Monday, October 24, 2005

Liz McManus, T.D. at Drogheda United v Bray Wanderers, 23 Oct. 05

This Sunday I joined up with some of my Labour colleagues, Cllrs Paul Bell and Ger Nash to add my voice to supporters of Bray Wanderers. Despite a valiant effort by Bray Wanderers, Drogheda won out in the end with a 2-1 score. It must be remembered though that Drogheda United is a professional football club, i.e. this is the day job for the players. Poor old lads in Bray have to do a day's work before they tog out for their team! Of course, hearty congratulations to Drogheda. Next time, next time...

Tuesday, October 11, 2005

October 11th - A year of Harney in health


To mark Deputy Harney's, Tanaiste and Minister for Health, first year in office and the weekly protests at the Mater Hospital A&E department organised by my party colleague, Deputy Joe Costello, members of the Labour Party, Patients Together as well as members of the public, joined together to voice their frustrations at a health service still in decline.


The powers that be obviously backed our campaign because the sun shone for the hour of the protest before the sky opened up just as we were finishing off.

You can read our analysis on Minister Harney's first year in office here.


Monday, October 03, 2005

October 3rd Update


This is the start of my weekly update now that the Dail is back in session. You can find my press releases both local and national on the Labour website.

I hope to use this forum as an informal weekly update. And as I said previously I welcome your comments and look forward to exploring the new medium of blogging.


Martin Murphy (chairperson of Labour Artists), myself, Deputy Jack Wall

The Labour Party recently launched a detailed arts policy because we believe it is the job of the Government to ensure cultural rights are a reality.

Among the recommendations is for enhanced facilities and infrastructure of communities, so that the full potential for local access to and appreciation of cultural services can be realised.

Find out more information here.

Clonmel Think-in

The Parliamentary Labour Party recently held its annual start of the political year meeting in Clonmel. Among the issues discussed included the continuing campaign calling for the roll-out of Breast Check to the whole country and childcare, as well as work and campaigns to be undertaken by the party over the coming Dail session.


Councillor Phil Prendergast adjusting the Labour Leader, Deputy Pat Rabbitte's pink ribbon at a recent Breast Check Now protest.