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Vacant housing levy needed to tackle scandal of empty luxury apartments

Sun Jan 17, 2021 - 12:43 pm - Senator Rebecca Moynihan After 6 months a levy should apply to empty housing units. Speculators artificially trying to inflate rent and housing prices by keeping units off market. Referendum on housing needed to balance right...

Workers' protections paramount in safeguarding the future of Irish media

Sun Jan 17, 2021 - 12:16 pm - Senator Marie Sherlock In its submission to the Future of Media Commission, the Labour Party spokesperson Marie Sherlock has called on the Commission to prioritise decent employment conditions for those employed in the sect...

Minister could help stimulate spending by scrapping wage scheme and PUP tax bills

Sun Jan 17, 2021 - 12:00 pm - Ged Nash TD Workers who have already experienced a drop in wages and unemployment now face a double hit with TWSS and PUP tax bills.Scrapping Covid-19 related tax bills would provide vital household stimulus for ...

Mishandling of school return threatens the entire process - again

Sat Jan 16, 2021 - 01:29 pm - Aodhán Ó Ríordáin TD Schools getting email at 8pm on a Friday evening no way to do business.Safety concerns and childcare needs for SNAs and teachers must be addressed.Labour Education spokesperson Aodhán Ó Ríordáin h...

Registration fee for nurses and midwives should be waived for 2021

Sat Jan 16, 2021 - 11:23 am - Alan Kelly TD Labour Party Leader and Health spokesperson, Alan Kelly TD, has called for the registration fee for nurses and midwives to be waived for 2021.Deputy Kelly said:“Nurses and midwives have been under a...