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  1. Certainty now needed on supplies to reduce AstraZeneca Gap

    Fri Jun 4, 2021 - 05:08 pm - Alan Kelly TD More information needed on how many will benefit.While it is welcome that there will be some movement to reduce down to 8 weeks the gap between AstraZeneca doses, Labour Leader Alan Kelly said that th...
  2. 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...
  3. 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...
  4. Today is a positive step in the right direction

    Fri May 28, 2021 - 05:20 pm - Alan Kelly TD Focus on vaccine rollout and controlling variants essential.60-69 year olds being left behind in reopening due to AstraZeneca dosing gap.Antigen testing still not being used enough.Continued economic ...
  5. Request to NIAC on AstraZeneca gap needed from government

    Thu May 27, 2021 - 05:04 pm - Alan Kelly TD Why hasn’t Minister for Health asked NIAC yet?With a NIAC letter showing they are keeping the gap between doses of the AstraZeneca vaccine under review, Labour Party Leader Alan Kelly has called aga...
  6. NIAC should examine AstraZeneca gap between doses in light of new variants

    Tue May 25, 2021 - 02:23 pm - Alan Kelly TD 60-70 year olds will be waiting 3 months for greater protection.First dose of AstraZeneca only provides 33% protection. Speaking in the Dáil today, Labour leader Alan Kelly asked that NIAC be request...
  7. The social contract should be a given in Ireland, but it is not

    Sun May 16, 2021 - 10:34 am - Alan Kelly TD Speech by Labour Party Leader Alan Kelly TD at the Annual James Connolly Commemoration where he addressed the housing crisis, the impact of Covid-19 on young people and the need for a new social contr...
  8. Disruption to Health Services from cyber-attack seriously concerning

    Fri May 14, 2021 - 03:06 pm - Alan Kelly TD Investment in IT infrastructure and security essential.Back up plans for patient appointments and services needed.Weaknesses in HSE IT systems previously highlighted.With much detail of the HSE ransom...
  9. Cohabiting families must have social welfare supports and legal recognition

    Thu May 13, 2021 - 11:31 am - Alan Kelly TD No Widow’s/Widower’s Pension for surviving partner if one dies.Constitution only recognises the marital family.Laws and social protection payments must be changed to protect cohabiting couples.Lab...
  10. Ballymurphy verdict a victory for families

    Tue May 11, 2021 - 03:03 pm - Alan Kelly TD Labour Party Leader Alan Kelly has welcomed the outcome of inquest by Justice Siobhan Keegan into the killing of 10 innocent people in Ballymurphy nearly fifty years ago and urged the British governme...
  11. Antigen testing and consistent approach needed on maternity restriction

    Mon May 10, 2021 - 01:37 pm - Alan Kelly TD Minimum standard of care needed across the countryLabour leader and health spokesperson Alan Kelly TD has once again urged the Government to provide clarity on maternity restrictions, ensure there is ...
  12. Time for a new social contract focused on Labour policies

    Sat May 1, 2021 - 10:46 am - Alan Kelly TD Ireland becoming no country for young people.Too many people are just about getting by or struggling. Time for a new social contract focused on Labour policies.Marking May Day, International Day of th...
  13. Every tool must be used to keep Covid under control as Government relax restrictions

    Thu Apr 29, 2021 - 05:57 pm - Alan Kelly TD Antigen testing has a vital role to play in controlling virus.Must continue to monitor new variants.Transparency and clarity of communication on vaccination programme essential.Continued economic supp...
  14. Government must deliver on Empowerment Strategy as they accept Labour Autism motion

    Thu Apr 29, 2021 - 04:41 pm - Alan Kelly TD Responding to the government’s acceptance, unamended of Labour’s motion being debated tonight in the Dáil from 6pm, calling for a National Autism Empowerment Strategy by the end of July, Labour L...
  15. Clinical implications of screening delays must be examined

    Mon Apr 19, 2021 - 04:16 pm - Alan Kelly TD Labour leader and health spokesperson has called on the Head of Screening and the Chief Clinical Office of the HSE to outline the clinical implications of the backlog in national cancer screening prog...