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  1. Ahern launches campaign for Seanad Industrial and Commercial panel by-election

    Thu Mar 25, 2021 - 11:07 am - Ciarán Ahern Ciarán Ahern of the Labour Party has launched his campaign for the upcoming Seanad Industrial and Commercial panel by-electionMr Ahern, a director of the charity Calcutta Connect and an employment so...
  2. Urgent action needed to end housing crisis

    Thu Mar 25, 2021 - 10:30 am - Senator Rebecca Moynihan Following the ESRI’s report this morning that Ireland’s housing crisis is set to come under further pressure from the pandemic, Labour housing spokesperson Senator Rebecca Moynihan called on the M...
  3. EU must be accountable on vaccine failures

    Wed Mar 24, 2021 - 07:09 pm - Brendan Howlin TD Contribution by Brendan Howlin TD during Dáil statements on the European Council meeting summit and vaccine supply."I have noticed the European Commission has, most unusually for that institution, be...
  4. U-turn on face masks welcome but unnecessary stress caused

    Wed Mar 24, 2021 - 05:38 pm - Aodhán Ó Ríordáin TD Labour education spokesperson Aodhán Ó Ríordáin has welcomed the Minister for Education’s u-turn on the wearing of masks for oral examinations. However Deputy Ó Ríordáin criticised the Depart...
  5. Revised Climate Action Plan must be aligned with new Climate Bill

    Wed Mar 24, 2021 - 03:59 pm - Duncan Smith TD Labour Party Spokesperson on Climate Action, Duncan Smith, has cautiously welcomed the publication of a revised Climate Action Bill but said lots of work is still needed to strengthen the bill. W...
  6. Labour to amend LDA Bill to include provisions for the Travelling community

    Wed Mar 24, 2021 - 10:30 am - Senator Rebecca Moynihan In light of the Government’s disregard of the Travelling Community in the Land Development Agency (LDA) Bill, the Labour Party has put forward an amendment to compel Government to use public lands f...
  7. Need to keep the domestic tourism discovery going

    Wed Mar 24, 2021 - 09:31 am - Senator Mark Wall One-stop shop for tourism training must be introducedLocal authorities need road map to make the most of outdoor diningGovernment cobbled together Stay and Spend scheme needs rethinkSpeaking in the Se...
  8. Review of LGBTQ parental rights should be published

    Mon Mar 22, 2021 - 05:32 pm - Senator Annie Hoey Speaking in the Seanad today, Labour Senator Annie Hoey called on the Government to commit to publishing the report by Dr Conor O'Mahony on the review of LGBTQ parental rights, commissioned by the las...
  9. Ball in HSE’s court to provide specialist therapist for School for the Deaf

    Sun Mar 21, 2021 - 12:55 pm - Senator Marie Sherlock Labour Senator Marie Sherlock has welcomed the commitment from Minister Rabbitte to permanently retain a specialist speech and language therapist for Cabra School for the Deaf, however has reiterated ...
  10. Three in every four Irish people know at least one person with a gambling addiction

    Fri Mar 19, 2021 - 11:33 am - Senator Mark Wall 80% in favour of a ban on gambling advertising80% have noticed a recent increase in gambling ads63% agree that ads make them more likely to gamble25% gambling once a month or moreResearch carried out ...
  11. Deliveroo must stop hiding behind legislation in failing to have sick pay

    Thu Mar 18, 2021 - 05:10 pm - Senator Marie Sherlock Labour Party Spokesperson on Employment Affairs Senator Marie Sherlock met with representatives from Deliveroo this afternoon, where she urged the company to engage with their workers and with the tra...
  12. Government must not allow any further delays to vaccine rollout

    Thu Mar 18, 2021 - 05:04 pm - Alan Kelly TD Following the EMA’s decision to give the green light to the AstraZeneca vaccine, Labour leader and health spokesperson Alan Kelly has asked the Minister for Health to confirm that the 30,000 people ...
  13. Government’s haphazard approach to rental sector must end now

    Tue Mar 16, 2021 - 05:11 pm - Senator Rebecca Moynihan Labour housing spokesperson Senator Rebecca Moynihan has called on the Government to end the stop start approach to managing the eviction ban put in place in recognition of the impact of the pandemic ...
  14. Post office network central to protecting towns and communities all over Ireland

    Tue Mar 16, 2021 - 01:39 pm - Duncan Smith TD Speaking during a meeting of the Joint Oireachtas Committee on Transport and Communications Networks, Labour communications spokesperson Deputy Duncan Smith urged the Government to take a long term, s...
  15. Fast-track citizenship for frontline workers this St. Patrick’s Day

    Tue Mar 16, 2021 - 11:37 am - Senator Ivana Bacik Marking St Patrick’s Day, Labour spokesperson on Children, Disability, Equality and Integration, Senator Ivana Bacik has urged Government to extend a ‘céad míle fáilte’ and fast-track Irish c...