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NO NEW YEAR CHEER FOR LOW PAID WITH DERISORY MINIMUM WAGE INCREASE

There will be no New Year cheer for Ireland’s lowest paid workers with the derisory 10 cent per hour increase to the National Minimum Wage which will take effect on New Year’s Day, according to Labour spokesperson Ged Nash. “This time last year, 70,000 workers in the National Minimum Wage saw a 6% rise in…

30 December 2016

SYMBOL OF APOLLO HOUSE MUST BE MET WITH STATE DEEDS

Commenting on the High Court ruling on Apollo House, Labour Party spokesperson Joe Costello said: “A grassroots movement has transformed Apollo House into a symbol of how a community can respond positively to the homelessness crisis.” “It has become a touchstone for the failures of our profit driven housing market, which has failed to provide…

Labour Admin

21 December 2016

ACTION ON AIRBNB & FAIR DEAL NEEDED TO FREE UP HOMES

Labour Party spokesperson on Dublin Senator Kevin Humphreys has again raised the need to ensure AirBnB and the Fair Deal scheme do not lead to houses being removed from the rental market. He welcomed the acknowledgment from Minister Coveney in the Seanad today that he will examine the issues further in 2017. Senator Humphreys said:…

Labour Admin

21 December 2016

Sherlock responds to the report of the Mobile Phone and Broadband Taskforce

Labour spokesperson on Communications, Seán Sherlock TD, has hit out at the Government’s plans to create another group to implement the recommendations of the Mobile Broadband taskforce. Deputy Sherlock said: “Since the Government took office, this plan has been delayed and pushed from pillar to post. And now again we see the creation of yet…

20 December 2016

DIARY NOTICE – 2017 LABOUR NATIONAL CONFERENCE 21-23 APRIL WEXFORD

The National Conference of the Labour Party will be held on Friday, Saturday and Sunday, April 21st, 22nd and 23rd, 2017 in Whites Hotel, Wexford. 1,000 delegates are expected to attend the three day event, which will be the Labour Party’s 69th National Conference. Full documentation will be issued at the beginning of April including…

Labour Trade Unionists
20 December 2016

FRONTLINE GARDA SERVICES IN DUBLIN SHOULD NOT BE REDUCED

Labour spokesperson for Dublin Senator Kevin Humphreys has warned that any cut to Garda frontline services in Dublin to cover the cost of the Labour Court agreement should be resisted. Senator Humphreys said: “With up to €25 million euro to be cut from the Garda operational budget I am calling for the Minister for Justice…

Labour Admin

19 December 2016

ACTION URGENTLY NEEDED FROM HARRIS ON ACCESS TO PRIVATE A&E’S

Labour Party spokesperson on Health, Alan Kelly TD has welcomed the comments by Minister for Health Simon Harris on the possible use of private hospital Accident and Emergency facilities, but action is urgently needed now. Deputy Kelly said: “I originally proposed back in October that the Minister for Health should seek to use spare capacity…

18 December 2016

PENROSE BILL TO ADDRESS DEFINED BENEFIT PENSIONS

Labour Party spokesperson on Social Protection, Willie Penrose TD, has drafted a bill aimed at protecting and defending the pension rights of workers in vulnerable situations. His Bill would amend the Pensions Act by protecting workers when their defined benefits scheme is being wound up, and/or if their employer remains solvent. Deputy Penrose will seek…

Labour Admin

18 December 2016

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