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  1. Tánaiste needs to stop holding up pay increases for contract cleaners

    Tue Dec 1, 2020 - 01:59 pm - Senator Marie Sherlock He needs to sign the Employment Regulation Order urgentlyLabour Spokesperson on Employment Affairs, Senator Marie Sherlock has called on the Tánaiste and Minister for Enterprise, Trade and Employment...
  2. Education Committee should consider OECD review on Leaving Cert

    Mon Nov 30, 2020 - 04:49 pm - Aodhán Ó Ríordáin TD Need for a reasonable, reflective debate on the future of the state examLabour Education Spokesperson Aodhán Ó Ríordáin, has called for the Oireachtas Education Committee to consider the OECD revi...
  3. Wall urges Sports Clubs to take advantage of €40m capital grant scheme

    Mon Nov 30, 2020 - 02:17 pm - Senator Mark Wall With a package of €40 million confirmed for the Sports Capital and Equipment programme for next year, Labour Sports spokesperson Mark Wall has urged clubs and organisations to ensure they are prepar...
  4. Government must commit to addressing the gender disparity in sports funding

    Mon Nov 30, 2020 - 01:02 pm - Senator Mark Wall Decision by Oireachtas Sport Committee to examine gender disparity in sports overdueLabour Spokesperson on Sport, Senator Mark Wall has welcomed the announcement by the Chair of the Oireachtas Sport C...
  5. Clear strategy to avoid repeat of more lockdowns now needed

    Fri Nov 27, 2020 - 06:30 pm - Alan Kelly TD Robust testing and tracing system to tackle future cases needed.Detailed rollout plan for Covid-19 vaccine must be published.Inter-county travel up to 6th January welcome.With plans to relax the Level...
  6. Full eviction ban must be extended as homelessness figures continue to rise

    Fri Nov 27, 2020 - 03:44 pm - Senator Rebecca Moynihan Rise of 81 with total of 8,739 people homeless, 2,642 children without a home in 1,117 families.Evictions are the primary cause of homelessness.Action also needed to address recent rise in deaths.With...
  7. What is undermining the credibility of government is the maintenance of the unbelievable

    Thu Nov 26, 2020 - 03:26 pm - Brendan Howlin TD Statement by Brendan Howlin on Judicial Appointments Process in advance of Questions to the Minister for Justice.Thank you Ceann Comhairle and can I say that I very warmly welcome todays exercise in p...
  8. Department need to deal with the issue of over-assessment of 6th year students

    Thu Nov 26, 2020 - 02:41 pm - Aodhán Ó Ríordáin TD Absolute commitment needed from Minister on Leaving Cert 2021Labour Education Spokesperson Aodhán Ó Ríordáin has said that the Department of Education need to deal with the issue of over-assessmen...
  9. Hike in Retail Export Scheme threshold in Brexit bill damaging for tourist-retail sector

    Wed Nov 25, 2020 - 06:59 pm - Ged Nash TD Over 1,000 jobs at risk with rise in RES threshold from 0 to €75.Government sneak in damaging change through amendment to Brexit bill.Labour’s Finance spokesperson Ged Nash TD has said that over 1...
  10. Funding of Local Government needs to be urgently reassessed

    Wed Nov 25, 2020 - 03:00 pm - Dermot Lacey Labour calls for reinstatement of €3million for a Local Area Discretionary Fund for allocation to local need and community initiatives.Ahead of tonight’s Dublin City Council Budget 2021 meeting, t...
  11. Dire situation in the meat industry shows need for Government action on sick pay now

    Wed Nov 25, 2020 - 11:39 am - Senator Marie Sherlock Labour spokesperson on Employment Affairs, Senator Marie Sherlock, has said that dire conditions in the meat industry show the urgent need for sick pay, and has called on the Government to take immedi...
  12. Women’s Aid report highlights need to pass Harassment, Harmful Communications and Related Offences Bill

    Wed Nov 25, 2020 - 10:33 am - Senator Ivana Bacik Today, Wednesday 25th November 2020, on the International Day for the Elimination of Violence against Women, Labour Party Spokesperson for Children, Disability, Equality and Integration, Senator Ivana...
  13. Apology needed for Carlow students

    Tue Nov 24, 2020 - 06:32 pm - Aodhán Ó Ríordáin TD Labour education spokesperson Aodhán Ó Ríordáin has called for an apology to the students in Presentation College Carlow saying“The school management team at Presentation College Carlow should a...
  14. Full eviction ban needs to be extended beyond Level 5 restrictions

    Tue Nov 24, 2020 - 06:25 pm - Senator Rebecca Moynihan Labour Housing Spokesperson, Senator Rebecca Moynihan has called for the eviction ban to be extended beyond the current Level 5 restrictions.Senator Moynihan was speaking after it was announced that a...
  15. Poor take up of Credit Guarantee Scheme Loans must be examined

    Tue Nov 24, 2020 - 06:07 pm - Aodhán Ó Ríordáin TD Clear that loan schemes have failed so far to support Irish enterprises.Only half of applicants have been approved and €53m drawdown.With the government extending the €2bn Credit Guarantee Scheme ...