News & Media

  1. Action on Affordable Housing Welcome but Concerns Remain

    Wed Jan 20, 2021 - 03:42 pm - Senator Rebecca Moynihan Proposals of 400 units to serve a market of approx. 326,000 renters absurdControl mechanisms must be implemented to avoid prices increasesSuite of protections required for renters Labour spokespe...
  2. Education Ministers part of the problem - Taoiseach must intervene to find solutions

    Wed Jan 20, 2021 - 01:19 pm - Aodhán Ó Ríordáin TD Return to schools for all students now in jeopardyComments from Minister Foley and Minister Madigan deeply disrespectful and unhelpfulUrgent consideration must be given to prioritising teachers, SNAs ...
  3. Intervention of Taoiseach needed to resolve School Reopening Shambles

    Tue Jan 19, 2021 - 09:21 pm - Aodhán Ó Ríordáin TD Labour spokesperson on Education, Aodhán Ó Ríordáin TD, has called on the Taoiseach to intervene to resolve the shambles that his Minister and her Department have created over the reopening of sch...
  4. 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 ...
  5. Labour Introduces Bill to Provide Free Period Products

    Tue Jan 19, 2021 - 04:47 pm - Senator Rebecca Moynihan The Period Products (Free Provisions) Bill was today introduced into the Seanad by Senator Rebecca Moynihan. If enacted, the Period Justice Bill would provide for period products to be freely availabl...
  6. Labour Party Publishes Information and Tracing Bill for Mother & Baby Home Survivors

    Tue Jan 19, 2021 - 12:00 pm - Senator Ivana Bacik Bill will provide improved access to birth information and tracing for adopted people The Labour Party today published its Adoption (Information and Tracing) Bill 2021 which will provide improved...
  7. Taoiseach must take control of the education mess

    Tue Jan 19, 2021 - 11:36 am - Aodhán Ó Ríordáin TD With less than 48 hours to go until the planned re-opening of SEN schools and classes, Labour spokesperson on Education, Aodhán Ó Ríordáin TD, has called on the Taoiseach to intervene and show lea...
  8. Arrest of Navalny shows need for Irish Magnitsky bill

    Mon Jan 18, 2021 - 05:08 pm - Brendan Howlin TD Ireland must lead on human rights abuses and use Security Council seat to make an impact.Howlin’s Proceeds of Crime (Gross Human Rights Abuses) Bill, based on the Magnitsky Bill would allow for CAB ...
  9. Transparency on status of bank bonuses and pay cap needed if AIB buys Goodbody

    Mon Jan 18, 2021 - 03:12 pm - Ged Nash TD Return to the speculative economy of the Celtic Tiger must be opposed.Labour Finance spokesperson Ged Nash has called on the Minister and the Department for Finance to be transparent on what carve out...
  10. Citizenship applications of frontline workers must be urgently fast-tracked

    Mon Jan 18, 2021 - 01:00 pm - Senator Ivana Bacik Labour spokesperson on Children, Disability, Equality and Integration, Senator Ivana Bacik, has called on the Minister for Justice to fast-track Irish citizenship for the many frontline workers who ha...
  11. 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...
  12. 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...
  13. 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 ...
  14. 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...
  15. 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...