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Howlin condemns US assassinations of Iranian and Iraqi Leaders

Reacting to the assassination by US air strike of Iranian commander Qasem Soleimani and Iraqi paramilitary chief Abu Mahdi al-Muhandis, the leader of the Labour Party, Brendan Howlin TD, condemned these attacks. Brendan said: “The US air strike on the motor convoy carrying Soleimani and al-Muhandis killed ten people. The US had no UN mandate…

Labour Admin

04 January 2020

Record tax take but Government is failing to solve problems

Responding to the end of year Exchequer returns, Labour Finance spokesperson Joan Burton said: “The government has taken in a record amount of tax in 2019. “It’s hard to contemplate this as the same government has failed to manage investment in housing, health and public transport in any competent way. “Notwithstanding a major announcement practically…

Labour Admin

03 January 2020

Trinity Docks Development must include housing

Labour Senator Kevin Humphreys while welcoming the proposals from Trinity College that would develop a new tech innovation hub at their Grand Canal Dock site, warned that it must include provision for housing. Senator Humphreys said: “The proposed Grand Canal Innovation District will support nearly 6,000 jobs according to plans from Trinity College published today….

Labour Admin

03 January 2020

Gov and HSE fail to provide promised beds for UHL

Labour Party Health spokesperson, Alan Kelly TD has described further delays to the provision of 60 extra beds in University Hospital Limerick as unacceptable. Deputy Kelly said: “According to media reports today, the chief executive of the University Hospital Limerick group has admitted that the 60 bed block that was supposed to come on stream…

03 January 2020

We will miss Marian Finucane

Expressing her sadness on the sudden death of broadcaster Marian Finucane, Joan Burton said: “Polite, intelligent, determined interviewers like Marian Finucane are without doubt the most challenging and the most difficult to meet on air. “I went from someone who listened to her radio programs to being interviewed by her. “Her honeyed voice, rooting for…

Labour Admin

03 January 2020

Failure of weak FG rules on Airbnb short term lets no surprise

Labour Senator Kevin Humphreys has said the revelations in today’s Irish Independent shows the failure so far of new rules to limit short term ‘AirBnB’ type lets but warned it was no surprise as problems with the legislation were pointed out as it went through the Oireachtas, and he called for increased resources for more…

Labour Admin

02 January 2020

Labour Leader welcomes idea of Civil War Commemoration Monument

Labour Party Leader Brendan Howlin has welcomed the idea of a national monument or memorial to commemorate all those killed in the Civil War as proposed by the Chair of Government’s expert advisory group on the Decade of Commemorations. Deputy Howlin said: “As Ireland descended into Civil War in 1922 and 1923 the Labour Party,…

Labour Admin

02 January 2020

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