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  1. Nurses and midwives should not lose out on premium pay at this time

    Thu Mar 26, 2020 - 02:51 pm - Alan Kelly TD Labour Party Health spokesperson, Alan Kelly TD, has called on the Minister for Health to respond to concerns nurses have around loss of pay at this time.Deputy Kelly said:“I understand from the INM...
  2. Exam fees should be waived for 2020

    Thu Mar 26, 2020 - 11:13 am - Aodhán Ó Ríordáin TD Labour Party Education spokesperson, Aodhán Ó Ríordáin, has called for Leaving and Junior Certificate fees to be waived for this academic year.Deputy Ó Ríordáín said:“In the last few days I ...
  3. Covid-19 crisis exposes education’s digital divide

    Wed Mar 25, 2020 - 12:48 pm - Aodhán Ó Ríordáin TD The Covid-19 crisis has exposed the damaging extent of Ireland’s digital divide in education, according to Labour Party education spokesperson Aodhán Ó Ríordáin.The Dublin Bay North TD praised t...
  4. Howlin calls for EU funds to help the recovery from the Coronavirus Crisis

    Wed Mar 25, 2020 - 12:18 pm - Brendan Howlin TD Labour Party Leader, Brendan Howlin TD, has called for action at European level to assist Ireland and other member states with the economic fallout from the coronavirus epidemic.Deputy Howlin said:“...
  5. Nash raises concerns about physical distancing on construction sites

    Tue Mar 24, 2020 - 04:52 pm - Ged Nash TD Labour Party Employment Affairs spokesperson, Ged Nash TD, has expressed deep concern that all construction sites are allowed to remain open during this public health crisis.Deputy Nash said:“I am e...
  6. Clarity needed on status of school closures and State exams

    Tue Mar 24, 2020 - 04:41 pm - Aodhán Ó Ríordáin TD Labour Party Education spokesperson, Aodhán Ó Ríordáin TD, seeks collaborative approach to school closures.Deputy Ó Ríordáin said:“We all appreciate that it’s impossible to give absolute cl...
  7. Emergency funding needed for creches

    Tue Mar 24, 2020 - 02:06 pm - Sean Sherlock TD Labour spokesperson on Children, Deputy Sean Sherlock, has called on the Government to provide emergency funding for the childcare sector in the face of the prolonged closure of crèches around the co...
  8. New communications plan needed to encourage physical distancing

    Tue Mar 24, 2020 - 12:52 pm - Alan Kelly TD Labour Party Health spokesperson, Alan Kelly TD, has called for the Government, social media companies and mobile phone companies to roll out a coordinated communications strategy to encourage people ...
  9. Student nurses deserve to be paid

    Tue Mar 24, 2020 - 09:32 am - Alan Kelly TD Labour Party Health spokesperson, Alan Kelly TD, has called for student nurses who are working in our hospitals during the COVID-19 health crisis to be paid for their work.Deputy Kelly said:“Student...
  10. Labour Youth Elect New Chairperson

    Sat Mar 21, 2020 - 11:18 am - Labour Youth Labour Youth has elected Adrian McCarthy as the organisation’s National Chairperson last weekend.  Adrian’s election took place following on from the loss of former Chair Cormac Ó Braonáin ...
  11. Support needed for local and national newspapers papers too

    Sat Mar 21, 2020 - 11:05 am - Brendan Howlin TD - Buy a newspaper urges HowlinLabour Party Leader Brendan Howlin has urged the Government to help struggling local newspapers through ad buys, and urged the public to support their local and national ...
  12. Bacik raises concerns about employee pay top ups, detention safeguards in Seanad

    Fri Mar 20, 2020 - 02:35 pm - Senator Ivana Bacik Speaking today in the Seanad during the debate on the Government’s Health (Preservation and Protection and Other Emergency Measures in the Public Interest) Bill 2020, Senator Ivana Bacik expres...
  13. Air B&B owners should offer their units for HAP tenancies

    Fri Mar 20, 2020 - 01:07 pm - Alison Gilliland Labour Councillor and chairperson of Dublin City Council Housing SPC, Alison Gilliland, has called on Air B&B owners to offer their units to their local authority for HAP tenancies.Cllr ...
  14. Government Must Postpone Deadlines by Six Months

    Fri Mar 20, 2020 - 11:26 am - Brendan Howlin TD Speaking in relation to the likely duration of the coronavirus emergency over several months, and the need to preserve social distancing and self-isolation, the leader of the Labour Party, Brendan How...
  15. Support needed for local radio stations says Howlin

    Thu Mar 19, 2020 - 07:28 pm - Brendan Howlin TD Speaking in the Dáil today on the emergency legislation for the coronavirus epidemic, Labour Party Leader Brendan Howlin called for support to be provided to local radio stations who are an essential...