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  1. Shared healthcare scheme cannot be casualty of Brexit

    Wed Mar 10, 2021 - 02:18 pm - Senator Mark Wall Speaking at the Seanad Special Select Committee on the Withdrawal of the United Kingdom from the European Union this week, Labour spokesperson on defence Senator Mark Wall, called for the recently agr...
  2. Labour calls for Pension Commission to address a range of issues

    Wed Mar 10, 2021 - 12:06 pm - Seán Sherlock TD In a submission to the Commission on Pensions, Labour Social Protection spokesperson Seán Sherlock recommended the retention of the pension age at 66, action to address the gender gap and recognition...
  3. Live Performance Sector Funds must meet the needs of artists and entertainers

    Tue Mar 9, 2021 - 06:42 pm - Senator Marie Sherlock Following her calls for clarity on supports for the live performance sector last week, Labour spokesperson on Arts and Culture Marie Sherlock has welcomed the announcement today of a number of bespoke...
  4. Ireland’s GDP figures highlights two-tier economy

    Tue Mar 9, 2021 - 05:43 pm - Ged Nash TD Steep drop in GDP figures shows State’s overreliance on multinational sectorGap between headline GDP data and domestic economy performance continues to widenGovernment should support Labour’s Meas...
  5. Delivery of social housing too slow

    Tue Mar 9, 2021 - 03:31 pm - Senator Rebecca Moynihan Reacting to the 2020 Social Housing Statistics published by the Minister for Housing, Labour housing spokesperson Senator Rebecca Moynihan has criticised the slow delivery of social housing.Senator Mo...
  6. Digital scams targeting life savings and elderly must be tackled

    Tue Mar 9, 2021 - 02:08 pm - Seán Sherlock TD Cross Department response needed to constantly evolving frauds.There must be a comprehensive government response to the increase in financial digital scams targeting life savings and elderly people sa...
  7. Government must stop treating renters as second class citizens

    Tue Mar 9, 2021 - 10:31 am - Senator Rebecca Moynihan As record numbers of workers remain out of work and with no clear path to reopening, Labour housing spokesperson Senator Rebecca Moynihan has urged the Government to extend the ban on evictions and re...
  8. Urgent action needed on women's political representation

    Mon Mar 8, 2021 - 04:25 pm - Senator Ivana Bacik Speaking in the Seanad today during Statements for International Women’s Day, Senator Bacik called for urgent action to be taken on women’s political representation.Senator Bacik said:"Today on In...
  9. Labour Senators call for urgent introduction of Gender Pay Gap law

    Mon Mar 8, 2021 - 11:19 am - The Labour Party On International Women’s Day today, the Labour Senators have put down a Matter on the Commencement of the Seanad, calling on the Minister for Children, Equality, Disability, Integration and Youth to...
  10. Labour publish Women’s Manifesto

    Mon Mar 8, 2021 - 12:01 am - The Labour Party To mark International Women’s Day, the Labour Party has published its Women’s Manifesto, Labour: Working for Women, to shed light on the opportunities and difficulties faced by women in Ireland. B...
  11. Sherlock expresses frustration at lack of progress on Live Entertainment Fund

    Sun Mar 7, 2021 - 11:37 am - Senator Marie Sherlock Labour Party Spokesperson on Arts & Culture Senator Marie Sherlock has expressed her frustration at the absence, five months on from Budget 2021, of any detail or clarity from the Department of Ar...
  12. More questions than answers following Davy’s ‘nixer‘ scandal

    Sun Mar 7, 2021 - 08:56 am - Ged Nash TD One law for ordinary people and another for high rollersResignations a belated decision Is Minister for Finance satisfied for NTMA to continue relationship with Davy?Labour finance spokesperson G...
  13. State must intervene to find answers for unidentified bodies

    Sat Mar 6, 2021 - 10:05 am - Duncan Smith TD In Ireland, there are 823 missing persons files open. However, there is no record of how many remains have been interred in cemeteries, or remain in morgues, as the current rules regulating coroners d...
  14. Labour Launch Sign Up a Sister Campaign

    Fri Mar 5, 2021 - 03:28 pm - The Labour Party The Labour Party has today launched its “Sign Up A Sister” campaign, waiving fees for all new members signed up during the month of March by an existing member of the Party. The initiative is part...
  15. Labour Bill crucial in fight against illegal dumping

    Fri Mar 5, 2021 - 02:06 pm - Senator Mark Wall Labour Senator Mark Wall brought a landmark Bill to the Seanad which would allow the use of CCTV in prosecution of offences relating to illegal dumping. The Local Government (Use of CCTV in Prosecutio...