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Costello slams ‘intolerable’ approach from insurance companies on floods

Labour TD Joe Costello has reiterated his view that insurance companies should be obliged to provide flood cover in areas where remedial defence works have proved to be effective. Speaking today in the Dáil, Deputy Joe Costello stated: “One of the most significant features of the large-scale flooding which occurred in December 2015 and January…

Labour Admin

13 January 2016

Pathways to Work 86 actions to increase numbers at work to 2.2 million

Pathways to Work 2016-2020 will fuel the drive to full employment and the increase in the numbers at work to 2.2 million by 2020. The strategy, devised by the Department of Social Protection, was launched by Tánaiste and Minister for Social Protection Joan Burton T.D. and the Minister for Education and Skills Jan O’Sullivan T.D….

Labour Admin

13 January 2016

We are setting an ambitious target of having 2.2 million people at work by 2020

Speaking at the Pathways to Work 2016-2020 Launch I’d like to welcome you all to this launch of the Pathways to Work 2016-2020 strategy. I’d particularly like to thank Diageo for hosting this event. My Department has worked closely with Diageo on their ‘Learning for Life’ programme, which equips young people to build careers in…

Labour Admin

13 January 2016

The launch of Family Carers Ireland will provide a national voice for carers

Speaking at the launch of Family Carers Ireland I’m delighted to be here this morning to help launch Family Carers Ireland, which brings together two great organisations: the Carers Association and Caring for Carers Ireland. The creation of this new body represents a very positive milestone for Ireland’s carers. It will ensure that, in the…

Labour Admin

13 January 2016

Minister Sherlock calls for an end to war crimes in Syria

Minister of State for Development, Trade Promotion and North South Co-operation Seán Sherlock TD, has called for an immediate and full end to the denial of humanitarian assistance to the civilian population in Syria. Nearly 400,000 Syrians are living in fifteen besieged locations without access to life-saving aid. Reports suggest, for example, that up to…

13 January 2016

Independent Alliance is a risky and chaotic union

Labour TD Arthur Spring, warns that the Independent Alliance in government would result in a coalition of chaos for Ireland. Deputy Spring said: “Ireland needs stability and balance with Labour in Government, not a gamble on an uncertain future. “With the Independent Alliance, people are risking voting for the unknown as they have no whip,…

Labour Admin

12 January 2016

Labour will not take lectures from FF on USC reform

Today’s comments from Fianna Fail Finance Spokesperson Michael McGrath that his party would cut USC are barely credible. First, the USC is Fianna Fail’s baby. This tax was one of the first measures that they introduced in response to the economic downturn that they directly caused and was so ruinous for the country. The USC…

Labour Admin

12 January 2016

Labour Youth welcome the workers’ rights charter announced by Tánaiste

Labour Youth today welcomes the Labour Party’s proposals on workers’ rights, “Standing Up for Working People,” by Tánaiste Joan Burton ahead of the general election. These proposals outline Labour’s plans to further improve the working rights and conditions of all, committing the Labour Party to further ensuring stable, fairly paid, and secure employment. Labour Youth…

Labour Youth
12 January 2016

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