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  1. Suspending the board of the North Inner City Drugs and Alcohol Task Force is disproportionate and alarming

    Tue Jul 13, 2021 - 01:27 pm - Senator Marie Sherlock Responding to news that the Department of Health has suspended the operations of the North Inner City Drugs and Alcohol Task Force, Senator Marie Sherlock has expressed alarm at the move and...
  2. Linking of sports and gambling continues at pace

    Mon Jul 12, 2021 - 01:23 pm - Senator Mark Wall Speaking in the Seanad today, Labour sports spokesperson Mark Wall said there is an urgent need to enact Labour’s Gambling (Prohibition of Advertising) Bill 2021 which would ban all gambling adverti...
  3. Dublin Bay South voted for change with Ivana Bacik

    Fri Jul 9, 2021 - 08:30 pm - Alan Kelly TD Congratulating Ivana Bacik on her victory in the Dublin Bay South bye-election, Labour Party Leader Alan Kelly called on the government to act on the message of change from voters on housing and child...
  4. Government support is ‘deal of the century’ for cuckoo funds

    Thu Jul 8, 2021 - 12:21 pm - Ged Nash TD Labour finance spokesperson Ged Nash said the Government’s decision to provide tax breaks for funds leasing homes to local Council is pathetic. Speaking in the Dáil last night, Deputy Nash sai...
  5. Govt housing strategy cuckoo crazy – Fianna Fáil talking out of both sides of its mouth

    Thu Jul 8, 2021 - 09:08 am - Senator Rebecca Moynihan Labour housing spokesperson Rebecca Moynihan has said the Government is talking out of both sides of its mouth on investor funds and is continuing to incentivise private investors in the delivery of s...
  6. Insurance Premiums Must be Slashed on Back of Drop in Personal Injury Awards

    Tue Jul 6, 2021 - 01:16 pm - Ged Nash TD Labour finance spokesperson Ged Nash has welcomed today’s preliminary report showing a drop of 50 per cent in awards in personal injury cases and has called for a significant cut in insurance premiu...
  7. Voters urged to vote for an experienced progressive woman and elect Ivana Bacik on July 8

    Tue Jul 6, 2021 - 09:30 am - Ivana Bacik TD The Dublin Bay South bye-election offers voters the opportunity to challenge the political consensus and return a progressive, constructive woman to represent the constituency in Dáil Éireann, accor...
  8. Historic day for equal pay

    Mon Jul 5, 2021 - 03:13 pm - Ivana Bacik TD Heralding an historic day for equal pay in Ireland, Labour Senator Ivana Bacik has congratulated all campaigners, including Work Equal and the National Women’s Council, following the passage of the ...
  9. Urgency required to ensure full vaccination of 60-69 year olds in face of fourth wave

    Fri Jul 2, 2021 - 10:16 am - Alan Kelly TD Government decision to listen to opposition and allow pharmacists to vaccinate welcome.Use of Pfizer as second dose needs to be urgently considered after findings by new UK study.Young people cannot b...
  10. Pharmacists should be allowed to vaccinate under 30s from next week

    Thu Jul 1, 2021 - 12:53 pm - Alan Kelly TD Labour Party Leader and Health spokesperson, Alan Kelly TD has called for the Janssen vaccine to be made available through the pharmacy network to people under 30 from next week.Deputy Kelly said:“F...
  11. Five wasted years of FG and FF policy - rent freeze needed

    Thu Jul 1, 2021 - 09:35 am - Senator Rebecca Moynihan 3 year rent freeze should be implemented in short term Clarification needed on 4% rent increase for 2020Rent stabilisation measure should be part of a wider package of rental reforms which include sec...
  12. Bacik calls for Additional Supports for Families and Children as School Holidays Begin

    Thu Jul 1, 2021 - 08:52 am - Ivana Bacik TD With the closure of many primary and post primary schools in the constituency for summer this week, Dublin Bay South bye-election candidate, Senator Ivana Bacik, says the State should provide a suite ...
  13. President Higgins highlights need to ban gambling ads – Wall calls for urgency from Govt

    Wed Jun 30, 2021 - 03:46 pm - Senator Mark Wall Welcoming remarks made by President Michael D Higgins highlighting the scourge of gambling advertising, Labour sports spokesperson Mark Wall has called on Government to prioritise his legislation whic...
  14. School’s out for summer and still no plan for catching up on lost class time

    Wed Jun 30, 2021 - 01:29 pm - Aodhán Ó Ríordáin TD UK catch up fund over £1 billionItaly targeting funding for children who struggled with remote workingSchools need a planMarking the end of the primary school year, Labour education spokesperson Aodh...
  15. Bacik launches landmark renters bill – asks for mandate to make it law

    Wed Jun 30, 2021 - 09:24 am - Ivana Bacik TD Gives security of tenure by restricting excuses for evictions. Paves way for affordable rent linking increases to Consumer Price Index, beyond Labour's three year rent freeze. Brings rented ...