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  1. Strategic Housing Development process has failed – Govt sleep walking into Celtic Tiger figures

    Sun Jun 20, 2021 - 10:42 am - Senator Rebecca Moynihan Based on reports in the Sunday Independent that the Government’s Strategic Housing Development (SHD) process is not working, Labour housing spokesperson Rebecca Moynihan has called on the Minister t...
  2. Bacik calls for clarity on State attempts to purchase site of new maternity hospital

    Sat Jun 19, 2021 - 09:54 am - Senator Ivana Bacik Labour Senator Ivana Bacik has called for all correspondence to be published regarding the proposed purchase of site of the new National Maternity Hospital for clarity on the matter. In light of the h...
  3. Residential Tenancies Bill as published will not address 8% rent increase loophole

    Sat Jun 19, 2021 - 07:22 am - Senator Rebecca Moynihan Labour housing spokesperson Rebecca Moynihan has said the Government must immediately implement a rent freeze. Despite promises by the Taoiseach to close the 8% increase loophole, the Residential Tena...
  4. Sherlock & Nash: Power of the Oireachtas ‘vindicated’ in Supreme Court judgement on Sectoral Employment Order legislation

    Fri Jun 18, 2021 - 01:37 pm - The Labour Party Good day for workers and trade unionsLabour Party spokesperson on employment affairs Senator Marie Sherlock, and Ged Nash TD, have welcomed the judgement of the Supreme Court today in overturning the ...
  5. Fours years on from first questions about new National Maternity Hospital and Govt only waking up now

    Fri Jun 18, 2021 - 01:26 pm - Alan Kelly TD Labour leader and spokesperson on health Alan Kelly has said it is extremely worrying that the Government are only now alive to the fact that the governance of the new National Maternity Hospital is d...
  6. Dail to debate Labour legislation to tackle lobbying loophole

    Thu Jun 17, 2021 - 04:46 pm - Ged Nash TD Law change would empower SIPO to carry out an investigation if there is a breach of Section 22 of the Regulation of Lobbying Act by former politicians & officialsBill provides for penalties i...
  7. Howlin welcomes agreement on Irish Language Act

    Thu Jun 17, 2021 - 03:02 pm - Brendan Howlin TD Labour spokesperson on Northern Ireland Brendan Howlin has welcomed the agreement on the Irish Language Act which facilitated today’s renomination of a new Executive in Northern Ireland.Deputy Howli...
  8. Just Transition should be central part of Climate Bill

    Thu Jun 17, 2021 - 02:45 pm - Duncan Smith TD Following the passage of the Climate Bill without any opposition amendments accepted, Labour climate spokesperson Duncan Smith said the Government must embed the principles of a Just Transition into a...
  9. CSO figures highlight the challenge single people face when buying a home

    Wed Jun 16, 2021 - 05:01 pm - Senator Rebecca Moynihan Labour housing spokesperson Rebecca Moynihan has said that home ownership must be a legitimate aspiration for single people. Highlighting figures released by the CSO today, Senator Moynihan said Gover...
  10. CCTV necessary to stop repeat offenders illegal dumping

    Wed Jun 16, 2021 - 04:49 pm - Senator Mark Wall Welcoming the announcement of the Government’s Circular Economy Bill, Labour Senator Mark Wall said it is welcome that Government are listening to Labour’s national campaign to end the scourge of ...
  11. Financial Stability Review evidence that pandemic supports must continue

    Wed Jun 16, 2021 - 04:13 pm - Ged Nash TD Commenting on the Central Bank’s Financial Stability Review, Labour finance spokesperson Ged Nash said: “This has been an extraordinarily hard time on people and families. It’s clear from t...
  12. Time to force land hoarders and speculators to start building housing - implement the Kenny Report

    Wed Jun 16, 2021 - 12:34 pm - Alan Kelly TD Speech by Labour Party Leader Alan Kelly on the Acquisition of Development Land (Assessment of Compensation) Bill 2021 which would implement provisions from the Kenny Report. More than 50 years ago, i...
  13. Govt must learn from Children’s Ombudsman report in building Catch Up Scheme

    Wed Jun 16, 2021 - 12:30 pm - Senator Ivana Bacik Labour children spokesperson Ivana Bacik has welcomed the publication of the ‘Childhood Paused’ report by the Children’s Ombudsman, and has called on Government to apply the findings to the deve...
  14. National Childcare Scheme is excluding the most vulnerable children in our country

    Wed Jun 16, 2021 - 11:15 am - Senator Marie Sherlock Yesterday evening, Labour Senator Marie Sherlock co-hosted a meeting with early years services from right across the country, along with Labour spokesperson on Children Senator Ivana Bacik. Speak...
  15. Data Protection Commission shares Moynihan concerns about estate agents collection of personal information

    Wed Jun 16, 2021 - 09:29 am - Senator Rebecca Moynihan The office of the Data Protection Commissioner has confirmed to Labour housing spokesperson Rebecca Moynihan that it shares our concerns regarding the collection of personal data for the purpose of vi...