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  1. 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...
  2. 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...
  3. 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 ...
  4. 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...
  5. 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 ...
  6. 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 ...
  7. 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...
  8. 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 ...
  9. 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...
  10. 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...
  11. Politics has to work to deliver solutions during the COVID-19 crisis

    Thu Mar 19, 2020 - 04:02 pm - Alan Kelly TD Remarks by Alan Kelly on second stage of COVID-19 emergency legislation, Dáil Éireann, Thursday 19th March 2020.As somebody who has worked with the health service over the last four years in my role...
  12. Solidarity with all affected by Coronavirus

    Thu Mar 19, 2020 - 03:32 pm - Brendan Howlin TD Remarks by Brendan Howlin TD on second stage of the COVID-19 Emergency legislation, 19th March 2020.I would like to express my own solidarity – and that of the Labour Party – with everyone who is ...
  13. Changes to practical elements of LC and JC exams welcome

    Thu Mar 19, 2020 - 12:10 pm - Aodhán Ó Ríordáin TD Labour Party Education spokesperson, Aodhán Ó Ríordáin, has welcomed the announcement by the Minister for Education and Skills, that elements of the Leaving Certificate have been cancelled.Deputy ...
  14. Statement by Alan Kelly on Ruth Morrissey appeal

    Thu Mar 19, 2020 - 11:18 am - Alan Kelly TD Commenting on the Supreme Court verdict of the Ruth Morrissey appeal, Labour Party Health spokesperson, Alan Kelly TD, said:“I want to wish Ruth and her family well. This decision by the Supreme Cou...
  15. Gas and electricity companies should be mindful of peoples' ability to pay

    Wed Mar 18, 2020 - 01:03 pm - Ged Nash TD Labour Louth TD Ged Nash has called on utility companies to pass on drops in gas and oil prices to domestic customers in the wake of the Covid 19 pandemic and to reduce charges where possible.Deputy N...