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  1. Statement by Alan Kelly T.D on the death of Dr. Syed Waqqar Ali

    Wed Jul 22, 2020 - 04:40 pm - Alan Kelly TD Commenting on the passing of Dr. Syed Waqqar Ali, a doctor in the Mater hospital who died of Covid-19, Labour Leader, Alan Kelly TD, said:“I would like to offer my condolences and those of the Labou...
  2. Need for measures to counteract growing inequalities among children

    Wed Jul 22, 2020 - 10:59 am - Senator Ivana Bacik Speaking today to welcome the publication of the ESRI report ‘Implications of the COVID-19 Pandemic for Policy in Relation to Children and Young People,’ Senator Ivana Bacik called on the Governme...
  3. Increased SUSI grants needed too

    Wed Jul 22, 2020 - 08:39 am - Senator Annie Hoey While the government has doubled the funding for the Student Assistance Fund, Labour Higher Education spokesperson Annie Hoey said that the Minister should have secured increases to SUSI grants and th...
  4. Public must be reassured on travel following Green List shambles

    Wed Jul 22, 2020 - 06:16 am - Duncan Smith TD Definition of essential travel and publication of health advice needed.Lack of measures to assure public worrying.Following the Cabinet decision last night the Government must draw a line under the sh...
  5. Minister should not rely on developers to assess the public health implications of co-living developments

    Tue Jul 21, 2020 - 06:28 pm - Senator Rebecca Moynihan The Housing Minister should not rely on developers to assess the public health implications of their own co-living developments according to Labour Housing Spokesperson Rebecca Moynihan.Moynihan was s...
  6. Short term extension to rent freeze unacceptable - Moynihan

    Tue Jul 21, 2020 - 12:57 pm - Senator Rebecca Moynihan The short-term extension to the rent freeze by 11 days until August 1st is unacceptable according to Labour Housing Spokesperson Rebecca Moynihan.Moynihan was speaking after it was revealed that ...
  7. Labour calls for universal public childcare system

    Tue Jul 21, 2020 - 12:24 pm - The Labour Party Labour Party Spokespersons have today called on Government to move quickly to properly resource the childcare and early years sector and to take steps towards introduction of a universal public childc...
  8. Government staycation subsidy in September is too little too late for the Irish tourism sector 

    Tue Jul 21, 2020 - 12:24 pm - Senator Mark Wall Waiting until September to introduce a staycation subsidy will be too little too late for the Irish tourism sector according to Labour Spokesperson on Tourism and Sport, Senator Mark Wall who was reac...
  9. Scale of EU funds not large enough

    Tue Jul 21, 2020 - 08:51 am - Alan Kelly TD With the final grant package agreed at the EU summit last night over 20% less than was planned, Labour Party Leader Alan Kelly said the scale of funding was not large enough, and the compromise on the...
  10. Government risks a childcare crisis in September – certainty is required now - Sherlock

    Mon Jul 20, 2020 - 04:14 pm - Senator Marie Sherlock Labour Party Spokesperson on Employment Affairs, Senator Marie Sherlock has called on Government to move quickly to properly resource the early years sector, saying that there is significant risk of a...
  11. Cllr Terry O’Brien calls for support for Debenhams workers

    Mon Jul 20, 2020 - 04:05 pm - Cllr Terry O'Brien At the meeting of Kerry County Council today, Labour Tralee Councillor Terry O’Brien successfully called on the Mayor to use his office on behalf of the elected Councillors to ensure Debenhams worke...
  12. Sherlock urges people not to be complacent with farm safety

    Mon Jul 20, 2020 - 01:57 pm - Seán Sherlock TD Speaking at the start of Farm Safety Week Labour Spokesperson on Agriculture Sean Sherlock has urged people not to be complacent with machinery and livestock  Deputy Sherlock said  ...
  13. Increased funding needed for Rape Crisis Centres and Network

    Mon Jul 20, 2020 - 01:55 pm - Senator Ivana Bacik The figures published today by the Rape Crisis Network Ireland (RCNI) are deeply concerning said Labour Seanad Leader Ivana Bacik, commending the RCNI on their work, and calling for enhanced funding t...
  14. Urgent update needed on status of ban on evictions and rent increases

    Mon Jul 20, 2020 - 12:54 pm - Senator Rebecca Moynihan Delayed cabinet meeting means new regulations left until last minute.Labour Housing spokesperson Rebecca Moynihan has called on the Government to provide certainty for renters today on how long the ba...
  15. Statement by Alan Kelly TD on the passing of Ruth Morrissey

    Sun Jul 19, 2020 - 01:22 pm - Alan Kelly TD Commenting on the passing of Ruth Morrissey, Labour Leader, Alan Kelly TD, said:“I want to offer my condolences and those of the Labour Party to the family and friends of Ruth Morrissey who has pass...