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  1. ESB help for broadband plan confirms Labour position

    Sun Aug 30, 2020 - 01:15 pm - Duncan Smith TD With the Business Post reporting today that the government is to ask for the help of the ESB with the rollout of the National Broadband Plan, Labour Communication Networks spokesperson Duncan Smith TD...
  2. Clarity needed for people of Kildare on criteria for easing lockdown measures

    Sat Aug 29, 2020 - 01:35 pm - Senator Mark Wall The people of Kildare need clarity on the criteria for the easing of lockdown measures according to Kildare South based Labour Senator Mark Wall.Senator Wall said:“There is no doubt that we must all...
  3. Targeted package of additional supports needed for wet pubs

    Fri Aug 28, 2020 - 06:16 pm - Aodhán Ó Ríordáin TD -40% top up to the restart grant too little too lateLabour Enterprise Spokesperson Aodhán Ó Ríordáin said the Government need to announce a targeted package of supports for wet pubs immediately an...
  4. Restart Grant must be urgently amended to save business in Kildare

    Fri Aug 28, 2020 - 03:53 pm - Senator Mark Wall The Restart grant must be urgently amended in order to save business in Kildare according to Kildare South based Labour Senator Mark Wall.Senator Wall has urged the Tánaiste to immediately change one...
  5. Justice must give more detail on proposed Garda powers

    Fri Aug 28, 2020 - 10:43 am - Brendan Howlin TD Howlin seeking detail briefing from Minister for Justice.Bill will be rushed through Dáil on Wednesday and Thursday.No detail provided yet on plan to make private gatherings of more than six an offen...
  6. Serial testing regime in meat factories and in Direct Provison welcome but overdue

    Thu Aug 27, 2020 - 07:24 pm - Duncan Smith TD The announcement that serial testing will commence for food processing or meat plants with a staff of over 50 and in Direct Provision is welcome but overdue according to the Labour Representative on t...
  7. Government need to set out a roadmap for air travel

    Wed Aug 26, 2020 - 03:09 pm - Duncan Smith TD The Government need to set out a roadmap for air travel according to the Labour Representative on the Oireachtas Covid-19 Response Committee, Duncan Smith T.D Deputy Smith said: “As Labour...
  8. Not too late to drop school profiling from Leaving Cert grading model

    Wed Aug 26, 2020 - 01:54 pm - Aodhán Ó Ríordáin TD On Monday, the Taoiseach was not able to clarify what changes are planned to Leaving Cert results model.On Tuesday night, the Minister for Education said the model was being refined but provided no de...
  9. Minister needs to address funding shortfall caused by fewer international students

    Wed Aug 26, 2020 - 12:11 pm - Senator Annie Hoey The Minister for Further and Higher Education needs to address the funding shortfall that will be caused by any reduction in the number of non-EU international students coming to Ireland to study due ...
  10. New Agriculture Minister needed after outbreaks at ABP plants

    Wed Aug 26, 2020 - 10:40 am - Seán Sherlock TD Essential to restore confidence to farming communities With 22 cases of Covid-19 confirmed at an ABP meat plant in Cahir, and further cases at a plant in Clones, Labour spokepserson on Agriculture and...
  11. Government needs to honour commitment to establish Defence Forces Commission

    Tue Aug 25, 2020 - 05:56 pm - Senator Mark Wall The Government needs to honour the commitment within the Programme for Government to establish a Commission to examine the Defence Forces and in particular the pay and conditions within the forces acc...
  12. Payment of SUSI grants must be brought forward

    Tue Aug 25, 2020 - 04:20 pm - Senator Annie Hoey Labour Further and Higher Education Spokesperson, Senator Annie Hoey has called for the payment of SUSI grants to be brought forward from October to the beginning of September. Senator Hoey said:...
  13. Education Ministers must make themselves available for scrutiny when Dáil returns

    Tue Aug 25, 2020 - 12:11 pm - Aodhán Ó Ríordáin TD ·        Ministers must attend Education Committee·        School Transport and absenteeism issues need to addressedThe Minister...
  14. Model for predicted grade system needs to be published

    Mon Aug 24, 2020 - 12:15 pm - Aodhán Ó Ríordáin TD Labour Education Spokesperson Aodhán Ó Ríordáin has called on the Government to publish the model for the predicted grade system being used to grade this year’s Leaving Cert results.Deputy Ó R...
  15. Position of anti-face mask speaker on State Tribunal panels would be untenable if reported remarks are correct

    Sun Aug 23, 2020 - 12:02 pm - Brendan Howlin TD Labour Justice spokesperson Brendan Howlin has called on Una McGurk to clarify if the remarks attributed to her at an anti-face mask rally are hers, and if so, said the Minister for Justice should imm...