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  1. Labour publishes Bill to provide for reproductive health-related leave

    Tue Mar 2, 2021 - 11:06 am - Senator Ivana Bacik The Labour Party has today published legislation to provide employees with up to 20 days leave for early miscarriage or other reproductive health-related reasons.Despite the immense progress that has ...
  2. Comprehensive response needed to far right violence

    Mon Mar 1, 2021 - 03:32 pm - Brendan Howlin TD Labour Justice spokesperson Brendan Howlin TD added his voice to the calls for social media companies to act if their platforms are being used to organise far right violence, but said that a comprehen...
  3. Time to take radical measures on quarantine

    Mon Mar 1, 2021 - 02:47 pm - Senator Ivana Bacik Speaking today in the Seanad on the Government’s Health (Amendment) Bill 2021, Senator Ivana Bacik spoke on behalf of Labour to voice critical support for the Bill.Senator Bacik said:"We in Labour d...
  4. Oscar Traynor Rd Alternative Plan responds to affordability needs

    Mon Mar 1, 2021 - 01:06 pm - Alison Gilliland proposes a tenure mix of 40% social, 40% affordable/cost rental and 20% affordable purchase. calls on the Minister to increase the serviced site fund from €50,000 to €100,000 per unit.Speaking in ...
  5. Bank closures ripping the commercial heart out of Provincial Ireland

    Mon Mar 1, 2021 - 11:03 am - Seán Sherlock TD Labour Party Spokesperson on Community and Rural Affairs Seán Sherlock TD has said that the named branches slated for closure by Bank of Ireland is an attack on provincial towns right around the coun...
  6. Bank of Ireland branch closure frenzy must be paused

    Mon Mar 1, 2021 - 07:20 am - Ged Nash TD Shuttering of 88 branches a massive blow to communities across the countryCentral Bank and Minister must act to pause closures during pandemic Move by bank a kick in teeth for loyal customers and staf...
  7. Landmark Day for Ending of Direct Provision

    Fri Feb 26, 2021 - 12:35 pm - Senator Ivana Bacik Labour spokesperson on Equality and Integration Senator Ivana Bacik has welcomed the White Paper on Ending Direct Provision published today, and has welcomed the positive proposals as representing sub...
  8. Minister must extend class size reduction to all DEIS schools

    Thu Feb 25, 2021 - 03:17 pm - Aodhán Ó Ríordáin TD In anticipation of the staff schedule for all mainstream primary schools to be published next week, Labour education spokesperson Aodhán Ó Ríordáin TD has called on the Minister to confirm that a ...
  9. Environmental Pillar withdrawal from AgFood strategy is cause for concern – agriculture must be part of climate and biodiversity solutions

    Thu Feb 25, 2021 - 02:26 pm - Duncan Smith TD Labour climate spokesperson Duncan Smith TD has described the decision by the Environmental Pillar to withdraw from the talks on the National Food Strategy as a source of concern.The Pillar announced ...
  10. Answers needed after Scally removed from oversight of Cervical Check recommendations

    Wed Feb 24, 2021 - 01:52 pm - Alan Kelly TD After reports today of a lack of trust in screening programmes, Labour Party Leader Alan Kelly called for an explanation from the government on why Dr Gabriel Scally has been dumped from oversight of ...
  11. Government must not delay in providing medical cards to all survivors of Mother and Baby Homes

    Wed Feb 24, 2021 - 01:14 pm - Seán Sherlock TD Labour Spokesperson on Social Protection and Cork East TD Seán Sherlock welcomed the acceptance of the Labour Party amendment to ensure any survivor from Mother and Baby Homes is entitled to an enhan...
  12. Schools left in the dark by the Department of Dysfunction

    Wed Feb 24, 2021 - 12:26 pm - Aodhán Ó Ríordáin TD No guidance provided in advance of schools reopening.No communication on the specific changes to the curriculum and examination process for certain subjects.No advice on assessment for predicted grade...
  13. 'Path Ahead' lacks clear metrics with no new plan to aggressively suppress Covid-19

    Tue Feb 23, 2021 - 07:14 pm - Alan Kelly TD Relies solely on vaccination rollout.No plan to aggressively suppress Covid-19 in the community.No change to lax travel policy.Antigen testing won't be considered until mid-March.Labour Party Leader a...
  14. Enhanced medical cards must be presented to all survivors of Mother and Baby Homes

    Tue Feb 23, 2021 - 03:13 pm - Seán Sherlock TD Sherlock submits amendment to issue enhanced medical card to all survivors who presented to ‘Mother & Baby Homes’ for any length of time; including while pregnant or on a post-natal basis.Labo...
  15. Children’s Rights Alliance Report Card 2021 underlines the need for a ‘Catch-Up for Children’ scheme

    Tue Feb 23, 2021 - 02:18 pm - Senator Ivana Bacik The Government must undertake an assessment of the impact that reduced timetables and prolonged school closures have had on children in Ireland.Labour is calling for the creation of a dedicated €100...