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  1. Minister needs to announce a financial package this week, if schools are to return in September

    Tue Jul 7, 2020 - 05:03 pm - Aodhán Ó Ríordáin TD The Minister for Education needs to announce a financial package this week, if schools are to return in September as intended according to Labour Education Spokesperson Aodhán Ó Ríordáin.Ó Ríord...
  2. Report on children's Experiences of Direct Provision “troubling”

    Tue Jul 7, 2020 - 04:03 pm - Senator Ivana Bacik The Labour Party’s spokesperson on Children, Disability, Equality and Integration, Senator Ivana Bacik has described as “troubling” a report on the experiences of children in Direct Provision, p...
  3. New parents must not be forced to choose between childcare and returning to work

    Tue Jul 7, 2020 - 02:18 pm - Senator Marie Sherlock The Government must step up and support new parents who are being faced with an unacceptable choice between securing childcare and fully returning to work, according to Labour Spokesperson on Employme...
  4. Labour Leader Alan Kelly announces new team of spokespeople

    Tue Jul 7, 2020 - 11:00 am - Alan Kelly TD Speaking at the launch of the Labour Party’s spokesperson team, Labour Party Leader, Alan Kelly TD, has said with a new Government in place, the work of the Labour Party is now focused on holding th...
  5. Minister needs to address the case of Leaving Cert students who may not be eligible for predicted grades

    Mon Jul 6, 2020 - 03:41 pm - Aodhán Ó Ríordáin TD The Minister for Education needs to address the case of Leaving Cert students who may be ineligible for predicted grades because they are self-taught according to Labour Education Spokesperson Aodhán...
  6. Councils should employ wardens to maintain social distancing – Tuffy

    Mon Jul 6, 2020 - 09:58 am - Cllr Joanna Tuffy City and County Councils should employ social distancing wardens according to Cllr. Joanna Tuffy, Labour Councillor on South Dublin County Council.Cllr. Tuffy said: “Council social distancing warden...
  7. An Bord Pleanála website needs to be updated to allow for online appeals – Moynihan

    Mon Jul 6, 2020 - 09:39 am - Senator Rebecca Moynihan An Bord Pleanála need to update their website to allow people to submit planning observations or objections online according to Labour Senator Rebecca Moynihan.Moynihan says the move is necessary to ...
  8. First act of new Housing Minister should be to rescind co-living guidelines - Moynihan

    Thu Jul 2, 2020 - 11:35 am - Senator Rebecca Moynihan The first act of the new Housing Minister should be to suspend the guidelines for co-living according to Labour Party Senator Rebecca Moynihan. Moynihan was speaking after the new Minister said on Tod...
  9. Failure to appoint more women Ministers a missed opportunity - Bacik

    Thu Jul 2, 2020 - 11:19 am - Senator Ivana Bacik The failure to appoint more women to the Cabinet and as Junior Ministers is a missed opportunity, and there is more work to be done to achieve gender equality in the Dáil, accordi...
  10. New Education Minister has failed her first test, safe return of schools impossible without a financial package – Ó Ríordáin

    Wed Jul 1, 2020 - 07:15 pm - Aodhán Ó Ríordáin TD The New Education Minister has failed her first test according to Labour Education Spokesperson Aodhán Ó Ríordáin and the safe return of all pupils to school will be impossible unless the Departme...
  11. Residential Tenancies Act should be reviewed – Moynihan

    Wed Jul 1, 2020 - 04:13 pm - Senator Rebecca Moynihan The Residential Tenancies Act should be reviewed in order to strengthen the rights of tenants, according to Labour Senator Rebecca Moynihan.Moynihan was speaking after the launch of a research report ...
  12. Minister should extend SUSI deadline further and provide clarity on income eligibility rules

    Wed Jul 1, 2020 - 12:02 pm - Senator Annie Hoey The priority deadline for new applicants to SUSI should be extended beyond the July 9th and students need clarity on their grant eligibility if their income has been affected by Covid-19 according to ...
  13. New Defence Minister must address ICTU recognition for staff bodies

    Wed Jul 1, 2020 - 10:21 am - Senator Mark Wall No commitment given in Programme for Government, as papers lodged in High CourtFollowing the lodgement of papers in the High Court by PDFORRA, Labour Senator Mark Wall has said the new Minister for De...
  14. Kelly calls on new Minister for Health to restore services to St.Brigid’s Hospital

    Tue Jun 30, 2020 - 04:29 pm - Alan Kelly TD Labour Party Leader Alan Kelly TD, pressed the new Minister for Health to signal when services will resume in St.Brigid’s Hospital in Carrick-on-Suir.Deputy Kelly said:“During my first opportunity...
  15. Council of Europe finding underlines urgent need to tackle gender pay gap

    Tue Jun 30, 2020 - 10:14 am - Senator Ivana Bacik Following yesterday’s finding by the Council of Europe European Committee of Social Rights that Ireland is in violation of the European Social Charter on women’s rights to equality at work, Labour...