YOUTH URGES YOUNG PEOPLE TO VOTE IN 2018’S PRESIDENTIAL ELECTION AND BLASPHEMY REFERENDUM AND LAUNCHES #TEXTYOURMATES CAMPAIGN

    Thu Oct 25, 2018 - 11:27 am - Labour Youth Labour Youth has today called on young people to ensure that they vote on Friday 26th October.  Labour Youth has endorsed a ’yes’ vote in tomorrow’s referendum to remove the word ‘blasphemou...
  11. No reason to delay AirBnB short-term let regulations

    Thu Oct 25, 2018 - 08:29 am - Senator Kevin Humphreys Senator Kevin Humphreys has welcomed the announcement of the long-promised restrictions on short term lets but has called on Eoghan Murphy to bring these restrictions in before June 2019.Commenting to...
  12. Bord na Móna must commit to keep jobs in the Midlands

    Wed Oct 24, 2018 - 06:26 pm - Willie Penrose TD Labour spokesperson on Rural Development, Willie Penrose TD has called on Bórd na Móna and the Government to ensure that jobs are retained in the Midlands by establishing a task force of relevant st...
  13. Increase in homeless children is a scandal in modern Ireland

    Wed Oct 24, 2018 - 05:47 pm - Jan O'Sullivan TD Labour Housing spokesperson Jan O'Sullivan has said the latest increase in homeless people is a scandal in modern Ireland with a further 136 children without a home in September taking it to a total o...
  14. Action group needed to support Tyrrelstown

    Wed Oct 24, 2018 - 04:25 pm - Joan Burton TD Dublin West TD Joan Burton has called on Leo Varadkar to set up an action group to address the needs of students, parents, and teachers in Tyrrelstown following the closure of two schools and a commun...
  15. Urgent inspections needed to give certainty on school buildings

    Wed Oct 24, 2018 - 04:02 pm - Senator Aodhán Ó Ríordáin Labour Education spokesperson Aodhán Ó Ríordáin has called for urgent inspections to be carried out at all recently built schools, during the mid-term break if possible, to ensure they are complia...