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Unprecedented investment in Public Nursing Homes announced by Minister Kathleen Lynch

Kathleen Lynch T.D., Minister for Social Care (Older People and Disabilities), Primary Care and Mental Health today announced one of the most comprehensive programmes of investment in public nursing home facilities in the history of the State. The investment is planned for 90 centres across the country between now and 2021. This includes the replacement…

Labour Admin

26 January 2016

Gaelscoil Bharra gets the go ahead

The pupils of Gaelscoil Bharra, who have studied in dilapidated prefabs for the last twenty years are getting the go-ahead today for their new school.  The Letter of Acceptance will issue to the contractor from the Department of Educations and Skills today.  It is now a matter for the contractor to go on site.  Work…

Labour Admin

26 January 2016

Ó Ríordáin heralds progress on paternity leave as major advancement for equality

Minister of State for Equality, Aodhán Ó Ríordáin, has welcomed today’s cabinet decision to give the green light for two weeks paid paternity leave. Speaking following the announcement, the Labour Party Minister said: “I first raised the need for the introduction of paid paternity leave in September 2014, speaking at an event hosted by Startstrong…

Aodhán Ó Ríordáin TD
26 January 2016

Martin’s mental health snub shows FF don’t take issue seriously – Costello

Fianna Fail leader Micheal Martin was conspicuously absent from the launch of his own party’s mental health policy today. In fact, there was a distinct lack of Fianna Fail parliamentarians present at the event at all – just one Senator and one backbench TD bothered to turn up. This poor showing is not just hugely…

Labour Admin

25 January 2016

Disunited hard left have little in common – Byrne

The launch of the Anti-Austerity Alliance People Before Profit (AAA-PBP)’s “Common Principles” highlights again how little the hard left have in common. The one thing that does unite them is perpetual protest. For all their talk of a hard left alliance, this lot can’t even agree on a common manifesto or whether they want to…

Labour Admin

25 January 2016

Scale of Republican collusion still needs to be realised – Cahill

The shocking news in today’s Irish News by Security Correspondent Allison Morris shines a light into a murky web of collusion between high ranking IRA personnel and British intelligence services. My thoughts are with the families of the Shankill bomb victims today. These families are entitled to the fullest disclosure of the truth from the…

Labour Admin

25 January 2016

Stanley must withdraw gerrymandering claim against boundary body – Whelan

A claim made by Deputy Brian Stanley this week that Laois is a “gerrymandered constituency” must be substantiated or unequivocally retracted, Labour Senator John Whelan has said. Speaking today, he said: “This is an outrageous slur cast upon the Electoral Boundaries Commission. If Deputy Stanley knows a constituency has been gerrymandered, then as a responsible…

Labour Admin

22 January 2016

SocDem failure to tackle USC a major letdown for working families – Ferris

Today’s uncosted Social Democrat manifesto attacks Labour for our pledge to reduce USC for low and middle income householders, accusing our party of recklessness. Across Ireland, workers are seeing USC cuts in their January pay-packet. The Labour Party is committed to standing up for working families and will make no apologies for it. Unlike the…

22 January 2016

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