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  1. 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...
  2. 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...
  3. 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 ...
  4. 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...
  5. 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...
  6. 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...
  7. 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...
  8. 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...
  9. 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...
  10. Sick pay is required in a health crisis.

    Wed Sep 23, 2020 - 11:48 am - Aodhán Ó Ríordáin TD Speaking on the Labour Party's Sick Leave and Parental Leave (Covid-19) Bill 2020 in the Dáil, Labour Business spokesperson Aodhán Ó Ríordáin said:“What greater action can the State take to pro...
  11. Programme for Government a lost opportunity to transform our country and society

    Sat Jun 27, 2020 - 10:11 am - Alan Kelly TD Speech by Labour Party Leader Alan Kelly at the sitting of Dáil Éireann in the Convention Centre to elect a new Taoiseach.Today the Labour Party will be opposing both the nominations for Taoiseach t...
  12. Guidance needed from Government on bonkers 2 hour rule

    Thu May 21, 2020 - 11:20 am - Alan Kelly TD Taoiseach, our thoughts are with the families of this who lost their lives in the last week and to all the workers out there who are our heroes.This week I want to raise three issues with you:Workers ...
  13. Speech by Labour Party leader, Alan Kelly TD, at the James Connolly Commemoration

    Sun May 17, 2020 - 11:00 am - Alan Kelly TD ‘Labour, the Party of Work’Commemoration of James ConnollyArbour Hill, Sunday 17th May 2020Check against delivery As we gather today to remember James Connolly, my thoughts are also with ever...
  14. Govt shouldn’t undervalue and under appreciate the contribution of the arts sector

    Thu May 14, 2020 - 06:05 pm - Duncan Smith TD The COVID-19 crisis has created significant challenges for the arts and cultural sector. Following a survey by the Arts Council of almost 300 arts organisations across the country, it is estimated tha...
  15. Additional supports needed for workers in tourism industry and aviation sector

    Wed May 6, 2020 - 04:11 pm - Duncan Smith TD Hospitality within Tourism sectors:I am delighted that we have a chance to discuss Tourism today. I think we all share in this house a sense of pride in our country as a beautiful, welcoming and varie...