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  1. Government must consider providing paid leave for victims of domestic violence

    Thu May 27, 2021 - 10:53 am - Senator Annie Hoey Welcoming NUI Galway’s move to become the first institute of higher education to launch a Domestic Abuse Leave policy, Labour Senator Annie Hoey said Government must stand to attention and consider ...
  2. NIAC should examine AstraZeneca gap between doses in light of new variants

    Tue May 25, 2021 - 02:23 pm - Alan Kelly TD 60-70 year olds will be waiting 3 months for greater protection.First dose of AstraZeneca only provides 33% protection. Speaking in the Dáil today, Labour leader Alan Kelly asked that NIAC be request...
  3. National Maternity Hospital must be free of the influence of the Church

    Tue May 25, 2021 - 01:43 pm - Ivana Bacik TD Labour Senator Ivana Bacik has urged Government to reconsider its position on the new National Maternity Hospital to ensure that governance of the hospital will not be influenced by any religious doct...
  4. Need to ensure safe access to abortion for all who need it

    Tue May 25, 2021 - 07:15 am - Ivana Bacik TD Marking the third anniversary of the repeal referendum which brought about legalisation of abortion for women in Ireland, Senator Ivana Bacik has urged Government to carry out a robust review of the l...
  5. Time has come for reproductive health care leave in the workplace

    Mon May 24, 2021 - 07:03 pm - Ivana Bacik TD Several years ago, the Irish National Teachers' Organisation (INTO) was approached by several of its members, outlining the negative impact on them due to a lack of statutory leave available for indiv...
  6. Seanad to debate Reproductive Health Leave Bill at 7:30pm Monday May 24th

    Fri May 21, 2021 - 03:04 pm - Ivana Bacik TD On Monday, May 24th at 7:30pm, the Seanad will debate Labour's Reproductive Health Leave Bill to amend the Organisation of Working Time Act. If enacted, Labour’s Bill would provide an entitlement to...
  7. We must tackle isolation and identify and support pockets of deprivation and need

    Fri May 21, 2021 - 02:10 pm - Senator Mark Wall Speaking at the Oireachtas committee on Social Protection and Community, Labour Senator Mark Wall called on the Government to learn from the great work of volunteer groups during Covid and build a nat...
  8. Oireachtas must seize the opportunity to pass Reproductive Health Related Leave Bill – Bacik Launches #SupportNotSilence Email Campaign

    Thu May 20, 2021 - 10:19 am - Ivana Bacik TD Debate on Reproductive Health Related Leave Bill to take place on Monday, 24th May at 19.30pm.Template text for an email to Senators is available at www.labour.ie/reproductiveleaveSpeaking in advance ...
  9. Compassionate approach required for fertility in the workplace

    Wed May 19, 2021 - 02:52 pm - Ivana Bacik TD Labour Senator Ivana Bacik will host an Instagram Live at 8pm this evening to highlight the need for paid leave for women who experience early miscarriage, and for employees receiving accessing reprod...
  10. Extraordinary foot dragging by insurance companies on premium reduction cuts

    Wed May 19, 2021 - 02:37 pm - Senator Marie Sherlock Minister Fleming needs to enact legislation to prevent companies profiting from state supports by reducing business interruption payouts Speaking after a public hearing of Joint Oireachtas Commit...
  11. Plan B Must be Prepared to Protect Injection Centre Policy

    Wed May 19, 2021 - 01:29 pm - Aodhán Ó Ríordáin TD In advance of a decision on planning permission for a pilot safe injection centre in Dublin, Labour TD Aodhán Ó Ríordáin said Government must be prepared for all outcomes and have a robust Plan B ...
  12. Community employment schemes must be extended

    Wed May 19, 2021 - 12:30 pm - Seán Sherlock TD Labour spokesperson on Social Protection, Community and Rural Development Seán Sherlock has called on the Minister to extend current community employment scheme beyond the current end date of July.Re...
  13. Zero change from Government on housing crisis

    Tue May 18, 2021 - 08:15 pm - Senator Rebecca Moynihan Government putting window dressing on investor funds continuing to buy up housingPlanning guidelines for owner-occupied housing will be at the discretion of the planning authority between 0 and 50%No ...
  14. Stamp Duty Measures don’t go far enough

    Tue May 18, 2021 - 07:33 pm - Ged Nash TD Why not increase to 15% and hit them where it hurts?Apartments will now be targeted by investment funds.Explanation needed on unusual three month transition period for execution of contracts.Labour Pa...
  15. Government has abandoned City Living - Build to Rent must contain owner-occupier provisions

    Tue May 18, 2021 - 05:47 pm - Senator Rebecca Moynihan Labour housing spokesperson Rebecca Moynihan has hit out at the Government response to so-called cuckoo funds buying up whole developments saying that it is anti-city living. Senator Moynihan sai...