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  1. Take an Irish Stand on St Patrick’s Day

    Mon Mar 15, 2021 - 02:07 pm - Aodhán Ó Ríordáin TD Labour TD Aodhán Ó Ríordáin has called for Ireland to take an ‘Irish Stand’ against racism this St. Patrick’s Day. As virtual events are held across the world to celebrate the Irish diaspora...
  2. Labour calls on Government to publish details of abortion legislation review

    Mon Mar 15, 2021 - 12:34 pm - Senator Annie Hoey As reports continue that women and pregnant people are still travelling abroad for abortion and healthcare services, Senator Annie Hoey has called on Government to publish the terms of reference of it...
  3. Almost half of women have problems accessing or affording period products

    Sun Mar 14, 2021 - 11:51 am - Senator Rebecca Moynihan 73% use period products for longer than advised41% have missed work or school due to period60% reported increased difficulty in accessing period products due to pandemicResearch carried out by Labour ...
  4. We need to build a society that is reflective of the lived experience of all people

    Sat Mar 13, 2021 - 10:03 am - Alan Kelly TD In light of the overwhelming response of women to the tragic murder of Sarah Everard, the Labour Party has reiterated it’s call for the extension of the purple flags initiative throughout all local ...
  5. Labour welcomes Joint Labour Committee for the Early Years Sector

    Fri Mar 12, 2021 - 02:45 pm - Seán Sherlock TD Labour Party Deputy Seán Sherlock welcomed the news from Minister O’Gorman’s a Joint Labour Committee for the Early Years Sector should be formed to set pay and conditions for the sector. However...
  6. Renewed calls for Catch Up Scheme for Children

    Fri Mar 12, 2021 - 12:29 pm - Senator Ivana Bacik Marking the one year anniversary of Ireland’s first lockdown, Labour Seanad Group Leader and Party Spokesperson for Children, Disability, Equality and Integration, Senator Ivana Bacik has reiterated...
  7. Urgent EU Summit on vaccines needed

    Fri Mar 12, 2021 - 11:36 am - Alan Kelly TD Need to guarantee current supply is protectedMust ensure contracts are honouredPlan to increase manufacturing in Europe requiredLabour leader Alan Kelly has called on the Government to demand an EU Su...
  8. Qualified Labour support for LDA Bill

    Thu Mar 11, 2021 - 04:20 pm - Senator Rebecca Moynihan Labour housing spokesperson Senator Rebecca Moynihan has confirmed that Labour will support the Government’s Land Development Agency Bill at second stage, however significant red flags remain that G...
  9. Urgent need to end the inequality of working from home

    Thu Mar 11, 2021 - 04:02 pm - Senator Marie Sherlock Workers must be protected with a right to switch offEmployers should be compelled to ensure home working is carried out in a safe environmentMarking one year since many workers were asked to work from...
  10. Labour launch survey on Leaving Cert reform

    Thu Mar 11, 2021 - 02:51 pm - Aodhán Ó Ríordáin TD Labour education spokesperson Aodhán Ó Ríordáin TD has launched a consultation into the Leaving Certificate process at it currently stands.Deputy Ó Ríordáin said:“It’s time to reform the Le...
  11. Government must commit to Forum on Banking

    Thu Mar 11, 2021 - 06:43 am - Ged Nash TD Labour Party welcomes Financial Services Unions discussion paper on the future of banking in IrelandMinister must now commit to an inclusive Forum to scope out the future of banking in Ireland La...
  12. Labour confirms candidates for Seanad Bye-elections

    Wed Mar 10, 2021 - 06:30 pm - The Labour Party The Labour Party Executive Board met on Tuesday night and confirmed the names of our candidates for the two bye-elections to Seanad Éireann.Cllr Angela Feeney from Maynooth, Co. Kildare, will contest...
  13. We may be faced with full-scale public inquiry on adoptions

    Wed Mar 10, 2021 - 05:00 pm - Seán Sherlock TD Time and tide waits for no man or woman and people are getting older.Speaking during the Dáil debate on Sinn Féin’s Civil Registration Bill, Labour TD and member of the Oireachtas Committee on Chi...
  14. Radical Action Needed to Prevent Another Decade of Mortgage Rip-Offs

    Wed Mar 10, 2021 - 04:30 pm - Ged Nash TD Central Bank figures mortgage rip still continues for families Withdrawal of Ulster Bank likely to push up rates further Caps on mortgage interest rates now required Labour finance spokesperson G...
  15. HSE response to School for the Deaf concerns is absolutely shameful

    Wed Mar 10, 2021 - 02:59 pm - Senator Marie Sherlock Sherlock expresses huge frustration at the proposed loss of specialist on-site speech and language therapy services.  Senator Marie Sherlock has expressed her alarm at the HSE’s plan to withdra...