News & Media

  1. 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...
  2. Labour Trade Unionists encourage real dialogue on a Common Left Platform

    Wed May 12, 2021 - 01:32 pm - Statement by Labour Trade Unionists marking the anniversary of the execution of our founder, James Connolly.Labour Trade Union representatives have today encouraged real dialogue on Common Left Platfo...
  3. Bacik calls for greater provision of playing fields and recreational space in Dublin Bay South

    Wed May 12, 2021 - 01:13 pm - Senator Ivana Bacik Minister for Defence refuses request for transfer of playing pitch at Cathal Brugha BarracksSenator Ivana Bacik, prospective Labour candidate in the Dublin Bay South Bye-Election, reacted today to new...
  4. Facebook content moderators’ work under shameful conditions - Government must act

    Wed May 12, 2021 - 12:31 pm - Senator Marie Sherlock Facebook content moderators’ continue to work under shameful conditions.Labour employment affairs spokesperson Marie Sherlock said there is an urgent need to extend health and safety legislation to ...
  5. Time for a National Community Garden and Spaces Policy

    Wed May 12, 2021 - 12:23 pm - Senator Mark Wall Pandemic has highlighted the urgent need for the development of A National Community Garden and Spaces policy.Housing emergency needs more than bricks and mortar solutions.Labour Senator Mark Wall has...
  6. Publication of Long-Awaited Government Information and Tracing Legislation Welcome

    Tue May 11, 2021 - 04:26 pm - Senator Ivana Bacik Labour Senator Ivana Bacik has welcomed the publication of ‘long-awaited’ information and tracing legislation by Minister for Children, Disability, Equality and Integration Roderic O’Gorman.Sena...
  7. 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...
  8. Housing Minister has power to act on Cuckoo Funds now

    Tue May 11, 2021 - 02:33 pm - Senator Rebecca Moynihan Could issue guidelines under Section 28 of the Planning and Development ActLabour Housing spokesperson Senator Rebecca Moynihan has highlighted the powers available to the Minister under the Planning ...
  9. Summer provision without ‘Catch Up’ programme fundamentally misunderstands damage of pandemic

    Tue May 11, 2021 - 01:47 pm - Aodhán Ó Ríordáin TD Labour education spokesperson Aodhán Ó Ríordáin described the announcement of summer provision without a targeted ‘Catch Up’ fund as dangerous and damaging. Deputy Ó Ríordáin said the fact ...
  10. Escalating violence in Jerusalem and Gaza is appalling

    Tue May 11, 2021 - 11:52 am - Brendan Howlin TD Labour Foreign Affairs spokesperson Brendan Howlin has condemned the recent actions of the Israeli government which has led to an escalation of violence in East Jerusalem and Gaza, called for an end t...
  11. Government’s investor led approach is locking generation rent out of the dream of home ownership

    Tue May 11, 2021 - 09:32 am - Senator Rebecca Moynihan The ESRI report due to be published this week bluntly shows Government’s investor led approach is locking generation rent out of the dream of home ownership. Labour housing spokesperson Senator Rebe...
  12. Ireland needs a New Fair Deal for care

    Mon May 10, 2021 - 03:42 pm - Senator Ivana Bacik The Government must confront the challenges of its broken care model and our ageing population.A New Fair Deal for care would see an amendment to the Fair Deal scheme to enable families to draw down f...
  13. Lack of urgency on Investment Fund tax measures from government revealing

    Mon May 10, 2021 - 02:37 pm - Ged Nash TD Labour calling for targeted increase in Stamp Duty.Changes to Revenue rules should also be possible.After a week of speculation about measures that the government might introduce on investment funds b...
  14. 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 ...
  15. Welcome news on Summer Provision, but Catch Up Scheme still needed

    Mon May 10, 2021 - 01:12 pm - Senator Ivana Bacik Welcoming the doubling of school summer provision programmes this year, Labour spokesperson for Children Senator Ivana Bacik has called on the Minister to support this step with a full ‘Catch Up for...