News & Media

  1. Barbaric maternity restrictions need to end

    Thu Jul 29, 2021 - 11:31 am - Alan Kelly TD Labour leader and health spokesperson Alan Kelly TD has urged the Government to end the current maternity restrictions and ensure that there is a consistent application of a minimum standard of care a...
  2. Government must implement plan to tackle eating disorders now

    Wed Jul 28, 2021 - 03:45 pm - Senator Annie Hoey Following the publication of HSE figures showing an increase in referrals for people seeking treatment for eating disorders, Labour Senator Annie Hoey has called on the Minister to urgently outline he...
  3. Early decision on Leaving Cert 2022 needed – choice vital

    Fri Jul 23, 2021 - 09:55 am - Aodhán Ó Ríordáin TD Labour education spokesperson Aodhán Ó Ríordáin has called on the Minister to allow a choice of written exams and accredited grades for the Leaving Cert class of 2022. Speaking during the educatio...
  4. Serious staffing shortages in Dublin Fire Brigade must set off alarm bells for Government

    Fri Jul 23, 2021 - 08:05 am - Senator Marie Sherlock Labour Party Senator Marie Sherlock has said that it is ‘alarming’ that ongoing recruitment failures which have led to severe staff shortages in the Dublin Fire Brigade.  ...
  5. Labour Youth marks 10 years since Utøya killings

    Thu Jul 22, 2021 - 09:32 am - Labour Youth Today marks the 10th anniversary of the killing of 69 young activists in Labour Youth’s sister party, the Workers’ Youth League (AUF) in Utøya on 22nd July 2011.Speaking to mark the anniversary, ...
  6. Landmark day for Drogheda as Government agrees to implement Geiran Recommendations

    Wed Jul 21, 2021 - 02:11 pm - Ged Nash TD In response to the launch of the implementation plan for the Drogheda Community Safety & Wellbeing report by the Minister for Justice Heather Humphreys, Louth & East Meath Labour TD Ged Nash s...
  7. Statement on the death of Des O’Malley

    Wed Jul 21, 2021 - 10:12 am - Alan Kelly TD Speaking on the death of former Progressive Democrats Leader Des O’Malley, Labour Leader Alan Kelly said:“On behalf of the Labour Party I want to extend my sympathies to the family, friends and su...
  8. Shocking Decision by AIB to Shut More Bank Branches Must Be Stopped

    Tue Jul 20, 2021 - 10:38 am - Ged Nash TD AIB must halt proposed bank closures until banking review has been completedMinister must leverage 71% stake in AIB to prevent the closure of local branchesMoratorium on branch closures and staff cuts...
  9. Workers must be accommodated when getting vaccine

    Mon Jul 19, 2021 - 03:14 pm - Senator Marie Sherlock Following reports that certain shops of a large retailer are not facilitating workers’ vaccine appointments, Labour employment spokesperson Marie Sherlock said that businesses must facilitate staff ...
  10. Answers needed to maintain confidence in Cervical Check Screening Programme

    Mon Jul 19, 2021 - 11:49 am - Alan Kelly TD With Covid-19 leading to delays in CervicalCheck screening, Labour Party leader Alan Kelly said it is essential that confidence in the programme is maintained, capacity increased to address any future...
  11. Lives will be lost without injection centres

    Thu Jul 15, 2021 - 10:45 am - Aodhán Ó Ríordáin TD Government should have had Plan B ready for alternative locationMobile centres an option but only temporarilyFollowing the High Court decision to overturn planning permission for a pilot safe injectio...
  12. Nash calls for Govt to publish Summer Economic Statement this evening

    Wed Jul 14, 2021 - 03:44 pm - Ged Nash TD Minister due before Budgetary Oversight Committee at 9.30am tomorrow Committee should reconsider tomorrow’s meeting in light of tight timeframeLabour’s finance spokesperson Ged Nash has said that ...
  13. AIB must make clear statement on branch network in republic

    Wed Jul 14, 2021 - 12:11 pm - Ged Nash TD Shuttering of branches in north must not spark campaign of closures in the south Minister must use 71% stake in AIB to pause branch closures on the island of Ireland until banking review has been comp...
  14. Ivana Bacik outlines key priorities as newly elected TD

    Tue Jul 13, 2021 - 04:41 pm - Ivana Bacik TD After signing the register today, Labour TD for Dublin Bay South Ivana Bacik said she will prioritise key issues around housing, care, climate and community.Deputy Bacik said:“I want to pay tribute ...
  15. Senator Hoey marks Disability Pride Month

    Tue Jul 13, 2021 - 02:46 pm - Senator Annie Hoey Marking Disability Pride Month, Senator Annie Hoey has called for Government and opposition parties to engage with the month's events, crucially on the issue of universal design. Speaking in the Seana...