News & Media

  1. Minister needs to urgently review SHD Development guidelines

    Fri Sep 18, 2020 - 03:34 pm - Darragh Moriarty Bailey Gibson site SHD out of kilter with the local areaThe Strategic Housing Development planning process needs to be urgently reviewed by the Minister according to Labour Councillor Darragh Moriarty...
  2. Bacik welcomes recognition for Pharmaceutical Assistants

    Fri Sep 18, 2020 - 02:09 pm - Senator Ivana Bacik Labour Senator and spokesperson on Children, Disability, Equality and Integration, Ivana Bacik has welcomed the passage through the Seanad today of an amendment she and the Labour group had proposed t...
  3. Dublin renters must be protected

    Fri Sep 18, 2020 - 09:57 am - Senator Rebecca Moynihan · Eviction ban needs to be reinstatedDublin renters must be protected and the eviction ban needs to be reinstated according to Labour Housing Spokesperson Senator Rebecca Moynihan.Senator Moynihan wa...
  4. Dublin package of supports needed to protect people and businesses

    Fri Sep 18, 2020 - 09:38 am - Aodhán Ó Ríordáin TD Swift action needed to reassure public with comprehensive package of supports.PUP payment levels and renter protections must be restored.Application period for Restart grant should be extended along w...
  5. €350 PUP level must be restored as new restrictions due to come in

    Fri Sep 18, 2020 - 09:04 am - Seán Sherlock TD Following the government cuts yesterday to the €350 Pandemic Unemployment Payment, Labour Social Protection spokesperson Seán Sherlock said the levels must be immediately restored as additional res...
  6. The World Needs Women’s Work – Time to Close Ireland’s Gender Pay Gap

    Fri Sep 18, 2020 - 06:00 am - Senator Ivana Bacik Labour Senator and spokesperson on Children, Disability, Equality and Integration, Ivana Bacik has marked the first-ever UN International Equal Pay Day (18th September 2020) by calling for government ...
  7. Minister for Justice must bring forward amendments to Coco’s Law

    Thu Sep 17, 2020 - 05:28 pm - Brendan Howlin TD Minister promoting new bill today on conspiracy to murder but no sign yet of Government amendments to Coco’s law.Effective criminal sanctions needed for cyberbullying and online harassment.After res...
  8. Student cannot be used as free labour in our higher education sector

    Thu Sep 17, 2020 - 12:44 pm - Senator Annie Hoey Labour Spokesperson on Higher Education, Senator. Annie Hoey, has raised concerns with the Minister for Higher and Further Education regarding the use of research students as unpaid teachers in the hi...
  9. Motor insurance customers must be refunded if anti-competitive behaviour is confirmed

    Thu Sep 17, 2020 - 12:14 pm - Ged Nash TD CPCC’s preliminary report suspects anti-competitive cooperation in some motor insurers over a 21-month period during 2015 and 2016.Findings come on top of Central Bank report which found massive dif...
  10. Clear plan needed for travel restrictions

    Thu Sep 17, 2020 - 11:52 am - Duncan Smith TD Explanation needed on airport testingA clear plan is needed from Government on travel restrictions according to Labour Transport Spokesperson, Duncan Smith T.D.Deputy Smith was speaking after it was a...
  11. Coco’s Law must be passed by Christmas

    Wed Sep 16, 2020 - 12:56 pm - Brendan Howlin TD Coco’s Law must be passed by Christmas according to Labour Justice Spokesperson Brendan Howlin who is reintroducing his Harassment, Harmful Communications and Related Offences Bill criminalising onl...
  12. Certainty needed for people in Dublin on Covid measures

    Wed Sep 16, 2020 - 12:42 pm - Alan Kelly TD Comprehensive and clear communications needed from GovernmentAfter failing to get any further clarity at Leader’s Questions from the Taoiseach, Labour Leader Alan Kelly said the government needs to ...
  13. Howlin to accept petition on Coco's Law - Wednesday 11am Kildare St gates Leinster House

    Tue Sep 15, 2020 - 06:27 pm - The Labour Party Labour Justice spokesperson Brendan Howlin TD will today at 11am, Wednesday 16th September outside the Kildare St gates of Leinster House, accept a petition from Jackie Fox, mother of Nicole Fox Fenlo...
  14. Clear guidance needed for Higher Education Institutions in Dublin

    Tue Sep 15, 2020 - 05:44 pm - Senator Annie Hoey What is meant by ‘enhanced protective measures’ for HEIs in Dublin?Labour Higher Education spokesperson Annie Hoey has called for the publication of detailed guidelines on the recommended ‘enhan...
  15. Kelly rang Taoiseach to challenge Dáil adjournment

    Tue Sep 15, 2020 - 05:39 pm - Alan Kelly TD Labour Party Leader Alan Kelly contacted the Taoiseach following the adjournment of the Dáil to challenge the sudden suspension, as it was his view business could be taken by Ministers of State, sayi...