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  1. Fours years on from first questions about new National Maternity Hospital and Govt only waking up now

    Fri Jun 18, 2021 - 01:26 pm - Alan Kelly TD Labour leader and spokesperson on health Alan Kelly has said it is extremely worrying that the Government are only now alive to the fact that the governance of the new National Maternity Hospital is d...
  2. Dail to debate Labour legislation to tackle lobbying loophole

    Thu Jun 17, 2021 - 04:46 pm - Ged Nash TD Law change would empower SIPO to carry out an investigation if there is a breach of Section 22 of the Regulation of Lobbying Act by former politicians & officialsBill provides for penalties i...
  3. Howlin welcomes agreement on Irish Language Act

    Thu Jun 17, 2021 - 03:02 pm - Brendan Howlin TD Labour spokesperson on Northern Ireland Brendan Howlin has welcomed the agreement on the Irish Language Act which facilitated today’s renomination of a new Executive in Northern Ireland.Deputy Howli...
  4. Just Transition should be central part of Climate Bill

    Thu Jun 17, 2021 - 02:45 pm - Duncan Smith TD Following the passage of the Climate Bill without any opposition amendments accepted, Labour climate spokesperson Duncan Smith said the Government must embed the principles of a Just Transition into a...
  5. CSO figures highlight the challenge single people face when buying a home

    Wed Jun 16, 2021 - 05:01 pm - Senator Rebecca Moynihan Labour housing spokesperson Rebecca Moynihan has said that home ownership must be a legitimate aspiration for single people. Highlighting figures released by the CSO today, Senator Moynihan said Gover...
  6. CCTV necessary to stop repeat offenders illegal dumping

    Wed Jun 16, 2021 - 04:49 pm - Senator Mark Wall Welcoming the announcement of the Government’s Circular Economy Bill, Labour Senator Mark Wall said it is welcome that Government are listening to Labour’s national campaign to end the scourge of ...
  7. Financial Stability Review evidence that pandemic supports must continue

    Wed Jun 16, 2021 - 04:13 pm - Ged Nash TD Commenting on the Central Bank’s Financial Stability Review, Labour finance spokesperson Ged Nash said: “This has been an extraordinarily hard time on people and families. It’s clear from t...
  8. Time to force land hoarders and speculators to start building housing - implement the Kenny Report

    Wed Jun 16, 2021 - 12:34 pm - Alan Kelly TD Speech by Labour Party Leader Alan Kelly on the Acquisition of Development Land (Assessment of Compensation) Bill 2021 which would implement provisions from the Kenny Report. More than 50 years ago, i...
  9. Govt must learn from Children’s Ombudsman report in building Catch Up Scheme

    Wed Jun 16, 2021 - 12:30 pm - Ivana Bacik TD Labour children spokesperson Ivana Bacik has welcomed the publication of the ‘Childhood Paused’ report by the Children’s Ombudsman, and has called on Government to apply the findings to the deve...
  10. National Childcare Scheme is excluding the most vulnerable children in our country

    Wed Jun 16, 2021 - 11:15 am - Senator Marie Sherlock Yesterday evening, Labour Senator Marie Sherlock co-hosted a meeting with early years services from right across the country, along with Labour spokesperson on Children Senator Ivana Bacik. Speak...
  11. Data Protection Commission shares Moynihan concerns about estate agents collection of personal information

    Wed Jun 16, 2021 - 09:29 am - Senator Rebecca Moynihan The office of the Data Protection Commissioner has confirmed to Labour housing spokesperson Rebecca Moynihan that it shares our concerns regarding the collection of personal data for the purpose of vi...
  12. Evictions continued during pandemic – renters strategy needed

    Wed Jun 16, 2021 - 08:50 am - Senator Rebecca Moynihan Double rent increase loophole still open to landlordsRenters need a breakWith figures from the Residential Tenancies Board (RTB) showing that more than 1,100 households that are renting were given evi...
  13. Labour backs call for 100% redress for MICA homes

    Tue Jun 15, 2021 - 05:05 pm - Senator Marie Sherlock The Labour Party backed the campaign for 100% redress for those impacted by Mica in Donegal and the North West, and speaking in the Seanad, Labour Senator Marie Sherlock pledged support saying: ...
  14. Labour writes to the Competition Authority regarding first time buyer’s information

    Tue Jun 15, 2021 - 04:02 pm - Senator Rebecca Moynihan Labour housing spokesperson Rebecca Moynihan has written to the Competition Authority following concerning reports of excess information being required by estate agents from first time buyers. Savills...
  15. Public confirmation of earlier appointments for AstraZeneca needed

    Tue Jun 15, 2021 - 03:55 pm - Alan Kelly TD Will everyone waiting have a date by mid-July?Are supplies confirmed?After raising again in the Dáil the need to reduce the 12 week gap between doses of AstraZeneca, Labour Party Leader Alan Kelly cr...