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Lack of affordable housing destroying communities in Dublin

Average Dublin price of €436,787 totally out of reach Land speculation adding to prices Average national price above Gov’s own affordability threshold Labour representative for Dublin South Central, Cllr Rebecca Moynihan has slammed the Government for the lack of affordable housing in Dublin where the average new sale price is over €430,000, and called for…

05 January 2019

Minister Bruton Should Support Opposition Party’s Legislation on Climate Action.

Labour Spokesperson for Climate Action Sean Sherlock TD, has called on Minister Bruton to take greater action on Climate Change and support opposition party’s legislation already before the Dail.  Deputy Sherlock Said:  “I welcome the decision from Minister Bruton to reduce single-use plastics within government departments, however, it seems a meager response to the enormity of…

04 January 2019

Revenue Surplus Should Be Used To Deliver First Class Public Services

Labour Finance Spokesperson, Joan Burton TD, has welcomed the Exchequer surplus but has said this Government is squandering the hard-won recovery by failing to invest in essential public services. Deputy Burton said:  “The Exchequer surplus of nearly €100 million is good news, but it stands in stark contrast to the ongoing crisis in housing and…

Labour Admin

03 January 2019

As Irish nurses go back abroad, pay inequality must end

As many Irish nurses who returned home for the Christmas season return to England, Dubai and Australia, Labour Party Health spokesperson, Alan Kelly said pay equality must be high on the Government’s agenda in 2019. Deputy Kelly said: “Over the last few weeks, I met many young nurses and their parents who were home for…

02 January 2019

Ross must reconsider his abandonment of cyclist safety

Labour Cork City representative Peter Horgan has slammed the decision by Shane Ross to abandon plans to protect cyclists in law with the minimum passing distance legislation that he had promised. Mr Horgan said:“It is a failure and a cop out by Minister Ross. He is failing to deliver on the commitments he has made,…

02 January 2019

2019 must be the year of the living wage

Labour Spokesperson on Employment Affairs, Senator Ged Nash, has called on the government to make 2019 the year of the Living Wage. The rapid increase in the cost of living over the last four years warrants an appropriate response from Government. Senator Nash said: “Thanks to the work of the Low Pay Commission which I…

01 January 2019

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