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  1. Time to force land hoarders and speculators to start building housing - implement the Kenny Report

    Wed Jun 16, 2021 - 12:34 pm - Alan Kelly TD Speech by Labour Party Leader Alan Kelly on the Acquisition of Development Land (Assessment of Compensation) Bill 2021 which would implement provisions from the Kenny Report. More than 50 years ago, i...
  2. Govt must learn from Children’s Ombudsman report in building Catch Up Scheme

    Wed Jun 16, 2021 - 12:30 pm - Ivana Bacik TD Labour children spokesperson Ivana Bacik has welcomed the publication of the ‘Childhood Paused’ report by the Children’s Ombudsman, and has called on Government to apply the findings to the deve...
  3. National Childcare Scheme is excluding the most vulnerable children in our country

    Wed Jun 16, 2021 - 11:15 am - Senator Marie Sherlock Yesterday evening, Labour Senator Marie Sherlock co-hosted a meeting with early years services from right across the country, along with Labour spokesperson on Children Senator Ivana Bacik. Speak...
  4. Data Protection Commission shares Moynihan concerns about estate agents collection of personal information

    Wed Jun 16, 2021 - 09:29 am - Senator Rebecca Moynihan The office of the Data Protection Commissioner has confirmed to Labour housing spokesperson Rebecca Moynihan that it shares our concerns regarding the collection of personal data for the purpose of vi...
  5. Evictions continued during pandemic – renters strategy needed

    Wed Jun 16, 2021 - 08:50 am - Senator Rebecca Moynihan Double rent increase loophole still open to landlordsRenters need a breakWith figures from the Residential Tenancies Board (RTB) showing that more than 1,100 households that are renting were given evi...
  6. Labour backs call for 100% redress for MICA homes

    Tue Jun 15, 2021 - 05:05 pm - Senator Marie Sherlock The Labour Party backed the campaign for 100% redress for those impacted by Mica in Donegal and the North West, and speaking in the Seanad, Labour Senator Marie Sherlock pledged support saying: ...
  7. Labour writes to the Competition Authority regarding first time buyer’s information

    Tue Jun 15, 2021 - 04:02 pm - Senator Rebecca Moynihan Labour housing spokesperson Rebecca Moynihan has written to the Competition Authority following concerning reports of excess information being required by estate agents from first time buyers. Savills...
  8. Public confirmation of earlier appointments for AstraZeneca needed

    Tue Jun 15, 2021 - 03:55 pm - Alan Kelly TD Will everyone waiting have a date by mid-July?Are supplies confirmed?After raising again in the Dáil the need to reduce the 12 week gap between doses of AstraZeneca, Labour Party Leader Alan Kelly cr...
  9. Pobal Figures Show Early Childhood Education and Care remains a sector let down by Government

    Tue Jun 15, 2021 - 02:58 pm - Ivana Bacik TD Following the publication of the Annual Early Years Sector Profile Report for 2019/2020, Labour Spokesperson on childcare and candidate in the upcoming Dublin Bay South bye-election, Senator Ivana Bac...
  10. A National Register must be developed for life saving defibrillators

    Tue Jun 15, 2021 - 11:54 am - Senator Mark Wall State should consider a repair and upkeep scheme for defibsAll schools should have defibs installedLabour sports spokesperson Mark Wall has called on the Minister for Sport to urgently develop a natio...
  11. Radical Land Bill would reduce the cost of new homes by tens of thousands if implemented

    Tue Jun 15, 2021 - 11:01 am - Alan Kelly TD Labour’s new Land Bill due for debate in the Dáil on Wednesday would give local authorities the power to do CPO development land at its existing use value plus 25%.The Land Bill would enact key rec...
  12. House price inflation out of control - action not words required from Govt

    Mon Jun 14, 2021 - 02:04 pm - Senator Rebecca Moynihan Labour’s new Land Bill due for debate in the Dáil on Wednesday would give local authorities the power to CPO development land at its existing use value plus 25%.The Land Bill would enact key recomm...
  13. Tánaiste kite-flying on tax reveals lack of substantive thought

    Sun Jun 13, 2021 - 01:51 pm - Ged Nash TD Labour Party Spokesperson on Finance Ged Nash has described today’s comments from the Tánaiste on income tax cuts as “standard election related kite-flying by Fine Gael” that “reveals the par...
  14. Hands-off approach to aviation from Govt must end – Smith asks for Dáil debate

    Sat Jun 12, 2021 - 10:06 am - Duncan Smith TD Emergency Dáil debate needed as 480 jobs lost and regional connectivity devastated.Clairty needed on what was done to save PSO routes.Constant delay on antigen testing unacceptable.After Stobart Air ...
  15. Labour proposes direct investment in school football

    Fri Jun 11, 2021 - 11:36 am - Aodhán Ó Ríordáin TD With Euro2020 finally kicking off, the Labour Party have published a new proposal calling for the creation of a transition year programme in participating schools to develop a football academy structu...