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  1. Guidance on Vaccines for Erasmus and Exchange students needed

    Mon May 31, 2021 - 05:59 pm - Senator Annie Hoey Many students will have to travel in August and some colleges and countries have a vaccine requirement.Labour Further and Higher Education spokesperson Sen. Annie Hoey has raised concerns in the Seana...
  2. Continued pandemic supports will be needed at least until the end of the year

    Mon May 31, 2021 - 01:31 pm - Ged Nash TD Time to turn EWSS into a Short Time Work Scheme.Time spent on PUP must be reflected in future redundancy payments.Speaking in advance of the publication of the National Economic Recovery Plan, Labour ...
  3. More bins less blame – vision for community spaces required

    Mon May 31, 2021 - 12:43 pm - Ivana Bacik TD Labour Senator Ivana Bacik has called for a common sense approach to be adopted in planning for an outdoor summer, and in developing a real vision for our public spaces. At a time that communities are...
  4. Today is a positive step in the right direction

    Fri May 28, 2021 - 05:20 pm - Alan Kelly TD Focus on vaccine rollout and controlling variants essential.60-69 year olds being left behind in reopening due to AstraZeneca dosing gap.Antigen testing still not being used enough.Continued economic ...
  5. Full eviction ban must be reinstated as homelessness figures rise

    Fri May 28, 2021 - 03:36 pm - Senator Rebecca Moynihan Rise of 12 homeless families from March to 925.27 additional children now homeless meaning 2,193 children are without a home.Evictions are the primary cause of homelessness.With the homeless figures f...
  6. UNESCO data on extent to Irish school closures cause for alarm – Catch Up and July Provision Responses are lacking

    Fri May 28, 2021 - 12:26 pm - Ivana Bacik TD Labour spokesperson on children, Senator Ivana Bacik, has again urged Government to implement a €100 million ‘Catch Up for Children’ scheme to make up for lost time in the classroom, and has war...
  7. Students facing SUSI uncertainty due to PUP payments

    Fri May 28, 2021 - 11:01 am - Senator Annie Hoey Labour Spokesperson on Higher and Further Education, Senator Annie Hoey, has called for Minister Harris to rectify the unfair decision to allow the Pandemic Unemployment Payments (PUP) to be counted t...
  8. Rent freeze must be implemented immediately

    Fri May 28, 2021 - 10:34 am - Senator Rebecca Moynihan The Minister needs to intervene immediately and apply a rent freeze until there rents continue to fall, said Labour Housing spokesperson Rebecca Moynihan. The loophole in the legislation that a double...
  9. Request to NIAC on AstraZeneca gap needed from government

    Thu May 27, 2021 - 05:04 pm - Alan Kelly TD Why hasn’t Minister for Health asked NIAC yet?With a NIAC letter showing they are keeping the gap between doses of the AstraZeneca vaccine under review, Labour Party Leader Alan Kelly has called aga...
  10. Government must consider providing paid leave for victims of domestic violence

    Thu May 27, 2021 - 10:53 am - Senator Annie Hoey Welcoming NUI Galway’s move to become the first institute of higher education to launch a Domestic Abuse Leave policy, Labour Senator Annie Hoey said Government must stand to attention and consider ...
  11. NIAC should examine AstraZeneca gap between doses in light of new variants

    Tue May 25, 2021 - 02:23 pm - Alan Kelly TD 60-70 year olds will be waiting 3 months for greater protection.First dose of AstraZeneca only provides 33% protection. Speaking in the Dáil today, Labour leader Alan Kelly asked that NIAC be request...
  12. National Maternity Hospital must be free of the influence of the Church

    Tue May 25, 2021 - 01:43 pm - Ivana Bacik TD Labour Senator Ivana Bacik has urged Government to reconsider its position on the new National Maternity Hospital to ensure that governance of the hospital will not be influenced by any religious doct...
  13. Need to ensure safe access to abortion for all who need it

    Tue May 25, 2021 - 07:15 am - Ivana Bacik TD Marking the third anniversary of the repeal referendum which brought about legalisation of abortion for women in Ireland, Senator Ivana Bacik has urged Government to carry out a robust review of the l...
  14. Time has come for reproductive health care leave in the workplace

    Mon May 24, 2021 - 07:03 pm - Ivana Bacik TD Several years ago, the Irish National Teachers' Organisation (INTO) was approached by several of its members, outlining the negative impact on them due to a lack of statutory leave available for indiv...
  15. Seanad to debate Reproductive Health Leave Bill at 7:30pm Monday May 24th

    Fri May 21, 2021 - 03:04 pm - Ivana Bacik TD On Monday, May 24th at 7:30pm, the Seanad will debate Labour's Reproductive Health Leave Bill to amend the Organisation of Working Time Act. If enacted, Labour’s Bill would provide an entitlement to...