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  1. Central Bank Report Highlights Need for ‘Quality of Life’ Indicators

    Thu Feb 4, 2021 - 04:03 pm - Ged Nash TD Is Ireland really the most prosperous country in Europe? report highlights limitations of GDP as a measurement of economic and social developmentHighlights need for new metrics as contained in Labour...
  2. CervicalCheck clinic list should be published immediately

    Thu Feb 4, 2021 - 01:53 pm - Senator Rebecca Moynihan Women across the country continue to be invited for HPV tests through CervicalCheck, however many overwhelmed doctors are not in any position to offer the testing. Labour has called on the Government ...
  3. Pandemic must not delay legislation to end class discrimination 

    Thu Feb 4, 2021 - 11:43 am - Senator Ivana Bacik The Labour Party has received an answer to a PQ suggesting that legislation to introduce classism as a tenth prohibited ground of discrimination under the Equal Status Acts 2000-2018 will be delayed b...
  4. Still no guidance for schools reopening

    Wed Feb 3, 2021 - 04:56 pm - Aodhán Ó Ríordáin TD Labour education spokesperson Aodhán Ó Ríordáin has criticised the failure of the Department of Education to issue guidance to schools reopening next Thursday. The ongoing failure to communicate e...
  5. Minister Must Stop Mortgage Blacklisting for Workers Whose Employers Receive Wage Subsidy Support (EWSS)

    Wed Feb 3, 2021 - 04:34 pm - Ged Nash TD Potential homebuyers across the country are being denied drawdown of their mortgage by banks as their employer is availing of the EWSSUp to 300,000 workers and their partners may be affected, with mor...
  6. Statement by Alan Kelly TD on Lynsey Bennett's case

    Wed Feb 3, 2021 - 03:41 pm - Alan Kelly TD Responding to the settlement of Lynsey Bennett’s case in the High Court, Labour Party Leader, Alan Kelly TD, has said that it is wrong that women at the centre of the CervicalCheck scandal still hav...
  7. Plan for Long Covid needed from Social Protection says Sherlock

    Wed Feb 3, 2021 - 01:16 pm - Seán Sherlock TD Labour Spokesperson on Social Protection, Seán Sherlock TD, today urged the Minister for Social Protection to make plans now to deal with the impacts of Long Covid by adapting the enhanced illness be...
  8. CCTV must be a tool in combating illegal dumping

    Tue Feb 2, 2021 - 02:23 pm - Senator Mark Wall The practice of illegal dumping continues to damage natural environments throughout the country. Questioning the Minister yesterday, Labour Senator Mark Wall raised the issue of balancing data protect...
  9. Government continues to show its true colours on climate

    Tue Feb 2, 2021 - 01:34 pm - Duncan Smith TD The Government continues to show its true colours on climate, and is marked by inertia on this crisis. Responding to the Government’s Climate Bill, Labour climate spokesperson Duncan Smith TD has we...
  10. UK Variant mutations show need for aggressive suppression of Covid-19

    Tue Feb 2, 2021 - 12:04 pm - Alan Kelly TD UK sequencing shows B117 strain is acquiring a mutation found in the Brazilian and South African variants.New strains have potential to reduce effectiveness of vaccines if not stopped. Need to aim to ...
  11. Cost-rental figures don’t equal affordability

    Tue Feb 2, 2021 - 09:28 am - Senator Rebecca Moynihan Fianna Fáil must clarify what term loan they’re changing for the cost-rental of accommodation in Shanganagh , Dún Laoighaire, announced yesterday. Labour housing spokesperson Senator Rebecca ...
  12. Partners in education must be praised for partial reopening of special education

    Mon Feb 1, 2021 - 08:24 pm - Aodhán Ó Ríordáin TD Labour education spokesperson Aodhán Ó Ríordáin TD has praised the patience of the partners in education as special schools are set to gradually reopen from February 11th. The closure of schools c...
  13. Insurers should issue rebate as gesture of goodwill

    Mon Feb 1, 2021 - 04:39 pm - Ged Nash TD As insurers continue to evade questions on plans for customer refunds for this year, Labour finance spokesperson, Ged Nash TD, has called on all insurers to consider offering a rebate as a gesture of ...
  14. International community must take strong action to reverse Myanmar coup

    Mon Feb 1, 2021 - 02:36 pm - Brendan Howlin TD Reacting to the situation in Myanmar, Labour Party spokesperson on foreign affairs, Brendan Howlin TD, has condemned the actions of the Myanmar military in once again overturning a legitimate election...
  15. Fast-track citizenship for frontline workers now

    Sun Jan 31, 2021 - 12:07 pm - Senator Ivana Bacik Labour spokesperson on Children, Disability, Equality and Integration, Senator Ivana Bacik, has reiterated her call to fast-track Irish citizenship for the many non-National frontline workers putting ...