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  1. Hard work deserves reward – need for new public holidays

    Mon Sep 27, 2021 - 11:36 am - Senator Marie Sherlock Reiterating Labour’s call for the introduction of two new public holidays, employment spokesperson Marie Sherlock said it would be a no brainer for workers, families and the economy. Highlighting th...
  2. Chronic lack of supply in residential property market

    Mon Sep 27, 2021 - 10:42 am - Senator Rebecca Moynihan Labour housing spokesperson Rebecca Moynihan said that the chronic lack of supply in the residential property market needs to be addressed by radical vacant homes tax.Reiterating her call for a vacant...
  3. Eviction ban needed to halt rise in family homelessness

    Fri Sep 24, 2021 - 03:11 pm - Senator Rebecca Moynihan Number of families and children without a home rose again in AugustAnother 23 families and now 2,189 children homelessMinister must act swiftly on Labour’s renters’ rights billUrgent action is nee...
  4. Legislation providing for access to abortion services is not enough

    Fri Sep 24, 2021 - 09:00 am - Ivana Bacik TD Information campaign needed on access to abortionExclusion Zones legislation urgently requiredWhy are women still travelling?In advance of the March for Choice this weekend, Labour TD Ivana Bacik has ...
  5. Legacy of Mervyn Taylor transformative for women and minorities.

    Thu Sep 23, 2021 - 08:38 pm - The Labour Party Commenting after the death of Mervyn Taylor, former Labour Party Chairperson, Dublin County Councillor, Dublin South West TD and Minister for Equality and Law Reform, four sections of the Labour Party...
  6. Statement by Alan Kelly TD on the death of Mervyn Taylor

    Thu Sep 23, 2021 - 11:30 am - Alan Kelly TD Labour Party Leader Alan Kelly has extended his sympathy to the family and friends of former Labour Party TD and Minister, Mervyn Taylor who has passed away, and paid tribute to his radical and reform...
  7. We must support the scientists who have protected us during the pandemic

    Thu Sep 23, 2021 - 10:10 am - Duncan Smith TD Labour health spokesperson has given his support to the Medical Laboratory Scientists Association’s move to ballot for better pay. Highlighting the essential role medical scientists play in Covid te...
  8. Nationwide student accommodation crisis symptom of lack of housing strategy

    Thu Sep 23, 2021 - 09:15 am - Senator Rebecca Moynihan Need for student cost-rental accommodationLabour Bill would ban change of usesTime has come to cap rents in PBSALabour housing spokesperson has said the student accommodation crisis is another symptom...
  9. Complacency reigns in the Department of Education

    Wed Sep 22, 2021 - 04:59 pm - Aodhán Ó Ríordáin TD Labour education spokesperson Aodhán Ó Ríordáin has said that while the move to change the contact tracing process in schools is welcome, it is far too late. Despite assurances from the Minister d...
  10. MetroLink vital for North Dublin City communities

    Wed Sep 22, 2021 - 03:03 pm - Senator Marie Sherlock Delays will affect communities in North Inner City, Cabra, Glasnevin, Drumcondra and PhibsboroughNorth Dublin City communities bear brunt of congestion and air quality problemsSenator Marie Sherlock h...
  11. Frontline workers must be recognised for their role in protecting nation

    Wed Sep 22, 2021 - 11:52 am - Duncan Smith TD Labour health spokesperson Duncan Smith has urged the HSE to immediately begin talks in good faith following a Labour Court recommendation on Covid compensation. Backing union calls for justice for fr...
  12. Where does the buck stop with Slaintecare?

    Wed Sep 22, 2021 - 09:36 am - Duncan Smith TD Advisory Council’s term must be extendedMinister and HSE must respond to roadblocks highlighted by former ChairLabour health spokesperson Duncan Smith said the Minister and HSE must immediately exte...
  13. Key questions still remain on welcome Special Redundancy payment

    Tue Sep 21, 2021 - 07:08 pm - Senator Marie Sherlock Concerns for young workers and whether they’ll be discriminated against on age grounds and get less than €1860 special redundancy payment. Concern for workers who opted to move off PUP onto Back ...
  14. Labour Bill aims to tackle the rent crisis

    Tue Sep 21, 2021 - 02:43 pm - Ivana Bacik TD In advance of tomorrow’s Dáil debate on the Labour Renters’ Rights Bill, Labour TD for Dublin Bay South Ivana Bacik has said that it is time for the government to address the power imbalance in t...
  15. Gambling industry needs to recognise harm caused by ads

    Tue Sep 21, 2021 - 12:22 pm - Senator Mark Wall Labour Bill would ban all advertising of gambling in IrelandExperts report increase in gambling disorder referrals since Covid lockdownHighlighting comments made by a former Paddy Power executive on R...