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  1. Living with Covid has failed and a new strategy is needed

    Wed Feb 10, 2021 - 03:08 pm - Alan Kelly TD Speech by Labour Party Leader Alan Kelly on the Labour Party motion calling for an Aggressive Suppression Strategy for Covid-19Today, the Labour Party is bringing forward an extremely important motion...
  2. Scientific Funding needed to research impact of Long Covid

    Wed Feb 10, 2021 - 01:23 pm - Seán Sherlock TD Speaking during the Labour Party’s Motion on the adoption of a National Aggressive Suppression Strategy, Labour Party Spokesperson on Social Protection, Seán Sherlock TD urged the Government to cre...
  3. Affordable Housing Act will marginalise those in receipt of HAP payment

    Wed Feb 10, 2021 - 11:51 am - Senator Rebecca Moynihan Speaking after the first stage of the Pre-legislative scrutiny at the Housing Committee, Senator Rebecca Moynihan called on the Minister to specify how the proposals of the Affordable Housing Act comp...
  4. Income Tax hit on PUP payments this year must be changed

    Wed Feb 10, 2021 - 10:33 am - Seán Sherlock TD Frontloading of tax bills not acceptable and unfair to hardest hit workersLabour Spokesperson on Social Protection Seán Sherlock TD has said that the Government must stop moving the goalposts during ...
  5. Economic supports must be cornerstone of Covid recovery

    Tue Feb 9, 2021 - 04:46 pm - Ged Nash TD Launching the party’s Dáil motion on a National Aggressive Suppression Strategy, Labour finance spokesperson Ged Nash called on Government to present its clear vision for economic supports and reco...
  6. Medical Card Campaign by John Wall finally delivered

    Tue Feb 9, 2021 - 03:32 pm - Alan Kelly TD The decision to extend medical cards for those with a terminal illness while overdue is very welcome said Labour Leader Alan Kelly, praising campaigner John Wall for his successful but long campaign.D...
  7. Coherent plan needed from Government to suppress Covid-19

    Tue Feb 9, 2021 - 01:55 pm - Alan Kelly TD Speaking at the launch of a Labour Party motion to be debated in the Dáil on Wednesday calling for a National Aggressive Suppression Strategy for Covid-19, Labour Party Leader Alan Kelly called on th...
  8. ‘Catch-Up for Children’ Scheme Proposed

    Tue Feb 9, 2021 - 11:54 am - Senator Ivana Bacik Labour Seanad Group Leader and Party Spokesperson for Children, Disability, Equality and Integration, Senator Ivana Bacik has called on the Government to introduce a catch-up scheme, as in other juris...
  9. After commencement of Coco’s Law the next challenge is to change online culture

    Tue Feb 9, 2021 - 11:02 am - Brendan Howlin TD Education programme targeted at young people needed to change online culture.With the commencement later today of his Private Members Bill, now law, to tackle online harassment and harmful communicati...
  10. Labour Senators concerned at lack of Effective Ban on Co-Living Schemes

    Mon Feb 8, 2021 - 03:02 pm - The Labour Party This morning in the Seanad, Labour Senators put down a commencement matter on ‘the need for the Minister for Housing, Local Government and Heritage to implement a ban on the development of co-living...
  11. More driving testers needed to clear test backlog

    Mon Feb 8, 2021 - 02:28 pm - Alan Kelly TD Labour Party Leader, Alan Kelly TD, has called on the Government to allocate funds to recruit more driving testers in order to clear the massive backlog that now exists. This comes as figures rel...
  12. Minister must explain loss of €45 weekly after election commitment to full transition payment

    Mon Feb 8, 2021 - 10:33 am - Seán Sherlock TD Announcement of new payment is just Job Seekers by another name.FG during election said transition payment would be at rate of State Pension.Full transition payment still needed.Responding to the anno...
  13. Affordable Housing must represent a fair option for working people

    Mon Feb 8, 2021 - 09:42 am - Senator Rebecca Moynihan Labour housing spokesperson Senator Rebecca Moynihan has called on the Government to publish how cost rental costs are arrived at. Following the announcement by Minister O’Brien that three Approved ...
  14. Government is undermining EU draft directive on workers rights

    Sun Feb 7, 2021 - 11:33 am - Senator Marie Sherlock Sherlock slams Tánaiste's solo run.At end of January, Tanaiste Leo Varadkar co-signed a letter with eight other Employment affairs ministers in an attempt to undermine the German Presidency's di...
  15. No end in sight on Leaving Cert talking shop

    Fri Feb 5, 2021 - 06:14 pm - Aodhán Ó Ríordáin TD Consultation welcome but students need concrete timelineThird level institutions not referenced as part of the planWhere is the independent review of Leaving Cert 2020? Labour education spokesper...