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Labour Party Chair calls for flexibility on retirement and re-introduction of State Pension (Transition) at 65

The Chairperson of the Labour Party, Jack O’Connor, is calling on the Government to  re-introduce the State Pension, (Transition), for workers who have to leave their employment because they have a contract requiring them to retire at 65, as well as for those who no longer feel they are able to continue working after their…

Labour Admin

31 December 2018

Legacy of Hume must be respected and preserved

Labour will support those who continue to fly the flag of Labour politics and social democracy in Northern Ireland. Reacting to the latest indication of a possible alliance between parts of the SDLP and Fianna Fáil, Labour Party Leader Brendan Howlin said: “It is a matter for the membership of the SDLP to chart their…

Labour Admin

31 December 2018

Government must secure more ferry links for Hard Brexit Scenario

Reacting to the news that the UK will commit over £100m chartering ferries in preparation for a no deal Brexit, Labour Party Leader Brendan Howlin TD has called on the Irish Government to immediately move to bolster and diversify our sea transport links to the EU, which are already being reduced next year. Deputy Howlin…

Labour Admin

29 December 2018

Merry Christmas from Labour Press

The Labour Press Office wish you all a Merry Christmas and look forward to a prosperous and happy New Year. The Office will be closed from today Friday 21st December, reopening on Thursday 3rd January. During the Christmas period press queries can be directed to Cathal McCann on 0874157832 or [email protected] Ho Ho Ho, From…

Labour Trade Unionists
21 December 2018

Gov approach to Brexit needs to be less wait-and-see and more strategic

Labour Party Leader, Brendan Howlin TD, has reacted to the Government’s contingency plan for the UK leaving the EU on 29th March with no agreement. Deputy Howlin said: “The Government has at last published its Brexit contingency plan, 100 days before the UK could well leave the EU with no deal. “While it is clear…

Labour Admin

20 December 2018

Minister’s stunt hardly an example for motorists.

Labour Spokesperson for Transport, Senator Kevin Humphreys has criticised the Minister for Transport following the RSA call for the Minister to remove the dangerously placed sleigh, branded with his name and face, on top of a car which was a clear road hazard.  Commenting Senator Humphreys said:  “It seems to be a case of ‘do as I say,…

Labour Admin

20 December 2018

Legislation on CervicalCheck Tribunal must be New Year priority

Reacting to the Minister for Health’s announcement that there will be a statutory tribunal into claims from CervicalCheck, Labour Party Health spokesperson Alan Kelly TD has said that legislation around this needs to be enacted as soon as possible in the new year.  Deputy Kelly said:  “Minister Harris needs to ensure that the legislation that…

Alan Kelly TD
19 December 2018

Pioneering reforms on precarious work will transform lives

Senator Ged Nash has said that the Employment (Miscellaneous Provisions) Bill 2018 which passed in the Dáil this evening will transform the lives and living standards of tens of thousands of workers on casual and low hours contracts. Sen. Nash said: “These new laws have been four years in the making. These reforms started life…

19 December 2018

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