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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…

Senator Annie Hoey image
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

Government listens to disability activists and scraps egregious Green Paper

Victory for Disability Rights Advocates Labour’s Health Spokesperson Duncan Smith TD today welcomed news of Government scrapping of the egregious Green Paper on disability services.  Deputy Smith said,  “The government’s decision to scrap the Green Paper is a step in the right direction, but it is far from the end of the road. We must…

12 April 2024

Minister O’ Gorman, make good your commitment to mothers with cancer. Sherlock calls for changes to Maternity Protection Act without delay.

Women going through a cancer diagnosis during pregnancy or postpartum must be able to defer their maternity leave. S14A of Maternity Protection Act must be amended. Minister O’ Gorman made an explicit promise last October that there would be progress in 2023. Six months on, there has been no progress. Labour’s Senator Marie Sherlock speaking…

11 April 2024

Housing Ministers confirm to Bacik further housing delivery delays

Stalling housing targets until Autumn a cop out Labour leader and housing spokesperson Ivana Bacik has called out the Housing Minister for failing to increase housing targets. Under questioning from Deputy Bacik during Oral Questions on Housing in the Dáil today, Minister Malcolm Noonan admitted to a further kicking the can on increasing housing targets….

Ivana Bacik TD
11 April 2024

Palestinian Statehood must be urgently recognised

New Taoiseach must use Spanish PM’s visit to set timeline for recognition of Palestinian Statehood Labour’s Foreign Affairs Spokesperson Brendan Howlin TD has issued an urgent call for the New Taoiseach to formally recognise the State of Palestine during the upcoming visit of Spanish Prime Minister Pedro Sanchez to Ireland. Deputy Howlin said, “The time…

11 April 2024

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