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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

Decision on Public Use of Baggot Street Hospital must be made within 6 months

Kelly visits Baggot St building as part of PAC site visit. Photos from within the Hospital show how much it has been allowed deteriorate. Labour Tipperary TD Alan Kelly today saw inside the long vacant Baggot St hospital building as part of a Public Accounts Committee visit, and called a decision to be made to…

09 July 2024

Minister must commence process for unearthing abuse in Irish sport

Labour’s Aodhán Ó Ríordáin has expressed his shock at the revelations of the RTÉ and Sunday Independent investigation into abuses within the FAI. Deputy Ó Ríordáin has called on Ministers Martin and Byrne to open a process to unearth any past abuses across all Irish sports. Deputy Ó Ríordáin said: “The reporting carried out by…

08 July 2024

Constituents with disabilities express concern over National Advocacy Service strike

Ged Nash, Labour Spokesperson on Finance, Public Expenditure & Reform and Louth TD, said that constituents with disabilities have expressed serious concern about the looming strike by SIPTU members who work for the National Advocacy Service (NAS). Deputy Nash said: “Some vulnerable constituents have expressed serious concern over the impact that a strike by workers in…

08 July 2024

Why do bin firms have Government over a barrel in demanding additional subsidies

Responding to the latest reports by the Irish Independent about the demands bin collectors have made of Government, Labour Senator Marie Sherlock said there are very serious questions for Government. Senator Sherlock said: “We see the Department of Environment effectively capitulating to the bin collectors and the Irish Waste Management Association in stating both in…

06 July 2024

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