Latest News

Latest news and press releases from our public reps are below.

Labour’s Bill to Close Legal Gaps and Ensure Equality for All Families

Labour Party Leader Ivana Bacik TD  was speaking ahead of Labour’s Child and Family Amendment Bill which goes before the Dáil later this week. Deputy Bacik said: “Labour’s Child and Family Amendment Bill is a crucial step towards ensuring equality for all families in Ireland. The marriage equality referendum was a clear indication of the…

Ivana Bacik TD
23 January 2024

Political posturing on Gaza preventing progress

Ireland should support South African ICJ case Labour leader Ivana Bacik has criticised the failure of politics to agree a cross-party approach on Gaza and the ICJ case. Labour proposed the following amendments to the Government’s motion today: In the line ‘insist on full, safe and unhindered…’ after insist, insert ‘an immediate ceasefire and’ so…

Ivana Bacik TD
23 January 2024

Injection Centres Vital to Save Lives

Labour’s Justice Spokesperson Aodhán Ó Ríordáin TD, has cautiously welcomed news that a medically supervised drug injection facility is set to open in Ireland. Deputy Ó Ríordáin said: “As we welcome the opening of the medically supervised drug injection facility in Ireland, it is crucial to emphasise that injection centres are a proven way to…

23 January 2024

Government failing one of the country’s largest flat complexes

New Trinity College study highlights worse health outcomes for Oliver Bond Residents due to poor housing conditions Labour’s  Senator Rebecca Moynihan (Dublin South Central) and Cllr. Darragh Moriarty (South West Inner City) have called on Government to urgently address poor housing conditions in Oliver Bond following publication of the study by Trinity College Dublin and…

Senator Rebecca Moynihan
23 January 2024

Gutless IBEC response to small business trading issues is to target lowest paid

IBEC’s letter to the government is misleading in portraying all the workers’ rights changes as an increase in the cost of doing business. No reference to Government package of €250m to rateable businesses. No new ideas from IBEC on how to support small businesses other than to go after workers already struggling to get by….

22 January 2024

Johnny O’Meara ruling must be the catalyst for change

Labour’s Deputy Alan Kelly, was today reacting following the Supreme Court ruling that the long-time partner of a woman who died in 2021 is entitled to the widower’s pension despite the fact that the couple were not married and did not have a civil partnership. Deputy Alan Kelly said: “I’m personally delighted that my friend…

22 January 2024

Taoiseach must champion recognition of Palestinian Statehood

Labour’s Foreign Affairs spokesperson Brendan Howlin TD is urgently calling on An Taoiseach Leo Varadkar to engage with likeminded EU counterparts and lead the way in recognising Palestinian statehood. Deputy Howlin said, “The escalation of violence in Gaza, resulting in the loss of innocent lives, including children and civilians, is deeply distressing. It is imperative…

19 January 2024

Government Delays Labour’s Reproductive Leave Bill

Government Delays Labour’s Reproductive Leave Bill Government decide to delay Labour’s reproductive support Labour’s Bill would provide 20 days paid leave for early pregnancy loss and 10 days for fertility treatments 14,000 women in Ireland experience pregnancy loss each year One in six couples experience fertility issues People deserve leave when it matters most Labour…

Ivana Bacik TD
18 January 2024

Stay up to date

Receive our latest updates in your inbox.
By subscribing you agree to receive emails about our campaigns, policies, appeals and opportunities to get involved. Privacy Policy

Follow us

Connect with us on social media