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  1. Bacik calls for protection of women's reproductive health in Northern Ireland

    Tue Jun 2, 2020 - 02:43 pm - Senator Ivana Bacik Labour Party Senator Ivana Bacik has expressed her concern that current political developments could restrict abortion access for women in Northern Ireland.Senator Bacik has said:“I echo concerns vo...
  2. Racist attitudes in Ireland must be tackled

    Tue Jun 2, 2020 - 12:07 pm - Alan Kelly TD Commenting on racial tensions continuing to unfold across the United States, Labour Party Leader, Alan Kelly TD, said the voices of black people in Ireland need to be listened to.Deputy Kelly said:“...
  3. Labour launches 2020 Richard O’Carroll Empowerment Bursary

    Mon Jun 1, 2020 - 11:24 am - Aodhán Ó Ríordáin TD Launching the Labour Party’s ‘Richard O’Carroll Empowerment Bursary’, Labour’s Education spokesperson, Aodhán Ó Ríordáin, has invited students to apply for the bursary for the upcoming 2...
  4. Future status of Temporary Wage Subsidy Childcare Scheme for Early Years Sector unclear

    Sun May 31, 2020 - 08:25 am - Sean Sherlock TD - Still too many questions before parents, workers and providers have confidence to reopen on the 29th June.Labour Deputy Seán Sherlock has called on the government to clarify whether ...
  5. Schools need commitment that they will be resourced properly when reopening

    Sat May 30, 2020 - 12:33 pm - Aodhán Ó Ríordáin TD Labour Party Education spokesperson, Aodhán Ó Ríordáin, has called for the Government to commit to financing the resources needed to enable schools to return safely.This comes as the Minister for ...
  6. Government need to get their act together on school reopenings

    Fri May 29, 2020 - 08:48 am - Aodhán Ó Ríordáin TD - Certainty needed on teacher numbers - Delayed reopening will have huge impact on disadvantaged studentsThe ongoing uncertainty and speculation from Government about school reopenings is unacceptable...
  7. Political leadership needed on reopening of schools

    Thu May 28, 2020 - 04:45 pm - Senator Rebecca Moynihan Labour Party Senator, Rebecca Moynihan, has said that the Minister for Education must guarantee that schools will reopen in September.Senator Moynihan said:“The Minister for Education confirmed this...
  8. Nash Calls for a New Deal for a New Generation

    Thu May 28, 2020 - 04:42 pm - Ged Nash TD Speaking as the Dail passed an increased budget for the Department of Social Protection Ged Nash TD said the crisis must be used to deliver a new deal for the generation affected by the economic impac...
  9. State intervention for the aviation industry must be considered

    Thu May 28, 2020 - 02:16 pm - Duncan Smith TD Labour TD for Dublin Fingal, Duncan Smith has called on the Government to urgently bring forward a plan to rebuild the Irish aviation sector.Deputy Smith said:“We all know that there is a significan...
  10. No excuse now for inaction on discrimination of women workers

    Thu May 28, 2020 - 01:38 pm - Senator Marie Sherlock Labour Party Senator, Marie Sherlock, has said there is no excuse for Government inaction on addressing issues around the Temporary Wage Subsidy Scheme for women returning from maternity leave.This co...
  11. Covid-19 costing Local Councils €100m a month – more funding will be needed

    Wed May 27, 2020 - 04:57 pm - Brendan Howlin TD Speaking in the Dáil on local government funding, Labour TD for Wexford Brendan Howlin raised his concerns with the Minister on the impact Covid-19 is having on local councils across the country, est...
  12. Over €2bn extra for Jobseekers but nothing more for €350 Covid-19 PUP beyond 9th June

    Wed May 27, 2020 - 02:15 pm - Ged Nash TD Dept of Business figures that say 38% earned less than €300 and so get more on €350 PUP are based on 2018 dataCertainty needed now on future of €350 payment after 9th June.Following an analysis ...
  13. Bacik calls for inclusion of Occupied Territories Bill in Programme for Govt

    Wed May 27, 2020 - 01:11 pm - Senator Ivana Bacik Labour Senator Ivana Bacik has called on parties currently engaged in government formation talks to ensure that the passage of the Occupied Territories Bill (2018) is included...
  14. Question over Pension age after welfare estimates published

    Wed May 27, 2020 - 11:14 am - Ged Nash TD The revised estimate for the Department of Employment Affairs and Social Protection was published today, and Labour’s Ged Nash said the budget figures raise questions over whether the pension age in...
  15. 'No Going Back' a Manifesto for Recovery

    Wed May 27, 2020 - 07:30 am - Alan Kelly TD Labour Party leader Alan Kelly has this morning endorsed the radical report 'No Going Back' from the Irish Congress of Trade Unions, describing it as 'the recovery plan Ireland needs to support worker...