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  1. Housing budget measures are for landlords and landowners

    Tue Oct 12, 2021 - 01:41 pm - Senator Rebecca Moynihan Zoned land tax reduction from 7% vacant land tax to 3%No vacant homes taxZero for rentersNo changes to HAP limitsLabour housing spokesperson Rebecca Moynihan said Budget 2022 was a missed opportunity ...
  2. Social welfare increases won’t even keep pace with expected inflation rate

    Tue Oct 12, 2021 - 01:15 pm - Seán Sherlock TD As prices rise Budget 2022 will leave households worse off.For example a minimum €7.50 increase is needed to jobseeker payments to insulate against 3.7% inflation.Responding to the €5 increase to ...
  3. DCC comments about student accommodation completely out of touch

    Mon Oct 11, 2021 - 02:24 pm - Senator Rebecca Moynihan Responding to Owen Keegan’s out of touch comments about the student accommodation crisis, Labour housing spokesperson Rebecca Moynihan said the disrespect shown to students by the DCC head is belitt...
  4. From the plough to the stars – Government must show commitment to the Arts and arts workers as we come out of pandemic

    Sun Oct 10, 2021 - 10:33 am - Senator Marie Sherlock Labour Alternative Budget would commence a pilot basic income schemeArts Council funding to be expanded to €150mDevote €1.3 million to extend opening hours of cultural institutionsFunding to help ...
  5. Budget 2022 must prioritise mental health spending for young people

    Fri Oct 8, 2021 - 01:14 pm - Duncan Smith TD Labour’s alternative budget provides €85 million for CAHMS and Eating Disorder teamsEducation campaign needed to end the stigmaIn advance of World Mental Health Day this Sunday, Labour health spok...
  6. Minister must commit to Dáil debate on pensions - not kick to committee

    Thu Oct 7, 2021 - 04:09 pm - Seán Sherlock TD Labour Party Social Protection Spokesperson Seán Sherlock has reiterated calls for the Minister for Social Protection to publish the Pension Commission report and commit to a Dáil debate on it as a ...
  7. Unworkable circulars tying the hands of principals

    Thu Oct 7, 2021 - 03:49 pm - Aodhán Ó Ríordáin TD Labour education spokesperson Aodhán Ó Ríordáin has called on the Department of Education to stop issuing unworkable circulars that are tying the hands of principals rather than empowering them to...
  8. Reduction in public transport fares would signal long term thinking

    Wed Oct 6, 2021 - 01:55 pm - Duncan Smith TD Investment of €87 million needed for free public transport for students and children Expansion of City Bikes scheme badly neededTime to increase list of commuter stations and townsLabour’s transpo...
  9. Time to level the playing field for housing in Ireland

    Wed Oct 6, 2021 - 01:45 pm - Senator Rebecca Moynihan Labour would build an additional 2,000 social homes in 20223% use it or lose it site levyIntroduce a Rent to Buy schemeLaunching Labour’s Alternative Budget housing spokesperson Rebecca Moynihan sai...
  10. Labour’s Alternative Budget Would Deliver A Real Pandemic Dividend

    Wed Oct 6, 2021 - 01:30 pm - Ged Nash TD Carbon Tax Credit of €200 to tackle soaring cost of living €7.50 inflation-busting increase to all social welfare payments Taxes on wealth and clampdown on reliefs to raise €1 billionLabour fina...
  11. Record trolley figures indicate beginning of new crisis

    Wed Oct 6, 2021 - 01:00 pm - Duncan Smith TD Reacting to the news that 467 people are currently on hospital trolleys today, Labour health spokesperson Duncan Smith said that the high trolley numbers suggest the beginning of a new health crisis. ...
  12. Minister must deal with issues in the Defence Forces

    Wed Oct 6, 2021 - 12:56 pm - Senator Mark Wall Labour defence spokesperson Mark Wall has welcomed the appointment by the Minister for Defence of a Confidential Contact Person (CCP) to help former and serving members of the Defence Forces who ...
  13. Children’s needs must be at the heart of the National Childcare Scheme

    Tue Oct 5, 2021 - 10:00 am - Senator Marie Sherlock Government’s decision to put work first and children second in the new National Childcare Scheme (NCS) is a fundamental misunderstanding of disadvantage, said Labour Senator Marie Sherlock. Calling ...
  14. Political will to deliver Metrolink gone

    Mon Oct 4, 2021 - 01:59 pm - Duncan Smith TD Labour transport spokesperson Duncan Smith said the downgrading of Metrolink in the National Development Plan published today shines a light on the total lack of political will to deliver Metrolink.De...
  15. National Development Plan a work of fiction

    Mon Oct 4, 2021 - 01:23 pm - Ged Nash TD Plan has all the hallmarks of a political ready-upLittle credibility in a wish-list with no detailed costings and timelines for deliveryClimate assessments must not be sacrificed for political expedie...