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  1. Decision to approve Directly Elected Mayor in Limerick a transformative opportunity for local Government

    Mon Jan 11, 2021 - 03:43 pm - Cllr Conor Sheehan The Labour Party has welcomed the recent news that a Directly Elected Mayor (DEM) election could be held for Limerick City and County Council as early as October. The vote in Limerick showed that...
  2. Phoenix Park Traffic Management Proposals Welcome

    Mon Jan 11, 2021 - 02:39 pm - Senator Marie Sherlock Bus service could be potential game changer in ensuring local and inclusive access.  Responding to media reports of the OPW’s traffic management proposals for the Phoenix Park, Senator Mar...
  3. Voices of Mother and Baby Home Survivors must be Heard

    Mon Jan 11, 2021 - 11:11 am - Senator Ivana Bacik Reacting to the leaked details of the Report into the Mother and Baby Home Commission published yesterday, Labour Seanad Group Leader and Spokesperson for Children, Disability, Equality and Integratio...
  4. Labour calls for government action during school lockdown

    Mon Jan 11, 2021 - 10:13 am - Aodhán Ó Ríordáin TD Vaccinate To Educate: Priority for SEN staff. Early Decision on Leaving Cert 2021.Post-Covid Recovery Fund Needed.The Labour Party Education spokesperson Aodhán Ó Ríordáin TD has called on the Gov...
  5. Ministers failing to deliver solutions after committing to address Lockdown issues

    Sat Jan 9, 2021 - 11:46 am - Alan Kelly TD Series of commitments made by Government not being followed through onThis crisis is above politics and Ministers must deliver for the publicLabour Party Leader, Alan Kelly TD, has flagged the pattern...
  6. Bad deal agreed with private hospitals

    Fri Jan 8, 2021 - 08:32 pm - Alan Kelly TD - 70% less beds than secured in first lockdown.Labour Party Leader, Alan Kelly TD, has said the fact that full capacity could not be secured from private hospitals is disappointing, and that the deal ...
  7. Teaching solutions needed now for children with special needs

    Fri Jan 8, 2021 - 05:34 pm - Aodhán Ó Ríordáin TD Engagement with representative bodies an immediate priority.Vaccination schedule for school workers and special needs students essential.Doubling of July Provision must be considered.Labour Education ...
  8. Extension to the Sports Capital and Equipment Grant Application Required

    Fri Jan 8, 2021 - 03:30 pm - Senator Mark Wall Following discussions with clubs and groups throughout the country, Labour Sports spokesperson, Senator Mark Wall, has called on the Minister for Transport, Tourism and Sport to extend the deadline of...
  9. Where are the supports for Working Parents in this lockdown?

    Fri Jan 8, 2021 - 02:55 pm - Senator Marie Sherlock Expectation of “flexibility” by employers is not enough. Clear supports and choices needed. With working parents forced again to juggle homeschooling and their work, Labour spokesperson Marie Sher...
  10. Government must meet the cost of refunding creche fees

    Fri Jan 8, 2021 - 09:40 am - Senator Ivana Bacik As the confusion over childcare costs continues, Labour spokesperson on Children, Senator Ivana Bacik, has reiterated her call to Government to ensure that parents who have paid creche fees but cannot...
  11. Statement on the death of former Labour Senator Jim Townsend

    Thu Jan 7, 2021 - 12:54 pm - Alan Kelly TD Labour Party Leader, Alan Kelly TD, has extended his sympathy to the family and friends of former Labour Party Senator Jim Townsend who was a faithful stalwart of the Labour Party in County Carlow ove...
  12. Banks Must Re-Introduce Full COVID-19 Payment Breaks

    Thu Jan 7, 2021 - 12:42 pm - Ged Nash TD Irish Banks must re-introduce “blanket” Covid-19 payment breaks, like the first six months of the pandemic, for personal and businesses as permitted under European Banking Authority (EBA) guidance...
  13. Leaving Cert student decision taken without NPHET consultation must be reversed

    Thu Jan 7, 2021 - 12:05 pm - Aodhán Ó Ríordáin TD Decision was well intentioned but ill-judgedAny decision to facilitate in-class teaching must be made in consultation with unionsMinister must now make a decision regarding this year’s Leaving Cert ...
  14. Government should nationalise some private hospitals and secure extra capacity now

    Thu Jan 7, 2021 - 11:20 am - Alan Kelly TD Beds are rapidly filling and private hospitals have failed to agree terms with HSE.Too little too late again from the government when we need decisivenessLabour Party Leader, Alan Kelly TD, has called...
  15. Moynihan Calls for “Stay At Home” Payment for Low Income Families

    Thu Jan 7, 2021 - 10:24 am - Senator Rebecca Moynihan Government should give €150 payment during school lockdown modelled on Back to School supportFamilies face additional heating and IT costs with children at home during lockdownLow income f...