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  1. Minister must clearly explain decision on timing of Bank of Ireland shareholding sale

    Wed Jun 23, 2021 - 01:32 pm - Ged Nash TD Unclear why sale of State share must take place nowMoney from sale must be ringfenced for home buildingLabour’s Finance spokesperson Ged Nash has said the Minister for Finance must explain in clear ...
  2. Taoiseach doesn’t rule out CPO for NMH site – leverage needed says Kelly

    Wed Jun 23, 2021 - 12:45 pm - Alan Kelly TD Acquiring entire site should be pursued in absence of engagement.Government need leverage if we are to secure ownership of NMH site.Raising the latest developments on the future of the National Matern...
  3. Women’s sport cannot be a casualty of Covid – framework to continue work of 20x20 needed

    Wed Jun 23, 2021 - 11:17 am - Senator Mark Wall Labour sports spokesperson Senator Mark Wall has called on the Minister for Sport to outline a strategy for women in sport. Bbuilding on the momentum of the 20x20 campaign to increase female participa...
  4. Review of equality legislation welcome but timelines must be more ambitious

    Tue Jun 22, 2021 - 04:23 pm - Senator Ivana Bacik Labour spokesperson on equality Senator Ivana Bacik has welcomed news that the Government will commence a review of existing equality legislation, with the aim of combatting discrimination and promoti...
  5. Survival package for aviation must come with conditionality to protect jobs

    Tue Jun 22, 2021 - 02:39 pm - Duncan Smith TD Labour transport spokesperson Duncan Smith has said any support for the aviation sector must be tied to staving of job losses. Questioning Aer Lingus’ CEO Lynn Embleton in committee today, Deputy Sm...
  6. Housing policy needs to take into account the lived experience of people highlighted in CSO survey

    Tue Jun 22, 2021 - 02:17 pm - Senator Rebecca Moynihan Housing policy must reflect the needs of single people Welcoming the publication of the CSO’s first Life at Home survey results, Labour housing spokesperson Rebecca Moynihan said that all housi...
  7. UEFA making a mistake not including rainbow colours

    Tue Jun 22, 2021 - 01:30 pm - Senator Mark Wall Labour sports spokesperson Mark Wall has said that UEFA’s decision to decline a request to illuminate the Allianz Arena in rainbow colours is wrong and should be overturned.Senator Wall said:“Spor...
  8. NMH site must be CPOed within three months if negotiations fail

    Tue Jun 22, 2021 - 11:56 am - Alan Kelly TD Kelly called for CPO of site at St Vincent’s in 2017.Labour Leader and spokesperson on Health Alan Kelly has called on Government to commit to a rigid timeline to resolving the long running saga ove...
  9. Housing and Justice strategy needed for victims of domestic abuse

    Tue Jun 22, 2021 - 09:44 am - Senator Ivana Bacik Labour Senator Ivana Bacik has called on the Government to outline its plans to protect victims of domestic abuse and ensure their access to safe accommodation. Responding to figures released from Wom...
  10. Withdrawing pandemic supports can’t be at the expense of women and younger workers

    Mon Jun 21, 2021 - 04:29 pm - Senator Marie Sherlock Speaking after the release of ESRI research on the impact of Covid-19 income supports on the Irish welfare system, Labour Party spokesperson on employment affairs Senator Marie Sherlock said that the ...
  11. A New Start For Community Care Has To Be a Post-Pandemic Priority

    Mon Jun 21, 2021 - 02:00 pm - Senator Ivana Bacik Ivana Bacik, the Labour Party candidate in the Dublin Bay South bye-election, today spoke of her vision for radical reform of community care as we emerge from the Covid-19 pandemic.Setting out a bold ...
  12. National Maternity Hospital must be in full public ownership

    Mon Jun 21, 2021 - 01:22 pm - Senator Ivana Bacik Labour Senator Ivana Bacik has called for an end to the obfuscation tactics currently employed by Government on the new National Maternity Hospital. Speaking today, Senator Bacik said that the new hos...
  13. Govt must stop fobbing off women’s healthcare issues – Rotunda needs full funding

    Mon Jun 21, 2021 - 10:35 am - Senator Marie Sherlock Labour employment spokesperson Senator Marie Sherlock said it is simply unacceptable that the Rotunda hospital did not receive the full funding it sought last year to update equipment. Praising the ca...
  14. Clarity on emergency licensing legislation needed to resolve outdoor drinking issues

    Mon Jun 21, 2021 - 09:52 am - Brendan Howlin TD Responding to reports that the alcohol licenses of pubs and restaurants do not cover the consumption of alcohol in temporary areas, Labour Justice spokesperson Brendan Howlin called on the government ...
  15. Where is Ireland’s vacant home tax?

    Sun Jun 20, 2021 - 11:02 am - Senator Rebecca Moynihan Labour housing spokesperson Rebecca Moynihan has called on the housing Minister to respond to the clear and urgent need for a vacant home tax.Senator Moynihan said:“Reports in this morning’s Busin...