The Labour Party has the ideas and plans to deliver an Ireland that Works for All that will transform our rural communities and ensure resources are targeted where they are most needed.
The government is not doing enough to address the cost-of-living crisis and the chronic lack of affordable housing. It’s why we are launching a national campaign on vacancy and dereliction. Too many children still can’t get access to care or the disability services they need, or even access their local school bus service. Labour has proven plans that will deliver change.
The upcoming Budget must ensure families and carers are supported for the winter ahead, make the climate investments our country needs, and fully resource our schools, hospitals, Gardaí and other public services. Workers across Ireland need a pay rise, and the big energy companies, banks and supermarkets must be challenged on their profits and pricing.
Labour has a detailed plan to revitalise our small towns and villages, which provide essential supports to rural hinterlands, and in this year’s Budget we are also calling for:
- Increased mental health supports for rural
- Improved ambulance response times and resourcing
of local hospitals and health centres.
- Faster rollout of broadband and rural remote working
In the months ahead our Councillors and new candidates will be calling to your door to outline our ambitious plans on housing, climate, care and work. They will be asking for your support in the local and European elections next year to deliver on our core values of equality, solidarity and fairness.
Labour has the ambition, the energy and the commitment to deliver real change for an Ireland that works for all. Get in touch with your local representative to find out more.