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

    Fri Jun 4, 2021 - 11:44 am - Senator Mark Wall Sky Sports and GAA should allow games to be broadcast on free to air channels over next six weeks.With the upcoming senior GAA inter-county games only available to view with a Sky Sports subscription,...
  2. Bacik backs bill to end Airbnb monopolisation of the housing market

    Thu Jun 3, 2021 - 10:25 am - Ivana Bacik TD Dublin Bay South candidate Senator Ivana Bacik has said if elected, she would work to implement legislation to end Airbnb’s grasp on the housing market in Dublin and other cities. Citing a report by...
  3. Workers’ rights cannot be the price paid for flexibility

    Thu Jun 3, 2021 - 10:05 am - Senator Marie Sherlock Labour Bill would address the power imbalance between workers and app platforms.Brings our employment code up to date and stamps out bogus self-employment.Allows access to information about the algori...
  4. Less funds, more State investment in housing required

    Thu Jun 3, 2021 - 06:36 am - Senator Rebecca Moynihan Labour housing spokesperson Rebecca Moynihan has said the time has come to end the State reliance on investment funds to solve Ireland’s housing crisis. Citing the ESRI report published today, ...
  5. With new advice on AstraZeneca clarity now needed from Health Minister

    Wed Jun 2, 2021 - 08:32 pm - Alan Kelly TD Responding to the new advice from NIAC allowing for the gap between AstraZeneca vaccine doses to be reduced to 8 weeks, Labour Leader Alan Kelly said what the public will want to know is if it will be...
  6. Earlier date for Leaving Cert results needed

    Wed Jun 2, 2021 - 04:30 pm - Aodhán Ó Ríordáin TD UL and NUI Galway due to start on 6th September.No explanation provided for delay this year despite established written and predicted grade options.Responding to the announcement of the 3rd September ...
  7. Medical Assistance Scheme for Defence Force must be extended

    Wed Jun 2, 2021 - 01:29 pm - Senator Mark Wall Labour defence spokesperson Senator Mark Wall has said the cross-border healthcare system for Defence Force personnel must not be a casualty of Brexit. Currently due to expire on December 31, the sche...
  8. Every person has a right to decent work – ESRI report lays bare the stark realities

    Wed Jun 2, 2021 - 12:26 pm - Aodhán Ó Ríordáin TD Economic recovery strategy for young people requiredResponding to an ESRI report that lays bare the stark realities of Ireland’s young workers, people with disabilities and migrant workers, Labour e...
  9. Basic Income Scheme for the arts welcome but time is of the essence

    Tue Jun 1, 2021 - 07:11 pm - Senator Marie Sherlock Speaking in response to the announcement of the National Economic Recovery Plan, Labour Party Arts Spokesperson Senator Marie Sherlock said:“We welcome the confirmation from Minister Catherine Marti...
  10. Taoiseach confirms to Labour that PUP will count towards redundancy rights

    Tue Jun 1, 2021 - 02:58 pm - Alan Kelly TD Redundancy rights suspended until end of September.Taoiseach says no workers will lose out.Questioning the Taoiseach in the Dáil today on whether the time a worker spent on the PUP will count towards...
  11. Government must not pull drawbridge up on those who have lost work

    Tue Jun 1, 2021 - 01:29 pm - Ged Nash TD Early €50 cut to PUP a cliff edge drop in anyone’s languageNew wage support scheme should replace EWSS to give firms a shot at viabilityMinister must clarify ‘aggressive tax strategy’ reform p...
  12. Reintroduce the school library grant to give every child a right to read

    Tue Jun 1, 2021 - 12:18 pm - Aodhán Ó Ríordáin TD Labour education spokesperson Aodhán Ó Ríordáin has called on Government to reintroduce the school library grant to give every child the right to read. Backing the Children’s Books Ireland campa...
  13. Bravery of Naomi Osaka must be backed up with action

    Tue Jun 1, 2021 - 11:36 am - Senator Mark Wall Labour sports spokesperson Senator Mark Wall has said sporting organisations at home and abroad must learn from the actions taken by Naomi Osaka to protect her mental health by withdrawing from the Fr...
  14. Funding Urgently Required for Local Amenities in Dublin Bay South

    Tue Jun 1, 2021 - 11:08 am - Ivana Bacik TD Following confirmation in the Seanad today that the Minister for Education will not fund the development of an astro-turf pitch for Harold’s Cross Educate Together Secondary School, Senator Ivana Ba...
  15. Ivory tower thinking from government on PUP cuts

    Tue Jun 1, 2021 - 09:15 am - Senator Marie Sherlock Government has no answer for how families will pay their bills with lower payment while workers forced to wait for sector to recover.Responding to the expected government announcement on the planned c...