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  1. GAA games over next few weeks should be free to air

    Wed Oct 21, 2020 - 02:47 pm - Senator Mark Wall Sky Sports and GAA should allow games to be broadcast on free to air channels over next six weeks.With eight upcoming senior GAA inter-county games only available to view with a Sky Sports subscriptio...
  2. Bacik Welcomes Publication of Day Report on Direct Provision

    Wed Oct 21, 2020 - 02:24 pm - Senator Ivana Bacik Reacting to the publication of a report on Direct Provision, compiled by an Expert Group chaired by Dr. Catherine Day, Labour Seanad Group Leader and spokesperson for Children, Disability, Equali...
  3. Minister should clarify if he raised Ulster Bank loan book sale reports with company management

    Wed Oct 21, 2020 - 01:46 pm - Ged Nash TD Ulster Bank management must engage meaningfully with Financial Services Union (FSU) at the earliest opportunityMoratorium on economic lay-offs needed for banking sector, starting with banks part-owned...
  4. Answers needed on failing tracing system

    Wed Oct 21, 2020 - 01:32 pm - Alan Kelly TD Government needs to address why the tracing system has not been properly resourcedAnswers are needed on the failing tracing system according to Labour Leader Alan Kelly who was speaking at Leaders Que...
  5. Need for a clear public information campaign on social bubbling

    Wed Oct 21, 2020 - 11:04 am - Senator Rebecca Moynihan Rules need to emphasise the exclusivity of the bubble There is a need for a clear public information campaign on social bubbling according to Labour Senator, Rebecca Moynihan who was speaking aft...
  6. Sea Going Service Commitment, while welcome will not address retention crisis in the Naval Service

    Tue Oct 20, 2020 - 12:01 pm - Senator Mark Wall Minister needs to increase Patrol Duty AllowanceProposed payment discriminates against young sailors Labour Defence Spokesperson, Senator Mark Wall says the announcement by the Minister for Defen...
  7. Mortgage and loan payment break essential for laid-off workers and struggling business owners

    Tue Oct 20, 2020 - 11:31 am - Ged Nash TD Long term strategy needed for payment breaks in any future lockdownsBorrowers should not have credit rating damaged by six week lockdownWith thousands of workers due to be laid off from Wednesday nigh...
  8. Eviction ban should be extended until March

    Tue Oct 20, 2020 - 10:05 am - Senator Rebecca Moynihan Labour Housing Spokesperson, Senator Rebecca Moynihan has called for the eviction ban to be extended until at least March following the announcement that the Housing Minister Darragh O’Brien is to b...
  9. Strategy with clear targets for reopening must give people hope for Christmas over next six weeks

    Mon Oct 19, 2020 - 08:09 pm - Alan Kelly TD Government finally sees sense on restoration of supports for workers and families.Measurable targets for reopening of country needed so we can build hope for Christmas.Clear guidance on Labour’s pro...
  10. Education Minister should be attending Covid Cabinet Committee

    Mon Oct 19, 2020 - 01:50 pm - Aodhán Ó Ríordáin TD Priority must be to keep schools open and Education should be at the Covid Cabinet Committee.Daily engagement needed with Education stakeholders.With Level 4 plus restrictions due to be announced, Lab...
  11. Health Minister must act on Social Bubbles - Moynihan writes to Donnelly

    Sun Oct 18, 2020 - 01:35 pm - Senator Rebecca Moynihan Moynihan writes to the Health Minister asking for action on blunt household visit restrictions.Government must publish guidelines on social bubbles this week. LSE research shows importance in reducing...
  12. Ongoing failures on airport testing will cost aviation jobs

    Sun Oct 18, 2020 - 01:25 pm - Duncan Smith TD Aer Lingus routes now at risk in Cork and Shannon.Airport testing promised for months but still not delivered.Government inaction is destroying jobs.The incoherent approach by the government to aviati...
  13. Time for cool heads - final opportunity for a deal must be seized

    Fri Oct 16, 2020 - 03:50 pm - Brendan Howlin TD Labour Brexit Spokesperson Brendan Howlin has called for cool heads after the announcement by British Prime Minister Boris Johnson that the UK should prepare for a no-deal Brexit following the passing...
  14. No worker should feel they have to go to work while sick

    Fri Oct 16, 2020 - 02:41 pm - Senator Marie Sherlock Employers need clear directions from Government to instruct workers to work from homeNo worker should feel compelled to come to work while sick and particularly during this pandemic where employees, e...
  15. Labour Senators Oppose Rushing of Mother and Baby Homes Bill Through Seanad

    Fri Oct 16, 2020 - 12:54 pm - The Labour Party Labour Senators have today criticised the hasty manner in which the Commission of Investigation (Mother and Baby Homes) Report Bill is being rushed through the Seanad by the Government.Speaking o...