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Welcome to the November 2022 edition of LeftField Newsletter!

Message from the Party Leader - November 2022

In coming weeks, we will see an historic changeover of the Taoiseach from Micheál Martin to Leo Varadkar. This change marks an unprecedented moment in Irish politics, but the difference between the two largest ruling parties now virtually exists in name only.

Message from Ivana

It’s time to rethink how we treat drug users in Ireland - Aodhán Ó Ríordáin

For the last 60 years, most governments worldwide have chosen to view drug use as a criminal matter. In Ireland, you can be jailed for up to seven years for possession of an illicit drug for personal use.

Decriminalisation

Raise the Roof Rally - Senator Rebecca Moynihan

Join us at the Raise the Roof Rally tomorrow, Saturday 26th November.

Raise the Roof Rally

Labour Women’s Priorities for 2022-2024 - Hannah Deasy

On November 7th Labour Women hosted our first in-person conference and AGM since 2018.

LW Priorities for 2022-2024

New Labour Youth Chair - Hugh Murphy

Last weekend, Labour Youth members had a fantastic weekend in Ennis, Clare where we decided to have our National Conference. I am delighted to have been elected Chair of Labour Youth for the coming year.

New Labour Youth Chair

All-Party Visit to Iceland - Senator Annie Hoey

Last month, I spent two immersive days in Iceland on a study trip with the All-Party Group on workplace equality, supported by WorkEqual and Alice PR.

Visit to Iceland

Bread & Roses Podcast

Bread and Roses Episode Four: COP27 what it means for workers

Listen to Bread & Roses

Labour Minute Book 1921-1923

Labour Party welcomed Ed Penrose and Kevin Murphy from the Irish Labour History Society to present the new Minute Book from the Irish Labour Party and Trade Union Congress from exactly 100 years ago.

New Labour Minute Book

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