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Dealerships and importers selling Japanese import cars must be mandated to fit them with immobilisers

Limerick Labour Councillor Conor Sheehan has said that car importers and dealerships who import and sell Japanese import cars need to be mandated to fit them with immobilisers. The Limerick Labour Councillor was speaking after a spate of thefts of Japanese import cars which are not fitted with an immobiliser which is a safety measure…

28 February 2024

Time to end public disclosure of electoral candidate addresses

3 months since Government committed to Labour to examine the policy and no action Labour Leader Ivana Bacik TD has called on the Government to act before the local and European elections in June to change the rules around public disclosure of candidates’ addresses. Deputy Bacik said: “In November I sought to amend Government legislation,…

Ivana Bacik TD
28 February 2024

Sinn Féin can’t be trusted on climate

Labour’s Aodhán Ó Riordáin TD has today slammed Sinn Féin for their inconsistency on climate issues following the recent split within Sinn Féin over EU nature restoration law.. Deputy Ó Riordáin said “It’s alarming to witness Sinn Féin MEP voting against critical legislation aimed at nature restoration, while simultaneously hearing accolades from another Sinn Féin…

Aodhán Ó Ríordáin TD
27 February 2024

Labour calls for boost in community policing

Labour’s Senator Mark Wall in Kildare South is calling on Government to support Labour’s Seanad motion tomorrow February 28th. The motion calls for a significant increase in policing numbers to tackle pressing concerns in our communities. Senator Wall said “Sufficient Garda presence is crucial to the well-being and safety of our communities. Community Policing model…

Senator Mark Wall
27 February 2024

Can voters trust EPP on environment?

Labour European candidate for Ireland South Niamh Hourigan said the EPP continues to talk out of both sides of its mouth on climate. Welcoming the passage of the Nature Restoration Law in the EU Parliament today, Hourigan said we need decisive and inclusive action on the climate and biodiversity emergencies. Niamh Hourigan said: “The passing…

27 February 2024

Safe Access Zones Crucial for Protecting Women’s Reproductive Rights

Labour’s Senator Annie Hoey welcomes the Health (Termination of Pregnancy Services)(Safe Access Zones) Bill 2023 going before the Seanad today. Senator Hoey said “The introduction of Safe Access Zones is a crucial step towards safeguarding the dignity and safety of women seeking reproductive healthcare services. No one should have to endure intimidation or harassment when…

Senator Annie Hoey image
27 February 2024

Government Have Lost Confidence to Deal With UHL Situation – Mid West Needs A Model 3 Hospital

Labour TD Alan Kelly said: “The situation surrounding acute care in the Mid West is the worst I have ever seen. It simply can’t continue. The public have lost confidence with the Government to deal with it. “With the record levels of overcrowding people in North Tipperary are now refusing point blank to go to…

Alan Kelly TD
26 February 2024

McEntee fails to address Garda recruitment crisis

Labour justice spokesperson Aodhán Ó Ríordáin said the Justice Minister is failing to adequately resource and future plan for An Garda Síochána. Deputy Ó Ríordáin said: “There are unprecedented numbers resigning from An Garda Síochána, the Minister is failing to attract new recruits to Templemore and now we learn that 6,417 Gardaí are set to…

Aodhán Ó Ríordáin TD
25 February 2024

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