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  1. Concerns of student nurses must be taken seriously by Government

    Thu Feb 18, 2021 - 04:16 pm - Senator Annie Hoey In advance of debating the Labour Party Student Nurses (Pay) Bill to end the exploitation of student nurses and midwives, Senator Annie Hoey has called for Government to take action and pay our studen...
  2. New Zealand’s Period Justice is Ireland’s Opportunity

    Thu Feb 18, 2021 - 12:51 pm - Senator Rebecca Moynihan Labour Senator Rebecca Moynihan has praised the work of Labour comrade Jacinda Arden for providing free period products in every school in New Zealand. Reacting to the news, Senator Moynihan highlight...
  3. Potential Ulster Bank exit must be tackled by Minister for Finance

    Thu Feb 18, 2021 - 09:14 am - Ged Nash TD 2,800 jobs at risk and loss of competition will cost customers Minister should use role to help reshape banking market Potential for a real third force in banking must be considered.Deputy N...
  4. Clarity on Choice for Class of 2021 Welcome

    Wed Feb 17, 2021 - 06:41 pm - Aodhán Ó Ríordáin TD Congratulations must be extended to the students and ISSU on their campaign for choiceSchool profiling must be ruled out nowEducation spokesperson Aodhán Ó Ríordáin has cautiously welcomed the new...
  5. Labour Launches Bill to Beat Gambling Advertising

    Wed Feb 17, 2021 - 11:30 am - Senator Mark Wall Bill would ban all advertising of gambling in IrelandExperts report increase in gambling disorder referrals since Covid lockdownPublic consultation launched to tackle scourge of gamblingThe Labour Par...
  6. Rethink on affordable housing needed

    Wed Feb 17, 2021 - 08:18 am - Senator Rebecca Moynihan State policy must act to lower prices, not drive housing costs Policies must be targeted at those who need it most Greater Scaling Up of Cost Rental NeededSpeaking after scrutiny of the Affordable Hou...
  7. Labour Senators Concerned at Lack of Progress on Issue of Councillors’ Pay

    Tue Feb 16, 2021 - 04:35 pm - The Labour Party Labour Party Senators have branded the lack of progress made on tackling the issue of Councillor’s pay as “deeply frustrating”. Despite a commitment in the Programme for Government, proposals on...
  8. Minister must resolve driving licence delays

    Tue Feb 16, 2021 - 04:16 pm - Duncan Smith TD Labour transport spokesperson Duncan Smith TD has called on the Government to urgently address the situation that has arisen for drivers attempting to renew their licence and new drivers applying for ...
  9. Covid-19 cannot be used as cover for Bank of Ireland branch closures

    Tue Feb 16, 2021 - 03:35 pm - Ged Nash TD Bank of Ireland must honour written agreements with union on their branch networkCentral Bank should send strong signal to banks who are considering branch closuresMinister for Finance must leverage p...
  10. Report highlights urgent need for sick pay for all

    Tue Feb 16, 2021 - 12:54 pm - Senator Marie Sherlock Labour spokesperson on employment affairs Senator Marie Sherlock has praised the report issued by the Irish Cancer Society and the ESRI on returning to work following a cancer diagnosis. Highlighting ...
  11. Failure to pay student nurses and midwvies shameful - Labour Bill introduced in Seanad today

    Mon Feb 15, 2021 - 02:14 pm - Senator Annie Hoey Labour Bill to pay student nurses and midwives to be debated this coming Friday in the Seanad.Labour Senator and Spokesperson for Higher and Further Education, Annie Hoey, has today secured the introd...
  12. Consultation on Defence Forces Once in a Generation Opportunity

    Fri Feb 12, 2021 - 03:13 pm - Senator Mark Wall Labour spokesperson on defence Senator Mark Wall has urged all members of the Defence Forces to partake in a consultation set up by the Defence Forces Commission to have their voices heard. The Commis...
  13. ‘Catch-Up for Children’ scheme needed now

    Thu Feb 11, 2021 - 11:01 am - Senator Ivana Bacik A €100m ‘Catch-Up for Children’ scheme is needed to make up for lost school days and related activities.There must be an assessment of the damage caused by school closures in 2020 and 2021.Suppo...
  14. Radical Action Needed to Prevent Another Decade of Mortgage Rip-Offs

    Wed Feb 10, 2021 - 03:59 pm - Ged Nash TD Central Bank figures show that interest rate rip-off for households and businesses continues unabatedCaps on mortgage interest rates now requiredPublic and community banking model needed to kick-start...
  15. Living with Covid has failed and a new strategy is needed

    Wed Feb 10, 2021 - 03:08 pm - Alan Kelly TD Speech by Labour Party Leader Alan Kelly on the Labour Party motion calling for an Aggressive Suppression Strategy for Covid-19Today, the Labour Party is bringing forward an extremely important motion...