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  1. Beefed-Up Financial Ombudsman Needed to Stop the Rot Within Financial Services Sector

    Tue Mar 30, 2021 - 01:51 pm - Ged Nash TD Financial Services & Pensions Ombudsman (FSPO) crucial to promoting much-needed accountability and trust in the Irish financial sectorFSPO should be well-resourced and have sharp teeth to tackling...
  2. Any conversation on collective bargaining rights is welcome but Government's motives have to be questioned

    Tue Mar 30, 2021 - 11:05 am - Senator Marie Sherlock A review on collective bargaining underway will start important conversations said Labour Employment spokesperson Marie Sherlock, but questioned the motives of such a review if there is no commitment ...
  3. ‘Our Rural Future’ cannot become another false dawn

    Mon Mar 29, 2021 - 02:19 pm - Seán Sherlock TD Mostly a repackaging of already flagged proposals and plans.No new financial commitments beyond examining proposals.Responding to the publication today of ‘Our Rural Future’, Labour spokesperson S...
  4. Only 1 extra HSA inspector hired since Govt formed reveals Sherlock

    Sun Mar 28, 2021 - 10:58 am - Senator Marie Sherlock No extra HSA inspectors hired in second half of 2020.Only one Inspector hired so far in 2021, another two due by April.802 Covid related complaints so far in 2021.Labour Employment spokesperson Senato...
  5. Accountability still needed for Beacon

    Sat Mar 27, 2021 - 03:22 pm - Alan Kelly TD Will NTPF and outsourcing work given to the Beacon by reconsidered while CEO remains in place?Labour Party leader Alan Kelly, responding to the belated but welcome decision of the Health Minister to s...
  6. Constructive engagement on Labour Citizenship Bill Born Here Belong Here Campaign

    Fri Mar 26, 2021 - 02:52 pm - Senator Ivana Bacik At 2pm today, Friday 26th March 2021, the ‘Committee Stage’ debate on Labour’s Irish Nationality and Citizenship (Naturalisation of Minors Born in Ireland) Bill 2018 was adjourned without a vote...
  7. Insurance industry inertia unacceptable – time to treat customers fairly

    Fri Mar 26, 2021 - 02:05 pm - Ged Nash TD Labour finance spokesperson Ged Nash TD has reiterated his call for the insurance industry to offer rebates to motor insurance customers. While some companies gave a small gesture to customers last ye...
  8. Beacon CEO has undermined entire vaccine process – he must go

    Fri Mar 26, 2021 - 01:54 pm - Alan Kelly TD Reacting to the news that the CEO of the Beacon hospital facilitated the vaccination of teachers in his children’s school, Labour leader Alan Kelly has called for the resignation of the CEO.Deputy K...
  9. Minister for Health must answer questions about Department dossier

    Fri Mar 26, 2021 - 11:28 am - Alan Kelly TD Following revelations in an RTÉ Investigates report into the mistreatment of information relating to the families of children with special educational needs, Labour leader and health spokesperson Ala...
  10. Drogheda review a step in right direction for town

    Fri Mar 26, 2021 - 09:37 am - Ged Nash TD Department of Justice-led scoping review a wake-up call for national and local government.Government must immediately fund urgent drug service and education measures.Implementation of the 73 recommend...
  11. Minister must confirm that school meals will continue during Easter break

    Thu Mar 25, 2021 - 01:56 pm - Senator Rebecca Moynihan Senator highlights need for €100m 'Catch-Up for Children' scheme focused on vulnerable childrenWith the Easter break approaching, Labour Senator Rebecca Moynihan has called on the Minister for Socia...
  12. Labour launch Bill to introduce carbon labelling

    Thu Mar 25, 2021 - 01:16 pm - Duncan Smith TD Bill would introduce carbon footprint information on all productsLabour climate spokesperson Duncan Smith has today introduced a Bill into Dáil Éireann which would introduce carbon labelling on all ...
  13. Hammer must fall on culture of impunity in banking

    Thu Mar 25, 2021 - 12:04 pm - Ged Nash TD 12 years on and not a single individual have been made accountable their role in the Tracker Mortgage Scandal Unacceptable three year delay by Minister for Finance in introducing Senior Executive Acco...
  14. Oireachtas must follow New Zealand’s example and pass Reproductive Health Related Leave Bill

    Thu Mar 25, 2021 - 11:39 am - Senator Ivana Bacik Labour Seanad Group Leader and Party Spokesperson for Children, Disability, Equality and Integration Senator Ivana Bacik has extended warm congratulations to New Zealand Labour MP, Ginny Andersen, on ...
  15. Ahern launches campaign for Seanad Industrial and Commercial panel by-election

    Thu Mar 25, 2021 - 11:07 am - Ciarán Ahern Ciarán Ahern of the Labour Party has launched his campaign for the upcoming Seanad Industrial and Commercial panel by-electionMr Ahern, a director of the charity Calcutta Connect and an employment so...