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Cormac will be deeply missed by all who knew him

Labour Councillor Mary Freehill has expressed her deep sadness on the death of her Director of Elections and Labour Youth Chair Cormac Ó Braonáin. Cllr Freehill paid tribute to Cormac, saying: “Cormac was a superb Director of Elections for me in 2019, one of the best people to have in charge of your campaign, as…

15 December 2019

Statement on the death of Labour Youth Chair Cormac Ó Braonáin

Labour Party Leader, Brendan Howlin TD, has expressed his deep sadness and grief on hearing of the tragic and untimely death of recently elected Labour Youth Chairperson, Cormac Ó Braonáin, who died early on Sunday morning. Deputy Howlin said: “I was deeply shocked when I heard of Cormac’s untimely death. On behalf of the Labour…

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15 December 2019

Labour Deliver for Waterford

Commenting on the passing of the Waterford Council Budget, Mayor of Waterford City and County Council and Labour General Election candidate for Waterford, Cllr John Pratt said: “In June 2019, the Labour Party entered into agreement with The Greens, Independents and Sinn Fein to drive the activity of Waterford City and County Council for five…

13 December 2019

Penrose Bill to address defined benefit pensions

I’m glad to be speaking today on Labour’s Pensions (Amendment) (No. 3) Bill 2017.   I should say from the outset that the Labour Party will always support the right of every person to have decent pension and a secure retirement. As a Party, we made this crystal clear at our recent conference in my…

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12 December 2019

Toxic racism has entered our politics – Ryan

Racism should not be allowed to take root in our society. It is not inevitable and we must take action to stamp it out, especially in our politics.   Our equality laws prohibit discrimination of employees or customers on the basis of several grounds, including race. The level of formal reporting of racist discrimination is…

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12 December 2019

We need to protect our most vulnerable children- O’Sullivan

Responding to today’s report on homeless families by the Mercy Law Resource Centre, Labour spokesperson on Housing Deputy Jan O’Sullivan said: “It is shocking to read that a woman who had given birth just one month earlier was placed in one night only accommodation with her new baby and 16-month-old child for several weeks, leaving…

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12 December 2019

Women on boards: legally binding quotas needed

Responding to today’s ‘Balance for Better Business’ report showing there is still a serious imbalance for women at leadership levels in Irish companies, Labour Senator Ivana Bacik said: “This report shows that women make up just 19.1% of publicly listed boards in Ireland, and while that is slightly up on six months ago, is still…

11 December 2019

More community policing needed in Dublin South Central

Following the publication of the University of Limerick report into criminal behaviour networks in Dublin South Central, Labour Party representative for the South West Inner City, Rebecca Moynihan, has called for substantial investment in intensive community policing in Dublin South-Central. Councillor Moynihan said: “Today’s report by the University of Limerick shines light on the reality…

11 December 2019

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