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Fianna Fail a party of the left? Don’t make me laugh!

Micheal Martin, the man whose election campaign is about whether he can remain (supposed) leader of the opposition, claims Fianna Fáil are a bit to the left. Historically, he says. Ancient history more like. Nearly a hundred years more like. He claims Fine Gael are a right wing party. There is no end to his…

Labour Admin

07 January 2016

O’Sullivan welcomes new youth mental health service for Limerick

Minister for Education and Skills and Labour TD for Limerick City, Jan O’Sullivan, today warmly welcomed the establishment of a Jigsaw, a new youth mental service for Limerick. “Jigsaw is a fantastic service, provided by the organisation Headstrong. It is already making a very positive impact on youth mental health in ten communities across the…

Labour Admin

07 January 2016

Labour will continue to stand up for women

Speaking at Labour Women Nollaig na mBan Event It’s a real privilege to be here with you this evening and I want to wish you all a very happy Nollaig na mBan. Last week, as you know, President Higgins convened the Council of State to advise on the International Protection Bill. There’s a large oil…

Labour Admin

06 January 2016

Lynch highlights ‘roaring’ retail sales figures

Labour TD Ciaran Lynch has welcomed news that retail sales have increased 9.3% in the last 12 months, according to fresh CSO figures released this afternoon. Deputy Lynch said: “From October to November this year, the volume of retail sales rose by 2.2.%, with electrical goods and department store sales showing the strongest growth. “Overall,…

Labour Admin

06 January 2016

Jobs-rich recovery is taking hold in all regions

It has become increasingly clear this week that the recovery we are now experiencing in Ireland is not only jobs-rich, but is one that is taking hold in all regions across the country. Today we see where IDA Ireland, the Government agency responsible for attracting foreign direct investment, has announced that total employment in overseas…

Labour Admin

06 January 2016

Tánaiste offers sympathies on death of Christy O’Connor

I was saddened to hear of the sudden death of golf legend, Christy O’Connor Jnr. My thoughts first and foremost are with his wife Ann, children, Nigel and Ann along with his extended family and friends. Christy led a very active and full life; he achieved great successes as a golfer. He competed in over…

Labour Admin

06 January 2016

Burton and Ó Ríordáin welcome increase to the direct provision allowance for children

The Government has today announced that it will increase the Direct Provision Allowance (DPA) for children by an additional €6.00 per week. This will bring the allowance to €15.60 per week for each child. The increase to the allowance will directly benefit children and their families living in Direct Provision centres and those coming to…

Labour Admin

05 January 2016

29,000 more people back at work shows Labour’s jobs plan is working

Cork South West Labour Party TD Michael McCarthy has welcomed the latest figures from the Central Statistics Office which show that 29,000 more people are in work than in December 2014. Deputy McCarthy commented: “The fact that so many more people are back in work than in December 2014 again demonstrates that Labour’s plan to…

Labour Admin

05 January 2016

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