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  1. Urgent action needed to protect workers at meat factories

    Thu Aug 6, 2020 - 08:36 pm - Duncan Smith TD -Minister must establish a working groupUrgent action including the established of a working group to investigate the industry needs to be taken to protect workers at meat factories according to Dunca...
  2. O’Malley Report recommendations must now be implemented

    Thu Aug 6, 2020 - 01:04 pm - Senator Ivana Bacik Labour Senator and Party spokesperson on Children, Disability Equality & Integration Ivana Bacik has welcomed the publication of the review of the investigation and prosecution of sexual offences ...
  3. Minister needs to suspend co-living guidelines now

    Thu Aug 6, 2020 - 11:50 am - Senator Rebecca Moynihan The Minister for Housing needs to suspend the co-living guidelines while his department are conducting their review according to Labour Housing Spokesperson, Senator Rebecca Moynihan.Moynihan was spea...
  4. Minister for Health needs to get to grips with non-Covid healthcare crisis

    Thu Aug 6, 2020 - 10:42 am - Alan Kelly TD The Minister for Health needs to get to grips with the crisis in non-Covid healthcare according to Labour Leader and Health Spokesperson, Alan Kelly.Deputy Kelly was speaking after a Department of Hea...
  5. Urgent targeted response required for vulnerable populations

    Wed Aug 5, 2020 - 05:52 pm - Senator Ivana Bacik An urgent targeted response is required for vulnerable populations, according to Labour Spokesperson on Equality and Integration, Senator Ivana Bacik.Senator Bacik was speaking after the publication o...
  6. Increase in discretionary funding for social housing projects welcome

    Wed Aug 5, 2020 - 01:30 pm - Senator Rebecca Moynihan - Department needs to look at approval processThe increase in discretionary funding for social housing projects from €2m to €6m has been welcomed by Labour Housing Spokesperson, Senator Rebecca Mo...
  7. Government must reign in Bank of Ireland over redundancy plans

    Wed Aug 5, 2020 - 12:46 pm - Ged Nash TD The Government must immediately rein in Bank of Ireland management according to Labour Finance Spokesperson Ged Nash who was speaking after the announcement that the bank plans to slash 1,400 jobs ove...
  8. Changes to green list do not address travel concerns

    Tue Aug 4, 2020 - 08:51 pm - Duncan Smith TD The Government still hasn't adequately addressed concerns with foreign travel according to Labour Transport Spokesperson Duncan Smith who was speaking after the Government removed five countries from ...
  9. Cabinet needs to deal with PUP discrimation against self-employed

    Tue Aug 4, 2020 - 02:21 pm - Aodhán Ó Ríordáin TD The Cabinet needs to deal today with the PUP oversight whereby potentially thousands of workers have had their PUP cut from the higher rate of €350 to €203 a week, on foot of an anomaly that does ...
  10. Incredible that no handover meeting took place between Donnelly and Harris

    Tue Aug 4, 2020 - 02:06 pm - Alan Kelly TD Labour Leader Alan Kelly has said that it is incredible that no handover meeting took place between Minister Stephen Donnelly and his predecessor Simon Harris considering the Covid-19 crisis.Deputy Ke...
  11. Statement on the death of John Hume

    Mon Aug 3, 2020 - 10:52 am - Alan Kelly TD Commenting after the death of John Hume, Labour Leader Alan Kelly said:“John Hume was an extraordinary man, a true Irish patriot and hero.“He dedicated his life to the pursuit of peace and reconci...
  12. Enhanced testing at airports welcome but remit should be wider than random

    Sun Aug 2, 2020 - 05:30 pm - Duncan Smith TD The Governments decision to put in a place an enhanced testing regime and begin random Covid-19 testing at airports has been welcomed by Labour’s Transport Spokesperson Duncan Smith who said that th...
  13. Ministers failure to acknowledge PUP foul up is a slap in the face for the self employed

    Fri Jul 31, 2020 - 06:05 pm - Aodhán Ó Ríordáin TD The Minister for Social Protections failure to acknowledge the foul up with the Pandemic Unemployment Payment is a slap in the face for the self-employed people affected by the anomaly according to La...
  14. Drop in homelessness shows eviction ban is working

    Fri Jul 31, 2020 - 03:02 pm - Senator Rebecca Moynihan The drop in the numbers presenting homeless shows the eviction ban and rent freeze introduced by the Government in March have worked according to Labour Housing Spokesperson, Senator Rebecca Moynihan....
  15. Government must step in to guarantee Aer Lingus jobs and routes in Cork and Shannon

    Fri Jul 31, 2020 - 02:39 pm - Duncan Smith TD The Government must step in to guarantee Aer Lingus jobs and routes in Cork and Shannon according to Labour Transport Spokesperson Duncan Smith.Deputy Smith was speaking after it was revealed that Aer...