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New energy efficiency plan will deliver warmer homes, thousands of new jobs

Protecting the environment and creating more green jobs are central parts of Labour’s policy platform for this election.    Our new policy being launched today – ‘Growing the Green Economy’ – maps out how Labour intend to leverage green policy to help generate more jobs and stimulate growth in sectors such as the construction and…

Labour Admin

07 February 2016

Reminder media notice: Ministers White & Humphreys to launch Labour’s green jobs policy today

Minister for Communications, Energy & Natural Resources, Alex White TD, will today launch ‘Growing the Green Economy’, Labour’s official policy on green jobs.     Minister White will be joined by Minister for Labour Activation and candidate for Dublin Bay South, Kevin Humphreys TD, and Cllr Carrie Smyth, the party’s candidate in Dun Laoghaire. Details are as…

Labour Trade Unionists
07 February 2016

SF’s childcare proposals don’t add up for working families

Working families around Ireland will be disappointed to see that Sinn Fein’s childcare proposals do not go further to reduce the onerous cost of childcare for people with young children. Their less than ambitious proposals will cap fees for parents at €4.50 an hour.  In contrast, Labour will reduce childcare costs for parents to €2…

Labour Admin

06 February 2016

Economic recovery must be spread to all sectors and regions

Speaking at the launch of ‘Standing Up for Rural Ireland’, Labour’s plan for balanced regional development. I’m delighted to be here in Athy this morning for the launch of “Standing up for Rural Ireland”, our plan for balanced regional development. And I’m delighted to be with three of our fine Labour Party candidates – Mark…

Labour Admin

06 February 2016

Labour will stand up for rural communities

Speaking at the launch of ‘Standing Up for Rural Ireland’, Labour’s plan for balanced regional development. When I was appointed Minister for Rural Affairs in 2014, I was the first Labour TD to hold that portfolio. The appointment of a Labour TD to the position was testament to the commitment that this party has to…

Labour Admin

06 February 2016

Labour launches plan for rural economy

 The Labour Party today launched ‘Standing up for Rural Ireland’, the party’s plan for balanced regional development. Among the key provisions of the plan are: A new €200m investment in regional growth centres An increased investment in transport and connectivity Greater support for small scale agriculture food production and rural development A new social enterprise…

Labour Admin

06 February 2016

Killers have shown callous disregard for human life

I’ve spoken with my colleague, Justice Minister Frances Fitzgerald, about this afternoon’s horrific events in the Regency Hotel. My first thoughts are with the family of the victim, and with those injured and caught up in the attack, including hotel staff. This was a barbaric act, and the fact that children were also put in…

Labour Admin

05 February 2016

What do you get if you back SF or the Far Left? A right-leaning government

If left-leaning people vote for Sinn Fein or the ultra-left in large numbers, they are likely to end up with a more right-wing Government, according to Minister Alex White, Labour candidate for Dublin Rathdown. Speaking in Galway at the official launch of Derek Nolan’s campaign to retain the Galway West seat for Labour, Minister White said:…

Labour Admin

05 February 2016

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