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  1. New Mental Health Policy must be fully resourced

    Wed Jun 17, 2020 - 02:16 pm - Senator Annie Hoey Responding to the publication of the new national mental health policy, Labour Senator Annie Hoey has said that the proposals must be fully resourced to ensure the implementation roadmap is delivered ...
  2. Aer Lingus must reverse job cut proposals

    Tue Jun 16, 2020 - 05:57 pm - Duncan Smith TD Labour TD for Dublin Fingal, Duncan Smith, has called on Aer Lingus to reverse the decision to unilaterally withdraw proposals which were aimed at stopping pay reductions and job losses describing the...
  3. Irish School Meals should be extended over the summer too

    Tue Jun 16, 2020 - 01:01 pm - Aodhán Ó Ríordáin TD Labour Education spokesperson Aodhán Ó Ríordáin has repeated his call for the Government to fund the provision of school meals throughout the summer until schools return in the autumn.It follows t...
  4. Senior Minister needed for Department of Children and Youth Affairs

    Tue Jun 16, 2020 - 12:42 pm - Sean Sherlock TD With ongoing reports that the next Government will combine the Department of Children Youth Affairs with the Department of Education under the control of one Minister, Labour spokesperson Seán Sherlo...
  5. A Shared Future contains good ideas but has many repackaged policies and vague commitments

    Mon Jun 15, 2020 - 04:01 pm - Alan Kelly TD Responding to the publication of a draft Programme for Government called a Shared Future, Labour Party Leader Alan Kelly TD welcomed the significant movement by the two main parties on environmental i...
  6. Our elder population need their own roadmap

    Mon Jun 15, 2020 - 12:21 pm - Senator Mark Wall On World Elder Abuse Awareness Day, Labour Senator Mark Wall has urged the Government to outline in detail a road map for our older population as we all continue to look forward to the easing of the r...
  7. Stakeholder consultation required if schools don't fully reopen

    Sat Jun 13, 2020 - 11:34 am - Aodhán Ó Ríordáin TD Every child has a right to education, impact of blended learning on children must be analysed.Labour Education spokesperson Aodhán Ó Ríordáin has highlighted the legal requirement on the Minister...
  8. School reopening announcement incoherent and July Provision plans incomplete

    Fri Jun 12, 2020 - 02:20 pm - Aodhán Ó Ríordáin TD -Reopening plans lack clarity and need to be backed by capital measures. -No clarity on what will happen if schools refuse to take part in Summer ProvisionThe Minister for Education needs to clar...
  9. Howlin calls for clarity on European Covid support scheme and level of support for Ireland

    Thu Jun 11, 2020 - 05:01 pm - Brendan Howlin TD the EU next generation fund of €750 billion has only allocated €3 billion to IrelandWith Brexit on the horizon, the Irish economy is already facing significant damage. Wexford Labour T.D Brendan H...
  10. Government must condemn Israeli plans to annex West Bank

    Thu Jun 11, 2020 - 03:42 pm - Senator Ivana Bacik Labour Seanad Leader Ivana Bacik has called on the Irish government to condemn the Israeli Government’s plan to annex parts of the occupied West Bank as early as next month.Senator Bacik said:“Thi...
  11. Labour calls for extension of maternity leave.

    Thu Jun 11, 2020 - 02:13 pm - Senator Marie Sherlock Labour Senator Marie Sherlock has called on the Government to extend maternity leave for three months for women returning to work.Speaking at the handover of a petition of over 25,000 signatures to ex...
  12. Government must act on involvement of organised crime in boxing

    Thu Jun 11, 2020 - 01:20 pm - Alan Kelly TD Labour Party Leader, Alan Kelly TD has written to the Tánaiste and Minister for Foreign Affairs and Trade seeking immediate action from the Government on the involvement of the Kinahan organisation i...
  13. Smith says Metrolink project cannot be shelved

    Thu Jun 11, 2020 - 12:28 pm - Duncan Smith TD Speaking in the Dáil on the Annual Climate Transition Statements, Labour TD Duncan Smith called on the Minister for Transport, Tourism, and Sport to ensure the MetroLink project would not be shelved ...
  14. School meals should be provided over summer

    Thu Jun 11, 2020 - 09:45 am - Aodhán Ó Ríordáin TD Labour Party Education spokesperson, Aodhán Ó Ríordáin, has called on the Department of Education to reverse their position and provide school meals over the summer.Deputy Ó Ríordáin said:“In...
  15. Certainty on Childcare funding welcome

    Wed Jun 10, 2020 - 12:20 pm - Sean Sherlock TD Responding to the publication of the funding package for childcare providers to cover the reopening of services, Labour spokesperson on Children and Youth Affairs, Seán Sherlock welcomed the extensiv...