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Vote Yes to ensure our Constitution reflects the Ireland of today and to fight for a fairer future

Labour’s Director of Elections for the Family and Care Referendum, Senator Marie Sherlock, is calling for a yes yes vote to bring Ireland’s Constitution up to date with the reality of family life in Ireland and to fight for a fairer future for all those who are excluded from support by the State. Senator Sherlock…

Senator Marie Sherlock
19 February 2024

Niamh Hourigan selected as Labour candidate for Ireland South constituency

Niamh Hourigan has been selected as the Labour Party’s candidate for the European elections in the Ireland South constituency. The Limerick native sociologist was selected as the Labour candidate for the Ireland South constituency in the upcoming European Parliament elections at a convention in the Metropole Hotel in Cork City on Sunday afternoon. Welcoming her…

18 February 2024

Minister’s hand off approach to student housing crisis must be condemned

Labour’s Further and Higher education Spokesperson Senator Annie Hoey has expressed deep concern that private student landlords are planning to extend lease lengths and the Minister for Further and Higher Education is failing to protect students and tackle the issue. Senator Hoey said: “Students across the country are facing an unprecedented crisis in securing adequate…

Senator Annie Hoey image
16 February 2024

Bakhurst must set record straight on exit packages

Lack of transparency is corroding confidence in new management team. Labour calls for publication of Coveney and Collins resignation letters. Minister has serious questions to answer about her laissez faire role regarding the public broadcaster. Senator Marie Sherlock said RTÉ’s Director General must set the record straight on exit packages for all staff that were…

Senator Marie Sherlock
16 February 2024

Further Evidence of Upstairs Downstairs Culture in RTÉ

Labour Leader Ivana Bacik TD today at Leaders Questions has condemned the alarming revelations surrounding the culture at the top levels of RTÉ. Deputy Bacik said “We know that many RTÉ employees are denied fair wages, pensions, holidays, and maternity leave due to being trapped in bogus self-employment contracts, while we see an exorbitant retirement…

Ivana Bacik TD
15 February 2024

CAMHS reform must be Government priority

Labour’s Health Spokesperson Duncan Smith TD today underscored the critical need for immediate action in reforming the Child and Adolescent Mental Health Services (CAMHS). With mounting concerns over the well-being of our youth, Smith highlighted the urgent demand for governance and clinical reforms in CAMHS, stressing the limitations of the Mental Health Commission in ensuring…

Duncan Smith TD
15 February 2024

Labour condemns Minister’s removal of ‘complex needs’ in Special Education Criteria

Labour’s Education Spokesperson Aodhán Ó Ríordáin TD has strongly criticised the Minister for Special Education for removing ‘complex needs’ from the assessment criteria for special needs education.  Deputy Aodhán Ó Ríordáin said: “The Minister for Special Education’s decision to completely remove ‘complex needs’ from the assessment criteria for special needs education is fundamentally flawed.  “It…

Aodhán Ó Ríordáin TD
14 February 2024

How long must people in Gaza wait?

Labour Leader Ivana Bacik TD today at Leader’s Questions raised the reports that the Irish Strategic Investment Fund has invested more than €4 million in companies based in illegal Israeli settlements in the West Bank, East Jerusalem, and the Golan Heights – investments which not fuel the ongoing humanitarian crisis in the region. Deputy Bacik…

Ivana Bacik TD
13 February 2024

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