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Ó Ríordáin successfully negotiates EU Housing Commissioner

Calls on McGrath to seek position  Labour Dublin MEP Aodhán Ó Ríordáin said the appointment of an EU Housing Commissioner has the potential to turn the dial on the Irish housing crisis. Urging former Minister Michael McGrath to seek the role, Ó Ríordáin said the position could be transformative for the European wide housing crisis….

18 July 2024

Statement from Ó Ríordáin in advance of vote on EU Commission President

Speaking in advance of Thursday’s vote, Labour MEP Aodhán Ó Ríordáin said: “Ursula von der Leyen’s response to the crisis in Palestine simply does not reflect the position or the values of the Irish people. Her support of Israel despite the ongoing bombardment in Palestine represents a failure of politics. “That’s why I will not…

17 July 2024

Scale of gambling addiction demands change

Labour Senator Mark Wall has described problem gambling as an epidemic across Irish society following the publication of the annual report of the Rutland Centre. Senator Wall said: “Problem gambling is a feature within every community across the country. 20% of the Rutland Centre’s outpatient admissions related to problem gambling, this highlights the scale of…

Senator Mark Wall
17 July 2024

Housing divide widening under this Government

Abject failure to meet housing targets criticised Labour leader and housing spokesperson Ivana Bacik said that the Government appear to have given up on addressing the root causes of the housing crisis. Deputy Bacik said: “This Government has utterly sold out the delivery of housing in Ireland to the private sector. It is a fundamental…

Ivana Bacik TD
16 July 2024

Nash urges BD Executives to review Drogheda decision

Louth Labour TD Ged Nash has urged BD to review their decision to close the Donore Road plant in Drogheda, with the potential loss of 170 jobs. He made the call at a face-to-face meeting between all five Louth TDs and the company’s UK & Ireland manager, Mike Fairburn which took place in Dublin today…

11 July 2024

Culture can’t compete with capitalism – Sherlock

Labour to host public meeting on saving and growing artists’ spaces and venues in the Gallery at the Complex at 7pm this evening Labour Party Arts spokesperson Marie Sherlock said the time has come for an urgent and comprehensive response to securing and growing creative spaces to make and places to show in Dublin and…

10 July 2024

€2.7bn extra for health in SES reveals fiction of 2024 Budget – Donohoe should make Dáil statement

Fiction of 2024 Health Budget laid bare, with €1.5bn extra this year, and a further €1.2bn for 2025. SES commits less spending for new public services in 2025 compared to 2024. Time to abandon 5% spending rule which is only observed in the breach Responding to the Summer Economic Statement, Labour Party Finance and Public…

09 July 2024

Forum needed to establish extent of abuse in sporting organisations

Following the emergence of allegations as part of the Girls in Green programme, at Leaders’ Questions today, Labour Leader Ivana Bacik TD called for the establishment of a forum, open to current and former participants of all sporting organisations, to come forward with allegations of institutional harassment and abuse. Deputy Bacik said: “Systemic abuse and…

Ivana Bacik TD
09 July 2024

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