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  1. 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...
  2. 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...
  3. 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 ...
  4. 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 ...
  5. 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 ...
  6. 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...
  7. 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...
  8. '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...
  9. 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...
  10. 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...
  11. Minister must explain why monies from Defence Budget returned to Exchequer

    Mon Feb 22, 2021 - 03:01 pm - Senator Mark Wall €56 million of the Defence budget was returned to the Exchequer between 2017 and 2020€130 million has been returned to the State from the Defence budget over the past 7 yearsLabour Senator Mark Wa...
  12. Night economy changes must not solely focus on licensing. Pay for bar and club workers must be included.

    Mon Feb 22, 2021 - 10:59 am - Senator Marie Sherlock Night-time economy must not be just seen as a hospitality business, it is about culture in our cities and towns. Workers, clubbers and communities must be included in the conversation.Late night worke...
  13. Sherlock meets Deliveroo workers, says company must respond to their demands

    Fri Feb 19, 2021 - 03:13 pm - Senator Marie Sherlock Following meetings between Labour Party Spokesperson on Employment Affairs Senator Marie Sherlock and Dublin-based Deliveroo workers, she is now is now urging both policymakers and their employer...
  14. Case for a ‘Catch-Up for Children’ scheme made by legal experts

    Fri Feb 19, 2021 - 02:23 pm - Senator Ivana Bacik Following the launch of the #ChildrensFutures campaign, organised by the Children’s Rights Alliance, Barnardos, Inclusion Ireland, the National Parents Council and As I Am, Labour Spokesperson for C...
  15. Exam fees should be waived for 2021

    Fri Feb 19, 2021 - 10:31 am - Aodhán Ó Ríordáin TD Labour education spokesperson Aodhán Ó Ríordáin has called for the Government to waive fees for this year’s Leaving Cert in light of the Covid-19 crisis. Students are traditionally asked to pay ...