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  1. Transparency needed from Government on School Reopenings, Vaccinations and Case Numbers

    Sun Jan 3, 2021 - 12:30 pm - Alan Kelly TD NPHET should carry out risk assessment of school reopenings.More information and daily updates on vaccinations required.Full explanation needed for delays in reporting Covid-19 cases.Nearly two weeks ...
  2. NPHET risk assessment needed before reopening of schools

    Sat Jan 2, 2021 - 02:22 pm - Aodhán Ó Ríordáin TD Preference is to reopen schools but only if safe to do so.Government should agree to abide by NPHET advice on reopening schools.Labour Education spokesperson Aodhán Ó Ríordáin has called for NPHET...
  3. Statement on death of George Nkencho

    Thu Dec 31, 2020 - 02:15 pm - Brendan Howlin TD Labour Party Justice spokesperson Brendan Howlin TD said:"The loss of a life is always a tragedy, and I express the condolences of the Labour Party to the family of Mr George Nkencho who was fatally s...
  4. Has the Minister for Health guaranteed supply of beds from private hospitals?

    Wed Dec 30, 2020 - 02:47 pm - Alan Kelly TD Private hospital capacity must be on standby as Covid cases increase Nationalisation of some private hospital capacity must be an option to deal with Covid surge.Certainly needed that private beds wil...
  5. Transparency on COVID Vaccination Roll Out & Strategy Essential

    Wed Dec 30, 2020 - 11:37 am - Alan Kelly TD  Kelly asks Government to Publish Daily Figures & Vaccine Procurement Updates.Transparency essential to give people hope for the future.Leader of the Labour Party Alan Kelly has called on the...
  6. Defence force personnel have played their part in the fight against Covid

    Tue Dec 29, 2020 - 11:28 am - Senator Mark Wall Labour Spokeperson on Defence, Senator Mark Wall has paid tribute to members of the Defence Forces who continue to assist in the battle against Covid-19.On average, Since 13 March 2020, an average of ...
  7. New Restrictions necessary but extra resources for contact tracing needed

    Tue Dec 22, 2020 - 01:15 pm - Alan Kelly TD Essential workers over Christmas should be allowed travel for a few more days after 26th.Additional supports needed asap for workers and businesses forced to close.Tracing system must be radically imp...
  8. Irish people in UK struggling to get through to DFA phone line

    Tue Dec 22, 2020 - 10:17 am - Duncan Smith TD Extra resources needed for phone lines.Responding to cases of Irish people finding it difficult to get through to Department of Foreign Affairs phone line in the UK, Labour Transport spokesperson Dunc...
  9. Deportation of family to UK should not proceed before 31st December

    Tue Dec 22, 2020 - 09:20 am - Senator Ivana Bacik Office of the Minister for Justice refused to halt transfer.Family should not be deported to UK now where new Covid strain is circulating.Having received reports that a family with four young children...
  10. Mandatory Covid testing at ports now essential

    Sun Dec 20, 2020 - 03:46 pm - Duncan Smith TD Cabinet should be brought forwardClear guidance on Covid-19 restrictions now needed. Ramped up testing and tracing capacity essential for coming weeks.With the government due to introduce a 48 ho...
  11. Labour welcome the establishment of the commission on Defence but pay and conditions concerns remain

    Fri Dec 18, 2020 - 06:13 pm - Senator Mark Wall Following our submission to the Department of Defence, the Labour Party and Party Defence Spokesperson, Senator Mark Wall have cautiously welcomed the establishment of the Commission and wish it well ...
  12. Labour Senators welcome passage of Coco’s Law through the Seanad

    Fri Dec 18, 2020 - 06:04 pm - Senator Ivana Bacik Today, Friday 18th December, Labour Senators have welcomed the passage of the Harassment, Harmful Communications and Related Offences Bill 2017 through all stages of the Seanad.Reacting to the passage...
  13. Howlin welcomes final passage of his bill - Coco’s Law - to tackle online harassment and image based sexual abuse

    Fri Dec 18, 2020 - 06:00 pm - Brendan Howlin TD Long three year campaign to make the internet a safer place.New law will tackle image based sexual abuse and online harassment.Bill named in honour of Nicole ‘Coco’ Fox Fenlon.Labour Justice Spoke...
  14. Smith welcomes Committee Report on Climate Bill – a decade of concerned action an imperative

    Fri Dec 18, 2020 - 05:34 pm - Duncan Smith TD Labour Party Spokesperson on Climate Action Duncan Smith has welcomed the publication of the pre-legislative scrutiny report from the Joint Committee on Climate on the Climate Action Low Carbon Develo...
  15. Public cannot wait for 5 days to hear about potential additional restrictions

    Thu Dec 17, 2020 - 08:44 pm - Alan Kelly TD Public and businesses need certaintyTaoiseach should bring forward cabinet meetingLabour Leader Alan Kelly says that the public cannot be expected to wait for 5 days to hear from the Government about ...