News & Media

  1. Hands-off approach to aviation from Govt must end – Smith asks for Dáil debate

    Sat Jun 12, 2021 - 10:06 am - Duncan Smith TD Emergency Dáil debate needed as 480 jobs lost and regional connectivity devastated.Clairty needed on what was done to save PSO routes.Constant delay on antigen testing unacceptable.After Stobart Air ...
  2. Labour proposes direct investment in school football

    Fri Jun 11, 2021 - 11:36 am - Aodhán Ó Ríordáin TD With Euro2020 finally kicking off, the Labour Party have published a new proposal calling for the creation of a transition year programme in participating schools to develop a football academy structu...
  3. Failure to freeze rents and secure tenancies in latest Govt proposals

    Wed Jun 9, 2021 - 04:49 pm - Senator Rebecca Moynihan Responding to the tenancy measures announced by the Minister for Housing today, Labour Housing spokesperson Rebecca Moynihan said there were but that what’s proposed it will do very little to protec...
  4. Sick pay proposals are here - at last - but concerns remain for low-paid workers

    Wed Jun 9, 2021 - 03:14 pm - Senator Marie Sherlock Labour’s employment spokesperson Senator Marie Sherlock has said that the memo from cabinet, while late, is welcome - but expressed serious concern over the impact of the Government’s sick leave p...
  5. Afforestation targets are key to climate action bill

    Wed Jun 9, 2021 - 02:22 pm - Seán Sherlock TD Amendment to set afforestation targets ruled out of orderSpeaking at the Committee Stage of the Climate Action and Low Carbon Development (Amendment) Bill 2021, Labour Party Agricultural spokesperson ...
  6. Ivana Bacik outlines vision for Dublin Bay South

    Wed Jun 9, 2021 - 10:00 am - Senator Ivana Bacik Labour candidate in the Dublin Bay South bye-election, Ivana Bacik, today officially launched her campaign and outlined her priorities for Dublin Bay South.Joined by Labour Party Leader, Alan Kelly, T...
  7. Foot dragging on Sick Pay for All unacceptable

    Mon Jun 7, 2021 - 09:00 am - Senator Marie Sherlock Labour employment affairs spokesperson Senator Marie Sherlock has urged the Tánaiste and Minister for Business to stop foot dragging and implement sick pay for all. Nine months after Labour published...
  8. Public Childcare model needed as costs spiral for parents

    Sat Jun 5, 2021 - 09:01 am - Senator Ivana Bacik Responding to the Irish Independent report that parents are facing increased childcare costs of up to 20%, Labour spokesperson Ivana Bacik said there was an urgent need for a public childcare option, ...
  9. 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...
  10. Homes should be affordable for single people too

    Fri Jun 4, 2021 - 01:29 pm - Senator Rebecca Moynihan Government rejects Labour amendment to make 20% of affordable housing available for single income householdsSpeaking after a debate on affordable housing, Labour housing spokesperson Rebecca Moynihan ...
  11. GAA games should be free to air over the next few weeks

    Fri Jun 4, 2021 - 11:44 am - Senator Mark Wall Sky Sports and GAA should allow games to be broadcast on free to air channels over next six weeks.With the upcoming senior GAA inter-county games only available to view with a Sky Sports subscription,...
  12. Bacik backs bill to end Airbnb monopolisation of the housing market

    Thu Jun 3, 2021 - 10:25 am - Senator Ivana Bacik Dublin Bay South candidate Senator Ivana Bacik has said if elected, she would work to implement legislation to end Airbnb’s grasp on the housing market in Dublin and other cities. Citing a report by...
  13. Workers’ rights cannot be the price paid for flexibility

    Thu Jun 3, 2021 - 10:05 am - Senator Marie Sherlock Labour Bill would address the power imbalance between workers and app platforms.Brings our employment code up to date and stamps out bogus self-employment.Allows access to information about the algori...
  14. Less funds, more State investment in housing required

    Thu Jun 3, 2021 - 06:36 am - Senator Rebecca Moynihan Labour housing spokesperson Rebecca Moynihan has said the time has come to end the State reliance on investment funds to solve Ireland’s housing crisis. Citing the ESRI report published today, ...
  15. 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...