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Government must leave the pre-budget kites at home and get down to fixing our problems

Labour finance spokesperson Ged Nash has called out Government for it’s drip feed of what’s amounts to election messaging via the Budgetary process. Speaking in Leinster House today, Deputy Nash said: “Every year the tiresome pre-Budget kite flying gets earlier. It’s time this outfit left the kites at home and fixed the problems we have…

16 April 2024

Eir staff pushed into impossible position

Labour’s Communications Spokesperson Duncan Smith TD has strongly condemned telecoms company Eir for its mistreatment of staff, following revelations from the court hearing regarding the company’s policies on customer complaints. The court heard evidence that Eir warned employees they could face disciplinary action for adhering to statutory regulations governing customer complaints.  Deputy Smith said, “Eir’s…

16 April 2024

Heartbreaking gaps in Ireland’s Abortion Services

6 years since Ireland voted for compassion in a crisis system still doesn’t work Barbaric treatment highlighted in RTÉ Investigates Labour’s Senator Annie Hoey was today speaking following the RTÉ investigates documentary which found the realities of Ireland’s current abortion services and gaps in the system of care which continue to cause heartache for affected…

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16 April 2024

Young people putting lives on hold due to housing crisis

Youngest Taoiseach must prioritise young people Labour’s Senator Annie Hoey underscores the urgency of addressing the pressing concerns for young people in Ireland, as revealed by the latest research from the National Youth Council of Ireland (NYCI) and Ipsos. Senator Hoey said,  “The findings from the NYCI report are a stark reminder of the challenges…

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16 April 2024

Conservative coalition failing on social and affordable housing

Labour leader Ivana Bacik TD today condemned the worsening housing crisis highlighted in the Simon Community’s “Locked Out of the Market” report, which reveals that only 3% of private rentals are accessible to households dependent on the Housing Assistance Payment (HAP). Deputy Bacik said, “This report is yet another damning indictment of the conservative coalition’s…

Ivana Bacik TD
15 April 2024

Fergal Landy selected as Labour candidate for Midlands North West constituency

At the Labour Party selection convention in Galway city today, Fergal Landy currently CEO of the Family Resource Centre National Forum, was selected as our candidate for the Midlands North West constituency of the European Parliament. Fergal is also running for election to Galway County Council in the Athenry-Oranmore local electoral area. At the convention…

14 April 2024

Abortion is healthcare: Irish women still forced to travel for essential service

6 years after Ireland voted for compassion in crisis Labour’s Senator Annie Hoey has today said it is disgraceful that almost six years after the repeal of the 8th amendment, women still find themselves forced to travel to access essential healthcare services. Senator Hoey said: “The continued necessity for Irish women to travel for abortion…

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14 April 2024

Row back on Dublin Mayor highlights Harris lack of depth

Labour Councillor for the South West Inner City Darragh Moriarty has called out Simon Harris for scrapping the vote on a Dublin Mayor. Cllr Moriarty said: “Less than a week into office and this lightweight Taoiseach is already rowing back on commitments made just last Saturday. “In his decision to scrap what he perceives as…

13 April 2024

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