News & Media

  1. Hike in Retail Export Scheme threshold in Brexit bill damaging for tourist-retail sector

    Wed Nov 25, 2020 - 06:59 pm - Ged Nash TD Over 1,000 jobs at risk with rise in RES threshold from 0 to €75.Government sneak in damaging change through amendment to Brexit bill.Labour’s Finance spokesperson Ged Nash TD has said that over 1...
  2. Funding of Local Government needs to be urgently reassessed

    Wed Nov 25, 2020 - 03:00 pm - Dermot Lacey Labour calls for reinstatement of €3million for a Local Area Discretionary Fund for allocation to local need and community initiatives.Ahead of tonight’s Dublin City Council Budget 2021 meeting, t...
  3. Dire situation in the meat industry shows need for Government action on sick pay now

    Wed Nov 25, 2020 - 11:39 am - Senator Marie Sherlock Labour spokesperson on Employment Affairs, Senator Marie Sherlock, has said that dire conditions in the meat industry show the urgent need for sick pay, and has called on the Government to take immedi...
  4. Women’s Aid report highlights need to pass Harassment, Harmful Communications and Related Offences Bill

    Wed Nov 25, 2020 - 10:33 am - Senator Ivana Bacik Today, Wednesday 25th November 2020, on the International Day for the Elimination of Violence against Women, Labour Party Spokesperson for Children, Disability, Equality and Integration, Senator Ivana...
  5. Apology needed for Carlow students

    Tue Nov 24, 2020 - 06:32 pm - Aodhán Ó Ríordáin TD Labour education spokesperson Aodhán Ó Ríordáin has called for an apology to the students in Presentation College Carlow saying“The school management team at Presentation College Carlow should a...
  6. Full eviction ban needs to be extended beyond Level 5 restrictions

    Tue Nov 24, 2020 - 06:25 pm - Senator Rebecca Moynihan Labour Housing Spokesperson, Senator Rebecca Moynihan has called for the eviction ban to be extended beyond the current Level 5 restrictions.Senator Moynihan was speaking after it was announced that a...
  7. Poor take up of Credit Guarantee Scheme Loans must be examined

    Tue Nov 24, 2020 - 06:07 pm - Aodhán Ó Ríordáin TD Clear that loan schemes have failed so far to support Irish enterprises.Only half of applicants have been approved and €53m drawdown.With the government extending the €2bn Credit Guarantee Scheme ...
  8. We Must Begin to Measure What Really Matters” - Nash Launches Measuring Quality of Life in Ireland Bill  

    Tue Nov 24, 2020 - 05:54 pm - Ged Nash TD Labour Bill proposes new and holistic way of measuring economic, social and environmental wellbeing and progress New quality of life metrics will help policy makers targe...
  9. Bacik and Kelly launch 'Born Here Belong Here' petition, seek support for Labour Citizenship Bill

    Tue Nov 24, 2020 - 11:30 am - Senator Ivana Bacik Today at Leinster House, Labour Party leader Alan Kelly and Party spokesperson on Children, Equality, Disability and Integration, Senator Ivana Bacik, launched a petition to support Labour’s Irish N...
  10. Strong Tracing system for Covid cases and rollout plan for vaccine needed

    Mon Nov 23, 2020 - 02:58 pm - Alan Kelly TD Kelly calls for leaders to be briefed by Government in advance of Thursday announcement.Detailed roll-out plan for Covid-19 vaccine must be published. With a crucial decision on exiting level 5 due la...
  11. How are we supposed to take Government seriously on climate change if the Climate Action Delivery Board hasn’t met in a year

    Mon Nov 23, 2020 - 12:27 pm - Duncan Smith TD Comprehensive explanation needed from Minister RyanLabour Spokesperson on Climate Action, Duncan Smith T.D has questioned why the high-level group for the Governments climate action strategy hasn’t ...
  12. All-of-Government approach needed to end Direct Provision

    Mon Nov 23, 2020 - 11:25 am - Senator Ivana Bacik Responding to an article in Sunday’s edition of the Business Post which reports on the concerns expressed by Housing officials about the implementation of the Catherine Day advisory group’s r...
  13. Minister’s belated decision to finally outlaw co-living is welcome – new guidelines needed on PBSA

    Mon Nov 23, 2020 - 10:44 am - Senator Rebecca Moynihan Legislation needed to ban developers converting student accommodation into tourist accommodation.Labour Housing Spokesperson, Senator Rebecca Moynihan has welcomed the decision by Housing Minister Dar...
  14. Tentative progress on greenhouse emissions welcome - low hanging fruit is not the solution to climate change

    Fri Nov 20, 2020 - 01:56 pm - Duncan Smith TD Action needed on transport emissions, infrastructure like MetroLink must be prioritisedBig polluters need to be tackledSpeaking after the release of provisional emissions figures for 2019 published by...
  15. Justice Committee should hold hearings on the Judicial Appointment Process

    Fri Nov 20, 2020 - 12:14 pm - Brendan Howlin TD With the ongoing controversy over the appointment process used for the most recent Supreme Court vacancy, Labour Party Justice spokesperson Brendan Howlin has today written to the Oireachtas Justice C...