Labour Policy

NOW IT’S TIME TO MAKE A CHOICE FOR THE NEXT FIVE YEARS

24 February 2016

The choice facing the Irish people is still clear. They can vote Labour to return the current Government to continue with the job of repairing and reforming the country. Or they can vote for uncertainty and instability. I have set out our offer to the Irish people as clearly as I can. Only Labour will: … Continue reading NOW IT’S TIME TO MAKE A CHOICE FOR THE NEXT FIVE YEARS

SUPPORTING DUBLIN FIRE BRIGADE

24 February 2016

This morning Joan paid a visit to Blanchardstown Fire Station to show her support for the Dublin Fire Brigade Ambulance Service.

FOR THE LABOUR PARTY, EQUALITY IS THE KEYSTONE OF WHAT WE BELIEVE

22 February 2016

Tánaiste Joan Burton and Minister Kevin Humphreys this morning launched the Labour Party’s plan for equal access to education. Speaking at the launch in Shellybanks Educate Together, Dublin, Tánaiste Joan Burton commented: “For the Labour Party, equality is the keystone of what we believe. To ensure every child has equality of opportunity, to ensure every … Continue reading FOR THE LABOUR PARTY, EQUALITY IS THE KEYSTONE OF WHAT WE BELIEVE

ONLY THE LABOUR PARTY WILL DELIVER PROGRESSIVE CHANGE

22 February 2016

For the Labour Party, equality is the keystone of what we believe. Throughout this campaign, I have been making a clear point – only Labour will deliver greater equality. Achieving this must start with delivering equality of opportunity. A key question in this election is how we ensure every child has the best possible start … Continue reading ONLY THE LABOUR PARTY WILL DELIVER PROGRESSIVE CHANGE

LABOUR IS THE NATURAL HOME FOR VOTING WOMEN

19 February 2016

Speaking at the launch of ‘Standing Up for Equality ‘Labour’s plan for a modern, more equal Ireland   For the Labour Party, equality is the keystone of what we believe. Equality of opportunity. Equality of treatment before the law. Equality of rights and of duties. Equality between men and women. In recent years, we have … Continue reading LABOUR IS THE NATURAL HOME FOR VOTING WOMEN

ONLY LABOUR WILL TACKLE THE GENDER PAY GAP

19 February 2016

Joan Burton today outlined Labour’s plans to stand up for women in the workplace, at home and in the community. Launching Labour’s plan for equality today, Joan Burton said, if re-elected to Government, Labour will tackle gender pay issues by ensuring large companies and public sector employers make public the details their own internal pay … Continue reading ONLY LABOUR WILL TACKLE THE GENDER PAY GAP

ONLY LABOUR WILL DELIVER A REFERENDUM TO REPEAL THE 8TH

18 February 2016

The journey to create a modern Ireland is not over. Some time ago, I spoke with a woman whose unborn baby had been diagnosed with a fatal foetal abnormality. That baby was much wanted, much loved – but had no chance of surviving to term. In such tragic circumstances, some women will wish to see … Continue reading ONLY LABOUR WILL DELIVER A REFERENDUM TO REPEAL THE 8th

WHY PEOPLE SHOULD VOTE LABOUR

18 February 2016

Our second Party political broadcast aired after the Six-One news (February 17th 2016) It focuses on how five years ago Ireland’s economy was in ruins. With your help Labour in Government began the process of rebuilding our country. In the time since, we have created 135,000 jobs, the USC has been reduced, the pension is … Continue reading WHY PEOPLE SHOULD VOTE LABOUR

LABOUR WILL ESTABLISH A GLOBAL ARTS FORUM TO SHOWCASE IRISH TALENT

17 February 2016

Today Labour launched its plan for arts, culture and heritage in the Project Arts Centre in Dublin. ‘Standing up for Irish Culture’, was officially launched by Tánaiste Joan Burton, Minister for Culture Aodhán Ó Ríordáin and Minister of State for Social Protection Kevin Humphreys, who were accompanied by Artistic Director of the Druid Theatre Company, … Continue reading LABOUR WILL ESTABLISH A GLOBAL ARTS FORUM TO SHOWCASE IRISH TALENT

LABOUR WILL INVEST €150M MORE INTO THE ARTS & CULTURE SECTOR

17 February 2016

Speaking at the launch of ‘Standing Up for Irish Culture’, Labour’s plan for promoting the arts, heritage and culture So much of who we are as a people, and what we value as a society, is tied up in how we treat the arts. A nation is defined not only by the individuals and communities … Continue reading LABOUR WILL INVEST €150M MORE INTO THE ARTS & CULTURE SECTOR