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YOUR NO. 1 VOTE

7 February 2020

Tomorrow is election day, and as usual Dublin West and its four seats is a fiercely competitive arena. As your TD, I have been honoured to serve all of the people of Dublin West. What would make the diffence tomorrow is your No. 1 vote, and I am asking you to trust me and to honour me … Continue reading Your No. 1 Vote

TEACHERS’ STRIKES

4 February 2020

I spent the morning meeting teachers across Dublin West, who are having a day’s strike to protest the failure to restore equality of pay to all teachers. In a lot of our schools in Dublin West it is now obvious that teachers are leaving and travelling to other countries in order to be able to … Continue reading Teachers’ Strikes

LABOUR WILL INVEST IN EDUCATION

29 January 2020

The Labour Party has today published plans to invest in education and reduce costs for parents, with a focus on making primary school education genuinely free-of-charge. We want to ensure that every child gets a fair start in life when it comes to schooling, and we will allocate an extra €140m to Education in 2021 … Continue reading Labour Will Invest in Education

ELECTION MANIFESTO

28 January 2020

Today at the Iveagh Gardens in the centre of Dublin, I helped launch the Labour Party’s manifesto for the election on Saturday, 8th February, where we set out clearly what we propose to do if the people elect us and we become part of the next Government. Number one priority is to get 80,000 houses … Continue reading Election Manifesto

BETTER PAY, JOB SECURITY

28 January 2020

Work is changing and we need to change with it. A job for life doesn’t exist anymore. But that doesn’t mean we can’t have better pay, job security and be better able to balance our work and family commitments. Too many workers are underpaid, and wages aren’t keeping up with the cost of living. People … Continue reading Better Pay, Job Security

LABOUR SIGNS UP TO ANTI-RACISM ELECTION PROTOCOL

24 January 2020

There has been a worrying increase in racism and xenophobia in our country in recent years, and we’ve seen some candidates who are prepared to exploit fear to win votes. Today I signed the Anti-Racism Election Protocol promoted by the Irish Network Against Racism and committed the Labour Party to their principles. Labour will maintain … Continue reading Labour Signs Up To Anti-Racism Election Protocol

CLIMATE JUSTICE

24 January 2020

Time is running out, so we must invest in climate action now. Labour brought in Ireland’s first climate change laws, and the city bike schemes, and we can be relied on to cut emissions and build a low carbon economy. Labour will fund local government to deliver an ambitious home insulation scheme, targeting 100,000 homes … Continue reading Climate Justice

A FAIR START FOR EVERY CHILD

23 January 2020

It is expensive to raise a family in Ireland, but we can ensure that no child is left behind. We must ensure that all of our children are treated equally and given the chance to fulfil their potential. Labour will make primary education genuinely free-of-charge, to fulfil the guarantee in the Constitution. This will include … Continue reading A Fair Start for Every Child

RENTERS NEED A BREAK

22 January 2020

Ireland has had the highest rent increases in the EU since 2015, with rents having risen over 25% in that time. The average rent in some parts of Dublin is over €2,224, an all-time high. Many people can’t afford to rent close to where they work, and end up commuting long distances. This is unsustainable … Continue reading Renters Need a Break

PETER CASEY’S MESSAGE OF DIVISION IS NOT WELCOME IN DUBLIN WEST

22 January 2020

Like any other citizen Peter Casey has every right to put his name on the Dublin West ballot paper. Nonetheless many citizens will be uneasy at his sudden intervention in the constituency. Dublin West is one of Ireland’s most diverse and inclusive communities, in part because it is the location for so many major international … Continue reading Peter Casey’s Message of Division Is Not Welcome in Dublin West