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  1. Government prevarication on school admissions unacceptable

    Wed Nov 4, 2020 - 02:22 pm - Aodhán Ó Ríordáin TD Cabinet decision to delay school-admissions reform for children of past pupils by a year is a cop out.Speaking after it was revealed that the Government have decided to delay school-admission reform f...
  2. Nash moves legislation in Dáil to close lobbying loophole

    Tue Nov 3, 2020 - 04:06 pm - Ged Nash TD Proposed change to law gives Standards in Public Office Commission (SIPO) the power to investigate and sanction former politicians who breach lobbying and ethics rules Recent Fine Gael & Sinn Féi...
  3. Labour Bill will stamp out elitism in school admissions

    Tue Nov 3, 2020 - 02:27 pm - Aodhán Ó Ríordáin TD Bill seeks to amend the School Admissions Bill to remove the automatic right of entry of past pupils as part of the admission criteria for school entryLabour’s Education (Admission to Schools Bill) ...
  4. Workers on public transport need to be protected from anti-maskers

    Tue Nov 3, 2020 - 01:17 pm - Duncan Smith TD The Minister for Justice must ask the Gardaí to intervene and use the additional powers they have been givenLabour Transport Spokesperson Duncan Smith has said that workers need to be protected from ...
  5. Price gouging goes on as profits of car insurers continue to tower over falls in premiums

    Tue Nov 3, 2020 - 10:38 am - Ged Nash TD Motor insurance premiums up 35% between 2009 & 2019 with claims cost per policy falling 9% in same period.10% rise in operating profits in 2019 compares unfavourably to average earned premium fall...
  6. Serious questions for Tánaiste to answer in Dáil

    Sat Oct 31, 2020 - 05:45 pm - Aodhán Ó Ríordáin TD Then Taoiseach provided confidential document to NAGP despite neither having a formal role in agreement.Special access to privileged information granted to friend of the Fine Gael Leader.IMO GP member...
  7. Tánaiste must clarify Village report and answer questions in Dáil

    Sat Oct 31, 2020 - 01:11 pm - Aodhán Ó Ríordáin TD Reacting to the report in Village magazine that the then Taoiseach Leo Varadkar provided a confidential copy of a state contract to the head of a rival organisation, Labour’s Enterprise spokesperson...
  8. Homeless figures still too high; Fifth homeless death this week

    Fri Oct 30, 2020 - 04:20 pm - Senator Rebecca Moynihan Minister needs to ensure budget investment goes towards housing firstSpeaking after the release of the Homeless Quarterly Progress Report and September monthly homeless figures which showed a slight i...
  9. Questions over competence of Education Department must be answered

    Thu Oct 29, 2020 - 06:35 pm - Aodhán Ó Ríordáin TD Minister needs to be appear before Education CommitteeSanatiser debacle latest in long list of Dept foul-ups Is the Department fit for purpose to lead 4,000 schools through pandemic?Labour Educat...
  10. Howlin expresses solidarity with the people of Nice

    Thu Oct 29, 2020 - 03:38 pm - Brendan Howlin TD Speaking after three people were killed in a terror attack in a church in Nice, Labour Spokesperson on Foreign Affairs Brendan Howlin has condemned the brutal attack.Deputy Howlin said:“As Labour Sp...
  11. Government failing to inform the public about available mortgage savings

    Thu Oct 29, 2020 - 12:43 pm - Ged Nash TD Central Bank report published today shows around 100,000 mortgage holders could save over €1 billion in mortgage repayments by switching their mortgage, with available savings of €236 million esti...
  12. Mother and Baby Homes GDPR U-Turn Encouraging

    Thu Oct 29, 2020 - 09:53 am - Senator Ivana Bacik Reacting to news that the Government will enable survivors of Mother and Baby Homes to access their personal records under the GDPR, Labour Seanad Group Leader and Spokesperson for Children, Disa...
  13. Urgent and decisive action needed to save aviation jobs

    Wed Oct 28, 2020 - 06:04 pm - Duncan Smith TD Failure by Government to introduce airport testing is damaging the aviation sector  Labour Transport Spokesperson Duncan Smith T.D says urgent and decisive action is needed from Government to sav...
  14. Donnelly can revoke regulations that established Cervical Check Tribunal

    Wed Oct 28, 2020 - 05:38 pm - Alan Kelly TD Donnelly should revoke his regulations setting up the Tribunal.Legally wrong for Department to say it cannot be reversed.Power available under Section 22 of Interpretation Act to repeal S.I’s.Respon...
  15. ASTI industrial action threat is a wake-up call for Government

    Wed Oct 28, 2020 - 05:19 pm - Aodhán Ó Ríordáin TD Labour Education Spokesperson Aodhán Ó Ríordáin T.D has described the ASTI decision to vote for industrial action, up to strike, if a range of Covid-related safety issues are not addressed as a wa...