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Connolly the internationalist would see climate as the social justice issue of the century

Speech by Labour Party Leader Ivana Bacik TD to the Annual James Connolly Commemoration, Arbour Hill. Comrades, members of the Connolly family, friends. As Leader of the Labour Party, it is an honour to address this joint SIPTU/Labour Party commemoration of the life and legacy of James Connolly. Connolly is the founder of our movement…

15 May 2022

Government Failing Renters – Doubling of rents in a decade demands attention

Make the whole country an RPZ and freeze rents for 3 years Invest Croí Cónaithe allocation towards cost rental Increase cost rental targets in Housing for All Responding to the latest Daft rental report, Labour housing spokesperson Rebecca Moynihan said the government is continuing to fail renters who are facing rising housing costs with little…

12 May 2022

National cervical cancer screening laboratory needed now says Smith

Labour health spokesperson Duncan Smith has today (Thursday 12th May) criticised the government over the lack of progress made to develop a national cervical screening laboratory in Ireland. Despite promises made by the government following the CervicalCheck scandal that a laboratory would be fully operational in Ireland by September of this year, Tánaiste Leo Varadkar…

12 May 2022

Ireland needs a Pay Rise – our Living Wage Bill will deliver it

Hundreds of thousands of low paid workers would benefit from a Living Wage. Labour proposal would be phased in over three years. Bill to be debated in Dáil on Wednesday, Labour calls for Government support. Launching the Living Wage Bill 2022, Labour Party Leader, Ivana Bacik TD said it would deliver a much-needed pay rise…

10 May 2022

Diary Notice: Connolly Commemoration Media Doorstep Sunday 11.45am Arbour Hill

Labour Party leader Ivana Bacik will address the annual James Connolly Commemoration at Arbour Hill in Dublin on Sunday, May 15th 2022. Deputy Bacik will be available to speak to journalists ahead of the ceremony at 11.45am. The official ceremony, including a speech from Ivana, is scheduled to begin at 12pm. Event: Doorstep opportunity with…

09 May 2022

No State cash without serious conditions on affordability for renters and home buyers says Moynihan

Labour housing spokesperson Rebecca Moynihan has today (Friday, 6th May) sharply criticised the Government for the lack of serious conditions on affordability for renters or home buyers attached to the Croí Cónaithe (Living Heart) Cities fund. Senator Moynihan said: “The Government is repeating the same mistakes of the past by massively funding the private sector…

06 May 2022

Assurances now needed that full redevelopment of Dalymount Stadium will go ahead

Labour Senator Marie Sherlock, Deputy Aodhan Ó Ríordáin and Labour’s Spokesperson on Sport Mark Wall together with Labour Councillors Deputy Lord Mayor Joe Costello, Councillor Jane Horgan Jones and Cllr Declan Meenagh have today (Thursday, 5th May) called on the Government to urgently make clear that they will fund and fully support the redevelopment of…

05 May 2022

Improved safety and protection procedures needed in hospitals

Labour health spokesperson Duncan Smith said today (Thursday, 5th May) the worrying trend of patient facing workers in the health service demands improved safety procedures in hospitals. Deputy Smith said: “The shocking number of patient-facing workers being assaulted in their workplace must be addressed by the HSE. No worker should have to be afraid of…

05 May 2022

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