News & Media

  1. Minister’s apparent U-turn on co-living – disappointing and dispiriting

    Sun Oct 25, 2020 - 02:07 pm - Senator Rebecca Moynihan Minister has fudged the issue since he took officeAlready an oversupply of shared accommodationSpeaking after it was revealed in the Sunday Times that a report by Department of Housing officials has m...
  2. PUP Payments should not affect SUSI Grant application

    Sun Oct 25, 2020 - 12:04 pm - Senator Annie Hoey Labour Spokesperson on Higher Education Senator Annie Hoey is calling for any and all Pandemic Unemployment Payments to be automatically included in the income disregard for applicants to the SUSI gra...
  3. Minister must attend Oireachtas Education Committee after hand sanitiser bungle

    Fri Oct 23, 2020 - 07:19 pm - Aodhán Ó Ríordáin TD Answers needed as to why it took the Department two days to tell schools to withdraw the faulty hand sanitiser after it emerged they knew on Tuesday.Labour T.D Aodhán Ó Ríordáin has written to the...
  4. Mother & Baby Homes Bill’s passage highlights continued need to engage with survivors

    Fri Oct 23, 2020 - 04:49 pm - Senator Ivana Bacik Speaking on the passage of the Commission of Investigation (Mother and Baby Homes and certain related Matters) Records, and another Matter, Bill 2020, Labour Group Seanad leader and Spokespe...
  5. Answers needed on why Covid testing centre will close due to staff shortages

    Fri Oct 23, 2020 - 11:45 am - Alan Kelly TD Donnelly needs to address the impact this will have on testing and what contingency measures will be put in placeAnswers are needed on the National Virus Reference Laboratory testing facility, the cou...
  6. Answers needed on delay in recalling hand sanitiser

    Fri Oct 23, 2020 - 09:01 am - Aodhán Ó Ríordáin TD Audit needed of all the products used in schools and system that verifies that they are safeIssuing a press release at 11pm effectively closing affected schools is not acceptableLabour Education Spoke...
  7. Utility disconnection ban must be reinstated as we enter Level 5

    Thu Oct 22, 2020 - 02:46 pm - Senator Marie Sherlock Labour Senator Marie Sherlock has called on the Commission for the Regulation of Utilities (CRU) to reinstate the moratorium on utility disconnections which existed from March until June, as the count...
  8. Changes to FF Renters Bill weak and watery – will not protect renters

    Thu Oct 22, 2020 - 02:22 pm - Senator Rebecca Moynihan The changes to the Fianna Fáil Residential Tenancies Bill being brought through the Oireachtas at the moment do not go far enough and will not protect renters according to Labour Housing Spokesperson...
  9. Restrictions on partners in maternity hospitals need to be reviewed on compassionate grounds

    Thu Oct 22, 2020 - 01:37 pm - Alan Kelly TD Labour Leader Alan Kelly has called on the Government to consider modifying the restrictions on partners not being allowed to accompany or visit expectant mothers during and after pregnancy. Speaking ...
  10. Nigerian Ambassador should be called in after multiple killings of peaceful protestors

    Thu Oct 22, 2020 - 11:43 am - Brendan Howlin TD Amnesty describes shootings of protestors as extrajudicial executions.Those responsible must be held accountable.Responding to the lethal use of force against peaceful protestors in Nigeria, Labour Fo...
  11. 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...
  12. 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...
  13. 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...
  14. 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...
  15. 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...