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Labour and SDLP discuss New Ireland Commission and mark the anniversary of the Democratic Programme

Labour and SDLP have today met to discuss the New Ireland Commission and mark anniversary of the Democratic Programme. Labour Party leader Ivana Bacik TD said: “For those of us on the left, the Democratic Programme remains a source of inspiration, even if the vision it offers has been far from fully achieved. The Programme…

Ivana Bacik TD
29 February 2024

Students failed by new Department of Further and Higher Education

Minister Harris must outline to Oireachtas Committee plans to ease the stress for students Labour’s further and higher education spokesperson Senator Annie Hoey has criticised Minister Harris’s failure to help students who are struggling to attend and stay in further education. Senator Hoey said: “The enormous financial burden of attending further and higher education is…

Senator Annie Hoey image
29 February 2024

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…

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27 February 2024

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