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  1. Momentous EU decision to mutualise the debt means we must not go back to business as usual

    Tue May 19, 2020 - 10:44 am - Ged Nash TD Nash Welcomes Macron and Merkel’s joint proposal for the creation of an EU bond to raise €500 billion to boost the European economyLabour Party TD for Louth,Ged Nash,  has said last nigh...
  2. Co-living regulations should be rescinded during Covid-19

    Mon May 18, 2020 - 12:35 pm - Senator Rebecca Moynihan Labour Party Senator, Rebecca Moynihan, has called on the Minister for Housing, Planning and Local Government to suspend regulations for co-living spaces.This comes as a planning application has been ...
  3. Ó Ríordáin writes to Human Rights Commission over school profiling concerns

    Mon May 18, 2020 - 11:59 am - Aodhán Ó Ríordáin TD Labour Education spokesperson Aodhán Ó Ríordáin has written to the Irish Human Rights and Equality Commission on behalf of the Labour Party, calling for it to examine whether disadvantaged schools...
  4. 67 active HSA inspectors not enough - 'Cop On' is not a policy

    Mon May 18, 2020 - 10:33 am - Ged Nash TD Proactive inspection regime with more staffing neededResponding to the revelation on Today with Sarah McInerney this morning that there were only 67 active HSA inspectors in the country, and the call ...
  5. Decision not to extend free flu jab to all citizens disappointing

    Mon May 18, 2020 - 09:30 am - Alan Kelly TD Labour Party Leader and Health spokesperson, Alan Kelly TD, has said the decision by the Government to not to extend the flu vaccine to all citizens for free is disappointing.This comes as the Ministe...
  6. 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...
  7. Clear plan needed on reopening of childcare sector

    Sun May 17, 2020 - 10:42 am - Sean Sherlock TD Labour Party spokesperson on Children, Seán Sherlock TD, has called for a clear and coherent plan for the reopening of the childcare sector.It comes as the first phase of the easing of restrictions b...
  8. Re-think needed on the return of cars to Phoenix Park

    Fri May 15, 2020 - 08:09 pm - Senator Marie Sherlock With the partial re-opening of the Phoenix Park to cars on Monday 18th,  Labour Senator Marie Sherlock has said now is the time to re-think the planned full re-opening of the Park to vehicular ac...
  9. Failure to meet Rebuilding Ireland targets mean further delays to public housing & cost rental

    Fri May 15, 2020 - 01:42 pm - Senator Rebecca Moynihan Labour Party Senator, Rebecca Moynihan, has called for progress to be made on the delivery of public homes and cost-rental accommodation.Senator Moynihan said:“The targets set out by Rebuilding Irel...
  10. Audit needed into Covid-19 data reporting

    Fri May 15, 2020 - 12:45 pm - Alan Kelly TD Labour Party Leader and Health spokesperson, Alan Kelly TD, has called for an audit how Covid-19 cases are reported and collated.Deputy Kelly said:“There has been much confusion today over the late ...
  11. Senator Bacik underlines Labour commitment to the Palestinian cause

    Fri May 15, 2020 - 12:42 pm - Senator Ivana Bacik Senator Ivana Bacik has marked 15th May (Nakba Day) 2020 by underlining the Labour Party’s ongoing commitment to supporting the cause of the Palestinian people, saying:Senator Bacik said:“The...
  12. Ó Ríordáin condemns Darndale shooting

    Fri May 15, 2020 - 08:47 am - Aodhán Ó Ríordáin TD Reacting to news of last night’s shooting in Darndale, Labour TD for Dublin Bay North, Aodhán Ó Ríordáin said:“I strongly condemn last night’s shooting in Darndale.“While thankfully there ...
  13. Bacik calls for release of women’s rights activists detained for opposition to Saudi male guardianship system

    Fri May 15, 2020 - 07:23 am - Senator Ivana Bacik Labour Senator Ivana Bacik has joined others in restating her concern for women’s rights campaigners in Saudi Arabia who have been targeted and imprisoned for their activism.Senator Bacik said: ...
  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. Urgent action needed at UHL

    Thu May 14, 2020 - 06:00 pm - Cllr Conor Sheehan Limerick Labour Councillor Conor Sheehan has called on the Government to provide funding to address the funding shortfall at University Hospital Limerick. Cllr Sheehan said:“There were 42 patie...