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  1. We must tackle isolation and identify and support pockets of deprivation and need

    Fri May 21, 2021 - 02:10 pm - Senator Mark Wall Speaking at the Oireachtas committee on Social Protection and Community, Labour Senator Mark Wall called on the Government to learn from the great work of volunteer groups during Covid and build a nat...
  2. Oireachtas must seize the opportunity to pass Reproductive Health Related Leave Bill – Bacik Launches #SupportNotSilence Email Campaign

    Thu May 20, 2021 - 10:19 am - Ivana Bacik TD Debate on Reproductive Health Related Leave Bill to take place on Monday, 24th May at 19.30pm.Template text for an email to Senators is available at www.labour.ie/reproductiveleaveSpeaking in advance ...
  3. Compassionate approach required for fertility in the workplace

    Wed May 19, 2021 - 02:52 pm - Ivana Bacik TD Labour Senator Ivana Bacik will host an Instagram Live at 8pm this evening to highlight the need for paid leave for women who experience early miscarriage, and for employees receiving accessing reprod...
  4. Extraordinary foot dragging by insurance companies on premium reduction cuts

    Wed May 19, 2021 - 02:37 pm - Senator Marie Sherlock Minister Fleming needs to enact legislation to prevent companies profiting from state supports by reducing business interruption payouts Speaking after a public hearing of Joint Oireachtas Commit...
  5. Plan B Must be Prepared to Protect Injection Centre Policy

    Wed May 19, 2021 - 01:29 pm - Aodhán Ó Ríordáin TD In advance of a decision on planning permission for a pilot safe injection centre in Dublin, Labour TD Aodhán Ó Ríordáin said Government must be prepared for all outcomes and have a robust Plan B ...
  6. Community employment schemes must be extended

    Wed May 19, 2021 - 12:30 pm - Seán Sherlock TD Labour spokesperson on Social Protection, Community and Rural Development Seán Sherlock has called on the Minister to extend current community employment scheme beyond the current end date of July.Re...
  7. Zero change from Government on housing crisis

    Tue May 18, 2021 - 08:15 pm - Senator Rebecca Moynihan Government putting window dressing on investor funds continuing to buy up housingPlanning guidelines for owner-occupied housing will be at the discretion of the planning authority between 0 and 50%No ...
  8. Stamp Duty Measures don’t go far enough

    Tue May 18, 2021 - 07:33 pm - Ged Nash TD Why not increase to 15% and hit them where it hurts?Apartments will now be targeted by investment funds.Explanation needed on unusual three month transition period for execution of contracts.Labour Pa...
  9. Government has abandoned City Living - Build to Rent must contain owner-occupier provisions

    Tue May 18, 2021 - 05:47 pm - Senator Rebecca Moynihan Labour housing spokesperson Rebecca Moynihan has hit out at the Government response to so-called cuckoo funds buying up whole developments saying that it is anti-city living. Senator Moynihan sai...
  10. Government must direct funding to airlines to stave off job losses

    Tue May 18, 2021 - 05:38 pm - Duncan Smith TD Labour transport spokesperson Duncan Smith said the Government must act now to stave off further job losses in the aviation sector. There are 324 families who don't want tweets from the Government par...
  11. Affordable Housing Bill incentivises investors rather than taking a State led approach

    Tue May 18, 2021 - 12:06 pm - Senator Rebecca Moynihan Speaking on the Affordable Housing Bill, Labour housing spokesperson Senator Rebecca Moynihan said that Minister O’Brien now has the opportunity to institute a fundamental change in how we approach ...
  12. Workers should be given time off for vaccination

    Tue May 18, 2021 - 12:00 pm - Aodhán Ó Ríordáin TD Labour enterprise spokesperson Aodhán Ó Ríordáin has called on businesses to provide paid time off for workers to get vaccinated. As well as an opportunity to encourage vaccine uptake, Deputy Ó R...
  13. Sherlock calls for Driver Theory Test reclassifications

    Tue May 18, 2021 - 11:24 am - Seán Sherlock TD Minister must do better for Theory Test applicants and move online.Labour Spokesperson on Rural and Community Affairs Seán Sherlock TD has called on Minister for Transport Eamon Ryan to do better for...
  14. Speech by Ivana Bacik at Dublin Bay South selection convention

    Mon May 17, 2021 - 07:33 pm - Ivana Bacik TD Check Against Delivery - Embargoed to 8.30pmComrades and FriendsIt is an honour to have been selected as your candidate – our candidate – to contest the forthcoming bye-election here in Dublin Bay...
  15. Vacant Home Tax tool in the armoury to tackle housing crisis

    Mon May 17, 2021 - 09:57 am - Senator Rebecca Moynihan Labour housing spokesperson Rebecca Moynihan has urged the Government to consider a Vacant Home Tax to bring empty housing stock into use for those who need it.People are rightly outraged at the degre...