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  1. Labour Introduces Bill in Seanad to Improve Access to Birth Information for Adopted People

    Fri Mar 5, 2021 - 08:18 am - Senator Ivana Bacik Today, Friday 5th March, Labour Seanad Group Leader, Senator Ivana Bacik will introduce the Labour Party’s Adoption (Information and Tracing) Bill 2021 in the Seanad. If enacted, this Bill will amen...
  2. Increased investment for Sports Capital & Equipment Grant required

    Thu Mar 4, 2021 - 06:38 pm - Senator Mark Wall Government need to bridge gap from proposed €40m to the over €200m soughtNational Sports Facility survey needed to identify facilities that need upgradingLabour sports spokesperson Senator Mark Wa...
  3. EU Directive on Gender Pay transparency is welcome but falls short of what is needed

    Thu Mar 4, 2021 - 05:53 pm - Senator Marie Sherlock Responding to the publication today by the EU Commission of their proposed directive on Pay Transparency between women and men, Labour’s employment affairs spokesperson Marie Sherlock welcomed the l...
  4. Aviation workers need protection package

    Thu Mar 4, 2021 - 01:58 pm - Duncan Smith TD As the aviation industry remains grounded, Labour transport spokesperson Duncan Smith has called on the Government to ensure any “Living with Covid” strategy includes a suite of measures to protec...
  5. Tánaiste fails to provide certainty on redundancy rights for workers on PUP

    Thu Mar 4, 2021 - 01:26 pm - Alan Kelly TD Impact of Pandemic on Jobs and Towns must be addressedConcerns about redundancy entitlements for workers on PUPQuestioning the Tánaiste at Leaders Questions today, Labour Party Leader Alan Kelly rais...
  6. Libraries a crucial part of Literacy Ireland proposal

    Thu Mar 4, 2021 - 10:40 am - Aodhán Ó Ríordáin TD Each child should receive a library membership card To encourage first trip, each child should get a Book-to-Keep from their library Opening hours should be extended to Saturday and Sunday Celeb...
  7. Club Players Association secured the future of club GAA

    Wed Mar 3, 2021 - 03:36 pm - Senator Mark Wall Labour sports spokesperson Senator Mark Wall has thanked the Club Players Association for their work progressing change in the GAA and the sports community of Ireland. Having successfully achieved its...
  8. Individuals must be held to account in Davy scandal

    Wed Mar 3, 2021 - 01:03 pm - Ged Nash TD Central Bank must clarify if it plans to fine the Davy 16.Incumbent on regulator to formally disclose findings of investigation to An Garda Siochána.Foot-dragging on new Senior Executive Accountabili...
  9. Senator Bacik Calls for Urgent Information Legislation for Adopted Persons

    Wed Mar 3, 2021 - 09:31 am - Senator Ivana Bacik Speaking today in advance of the RTÉ Investigates documentary on illegal adoptions, Labour spokesperson on Children, Disability, Equality and Integration, Senator Ivana Bacik has spoken in suppo...
  10. Return of Banking Bonuses unacceptable

    Tue Mar 2, 2021 - 04:54 pm - Ged Nash TD Clarity needed if special tax rate of 89% will apply to future pay-outs? Minister for Finance acting on behalf of bankers not the people.Return to the speculative economy of the Celtic Tiger must be o...
  11. 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 ...
  12. 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...
  13. 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...
  14. 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 ...
  15. 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...