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  1. Time to force land hoarders and speculators to start building housing - implement the Kenny Report

    Wed Jun 16, 2021 - 12:34 pm - Alan Kelly TD Speech by Labour Party Leader Alan Kelly on the Acquisition of Development Land (Assessment of Compensation) Bill 2021 which would implement provisions from the Kenny Report. More than 50 years ago, i...
  2. Time has come for reproductive health care leave in the workplace

    Mon May 24, 2021 - 07:03 pm - Senator Ivana Bacik Several years ago, the Irish National Teachers' Organisation (INTO) was approached by several of its members, outlining the negative impact on them due to a lack of statutory leave available for indiv...
  3. Speech by Ivana Bacik at Dublin Bay South selection convention

    Mon May 17, 2021 - 07:33 pm - Senator Ivana Bacik Check Against Delivery - Embargoed to 8.30pmComrades and FriendsIt is an honour to have been selected as your candidate – our candidate – to contest the forthcoming bye-election here in Dublin Bay...
  4. The social contract should be a given in Ireland, but it is not

    Sun May 16, 2021 - 10:34 am - Alan Kelly TD Speech by Labour Party Leader Alan Kelly TD at the Annual James Connolly Commemoration where he addressed the housing crisis, the impact of Covid-19 on young people and the need for a new social contr...
  5. Time for a new social contract focused on Labour policies

    Sat May 1, 2021 - 10:46 am - Alan Kelly TD Ireland becoming no country for young people.Too many people are just about getting by or struggling. Time for a new social contract focused on Labour policies.Marking May Day, International Day of th...
  6. We need a National Autism Empowerment Strategy to correct the mistakes of this state and to embed here the international best practice of others

    Thu Apr 29, 2021 - 05:13 pm - Aodhán Ó Ríordáin TD Notes,Notes were being taken.When a family who are adjusting to the realisation of a challenging diagnosis come into contact with the services of the state, they should assume a culture of partnership...
  7. EU must be accountable on vaccine failures

    Wed Mar 24, 2021 - 07:09 pm - Brendan Howlin TD Contribution by Brendan Howlin TD during Dáil statements on the European Council meeting summit and vaccine supply."I have noticed the European Commission has, most unusually for that institution, be...
  8. Living with Covid has failed and a new strategy is needed

    Wed Feb 10, 2021 - 03:08 pm - Alan Kelly TD Speech by Labour Party Leader Alan Kelly on the Labour Party motion calling for an Aggressive Suppression Strategy for Covid-19Today, the Labour Party is bringing forward an extremely important motion...
  9. Closing a dark chapter is no use unless we also turn over a new leaf

    Tue Jan 19, 2021 - 05:00 pm - Senator Ivana Bacik Statement in Seanad Éireann by Labour Party spokesperson for Children, Disability, Equality & Integration, Senator Ivana Bacik,  on the Report of the Commission of Investigation into Mother ...
  10. Confronting the hidden shame of our nation - now the voices of survivors must be listened to

    Wed Jan 13, 2021 - 06:03 pm - Alan Kelly TD Statement in Dáil Éireann by Labour Party Leader Alan Kelly on the Report of the Commission of Investigation into Mother and Baby HomesBefore I start my contribution, I just want to put on the recor...
  11. What is undermining the credibility of government is the maintenance of the unbelievable

    Thu Nov 26, 2020 - 03:26 pm - Brendan Howlin TD Statement by Brendan Howlin on Judicial Appointments Process in advance of Questions to the Minister for Justice.Thank you Ceann Comhairle and can I say that I very warmly welcome todays exercise in p...
  12. Labour Bill will protect people working from home

    Wed Nov 18, 2020 - 09:45 am - Alan Kelly TD Speech by Labour Party Leader Alan Kelly on Second Stage Working from Home (Covid-19) Bill 2020 Check Against Delivery 12 November 2020Thank You Ceann Comhairle,Sometimes Governments, and in...
  13. Enormous amounts borrowed in Budget 2021 to change very little

    Wed Oct 14, 2020 - 01:55 pm - Alan Kelly TD Speech by Labour Party Leader Alan Kelly on Budget 2021.Yesterday was a historic occasion. It was the first time a Budget was announced outside of Leinster House, it was the largest Budget in the hist...
  14. A two tier health system in a two tier economy - time for a New Social Contract

    Tue Oct 13, 2020 - 02:37 pm - Ged Nash TD Speech by Ged Nash TD, Labour Finance spokesperson on Budget 2021. Check against deliveryWe have known deadly disease on our island before.In the 1800’s the Great Hunger saw millions emigrate or die...
  15. We are ready to have this conversation as a country

    Thu Oct 1, 2020 - 06:31 pm - Alan Kelly TD Speech by Labour Party Leader Alan Kelly on the Dying with Dignity Bill at Second Stage , 1st October 2020As Leader of the Labour Party and our spokesperson on Health, I want to add mine and my Party...