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  1. Teachers role in Leaving Cert and school reopening needs to be acknowledged and two-tier pay ended

    Mon Sep 14, 2020 - 01:01 pm - Aodhán Ó Ríordáin TD Pay inequality needs to be addressed in Budget 2021The role played by teachers in reopening schools and as part of the Leaving Cert calculated grades process needs to be acknowledged and the two-tier ...
  2. Urgent rescue package needed for taxi industry

    Sat Sep 12, 2020 - 03:59 pm - Duncan Smith TD Labour Party Spokesperson on Transport, Duncan Smith TD has called on the Minister for Transport to deliver an urgent package of measures to rescue the taxi industry and ensure taxi drivers are able t...
  3. Government face a choice as to whether they want to act – warm words will not deliver for the Debenhams workers

    Sat Sep 12, 2020 - 11:34 am - Senator Marie Sherlock The Government now face a choice as to whether they want to act on detailed proposals submitted by ICTU in order to resolve the Debenhams dispute according to Labour Spokesperson on Employment, Senato...
  4. Will spectators be allowed at matches as part of Government plan for living with Covid

    Sat Sep 12, 2020 - 09:44 am - Senator Mark Wall Clarity is needed on whether a limited number of spectators will be allowed attend matches again as part of the Government’s medium-term plan for living with Covid-19 according to Labour Spokesperso...
  5. Bill to tackle Online Harassment must become law

    Fri Sep 11, 2020 - 01:50 pm - Brendan Howlin TD Petition to be handed into Dáil next week, Wednesday 16th at 11am.Labour to restore Harassment Bill to the Dáil order paper next week.Government must move quickly to bring forward amendments and mak...
  6. Nash Slams Rising Interest Rates for Mortgages and Business

    Fri Sep 11, 2020 - 12:34 pm - Ged Nash TD Responding to the release of retail interest rates for July by the Central Bank, the Labour Spokesperson for Finance Ged Nash has slammed the continuing rise in interest rates on l...
  7. Citizens’ Assembly on drugs must be a priority for the new Government

    Thu Sep 10, 2020 - 05:50 pm - Aodhán Ó Ríordáin TD Taoiseach needs to prioritise thisMulvey Commission needed for Northside and DroghedaA Citizens’ Assembly on drugs must be a priority according to Labour T.D Aodhán Ó Ríordáin.Deputy Ó Ríordá...
  8. Roadmap for living with Covid needs to be elderly proofed

    Thu Sep 10, 2020 - 02:52 pm - Alan Kelly TD The roadmap for living with Covid due to be published on Tuesday needs to be elderly proofed according to Labour Leader Alan Kelly.Deputy Kelly said: “We need to look after our elderly as we head in...
  9. Duplicity of Boris Johnson exposed by UK decision to introduce legislation overriding part of the Withdrawal Agreement

    Thu Sep 10, 2020 - 02:24 pm - Brendan Howlin TD The UK Government’s decision to introduce legislation overriding parts of the EU-UK Withdrawal Agreement has exposed the duplicity of Boris Johnson according to Labour Brexit Spokesperson Brendan Ho...
  10. Decision to stop meat factory testing beggars belief

    Wed Sep 9, 2020 - 09:26 pm - Seán Sherlock TD Urgent explanation needed from governmentExtra capacity needed to be put in place ASAPNeither Minister for Agriculture or Health flagged this todayLabour Agriculture spokesperson Seán Sherlock has sa...
  11. Student nurses at breaking point – they need to be paid for placement

    Wed Sep 9, 2020 - 05:42 pm - Senator Annie Hoey Labour Spokesperson on Further & Higher Education, Senator Annie Hoey, has written to Minister Harris and Minister Donnelly to request that student nurses are paid for their supernumerary placemen...
  12. Central Bank probe into Insurance Industry must be speeded up

    Wed Sep 9, 2020 - 12:38 pm - Ged Nash TD Initial findings of Central Bank investigation into insurance industry deeply troubling.Central Bank must clarify if all insurance firms are fully cooperating with their investigation.Central Bank fin...
  13. New approach needed for air travel – current system unsustainable

    Wed Sep 9, 2020 - 11:04 am - Duncan Smith TD ▪️Need to balance public health advice with NPHET’s assertion that we will have to live with the virus ▪️Will lead to thousands of job lossesSpeaking after the news that Ryanair are consider...
  14. Plan needed to tackle class sizes in primary schools

    Wed Sep 9, 2020 - 09:13 am - Aodhán Ó Ríordáin TD With the OECD ‘Education at a glance’ report highlighting the importance of smaller class sizes for social distancing, Labour Education spokesperson Aodhán Ó Ríordáin said the government must ...
  15. Residents and staff at Sisters of Charity Facilities deserve fair treatment

    Wed Sep 9, 2020 - 08:26 am - Senator Ivana Bacik Speaking today in response to the news that frontline healthcare workers are being denied fair redundancies at three care facilities run by the Sisters of Charity in Dublin, Senator Ivana Bacik called...