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  1. Vacant housing levy needed to tackle scandal of empty luxury apartments

    Sun Jan 17, 2021 - 12:43 pm - Senator Rebecca Moynihan After 6 months a levy should apply to empty housing units. Speculators artificially trying to inflate rent and housing prices by keeping units off market. Referendum on housing needed to balance right...
  2. Workers' protections paramount in safeguarding the future of Irish media

    Sun Jan 17, 2021 - 12:16 pm - Senator Marie Sherlock In its submission to the Future of Media Commission, the Labour Party spokesperson Marie Sherlock has called on the Commission to prioritise decent employment conditions for those employed in the sect...
  3. Minister could help stimulate spending by scrapping wage scheme and PUP tax bills

    Sun Jan 17, 2021 - 12:00 pm - Ged Nash TD Workers who have already experienced a drop in wages and unemployment now face a double hit with TWSS and PUP tax bills.Scrapping Covid-19 related tax bills would provide vital household stimulus for ...
  4. Mishandling of school return threatens the entire process - again

    Sat Jan 16, 2021 - 01:29 pm - Aodhán Ó Ríordáin TD Schools getting email at 8pm on a Friday evening no way to do business.Safety concerns and childcare needs for SNAs and teachers must be addressed.Labour Education spokesperson Aodhán Ó Ríordáin h...
  5. Registration fee for nurses and midwives should be waived for 2021

    Sat Jan 16, 2021 - 11:23 am - Alan Kelly TD Labour Party Leader and Health spokesperson, Alan Kelly TD, has called for the registration fee for nurses and midwives to be waived for 2021.Deputy Kelly said:“Nurses and midwives have been under a...
  6. Health Minister again refuses to make face coverings mandatory to protect Bank, Credit Union and An Post Staff

    Fri Jan 15, 2021 - 05:47 pm - Ged Nash TD Failure to make face coverings mandatory puts health and safety of staff at risk.No action on face coverings for Banks, Credit Unions and An Post staff for over two months despite similar regulation i...
  7. Government’s Remote Working Strategy Misses the Point

    Fri Jan 15, 2021 - 03:02 pm - Senator Marie Sherlock Strategy is just about promoting remote working, lip service paid to worker protectionsThreadbare detail, strategy is little more than a rehash of 2019 Government reportNo detail on what a right to re...
  8. Minister Donnelly must explain why he made changes to vaccine plan that leaves front line Covid facing staff behind

    Fri Jan 15, 2021 - 12:40 pm - Alan Kelly TD Minister for Health must communicate why this is happening.Minister Donnelly must explain why he made changes to the Vaccine Roll Out PlanCovid facing frontline workers are struggling to treat patient...
  9. Urgent progress on working from home supports needed

    Thu Jan 14, 2021 - 07:19 pm - Senator Marie Sherlock Two months since Labour launched bill to provide for right to disconnect and improved supports for workers.New Year lockdown highlights lack of progress by government.Labour bill would also require em...
  10. Leaving Cert Class of 2021 Call for Choice - Wall publishes survey results after 10,000 responses

    Thu Jan 14, 2021 - 05:00 pm - Senator Mark Wall Survey carried out by Senator Mark Wall with 10,984 responses on social mediaOver half of respondents favour predicted grades (53%)43% would like to have the choice of predicted grades or sitting this...
  11. Haphazard vaccine rollout must be retargeted to frontline heath workers

    Thu Jan 14, 2021 - 10:45 am - Alan Kelly TD All capacity in private hospitals must be made available.Government must put back in place March agreement to pay student nurses.Rapid antigen testing must be rolled out now after EU approval.Respondi...
  12. Confronting the hidden shame of our nation - now the voices of survivors must be listened to

    Wed Jan 13, 2021 - 06:03 pm - Alan Kelly TD Statement in Dáil Éireann by Labour Party Leader Alan Kelly on the Report of the Commission of Investigation into Mother and Baby HomesBefore I start my contribution, I just want to put on the recor...
  13. Ministerial order now required to halt Bessborough developments

    Wed Jan 13, 2021 - 02:33 pm - Seán Sherlock TD Minister for Housing must act using powers under Section 28 of Planning Act.Any other powers available to Government should be used.Cork East TD and member of the Joint Oireachtas Committee on Childre...
  14. Community Call should be extended to include those isolating and restricting their movements

    Wed Jan 13, 2021 - 01:56 pm - Cllr Joanna Tuffy Cllr. Joanna Tuffy has called for Community Call to be amended to explicitly include those being asked to isolate and restrict their movements as a target group for support from local community respon...
  15. North Inner City to be hardest hit by Government inaction on co-living. Serious questions about meaningfulness of co-living ban

    Wed Jan 13, 2021 - 12:40 pm - Senator Marie Sherlock Government needs to be honest with communities. Failure to retrospectively apply “ban” stands in mark contrast to retrospective taxing of PUP601 co-living units within 1km radius in Phi...