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Time for Irish people to have their say on the Eighth Amendment

Welcoming the publication of the final report of the Committee on the Eighth Amendment, Labour’s representative on the committee, Jan O’Sullivan TD, has said it is time for the Irish people to have their say on the issue. Deputy O’Sullivan said: “The report published by the Committee today, which comes after three months of evidence…

Labour Admin

20 December 2017

11am today – Costello to hand over Petition at GPO to save Phibsborough Post Office

Former TD, and Labour representative for Dublin Central Joe Costello will today at 11am hand in a petition of over 3,000 signatures at the GPO today from local residents who want the Phibsborough Post Office retained as a Branch office operated by An Post. What: Joe Costello peititon to An Post to save Phibsborough Post…

Labour Admin

20 December 2017

Howlin calls for all-party approach to referendum bill

The Labour Party Leader, Brendan Howlin, has called for an all-party approach in the Oireachtas on the passage of the abortion referendum bill. Deputy Howlin said: “It is clear that whatever views individual TDs may hold about this question that a near consensus is emerging that it should be adjudicated on by the people in…

Labour Admin

19 December 2017

Downgrading of Portlaoise Hospital must be stopped

Labour spokesperson on Health, Alan Kelly TD, has said any downgrading of Portlaoise Hospital must be stopped and that the Minister should make his intentions clear. Deputy Kelly said: “Any downgrading of Portlaoise hospital is unacceptable both in the context of the Sláintecare Report and a growing population locally. “There is a bed capacity review…

19 December 2017

Passage of Electoral Bill is a victory for democracy

Speaking after the hearing in the High Court this morning, former TD and Minister, Joe Costello stated: “I am happy to discontinue my proceedings against the Oireachtas, The Minister for Housing, Planning and Local Government and The Attorney General as the purpose of my legal action has now been achieved and the threat to the…

Labour Admin

19 December 2017

British Government protecting DUP donors

Labour Party Leader Brendan Howlin TD, has described as ‘scandalous’ the decision by the British Government to only apply politcal funding transparency in Northern Ireland from 1st July 2017. Deputy Howlin said: “The Secretary of State for Northern Ireland will tomorrow bring into force new transparency regulations on electoral donations with effect back as far…

Labour Admin

18 December 2017

Serious questions to be answered in Kerry Hospital

Labour Health spokesperson Alan Kelly TD has said this morning that serious questions remain to be answered in Kerry Hospital, including why the public are only finding out about it now. This follows a similar problem in 2015 with misdiagnosed scans that also included Kerry. Deputy Kelly said: “The review of 46,000 X Ray images…

18 December 2017

Howlin expresses disappointment at Taoiseach’s Austrian congratulations

Labour Party Leader and spokesperson on Foreign Affairs, Brendan Howlin TD has expressed his surprise and disappointment at the tweet from the Taoiseach Leo Varadkar congratulating the new Austrian Premier Sebastian Kurz. Deputy Howlin commented: “Chummy jokes about who is the youngest EPP leader is doesn’t cut it when the new Austrian Government has been…

Labour Admin

16 December 2017

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