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New school for Gaelscoil Bharra welcome

Minister for Education Jan O’Sullivan visited Gaelscoil Bharra this morning to announce to the pupils and parents that the new school is to be built immediately. The news is most welcome because a generation of children of Cabra have been studying in dilapidated prefabs—too hot in summer, too cold and damp in winter. Local TD…

Labour Admin

02 February 2016

Labour’s fair tax plan will abolish USC for low and middle income earners

Labour’s fair tax plan will deliver for low and middle-income workers by abolishing USC on the first €72,000 of individual income and reducing PRSI for the lowest-paid workers. The plan will put more than €1,100 a year back in the pocket of a worker on €25,000, while ensuring someone earning €120,000 or more continues to…

Labour Admin

02 February 2016

Tánaiste welcomes further drop in unemployment

Behind every new job is a person or family benefitting from recovery The Tánaiste and Minister for Social Protection, Joan Burton T.D., has welcomed the latest figures from the Central Statistics Office showing 30,500 fewer people unemployed. The unemployment rate fell to 8.6% in January, down from 10.1% in the same month last year. The…

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02 February 2016

White welcomes Irish Postmaster Union’s decision on election candidates

Minister for Communications Alex White has welcomed the Irish Postmasters Union’s (IPU) decision to focus on the implementation of the Bobby Kerr report into the future viability of post offices, rather than fielding candidates in the forthcoming general election. Minister White said: “I established the Post Office Business Development Group, under Bobby Kerr’s chairmanship, to…

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01 February 2016

Launch of a new Leaving Certificate subject, Politics and Society

Jan O’Sullivan TD, Minister for Education and Skills, launched Phase 1 of the implementation of a new Leaving Certificate subject, Politics and Society, in Limerick on Monday 1st February. The launch event was organised by the National Council for Curriculum and Assessment and also featured workshops and other information sessions for the participating schools throughout…

Labour Admin

01 February 2016

Kelly announces new €40 million fire service capital programme 2016 – 2020

Alan Kelly, T.D., Minister for the Environment, Community and Local Government has today, Monday 1st February 2016, announced details of a new €40m programme of construction / refurbishment of 26 fire stations for the five year period 2016 – 2020. The programme will see 16 new fire station construction projects initiated between now and 2020,…

01 February 2016

Conference 2016 Address

Colleagues, friends,   This will be a year of profound journeys for Ireland.   We’ll journey back in time, to 1916, to reflect on the spark that lit the flame of independence.   We’ll journey to airports, ferries and train stations, to see our loved ones return home in great numbers as the recovery gathers…

Labour Admin

01 February 2016

Labour will stand up for working people, families and communities

Saturday morning address at Labour Party Conference Colleagues and friends,   It’s a great pleasure to be here in Mullingar, and I’d like to thank Willie Penrose for his warm welcome.   Nobody needs reminding of the unique blend of political wisdom, legal skill and passion for people that Willie brings to the Dail.  …

Labour Admin

30 January 2016

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