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  1. Midlands bailout is too little too late for struggling businesses

    Fri Aug 14, 2020 - 02:56 pm - Aodhán Ó Ríordáin TD The package of supports to be announced by the Government in Kildare, Laois and Offaly will be too little too late for struggling businesses in the region according to Labour Enterprise Spokesperson A...
  2. School transport announcement worrying, Minister needs to show leadership

    Fri Aug 14, 2020 - 11:38 am - Aodhán Ó Ríordáin TD Labour Education Spokesperson Aodhán Ó Ríordáin has described as worrying the announcement from the Department of Education that school buses will operate as normal and carry the same number of pu...
  3. Government need to outline what protections they will put in place for people who are evicted or else face a winter of evictions and infections

    Thu Aug 13, 2020 - 05:55 pm - Senator Rebecca Moynihan Speaking after nine tenants were evicted from a house in North Dublin, with a number of men repossessing and boarding up the property, Labour Housing Spokesperson Senator Rebecca Moynihan has said tha...
  4. Programme for Government Commitments Not Enough: Substantial house building programme needed in Budget 2021

    Thu Aug 13, 2020 - 02:38 pm - Senator Rebecca Moynihan Labour Housing Spokesperson Rebecca Moynihan has called for a substantial programme of house building as part of Budget 2021.Moynihan was speaking after the publication of a report by property economi...
  5. Minister for Education must come before Covid committee

    Thu Aug 13, 2020 - 11:41 am - Aodhán Ó Ríordáin TD Labour Party Education spokesperson, Aodhán Ó Ríordáin TD, has called for the Minister for Education to come before the Oireachtas Covid Committee to answer the many questions that remain around s...
  6. Anomaly in Restart Grants needs to be urgently addressed

    Wed Aug 12, 2020 - 01:35 pm - Senator Mark Wall The Tánaiste needs to instruct his officials to urgently address an anomaly with the Restart grant according to Kildare South based Labour Senator, Mark Wall.Senator Wall said: “I have been contact...
  7. Government adopts Labour proposal of a traffic light system for Covid-19

    Wed Aug 12, 2020 - 12:15 pm - Duncan Smith TD The Labour Party Representative on the Oireachtas Covid-19 Committee Duncan Smith T.D has welcomed the Government’s decision to take on board the Labour proposal of a traffic light system for Covid-...
  8. Model for funding care of the elderly needs urgent reform

    Tue Aug 11, 2020 - 08:18 pm - Senator Annie Hoey The model for funding the care of the elderly needs urgent according to Labour Senator Annie Hoey who was speaking after the publication of a report by the Comptroller and Auditor General detailing th...
  9. Businesses need clear guidance on enforcement procedures for face coverings

    Tue Aug 11, 2020 - 05:33 pm - Aodhán Ó Ríordáin TD Businesses need clear guidance on enforcing rules mandating customers to wear face coverings according to Labour Enterprise Spokesperson Aodhán Ó Ríordáin.Deputy Ó Ríordáin said: “While the n...
  10. Students should have the option of accommodation refunds given they will not be on campus fulltime next year

    Tue Aug 11, 2020 - 12:09 pm - Senator Annie Hoey Students should have the option of refunds from Higher Education Institutes and student accommodation providers given they will not be on campus fulltime when third-level institutes resume due to Covi...
  11. Launch of Decision Support Service website one of many steps toward fulfilling UNCRPD obligations

    Tue Aug 11, 2020 - 11:26 am - Senator Ivana Bacik Labour Senator and spokesperson on Children, Disability Equality & Integration, Ivana Bacik has welcomed the launch of the new Decision Support Service website and has called on the Government to ...
  12. Scottish experience shows Government must ditch school profiling

    Mon Aug 10, 2020 - 04:46 pm - Aodhán Ó Ríordáin TD Labour Education Spokesperson Aodhán Ó Ríordáin has again called on the Government to ditch the system of school profiling as part of this year’s revised Leaving Cert.Deputy Ó Ríordáin said t...
  13. Minister for Health should close affected meat plants

    Mon Aug 10, 2020 - 02:16 pm - Senator Mark Wall The Minister for Health should order all the affected meat plants in Laois, Offaly and Kildare closed until it is safe for them to reopen according to Kildare South based Labour Senator, Mark Wall. Se...
  14. Decision by Bank of Ireland to refund customers affected by ‘smishing’ scam welcome

    Mon Aug 10, 2020 - 01:52 pm - Ged Nash TD - Awareness campaign needed on text message fraudThe decision by Bank of Ireland to refund customers affected by the ‘smishing’ scam is welcome but the Government needs to launch a comprehensive p...
  15. Statement by Alan Kelly T.D following the death of Brendan Halligan

    Sun Aug 9, 2020 - 02:17 pm - Alan Kelly TD Speaking after the announcement of the death of Brendan Halligan, former T.D, M.E.P, Senator and General Secretary of the Labour Party, Labour Leader Alan Kelly said:Brendan Halligan was a committed S...