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  1. Decision by PNA nurses to strike is justified

    Thu Jan 10, 2019 - 05:47 pm - Alan Kelly TD Labour Party Health spokesperson, Alan Kelly TD, has said the Labour Party fully backs the decision by the Psychiatric Nurses Association to take strike action next month.Commenting after the announce...
  2. Irish science students are charting the way forward

    Thu Jan 10, 2019 - 03:15 pm - Senator Aodhán Ó Ríordáin Labour Party Education spokesperson Aodhán Ó Ríordáin, has said the calibre of projects on show at the BT Young Scientist and Technology Exhibition demonstrate how far ahead young people are when ...
  3. Ryan congratulates Fingal schools for participating in BT Young Scientist Exhibition

    Thu Jan 10, 2019 - 02:27 pm - Brendan Ryan TD Labour Party TD for Dublin Fingal, Brendan Ryan, has congratulated local schools for their participation in the BT Young Young Scientist and Technology Exhibition at the RDS.Deputy Ryan said:“This w...
  4. Howlin Warns of No-Deal Brexit Risk as UK Parliament Fails to Agree a Way Forward

    Thu Jan 10, 2019 - 11:58 am - Brendan Howlin TD Following a visit to Rosslare Europort to learn about Brexit preparations, Leader of the Labour Party, Brendan Howlin TD, reacts to the latest chaotic developments in the Brexit process.Deputy Howlin ...
  5. Government yet to make good on Pembro Promises

    Thu Jan 10, 2019 - 11:45 am - Alan Kelly TD Labour Party Health spokesperson, Alan Kelly TD, has said that the Government has yet to provide State-funded access to the drug Pembro despite making promises to Cervical Cancer patients over six wee...
  6. Cases of gender-based violence are a worrying start to 2019

    Thu Jan 10, 2019 - 09:13 am - Deirdre Kingston, Cllr Labour Equality Spokesperson Cllr. Deirdre Kingston has said high profile cases of violence against women since the start of 2019 are a worrying trend.Cllr. Kingston said:"Since the beginning of the y...
  7. Fine Gael can't continue to ignore issues of INMO nurses

    Wed Jan 9, 2019 - 01:04 pm - Alan Kelly TD Labour Party Health spokesperson, Alan Kelly TD, has called on the Minister for Public Expenditure Paschal Donohoe, to hold substantive talks with the INMO on issues around pay.Deputy Kelly said: “...
  8. 'Fat Cat Wednesday' shows major pay disparities

    Wed Jan 9, 2019 - 11:11 am - Jan O'Sullivan TD Speaking on ‘Fat Cat Wednesday’, Labour Party Business spokesperson Jan O’Sullivan has said more must be done to tackle pay inequality in all sectors.Deputy O’Sullivan said:“Nine days into t...
  9. Time is running out for Gov to get act together on nurses' pay

    Tue Jan 8, 2019 - 04:15 pm - Alan Kelly TD Reacting to news that nurses are to go on strike for 24 hours on January 30th, Labour Party Health spokesperson, Alan Kelly TD, has called on Ministers Harris and Donohoe to bring a credible proposal ...
  10. Exclusion Zones needed to ensure safe access to abortion

    Tue Jan 8, 2019 - 08:11 am - Senator Ivana Bacik Labour Senator Ivana Bacik has called for swift action by the Minister for Health to tackle the issue of Exclusion Zones to protect vulnerable women who seek access to legal abortion services.Senator ...
  11. Government can't continue to ignore period poverty

    Mon Jan 7, 2019 - 03:26 pm - Rebecca Moynihan, Cllr Labour Party candidate for Dublin South Central, Rebecca Moynihan, has said period poverty is a very real issue for Irish women that needs to be tackled.Councillor Moynihan said:“We know that period...
  12. New Year, same old pressures in our health service

    Mon Jan 7, 2019 - 11:09 am - Alan Kelly TD Reacting to news that 541 people are on trolleys today, Labour Party Health spokesperson Alan Kelly TD, has said that high trolley numbers are a symptom of the Government and HSE being ill-prepared fo...
  13. Former Mayor of Waterford Jack Walsh will be sadly missed

    Mon Jan 7, 2019 - 09:01 am - Brendan Howlin TD Labour Party Leader Brendan Howlin TD has expressed his sadness on the death of former Mayor of Waterford and local representative Jack Walsh following a very short illness, and expressed his condolen...
  14. Scandalous Gender Pay Gap must be tackled in 2019

    Sun Jan 6, 2019 - 09:29 am - Deirdre Kingston, Cllr Speaking on Nollaig na mBan, Labour spokesperson on Equality, Deirdre Kingston has urged the Government to finally do more to tackle the scandalous gender pay gap of 14% in 2019 as another year passes...
  15. Lack of affordable housing destroying communities in Dublin

    Sat Jan 5, 2019 - 10:19 am - Rebecca Moynihan, Cllr Average Dublin price of €436,787 totally out of reachLand speculation adding to pricesAverage national price above Gov's own affordability thresholdLabour representative for Dublin South Central, Cl...