News & Media

  1. Government must commit to a blanket moratorium on schools losing teachers

    Wed May 5, 2021 - 04:10 pm - Aodhán Ó Ríordáin TD Labour education spokesperson Aodhán Ó Ríordáin has called on Government to commit to a blanket moratorium on any school losing teachers in September. Given the nature of the pandemic and the cont...
  2. Workers must be at the heart of the Just Transition

    Wed May 5, 2021 - 03:12 pm - Duncan Smith TD Speaking in the Dáil today, Labour climate spokesperson Duncan Smith said that the Government must lead by example and embed principles of the Just Transition into the Climate Action Bill. Deputy Smi...
  3. Almost 50% of carers are not getting the full weekly payment of €219

    Wed May 5, 2021 - 02:22 pm - Senator Mark Wall Labour Senator Mark Wall has called on Government to immediately address the means test for carers allowance following the revelation by Family Carers Ireland that 49% of those on the carers allowance...
  4. Minister’s commitment to accountability in banking should see heads roll at AIB AGM

    Wed May 5, 2021 - 02:15 pm - Ged Nash TD Minister Donohoe must veto reappointment of AIB non-executive directors over bank’s handling of tracker scandal Majority State-owned bank must show lessons have been learned over trackersAIB had sin...
  5. Labour will reintroduce Housing Minister’s Cuckoo fund bill if he doesn’t act

    Wed May 5, 2021 - 01:37 pm - Senator Rebecca Moynihan Minister must act on his 2019 Bill that proposed to ringfence housing for first time buyers. Housing policy must be refocused for people, not investment funds.If the Minister for Housing does not...
  6. Increased funding for litter prevention welcome

    Wed May 5, 2021 - 12:40 pm - Senator Mark Wall Labour Senator Mark Wall has welcomed the announcement of additional funding for litter prevention and cleaning this summer. A common sense approach is needed to deal with increased rubbish, and peopl...
  7. Time to move away from state funding model that favours institutional care – amend Fair Deal

    Wed May 5, 2021 - 11:55 am - Senator Ivana Bacik Speaking following the publication today by the Ombudsman of ‘Wasted Lives: Time for a better future for younger people in nursing homes’, which investigates the practice of housing people un...
  8. Affordable Housing Bill Is Investor Led Bill

    Tue May 4, 2021 - 02:03 pm - Senator Rebecca Moynihan Speaking today on the publication of the so-called 'Affordable' Housing Bill, Labour housing spokesperson Senator Rebecca Moynihan said the Government has chosen an investor led approach to housing, r...
  9. Labour Bill would give platform workers in the gig economy access to rights and protections

    Tue May 4, 2021 - 11:35 am - Senator Marie Sherlock Bill would address the power imbalance between workers and app platforms.Brings our employment code up to date and stamps out bogus self-employment.Allows access to information about the algorithms th...
  10. Citizens Assembly on role of Church in Education must be a priority

    Sun May 2, 2021 - 10:33 am - Aodhán Ó Ríordáin TD Many issues must be examined for the Future of Education. Dominant influence of Catholic Church and Flourish Sex Education programme must be addressed.Taoiseach didn’t give any time commitment for P...
  11. Time for a new social contract focused on Labour policies

    Sat May 1, 2021 - 10:46 am - Alan Kelly TD Ireland becoming no country for young people.Too many people are just about getting by or struggling. Time for a new social contract focused on Labour policies.Marking May Day, International Day of th...
  12. New National Childcare Scheme fails to recognise importance of supporting after school care for some families

    Sat May 1, 2021 - 09:21 am - Senator Marie Sherlock Following her interaction on Friday with Minister Roderic O’Gorman about the National Childcare scheme, Labour Senator Marie Sherlock said it is clear that the Department of Children fails to recogn...
  13. Victory for autism community as Government backs Labour’s National Autism Empowerment Strategy

    Fri Apr 30, 2021 - 01:02 pm - Aodhán Ó Ríordáin TD Speaking after Labour’s motion calling for a National Autism Empowerment Strategy was accepted by Dáil Éireann last night, education spokesperson Aodhán Ó Ríordáin thanked all members of the D...
  14. No child’s schooling should be a casualty of Covid-19

    Fri Apr 30, 2021 - 11:02 am - Senator Ivana Bacik Worrying figures reported by the Irish Times this morning show that a huge number of children are slipping through the cracks as a result of Covid-19 school closures. Labour spokesperson on children S...
  15. Minister must write to social media platforms in support of sporting organisations social media blackout

    Fri Apr 30, 2021 - 09:48 am - Senator Mark Wall As football organisations in England boycott social media from this afternoon, Labour sports spokesperson Senator Mark Wall has urged all sporting organisations and professionals to show a united fron...