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  1. NIAC decision on AstraZeneca vaccine raises questions for rollout

    Mon Apr 12, 2021 - 04:37 pm - Alan Kelly TD Concrete plan needed to ensure 80% target of first dose by end of June is met.Is Ireland following NIAC or EMA advice on vaccines?Responding to the news that the AstraZeneca vaccine would be restricte...
  2. Insurance industry must be pressed to lower costs for loyal customers immediately

    Mon Apr 12, 2021 - 11:48 am - Ged Nash TD Labour spokesperson on Finance Ged Nash has welcomed news that motor insurance costs are likely to come down after a landmark move to approve guidelines that will lead to a cut in personal injury awar...
  3. Sherlock receives confirmation of services at Mallow General Hospital

    Sat Apr 10, 2021 - 10:45 am - Seán Sherlock TD Mallow based TD for Cork East, Labour's Sean Sherlock has received assurances from the CEO of the South / South West Hospital Group that services will continue as normal at the Medical Assessment Unit...
  4. Funding to Dental Treatment Services Scheme must be restored to pre-crash levels

    Fri Apr 9, 2021 - 10:26 am - Senator Annie Hoey Following representations of the Irish Dental Association to the Health Committee yesterday, Senator Hoey called on Government to widen access to dental care by restoring the Dental Treatment Benefit ...
  5. Welcome move by Minister Rabbitte on pausing roll out of the HSE’s Disability service reconfiguration

    Thu Apr 8, 2021 - 06:13 pm - Senator Marie Sherlock Good news for Holy Family School for the Deaf Cabra, Carmona in Glenageary, St Columba's in Cork and Rosedale, GalwaySenator Marie Sherlock this evening welcomed the announcement by Minister for Disab...
  6. HSE must reverse closure of Mallow Medical Assessment Unit

    Thu Apr 8, 2021 - 03:26 pm - Seán Sherlock TD Mallow based Labour Party TD Seán Sherlock has called on the HSE and the Fianna Fáil Minister for Health to reverse the decision to close the Medical Assessment Unit at Mallow General Hospital for o...
  7. Statement on Belfast violence

    Thu Apr 8, 2021 - 09:57 am - Brendan Howlin TD Responding to the violence in Belfast, Labour Party Northern Ireland spokesperson Brendan Howlin said genuine grievances impacting Unionists must be addressed but called on leaders to calm tensions an...
  8. ‘Solidarity’ tax the first step on the road to recovery

    Wed Apr 7, 2021 - 02:52 pm - Ged Nash TD Responding to the IMF proposal that high earners and companies that prospered throughout the pandemic should pay additional tax, Labour finance spokesperson Ged Nash has called on Government to consid...
  9. Phoenix Park at risk of compulsory purchase under Government Bill

    Fri Apr 2, 2021 - 09:47 am - Senator Rebecca Moynihan Labour Housing, Local Government and Heritage spokesperson Senator Rebecca Moynihan has called on the Minister for Housing to confirm that no national park, heritage site or the Phoenix Park will be a...
  10. NPHET must include vaccination rollout in modelling

    Thu Apr 1, 2021 - 12:06 pm - Alan Kelly TD Labour Party Leader, Alan Kelly TD, has raised questions about why full vaccination rollout is not included in NPHET’s latest modelling.This comes as NPHET’s latest modelling projects that a moder...
  11. Right to Disconnect still needed in law as Code of Practice is guidance

    Thu Apr 1, 2021 - 11:48 am - Senator Marie Sherlock Code of Practice doesn’t provide a legal right to disconnect, just guidanceLabour Bill would enshrine legal right to switch off following best practice in other EU StatesWorking from Home (Covid-19)...
  12. Need to stem scourge of littering now

    Wed Mar 31, 2021 - 01:48 pm - Senator Mark Wall With pictures flooding social media that the good weather has led to a dramatic increase in littering, Labour Senator Mark Wall has highlighted the urgent need to progress the Labour Local Government ...
  13. Government Should Consult Labour Bill When Drafting Amendments to Pay Gap Legislation

    Wed Mar 31, 2021 - 10:49 am - Senator Ivana Bacik The Labour Party’s Equality Spokesperson, Senator Ivana Bacik has welcomed an announcement from the Minister for Children, Disability, Equality & Integration that he will bring forward amendment...
  14. Clarity needed on eviction ban and arbitrary 5km rule

    Tue Mar 30, 2021 - 05:47 pm - Senator Rebecca Moynihan Responding to the Government’s updated Covid response, Labour housing spokesperson Senator Rebecca Moynihan called for urgent clarity on the eviction ban currently in place to protect renters. Senat...
  15. Greater clarity still needed on vaccination programme

    Tue Mar 30, 2021 - 05:43 pm - Alan Kelly TD Responding to the announcement tonight from the Taoiseach, Labour Party Leader Alan Kelly said that with a path forward announced on the lifting of restrictions, it is vital that the government provid...